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Apple iOS Developers Found to be in better position than Android due to app Piracy

Apple iOS Developers Found to be in better position than Android due to app Piracy

According to a study conducted by Yankee Group and Skyhook, Apple users download six times more paid apps than Android users do, this indicative of a much more lucrative position for developers creating applications for Apple products exclusively. This study published today found that users in the USA download approximately 40 apps per user per year. This study also showed that Android developers make "much less" money from the sales of paid apps than Apple iOS developers, a further study of 75 Android developers showing "rampant piracy" of Android apps as the main reason why.

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Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

It is a brand new studio by the name of Camouflaj that creative director Ryan Payton now seeks to expand, leaving Microsoft and the Halo 4 franchise months before the fourth installment in the globally-popular shooter is ready for release. Microsoft owned 343 Industries loses Payton after approximately three years service working on the Halo franchise specifically. Before he worked with Microsoft in the USA, Payton lived in Japan where he was international manager then producer at Kojima Productions, working then in another large role: making sure Metal Gear Solid 4's controls were at top notch pre-release.

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GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

Not even a week has passed since some heavy controversy surrounding GameStop and "Coupon-Gate" and they're already aiming to patch things up with customers with a coupon and a gift card - nice of them, yes? It was less than a week ago that Gamestop discovered one of the PC games they'd been carrying, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", had inside its box a coupon for OnLive, one of GameStop's newest competitors. What ensued was a series of actions that, in the end, (or at least we hope this is the end,) had GameStop apologizing to their customers and offering them both a $50 gift card and a Buy Two, Get One Free used game purchase coupon. Will this be enough?

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Cyanogen Hired by Samsung, Will Continue Work on CyanogenMod for Android

Cyanogen Hired by Samsung, Will Continue Work on CyanogenMod for Android

Hardware company Samsung today has been revealed to have acquired one of the single most notorious names in Android modification, that being Steve Kondik, aka "Cyanogen" of CyanogenMod 7. For those whose life in the after-hours of their day is hacking and pushing their Android devices to the limits, this news has the potential to be much bigger than Google's early morning acquisition of Motorola. How exactly this will affect how Samsung will operate is not yet known - the next most important question, about what's going to happen to CyanogenMod now that Cyanogen himself is working for Samsung, we've got a bit more insight on that side of the situation.

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HTC Bootloader Unlock Live, Sensation First in Line

HTC Bootloader Unlock Live, Sensation First in Line

As promised weeks ago, HTC has begun the bootloader unlocking process today, all of it starting with the international edition of the HTC Sensation, and all of it working from the also new HTCDev.com. This process will start this morning for all HTC customers and that HTCDev will continue to be the source for all HTC-prone developers to access such awesome tools as the HTC S3D SDK and the HTC Pen SDK.

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Counter Strike Expansion “Global Offensive” Launching inside 2012

Counter Strike Expansion “Global Offensive” Launching inside 2012

One of the most popular 3rd party modifications of a game in history, Counter-Strike has now been a legitimate stand-alone game series now for almost 10 years. What began as first-person shooter PC game Half-Life was transformed in 1999 to a game of terrorists and counter-terrorists, one side's objective to set and protect a bomb, the other's side to disarm the bomb. This game is set to have a new sequel in 2012 in the form of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, aka CS-GO.

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Google+ and iCloud win Developer hearts as Facebook future fades

Google+ and iCloud win Developer hearts as Facebook future fades

The lure of Google+ is enough to keep developers from worrying about Android patent issues, according to the latest survey, with the fast-growing social network name-checked along with Apple iCloud as the top driving factors amid mobile growth and adoption. Google+ and iCloud's engagement and cloud-connectivity are of prime interest to developers, Appcelerator discovered, especially with their potential to squeeze out Facebook as dominant in mobile mindshare, but they spared some time to discuss the limiting factors potentially holding back Android tablet success.

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ChevronWP7 dev unlock service coming for $9

ChevronWP7 dev unlock service coming for $9

Remember the merry band of geeks called ChevronWP7 that had the unlocking tool back early this year for WP7 handsets? The launch of the unlock tool was seen by some as the first step to an unofficial app store for the Windows Phone 7 platform. That hope didn’t last long though after ChevronWP7 removed the app at Microsoft's request.

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