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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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iCloud Lets You Re-Download Apps No Longer Available On The App Store

iCloud Lets You Re-Download Apps No Longer Available On The App Store

It's been discovered by CDFXapps.com that the new iTunes with iCloud, at least in the beta version, lets users re-download apps that have been removed from the iTunes App Store. Apple has made it clear during their WWDC 2011 keynote that the new iCloud enabled App Store will let users re-download apps, but is it an oversight that previously purchased apps that have been removed or banned are also still available?

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KORG iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Limited Edition Mini Review

KORG iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Limited Edition Mini Review

This isn't a limited edition review, instead this is a review of a limited edition app - interesting, yes? Actually what they're saying is that the app will be $9.99 for the first 10,000 units. What that generally means, when you're purchasing artwork anyways, is that the rest will be MORE expensive. Could it be that this app will tear through 10,000 downloads then demand more money because it's doing so well? Have a look at our miniature review below.

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IGDA fears Amazon Appstore policies for game devs

IGDA fears Amazon Appstore policies for game devs

If a developer wants to sell a game on the Amazon Appstore they have some pretty tough decision to make. The Amazon Appstore has a good reach with consumers even if it just launched this year. The problem is that according to the IGDA, a game industry body, Amazon can change how they pay the developer for their game without getting the developers permission.

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