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Google Voice update lands on iOS

Google Voice update lands on iOS

We've been writing a lot about new updates for iOS apps lately, but for the first time in recent memory, we finally have more to talk about than the fact that an app has been updated to support iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Google has unleashed a new update for Google Voice on iOS, and though the changelog is still painfully short, it does come with a pair of exciting new features in tow.

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iOS developers deliver app updates for iPhone 5

iOS developers deliver app updates for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has only been available for a few days, but some iOS developers have wasted no time in pushing updates for their apps. Of course, all iOS apps are compatible with the iPhone 5, but some developers are releasing updates so their apps can take advantage of the extra screen space. Some of these developers delivered their updates on Friday, the day the iPhone 5 was released, while a steady stream of iOS devs have been launching updates throughout the weekend and into this week.

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Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Those of you hankering for another look at the incoming Firefox OS will be happy with this next piece of news. Engadget is playing host to a collection of leaked images that show off the Firefox OS Marketplace, giving us an idea of how we'll shop for apps using the OS. Of course, we use the term "shop" loosely since all of the apps that appear in the images are being offered for free, but what can you do?

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LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG is gearing up for a "new era of downloadable casual 3D games" by announcing Game World, a new casual games store for its CINEMA 3D line of Smart TVs. As you can probably imagine, Game World functions similarly to other app stores out there, allowing users to search for, purchase, and keep a collection of casual games. LG says that the games featured in Game World can be played with the company's Magic Remote, but if you're not crazy about the idea of playing video games with a remote control, many of the games also come with support for third-party gamepads.

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Google Play gift cards readied for iTunes attack

Google Play gift cards readied for iTunes attack

It's time to get physical with Google Play, the online media store where Google sells apps, music, and movies, because the big G has just revealed gift cards for retail. Just like Apple's mega-popular iTunes Gift Card initiative, Google is bringing on at least two cards to the show, prepping them for the likes of Target, Best Buy, Fry's, and retail locations across the United States. Google has not yet officially let it be known that these cards exist, but there they are, plain as day.

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Google Play App Policy tightens up

Google Play App Policy tightens up

This week Google has released a set of updated policies for developers to follow for apps hoping to be part of their official Google Play app store. There's a relatively short list of changes, but the rules have some far-reaching abilities to put it lightly. Developers are required to meet the listed policy changes as soon as possible, and any apps seen disobeying the rules will have 30 days to change or face the axe.

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Rock Band for iOS to be pulled from App Store on July 31

Rock Band for iOS to be pulled from App Store on July 31

EA confirmed yesterday that it would be pulling its two Rock Band games from the iTunes App Store by July 31, 2012. Although gamers will still be able to play them locally, both Rock Band and Rock Band Reloaded will not be available to download after the 31st. There was actually a bit of hint about it back in May when gamers opened the game and were shown a message stating that the game would expire by the end of the month. EA said it was an error, but it may have suggested something about the games' eventual removal from the App Store.

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Apple expands on Q3 earnings: App Store, iCloud, and expectations

Apple expands on Q3 earnings: App Store, iCloud, and expectations

This week Apple is letting loose not only details of this most recent financial quarter, but their expectations for the future as well. The crew speaking with investors on their Q3 financial call spoke on iCloud, noting that users of the service now number close to 150 million in all. Speaking on how they're extremely excited about iOS 6, the company's next mobile operating system release, they spoke up on how the current generation of the software has yielded fabulous results for developers, with $5.5 billion dollars paid to App Store developers this past quarter along.

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Russian developer circumvents iOS in-app purchase system [UPDATE: Apple responds]

Russian developer circumvents iOS in-app purchase system [UPDATE: Apple responds]

It wasn’t long after the introduction of the App Store on iOS before a separate app store for hacked apps appeared. Now it looks like the in-app purchasing system may have been circumvented without requiring a jailbreak. A Russian developer has created two certificates that can be installed on an iOS device that tricks apps into believing in-app purchases have been made, all without contacting Apple’s servers.

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