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WIMM One Micro App Store Beta opens today

WIMM One Micro App Store Beta opens today

The coolest little watchband-based Android computer in the world, the WIMM One, is today letting loose its own Micro App Store. This device is currently out in the same form as we did a WIMM One Developer Kit full review of some weeks ago, and today it gets its own app store in beta form and one big software update! This software update will axe a series of bugs and allow the device to work with the app store as it launches via the web this afternoon.

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Pokemon Fake removed from App Store while fans remain stalwart

Pokemon Fake removed from App Store while fans remain stalwart

This week there's been a proverbial firestorm surrounding the undeniably massive amount of downloads of a Pokemon Yellow fake app in the iTunes App Store. Now it's been taken down (because it was fake, and for the most part didn't work), but the fans looking to actually have a working copy of Pokemon for their iPhone remain wanting. It's a matter of Nintendo not wanting to get in to the mobile world outside of their own cartridge-based gaming systems, and because Pokemon is a massive hero game for the Nintendo line of devices, fans have been and will continue to be waiting for quite some time for an official release.

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PSA: PokeMon apps for iPhone and Android are fake

PSA: PokeMon apps for iPhone and Android are fake

This week the fact that a illegitimate clone of the game PokeMon Yellow (the special Pikachu edition, that is) is busting up the charts in the iTunes App Store charts for most popular download. While the game might download decently, you should note that the vast majority of people who have fallen for the promise of a PokeMon mobile game have found the game to not work in the slightest beyond the start screen. The same is true of Android with any app you download at the moment with the PokeMon name on it: Nintendo has not yet brought the game to the market, so whatever you're downloading - it's not the real deal.

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Dash Race for iPhone Review

Dash Race for iPhone Review

The game Dash Race is just about the most unique racing game you're going to find on any platform - and I say that having played my fair share. What you'll do in this iPhone-based pencil and grid racing game is draw lines from one square to the next, each player taking turns to see who can best the other in their mathematically calculated set of turns and straightaways. This game is derived from a game that you may have played while wasting time between classes in high school - in this case you won't have to do any of the calculating yourself (unless of course you want to.)

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Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

The folks at Apple have announced the soon to be hit 25 billion downloads mark from the iTunes App Store - that is, all apps downloaded for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. These apps number in the millions, and now the downloads of these apps have nearly reached the 25th billion - that's no tiny mile mark. When the 25 billionth download is hit, the person to grab that final download is said to be eligible to win a $10,000 App Store Gift Card - you could download the whole darn place with that kind of cash!

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Apple privacy changes could impact 1000s of apps

Apple privacy changes could impact 1000s of apps

Potentially thousands of apps could be forced to update when Apple introduces new contact data rules for App Store software, as the company reacts to outcries around content privacy. Apple confirmed the incoming data protection changes yesterday, after popular social network app Path was found to upload each user's contacts to its servers without notifying them first. However, according to research last year, there could be thousands of apps doing similar things.

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Apple releases Contact Data Privacy statement

Apple releases Contact Data Privacy statement

Today Apple has released a statement regarding user's contact data in iOS apps downloaded from the official App Store. This information comes amid allegations that the Path application for iPhone had been harvesting user information without user authorization. Apple's statement today assures users that any application sharing or keeping information belonging to a user without that user's consent is against Apple policy.

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Apple picking iPad 3 showcase apps in final launch prep

Apple picking iPad 3 showcase apps in final launch prep

Apple is reportedly in "crunch mode" as it completes last-minute preparations for the iPad 3 launch rumored to take place in the first week of March, lining up showcase apps to demonstrate on-stage and in subsequent advertising. That process has been accelerated, according to The Next Web's sources, with Apple apparently focusing on apps that demonstrate the third-gen tablet's graphics prowess.

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Path iPhone update live, “fixes” privacy issue

Path iPhone update live, “fixes” privacy issue

Today there's been a bit of controversy surrounding the Path app for iPhone and how it gains access to your contacts without asking you permission to do so. While its customary for such requests to go down with most major apps and is required by every single app in, for example, the Android Marketplace, it's only today become an issue for Path developers. Per the public's request though, and not a moment too soon, Path's Dave Morin has let loose an apology as well as an update to the app live in the iTunes App Store now.

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TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

TechNet study shows App Economy one gigantic job creator

The bipartisan organization of top technology executives known as TechNet has recently found that jobs that fall under the "App Economy" umbrella number in the six digits: 466,000 people in the USA alone. This study concludes that software applications for smartphones, tablets, and Facebook combined have created nearly 500,000 new jobs in the United States since 2005. This rapid increase of jobs from this environment spells good news for the technology world and especially the mobile world where app creation reigns supreme.

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