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WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed."  Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.

After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!

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iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

iPhone OS market share still dwarfs Android claims Nielsen

Research analysts Nielsen have released their latest smartphone market share report, covering the first quarter of 2010, and in terms of growth only iPhone OS and Android are really shining.  Both platforms climbed 2 points quarter-on-quarter, though the iPhone still holds a significant lead over its rival, comprising 28-percent of the smartphone market compared to Android's 9-percent.  The report follows earlier, contested figures from NPD which suggested Android had overtaken iPhone OS in the US market.

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The Next Great Tech Rivalry

The Next Great Tech Rivalry

The consumer electronics industry has had its share of great rivalries. Apple vs. Microsoft; Microsoft vs. Google; Google vs. Yahoo; and though these companies surely remain in competition, the intense rivalries that drive product development and benefit the consumer have mostly faded. Apple and Microsoft may jockey for position in measurements of market capitalization, but they're both successful with dramatically different product categories now. Microsoft may want a piece of Google's search pie, but Google holds a commanding lead that seems unlikely to falter. And do I have to even explain how Yahoo is no longer competitive with Google?

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Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

The Wall Street Journal's annual "All Things D" conference kicked off tonight, and it started off with a presence that's all too familiar in the technology industry. A presence that actually hasn't made an appearance in a few years. And, above all, a presence that's a welcomed entity on any stage, in any location. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, sat on the D8 stage tonight with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, talking about everything that involves Apple. Of course, they took the time to talk about everything else, too; including Adobe, the next iPhone, casual gaming, and even security and the App Store. After the break, take in the comprehensive coverage, from start to finish, noting all the important parts.

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$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

Details of Apple's upcoming Apple TV platform refresh have emerged, with Engadget claiming to have heard from a trusted source that the Cupertino company is planning a new, $99 set-top box that would use iPhone OS and cloud-based storage.  In fact, the new Apple TV sounds a lot like a headless-iPhone: it's described as having minimal ports, basically just power and a 1080p HD video output, as well as using the same 1GHz Apple 14 CPU and 16GB of onboard storage.

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Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Firefox Home for iPhone: a mobile window on your desktop browser [Video]

Mozilla have announced the development of Firefox Home for iPhone, a way to use the synchronization capabilities of Firefox Sync that will pull in bookmarks from the desktop.  Not quite a full browser in its own right - Mozilla say that's down to "constraints with the OS environment and distribution" - what might make Firefox Home for iPhone useful for many is its tight integration with what's going on in its desktop browser.

Video demo after the cut

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75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

AdMob may be best known at this point for their new Google overlords, but they've also been finding time to carry out mobile market research.  In their latest report they turned to iPhone OS and Android platform adoption worldwide, comparing unique devices running each OS.  Turns out, 75-percent of Android devices they spotted were in North America, compared to only 49-percent of iPhone OS devices.

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Apple iPhone OS 4 Beta 4 Goes Live and Brings Plenty of New Options

Apple iPhone OS 4 Beta 4 Goes Live and Brings Plenty of New Options

The Betas for Apple's iPhone OS 4 have been coming out at a steady pace, but so far none of them have been all that ground breaking, when it comes to feature lists. Sure, Beta 3 released Folders onto unsuspecting people and developers, but still, it wasn't earth shaking. This time around, though, along with a few small pieces of a larger puzzle, we've got something big in the release.

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iPhone HD caught running OS 4.0? [Update: Likely fake]

iPhone HD caught running OS 4.0? [Update: Likely fake]

The iPhone HD leaks continue, with the latest tidbit being this image of the handset supposedly running iPhone OS 4.0.  Whether or not the handset is indeed running OS 4.0, it's unusual because we've yet to see a working leaked prototype, rather than one either remotely disabled as in the first leak or showing a test screen as in the second leak.

Update: We've heard from a trusted tipster that this is, indeed, a mocked-up image, rather than a real device.

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