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Reminder: our WIMM Spring Developers Project has come to a close!

Reminder: our WIMM Spring Developers Project has come to a close!

Last week we held our Spring Developers Project featuring the WIMM One developer kit, a lovely tiny device with the power to run Android and a slew of "Micro Apps" which take full advantage of the fact that this object functions best as a watch! We had developers and everyday average brilliant citizens submit ideas for their own futuristic Micro Apps the whole week, and the results were more than encouraging - they were downright excellent! Ten of our favorites were chosen from the pack, and what we've got here is one final reminder that each of the following users had what we consider the latest and greatest in submitted Micro App coolness!

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WIMM One Micro App Store Beta opens today

WIMM One Micro App Store Beta opens today

The coolest little watchband-based Android computer in the world, the WIMM One, is today letting loose its own Micro App Store. This device is currently out in the same form as we did a WIMM One Developer Kit full review of some weeks ago, and today it gets its own app store in beta form and one big software update! This software update will axe a series of bugs and allow the device to work with the app store as it launches via the web this afternoon.

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Join in on SlashGear’s WIMM Spring Developers Project!

Join in on SlashGear’s WIMM Spring Developers Project!

It’s time to work with SlashGear and WIMM to bring you into the next generation of Android-based wristwatch-sized fun and interaction with our WIMM Spring Developers Project! What we’ve got here is a set of TEN WIMM One developer preview kits (Be sure to check out SlashGear's review of the WIMM One developer preview kit here!) ready to distribute to you, but what we need in return is your ideas for what a watchface-sized Android device should or could be capable of! It’s an ideas project, ladies and gentlemen, and we want you to use your mind to bring a WIMM One unit directly to your wrist!

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone Sales Silence Speaks Volumes

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Sales Silence Speaks Volumes

Microsoft's quarterly financial results today make for great reading if you're a shareholder, with a record $20.9bn in revenue, but are less reassuring if you're a Windows Phone fan. The big software company broke down Windows 7 licensing numbers, spilled its Bing search share and gleefully detailed Xbox 360 and Kinect sensor sales, but Microsoft's smartphone OS merited little more than a vague mention of "a lot of excitement." This was Microsoft's most obvious opportunity to hammer home whatever dent Windows Phone had made in the mobile market; that it didn't leaves us more than a little concerned.

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iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

iPhone 4S fuels rocketing Apple demand in Q4 2011

Android continues to rule the roost in the smartphone segment, in terms of sheer numbers at least, but Apple's iPhone 4S launch bucked the overall trend in Q4 2011 with huge demand almost outweighing new Android sales. The figures, collected by Nielsen, suggest over 46-percent of US smartphone owners use an Android device in the final quarter of 2011, compared to 30-percent using an iPhone. However, by December, almost 45-percent of new smartphone buyers opted for one of Apple's handsets.

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Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

Good-bye CDs: Digital downloads overshadowing physical sales

If Steve Jobs could see the figures for digital downloads today, there would be a big sheepish grin on his face. After promising to reinvent the music industry with the iPod over ten years ago, that promise is now ringing true. For the first time in the U.S. physical sales have been overshadowed by digital downloads. Adding salt to an open wound, digital downloads have not only increased to surpass the competition, but physical sales have actually fallen 5%, Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard reported.

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Yahoo! US tipped target of $6bn buy-out bid

Yahoo! US tipped target of $6bn buy-out bid

Yahoo! could have finally found a buyer, for its US business at least, with reports that a private equity firm is considering a $5bn-6bn bid for the beleaguered giant. Thomas H. Lee Partners' US-centric strategy differs from that of rivals, Reuters' sources claim, which are considering staged minority investments of around 20-percent; that would keep them under the trigger for shareholder approval, allowing Yahoo!'s board greater flexibility in choosing its new partners.

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iPad 2 is holiday must-have

iPad 2 is holiday must-have

Finding something the whole family can agree on at Christmas is usually a nightmare, but it seems as long as what's in giftwrap is rectangular, has a 9.7-inch touchscreen and an Apple logo, then kids, teenagers and adults will be happy. Market researchers Nielsen claim Apple's iPad is the most coveted gadget, rating the highest for buying-interest over the next six months in both the 6-12 and 13+ brackets. Non-Apple tablets, meanwhile, languish behind in fifth place.

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Android becoming more popular in US

Android becoming more popular in US

Metrics firm Nielsen has unveiled new statistics that came from a survey that was done in August. The new survey showed that things are looking better for Android than it was back in July. The latest figures show that as of August Android smartphones are owned by 43% of all smartphone users. The metrics also indicate that the market is starting to lean towards Android for new users.

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IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

IDC: tablets, smartphones to surpass PCs in internet use by 2015

According to a new report from market research firm IDC, mobile internet usage on smartphones and tablets will surpass internet usage on PCs by 2015. The firm predicts that devices like the iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets would grow at an average of 16.6 percent annually, while PC use would eventually decline as the tablet market picks up.

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