Tuesday, August 10, 2010

HP WebOS Tablet Coming in Q1 2011?

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HP has reportedly told employees that their webOS tablet will be released in Q1 2011, according to Engadget sources.

We're told Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley mentioned the date during an all-hands employee meeting yesterday, and that the project is indeed known internally as "Hurricane." (We're assuming this is what that PalmPad trademark filing was for, but we can't confirm that.) Shipping a killer tablet would be one way to change the subject from ex-CEO Mark Hurd's recent troubles, we suppose -- but we're definitely wondering if HP is actually going to support three different tablet operating systems after it launches the Windows 7-based Slate for the enterprise and the Android-based Zeen e-reader tablet for consumers as well.

HP announced that it had completed its acquisition of Palm Inc. on July 1st saying, "Palm will be responsible for webOS software development and webOS based hardware products, from a robust smartphone roadmap to future slate PCs and netbooks."

HP CEO Mark Hurd has since been forced to resign in what Oracle CEO Lawrence J. Ellison calls the worst personnel decision since Apple fired Steve Jobs.



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Google Announces Updates to Gmail Contacts

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Google has announced that an overhauled version of Gmail Contacts will be rolling out today.

Contacts now works more like the rest of Gmail, so if you know how to use Gmail, now you should automatically feel comfortable in Contacts too. And you'll see a bunch of the features you've requested, including:
● Keyboard shortcuts (go to Contacts and hit "?" for the full list)
● Sort by last name (look under "More actions")
● Custom labels for phone numbers and other fields
● The ability to undo changes you've just made
● Automatic saving
● Structured name fields, so you can adjust titles, suffixes, and other name components
● A bigger, more prominent notes field



Google has added links to Contacts and Tasks at the top left corner of your account to make them easier to access.



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Orange Says No White iPhone Until End of Year

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Orange is sending an email to customers letting them know that the white iPhone won't be available until the end of the year, according to a TiPb report.

We wanted to let you know that there won’t be any white iPhone 4’s in the UK until the end of the year.

If you’re happy to wait another few months we’ll let you know as soon as they’re back in stock. want an iPhone 4 now?

Alternatively, if you want it now, click here or visit your local Orange shop to get the iPhone 4 Black 16GB or 32GB today. Best wishes

Orange

Granted, it is possible that US might see a white iPhone earlier; however, it doesn't look promising.




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SecuritySpy Video Surveillance Updates

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Ben Software has announced the release of SecuritySpy 2.0.8, an update to the premier multi-camera video surveillance software on the Macintosh platform. With features such as motion detection, real-time compression of multiple video and audio feeds, and network video and audio streaming, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications.

"This update represents our ongoing commitment to maintaining top quality software and responding to our customers' feedback" said Ben Bird, the developer of SecuritySpy. "Combined with Mac OS X, the rock-solid operating system from Apple, SecuritySpy offers unsurpassed functionality, stability and ease of use."

SecuritySpy supports a wide variety of network cameras and video servers, including the popular ACTi, Axis, Panasonic, Sony and Vivotek ranges, as well as FireWire, USB, and PCI video input devices. SecuritySpy features sophisticated motion detection, which can be used to trigger recording as well as email alerts and audio alarms. The built-in web server allows remote viewing of live video and audio, previously captured footage, as well as configuration of the software, from over the internet using a web browser or a mobile device such as the iPhone.

New features in this version include audio noise reduction, improved iPhone support and bug fixes, as well as support for many new network cameras.

Pricing and Availability:
SecuritySpy can be downloaded and tested free of charge for 30 days before purchasing. Pricing is in British Pounds, Euros or US Dollars and depends on the number of simultaneous cameras used, ranging from £29.90 (approx. $50) for the single-camera version, to £499.00 (approx. $820) for the unlimited-camera version.




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Latest in Family of Block Puzzle Games

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Personal Applets Corporation welcomes a new app to the family for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. This release of Space Battle is the latest offering in the Space Battle app family, preceded by the Lite and HD versions of this block puzzle game. Space Battle can be played alone without any special equipment, or with two players, using Apple's Bluetooth game kit.

Space Battle 1.1.0 is the latest block puzzle, speed and strategy game from Personal Applets. This launch rounds out the Space Battle family, which already offers Space Battle HD for iPad and Space Battle Lite (free) for iPhone and iPod touch users.

