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Apple Responds to App Store Crashing Issue, Working on Fix

Posted on 05/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Followingearlier reports that the App Store was experiencing an issue causing new app installs or updates to crash upon launch, TechCrunch notes that Apple has now acknowledged the issue with a statement in their Developer Forums.

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Steve Jobs Drew Inspiration from France’s Pre-Internet Minitel Box

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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A French telecom engineer says that the man that turned Apple into the empire of web-connected devices it is today drew some of his inspiration from a table-top box that connected French homes to information long before the arrival of widely available Internet.

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Apple Sued Over Siri In China

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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After settling Proview, Apple has got another Chinese lawsuit on its hands, and this time it’s to do with Siri. Filed by Shanghai based Zhizhen Network Technology on June 26, it relates to patents filed for “a type of instant messaging chat bot system” called Xiao Bot in 2004, which were approved in 2006.

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Apple Wins Patent for Water Damage Detection

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has won a patent related to the detection of water damage to a device. The detector, Apple says, is strategically placed within the enclosed device so users can determine water damage from the outside.

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Russian ‘Trojan Horse’ SMS Spam App Pulled from App Store

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Security firm Kaspersky Labs reported today that it had been alerted to an app that was available on both Apple’s App Store, and the Google Play store for Android that would harvest users’ address book contacts and then send them to the developers servers for use in text spam.

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Apple’s Expansion In China Needs To Speed Up, And Fast

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Imagine if today Apple only had two stores in the US. