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Sony and DirecTV bringing NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3

Sony and DirecTV bringing NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3

Sony and DirecTV have announced that they've teamed up once again this year to bring PS3 owners access to NFL Sunday Ticket. The two companies did the same thing last year, but there's one key difference this time around: the price. Users "without access" to DirecTV can get NFL Sunday Ticket on PS3 for $299.95, which - even though it sounds pretty expensive - is a bit cheaper than it was last year.

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‘Super PAC App’ for iPhone dishes details on political ads

‘Super PAC App’ for iPhone dishes details on political ads

We're just a few short months away from the General Election, and unsurprisingly, political ads are everywhere. Super PACs are everywhere too, funneling millions of dollars in funding into campaigns on both sides. It seems like there's a new Super PAC every day, and with names like American Crossroads, Americans for Freedom, and yes, even American Sunrise, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. What's a politics junkie to do?

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Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

Department of Justice, FBI seize three Android pirate sites

The federal government has continued its crack down on piracy, with the Department of Justice announcing that three different sites which market pirated Android apps have been shut down. The websites in question - applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com - are now all under the government's control, and all three display the same copyright notice that has graced Megaupload for the better part of the year. The DoJ says that this is the first time any websites relating to pirated mobile apps have been shut down.

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Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Honda announces HondaLink service for 2013 Accord

Keeping up with America's need to be constantly connected, Honda has unveiled its new HondaLink service, which will be featured in the new Accord (along with future Honda models). The service is the result of a partnership between Honda and Aha and allows drivers to listen to a selection of Internet-based stations, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp restaurant listings. In order to use HondaLink, consumers will need to download the HondaLink app for either iOS or Android and then link their phone to their car via Bluetooth. Since the service is completely controlled through this smartphone app, HondaLink won't need its own data plan to function.

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ARM launches toolkit for Android – Promises better performance than Java code

ARM launches toolkit for Android – Promises better performance than Java code

Today, ARM announced their new Android development toolkit, Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition (CE). The free software will let Android developers create applications that can run up to four times faster than Java code on Android. What makes it unique compared to the SDK and NDK development tools is that DS-5 CE will help developers to be more energy efficient in terms of performance.

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Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

On April 10th, 2009, Apple started a contest for those who love the App Store, and downloading applications from it. They announced that they were catching up to the 1 billion downloads mark, and to celebrate the company wanted to hand out a $10,000 iTunes gift card, along with a few other prizes. On April 24th, they closed down the contest, as they officially passed the 1 billion downloads mark. Now, Apple is ready to celebrate again, as they've put up the app download counter again, this time tracking their arrival at 10 billion downloads. And once again, you could win if you're lucky enough.

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Toyota Entune Puts the Mobile in Mobile Applications

Toyota Entune Puts the Mobile in Mobile Applications

Applications are moving away from just the smartphone, or even the feature phone. As they become a very part of people's lives, they need to be incorporated into more than just the phone. That's why car companies are putting them into their vehicles, and the way that we use our cars is changing faster and faster. Toyota wants to put themselves at the forefront of that movement, and the company is unveiling their take on the mobile application -- making it mobile. Toyota's Entune is a new way for people to use applications with their car, all while focusing on the safety that's so necessary.

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Apple’s App Store Gross Revenue to be $2 Billion in 2011, According to Citibank

Apple’s App Store Gross Revenue to be $2 Billion in 2011, According to Citibank

When the App Store launched, apps on your smartphone were just a novelty. But as the applications got better, and ultimately more advanced, the money started rolling in. Finding an application for something you need, whether it be a quick way to balance your checkbook, or some game that will keep you entertained on the spot, is one reason why Apple's App Store is so popular, and keeps raking in the money. According to a new report from Citibank, it doesn't look like that momentum is going anywhere, and in fact, will probably pick up in 2011.

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Applications and Games

Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Now Has 5,000 Applications and Games

As far as milestones go, reaching a certain number of applications in your digital storefront is one of them. And when you reach 5,000, at a pretty breakneck pace no less, that's certainly something for any company to celebrate. As we're sure that the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft is doing, with news that the Marketplace is reaching that milestone by the end of the day on Tuesday, with 5,000 applications and games available for purchase.

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Palm’s Hot Apps Winners Finally Unveiled, Angry Birds Takes Top Position

Palm’s Hot Apps Winners Finally Unveiled, Angry Birds Takes Top Position

Back in March, we told you about the PDK Hot Apps competition that Palm was holding, hoping to get some of the best mobile applications shown off for their webOS-based devices. In the process, application developers had the opportunity to win upwards of $100,000 in prize money. And, finally, while the competition ended a couple of weeks ago, Palm has finally unveiled who the winners were, and in which category.

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