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ipad 4.2


The iPad was skipped when the iOS 4.1 update came out but it will be getting iOS 4.2 Very Soon in the coming Few Months. This new version will unlock some Wanted Features of the iPad that is currently locked down such as multitasking, combined email inbox, folders and other Features too. May be The biggest change that iOS 4.2 will bring to the iPad is obviously Multitasking. Its the feature everyone Talking about since day one. The way that iOS handles multitasking creates a bit of a problem though the app has to support it for multitasking to work, Also don't forget that iPad has less RAM than the iPhone4 (ipad 265MB, iPhone4 512MB).



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iOS 5.1 Beta 3

Apple released iOS 5.1 Beta 2 on December 12 with Build number 9B5127a. The current beta now uses build number 9B5141a.

iOS 5.1 B3 OTA

iOS 5.1 beta 3 restores a sought after feature by many users, Enable 3G. The Enable 3G toggle allows users to completely shut off their cellular data, something that is currently unavailable. iOS users who use WiFi at work and home, experience heavy battery loss due to the fact that 3G and WiFi are running simultaneously. With this new feature, users can simply switch off 3G and use WiFi and can switch on WiFi just as easily. Apple noted under the toggle feature, that "3G offers faster data speeds but uses more battery power than EDGE".

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The ChronicDevTeam has a video showcasing an untethered jailbreak on an iPhone 4S, running on iOS 5.0.1.

The video seems real. We are demonstrated a reboot after which Cydia is still functional and last but not least we are shown the different antenna design and a running Siri version.

This sort of a jailbreak solution has been available on A4-powered iDevices but, up until now, it had its ups and downs on the A5-powered iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.


Demo Below!

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Old Apple Deivces

A new custom firmware called Whited00r lets you install portions of iOS 5 on older iPhone models.


Some highlights include iOS 5-style reminders, sounds, shadows, wallpapers and folders. It also jailbreaks your phone and provides a carrier unlock, if needed.

Whited00r brings a few modern improvements to the older iOS 3 and iOS 4 platforms to match the latest developments of iOS 5.



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Apple OLED

A high-ranking source with a major electronics retailer has told TechnoBuffalo to expect the long-rumored Apple TV set this April, or possibly May at the latest. Speaking on conditions of anonymity, the source said they have seen "gorgeous, very thin" pre-production versions of the set in person, and that they employ OLED panels at various sizes up to 42-inches. If true, Apple set will debut as the largest OLED based HDTV on the consumer market. LG and Samsung debuted 55-inch OLED sets at CES earlier this month, but neither is set to launch as soon as April.

Apple TV

While there is no info if the set will be running its own version of iOS, we do know that will have deep integration with devices based on the popular operating system. The set will also sport Siri style voice controls as well as facial recognition software, and plans for the TV voice control system are said to far exceed what's currently in use on the iPhone 4S.

Apple TV

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Rage HD is not only one of the best looking games on iOS but also one of the best looking games on any mobile platform. Now this gorgeous first person shooter has been upgraded to v2.0 and brings along some nice goodies.


For starters, you get higher resolution player and weapon models in the game. Secondly, the game brings performance enhancements and a wide variety of bug fixes. Next, the game also includes the ability to output the video through an HDMI cable to a television so now you can play the game on a bigger screen. There are also some improvements to the video output through the VGA and component cables.

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iOS 5.1

Apple recently Published an operator profiles refer to iOS 5.1 OTA Update and a release date of March 9, 2012. The profiles are intended for various operators in Japan, France, Finland, Greece and Sweden and will make sure the iPhones will connect to the specific network after an update.

iOS 5.1

The iOS 5.1 has 3 beta version till Now and it said to be the final FIX for the iPhone4s battery issues, and the iPod Touch Coverflow bug too.

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Anonymously uploading contact data to servers without the users permission is a common practice among a lot of popular apps such as Path, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare... etc, which use this data to find other people you know who may also be using that service.

But even though Path later apologized and deleted the data from their servers, and also issued an update that explicitly asks for your permission before uploading your contacts, the issue continued to escalate until it eventually reached Apple. Apple announced that it improve iOS privacy so it will ask user permission to share contacts with Apps, Apple said:


"We are working to make this even better for our customers, and as we have done with location services, any app wishing to access contact data will require explicit user approval in a future software release."

