Android App News: Google TV 2.0 brings Android Market apps
The newest software update for the UK-bound Google TV service pricked our interest this week with news that Honeycomb is now on board and the Android Market has been opened up which means apps, apps, apps. Google says all app developers will be able to create new apps or modify their existing wares to be optimised for the TV screen. Google TV will arrive in the UK in early 2012.
iPhone App News: Steve Jobs didn't want third-party apps
Late Apple visionary Steve Jobs had to be convinced that third-party apps were the way to go, his official biography has revealed. Jobs thought that allowing non-Apple developers in would "pollute" the iPhone and wanted to keep a closed shop. Just goes to show, even the greatest minds need a push in the right direction sometimes.
iPad App News: SoundCloud gets an awesome iPad app
The excellent SoundCloud audio-sharing platform now has a beautifully-optimised native iPad app. The app features a tabbed UI, one-touch social sharing and the opportunity to record your sounds on the go and update from within the app. There's also a new comment interface, which allows you to click on sections of an actual recording an make comments.