Pile blocks of various shapes into columns. Manage to fill a column and all blocks move a step to the right. You win when you reach the right-side of the field. This can be tricky business when an opponent is trying to reach the left side of the playing field! In addition to blocks that are called matter, players are able to use anti-matter blocks and neutrinos to destroy other blocks that are in the way or to fill holes that are unreachable by the regular moving of blocks.

In addition to great gameplay, Space Battle offers some pretty terrific graphics and sound effects, along with good background music to complete the satisfying game experience. And if you prefer different music, you can select from your own library. Space Battle is the perfect game to pick up when you have a few minutes. But, be careful, once you play one game, you may want to improve OpenFeint's global leaderboards or your friend's highscores. Users merely need an iPhone or iPod touch device to play solo but they can play against friends, using Apple's Bluetooth game kit, which allows for multi-player games.

These are some of the features offered in Space Battle:
* Fast paced and addictive block puzzle game
* 1 and 2 player capabilities
* 2 player mode requires Apple's Bluetooth game kit
* Great graphics, sound effects and music
* OpenFeint support for capturing and comparing scores worldwide
* Built-in help section
* There are 2 other Space Battle apps, too. Also available are Space Battle HD for iPad and Space Battle Lite (free) for iPhone

Pricing and Availability:
Space Battle 1.1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.





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Send Animated Character, Morphed-Voice Movies

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Ascii Studios has introduced Talking Headz 1.0 for iOS, their entertainment and social networking app which allows the user to create, email, and post original character animation movies containing their own morphed voice. Choosing one of five included characters the user records their voice message. On playback, the character's mouth moves synchronously to pronounce each word. In addition, vocal pitch, tempo, and resonance can be altered to create humorous effects. Talking Headz can be used to create entertaining and funny messages and posts, as well as comedy sketches and parodies. The app requires a microphone for recording voices. Both the iPad and iPhone have built-in mics, but the iPod touch requires an external, plug-in headset/mic.

Talking Headz comes with five different animated characters: Apple Headz (female green apple with long lashes and red lips), Baby Doll Headz (blue-eyed, unclothed infant with a large head and small body), Clown Headz (photo of colorful, smiling clown with orange hair and a blue hat), Ginger Tom Headz (photo of orange Tom cat with long whiskers), and Goldfish Headz (photo of goldfish with small mouth and wide-set eyes). All characters simulate speech using complex, voice-dependent animation of their mouths. The mouth does not simply move up and down. Rather, it moves realistically, syllable by syllable. The character's eyes blink convincingly at the beginning or end of some sentences, further adding to the illusion.

Once recorded, the voice may be altered using the built-in DIRAC Time Stretch/Pitch Shift technology, which allows simultaneous, independent control of tempo, pitch, and resonance. It is quick and simple to create a high-pitched cartoon voice which speaks at normal speed. Following the creation of an animated clip, it is easy to create another using a different character and different voice effect. Clips are saved in the order created, and may be exported or saved as a single, multi-clip movie. In this way characters may engage in an entertaining dialogue if desired.

Feature Highlights:
* Create, save, and share animated characters featuring your own voice
* Extremely simple to use: just pick a character and touch the red record button
* Recorded voices may be morphed in limitless ways using built-in DIRAC technology
* Share your finished move on Facebook, YouTube or email from within the app
* Many other characters available as an in-app purchase
* Characters speak words using advanced animation technology syncing movement with words
* Create multi-character, dialog driven movies by stacking clips to create a movie

Talking Headz includes an integrated sharing function, which allows the user to share movie messages using YouTube, Facebook, or email without leaving the app. While the five included characters encompass a wide range of creative possibilities, Ascii Studios has created a host of additional characters, each of which is available as an optional extra. Some other animated, talking Headz include: Snake, Pug Puppy, Lion, Lamb, Guinea Pig, Frog, Cow, Chick, Black Cat, Bacon & Eggs, Mug of Beer, Football, and more.

"Entertain your friends on FaceBook and YouTube with irresistible animated characters speaking in crazy voices," said company Director Stephen Eddy. "Talking Headz 1.0 employs sophisticated animation and sound technologies that make you look like a pro."

Pricing and Availability:
Talking Headz 1.0 is specially priced during a brief introductory period at no charge, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Review copies are available upon request.



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Maintenance Solution for Final Cut Pro Admins

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Digital Rebellion has announced the availability of FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin, a tool to administrate its popular FCS Maintenance Pack suite over a network, giving system administrators the opportunity to remotely maintain and optimize Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express systems on their network.

