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Internal emails from Google allegedly show desperation over Skyhooks/Motorola deal

Internal emails from Google allegedly show desperation over Skyhooks/Motorola deal

Google and Skyhooks are fighting in court over Google blocking Skyhooks from being used on Android devices. The move came after Skyhooks, and Motorola signed a deal that some claim Google feared. Google later blocked the use of Skyhooks for Motorola claiming that the GPS data was "contaminated." The fight landed in court with Skyhooks alleging that Google blocked the use of Skyhooks service as a way to control the GPS data that Android users access.

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Skyhook sues Google over Android pseudo-GPS block claims

Skyhook sues Google over Android pseudo-GPS block claims

Skyhook is one of those useful technologies that most people aren't aware they're taking advantage of, but would miss if they were absent; the company offers positioning triangulation usingWiFi for devices that lack true GPS capabilities.  Now they're suing Google over claims that the search giant forced Motorola to drop Skyhook in favor of Google's own alternative, having changed their compliance testing rules in a way that unfavorably penalized them.

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Apple iOS Developers Found to be in better position than Android due to app Piracy

Apple iOS Developers Found to be in better position than Android due to app Piracy

According to a study conducted by Yankee Group and Skyhook, Apple users download six times more paid apps than Android users do, this indicative of a much more lucrative position for developers creating applications for Apple products exclusively. This study published today found that users in the USA download approximately 40 apps per user per year. This study also showed that Android developers make "much less" money from the sales of paid apps than Apple iOS developers, a further study of 75 Android developers showing "rampant piracy" of Android apps as the main reason why.

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Eye-Fi Pro X2 Review

Eye-Fi Pro X2 Review

Eye-Fi have managed to do - if not the impossible - then then unlikely: make camera storage fun. The new Eye-Fi Pro X2 is an 8GB SDHC memory card that promises to wirelessly transfer your photos and video to your home or work computer without demanding you mess with cables and card readers. It'll also upload shots automatically to Facebook, Flickr and other online galleries, together with geotagging them, and it'll do it faster too thanks to WiFi 802.11n and a new chipset. Still, is it worth $149.99? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Eye-Fi announce 3 new WiFi SD cards: hotspots and geotagging

Eye-Fi announce 3 new WiFi SD cards: hotspots and geotagging

Eye-Fi have announced an update to their range of WiFi-equipped SD memory cards. Now split into three models - Explore, Share and Home - various degrees of hotspot and geotagging are on offer. The top-end Explore sees Eye-Fi partner with hotspot company Wayport, allowing for automatic photo uploads in around 10,000 US hotspots. It also supports Skyhook's pseudo-GPS WiFi triangulation system to give each image location data.

iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Updates

iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Updates

So as you know, the iPhone got an update today, normally I’d point you in the direction of MyiTablet, and I still recommend you go there and check it out for more info. Today though, is a special day because there were actually some fairly cool updates this time around.

Macworld 08: Keynote Summary & Transcript

Macworld 08: Keynote Summary & Transcript

After all the usual rumor, intrigue and speculation, another Macworld Keynote comes to a close.  It's been a morning of updates and a few significant launches, with Apple TV, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPod Touch all getting new software, the introduction of $3.99 movie rentals from all of the major studios, Apple's first NAS in the shape of the Time Capsule and, of course, the super-slim, super-sexy (and already super-controversial) MacBook Air.

The full SlashGear transcript of the Keynote is after the cut, and you can guarantee that we'll be bringing you all the latest coverage of these new additions and upgrades to Apple's range over the coming days. 

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