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Facebook Unveils Redesigned News Feed Coming Soon to iOS and Web

Posted on 07/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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At its media event today, Facebook announced changes in the way its popular News Feed is displayed to users on desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. The company says it has increased the size of shared images and video content, while introducing sub-feeds to allow users to focus on particular content.

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Marvel Unlimited Launches on iOS – Nuff Said!

Posted on 07/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Attention true believers! Marvel Comics’ digital subscription service has FINALLY arrived on iOS devices! Marvel has announced the release of the highly anticipated Marvel Unlimited app on both the iPhone and iPad!

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Apple Patent Hints At Users Being Able To Resell iTunes Content

Posted on 07/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Apple Insider has uncovered a patent filed by Apple titled ‘Managing access to digital content items’. In simple terms, it lays out a system with which end users could transfer or sell on licenses to content, all managed via the cloud.

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Samsung Intensifies Federal Government Lobbying Push

Posted on 07/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Samsung has more than redoubled its lobbying efforts to influence the federal government on a range of issues, including, surprise surprise, intellectual property laws. The South Korean firm spent six times more on lobbying in 2012 than it did in 2011.

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comScore: Apple Gains in U.S. Smartphone Market Share

Posted on 07/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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comScore has released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the period covering November – January, and it shows Apple’s smartphone market share rose 3.5 percentage points between October and January, with 37.8% of U.S. platform and hardware sales.

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Review: Roku 3 – The Most Serious Apple TV Competitor Yet!

Posted on 07/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Roku officially unveiled the latest version of their streaming media player today – the Roku 3, and it aims to give the Apple TV a serious run for the money. The device sports a brand new, completely redesigned interface, including the ability to search through all available videos on every channel from a single search box. The interface has also been optimized for speed, efficiency, and better content discovery.

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Twitter for iOS Updated With Improved Search, Traditional Chinese Support, and More

Posted on 07/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Twitter released a significant update today for their iOS app, adding a number of improvements to the search functionality, a new tab showing the origin tweet if you tap a link in the app, and an added emphasis on Top Tweets when searching a keyword. Notably, the update also removes support for various video uploading services, including Mobypicture, Posterous, and Vodpod.

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Swatch CEO Hayek Doesn’t See iWatch Success

Posted on 06/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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“The horseless buggy will never catch on,” said buggy whip manufacturers. “Television is a fad,” opined the movie studios. Now, is Swatch CEO Nick Hayek looking to join the historic ranks of these naysayers when he implies an iWatch would never catch on?

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