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Apple retail stores serve 1 million customers daily, 407 locations worldwide

Apple retail stores serve 1 million customers daily, 407 locations worldwide

It's officially Apple day starting right now. Kicking off the WWDC keynote this morning Tim Cook is already off to a good start by talking numbers, and surely more will be coming. While we're expecting tons of exciting news and updates on iPhone 5 sales, lets talk retail stores. Tim confirmed they now have over 407 retail stores across 14 countries, and they serve million of users daily.

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One Platform Foundation targets end to Android appstore fragmentation

One Platform Foundation targets end to Android appstore fragmentation

There's no shortage of places to get Android apps, and while that can be confusing to users, it's also frustrating for developers who have to manage multiple versions of their software depending on which of the 36+ download stores they're distributing through. Into the fray steps the One Platform Foundation, with the backing of Yandex, Opera, and SlideME, with a new archive wrapper for Android apps - dubbed AppDF - that will, the goal is, eventually allow the same software to be submitted to multiple stores simultaneously.

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FTC begins COPPA warning mail-blast as child app rules approach

FTC begins COPPA warning mail-blast as child app rules approach

The Federal Trade Commission has begun warning app developers that they must bring their software in-line with the upcoming Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, firing out letters highlighting new expectations for titles that can include multimedia of underage users. Over ninety letters have been sent, to both US and foreign developers, the FTC said this week, notifying them that if their apps can capture photos, videos, or audio of children, the amended COPPA may well affect them.

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95% Android game piracy experience highlights app theft challenge

95% Android game piracy experience highlights app theft challenge

Android's problem with app piracy remains a key issue for developers, anecdotal figures suggest, with rates of stolen Android software outnumbering their iOS counterparts almost 14:1. Towelfight 2 and Quadropus Rampage devs Butterscotch Shenanigans saw 34,091 pirated copies of their first game on Android, vastly outnumbering the 2,438 pirated copies on iOS, with 95-percent of users of Google's OS hunting down an unofficial copy.

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Apple takes developer Tech Talks mobile after WWDC sell-out

Apple takes developer Tech Talks mobile after WWDC sell-out

Apple's sell-out WWDC developer conference - tickets for which were snapped up in just two minutes - has prompted a "Tech Talks" roadshow, with the Cupertino firm taking its dev outreach mobile. The new events, set to be held in multiple - currently unspecified - cities, will presumably see a "mini-WWDC" staged for those developers unable to get tickets (either through scarcity or their $1,599 cost) to the annual conference.

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Apple promises swifter WWDC 2013 streaming for absent devs

Apple promises swifter WWDC 2013 streaming for absent devs

We don't know what Apple will reveal at the WWDC 2013 keynote this June 10, but we do know most developers who'd like to attend won't be able to get tickets; happily, Apple has promised more timely developer session videos for those who can't be there. "We'll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference," Apple confirmed on its WWDC page, "so Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great WWDC content."

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Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Glass gets strict: Sharing, paid apps and ads risk remote kill

Google's Glass Explorer Edition headsets will come with a set of usage, tech, and app limitations at odds with the freedom Android developers are used to, including blanket permission to remotely strip out functionality from the wearable computer. Glass, which Google announced had begun shipping in partial numbers from Monday, comes with a new Terms of Sale agreement as part of the setup process, with strict limits on who you can allow to use your headset, and how Google can update it to remove features it may decide are dangerous or simply not in keeping with how it feels the wearable should evolve.

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One person’s tweets leads to disastrous results

One person’s tweets leads to disastrous results

One tweet can lead to a disastrous onslaught of consequences, as Adria Richards has recently found out. While attending the PyCon Technology Conference last week, she overheard two male developers behind her talking about "big dongles" and "forking someone's repo". She was offended by the jokes and she stated, "I was telling myself if they made one more sexual joke, I'd say something."

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PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

PSA: Google I/O 2013 registration begins at 7AM

Google I/O registration begins tomorrow at exactly 7:00 AM PDT, so I hope you all have your alarms set, Google+ accounts registered, and Google Wallet information prepped to shell out $900 for a ticket ($300 for academic students and faculty). Yes, Google is requiring registrants to have a Google+ and Google Wallet account this time around, but I'm guessing most of the people attending already have both accounts set up (or at least one).

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