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Twitter for iOS Updated With Ability to Install and Launch Apps From Tweets

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Twitter has released a significant update to their iOS app today, adding the ability to install and launch apps directly from tweets in your timeline. The new feature also includes the ability for developers to deep link into their own apps directly from Twitter.

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Cell Phone! (Infographic)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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On this day 40 years ago former Motorola vice president and division manager Martin Cooper changed the world while standing in front of the New York Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. He used a Motorola DynaTAC phone to call the head of research at Bell Labs, and started a revolution in communications.

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Apple Mysteriously Hired Lead Segway Engineer, Nobody Knows Why

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Apple is a company that can be pretty mysterious at times, and here’s another example. Bloomberg investigated and discovered that last year, John Morrell, one of the leading engineers behind the Segway, left his position at Yale and joined Apple.

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Happy Third Birthday, iPad!

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Exactly three years ago today, Apple sent shockwaves through the entire consumer electronics industry with the release of the original iPad. In a single graceful motion, Steve Jobs took the stage, and reinvented the entire tablet market in mere moments. Three years later, the name iPad has become synonymous with the idea of the tablet, and Apple’s competitors are still struggling desperately to catch up.

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Firefox 20 for Mac Released – Numerous New Features Added

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Mozilla has released Firefox 20, which includes a number of significant improvements to the browser. They include the ability to initiate a private browser session without needing to open a new window or closing your current session, the ability to kill a hung plugin, a new download manager, and more.

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What Your Instagram Filter Tells The World About You (Infographic)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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I’m not an Instagram user myself, but filters seem to be one of the most popular features of the site. There are many to choose from, and according to this cool infographic from Marketo, each one tells something different about your personality.

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Apple ‘Running Behind’ on iOS 7 Due to Significant Visual Overhaul

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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‘iPhone 5S’ rumor season has been in full swing for a while now, and we’ve even heard a fair bit of chatter about Apple’s next-gen iPad and iPad mini. The iWatch and the fabled Apple television have even made obligatory appearances in the speculative Apple stew – but the one thing we haven’t heard much about yet is iOS 7. John Gruber has just rectified that imbalance.

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iOS Continues to Dominate Mobile Web Traffic

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s iOS platform’s dominance of the tablet and smartphone sectors has lead to a massive share of the mobile web traffic in the United States, and the lead shows no signs of shrinking.

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First Peek at the Rumored Facebook Phone, Said to be HTC First

Posted on 02/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Facebook’s event on Thursday is expected to feature the debut of its much rumored Facebook phone. Now, a photo of the device that will possibly be featured has been leaked by @evleaks, a usually reliable provider of accurate pre-release Android info.

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Apple Sued Over ‘EarPod’ Trademark by Hearing Aid Maker HearPod

Posted on 02/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s new EarPods are a fantastic set of buds for the slim $29 asking price, and a great improvement over Apple’s previous earbuds – but not everyone is so thrilled with Apple’s latest listening device. TheNextWeb reports that Randolph Divisions, makers of a digital hearing aid called HearPod, are suing the company over the “EarPod” trademark.

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WSJ: Next-Gen iPhone Production to Begin This Quarter, iPhone 5S and “Budget” iPhone Set for Mid-2013 Launch

Posted on 02/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone continue to buzz like a busy beehive, The Wall Street Journal has issued a new report stating that Apple will begin production for their next iPhone during the current quarter, and that the device could launch as early as this summer. The report also backs up rumors that Apple will be launching a less expensive version of the iPhone, which will also launch this year.

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