FCS Maintenance Pack contains tools to repair corrupt QuickTime movies, locate corrupt clips within Final Cut Pro projects, diagnose crash logs, manage plugins, repair Final Cut Pro projects, manage autosaves, salvage movie data from corrupt files, and much more.

FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin builds on this by allowing these functions to be performed remotely over a network and offering many extra troubleshooting features in addition to those featured in FCS Maintenance Pack. The Difference Finder works out the differences between operating system, plugin, kernel extension and framework versions to tell you what is unique about a certain group of computers.

This allows an administrator to instantly see if there is a configuration issue or outdated device driver that is causing a particular computer or group of computers to crash when all others are perfectly stable. This allows the administrator to quickly diagnose the problem and resolve it with a minimum of downtime.

Administrators can also view Crash Analyzer statistics to discover how often the machines are crashing, which are the least stable, the most common cause of crashes, and much more. Statistics can be compared over a period of time so that administrators can see if a certain action (such as installing a new operating system) had a positive or negative effect on stability.

If users experience a problem, they can request help directly from their system and the administrator is immediately notified in Network Admin, allowing them to remotely troubleshoot the problem. FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin also allows users to sync preferences, plugins, user paths and scheduled tasks between computers, thereby minimizing problems and making it easier to move projects from one machine to another.

Network Admin requires FCS Maintenance Pack to be installed on each system, giving you access to 15 vital utilities including Autosave Cleaner, Compressor Repair, Corrupt Clip Finder, FCS Housekeeper, File Salvage and Plugin Manager.

FCS Maintenance Pack is available for $129 (USD) with a 15 day trial offered to give users a complete taste of the software's capabilities. FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin is $59 for a 5-user license and $129 for an unlimited user license. A 15-day trial is also available, and discounts are available for bulk purchases and educational / non-profit licenses.

FCS Maintenance Pack is an essential troubleshooting and maintenance tool that every post production professional should have in their toolkit. When combined with FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin, it becomes an indispensable tool for businesses and can provide significant improvements in productivity and a corresponding reduction in downtime.




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The Portable Gamer Joins Forces With 148App

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148Apps today announced that The Portable Gamer will be joining the 148Apps Network of mobile application blogs. The Portable Gamer brings their two years of experience in the mobile gaming world to the 148Apps Network. The combination will give 148Apps a greater presence in the mobile gaming world and The Portable Gamer greater exposure in the iOS arena.

In addition, Rob LeFebvre, editor of The Portable Gamer will be joining 148Apps as editor. He will be focusing his time on building out the content on the main 148Apps site as well as other already built mobile application focused sites and some soon to launch.

"We're very pleased to have TPG join our network and have Rob come on as our new editor" said 148Apps publisher Jeff Scott. "Rob brings a great editorial sense, drive, and passion for mobile applications to 148Apps. We're both looking forward to the combined force taking to new heights."

New 148Apps editor and The Portable Gamer founder Rob LeFebvre remarked "We're fairly ecstatic at the prospect of working with 148Apps on expanding mobile gaming coverage across both sites. We've already begun the process with some sweet smelling initiatives that will let us do more together now and in the near future. It's a great day for mobile gaming; we're really glad to be a part of it!"

The Portable Gamer will be further integrated into the 148Apps network later in the year as new features are added and the site relaunched, bigger and better than ever.

148Apps The Portable Gamer








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New Block Puzzle Game Requires Strategy

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Ordeal Games has launched a fun new game for iPhone and iPod touch users. The application is a block puzzle game that requires strategy to solve. Players must match color coded blocks with the correct circles to win. The game's concept is reminiscent of the Rubik's Cube and users are able to save their place in the game, returning to finish a level later on. The App's use of accelerometer action and increasingly difficult levels makes Swivel-ittle an addictive challenge that provides many hours of fun.

Ordeal Games has proudly launched a strategy based, new block puzzle game App. Swivel-ittle gameplay will remind users of the wildly popular Rubik's Cube of the '80s, as they use the App's accelerometer to scramble sixteen to twenty-four blocks then strategically try to match them up to the correctly colored, swiveling circles to win a level. Players interested in an especially tough challenge can work with two circles swiveling simultaneously.

There are fifteen levels of play in Swivel-ittle, each more challenging than the last, yet every level has the possibility of being solved when the right strategy is used. The game is suitable for beginners and advanced players alike, although it will likely take longer for those new to the game's concept to get through all of the levels.

