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+ - IOS vs. Android: Which Has The Crashiest Apps?->

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creativeHavoc writes "Forbes author Tomio Geron takes a look at data accrued by mobile app monitoring startup Crittercism. After looking at normalized data of crashes over the various mobile operating system versions he compares crash rates of apps on the two platforms. He also breaks it down further to look how the top apps compare across the competing mobile operating systems. The results may not be what you expect."
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Bug

+ - Android Widgets Disappearing ->

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creativeHavoc (1052138) writes "In all current and future builds of android, applications which have enabled the ability to be moved to the SD card are negatively impacted by the fact that when they do, all widgets will be disabled and impossible to access in the future (until moved back to internal phone storage and then rebooting the phone.)

With typical android phones designed with small internal memory and the ability to expand your memory with an SD card (a supposed selling feature) the fact that google essentially negates the ability for many applications to operate properly when using this feature. Users downvote applications who do not enable MoveToSD, but also downvote applications when they do not understand who to blame for their widgets disappearing.

Google seemed to act when the text-messaging bug was brought to light in the tech media, can it happen again?

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=8555"

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+ - Wikileaks Petition Gathers Support->

Submitted by creativeHavoc
creativeHavoc (1052138) writes ""The vicious intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks is wrong, dangerous and undermines the rule of law. Top US politicians have branded WikiLeaks a terrorist organization, suggested assassinating its staff, and urged corporations to shut it down.

The future of our freedoms and the Internet is at stake. Let's urgently take a stand to ensure governments and companies act with restraint and due process, not escalate this fight. "

http://www.avaaz.org/en/wikileaks_petition

It's gathering signatures at a rate of over one per second.

The campaign to silence WikiLeaks mirrors the attempts to abuse copyright to limit legitimate artistic expression. Amazon even used the ownership of the leaked documents — copyright — as their excuse for suspending the WikiLeaks account, When in fact the US government does not hold copyright in documents it produces.

WikiLeaks Central follows and summarizes news and blog posts:

http://wlcentral.org/"

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Science

+ - Symphony of Science

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creativeHavoc (1052138) writes "Symphony of Science aims to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through musical remixes. Using footage of Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James Randi and visuals from the PBS Series Cosmos, John Boswell brings scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music. http://www.symphonyofscience.com/index.html"

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