This is it. In-app purchases are available to apps and developers that activate them. Several apps will start off with this functionality, including Tap Tap Revenge 4, which launches for the first time on the Android Market, along with more games with lesser-known statuses. What does this mean, and how does it apply to you? Well, if you wanted to beat a certain level in a game, or acquire something of a nature which isn’t actually available to you, an in-app purchase can change that by charging your credit card (for the amount seen, in-app), and you get the show on the road, immediately. Check out the official Android Developers post for a full list of games using the new feature.
Well, it turns out that certain Windows Phone 7 devices in the U.S. (read: all of them, unfortunately) have their updates controlled by their respective carriers, instead of Microsoft directly, much like a Windows computer (a practice which Microsoft stated would continue with WP7).
Anyways, cutting to the chase, HTC HD7 owners should begin seeing pop-ups on their devices over the next coming days (starting today) for an update. Connect to Zune for Windows or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac and install, then you’ll have copy-and-paste in its full glory.
For the past few months Mozilla has been preparing their barrage of the browser-wars. First off was Firefox 4, second is Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo (what’s Maemo anyway?). It’s an almost perfect port of the desktop app, and shares most if not all of the desktop features, including syncing pages and bookmarks while viewing them on the fly, in a smaller, smartphone-friendly UI, with an intense liking of HTML5 instead of Flash. It requires Android 2.0 and up, is free, and if ready and waiting to be downloaded.
Whoa! Guess who ate everyone’s breakfast this morning? Amazon! The new Amazon Cloud Player has graced the geeks of the world (actually, the United States, for now) with its presence. Its main goal: to give you 5GB of free storage to upload your music to, so it can be streamed anywhere, including Android (no iOS support yet). Some iTunes purchases also work with the service. Additional storage plans start at $20 per year, while 20GB of storage is offered free if you buy an entire MP3 album. Sounds good to us. Presser after cut. Via: Amazon
A recent exclusive from a MacRumors reader may be good news for both me and you: RadioShack will begin selling the iPad 2 starting tomorrow at 500 retail locations. Excuse me, but I think I might get my iPad 2 now. Update: I’ve confirmed this with 5 different stores in my area, whom of which actually have the iPads, but can’t sell them today. Hopefully I’ll get one of these things tomorrow. Via: MacRumors
Welcome back, dude. Jack Dorsey, former executive chairman for Twitter, is now executive chairman — again.