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This Week in Mobile: August 13th – 20th

This Week in Mobile August 13th – 20th – Our weekly post on mobile news. You can expect a new post every Monday morning giving a brief summary of what happened the previous week in the mobile space along with links for more information. If you think we missed anything important, leave a comment or send us a tweet @willowtreeapps. It was a slow week, but here’s what happened…

 

- Twitter’s new API puts a cap on 3rd party usage, essentially putting unofficial twitter clients out of business.

https://dev.twitter.com/blog/changes-coming-to-twitter-api

Google:

- The court decided that Google failed to comply with an order to disclose paid journalists and bloggers.

- Android has turned on Smart Updates, the ability to download only the changes for new Apps, instead of the whole download.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08/16/google-flips-the-switch-on-smart-app-updates-in-the-play-store-video/

Apple:

- The Samsung Apple trial is providing too much interesting news to cover here alone. For now I would look at The Verge’s coverage or check out its top ranking iPhone app.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/16/3246623/the-vergecast-special-edition-02-apple-vs-samsung-august-15-2012

- A Blog reports a spoofing exploit for iPhone messenger that can allow malicious messages to appear to be from anyone. Update: Apple responds.

Microsoft:

- Nokia and Microsoft announced a press conference for September 5th. Hopefully this announcement will be centered around giving phones the ability to launch with Windows Phone 8.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/15/nokia-microsoft-windows-phone/

 

- Microsoft halted the publishing of apps on the Windows Phone market due to a techincal error. Update: Fixed.

New and Notable Apps: 

 - RealPlayer released their $4.99 Android media player app this week.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/14/pinterest-goes-big-on-mobile-rolls-out-first-ever-native-ipad-app-makes-its-android-debut/

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