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ESRB “T for Teens” ratings system dismissed by iOS and Android

ESRB “T for Teens” ratings system dismissed by iOS and Android

What very well could have been the next generation of rating content on a scale that disallows kids from playing the most violent and inappropriate games by their parents has essentially been shot dead before it was active by none other than the two largest mobile app providers on the planet, Apple and Google. While there certainly are other holders of the keys to the kingdom when it comes to application stores for smartphones, tablets, and everything in-between, the CTIA Mobile Application Rating System developed by the ESRB and announced this week will find a hard time holding sway when it only appears on a small cross-section of apps in the wild.

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AC/DC Pinball Rocks HD released by Gameprom, we go hands-on

AC/DC Pinball Rocks HD released by Gameprom, we go hands-on

For those of you just joining us, your humble narrator has a known love for both pinball and pinball games released on mobile devices, and because the team at Gameprom are still the reigning champions when it comes to creating pinball apps for all platforms right this moment, a new release by them tied to the classic rock band AC/DC is certainly a must-see for me. This game is put out by Sony Music Entertainment but is indeed made by the same team that brought you such games as Pinball HD and the greatest pinball game of all: Slayer Pinball Rocks HD. Let's have a peek at this newest release.

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OfficeSuite for Android free today in Amazon Appstore

OfficeSuite for Android free today in Amazon Appstore

Get your documents all in order today on the Amazon Appstore with OfficeSuite Professional 5, an Office editing app that's normally $15, completely for free. As you may or may not know, the Amazon Appstore is a place where you can pick up apps on your Android device, this app store completely separate from the official Google version, that being called the Android Marketplace. If you'll take a look at your humble narrator's original Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore, it will all become abundantly clear. Today the Amazon Appstore is giving away no less than your one-stop shop for everything Office.

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Android eclipses Apple’s iOS as app download leader

Android eclipses Apple’s iOS as app download leader

According to ABI Research firm its become apparent that inside the second quarter of 2011, Google's mobile OS Android has accounted for 44 percent of all app downloads while Apple's iOS only accounted for 31 percent, this indicating a jump not only in Android usage but in app sales on the whole. ABI notes that Android also had a whopping 36 percent jump in phone shipments over the previous three months as well. Could this be the first sign of the apocalypse? Fanatical sources all say yes, definitely!

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Android Market reaches 500,000 app milestone

Android Market reaches 500,000 app milestone

Not just today, but back in September, as the record states, the Android Market reached its 500,000 app submissions mark, while just 315,000 apps sit out for sale today. The month of September 2011 is said by market research firm research2guidance to both be the home of that 500,000 app submissions market and a new record for per-month applications in the Android Market. This compares to what the Apple iTunes (iOS) App Store currently has for app submissions, 600,000, with approximately 456,000 apps in that market today.

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Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

Apple’s new iPhone 4S / iOS 5 experience as it exists on Android

There's something about Apple that brings people in and makes them feel at home, secure, and well taken care of, and as with all previous updates, never before has this been more true than with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. What you might wonder though, all of you out there who own Android devices and aren't planning on making the switch, if there's a set of apps that match up with what Apple is presenting as their newest most perfect package. Why, yes there is, and as our good pal Sam K shows us, the matching set has been around now for quite some time.

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Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone 2011 event: Join us LIVE

Apple’s Let’s Talk iPhone 2011 event: Join us LIVE

Tomorrow Apple has set an event for their newest generation iPhone to be revealed - be it the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S, or a combination of the two, we've got you covered with not only on-the-spot coverage here in the main news feed, but with a Livecast directly from the event as well. All you'll have to do is head over to http://live.slashgear.com/ at 10AM PT (or get there early!) tomorrow, October 4th, 2011, and get your typing gloves out, because you'll be chatting right along with us. To prepare for this event we've a couple of comprehensive guides for you as well as portals galore so you can be in-tune with what could be, what will be, and what is!

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Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft launches new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace

Microsoft rolled out its major Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update today and has also opened the doors to a new web-based Windows Phone Marketplace that's looking rather slick. Perhaps taking a page from Android, Microsoft is allowing users to browse this new web portal and download apps directly to their devices. They've also added a "My Phone" page that lets you easily manage your Xbox Live profile, Windows Live email, SkyDrive, and the Find My Phone feature.

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Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Apple injunction demands over Amazon Appstore denied

Attempts by Apple to have Amazon's use of the name Appstore for its download store blocked have failed, with the Cupertino company's legal argument failing to convince the judge presiding the case. Apple had sought an early injunction against Amazon, claiming that the retailer's Amazon Appstore for Android could "confuse and mislead customers" due to the similarity of its name with Apple's own App Store for iOS.

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