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You can always find the latest news and reviews on mobile apps by visiting Mobiputing.com in a desktop browser or mobile browser. Now after spending a year covering mobile apps, Mobiputing finally has one of its own. You can download out first Android app from the Android Market. An iPhone version is coming soon. And don’t worry, a Liliputing mobile app isn’t too far off.
Here’s a roundup of some of the week’s other exciting stories from Mobiputing:
- How to jailbreak an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 4.3.2 (untethered)
Apple released an update for iOS. It broke existing jailbreak tools. The iPhone Dev Team didn’t wait long to update those tools. You know the drill.
- Skype for Android adds support for 3G calling (plus a major security fix)
Skype has fixed a pretty major security flaw in its Android app that could have exposed user data. Oh yeah, Android users can also now make Skype to Skype voice calls over 3G.
- Library book loans coming to Amazon Kindle (and mobile apps)
Amazon has announced plans to bring digital library book lending to the Amazon Kindle as well as Kindle apps for computers and mobile devices. While Amazon will be using the same OverDrive system as Barnes & Noble, Bluefire, and others, the Kindle apps will sync your bookmarks and annotations between devices.
- Crackle brings free movies, TV shows tot he iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Sony’s Crackle service may not be the top site for online video, but the free, ad-supported app has dozens of movies and TV shows worth checking out.
- CNN app finally available for Android phones
CNN launched a news app for Android tablets earlier this year. Now it’s finally available for smartphones as well, letting you read, view, or listen to the latest stories or upload your own iReports.
- Maxthon browser for Android gets new themes, pinch-to-zoom
Maxthon may not be a household name in the West, but the desktop web browser has a big following in China, and for good reason. It’s powerful, customizable, and fast. The Android browser, on the other hand, left a bit to be desired last time we checked it out, since it lacked some basic features such as pinch-zoom. Now there’s a new, more capable version.
- Dropbox updates Android, iOS apps with bulk uploads, Honeycomb support
File sync service Dropbox now makes uploading files from an iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone much easier. There’s also a new Android version which is optimized for tablets.
- Booted from the Android Market, Grooveshark Mobile now available from Grooveshark.com
Apple and Google agree: Grooveshark doesn’t belong in their mobile app stores. But the mobile music app for Android is still available for download from the Grooveshark web site — and you don’t even need to root your phone to use it (unlike the iPhone version). You do need to pay for a VIP account though.
You can find more smartphone news and app reviews at Mobiputing.