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Apple has updated its App Store review guidelines ahead of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and release of iOS 8, telling developers of "plain creepy" or "cobbled together" apps to brace for rejection.
Time to look back on the week on ZDNet Mobile News gathered in one place in case you missed something.
The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has found the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) model is "inadequate", criticised the government's NBN Strategic Review for fudging its numbers to support the FttN model, and recommended that NBN Co be "unshackled" to continue the FttP rollout free from political interference.
The Windows RT 8.1-based Surface 2 is a fine tablet for home and work, but the recommendation comes with some sizeable caveats.
The details of NBN Co's strategic review will be pored over for the next few days, but these are the basic numbers that NBN Co has compiled comparing the different policies.
The general idea is to ensure that graphics-related problems don't hinder developers from building complex mobile apps, which will ideally end up in Amazon's AppStore.
There are some surprising numbers available that tell a dark story about mobile apps and what they can be doing on your device.
Concerns over taxi booking apps that are not registered with the NSW Taxi Council, like goCatch, will be addressed in the Passenger Transport Legislation Review, according to NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner.
Graphics processing good fit with data analytics but enterprise uptake will take time to peak due to lack of optimized software and expertise to build such apps, industry insiders say.
The lack of quality apps for Android tablets is simply a numbers game, and it's not changing any time soon.
Intel's Graphics Performance Analyzers suite for developers includes tools for optimizing the performance of mobile apps and how they consume battery life on mobile devices.
How can technology be used to help children with learning difficulties? A review of iPad and iPhone apps currently available.
The Federal Government's phone book of all Australian telephone numbers could include users' social networking details in the future, depending on the outcome of a review of the Integrated Public Number Database.
The new version of Adobe's Flash Player comes with a new architecture for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, while AIR 3 will make it possible to install AIR apps without pre-installing the runtime
Apple has released versions of its iWork productivity apps that work on the iPhone and iPod Touch, after already revamping the suite for the iPad last year.The Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps each cost £5.
Here's a review of five essential apps that belong in your Android device toolkit.
I get a lot of email asking what I think about various devices, and often I have already published a review. Here's the collection of reviews I get asked about most often, covering phones, tablets, apps, and laptops.
The latest numbers from Gartner show how big a business apps have become, with $5.2 billion generated in 2010. The revenue generated by apps, both direct sales and ad revenue, is expected to almost triple in 2011 to over $15 billion.
Facebook has temporarily disabled a developer option that could have resulted in the disclosure of personal information.The social networking site said in blog on Tuesday that it was rethinking an option that would have allowed developers of Facebook apps to gather contact information, including home addresses and mobile phone numbers.
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