Posts Tagged ‘store’

Opera Mini Coming To The iPhone

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes you hear that right and you hear it on FSM first. Althought we have a couple of browser alternatives in the appstore and Cydia, people always craved for Opera Mini or Firefox. Well, Opera Software, maker of the world’s most popular mobile Web browser, plans to reveal Opera Mini for iPhone in an exclusive press and partner preview during the 2010 Mobile World Congress (MWC).

  • Opera Mobile 10 beta 3 on Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile handsets
  • Opera Mobile 10 beta running on Android handsets
  • Opera Mini 5 beta, running on a variety of handsets and platforms
  • Opera’s cross-platform Widgets Manager beta, running on Windows Mobile and S60 handsets
We are thrilled to offer journalists and partners an exclusive preview of Opera Mini for iPhone during the year’s biggest mobile event. This is a unique opportunity to introduce the fast, feature-rich Opera Mini experience for the iPhone, and to showcase our latest beta releases of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini on other platforms and devices. Opera’s mission is to bring the Web to the world, and by making Opera Mini available on yet another platform, we are one step closer.

To hear more from Opera about the future of the Web, you can attend one of the speaking engagements during MWC

Monday, February 15, 2010

  • 15:00 — Jon von Tetzchner, Vodafone panel discussion on “Mobile Web developments, W3C standards, using Web APIs and the live creation of widgets”, in Hall 7, Auditorium 1

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

  • 14:00 — Håkon Wium Lie, panel discussion on “Mobile security in an IP world”, Hall 5
  • 14:00 — Christen Krogh, presentation on “Creating a connected cloud for the perfect mobile storm”, Hall 5
  • 15:45 — GSMA Awards ceremony, Opera Mini shortlisted for “Best Mobile Internet Service” and “Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough”, Hall 5, Level 3, Auditorium 1

[via FSM]

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Apple reduces approval times for applications?

December 30, 2009 1 comment

From a few days ago, iTunes Connect, apparently, it seems that the timing of approval of applications has declined significantly, as reported by the developer Mario Refetto.

The application of Mario, The Mind Reader, available in AppStore for the price of € 0.79 yesterday, was sent to Apple in December 29 at 3:10, came in at 8:24 approval and was approved at 17:36 of the same day.

Hoping this is not a sporadic case, and this speed, however, is the result of significant enhancements made to the approval process of applications, we invite the developers to leave comments or send us reports about their experience.

“Name Squatters” Raiding the App World

October 10, 2009 1 comment

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What’s in a name?

For an app… everything is in a name. And although name squatting (the process of registering a name that profits or benefits from another person or business), is nothing new in the digital world, we’ve seen how “domain name squatters” have made life incredibly difficult for some business owners. The same thing, unfortunately, is now transpiring in the app development world, a situation brought up this weekend by Andrew Lim at Recombu.

“It turns out that squatters have moved into the app store. They’re worse than domain name squatters though, because you can’t even enter into negotiation with them. You don’t know who they are, or where they are. They take advantage of the fact that a developer can pretend to submit an app, but abandon their submission at the last moment, avoiding the need to actually create an application, but keeping hold of the app’s name. In limbo. Forever.”

There is clearly a growing problem in Apple‘s policy, a posturing that allows individuals to capture unique names (a process required by Apple before an app can be released) but not obligating them to release the app – if there even is one.

Squatting has become very sophisticated in recent years. I know several people who have registered film names and song titles before they became successful (as a result of someone else’s hard work, of course) only to turn around and sell them at a ridiculously huge profit. As a business model, domain squatting can work. And it’s also “fair” in the sense that there is a marketplace for domain names to be sold or traded.

This isn’t true in the app world. As Lim pointed out in his article, good app names could remain “in limbo forever” at the hands of name squatters who “might do something with the name someday.”


So there you have it, it seems that the Apple iPhone app store is open to abuse from app name squatters and encourages legitimate developers to squat in fear of losing out. We have sent an email to Apple asking for a comment and are awaiting a reply. We hope this unfair system is changed soon, otherwise iPhone developers will find it difficult to get good names for their apps.

