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Mobbles wobbles: Kid game developer pulls app after FTC privacy row

Mobbles wobbles: Kid game developer pulls app after FTC privacy row

Kids' game maker Mobbles has pulled its mobile titles in a preemptive defense against FTC investigation, having been unofficially informed that its software is among 200 titles accused of storing information on child players without parental approval. The FTC confirmed it would begin a probe into kid apps on Monday, but did not specifically name the titles it would be looking at. "We have elected to take our app temporarily offline in order to focus on [privacy] objectives and ways that we can continue to improve on all fronts" Mobbles said in a statement on its site today, claiming not to have yet been approached by the FTC regarding online privacy complaints.

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Sony announces PlayStation Mobile Developer Program

Sony announces PlayStation Mobile Developer Program

Sony has announced the launch of the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program, allowing developers to create content for PlayStation Mobile. This comes after the PlayStation Mobile launch back in October, a platform where users can play games on PlayStation Certified devices, including the Vita and certain Android smartphones. With the launch of the Developer Program, users can expect to see the catalog of available content rise in the coming months.

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AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T has announced that it has new AT&T Connection Kits that are aimed at emerging device developers. The kits that are available include new models from Sierra Wireless, Telit Wireless Solutions, and ZTE. The new Connection Kit program promises the tools and environments that developers need to streamline device development and to optimize their performance for the AT&T network.

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NETGEAR Developer Program teams with Qualcomm for smart apps galore

NETGEAR Developer Program teams with Qualcomm for smart apps galore

The first step in any awesome developer adventure is to prove to developers that working with a group like NETGEAR is worth the effort - now that they've got Qualcomm Atheros on their team, that goal just got a lot easier. What the folks at the newly announced NETGEAR Developer Program are showing off today to get people pumped up for the program itself is Qualcomm Atheros' Skifta. This Skifta app is not brand new, but it's definitely making the whole idea of developing for NETGEAR hardware seem well worth the effort.

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Open webOS beta released today for developers

Open webOS beta released today for developers

The software running HP's now cult-classic TouchPad tablet as well as a range of smartphones has been released as Open webOS beta today. This beta release of the software will have developers able to access it using an Apache 2.0 license, and the development will commence immediately for 3rd party users looking to bring the system back to life after an ill-fated run over the past few years ended with HP cutting off their mobile hardware lineup.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean available from Google now

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean available from Google now

A slightly less than simple to install version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now available from Google for you Verizon Galaxy Nexus users - straight from the source. If you've never heard of "AOSP" before, you may want to avoid this situation - but if you're perfectly willing to break your warrantee and unlock your bootloader, you're welcome to make it work. Here with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus you'll finally be able to do all that awesome Google Now and voice command and search action you've heard so much about - and the notifications pull-down menu is updated to the max as well!

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Black Isle apparently rises from the dead, everyone is confused

Black Isle apparently rises from the dead, everyone is confused

In today's installment of The Wacky World of Gaming, it appears that the once-beloved Black Isle Studios is back. We haven't heard from the studio since 2003, when parent company Interplay shut it down, but now it seems that Interplay has decided to revive it. Details are still very scarce, with the newly launched website only announcing that the studio has returned and inviting visitors to sign up for a mailing list.

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Google+ won’t screw developers (unlike Facebook) claims Google VP

Google+ won’t screw developers (unlike Facebook) claims Google VP

Google+ lead Vic Gundotra has defended his decision to postpone an API for the social network, sneaking in a quick slap at Facebook by saying Google is "actually respectful of developers who build on our platform." The delay in releasing a full Google+ API for third-party coders has prompted anger from some - Gundotra says that he was booed by the audience at SXSW when he said it was not ready - but the Senior VP argues that delivering one half-baked and "then later changing the rules of the game" isn't in anybody's best interests, citing recent criticisms of Facebook.

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