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Google on Thursday revealed a new service that's been working behind the scenes to protect Android users from malware. It's called "Bouncer," which Google developed to automatically scan the Android Market for potentially malicious software without getting in the way of the end-user. It's Google's way of juggling an open marketplace where apps don't have to go through an approval process like they do on Apple's ecosystem, while simultaneously combating the growing threat for malware "The service has been looking for malicious apps in Market for a while now, and between the first and second halves... Read more...
It's taken Apple fans less than a year to download over 100 million apps from the Mac App Store, according to Apple. The Mac App Store is now home to half a million free and paid apps and is where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps at a clip of greater than 1 billion apps per month, the Cupertino outfit bragged on its website today. "In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With more than 100... Read more...
While we wait on official word from Apple. unofficially, the App Store is now home to more than 500,000 applications for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That's an incredible milestone, especially given Apple's often tight restrictions for what passes muster as an allowable app. That half a million figure is according to Chomp (application search engine), 148apps (iOS app news and reviews site), and Chillingo (independent games publisher and a division of Electronic Arts). The three firms put together a long infographic celebrating the App Store's ascent to 500,000 apps, as well as a bunch of... Read more...
Following the recent release of News Corp.'s "The Daily" app, Apple today made official a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store. This includes magazines, newspapers, video, music, and more. Apple says subscriptions will be sold using the same App Store billing system already in place, providing a seamless transition to a new way of doing business. "Our philosophy is simple — when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps... Read more...
It only took 24 hours for Apple's newly opened Mac App Store to record over one million downloaded applications. That's impressive, not only because Apple just opened the doors yesterday, but also because it was achieved with a mere 1,000 apps. "We're amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are love how easy and fun the Mac App Store is." It certainly helps that Apple has more than a little experience with the app business model. The Mac App Store offers apps in Education,... Read more...
Moboclix, which makes it their business to know everything there is to know about mobile applications, claims Apple's App Store now has over 300,000 apps. That number includes both free and paid apps, and is still an impressive number when you weed out all the fart apps, particularly when you consider the ambiguous approval process new software goes through before being added to the App Store. Casting a wet blanket on that number, Fortune points out that a good chunk of those are inactive apps. In fact, Apple's App Store is home to more than 55,000 inactive apps, according to both 148apps and AppShopper,... Read more...
Palm used the Game Developers Conference to announce a public beta version of its webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). The company is also showing off new games from early PDK developers at the conference. Palm tells us more about the PDK: The PDK complements the Palm webOS Software Development Kit (SDK), letting developers use C and C++ alongside the web technologies that power the SDK and mix them seamlessly within a single app. The PDK enables new functionality, including immersive 3D graphics, and gives developers who have built games for other platforms an easy way to bring their titles to... Read more...
Dell and Microsoft have had something more significant than just a working relationship for some time now, but it looks like that partnership just got ratcheted up a notch. As more and more outfits (Adobe, for one) offer full applications online, Dell has landed a deal that will allow it to sell "digital" versions of Microsoft products. In fact, the newly created Dell Download Store is the very first non-Microsoft consumer site authorized for downloads.Wares such as Word, Excel and Outlook are now available from the Dell Download Store, though there's no word on just how far the expansion will... Read more...
Heavy multi-taskers know the pain that only someone who has tried to encode a movie while opening a web browser, word processor and a multi-IM program can know: the most annoying wait of the average day.Sure, some technology has promised to fix this, especially hybrid and solid-state disk drives, but both of those technologies aren't quite ready for prime time just yet.  Enter the Milpitas based Phoenix Technologies and their latest idea:“Essentially, the applications become self-contained software appliances that can be embedded into new computers by system vendors. Applications can include... Read more...
SST Announces Single-Chip Controller Targeting Portable Applications Mobile Platform Controller Combines Keyboard Controller, Power Management Controller and 8 Mbits of LPC Firmware Flash SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced the industry's first single-chip, fully integrated mobile platform controller targeting mobile devices. The SST79LF008 Mobile Platform Controller enables designers to reduce overall system cost, enhance reliability and increase security protection by integrating into a single device 8 Mbits of... Read more...
AnalogicTech Announces New 2MHz Step-Up DC/DC Converter Optimized for OLED Applications Advanced Architecture Combines Fast Transient Response, High Stability, and Low Leakage Current SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated (AnalogicTech) (Nasdaq: AATI), a developer of power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, today announced the AAT1230, a new 2MHz, 18V, 100mA step-up converter optimized for powering both Organic LED (OLEDs) and general purpose LCD and CCD modules in portable systems. Using an advanced architecture developed by AnalogicTech,... Read more...