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iOS 5 to deprive developers of a key tracking tool, UDID access

iOS 5 to deprive developers of a key tracking tool, UDID access

Hidden in today's release of iOS 5 beta 6 was a key change that blocks developers from accessing UDIDs. This unique device identifier is an important tool to developers and other third-parties for tracking user behavior. However, the move will help alleviate privacy concerns over how developers and ad networks track users without their knowledge or consent.

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iOS 5 beta 6 seeded to Apple developers

iOS 5 beta 6 seeded to Apple developers

Apple has just released iOS 5 beta 6 to its registered developers after only two weeks since the release of beta 5, which revealed a possible voice control feature. The company is charging full steam ahead although it seems the deadline is now less urgent. Originally rumored for September, the release of the platform along with the iPhone 5 are now speculated for early October.

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Apple Disabling Non-Developer iOS 5 Beta Devices?

Apple Disabling Non-Developer iOS 5 Beta Devices?

It's being alleged today that Apple may be disabling devices that are running iOS 5 betas that have been acquired through unauthorized means. iOS 5 beta is meant for Apple's registered developers, but since those developers get UDID identifications for up to a hundred devices, some have unscrupulously sold these slots for profit.

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iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

iOS 5 Beta 4 Released As Apple’s First OTA Update

Apple has just released a fourth beta for its upcoming iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This beta is the very first from Apple to be available over-the-air (OTA). However, there are already reports that attempts to wirelessy upgrade aren't working. Thankfully, developers can still manually download and install this latest update via Apple's dev channel.

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HP Play Gets Public Beta, The iTunes For The TouchPad

HP Play Gets Public Beta, The iTunes For The TouchPad

The HP TouchPad went on sale last week and thanks to its smooth WebOS 3.0, fans can somewhat overlook the cheapish hardware. Plus, recent talks of possible WebOS licensing bolsters faith in the future of the platform. For now, the company is playing catch-up with its ecosystem and has just introduced a public beta of its HP Play music syncing app.

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Apples Seeds iOS 5 Beta 3 To Developers

Apples Seeds iOS 5 Beta 3 To Developers

Apple's iOS 5 is set to launch sometime this fall, and the company is busily plugging away at it having already released two beta versions to developers over the last several weeks. Today, the third beta for iOS 5 has been seeded to developers and includes iTunes 10.5 beta 3.

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iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

iOS 5 Beta 2 Now Available To Developers

Apple has just posted its second private beta for the upcoming iOS 5. The major update was first unveiled back at WWDC 2011 and promises a slew of much requested new features including a revamped notifications system and tight integration with the new iCloud. The final release of iOS 5 is expected for this fall.

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Windows 8 Nears Beta, Build 7989 Screenshot Leaks

Windows 8 Nears Beta, Build 7989 Screenshot Leaks

Microsoft's Windows 8 may be nearing beta with new screenshots leaked today from a Milestone 3 copy. The interface was first demoed at the D9 conference by Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky and even shown running on prototype tablet hardware at Computex 2011. For developers anxious to get a hold of the beta build of Windows 8, rumors suggest the full leak could be coming soon.

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Google Offers Beta Goes Live, First Coupon In Portland

Google Offers Beta Goes Live, First Coupon In Portland

The recent unveiling of Google Wallet revealed that the coupon and deals program called Google Offers would play a significant role in the new mobile payment system. Google Offers was announced back in April when it started taking early signups in the areas of Portland, New York, and San Francisco. Today, the beta version of Google Offers has officially gone live Portland.

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Google Rolls Out Groupon Competition With ‘Google Offers’ Beta Launch In Select Cities

Google Rolls Out Groupon Competition With ‘Google Offers’ Beta Launch In Select Cities

It was leaked back in January that Google was busy at work on a Groupon rival called Google Offers. At the time the service appeared almost identical but later leaked reincarnations suggested that Google may be taking a slightly different approach. Today, however, will be the first day that folks may get a more definitive look on exactly what Google has to offer. Their new coupon service gets an official beta launch today starting in Portland with San Francisco and New York to follow.

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HP Unleashes WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK For TouchPad App Development

HP Unleashes WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK For TouchPad App Development

If you're interested in developing apps for the HP TouchPad, now's the time to get on board with HP. At the WebOS CONNECT event in London today, HP announced that they are releasing the WebOS 3.0 Beta SDK to their Early Access developers.

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Facebook Questions Lets You Ask And Answer Almost Everyone On Facebook

Facebook Questions Lets You Ask And Answer Almost Everyone On Facebook

People are always connected now and it doesn’t take much effort to find out what your friends are feeling or doing, or for them to know the same about you. Facebook is the ultimate place to disregard common privacy concerns and now with the launch of a new questions-and-answers service, you can let the whole Facebook universe see and help with what you're pondering. Dubbed "Facebook Questions," the service has been in beta testing since July.

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