These are some of the fun features found in Swivel-ittle:
* Fun, challenging and HIGHLY addictive block puzzle game
* 15 levels of increasing difficulty
* Suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced players
* Just shake device to scramble blocks
* Touchscreen controls
* Saves the last game so players can pick up where they left off
* All levels are possible to solve with the right strategy

If players are unable to solve a level in one sitting, they are able to save their place and return to pick up right where they left off when they return to playing. This is a special feature that players appreciate, as it eliminates them having to start a level all over again. Thanks to the number of levels and length of strategizing time involved in successfully completing each of them, users will be able to enjoy Swivel-ittle for a long time, marking the App as a high value product.

Pricing and Availability:
Swivel-ittle 2.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.



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iPad Version of Arena 9 Released

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CDE Humble Gaming Limited has announced Arena 9-HD, the iPad version of their popular iPhone game. The user begins as an Apprentice with 5 free cards. The object is to have multiple duels with other users through which Experience and Arena Points are accumulated. Accumulation of Experience Points allows the user to upgrade from Apprentice to Journeyman then Adept and finally Expert.

Each upgrade allows the user access to new card packs. The quality of the cards in these packs strengthens as the users rank increases. Arena 9 is simple to learn but hard to master. The battle is between the user and the opponent, each trying to use their cards to place on a 9 square grid alternatively. Each card battles the one adjacent to it. The stronger card forces the weaker one to TURNOVER. The winner of the duel will be the one with the most cards in their color.

"Both Arena 9 & Arena 9 HD are a response to demand from gamers for trading card games on the Apps Store which creates a balance between skill and game play. HG has adopted a Pay or Play model which allows users to either PAY for their rank ups and their cards or PLAY for them by earning points which can be redeemed. The key point is that even if you pay for the rank upgrades, you will see yourself moving up the ranks faster but that does not assure you will be successful, this game is all about patience, and combines skill with a fantastic user experience. It's addictive" said Prakash Bharwani, Communications Director of CDE Humble Gaming Limited.

Arena 9 and Arena 9-HD is now available on the iPhone/iPad Store as a free Download. They share one leaderboard, through Open Feint. Users who have been playing it on the iPhone can now just login on their iPads, through their Open Feint ID and continue where they left off. iPad users can challenge iPhone users as well.

Pricing and Availability:
Arena 9-HD 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.



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International Food & Beverage Translator

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Magenta the developer of Foodictionary: International Food & Beverage Translator, has released their latest update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application is a translation software program for travelers, offering more than 87,500 food and beverage terms in seven languages, without requiring an internet connection. Foodictionary is perfect for those going abroad for business or vacation.

Foodictionary started, as all things do, from a growing need. "First restaurants, bars and hotels wanted to translate their menus without having to hire a professional translator. Then, it was the need of individuals to order properly when traveling abroad, based on their language or on a language they trust more," says Magenta's CEO, Panagiotis Sidiropoulos. That's where Foodictionary comes in and fills the need.

Covering translations in seven languages, Foodictionary contains a total of over 87,500 food and beverage terms. That's more than 12,500 for each of the languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Greek.

Magenta developers have created Foodictionary as an easy to use, standalone application that does not require an internet connection, once it is downloaded. Users merely type in a word to do a search, tap a selection from the database results and get the translation in the language they're looking for.

These are some of the features offered in Foodictionary: International Food & Beverage Translator:
* Easy-to-use interface
* Translates more than 87,500 food and beverage terms for 7 languages
* Contains more than 12,500 terms per language
* Terms are grouped into categories
* Easy search function, just type a word and the app displays all entries including that text, just select the one you want
* Search one specific category or all categories simultaneously
* Save translations and terms to favorites for easy retrieval

Foodictionary is a perfect travel tool for anyone traveling abroad for business or pleasure. It can even answer that oft asked question: "What am I eating?"

Pricing and Availability:
Foodictionary: International Food & Beverage Translator 1.1 is only $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.



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Barcode Producer 6.0 Delivers Major New Features

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Apparent has released Barcode Producer 6.0, a major upgrade to the company's award-winning Mac barcode software suite. Used for retail packages, books, coupons, stickers, assets, and much more, Barcode Producer's design-driven interface makes creating barcodes easy for designers and industry professionals.

