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Skype iPhone/iPad Apps Get Updated

Skype just got some new features on the iPhone and iPad versions. An update for the iPhone app includes a feature that reduces shakiness of an outgoing Skype video chat, when you’re using the rear-facing camera. “So, if you’re using Skype video to show friends and family what you’re up to or where you are, the image they see will …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: To Release With New Facebook App, Facebook iPad App

There has been an incredible amount of anticipation for the iPhone 5, and it’s expected to be unveiled at an Apple event on October 4. Something else that has been widely anticipated by Apple fans is the launch of a Facebook iPad app, and according to a report from Mashable, this too will launch at that event along with a …

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Google Search for iPhone Gets Update

Google announced today that the Google Search app for iPhone has been updated. The latest version is Additions include: New way to switch between Web, Images, Places and more Improved help screen Removed Calendar alerts Google Instant Pages Minor bug fixes @GoogleMobileGoogle MobileThe Google Search app for iPhone has been updated! Get it from the App Store today …

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Facebook Messenger App Launches with Group Chat

Facebook has announced a new mobile app called Messenger. The app, which the company says will be available today for iPhone and Android, is a standalone app – separate from Facebook’s regular mobile app. It would appear that the app is a product of the company’s acquisition of group messaging app Beluga, as Beluga co-founder and Facebook engineer Lucy Zhang …

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Google+ iOS Update Not Impressing iPad Users

Google has launched an update to its Google+ app for iOS. No, it doesn’t come with Instant Uploads (the key feature missing from this version of the app, if you ask me). What it does come with is iPod Touch and IPad support, though support must not mean the same thing to everybody, because this has been the subject of …

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Disco – Google Does Group Texting on the iPhone

A new app has hit Apple’s App store, and it comes from Google-owned Slide. The app is called Disco, and it is described as “Group text messaging on ANY phone made FREE & EASY!” “Start as many groups as you like & start chatting right away,” the the app page says. Google announced its acquisition of Slide last summer. The …

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iPhone As Google TV Remote

Google announced the launch of an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod (those running iOS 3 or higher) that turns the device into a remote control for Google TV. This is a capability that has been available for Android, but Google wants as many people using Google TV as possible, and this should at least reduce some potential friction …

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CitySearch Launches Daily Deals Aggregator

Taking advantage of all the buzz about daily deals, CitySearch has taken it upon itself to provide a convenient way for user to check out available deals from one spot (an iPhone or Android app). 

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Layar Lends Augmented Reality Technology to Any iPhone App

Augmented reality app provider Layar made a very interesting announcement today – it’s making its AR technology available for all iPhone apps. In other words, expect to see a lot more innovative AR-related features in a lot of apps. 

This extension of AR tech comes in the form of Layar’s Layar Player (now out of beta). It’s available to all agencies, brands, and developers to use to include AR (for free, no less) in their iPhone apps. 

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Google Places with Hotpot App Released for iPhone

Google has launched Google Places with Hotpot for the iPhone. Given the iPhone’s pending availability to Verizon customers, this should provide a huge boost in use for Google’s recently launched local offering. Google Places with Hotpot has been available in Google Maps for Android, but now it’s a standalone iPhone app too. 

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Is Augmented Reality the Future of E-Commerce?

eBay has launched a new version of its eBay Fashion iPhone app. This one lets users virtually try on sunglasses by using their phone’s front-facing camera to capture an image of themselves and fit the sunglasses to their faces. 

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Seesmic Updates iPhone App with New Features and Ads

Popular social media client Seesmic has launched some new updates for its iPhone app. It now supports Retina Display, creating and adding users to Twitter lists, in-reply-to-converation and direct messages in threads, checking private Facebook messages, pull-down to refresh, and Instapaper & Read it Later integration. 

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Microsoft Updates Bing App for iPhone, iPod Touch

Microsoft has released an update for its Bing for Mobile app for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. The update comes with some new features for travel and Bing Maps. 

