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Google Launches Free Mobile Website Building Tool

Google Launches Free Mobile Website Building Tool

Google's been unleashing a lot of goodies lately. Just yesterday, the search giant released a new attempt at a social network with the Google+ project and then later offered through Google Labs an experimental Flash to HTML 5 converter called Swiffy. And now they've released a new mobile website building tool through Google Sites that targets small to medium sized businesses and is, as usual, completely free.

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Android Nokia N9 spotted; Hack-friendly Developer mode revealed [Video]

Android Nokia N9 spotted; Hack-friendly Developer mode revealed [Video]

A Nokia prototype apparently running Android on N9 hardware has been caught in the wild, though it's unclear whether the handset is an unofficial hack or something from the Finn's test labs dating back to when arguments between adopting Windows Phone or Android still raged. Posted at the Weibo forums (1, 2; registration required), the shots follow Nokia CEO Stephen Elop demonstrating a Windows Phone version of the N9 codenamed "Sea Ray" yesterday

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Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe has stated that by the end of 2011 it expects that there will be more than 200 million smartphones and tablets that will be able to run Adobe AIR apps. That will include Android and iOS devices as well as the Blackberry Tablet OS devices that are on the market. Adobe says it is committed to bringing its runtime technologies to platforms and devices that are important to end users through its partners.

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Apple Files To Intervene Lodsys Lawsuit Against App Developers

Apple Files To Intervene Lodsys Lawsuit Against App Developers

It's been about nine days since seven small iOS app developers were sued by in-app purchasing patent holder, Lodsys. The threats from Lodsys came in early last month and even led Apple to issue a warning letter stating that it would back the app developers. Lodsys sued anyways and then came the wait to see if Apple would follow through. Now with WWDC 2011 over, Apple appears to be delivering on its promise today by filing a motion to intervene.

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Microsoft Wants Android devs to work on Windows Phone 7 apps too, offers “translation dictionary”

Microsoft Wants Android devs to work on Windows Phone 7 apps too, offers “translation dictionary”

When it comes to developing apps for smartphones typical developers go with the most popular platforms, which are Android and iOS. Android developers are being encouraged to come develop their apps for Windows Phone 7 as well by Microsoft with a new development transition package called the Windows Phone guidance and API mapping tool that has been updated to include Android. The new package has two parts for Android devs.

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