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Top 25 apps of 10/1-10/7

October 2, 2009 Leave a comment

These are the top applications for the iphone/ipod touch for the week of October 1, 2009


1.CNN Mobile – $1.99

2. Cartoon Wars – $.99

3. Skee-Ball – $.99

4. I am T-pain – $.99

5. Frogger – $.99

6. AppBox Pro – $1.99

7. Police Radio – $.99

8. F.A.S.T. — Fleet Air Superiority Training – $.99

9. ESPN Radio – $2.99

10. iFitness – $1.99

11. Bejeweled 2 – $2.99

12. Dungeon Hunter $6.99

13. Max Injury – $.99

14. emoji iEmoji icons – get smiley, emoticon keyboard – $1.99

15. iPark it! – $.99

16. ColorSplash – $1.99

17. Knights Onrush – $.99

18. Doodle Jump – $.99

19. SketchBook Mobile – $2.99

20. Best Camera – $2.99

21. Boom Brigade – $.99

22. Pocket God – $.99

23. Offender Locator – $1.99

24. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox – $.99

25. Need for Speed Undecover – $4.99


1. Cartoon Wars Lite

2.World War – 35 Points

3. Ping!

4. MyStarbucks

5. What’s Your IQ?

6.Racing Live

7. Optical Illusions

8. Facebook

9. A Quest of Knights Onrush

10. Unlimited Free Wallpapers

11. Would You Survive?

12. Battery Magic Free

13. Bump

14. Uno FREE

15. Pandora Radio

16. Papaya Farm

17. Word Scramble 2

18. Max Injury Lite

19. Rhapsody


21. Google Mobile

22. Fish food Frenzy Free

23. Dropbox

24. Finger Security

25. TIME Mobile


LogMeIn Ignition – Control your pc/laptop from your iphone

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment

If you’re an iPhone user who needs remote access to one or multiple computers when you’re on the go, the folks at LogMeIn have a new application that will do the trick: LogMeIn Iginition. The application is actually specifically intended for IT personnel who need to monitor, access and provide support solutions on a remote basis, but it’s accessible and usable for any iPhone user with remote access needs.

You can get LogMeIn Ignition from the iTunes App Store for $29.99 — a bit pricier than most paid iPhone apps. As is true for most of LogMeIn’s applications, you must first have an account at LogMeIn’s web site and download LogMeIn itself, which is free, and which I consider to be the best remote control application for general purposes. You also need to install LogMeIn on any computers that you want to be able to remotely access, which is a quick process.

You can view a video demonstration of LogMeIn Ignition here. A centralized page in LogMeIn Ignition displays all of your accessible PCs and Macs, and it also stores all of the relevant passwords. The page shows you which computers are on and accessible, and which are not. By clicking on a particular computer, you can take control of the desktop, access files, perform diagnostics and more. If you’ve used LogMeIn before, you’ll recognize the process as being very familiar.

Of course, if you carry a laptop or netbook around, they’ll be better platforms for remote access, due to the small screen size of the iPhone. But if you’re away from your laptop and require remote access in a hurry, LogMeIn Ignition could be just what you need.

via webworkerdaily

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Robbery at the Apple Store: 31 seconds + $60,000 worth of products

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Here’s an exclusive video recorded by security cameras of an Apple Store located in Marlton, New Jersey who was robbed a few hours ago.

The five guys in 31 seconds took away:

  • 23 MacBook Pros
  • 14 iPhones
  • 9 iPod Touchs

Despite the nightwatchman, there was a total loss of 60,000 $. We take advantage of this article to remind you that in two days, September 5, will open a second official Apple Store in Italy and return you almost in real time all the impressions of this big opening.

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Apple rejects µTorrent controller iPhone app

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment

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We’ve talked before about ways to control a BitTorrent client from the iPhone, and some unofficial developers have gotten it working in a jailbroken way. But apparently that’s as far as we’ll get — µMonitor, a little iPhone app to control µTorrent (a popular BitTorrent app that I use pretty often) was recently submitted to the App Store, and Torrentfreak reports that it’s been rejected out of hand. This isn’t the first time something like this has come up: Drivetrain, another torrent remote control tool, was also rejected back in May.

Apparently Apple tells the developer that they are disallowing all types of BitTorrent-related apps “because this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third party rights.” Often does not equal always, but technically that’s another point: it’s Apple’s App Store, and they can take their ball and go home if they want. Torrentfreak claims that the myNZB app technically does the same thing (it basically controls a newsreader that can be used to download large numbers of files, possibly in violation of copyright), but it’s the word “torrent” that Apple (and, likely, their content partners) have an issue with. Sure enough, a search of “torrent” on the App Store doesn’t bring up anything related to the BitTorrent technology.

You can still run µTorrent on your iPhone, although you’ll have to jailbreak it and dive into the Cydia repository, where it’s listed under “Utilities.” As for Apple’s stance, I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for things to change on this one — µTorrent isn’t even an app that enables BitTorrent downloading; it just makes it easier (by accessing a client that’s doing the work elsewhere), and if they aren’t willing to pay heed to these distinctions now, it’s not likely they’ll bother in the future, either.