Every single iPhone has a unique number attached to that device. Devs like this number, because it lets them keep track of who's using their apps. Apple's realizing this might be a liability, and wants the numbers outta there.
One of the most immediate (and valid) criticisms of the Android bonanza is its fragmentation problem. Too many versions! It's confusing! So what could Google do to rein in the software panoply? Allow multiple versions of apps? Hmm.
The official Kinect for Windows SDK beta is now available for download. It's for non-commercial use only, aimed at researchers, academics and hobbyist developers, but the download is free, and available in both 32- and 64-bit formats.
Twitter's decided they've got the gold standard in applications, and are essentially telling aspiring devs to eff off: "Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstreamTwitter consumer client experience. The answer is no."
A preview build of Android 3.0 is up, for devs eager to start licking some honeycomb. There's a list of new offerings, but chief among them are support for larger (tablet friendly!) UI design, and 3D acceleration.
We reported in our massive feature on the SDK and App Store's shortcomings that Apple didn't even tell devs how many times their app is downloaded. I guess they realized devs might wanna know, 'cause now they're offering daily download statistics to registered devs. One brick at a time. [Mac Rumors]