Licensing Service For Android Applications

Google has announced Android’s new strategy to defeat  piracy, an online “licensing service” that automatically contacts the Android Market when an app is launched. The new mechanism is available to developers now, becoming standard “over the next few months.”  Source: [ Gizmodo via Engadget] Download article as PDF

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R4 cartridges ruled illegal in the UK

London’s High Court has ruled that the sale, import and advertising of DS copying devices such as the R4 cartridge is illegal in the UK. The ruling was made against Playables Ltd, a supplier of gadgets and electronics devices to the UK, ordering defendant Wai Dat Chan to stop selling …

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HTC China Push Could Pose Threat to IPhone

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has risen as a strong contender to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and other smartphones from Samsung Electronics and Nokia (NOK), the world’s two biggest handset makers. Now, the company is officially in the race to win over China’s increasing number of smartphone users. At a press conference …

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RIM seen unveiling “iPhone killer” next week

Shares of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd jumped early on Wednesday on speculation it is set to unveil a long-awaited touchscreen handset designed to battle Apple Inc’s popular iPhone. RIM is expected to announce the launch of the slider 9800 handset at a joint BlackBerry-AT&T Inc event in …

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Best Buy to Offer iPhone 4 Customers Free Zagg Shield

Best Buy (BBY) offering a free side shield to anyone who has or will buy an iPhone 4 from it, retailer says, responding to concerns about the Apple (AAPL) phone’s antenna. Retailer says the Zagg (ZAGG) shield, which retails for $9.99, and free installation will also be offered to Reward …

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100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site

A folder containing more then 100 million facebook pages has surfaced on a torrent site. The near 3GB torrent file was collected by hacker Ron Bowes of Skull Security, who created a web crawler program that harvested data on users contained in Facebook’s open access directory, which lists all users who haven’t …

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RIM Down 4.7% As Comments By Foreign Governments Weigh

TORONTO (Dow Jones)–Shares of Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) are down 4.7% Tuesday, at least in part on fears that its surging international growth could be crimped by foreign governments seeking access to content on the device. Concerns about the timing of the release of a key new …

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