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The New Foursquare Emerges for iPhone

Foursquare announced version 2.0 of its iPhone app, as well as a new way to connect it to the web. There are three main features that Foursquare is emphasizing with today’s announcement. 

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AT&T and NCAA Launch College Football iPhone App

AT&T and the NCAA have launched a new iPhone/iPod Touch app. With a big day of college football coming tomorrow, its as good a day as any for such an app. 

The app is free and combines social functionality with real-time NCAA football news. Fans of Division 1 teams will be able to chat with one another (as well as fans of opposing teams, so that should cater to a fair amount of trash talk). 

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Apple to Publish App Store Review Guidelines

Apple released a statement today regarding its App Store Review Guidelines. The company says:

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Booyah Utilizes Facebook Places for Standalone App

Booyah, makers of the check-in app/game MyTown, have unveiled a new game today, and it is is the first standalone app to utilize the recently launched Facebook Places API.

"In addition to being the first app built exclusively for Facebook Places, it is the only app that accesses Facebook Search," says Booyah.

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Vevo iPhone App Launches with a Bang – Over a Million Downloads in a Week

Last week, Vevo launched its mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Today, the company announced that the app has already been downloaded over a million times.

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LinkedIn Updates iPhone App

LinkedIn has announced the launch of LinkedIn for iPhone version 3.2, which the company says makes it easier to stay up to date and find important changes happening in your professional network.

The app comes with some changes to how LinkedIn displays profile updates from connections. You can see more info about what changed from All Updates or Profiles.

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iPhone and iPad Apps About To Get More Integrated with Facebook

Facebook has launched a new software development kit (SDK) for Apple’s iOS operating system, which powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This is an update from the previous SDK launched for the iPhone last March.

"With today’s update we’ll have SDKs for both iOS and Android devices that provide an even easier way for mobile app developers to go social," a Facebook representative tells WebProNews.

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iPhone Gets Another Chatroulette-Like App (For Now)

Apple has a reputation for being stingy with apps that could provide users with anything remotely resembling adult content (though it has made exceptions for big brands). Chatroulette has a reputation for being a place where guys show their private parts to random viewers (though the site is supposedly cracking down on this).

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The Hotlist Comes to the iPhone

Geo-social aggregator The Hotlist has launched a new iPhone app aimed at letting users see the latest on their friends’ present and future social destinations, as well as venues and activities near the user’s current location.

The Hotlist launched last year, claiming to be the first geo-social aggregator. Its platform calculates the popularity of events and venues, offering analytics and ratings for social planning.

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Digg Updates iPhone App – More Stable, Better Twitter/Facebook Integration

Digg has launched an update to its iPhone app, which comes with better Twitter and Facebook integration and improved stability.

Digg lists the following as key changes in the app:

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Disney Reportedly Acquires Tapulous, Makers of Tap Tap Revenge

TechCrunch is reporting that Disney has acquired Tapulous, the makers of popular iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge. Very few details are given around this news or its source, but the publication says Tapulous founder Bart Decrem, who will join Disney as a VP.

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Yahoo Mail for iPhone Gets an Upgrade

Yahoo has upgraded its HTML5 mobile web mail experience for the iPhone and iPod Touch, with a faster and more feature-rich version. It’s available as an opt-in trial, and has many of the same features as the desktop version.

Yahoo lists these properties of the offering:

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Windows Live Messenger iPhone App Gets Over a Million Downloads in 5 Days

Microsoft launched its Windows Live Messenger app for the iphone last week. Today, the company has announced that in only five days, the app was downloaded by over a million people.

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Netflix, Farmville Coming to the iPhone

Netflix launched on the iPad earlier this year, and CEO Reed Hastings said that it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular platform. That’s why during the keynote at the Apple Worldwide Develoepr Conference today (via this liveblogged account of it), he announced that Netflix for the iPhone would be coming this summer.