"Apparent's extensive experience in the barcode and imaging space is unmatched in the industry," said Paul Scandariato, vice president of marketing. "Barcode Producer 6.0 makes barcodes incredibly simple, bridging the gap between complex barcode standards and designers who just want to make the barcode they need, fast."

Barcode Producer features Symbology Guide(tm), the interactive barcode encyclopedia, making it easy to find the right barcode. Live Preview shows your barcode as you create it, with easy factor-based sizing options. Advanced artistic tools add borders, colors, text, and more. When finished, send to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign with dedicated buttons in one click, or export in vector EPS, TIFF, or PDF formats.

Major New Features In 6.0 For Designers And Graphics Professionals:
* Adobe InDesign integration: one click to send barcodes to InDesign
* Custom text above barcodes: add prices, text, and more
* Favorites keeps track of commonly used barcode symbologies for easy access
* Barcode Reports: create detailed "quick check" reports of barcodes for client portfolios
* Copy vector barcodes to the clipboard for easy pasting into desktop publishing apps like Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXPress
* Major new barcode symbologies: BIPAD (for magazines), Codabar (for libraries and shipping), and a redesigned asset tag generator
* New check digit tools for automating barcode generation
* Low contrast warning symbol for ensuring accurate color contrast
* Dozens of refinements, including Code 39 Full ASCII barcodes, Code 128 character set selection, a streamlined Symbology Guide, and much more

Barcode Producer is the industry standard barcode generation tool for Mac OS X (also available for Windows), supporting all major symbologies, including UPC, EAN, ITF-14, Bookland EAN / ISBN, GS1 DataBar, and many more.

Pricing and Availability:
Barcode Producer 6.0 is now shipping for $199.00 (USD), direct from Apparent with digital delivery. Upgrades from previous releases are $59.00 and include all 6.x updates free of charge. Mac OS X 10.4 or later is required; a Windows version is also available to support cross-platform design shops and organizations.




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MyTunesRSS Placeshifting on iPhone and iPad

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Codewave Software has announced the release of version 1.0.2 of the MyTunesRSS iPhone client. This allows first-class placeshifting on the iPhone and iPad. You can listen to songs and watch videos from your iTunes library on the iPhone without copying them to the device. Virtually carry all your media with you all the time. No matter how big your iTunes library is and how much memory space you have left on your iPhone or iPad. No need to sync your library when you add new items.

MyTunesRSS is a Media Server that makes iTunes libraries or simple watch folders available on a local or corporate network, or even over the internet. You can browse the complete music collection in a web browser and even play music or videos right inside an embedded Flash player.

MyTunesRSS can create RSS feeds and playlists from any album, artist or search result. Depending upon their permissions, users can create regular and smart playlists, add tags to the music collection, upload new media files and use transcoders to convert music stored on the server to other formats on-the-fly. The user authentication and security management features LDAP integration, which protects the media library from unauthorized access. Encrypted URLs make it easy to restrict sharing to specific tracks or playlists and a remote API lets programmers integrate MyTunesRSS into any existing application. A search index lets you find whatever you are looking for in a matter of seconds.

Pricing and Availability:
MyTunesRSS 1.0.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. A server license for the current version 3.8.13 is 15 EUR and will be valid for the upcoming version 4.0.0 as well.



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European Union Joins FTC In Investigating Apple Over Flash

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The European Commission recently joined the FTC investigation into Apple's ban of cross-compilers including Adobe Flash, according to the New York Post.

According to a source, the European Commission recently joined the FTC probe into whether Apple's business practices harm competition. The investigation could last another four to six months, the source said.

Steve Jobs posted an open letter on the situation making his viewpoint on Flash and cross-compilers very clear.

"We know from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in sub-standard apps and hinders the enhancement and progress of the platform. If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. We cannot be at the mercy of a third party deciding if and when they will make our enhancements available to our developers."



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AT&T Hints That iPhone Exclusivity is Coming to an End

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AT&T may be preparing investors for its iPhone exclusivity to come to an end, according to CLSA’s Steven Fox.

In the company's disclosure from their 10Q filing late Friday (6 August), AT&T did not reference the iPhone specifically, but added significant new language about exclusivity, citing the end of exclusivity agreements related to a “number of attractive handsets”. Importantly, such language was not found in AT&T’s prior 10Q filings (see Figure 1 for the full quote). We continue to think Apple is likely to add Verizon by early 2011, which is not fully contemplated in our model.

