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iPhoto for iOS allows permalinked webspace for Photo Journals

iPhoto for iOS allows permalinked webspace for Photo Journals

The trifecta of iWork applications has finally been completed for iOS devices here at the launch of iOS 5.1 and 2012's newest iPad model, iPhoto ready to go for the summer. This version of iPhoto contains a Journal feature in which you can create your own books of photos and notes which you can then share to your heart's content by exporting to iTunes, sharing to the web, or just by turning to your friend with your iPad and saying "hey check it out." The coolest feature in the whole barrage of features this application has, as it turns out, is in the sharing field: a permanent link.

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Hello Google Play, RIP Android Market

Hello Google Play, RIP Android Market

Today Google has rebranded its massive set of markets into one: Google Play, "Pure Entertainment, Anywhere You want it to be." This new market is taking the place of the Android Market, the Music store, Books, and Video stores as well. Google has taken this evolution of their market structure and put it at the forefront of not only their digital sales for each of these different medias, but for their cloud storage services as well. What you've got here is not just a store, but a place you can access your purchases at any time from whatever device you've got that can hook in.

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Temple Run for Android release official

Temple Run for Android release official

This week the folks at Imangi Studios have officially announced availability for their upcoming release of Temple Run for Android. This game has already seen massive success on the iOS platform for both of Apple's hero devices, iPhone and iPad, and has been the Top Grossing App and Top Free App in the App Store back in January of this year - not an easy feat. There will be a FREE TO DOWNLOAD version of the app available for Android at the end of this month - March 27th to be exact, and the release will almost certainly break records if interest shown thus far is any indication.

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Apple blasts through 25 Billion App Store downloads

Apple blasts through 25 Billion App Store downloads

Apple has passed the 25 billion downloads mark in the App Store, thanking users of its iOS devices for helping the company - and the legions of iOS developers - for helping them reach the software milestone. Tipped as imminent in mid-February, the news confirms the App Store as the most active of the current software download portals. As for the winner of the 25bn downloads competition, Apple will announce who gets the $10,000 App Store gift card imminently.

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Iddiction app is like Groupon for apps

Iddiction app is like Groupon for apps

The Apple App Store has more than 578,000 apps. That's awesome. That is, except for the fact that if you're just browsing through to find an interesting app, you're likely to be overwhelmed and will never be able to find everything. The answer to that problem, according to a new company called Iddiction, is to create a daily deal platform.

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Viddy app pulled from App Store over adult content

Viddy app pulled from App Store over adult content

A video-sharing app called Viddy, which has been around for some time but has been surging recently and came into the ranks of the top five, has been pulled from the App Store. While the reason behind apps becoming disabled are never publicly announced, it's being reported that the reason is due to an increase in adult content and a lack of regulation on Viddy's part. The app's developer has denied that and said it's working with Apple to resolve the issue.

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Apple buys Chomp for App Store rework

Apple buys Chomp for App Store rework

Apple has reportedly acquired app search specialist Chomp and will use the company's team and technology to rework the App Store to make discovering new software more straightforward. Chomp - which currently offers iPhone, iPad and Android app discovery tools, as well as powering Verizon's Android app search - will be entirely subsumed into Apple, TechCrunch's sources say, with reports that high-level execs have already joined the iTunes team.

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GeoSociety for iPhone Review : a perfect Pokemon alternative

GeoSociety for iPhone Review : a perfect Pokemon alternative

Recently we've heard a whole lot about the epic release and defamation of Pokemon Yellow for iPhone, a game that turned out to be a scam and was thusly removed from the market. Because this game became so popular it reached the top 10 in the iTunes App Store before it was removed from the market, we decided to go on a hunt for the best Pokemon alternative on the market instead. Turns out there's one that stands out above the best - not necessarily because it commands its own genre, but because it replicates the original Pokemon game so precisely!

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