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Digg Updates iPhone App

Update: Digg announced several changes to the recently released iPhone app today. These include:

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Goober Thinks It Has the Better iPhone VoIP/IM Apps

Goober announced the availability of a new VoIP app and an IM app for the iPhone and iPod Touch this week. The company shared a few details with WebProNews about what makes its apps stand out from the competition.

"Goober, besides Skype, is the only company offering versatile and flexible flatrates," a Goober representative tells WebProNews. "The flatrate prices are about the same as Skype’s while the per minute rates are drastically lower."

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Yahoo Launches New Search Apps for iPhone

Yahoo launched two new mobile search apps today. The first one is Sketch-a-search, an app that was unveiled at a Yahoo search event event earlier this year, and the second one is the Yahoo Search iPhone app.

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Opera: Mini Will Save iPhone Users Money and Time

Opera is set to unveil its Opera Mini browser at a press event during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We contacted Opera to get some details.

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White House Releases iPhone App, Mobile Site on the Way

The White House has announced the release of the official White House iPhone app, as well as a plan to launch a mobile version of With the app, iPhone and iPod touch users can access content from

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Microsoft Launches Bing iPhone App, Addresses Issues

Update: Microsoft has addressed a few issues with the iPhone app that have been discovered. On the Bing Search Blog, Justin Jed of Bing for Mobile talks about three known issues:

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Amazon Kindle Comes to iPhone in Over 60 Countries

Amazon has released an iPhone app for the Kindle to over 60 countries. Now users in a total of 64 countries can read Kindle books on their iPhones and iPod Touch devices.

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The iPhone Gets a New Google Mobile App

Google announced that the new version of its Google Mobile app for the iPhone was approved and is now available in the App Store. The new version includes a redesigned search results display that shows more results at once. It also opens web pages from the results within the app.

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Black Friday 2009: The Best Deals On The Items You Want

Is there a better way to kick off the Holiday season then slowly dragging yourself out of your tryptophan induced coma to go shopping during the wee hours of the day after Thanksgiving a.k.a. Black Friday?

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MapQuest Launches Navigator iPhone App

Update: MapQuest has now issued a pricing update on the official blog:

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Google Utilized to “Make History” for 9/11 Remembrance

Google has been criticized by some in the past for not featuring 9/11 doodles on the home page on the anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Google is, however, pointing to a site from the company’s official blog, that invites people to "share their experiences of 9/11 and its aftermath in an effort to preserve the memories of that time."

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Businesses Increasingly Looking to iPhone Apps

iPhoneAppQuotes, which puts businesses together with iPhone developers, has released some interesting findings. The company has noticed a shift in app development trends.

"Business apps are proving to be the most popular category of apps as entrepreneurs and small businesses realize the marketing and additional revenue stream potential the iPhone creates," says Founder Gregg Weiss.

Some of iPhoneAppsQuotes’ findings include:

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iPhone Finally Gets a Google Latitude App

Google has released a Google Latitude web app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, running Safari. To use it, users can go to A bookmark can be created so that there is a home screen link of course.

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Facebook App for iPhone 3.0 98% Done

iPhone 3.0 users waiting for an updated Facebook app apparently won’t have to wait too much longer. Its developer Joe Hewitt posted a Facebook note outlining the update’s new features, and saying that it is 98% done.

Here’s a screenshot of the note, listing the features:

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iPhone: Fun Facts and Apps of the Day

As you are probably aware, Apple announced last week that the iPhone 3G S would go on sale this Friday. Phone recycler Gazelle tells WebProNews that 300 iPhones were traded into its site that day alone.

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Facebook Connects Users with iPhone Apps

Facebook Connect on the iPhoneOver the weekend, Facebook launched Facebook Connect for the iPhone and iPod Touch at SXSW. Developers area already taking advantage of Facebook Platform APIs to add social features to many iPhone applications.

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