AT&T’s SEC filing reads:

Although exclusivity arrangements are important to us, such arrangements may not provide a competitive advantage over time, as the industry continues to introduce new devices and services. Also, while the expiration of any of our current exclusivity arrangements could increase churn and reduce postpaid customer additions, we do not expect any such terminations to have a material negative impact on our Wireless segment income, consolidated operating margin or our cash from operations.

TechCrunch recently predicted a Verizon iPhone in January and Digitimes added to this saying that the new device will have a metal antenna back.




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Oracle CEO Says HP Just Made Worst Decision Since Apple Fired Steve Jobs

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Lawrence J. Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, told the NYTimes that HP just made the worst personnel decision since Apple fired Steve Jobs.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Hurd was forced to resign by the Board of Directors after a sexual harassment investigation that found no sexual harassment but only some inaccurate expense reports.

Alleged 'victim' Jodie Fisher says she and Hurd "never had an affair or intimate sexual relationship," and, "I have resolved my claim with Mark privately, without litigation." She continues to express regret over the situation. "I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this," she said. "That was never my intention."

Oracle CEO and friend of Hurd's wrote this to the NYTimes:

"The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago. That decision nearly destroyed Apple and would have if Steve hadn’t come back and saved them."

"In losing Mark Hurd, the H.P. board failed to act in the best interest of H.P.’s employees, shareholders, customers and partners," Mr. Ellison wrote. "The H.P. board admits that it fully investigated the sexual harassment claims against Mark and found them to be utterly false."




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MADDEN NFL 11 Now Available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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EA Sports has released MADDEN NFL 11 for the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod touch.

Now play MADDEN NFL on a level you’ve never seen before. With stunning HD-quality graphics, Total Defensive Control, GameFlow, Hot Routes Everywhere, plus exclusive innovations to come, MADDEN NFL 11 for iPad will deliver fun and excitement all season long. The most authentic NFL game just got even better!

SEE WHAT THE VISUAL POWER OF iPAD BRINGS TO THE GAME
Watch players rumble into action in authentic stadiums visualized in electrifying detail. Capture the atmospherics of the weather effects. Even see the blades of grass on the field. The incredible visual quality enabled by your iPad will truly draw you deeper into game.

WIN WITH DEFENSE WITH THE ALL-NEW TOTAL DEFENSIVE CONTROL
Designed to let you play both sides of the ball with equal intensity, the new TDC (“Total Defensive Control”) feature makes playing defense pure fun. Just press the TDC button to pause the action, position your defensive players, and deliver game-changing hits like never before.

GAMEFLOW MAKES IT EASIER TO PICK UP AND PLAY
Based on the great new console feature, GameFlow lets you to choose your play without having to go back into the playbook. Focus on the field and stay on the move with more streamlined gameplay.

DRAW HOT ROUTES EVERYWHERE
For additional gameplay depth, now draw up Hot Routes for passing, running, and defense. Even save your best (or craziest!) routes as audibles. Draw with more precision and see your personal playbook masterpieces in greater detail on the iPad screen.

MATCH UP REAL TEAMS AND REAL PLAYERS
Match up all 32 NFL teams featuring updated rosters and nearly 2,000 real players. Play through a 16-game schedule in Season Mode, making trades and tracking stats. Get into Playoffs Mode and play through last season’s historic playoffs – all the way to the Super Bowl.

FREE UPDATES COMING SOON: MULTIPLAYER & “VINTAGE VOLTAGE FOOTBALL” MODES
Scheduled in time for the kick-off to the NFL regular season, you’ll also get Multiplayer Mode plus the iPAD EXCLUSIVE “Vintage Voltage Football” – an innovative throwback to retro-style electric football that must be seen to be believed!

You can purchase MADDEN NFL 11 by EA SPORTS for iPad from the App Store for $12.99. The iPhone and iPod touch version costs $7.99.















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Picture Frame with Clock and Calendar

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SPMobile.net has announced the release and immediate availability of iDleFrame 1.4, a new update to its bestselling picture frame with clock and calendar for iPad. iDleFrame continues to expand its functionality with more features requested by users. Now includes a scheduled "black screen" to simulate sleep mode and the option to turn On/Off the zooming animation on picture transitions.

iDleFrame is being used in offices, clinics and dentist waiting rooms, to welcome clients with business related information in the most elegant and configurable slideshow with clock & calendar. Some of those offices require the application to go off/sleep on scheduled hours to keep the place dark at night. Since iPad applications cannot auto-wakeup from sleep mode, iDleFrame simulates it going to a "black screen" on scheduled hours, so offices, clinics and even bedrooms will remain dark. It automatically manages the hours depending on "start/end" time. If "start" time is later than "end" time, iDleFrame assumes the schedule goes overnight to stop the next day.