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Siri incoming Japanese version have been confirmed with a leaked copy of the iOS 5.1 Gold Master showing the new language addition in the settings menu, as well as a tweaked iPhone lockscreen and BGR access to a leak of the GM 5.1 release confirms it.

Meanwhile, there is also another new feature that everyone can enjoy, New shape of a camera shortcut on the iOS lock-screen.

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Photo Spy

Another Day, Another iOS vulnerability, A security issue has been identified in iOS which gives 3d party applications and its developers secretly access to your photos without permissions.

According to The New York Times who uncovered this issue, an application that has the permission to use your location can also access your photos. They demonstrated this by commissioning a developer to create a dummy app (which was not submitted to the App Store) that popped up a notification asking the user for location (as seen above) and when provided had complete access to the photos stored on the device.

When contacted, Apple declined to comment about this issue.

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iOS 5.1.1

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is just a minor update that fix some previously reported bugs, The update didn't add any new feature but was carrying some Camera HRD enhancements to the iPhone 4s and the New iPad. Here is the change-log


As you can tell from the screenshot above, the update was also released as an OTA download for devices running iOS 5 and above and weighs in at just 54MB.

iOS 6


Apple iOS is still not fully into social sharing and SNS Integration, but sources are saying that the next version of iOS "iOS 6" is going to also bring an update to iCloud which will allow for user sharing of photos and videos. WSJ reported today that this functionality may be coming, at least according to "people familiar with the matter".



The report says that iCloud will be adding the ability to share photos and videos with others via iCloud, and also allow for commenting on shared items, but it's still unclear, in the Upcoming iOS 6, if photos and videos would be able to be shared on Social Networks like Twitter, Facebook & Google+... You can ignore the last one though (Google+), it may never happen!





Absinthe 2.0, the latest untethered jailbreak will set your iOS 5.1.1 devices free in a simple way and allow you to sideload applications. The new jailbreak comes courtesy of the Chronic-Dev Team and iPhone Dev Teams, and stands out with just how quick it is to do. It simply takes hooking up your device via a USB cable and pressing a button.

Absinthe 2.0 can jailbreak these devices ONLY:

  • iPad 1,1 - 2,1 - 2,2 - 2,3 - 3,1 - 3,2 - 3,3
  • iPhone 2,1 - 3,1 - 3,3 - 4,1
  • iPod 3,1 - 4,1



Instructions & Download links Here



Apple 3D Maps iOS

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Today, BGR has obtained screenshots of Apple's 3D maps app, which is expected to debut in iOS 6 and will presumably be announced at WWDC during the June 11th keynote address.

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Lately, We reported that Apple is interested in creating their very own mapping solution for a while now with the success of Google's Android operating system Apple became concerned about how much they relied on Google's iOS apps for supplying basic features. Apple has always made the front end of the Maps app, but until now they've relied on the Google Maps backend for the data.

Skydrive app


Microsoft SkyDrive for Apple's iPad got bumped up to version 2.1. The App's update brings support for the Retina Display of the popular slate's latest incarnation.


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You will now be able to open multimedia files from within the app at a rather eye-pleasing 264ppi.


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Furthermore, the update includes support for upload of multiple photos and videos, more file sharing abilities, as well as the option to open SkyDrive files while using other iOS apps.

Get Skydrive for iPad [iTunes]




Dropbox has launched an update to its iOS application and now supports automatic video and photo uploads.

Just like the company did when they first introduced the feature on Android, to motivate users to use the new service, Dropbox will match every uploaded megabyte with a megabyte of free cloud storage up to a total 3GB (was 500MB in previous version).

Dropbox [iTunes]


Malware App


It is just that no platform is immune to hacker attacks and Apple's iOS is no exception. Take this report from Kaspersky as proof: "a malicious application has been discovered at the Apple App Store, supposedly the very first to be discovered there."


Malware app

Called "Find and Call", its purpose is to steal the user's address book and to send spam to their contacts in the form of a text message containing a link to the app's download page. And before Android fans hit the comments section, allow us to note that the same mischievous application has been found on the Google Play store as well.

Thankfully, the malware has been taken down already from both Google Play and the Apple App store. There are no reports of any major damage caused by it, and since the app was oriented towards Russian-speaking users, it is not likely that it has affected many outside of that part of the world. Besides, there were plenty of 1-star reviews submitted by those who downloaded it, which should have been enough to make potential victims aware of what the app truly does.



