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Bloomberg Businessweek+ for iOS adds iPhone compatibility

The Bloomberg Businessweek+ app, which just passed the 100,000 subscriber mark among iPad users, officially launches for the iPhone and iPod touch tomorrow (April 11, 2012).

The app breaks the magazine replica format used by most e-magazines by providing a web-like navigation experience on the iPhone. The tabbed categories seen in the iPad version of the app is not available on the smaller iPhone display. However, the navigation system brought over from the iPad makes it fast and easy to select an article within a topic category. The content of a single article is viewed vertically. Moving to another article within a topic category is down by swiping left or right. This eliminates the need to go back up a hierarchical tree to find another article in the same category. I prefer this break away from the paper magazine replica approach. It provides faster navigation and a better reading experience.

The developers managed to keep the content download time way under typical magazine downloads I’ve experienced. They claim that an issue can be downloaded in about three minutes over a typical 3G connection. I downloaded an issue over WiFi and found it ready to read in about a minute.

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Apps update for my iPhone & iPad in the past week: 52




Fifty-two apps were updated for the iPhone or iPad in the past week. Here are the app updates I found interesting.
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Apps updated for my iPhone and iPad in the past week: 53



Fifty-three (53) apps were updated for my iPhone or iPad in the past week. Here’s a summary of some of the more significant updates. The vast majority of updates were bug fixes and support for the new iPad’s retina display.
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iDog: Puppy barely larger than an iPhone

CNN: Puppy the size of an iPhone

The dog is a Dachshund mix. Her name is Beyonce. Yes, like the singer.
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Apps updated for my iPhone or iPad in the past week: 63



Sixty-three (63) apps were updated for my iPhone or iPad in the past week. Most of these updates addressed the higher resolution capable on the new 3rd generation iPad. Here’s a few updates that I found interesting.
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Apps updated for my iPhone/iPad in the past week: 59



It looks like a lot of apps were updated in the past week for the new iPad which was available for purchase starting last week Friday. Here’s information about some of the 59 app updates that became available for my iPhone or iPad in the past week.
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