People looking for a replacement of iPad's built-in slideshow, found the answer on iDleFrame and SPMobile.net continues to give its customers the features they request. The application got in the last update what users were looking for. Performance and unique features where the key objective on the latest release.

With the new update, iDleFrame continues to improve the most elegant and customizable picture frame on App Store. No other application offer a hight impact visibility to user's photos. Currently used on living room at homes, on desktops at work and waiting rooms at dentists or clinics, iDleFrame is taking place everywhere due to its easy to customize and configure.

Supported Languages:
* US English, French and Spanish

Pricing and Availability:
iDleFrame 1.4 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.




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Embraceware Releases Awaken 1.7

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Embraceware Software has announced the release of Awaken 1.7 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Awaken is a full screen clock, music alarm clock, sleep timer and flashlight in a single universal package. New is this version is full high resolution support for the iPhone 4 Retina display, and iOS 4 features such as local notifications for alarms.

Awarded "New and Noteworthy", and "Staff Favorites"

What's New:
* Local notification support added for alarms (iOS 4)
* High-resolution graphics for the iPhone 4 Retina display
* iOS 4 fast application switching support
* Music selection editing for alarms and sleep timer
* Album artwork displayed with music selections
* Warning added when saving disabled alarms

Alarms:
* Wake up to your music or built-in sounds
* Local notification support
* Supports multiple alarms
* Easy to use snooze and stop button
* Volume and brightness fade-in
* Music shuffle support

Sleep Timer:
* Fall asleep to your music
* Volume and brightness fade-out
* Music shuffle support

Clock:
* Full screen (portrait and landscape)
* Detects proper time format (12/24H)
* Alarm set indicator
* Multiple styles: LCD (7 colors), Flip Clock, 8-bit, Photo (iPad only)

Flashlight:
* Shake to toggle flashlight on/off
* 4 flashlight visuals: Classic white, light bulb, CFL, candle

Design:
* High-resolution graphics for iPhone 4
* Dark interface designed for nighttime use
* Unique interface for both iPhone and iPad
* iOS 4 fast application switching support
* Displays album artwork when playing music
* Portrait and landscape support

Tips:
* Slide finger up/down to adjust brightness
* Double tap clock to show/hide toolbar
* Swipe left and right for previous/next song

With this app on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you'll never have another early morning rude awakening. Download Awaken now and start falling asleep and waking up to the music you love.

Pricing and Availability:
Awaken 1.7 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad as a single universal application for just $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.




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The iPhone Brings Cycling Into The 21st Century

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Valley Development GmbH has released B.iCycle 2.0.2, the latest update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. This cutting-edge technology blends the function of a cyclometer with the technology of a GPS together in this all-in-one, made for the cyclist, app. B.iCycle is a handlebar-mounted tour guide that will get the rider to where they're going with the route of their choice, while recording vital data like current, average and maximum speed, distance traveled and more. B.iCycle is the dream child of innovator, Wolfgang Held; who is a cyclist himself.

"We love biking so we had the dream of an iPhone cyclometer with GPS trails that is easy and fun to use. First, we built it for ourselves. Now it's a great success (at least in Europe) and we can afford to make it better and better." says Held.

Always striving to improve existing technology, Held states "Our main vision is to provide the best cycling computer app for the iPhone. We are a Germany based software development company; and have a pure focus on the iPhone OS, as we strongly believe in the software and hardware quality that Apple is delivering to its customers."

This concept has been welcomed and widely received across the globe. It was ranked fourth out of the top grossing apps in Germany, May 2010. In addition to the cyclometer and GPS, B.iCycle stands out from the crowd with its many other features as well:

* Accurate values for current speed, average speed, maximum speed, total distance, trip distance, current altitude, climbed altitude, burned calories as well as trip time. Units can be set to US or metric
* Continuous Recording of your trip with the display turned off for up to 6 hours of battery life ("sleep mode" to be activated with the sleep button on top of the iPhone)
* Support for map zoom via multi-touch events (pinch) and much better map response and loading times
* New map type OpenCycleMap with highlighted bike paths, contour lines and biker POI
* Watch your bike automatically move on the map and zoom in on your trail
* Receive your trips via email (KML und GPX) and review them at home (e.g., with Google Earth) or share them with other bikers. You can send the data after each ride or anytime later from your track history (e.g. when there is no cellular network available). For detailed analysis of your trips at home we recommend to upload your tracks to the portal GPSies at no charge
* Suspend, pause, and resume for trips allows you to receive calls or take a break
* iPod function can be used together with B.iCycle

Pricing and Availability:
B.iCycle 2.0.2 is only $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.




