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  • Dropbox 1.0 arrives with selective sync feature

    Version 1.0 of the cloud-based synchronization service Dropbox has been released. It comes with a selective sync feature, a new Mac OS client and better performance, according to a Thursday blog post.

  • W3C offers mobile app etiquette

    In an effort to make mobile applications easier to use, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) has established a set of guidelines for developers to keep in mind when creating their Web-standards based applications.

  • Amazon integrates Apple iPhone, iPad and Android with cloud

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making it possible for developers to directly integrate mobile applications for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and also apps for Android-based smartphones, with its cloud using two new beta SDKs (software development kits), it said in a blog post on Thursday.

  • Orange simplifies mobile app sales with Web portal

    Orange is simplifying the submission, testing and publishing process of mobile applications that are made available in its App Shop, in an effort to attract more developers applications, it announced on Wednesday.

  • Opera focusing on browsers for a range of phones

    Opera Software is targeting a large variety of mobile phones ranging from smartphones to less sophisticated feature phones that can connect to the Internet, as it aims at opportunities for its browser in emerging markets like India, the company's co-founder said.

  • Skype releases client for Nokia's N8

    Skype released an updated version of its Symbian client, which adds support for Nokia's N8, C7 and the E5, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Mobile HD voice popularity grows slowly

    A growing number of mobile operators are rolling out HD voice in their networks, allowing customers with compatible phones to make calls with better voice quality. The operators have been encouraged to invest in the technology by an increase in the number of compatible phone models, according to a report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

  • Will videoconferencing replace the telephone?

    In a famous exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, AT&T Bell Labs demonstrated the Picturephone Mod 1, a small, oval device with a camera and a screen that allowed two people to see each other while they talked over the telephone network. Six years later, the device was still in trials.