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iPod Touch Does More Web Traffic Than Windows Phone And BlackBerry Combined

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The iPod might be a dying business, but “dying” businesses for Apple are still businesses the competition would kill to have.

Apple’s iPod business, for example, is still worth $5 billion. Here’s an interesting metric to show how big the iPod still is in comparison to other companies, though. New mobile ad traffic data from Opera Mediaworks suggests that just a single iPod — the iPod touch — accounts for more web traffic than BlackBerry and Windows Phone combined.

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Apple Is Beating Google When It Comes To iOS Game Exclusives

Plants Vs. Zombies 2 was one of several iOS exclusives upon its launch.

Plants Vs. Zombies 2 was one of several iOS exclusives upon its launch.

One more way that Apple is challenging Google is by pushing for exclusive games on iOS, claims a new report.

The Wall Street Journal reports that as Android’s influence has grown, Apple has been offering games developers promotional perks — such as premium placement on their app store home pages — in exchange for first rights to particular titles.

Last August, Apple struck a deal with EA to receive a two-month exclusivity window for Plants vs. Zombies 2, which did not arrive on Android until November.

A similar deal saw the popular sequel to ZeptoLab’s puzzle game Cut the Rope arrive on iOS in December — but not make it to Android until late March this year.

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Facebook Adds ‘Nearby Friends’ To Let You Know Where The Party’s At

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Facebook announced this morning that it’s adding a new Nearby Friends feature to its mobile app for iOS and Android that lets you stay more connected than ever with your buddies by letting you stalk every step they take.

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How Apple Should Fix iOS 7.1’s Horrible Shift-Key

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Current iOS 7.1 keyboard – is the Shift key on or off?

Among Jony Ive’s many changes brought to iOS 7 was the tinkering of the keyboard’s Shift key which has inexplicably gotten worse over time.

Streaks of successfully guessing whether the shift key is on or not should be award with showers of iTunes credits, but as designer Geoff Teehan points out, Apple could fix its keyboard woes with one simple change.

Check it out:

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The Game Developer Bundle: Everything You Need To Create Mobile And Desktop Games [Deals]

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If you’ve ever dreamed of designing that killer mobile or desktop game, Cult of Mac Deals has exactly what you’re looking for.

The Game Developer Bundle features 7 courses and over 30 hours of training that will give you everything you need to create the games you’ve always wanted to make. No matter the platform, no matter the genre of game you want to build, this bundle has you covered. And right now Cult of Mac Deals has The Game Developer Bundle available for 95% off the regular price…only $49!

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iOS 7 Adoption Figures Put Android To Shame

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85% of iOS devices are running iOS 7 or later, Apple claims.

Refreshing its iOS usage numbers on Monday, Apple measured usage of its most recent mobile OS for a seven‑day period ending March 23, 2014.

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Every Other Smartphone Maker Would Kill To Have A “Flop” Like The iPhone 5c

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We’ll admit we’ve called the iPhone 5c a flop more than a few times. But it’s important to remember that what is a flop for Apple would be a huge success by the standards of any other company, which is why the iPhone 5c outsold every Blackberry, Windows Phone and Android flagship in Q4.

That’s not to say that the iPhone 5c’s sales are what Apple wants it to be. In the most recent quarterly earnings conference call, Tim Cook himself admitted that iPhone 5c demand “turned out to be different than we thought.” Even though the iPhone 5c is selling well according to the standards of the rest of the smartphone industry, you have to wonder if even for $100 less, people would really prever a colorful plastic iPhone 5c than a premium-feeling iPhone 5. Even people opting for year old miles are buying an iPhone to get a high-end product, and the major failing of the iPhone 5c seems to be the plastic just doesn’t satisfy that requirement. What do you think?

Keep Everyone Energized With The PowerShare Charging Bundle [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer is going to do its part to keep everyone energized. all oyu ave to do is pick one up to make that happen.

The PowerShare Charging Bundle includes the PowerShare Reactor and the PowerShare Adapter. Like its name suggests, the PowerShare Reactor provides ample power to your Apple, Android, or otherwise USB-charged devices, simultaneously. The PowerShare Adapter is a great home and away companion to help save outlet space. Being able to charge two (2) devices from one iPhone charger is critical sometimes. And when that happens, the Adapter comes through. And you can get both of these handy little devices for only $49.99 during this limited time offer.

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Apple Confirms The 8GB iPhone 5c Will Not Be Sold In The U.S.

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Apple launched its new 8GB iPhone 5c in Europe this morning, but the cheaper handset is yet to reach the U.S. online store. That’s because it isn’t going to. The Cupertino company has confirmed that the device will only be available in a select few countries, and the U.S. isn’t one of them.

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LifePrint, A Wireless, Internet-Connected Printer For iPhone

LifePrint, A Wireless, Internet-Connected Printer For iPhone
LifePrint might finally have invented a printer that you’ll want to use. It’s a wireless, internet-connected box that lets you print pictures from your iPhone (or Android phone), and you can also send photos direct to the printers of your friends and family.

Did your mother ask you to send her your baby photos? You can just print them out on the LifePrint she has sat in the hallway, on top of that lace doily.

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