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Clinical ORthopaedic Exam 2.0 for iPhone

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Clinically Relevant Technologies has released their latest update of CORE for iPhone and iPod touch users who perform clinical examinations to diagnosis musculosketal problems. The application contains thorough, evidence-based content that is presented in text and video form to illustrate step-by-step test maneuvers. CORE also provides result indications and peer medical reviews, along with a PUBMed reference link.

CORE contains almost 250 different clinical tests, covering tendinous, neuropathic, ligamentous problems for each body part. The app provides text and video instruction and referencing for performing the specific physical maneuvers required to reach a diagnosis. Every step of the way, there is evidence to back up the complete, thorough and extensive content.

"Believe it or not there isn't even a textbook in print that has the information that is in this application, consolidated in the manner that it is. It's a great tool to have even if you know all these procedures. What is hard to memorize is the diagnostic properties, which may just seem like a bunch of abbreviations and numbers but having those readily available for each test is phenomenal," explains Dan Rhon President of Clinically Relevant Technologies.

It took Rhon and his team more than three hundred hours of work to compile the content of CORE. Their mandate was to ensure that the app's information was all relevant, thorough and evidence based with references to guide those healthcare workers who must perform the specific physical maneuvers that help determine musculoskeletal or orthopedic diagnosis.

The CORE application provides step-by-step illustration of each procedure and indication, using text, videos and medical reviews from peers and links to PUBMed references. Everything is covered, from the extremities to the spine.

Important CORE features:
* Powerful pocket reference with periodic updates of emerging research
* Almost 250 clinical tests to aid in diagnosis for musculoskeletal and orthopedic disorders
* Covers tendinous, neuropathic, ligamentous problems for each body part
* Descriptions on how to perform each test
* Video demonstrations
* Diagnostic properties (reliability and validity)
* Links to supporting medical references
* Reference reviews via abstracts in PUBMed
* Please note that VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF CLINICAL TESTS AND PUBMED REFERENCE REVIEW REQUIRE AN ACTIVE NETWORK CONNECTION

Pricing and Availability
CORE - Clinical ORthopaedic Exam 2.0 is only $39.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.



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JetCow 1.0 for iPhone

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BazibaLab has launched the first release of JetCow for the game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The game requires players to feed their cow enough grass to fill five bottles of milk then make it fly or jump to higher platforms, collecting points and rewards as they go. BazibaLab developers plan on keeping the fast paced, challenging game fresh and exciting by adding new elements every three to four weeks.

Players become farmers in the JetCow app, using their cow to supply the farm with milk before they take it on a fun and challenging adventure through different stages of gameplay. Users can fly or jump their bovines to higher and higher platforms, collecting points to increase their score.

There are some cautionary tips for players, such as avoiding doing anything more than three times, ignoring the red line at the top of the screen and being on the look out for pirate farms. Easier said than done at times but players can see five steps ahead, which helps.

BazibaLab has incorporated three different ways to gain points in the game, along with a hidden secret to find and open that lets players know how to milk and how to safely do things more than three consecutive times. JetCow offers OpenFeint support, which means that players can challenge their friends to games, as well as share their scores and rewards online.

Fun JetCow features:
* Fast moving, fun, addictive and challenging gameplay
* 3 ways to earn points
* Fly or jump the cow to higher platforms
* Find and open a small secret to find out how to milk and how to take more than 3 consecutive flights
* Anticipate next 5 steps
* OpenFeint support
* Built-in tutorial
* Game is updated, added to and made even more exciting regularly

To keep the JetCow app fun, fresh and exciting, BazibaLab is planning on adding updates every three to four weeks. There will be new ways of earning points, additional rewards and new skins applied to the game on a steady basis. BazibaLab also plans to incorporate user feedback and suggestions in future developments.

Pricing and Availability:
JetCow 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.




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