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February 6, 2013
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  Industry Highlights 
  • KeepSafe photo-vault app has 3 million monthly active users
    KeepSafe's private photo-vault concept seems to be finding a niche, writes Kim-Mai Cutler -- it boasts 3 million monthly users and sees 5 million photos saved per day. A popular use for the application, according to reviews on Google Play, is for hiding risque photos on a shared phone, "like SnapChat for adults," Cutler notes. Others use the app to distinguish between work and play photos or to keep certain photo exchanges private -- such as "potential engagement rings" being shared amongst friends. TechCrunch (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Wireless Ecosystem 
  • BlackBerry 10's Android runtime will soon support Jelly Bean
    BlackBerry 10′s Android runtime, currently running the 2-year-old Gingerbread platform, will soon be updated to support Jelly Bean applications, according to Engadget. The addition of Jelly Bean "means more apps, more revenue, and potentially, fewer people running away from BlackBerry 10 because of an undeveloped app ecosystem," Ricardo Bilton writes. The company is also sending out 12,000 limited-edition red Z10 models to developers as a thank you gift for creating apps. VentureBeat/Gadgets (2/5) , Engadget (2/5) , CNET (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Is a radio feature coming to Apple devices?
    Buttons and references for a potential "radio" feature have been found within Apple's iOS 6.1 iPad software, writes Josh Lowensohn. The developer community is speculating that Apple may be prepping a Pandora-like Internet music streaming service with ties to iTunes. CNET (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Developer Corner 
  • Twitter: Developers should be prepared for API retirement
    Twitter is retiring Version 1 of its application programming interface in March, including the "@anywhere framework," Ken Yeung writes. On March 5, Twitter will perform blackout tests so developers can see the impact on their applications. "Twitter says that those site owners who use any of the older 'goodie' widgets, such as the profile, favorites, search and list, should move to its Embedded Timeline feature," Yeung notes. (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HP launches 2 tools for software developers
    Hewlett-Packard has released two software-development tools, HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere, that it says will make applications run faster and easier to implement. PCWorld (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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