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Apple antitrust inquiry tipped over iPhone OS 4.0 SDK

Apple antitrust inquiry tipped over iPhone OS 4.0 SDK

Apple could soon be the subject of antitrust investigations, if rumors of an inquiry by either the Department of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission turn out to be true.  According to the NYPost, both watchdogs are currently negotiating as to which will take responsibility for looking into Apple's recently tightened iPhone OS development platform rules, which basically made it mandatory for coders to use the Cupertino company's own SDK rather than cross-platform-friendly tools.

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iPhone OS 4.0 in the year that changed everything

iPhone OS 4.0 in the year that changed everything

We've barely put the first quarter of the year behind us and it's already shaping up to be one that will be noted as an inflection point going forward. We're going to remember 2010 as the year that changed everything. I've talked in the past about the velocity of mobile and the rate and pace of innovation; now we've seen the next step in that process with Apple's news of iPhone OS 4.0.

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iPhone OS 4.0 SDK limits dev compiler choice; Adobe Flash CS5 scuppered before launch

iPhone OS 4.0 SDK limits dev compiler choice; Adobe Flash CS5 scuppered before launch

Steve Jobs made plenty of noise yesterday about the 1,500+ new APIs for iPhone OS developers to play with in OS 4.0, but its taken some SDK sifting to turn up some of the less impressive changes.  A section of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement has been amended to not only deny access to private APIs but also prescribe which languages can be used to create apps: C, C++ and Objective-C.  The change means that developers looking to use the Adobe Flash to iPhone compiler in the upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release will have to think again, together with those already using MonoTouch and Appcelerator.

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking Shown Off in Video

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking Shown Off in Video

Despite getting all sorts of coverage this morning, leading up to a great wrap-up article, we understand that for most people, seeing is believing. And, we mean other than the written word, about someone else seeing it in action. Videos are great, aren't they? And we know that you probably want to see what iPhone OS 4.0 is all about, at least in the whole multitasking category, right? It's been a long time coming, and we understand if you can't be a little more patient. So, let's just get right into it.

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iPhone OS 4.0 wrap-up

iPhone OS 4.0 wrap-up

Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 preview has been and gone, and the aftermath is a much more appealing OS not only for the iPhone but for the new iPad.  As anticipated, the biggest draw of today's event was multitasking, with Apple telling us it's taken them four iterations of the iPhone OS to get it just right.  Elsewhere there's a new social gaming network for competing with both friends and strangers, a unified inbox and folders for better organising email and apps, and a new iAd advertising platform.

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 SDK Available Now

If you're a fan of the iPhone OS 4.0 right now, and you've tied to the developer program for Apple's mobile devices, then you can go ahead and have your say with the new mobile Operating System. iPhone OS 4.0 SDK is available right now for developers. This is the first of the Betas, so be sure to keep that in mind. And, as always, Apple suggests that you don't put this on your own, personal device, and keep it on your testing devices, because it is Beta, and bugs do happen.

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Introduces Game Center: Social Gaming Network

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Introduces Game Center: Social Gaming Network

One of the best parts of the iPhone, along with the whole phone thing, is the fact that it's got a vast App Store with plenty of games out there. In fact, they've got a monstrous list, at 50,700 total games, and it rakes in somewhere in the ballpark of $500 million in revenue for the company. So, obviously mobile gaming is something that Apple wants to capitalize on, and sure enough, they've introduced Game Center for iPhone OS 4.0.

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