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ZDNet App Wrap: October 22, 2012

Firefox Marketplace, Google Calendar, Gumtree, Paperless, Shadowgun, Tweetbot for Mac, Uber, and µTorrent Remote.

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Topic: Developer
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1 of 8 Uber) Uber Platform: iOS Price: Free

Taking a taxi is so passe when you have Uber — or so Uber users like to tell you, even when you don't ask.

Uber has expanded its services to Sydney, allowing users in the harbour city to request a private car, and have the cost automatically charged to their credit card.

If you'd like to take part in Uber's Sydney trial, you can find more details on the company's blog.

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2 of 8 Mozilla) Firefox Marketplace Platform: Android Price: Free

Hot on the heals of , Mozilla has annouced the opening of the Firefox Marketplace. All of the apps in the new app store will be built using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.

To see the Firefox Marketplace, you will need to install Firefox Aurora on your Android device.

One of the first apps available is from Twitter, and offers much the same experience as the regular Android Twitter app. As Firefox Marketplace applications can install launchers, having both the regular Twitter client and Firefox Marketplace version installed will result in two identical Twitter icons on your Android home screen.


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3 of 8 Tapbots) Tweetbot for Mac Platform: iOS Price: AU$19.99

Tapbots has taken Tweetbot for Mac out of public alpha, and shocked its userbase by setting the price of the app at $20.

The company says that this is a result of .

The app has plenty of fans though, and with the total number of installations limited to whatever Twitter says, if you don't pay up, someone else will.

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4 of 8 Google) Google Calendar Platform: Android Price: Free

The official Android interface for Google Calendar has appeared.

While its looks are not going to blow you away, it should at least work better with reminders than some other third-party applications.

As this is a first release, the interface is pretty basic, but it is a better alternative than using the mobile website.

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5 of 8 Gumtree) Gumtree Platform: Android Price: Free

Gumtree, the online classifieds site that isn't Craigslist, has released a new application for Android. But don't worry, those legendary weird requests that give Craigslist its fame outside of North America, can also be found on Gumtree.

For instance, who wouldn't want to dress up in an owl costume for $30 an hour?

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6 of 8 Paperless) Paperless Platform: iOS Price: AU$1.99

Rather than having to keep track of a drawer of degrading thermal paper recipts, you can use this app to store your receipts instead.

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7 of 8 Shadowgun) Shadowgun Platform: BlackBerry PlayBook Price: Free until October 31st

Shadowgun is a hide and shoot first-person shooter that fits into the standard mould of other FPS games that are available across other mobile platforms.

Until the end of the month, this game is available for free, alongside of CreaVures.

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8 of 8 BitTorrent) µTorrent Remote Platform: Windows Phone Price: Free

Just because you are using an operating system that will be outdated in less than a month's time, doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to remotely control your torrenting.

You can use the app to remotely add, remove, start, stop torrents, and check download progress of all your torrents.

In a neat twist, completed downloads can even be shifted back to your Windows device for local playback.

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