Palm has finally followed up their announcement to make a free WebOS emulator available with a new version of their VirtualBox-based software development kit.  Developers and gadget lovers alike can now take WebOS for a test drive as well as try their hand at building new applications for the much fabled mobile platform.

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Augmented reality apps have been an integral part of Android based phones and Android users have craved for different apps based on augment reality. There have been a genre of coders that have always wanted to have their own augmented reality apps and if you are one of them then Qualcomm has some exciting news for you.

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Apple yesterday released the latest version of their iPhone OS 3.0, now in Beta 3. Developers will now able to to get their hands on the new SDK via the developer’s page.

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Though only available for iPhone and iPod Touch app developers, we can tell you what changes have been noticed so far:

  • Obligatory performance improvements
  • MMS now works on T-Mobile in Germany, if you modify the carrier bundle
  • Spotlight now saves the last search
  • Spotlight search options (Want to only search apps, or everything but music?)
  • Minor UI tweaks
  • iPod Touches can now change the function tied to double tapping the home button

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Kevin Rose’s predictions may have been right for one of the new features but I bet he didn’t know so many were also going to be up for grabs on this new 3.0 OS update. If you didn’t have the time to find out about all the new features and functionality that was coming to the new iPhone OS version 3.0 yesterday. Its now possible to catch up on the Apple event and watch the whole video here.

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In my view this long awaited update contains everything that Apple needed to put the iPhone back on top of all the rivalry thats been going on with other mobiles such as RIM’s Storm or the Palm Pre. There is no question that Apple is brilliant at supporting both new and existing customers, the update will be completely free to all iPhone users while there will be a tiny cost for iPod Touch users, but no doubt it will be worth it! The below is a quick summary for your reference of what you can expect to see when firmware 3.0 comes live for update on your iPhone.

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Some exciting news today folks, Apple have just announced that a special event will be held on March 17 (in just five days!) at 10am PST (1pm EST). Its expected that Apple will be showing off the latest version of the iPhone OS firmware version 3.0 along with a brand new updated SDK (software development kit).

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So far, the news has been that MMS will finally be coming to the iPhone, in addition tethering via bluetooth and USB have also been suggested!

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Here’s a what looks like a-really-fun-when-you’re-really-bored Obama trampoline iPhone game featured in the video below. You can choose your favourite politician if Obama is not your type, there are different levels and just looks like an all round boredom-buster. Too bad though, its been rejected from the App Store by Apple.

Here’s what Apple said…

…it contains content that ridicules public figures and is in violation of Section 3.3.12 from the iPhone SDK Agreement which states:

“Applications must not contain any obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, etc.), or other content or materials that in Apple’s reasonable judgement may be found objectionable by iPhone or iPod touch users.”

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So that’s the explanation, watch the video of the game just after the break…

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