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LabPixies Acquired by Google

LabPixies, a leading developer of personalized web gadgets “widgets” including iGoogle, Android and the iPhone has been acquired by Google. Widgets help users improve their experience with a website and LabPixies was the very first developer to develop widgets for iGoogle. Later on, with the coming of the Android platform, LabPixies even started to invest in it and contributed by developing widgets for the Mobile platform by Google.

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Photoshop iPhone App Adds Facebook and Twitter Share

Adobe’s Photoshop App for the iPhone has been updated to version 1.2. With this update, Adobe offers improved sharing facilities. The App is a very handy tool which lets you edit photos on your iPhone while on the go. It almost has all the basic functionalities which Photoshop on PC/Mac has to offer.

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Android 2.2 Will Support Flash

Google’s Andy Rubin in an interview with The New York Times has confirmed that Android 2.2 will support Flash. The next Android release, codenamed Froyo, for frozen yogurt would support Adobe’s Flash.

A giant leap for Android, a mobile OS with a mission to combine Web and Phone. Android would once again try to overcome the iPhone by putting Flash on its devices. According to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Flash only makes devices buggier, slower and eventually leads to crashes. This is quite true and by putting Flash into Android, Google is even playing with security.

A very surprising move by a company that believes in open standards. HTML5, a new version of the Hypertext Markup Language is completely open source and plans to eliminate Flash. Rubin also commented on Google’s commitment to keeping Android open — open for developers, open for API access, simply and completely open. According to Rubin, Google’s definition of openness “means not being militant about the things consumers are actually enjoying.”

Would the Google tablet be able to compete with the iPad?

iPad, the center of media attention and idolized by journalists, accepted by early adopters and even the common folks, has proven to be a milestone in Apple’s History. It is a device that would continue to be the unrivaled king of Tablet Bog.

Thousands of features set it apart from other tablets like the App Store, Huge Screen with IPS Technology, Multi-touch etc. A lot of companies including Microsoft, Sony and even Nokia are giving their best shot to create a tablet which would be royally known as the “iPad Killer”.

The problem is that Apple’s biggest competitor, Google, just stepped up into the game. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt told friends about an upcoming Google Tablet. Of-course, we knew this was coming. Google had to respond to Apple. Google’s Chromium OS website released quite a few pictures earlier this year which demonstrated how Google’s OS for netbooks – Chrome OS, would look like on a tablet. But Eric said that the Tablet would not run Chrome OS but instead run on Android – a mobile OS. Android would be a better choice for a tablet considering that it supports Apps.

Google even plans to introduce a new market full of Apps for the forthcoming tablet. Considering the success of the iPad, this indeed would be a good move as the Android market has failed to impress a particular section of the society. Google’s new product is rumored to be named as the gSlate or possibly the gTablet but we however are quite uncertain as the naming thing with Google is always “shaky”.

Google’s mantra is “Web Apps” whereas Apple and its numero uno, Steve Jobs believe in Standalone Apps. People also seem to like the native apps as they tend to offer much higher functionality. The Tablet era would not be dominated by the hardware running but the software that would make it a lot more functional. Apps are the “attention catchers” of this era and Google’s mantra seemed to have failed. Chrome OS, being only a browser would hardly be able to support native apps, while on the other hand, the iPad seems to be all about Apps. That’s the reason Google and its team have agreed to run Android on the Tablet and are following Apple’s path.

A tablet should be a ‘Laptop Killer’ and a replacement for a netbook. The iPad is just that.

Apple saw Amazon rise up with its ebook reader – Kindle. They took it as an opportunity and launched the iPad which is an ebook reader as well. Apple has iBooks Store available for download from the App Store which makes the iPad a perfect ebook reader. Apple has signed up with many leading publishers around the globe and the iBooks Store is a huge success. The Google Tablet is rumored to have its own Book Store and would be an ebook reader. Google would take help from its already established and much controversial – Google Books. Either the books app would be Cloud based or Google would incorporate it as an App in the Android Market.

Google once again is teaming up with HTC and plans to deliver this Tablet with features that would shock the world as Google has just derided the iPad as an over-sized iPod touch. Apart from the regular Apple-Google fight we also have Microsoft and Nokia in the market competing for the tablet market.

The Google-HTC duo do produce some great hardware and software. Keeping in mind the Nexus One, we could be rest assured that form and design would definitely be a factor in favor of the Google Tablet. This Tablet’s screen is rumored to be 10.5′ in size which would be slightly bigger when compared to the iPad.

It is also rumored that the tablet would be launched sometime during summer.

Would the Google tablet be able to compete with the iPad?

iPad, the center of media attention and idolized by journalists, accepted by early adopters and even the common folks, has proven to be a milestone in Apple’s History. It is a device that would continue to be the unrivaled king of Tablet Bog.

Thousands of features set it apart from other tablets like the App Store, Huge Screen with IPS Technology, Multi-touch etc. A lot of companies including Microsoft, Sony and even Nokia are giving their best shot to create a tablet which would be royally known as the “iPad Killer”.

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New iPhone Ads [VIDEO]

Apple is as usual back with new ads promoting their beloved device, the iPhone 3GS. The Ads show off some new Apps and how the iPhone manages to put everything in one single place. It even boasts about some of the iPhone features. All the Apps mentioned in the ads can be found on iTunes.

Well, not exactly the right moment to show off these ads with iPhone 4G in the making.

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 2 Out Now

Apple has released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 and a new SDK for all the supported devices. The current build of the OS is 8A248c. This latest Beta version would include bug fixes and would be less buggier than the previous release – Beta 1.

Currently, we haven’t noticed any big changes apart from the earlier mentioned – Bug Fixes. The new OS is shortly approaching its release date and Apple wants to make sure that its end users don’t face any serious issue with the OS. These Beta releases help Apple fix issues with the product and even help improve the product. This release is yet again for developers, so that these geniuses could develop something extraordinary for the OS and even make their Apps compatible with the new OS. Apple hopes the developers take full advantage of the OS by including Multitasking and other stuff from iPhone OS 4.0.