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Apple 25 Billionth download winner flown to Beijing

Apple 25 Billionth download winner flown to Beijing

As you may have heard at the start of this month, Apple's iTunes App Store had its 25 billionth download, and the prize for being the one to tip the scales went to the young lady appearing just now in Beijing newspapers collecting her prize. Chunli Fu (also reported as Fuchun Li) of Qingdao, China, downloader of the 25 billionth app, has this week been given a warm reception at the Beijing Apple store where she's received her gift card for the iTunes Store worth a whopping $10k USD. When at first she was contacted by Apple, Fu dismissed it as a hoax - imagine her surprise when Apple confirmed and her friends started pouring in calls of congratulations.

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iPhoto for iOS hits 1 million users in 10 days

iPhoto for iOS hits 1 million users in 10 days

Apple's new iPhoto app for iOS, first announced at the iPad event earlier this month, has reached over 1 million users in less than 10 days of being on the market. This is almost certainly one of the fastest selling apps in Apple's mobile app portfolio's history and certainly says a lot about the quality of the app itself. We've got a full review of iPhoto for iOS if you'd like to take a look, and do indeed suggest you try it out for yourself if you've not done so already.

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GeoSociety for iPhone Review : a perfect Pokemon alternative

GeoSociety for iPhone Review : a perfect Pokemon alternative

Recently we've heard a whole lot about the epic release and defamation of Pokemon Yellow for iPhone, a game that turned out to be a scam and was thusly removed from the market. Because this game became so popular it reached the top 10 in the iTunes App Store before it was removed from the market, we decided to go on a hunt for the best Pokemon alternative on the market instead. Turns out there's one that stands out above the best - not necessarily because it commands its own genre, but because it replicates the original Pokemon game so precisely!

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Pokemon Fake removed from App Store while fans remain stalwart

Pokemon Fake removed from App Store while fans remain stalwart

This week there's been a proverbial firestorm surrounding the undeniably massive amount of downloads of a Pokemon Yellow fake app in the iTunes App Store. Now it's been taken down (because it was fake, and for the most part didn't work), but the fans looking to actually have a working copy of Pokemon for their iPhone remain wanting. It's a matter of Nintendo not wanting to get in to the mobile world outside of their own cartridge-based gaming systems, and because Pokemon is a massive hero game for the Nintendo line of devices, fans have been and will continue to be waiting for quite some time for an official release.

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BrailleTouch app brings blind typing to the touchscreen

BrailleTouch app brings blind typing to the touchscreen

In an app coming to the market relatively soon for both iPhone and Android, Georgia Tech researchers have reduced the price of realistically typing Braille on a smartphone from $1700 plus the cost of the phone to essentially free. The $1700 is a basic figure which spoken by Post Doctorate Fellow Mario Romero of the School of Interactive Computing working on the project and mentioning how much a smartphone-connected Braille keyboard costs on average. What the app BrailleTouch will be doing is offering the same functionality with a set of simple gestures and 6 buttons on-screen that allow for accurate and simple typing of Braille characters.

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The iPad 3 we know today

The iPad 3 we know today

There's a brand new Apple mobile device on the way by the name of iPad 3, and based on the tips, rumors, and leaks that have been sent out thus far tied with features we simply expect will be inevitable, we've got what we expect is a pretty accurate picture of what this next generation device will be. The most recent rumor is one that shows the hardware upgrade from the outside in, it including a more tapered design across the back with a same sized display on the front along with a larger camera lens hole. Though this hole might simply mean it'll have a nicer lens and a slightly modified set of contents, it's possible that the changes begin with an upgraded camera rating and a sleeker yet more powerful battery.

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PSA: PokeMon apps for iPhone and Android are fake

PSA: PokeMon apps for iPhone and Android are fake

This week the fact that a illegitimate clone of the game PokeMon Yellow (the special Pikachu edition, that is) is busting up the charts in the iTunes App Store charts for most popular download. While the game might download decently, you should note that the vast majority of people who have fallen for the promise of a PokeMon mobile game have found the game to not work in the slightest beyond the start screen. The same is true of Android with any app you download at the moment with the PokeMon name on it: Nintendo has not yet brought the game to the market, so whatever you're downloading - it's not the real deal.

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Dash Race for iPhone Review

Dash Race for iPhone Review

The game Dash Race is just about the most unique racing game you're going to find on any platform - and I say that having played my fair share. What you'll do in this iPhone-based pencil and grid racing game is draw lines from one square to the next, each player taking turns to see who can best the other in their mathematically calculated set of turns and straightaways. This game is derived from a game that you may have played while wasting time between classes in high school - in this case you won't have to do any of the calculating yourself (unless of course you want to.)

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WinZip for iOS Review

WinZip for iOS Review

It's time to make the opening of ZIP files easy, finally, on the the iOS platform for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This application takes files that have been compressed with the .ZIP file extension and opens them up for you - but more than that, it's able to show you what's inside without you having to run the files in other applications. In the example we've got here, a simple image is sent in a .ZIP file through email, opened in the basic Mail app, and the image is previewed inside WinZip.

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Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

Apple App Store hitting 25 billion downloads imminently

The folks at Apple have announced the soon to be hit 25 billion downloads mark from the iTunes App Store - that is, all apps downloaded for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. These apps number in the millions, and now the downloads of these apps have nearly reached the 25th billion - that's no tiny mile mark. When the 25 billionth download is hit, the person to grab that final download is said to be eligible to win a $10,000 App Store Gift Card - you could download the whole darn place with that kind of cash!

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