Sparrow CEO Dom Leca announced that they were acquired by Google. Sparrow's 3rd party email clients and apps are very popular on Apple's platforms, and were widely considered to be among the best email UIs available.

Sparrow will continue to be made available for the time being, and current customers will still be given support, but Leca indicated that there will be no new features added to the software from here on out. The good news is that this was a talent acquisition by Google, and Leca and his team will be joining Google's Gmail team to create more elegant and effective email UIs for Gmail, and to better tie together the Gmail experience across all of its many platforms.




Chrip for iOS

This week a new app called "Chirp" hit the iOS App Store, based on one of those rare technologies like HTTP or XML that at first seems trifling, but ends up changing everything.



To Simplify, Chirp uses sound to transmit words, pictures and URLs from one phone to another.

It's called Chirp, because its data transmission sounds like a robotic bird. This App will change the way smartphones communicate which each other.


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Skype App for iOS has just received an Update to boasts its ability to let you send images to your contacts, something that you could only do through the desktop client before. There is no size limit on the images you upload so you can upload as big an image as you want, provided you have a suitable data plan.


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The update also include performance improvements for the iPad version, updated privacy settings, minor visual improvements and bug fixes.


Skype [iTunes]



It seems that Tim Cook may have looked around at services like Pandora, Slacker, or Spotify radio, and thought, "Apple could do that. We've got iTunes, so why not?" And, that's all it would take for the idea to start. Now, it looks like Apple may be about to launch its own streaming radio service.


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As it seems most Apple leaks go, this information comes via the Wall Street Journal, which has broken far too many Apple news stories to be coincidence. At this point it feels like the WSJ is really part of the PR team with Apple, sending out interesting "leaked" info whenever the news turns too far towards competitors.






One of the most important applications on the original iPhone was the Maps application that Steve Jobs demoed with a prank call to Starbucks (we added the crank call video below). But it has now come to light that about a month before the phone was announced, no such application even existed on the device.

According to a story by The New York Times, the maps application was not at all part of the original plans for the phone.


Steve Jobs thought of having the application on the phone just weeks before the announcement because he thought it would help show off the multi-touch display better.


iTunes 11

Today, after a serious delay, the iTunes 11 is finally ready to download. This New iTunes was suppose to be launched with the iOS 6.0.1 and the iPhone 5. Apple has a pretty long list of what's new in this version. There's even a promo video.


iTunes 11


iTunes 11 is quicker and smoother, it's got a simpler user interface with the navigation bar on the left gone. The iTunes store (accessible via the application itself) looks a lot nicer and generally, accessing it seems faster. In the past it has always been so darn slow.


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Finally, iOS users can enjoy a fully functional YouTube App, Google has just pushed an Update to its native 3rd-party iOS YouTube Application to the App store brings support for iPad Retina Display and iPhone 5 display.

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Here is the Change-log of the latest version :

• Optimized for iPad and iPhone 5

• Stream videos with AirPlay

• Tap logo to open your Guide of channels

• Add and remove videos from your playlists

• Clickable links in video descriptions

• Improved accessibility with VoiceOver



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itunes porn

Apple's iTunes store launched in Russia yesterday and this was huge news for Apple users in russia, but the launch was not without its flaws. The biggest flaw... When launching iTunes in Russia, Apple allegedly used the placeholder link xxx.xxx which turned out to be a real... porn site!


The porn bomb blew in the Russian iTunes more films in different languages section, where a giant banner of an "escort" service popped up and within minutes users on Twitter started posting pictures of the new Russian iTunes.



The store was down for a while and now the issue seems to be fixed, bringing back movies like Amelie instead of escort services.



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When Steve Jobs first Introduced the iPhone in 2007, he said "Who needs a stylus ?... you gonna use your fingers". Well, Today Apple received a patent for a stylus technology called the "Active Stylus".

The "Active Stylus" is a stylus that does more than just help you input a touch on a screen. Your regular everyday stylus works by blocking electric lines. Instead of being passive, like the current stylus, Apple's tool would have the capability to create its own electronic field and couple signals with the main device.


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This could increase the speed and accuracy of the stylus and eliminate the lag that some S Pen users have complained about. Despite the lag, the S Pen has become extremely popular, so much so that speculation has Samsung including it with the Samsung Galaxy S IV. And we would say that the popularity of the S Pen comes from its ability to be more like a marker or a crayon rather than a touch input like Steve Jobs was thinking about when he dissed the stylus in 2007.


