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Top ten stories of the week

Top ten stories of the week
Daniel Gumble

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Development / iOS / December 21st 2012 at 9:53AM

Check out the hottest stories on Mobile Entertainment from December 14th-20th.

It’s that time of week again. So brace yourself for Mobile Entertainment’s rundown of the top ten mobile stories from the past seven days.

Lead the pack this week is the announcement that the UK is now the world leader in mobile web use, while Apple’s iOS 6.0.2 update is in at second place.

Meanwhile, our 12 Days of Christmas focus on InMobi has charted highly this week, along with news that 60 per cent of Americans expect mobile payments to eventually replace cash and card payments.

See below for the full rundown.

1. UK is world leader in mobile web use

A new Ofcom report reveals that the UK has taken over Japan as the world leader in mobile use.

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2. Apple rolls out iOS 6.0.2 to fix Wi-Fi bugs

Apple has today released iOS 6.0.2, a minor update aimed at fixing Wi-Fi issues on both the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, as well as a number of other minor bugs.

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3. 12 Days of Christmas: InMobi

Mobile Entertainment’s 12 Days of Christmas feature continues today, as we look at 12 of the most prominent companies currently operating in the industry...

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4. App Of The Day: Scrobbler for iOS

Last.fm has reached the ripe old age of ten, and the digital music portal has launched a new iOS app to mark the occasion, enabling users to reconnect with the music they already own.

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5. 'Snapchat Sluts' proves there is no such thing as safe sexting

The filthy minded among you may well have been delighted upon hearing about Snapchat, a service designed to allow users to safely exchange intimate snaps with one another. However, the security offered by the app may not be quite as watertight as users would have hoped, after the creation of ‘Snapchat Sluts’ exposed the dangers of hardcore sexting.

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6. Marmalade SDK to support Windows Phone 8

Today sees the launch of the Beta version of Marmalade’s support for the Windows 8 Phone, which is designed to enable the fast deployment of games and apps for the hotly anticipated new platform.

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7. INFOGRAPHIC: Location-based ad engagement grows 185 per cent for rich media mobile ads

Engagement levels for location-based features in rich media mobile ads grew by 185 per cent in the third quarter of 2012, Celtra's quarterly Mobile Rich Media Monitor Report has revealed.

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8. Twonky Beam now compatible with Xbox 360 and Roku

PacketVideo has announced that its free TwonkyBeam app is now compatible with the Xbox 360 games console and Roku streaming players.

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9. Over 60 per cent of Americans expect mobile payments to replace cash and card

The uptake for mobile payment instead of card or cash transactions appears to be growing, after a new survey by Harris Interactive found that over six in ten Americans believe smartphone payments will replace both of the aforementioned methods.

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10. Mini Bluetooth game controller for iPhone and Android

Social funding site Kickstarter has got a lot of shit on it. I mean, a huge amount. Want to back a pop-up book about vampire sex? Great, $100 please.

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