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Smartphone apps are target of a US privacy investigation

Posted on 05/04/2011 by James Britton

Mark Zuckerberg on The Onion News Network

Pandora disclosed in an amended filing related to their upcoming $100 million public offering that a US Federal grand jury has requested information regarding how its customer data is used. They do not believe they are the main target since subpoenas were issued to other Android and iOS app developers. Pandora seems to be the least invasive of privacy compared to many other apps out there. Facebook, anyone?

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Facebook App Gets Updated. 3.4 Released.

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Today Facebook released version 3.4 of their iPhone app. The update allows you to check into events and unfriend your friends from the comfort of your iPhone. That’s nice. Who needs friends when you gotz an iPhone anyway?

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Apple Using Sony Cameras In iPhone 5? Preposterous.

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

An analyst with Oppenheimer & Co says that, converse to the claim’s being made about Sony providing 8MP camera modules for the iPhone 5 (which we reported on just earlier today!), Apple will remain with their original supplier, OmniVision. Yair…

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Obama confesses: “I have an iPad”

Posted on 04/04/2011 by James Britton

Here’s some news on the lighter side for you today. The iPad has become presidential. President Barack Obama admits with a grin that he’s got one. It’s no secret he loves Apple, so why wouldn’t he have the latest and…

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Armed robber shot dead at San Diego area Apple Store

Posted on 04/04/2011 by James Britton

Articles left behind by suspects in custody of Otay Ranch Apple Store shooting

Shocking news out of San Diego, California area today. The Otay Ranch Apple Store in Chula Vista was robbed this morning just before 7 am in a “smash and grab” attempt gone awry. Two of the three suspects are in…

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World Of Goo Coming To iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If you’re a big time fan of World of Goo for the Mac, PC, or iPad, or are just looking for a great new game, you’ll be pleased to know that its developers have now submitted an iPhone.iPod Touch version of the popular game to the App Store for approval.

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Angry Birds Rio Title Song Available In iTunes

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Did you find the theme music to the new Angry Birds Rio as addictive and fun to listen to as I did? Do you want to be able to listen to it, and share it with your friends, without having to open the app every single time? Well, there’s good news!

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Punk band records album entirely on GarageBand for iPad

Posted on 04/04/2011 by James Britton

Drums in GarageBand for iPad app

Well the inevitable didn’t take long. Punk band The Ultramods have recorded their album Underwear Party entirely on an iPad 2 with GarageBand, including vocals. It’s part of their experiment to “never produce a physical copy” of the album. The…

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Survey Of UK iPad Owners Throws Up Some Interesting Results

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

UK iPad Survey

A recent survey of UK iPad owners throws up some interesting insights into how, why, and where they are using their iPads. The survey was conduced by YouGov on behalf of Seven and in total 1,007 British “Generation i” iPad owners were surveyed.

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Next iPod Nano To Regain Camera?

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If reports on the matter are to be believed, then the next iPod Nano, while keeping it’s current watch-like form factor, may be regaining the video camera added to the 5th generation.

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Apple Approves TrapCall App To Unblock Blocked Calls

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

After having gone through Apple’s review procedures, and spending a 201-day stay in the Apple Hotel, an app called TrapCall by Tel Tech Systems has finally been approved. What’s interesting is what it can do – reveal the identity of blocked callers.

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iOS Still Leading (By Far) In Web Usage, App Store Growth

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Research and SEO firm ROI365 has unleashed an intriguing report – despite regular claims that Android has surpassed the iPhone 4 in both user base and growth, it has in fact been far outpaced by Apple’s iOS, which he attributes to the growth of the iPad.

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Angry Birds Rio – 10 Million Downloads In Just 10 Days

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise has risen in fame very quickly since it’s App Store debut, and has now become very iconic in the Apple community. It’s recent movie tie-in, Angry Birds Rio, has reached a little over 10 million downloads in a mere 10 days.

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AT&T Raises iPhone, Smartphone Prices. Nobody Is Surprised.

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from AndroidCentral, the above screenshot is from AT&T’s corporate database, and indicates the prices that customers pay for upgrading their phones ahead of schedule. The prices for both the iPhone and other smartphones have increased significantly.

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Apple Release New iPad 2 Ad

Posted on 04/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

iPad 2 Ad

After a few, very, very poor iPhone adverts, Apple has got their stuff together and produced a great iPad 2 advert that shows off the slicker design but also the overall usability of the iPad 2.

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