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On the UDID ban: Tracking devices, users and advertisers

Over the past few weeks, several ad networks have announced "UDID-independent" conversion tracking tools. As Apple's UDID ban has gone into effect, mobile advertising has had to find other ways to track device users. The problem with this is, of course, that they're still tracking. Apple's SDK...

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Doing the Math: WWDC capacity

Flickr: mediafury Apple says there are 248,000 registered iOS developers in the US alone on its job creation page. This number leaves out: Developers registered in other countries. Mac Developers who may not have iOS dev accounts. Development team members who use a single...

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App upgrades, downgrades and retrogrades

Pretend you're a developer. You've got a nice app out there. But now you want to take it to the next level. You want to add some terrific new features and expand the way the app works. How do you take your app forward while preserving your company's monetary integrity and providing a good...

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Mountain Lion developer preview changes file renaming options

One of my pet peeves with Mac OS X always appears when I'm in the process of opening a file from an app and want to either make a duplicate of an original or just want to rename the file. With Lion and previous versions of OS X, that meant that I'd have to close the "Open" dialog, open a Finder...

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5 Apps for seeing a man about a horse

Sometimes a wiseacre editor (we have a few) suggests we do a Five Apps post for a particularly offbeat area of interest. And sometimes we actually start brainstorming these. Today, we'll look at at restroom apps: after all, you can't spell iPhone without "I P." Here are 5 apps to help accommodate...

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iTunes 10.5 beta 9 now available to developers

Apple has released a ninth beta build of iTunes 10.5 to developers. The build also includes iTunes Match, allowing Apple to solicit feedback about the new service from developers. iTunes Match currently is only available to developers in the United States. This is the second time that a beta...

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iPad 2 launch day in Ireland

Another report from our special correspondent in Ireland, James Britton It's a beautiful day in Dublin to be standing in line for the international launch of iPad 2, but apparently Dubliners have better things to do. Either that, or I'm just the only one obsessed about it since last night....

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iPad 2 Ireland launch guide

Guest post by James Britton Ireland: the land of Guinness, shamrocks, leprechauns and soon - Thinner. Lighter. Faster. FaceTime. Smart Covers. 10-hour battery. Well, the Yanks have had their two-week head start, now it's our turn. It's the eve of the international launch of iPad 2 and...

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Apple March 2nd iPad 2 event metaliveblog

Stay tuned right here on this post as we'll be live from our couches and armchairs rounding up the details of Apple's iPad 2 event. The fun begins at 10 AM PST, 1 PM EST, 6 PM GMT. Photo courtesy of Engadget. <a...

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Ten tiny and amazing Mac apps you've never heard of

The following is a guest post from Tod Maffin, one of Canada's most influential web and technology commentators. Thanks, Tod! -Ed. Air Video Server (Mac app is free, iPhone/iPad app is $2.99 or free Lite version) This is a great little app that for people who have lots of videos on their...

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