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Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

Spotify for iPad arrives fashionably late

It's time to party with the Spotify app for iPad, this being one of the last giant platforms for the application in its mobile form and certainly a beast of a battleground for the big green streaming music group. You've got several new elements coming your way for any iPad, but of course this application has been fine-tuned for the iPad 3, starting with Retina-quality graphics.

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Skype 4.0 update hits iOS

Skype 4.0 update hits iOS

One of the most popular video chat applications on earth has been updated to version 4.0 for the iPhone and iPad, it here having several stability and user interface tweaks as it hits the airwaves. This application is a totally free download, as always, and works with your device's front-facing camera to allow you to video chat back and forth between mobile devices, desktop, and more. This application requires that you be running iOS version 4.3 or later as well - so update and update!

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Mac App Store hits 10,000 Apps: here’s the best

Mac App Store hits 10,000 Apps: here’s the best

As the Mac App Store passed 1 year in business earlier this year, so too has the store this month passed the 10,000 applications - with some surprising entries sitting at the top of the charts this week. Some unsurprising entries into each of the three "top" lists on the Mac App Store are Apple-made apps OS X Lion, iPhoto, and Keynote. You'll find several apps you may have never heard of before today as well, especially in the "Top Free" section of the store. This digital app store is distributed with all Mac OS X installs, and takes cues from the iTunes App Store on how the software business is evolving to a click-and-download model as fast as you can say environmentalism.

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Apple dumps Android from Chomp app engine

Apple dumps Android from Chomp app engine

Apple has slashed Android support from its Chomp app discovery engine acquisition, excising Google's open-source OS and making the service iOS-only ahead of a tipped App Store revolution. Bought back in February, Chomp uses a custom algorithm to organize and recommend mobile apps by their functionality; until now, it has offered suggestions for iOS and Android, but the latter option has now been removed.

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Wii U with Android tipped for launch

Wii U with Android tipped for launch

Today Nintendo's next gaming console Wii U has been tipped to be running Android applications right out of the box. This situation is not unfounded, as Android apps have been integrated into other systems, sort of, in the past, but this time it could be much more simple than what we've seen before. Where before we've seen systems such as BlackBerry attempt to integrate Android by making the process to port apps over to their system appear relatively easy, this time Nintendo may be building Android into their system, for real, to work right alongside their own user interface and software.

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Apple Design Awards 2012 nominations open

Apple Design Awards 2012 nominations open

Apple has begun accepting nominations for the 2012 Apple Design Awards for well-designed, state of the art, and innovative apps. The awards have been based on different criteria every year since Apple began the tradition back in 1996. This year the nominees are limited to apps distributed through the App Store or the Mac App Store.

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Scalado Album Hands-on with Android

Scalado Album Hands-on with Android

This week we got the opportunity to take an early look at Scalado, and album app made for Android to work on what the developers behind the app thinks is an incomplete photo environment on the whole with the basic build of Android. What you get here is the ability to work with a lot of the features afforded to you on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and more with album separations between everything from dates to locations.

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Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Viddy gains steam with celebrity cash

Remember earlier this month when we had you take a peek at an application by the name of Viddy, otherwise known as "Instagram for video"? This week that same app has so many investors it'll make your head spin. This application is well on its way to topping the app charts for iPhone and iPad and has gotten both tech celebrities and kings of industry members like Twitter's Biz Stone to invest in it. This is the kind of backing you want if you plan on heading to the top of the app world: Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Skullcandy chairman Jeff Kearl, and none other than Shakira.

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Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

The developers at Viddy Inc have had no qualms about riding the coattails of Instagram as the latter company shot to stardom over the past few weeks - and with an interface nearly identical and videos instead of photos to boot, why shouldn't they? Made by a completely separate set of developers than the folks who brought you Instagram, this app has been described many times in it short history as "Instagram for Videos." Imagine our surprise then when we had a peek at it and it actually was!

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Four alternatives to Instagram

Four alternatives to Instagram

As Instagram gains some intense success after it's been released to Android, gets a bump for iPhone, and is purchased by Facebook for a billion dollars, you might find yourself looking for alternative apps that do essentially the same thing. We just happen to have three alternative apps ready for you to peek at right here - each of them more high quality and powerful than the last! Will you be able to pull yourself away from the simplicity and coolness of Instagram long enough to switch?

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