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Opera Software Finds iOS Rules Mobile Advertising

8:27 PM, Jul. 20th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Opera logo

Opera Software, makers of the web browser, released its first State of Mobile Advertising report Friday. The company found that iOS leads in effective cost per thousand impressions, followed by Android, and then in a very distant third place is Windows Phone.

EU Seeking Pan-European Licensing for Digital Music

9:52 PM, Jul. 12th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

iTunes in the EU

The European Union has proposed changes in licensing rules for digital music that would allow music to be sold across all 27 EU countries. This would allow Internet music services such as iTunes to have one European store rather than a separate store in each of the 27 individual countries.

Amazon Announces GameCircle for the Kindle Fire

8:57 PM, Jul. 11th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

GameCircle Achievements Screenshot

Amazon announced the introduction of GameCircle services for the Kindle Fire on Tuesday. Taking cues from Apple’s iOS (and soon to be Mac) Game Center, it tracks achievements, leaderboards, and allows for the syncing of games.

Apple Awarded 3 iOS Patents, Including Playlist

4:57 PM, Jul. 6th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

Apple and US Patent Office logos

Apple was granted 22 new patents this week, three of which relate to iOS and are of some interest to end users. Those three involve prioritizing mobile media player files, song flow methodology in random playback, and a graphical user interface for viewing multiple application windows.

AT&T to Begin Blocking Stolen Phones July 10

2:20 PM, Jul. 6th, 2012 · Julie Kuehl · News

iPhone with a lock onscreen

On July 10, AT&T will begin blocking phones that have been reported to a customer service representative as stolen. This will prevent the phone from being able to access data, text, or voice services but it does leave the account open rather than blocking the SIM entirely.