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Twitter has scheduled "Developer Teatimes"

Twitter has scheduled a pair of "Developer Teatimes" for Oct. 10 and Oct. 12 with a "heavy focus" on the service's tight integration with iOS 5, possibly providing further evidence that the forthcoming update to Apple's mobile operating system will arrive in two weeks.

Twitter announced the teatimes, the first to be held outside of San Francisco by the company, on Friday. The developer events will take place in London on Oct. 10 and New York City on Oct. 12, with space limited to just 150 attendees per city, as noted by Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web.

"There’s a lot going on in the ecosystem and we’d like to take this chance to share the highlights with you – including the latest developments with the platform, areas of opportunity that we’re seeing, and a heavy focus on the iOS 5 Twitter integration for developers," said Twitter's Jason Costa.

Apple Store in China opens to a huge crowd.

Apple Store Opens in China to huge crowd. Looks Like Apple knows how to move it's products everywhere. ;)

Apple iPhone tops list in sales at US carriers that carry the device.

Even as rumors of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone persist ahead of an anticipated launch, sales of the iPhone 4, first released in 2010, reportedly continue to top the competition at both AT&T and Verizon.

Analyst T. Michael Walkley with Canaccord Genuity revealed in a note to investors on Tuesday that checks with U.S. carriers indicate that sales of the iPhone 4 remain on top ahead of the iPhone 5 debut, despite the fact that the iPhone 4 is more than a year old.

Apple streaming pre-release Red Hot Chili Peppers album in iTunes, free

Apple has partnered with funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers to present the new album "I'm With You" as both a $12.99 preorder and a free stream for listeners wanting to hear the new album before its release.

The new album, the band's tenth, is expected to ship next week but fans can listen to a free stream of the entire album through the desktop iTunes Music Store.

10 Things To Use the HP Touchpad For

The TouchPad may not be the perfect tablet, but it is selling for $100 right now, but it's going fast. Actually, it's pretty much gone. But if you did manage to snag one, here are ten good uses for it.

1. E-book Reader

Google buy out of Motorolla mobile seen to have no effect on Apple Iphone

While the move may be good for the parties directly involved, Google's purchase of Motorola is not expected to have a major effect on Apple, Wall Street analysts have said.

Analysts took the opportunity to weigh in on Google's announcement this week that it would buy smartphone maker Motorola for $12.5 billion. And for the most part, Wall Street watchers don't expect the deal, which comes with some 17,000 patents owned by Motorola, to have a significant impact on Apple or its iPhone.

iPhone 5 Might Not Drop Until October

     Remember that “official” report from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) that the iPhone 5 release would be in September? I sure do, since I took it as gospel myself. Well, it turns out that sources might have either misinterpreted or misconstrued the situation.

British Call Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry on the Carpet

    The British Home Secretary will meet with the companies behind Twitter and BlackBerry to discuss whether they can help curb the nation's riots. It was only a few months ago that cracking down on social networks was considered the province of despots. Now the British government is making it sound like an essential step for safety.


Home Secretary Theresa May will meet with Facebook, Twitter and BlackBery maker Research in Motion to discuss "their responsibilities in not fueling rioting and other criminal behaviour," as TheNextWeb UK puts it. Translation: Police want to be able to easily tap into suspected rioters' private messages and profiles, or even shut down entirely private communications systems like Twitter's DMs and especially BlackBerry's BBM.

Friday Apple Rumors: Apple’s Next Big Thing Coming Sept. 7

Here are your daily Apple news items and rumors for Friday:


Mark Your Calendars: Japanese website Kodawarisan (via Mac Rumors) has set the date for Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next big media event. Apple will have its annual fall hullabaloo Sept. 7. The site has accurately leaked information on Apple before, nailing the launch date of the new Mac Mini model released in 2009. Unfortunately, the report didn’t specify exactly what Apple would be discussing at the event. The big contender is the fifth-generation iPhone expected to release sometime in the beginning of October. The iCloud service likely will be a topic of discussion, as well. There is a slight chance Apple will introduce a new model of its aging iPod media player, but that will only happen to highlight the iCloud service’s media storage capabilities.

Apple on Tuesday reported a record-breaking quarter with $28.57 billion in revenue

Apple on Tuesday reported a record-breaking quarter with $28.57 billion in revenue, propelled by a massive 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads sold in the quarter. Following the news, Apple executives participated in a conference call with analysts and the press, and notes of interest follow.

Apple's iPhone and iPad products continue to send the company to even greater heights, as handset sales were up 142 percent year over year, and the iPad grew 183 percent from 2010. Its $28.57 billion in revenue was a record-breaking quarter.


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