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Updated Sparrow app rejected, iOS 6-only version on the way

According to Sparrow developer Dinh Viet Hoa's recent Twitter activity, a newly submitted update to the popular email app has been rejected by Apple, and unless the team submits a new version, the app could be pulled from the App Store entirely. "Apple called to tell me that Sparrow has been...

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Alternative email clients for Sparrow on the iPhone

Sparrow announced late last week that it had been acquired by Google. In its announcement, the company said it will continue to make both the Mac and iOS versions of the Sparrow email client available and provide support for its customers. This means that iPhone owners can continue to use the...

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Email client alternatives to Sparrow for the Mac

Sparrow announced late last week that the company had been acquired by Google; that means that the Sparrow email clients have been put into maintenance mode, with no new features expected going forward. Many customers, like me, who enjoyed using the email client are now contemplating the task...

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Fellow app developers speculate on why Sparrow 'sold out'

The popular email app Sparrow was recently acquired by Google for a tidy sum, and pretty much immediately mothballed. This has resulted in a firestorm of criticism leveled at both Google and the Sparrow developers. "Why can't independent developers stay independent?" is a common refrain. "Why must...

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Daily Update for July 20, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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Sparrow acquired by Google, team to work on "new projects"

One of the nicest mail clients on any platform, Sparrow, was just acquired by Google. There's a note on Sparrow's homepage by CEO Dom Leca, which says it all. This is a great move by Google if they allow the team which built Sparrow to focus on making intuitive tools. MacStories got a statement...

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Mac versions of Sparrow and FX Studio discounted today to $4.99

Mac owners on the hunt for app deals may want to check out Sparrow for the Mac and MacPhun's FX Studio. Both apps have been discounted 50 percent today and are now available for US$4.99. Sparrow for Mac is the email client that kicked off the Sparrow craze a few years almost two years ago...

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Sparrow 1.6 for Mac available with POP support, more

After releasing its mail app for the iPhone, Sparrow is back again with another update of its Mac email client. Version 1.6 adds the highly-anticipated support for Pop accounts, giving you a true unified inbox. There's also a handful of minor tweaks and bug fixes that'll make it easier for you...

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Sparrow for iPhone 1.2 adds new features, push will be subscription-based

Sparrow for iPhone just received a nice update that marks several items off users' wish lists. Among that is the ability to compose in landscape mode, create/edit labels and swipe between messages, plus additional localization. Sparrow now is available in English, French, German, Spanish,...

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Sparrow 1.1 adds built-in browser, delete options

You have to give them credit. The developers at Sparrow don't waste any time when it comes to improving their apps. It's only been a little over two weeks since Sparrow for the iPhone launched and there's already an update in the iOS App Store. The 1.1 version of Sparrow rolled out on...

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Sparrow for iPhone will wow with its design, but lacks push notification

After a long wait, Sparrow for iOS made its debut in the App Store on Wednesday. Similar to the desktop version, the iOS mail client promises to provide you with an efficient and pleasant mailing experience, and the app mostly delivers on this promise. Sparrow supports Gmail, iCloud and IMAP, but...

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Sparrow for iPhone tease

Sparrow for Mac is a popular Gmail client for the desktop that's easy to use and even easier on the eyes. Soon, its elegant simplicity will be available on the iPhone. Sparrow developer Dominique Leca talked to Business Insider and let the cat out of the bag about the company's upcoming iPhone app....

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Dear Aunt TUAW: I just bought an app and then won it

Dear Aunt TUAW, The good news: I just received an (legit) email saying I won a license for Sparrow! The bad news: I paid for it LITERALLY 15 minutes ago. I'm not about to ask for a refund. Oh well. I hope the developer does something great with his cut of my ten bucks. Thoughts? Your...

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Sparrow co-founder tells why the Mac App Store is crucial to his success

Sparrow co-founder Dominique Leca gave an interesting interview to Business Insider (BI) in which he reveals his thoughts about the Mac App Store from a developer's perspective. We've covered Sparrow, the popular third-party OS X email client, many times before. It launched on the Mac App Store...

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Sparrow update flies in, alights on Mac App Store

Do you use Sparrow? The popular alternative email app has just been updated to version 1.3.2, so if you're partial to "the bird" for your mail, it's time to head out to the Mac App Store and get the latest version. Sparrow 1.3.2 brings the following features to the bird feeder: Features: -...

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