Android vs. iOS

According to a study by Crittercism on Android and iOS, both platforms have their share of apps that crash and it shows that iOS apps crash more often. The company which specializes in providing real-time crash reports for mobile apps evaluated reports over a period of one month and found that iOS apps crash quite a lot more than their Android counterparts.


In the first of the three quartiles we got data for, iOS apps crashed after 0.51% of all launches, whereas Android apps only crashed in 0.15%. In the second quartile the picture is similar with iOS apps crashing in 1.47% of the cases, whereas Android apps did so 0.73% of the time. Things are much closer in the third quartile 2.97% crashes for Android vs 3.66% for iOS.

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Crittercism even gave us a detailed breakdown of the most problematic releases by OS. As it turns out, iOS 5.0.1 generates more than a third of all iOS crashes 33.93%, while iOS 4.3.5 is the second most problematic with 10.62%. That sounds quite believable as these two software versions are the two latest releases of iOS4 and iOS5.

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Facebook App

After the major update for their iOS App, Facebook updated all its iOS Apps on the iTunes Store including (Facebook Camera, Messenger, Page Manager).




The Update brings more stable versions of the App with faster browsing & sharing just like the New Facebook App that focus on the performance. Unlike Facebook for android which is "SUCKS!" compared to the iOS App according to the android users reviews on Google Play store. Why facebook take care of iOS users over android users ?


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The Nielsen Company, one of the global leaders in consumer market research and trend analysis, has released its Nielsen Tops of 2012 report, which looks at the top Web and mobile companies between January - October, 2012.

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As you can on the chart above, Android is taking over the U.S. as the top Smartphones Operating System for 2012 with 52% of the market share, Apple iOS comes in the 2nd place with 35% (Huge drop!), then comes Windows Phone OS followed by Blackberry OS and finally "Other" which includes (MeeGo, Nokia Belle, WebOS... etc).


Top web brands 2012

Google's portal is the No.1 U.S. Web brand of 2012, with 172.6 million unique visitors per month followed by Facebook. For online video, YouTube got some 132.4 million unique monthly visitors, more than three times Yahoo's video portal in second place.


Chrome on iPad


Today Google is officially announcing the Chrome browser for the iPhone and iPad. There had been some question as to whether or not Google would bring their popular browser to iOS, since they would be unable to implement some of their secret sauce, like their customer javascript engine.

Chrome on iPhone

It appears that Google does indeed want to bring Chrome to your iOS devices, and they demonstrated what they expect will be their killer feature the ability to sync across devices. They demonstrated both iPhones and iPad accessing the pages open on other devices, and even signing in to The New York Times on an iPad, despite it being the first time the demo had been run on that unit.

Google Earth 7

Google Earth 7 has just been released on Apple store for all iOS devices, the Mountain View tech firm has beaten Apple to the punch. The latest version of Google Earth bring to iOS a huge feature that Apple is adding to its own mapping app with iOS 6: 3D images. iOS 6 will offer a New Apple 3D Maps but it's away from what google is offering right now.

Google Earth

Google announced on thursday that the 3D functionality of Google Earth 7 for iOS brings 3D to the same 14 regions that Android users were able to access starting in June. Those 14 regions include L.A., the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and others. As Google adds 3D to more regions for its Android app, it will add the same regions for the iOS variant.


Source (App Store)


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In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years ago.


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He also added that now new users are activating more than 1.3 million Android devices a day. In the third quarter alone, Android took 72 percent of the market, while Apple's iOS managed just 14 percent.


"This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago Microsoft versus Apple. We're winning that war pretty clearly now." - Eric Schmidt, Google





The app in question is called Clear and it is not even out yet. I stumbled upon a video ad for it and I was amazed. It has been a while since we have ever seen a user interface so beautifully simple, elegant and intuitive.

Clear main and only function is to help you organize your life by creating easy to follow to-do lists. There are many to-do list apps and organizers out there, but it is Clear user interface that will make you buy this app when it comes out, Make sure you check out the App Demo video below.

Coming Soon to iTunes

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The Spotify App is Available on all most popular mobile platforms including (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone). Up until today, you have had the option for two streaming qualities on the iOS version. Those were low and high. The high being 160 kbps and the low being 96 kbps. Is there Higher ?

Spotify on iOS

The desktop version of Spotify has always streamed at 320 kbps, which is the "Extreme" Quality. Today, Spotify Updated its iOS App to be able to stream music with the same "Extreme" Quality up to 320kbps on all iOS devices. We can Expect an Update for the Android versino very soon!

