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Apple iOS 5 Tech Talk 2011 tour set for 9 cities around the world

Apple iOS 5 Tech Talk 2011 tour set for 9 cities around the world

Between the months of November and January Apple will be re-birthing their Tech Talk World Tour with an iOS 5 focus, tutorials, talks, and more set to fill the global events. There's a brand new page up at Apple showing off that there will be limited space at each event and that all iOS Developer Program members are more than welcome to attend. Limited space means that Apple will be giving priority entry to those developers who have n app currently available at the iTunes iOS App Store. The first location will be Berlin and will take place on November 2nd, 2011, and the last will be right down at the lower end of the United States in Austin, Texas, on January 23rd, 2012.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

RIM's BBX may be in the pipeline, but it's the Developer Beta of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 that's here today. Announced at BlackBerry DevCon 2011 this morning, the new OS 2.0 includes the BlackBerry Plug-In for Android Development Tools, which allows coders to use the existing Eclipse Android development environment to make software that will also run on the PlayBook. There's also RIM's Runtime for Android Apps which now has an online tool to convert your Android apps into a PlayBook-friendly package.

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Google IO 2012 dates announced

Google IO 2012 dates announced

It's the biggest Google developer event of the year, Google IO, and it feels like we were just there, but next year's dates have been announced already! The 2012 Google IO event will be taking place on April 24th through the 25th and will be housed at the fabulous Moscone Center West in San Francisco, California. Heat! Bring your Easter baskets and put those Android bunny ears on because by that time, it'll be a whole different game on the mobile operating system front for the big G. Add that date to your calendar folks, we'll be there without a doubt!

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f8 2011 Facebook changes Full Guide [Video]

f8 2011 Facebook changes Full Guide [Video]

Without a doubt, today's first and most major keynote at f8 2011 showed Facebook to be making some major changes in the very near future. Starting with a whole new layout and set of functions they're calling "Timeline" and moving through app enhancements that have the potential to change the way we use apps on all platforms, we've got a guide here for you, the Facebook user, to easily understand what you've got in store. This is Facebook as it will exist starting at the tail end of 2011.

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Facebook Open Graph ushers in new serendipitous era for apps [Video]

Facebook Open Graph ushers in new serendipitous era for apps [Video]

Open Graph is a whole new class of apps, this is the main message that Zuckerberg wants to push forth this week at f8 2011. Open Graph apps allow you to add activity to your news stream without having to press "OK" ever again. No more prompts, ever. With this functionality, "discovering new things through your friends", one of the main goals of the future of apps on Facebook, being accomplished simply. With Open Graph apps you will get a single "permissions" page that'll have you allowing all publishing all at once - Frictionless Experiences and Real-time Serendipity are the big power-points here, and sharing on the fly in real time is the vehicle.

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Guidebook App for Facebook f8 2011 attendees Hands-on [Video]

Guidebook App for Facebook f8 2011 attendees Hands-on [Video]

One of the most obvious and correct steps any forward and mobile-thinking event these days should have is a companion app to help attendees navigate their way through the day. Better yet, someone should create an app that makes it easy for events to set up a guide for themselves, little to no hassle involved. Wait, that exists? It's simply called Guidebook? Well that's great! We took a few minutes today to check out the Facebook f8 entry into the Guidebook app to prepare for tomorrow's events and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.

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Ice Cream Sandwich launcher app Hands-on [Video]

Ice Cream Sandwich launcher app Hands-on [Video]

When we heard today that the folks at Syndicate Apps (a third-party developer group known for their fun pre-release Android antics) were creating an Ice Cream Sandwich launcher, we just had to get our hands on it as soon as possible. So when they dropped their first version of what we know at this moment may well be Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 2.4 for handsets, as the developer team making this app call it, we went to downloading and now have a hands-on video for you to take a look at. What you're going to see is a few different ways to launch apps, a slightly different look to the interface, and the way you can download this free launcher for yourself.

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NVIDIA Kal-El tablet support promised for Windows 8 developer program

NVIDIA Kal-El tablet support promised for Windows 8 developer program

Soon after the big reveal for Windows 8 at Microsoft's BUILD conference, system on chip manufacturers NVIDIA stepped up to present their Windows 8 Developer Program, made to help those creating future applications for the Windows 8 platform. Noting that this program will include both tools and resources for "hundreds of millions of ARM and x86-based devices" that will soon be using Windows 8, NVIDIA added that all four of their processor brands will support Windows 8 in full. This includes, you guessed it, NVIDIA's upcoming quad-core Tegra processor codenamed Project Kal-El. Kal-El, for those of you that do not know, is an ARM-based system on what NVIDIA reminds us is "on a chip that will power lightweight, energy-efficient tablets and notebooks." Deliverance!

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