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Magic piano

The Popular iOS game "Magic Piano" has just landed in the Google Play Market. The music catalog of titles you can play tops 200, with Smule claiming that they will add new music on a weekly basis.


Magic Piano

The game works on a freemium model, where you can download and play the game for free, but unlocking additional songs requires the redemption of "Smoola" credits that naturally will cost some Money.


Download Magic piano

Magic Piano [Play Store]




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Instagram facebook update

Instagram, the popular photo-editing and sharing app, has received its first round of updates since Facebook splurged to acquire it to the tune of one billion dollars. The iOS version was updated yesterday to version 2.5, and today the much younger Android variant received most of the same features as it reached version 1.1.4.


Share like

The big question for many users is, has Facebook sunk its claws into Instagram in a way that will hurt the user experience? After all, they presumably didn't drop a billion dollars just for kicks. The answer to that is sort of the updates introduce a Facebook heart feature that you tap on to show you like it. By default this only shows up for other Instagram users, but in the options menu you can choose to share your likes to Facebook automatically.




Instagram [Google Play]


Instagram [App Store]


Chrip for iOS

This week a new app called "Chirp" hit the iOS App Store, based on one of those rare technologies like HTTP or XML that at first seems trifling, but ends up changing everything.



To Simplify, Chirp uses sound to transmit words, pictures and URLs from one phone to another.

It's called Chirp, because its data transmission sounds like a robotic bird. This App will change the way smartphones communicate which each other.





Download Chrip




NFS Most wanted Android


Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Mobile is probably the most anticipated racing game this fall, and after it first appeared at June's E3 show, EA has now released a full trailer for the game.


NFS: Most Wanted is a game developed by Firemonkeys with stunning graphics and online multiplayer. It also features new touch-steering controls which basically are a virtual steering wheel you hold your finger onto and then rotate left or right to steer. Game Coming to iOS App store sand Google Play Store by End of this month (October).


Source (EA)


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Some of the Original footage from Star Wars: Episode IV has been used in Rovio's New Angry Birds: Star Wars trailer. And that is a big deal as Lucasfilm (who owns the star wars series copyright) rarely allows content that it owns to be used in such ways. A total of 8 trailers are to be revealed prior to the launch of Angry Birds: Star Wars, and a 3-minute animated video featuring the characters in the game will be among them.

Angry Birds: Star Wars will be launched on November,8th and will be available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac, PC and Windows 8 devices.





Carmageddon, the legendary automotive pedestrian slaughter house game, has now finally arrived for iPhone and iPad. A Kickstarter project a couple of months in the making, the game has landed on the App Store and will be completely free for today only as its first day of availability.

Carmageddon launched in the 90s for PC and Mac and you might remember that for its extreme violence it was banned in various countries. The Game is also coming to Android Play Store Very Soon!



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Download form iTunes [FREE]


Google Search for iOS

Google has released a New version of the Search app for iOS bringing a Major improved voice search experience that you may have experienced on Android devices running Jelly Bean.


Google search for ios


The new Google Search app for iOS features a prominently placed voice search button below the search bar and one tap on it lets you speak your query to the device. Your words appear on the screen as soon as you speak them and then the app searches for the answer. For questions with short answers you also get a voice response, just like on Android.


Source [iTunes]

Facebook Photo sync

Facebook was testing a new feature back in August that allows users to sync photos from their devices to their Facebook profiles. Today, Facebook Photo Sync feature is now available on the Android and iOS client apps. If you used them just recently you should have already got a notification about this feature..

facebook photo sync

Facebook Photo Sync automatically uploads your captured photos to a private album on Facebook. You can share them with your friends later if you want.


App store

Freemium apps free apps that have in-app purchases are experiencing impressive revenue growth worldwide, far outpacing premium apps in both iOS and Google Play stores.

Play store

Over the last 24 months, worldwide revenues for freemium apps on iOS have more than quadrupled. In 2012, worldwide freemium revenues on Google Play have grown 3.5X. Meanwhile, Premium revenues for both app stores (Play & iOS) remained relatively flat in these time periods.

Play store

Meanwhile, revenues from such apps on Android have more than quadrupled worldwide since the beginning of this year, while premium app revenues have barely increased. Japan is showing big growths while the US seems to have stabilized, with focus shifting to freemium apps.


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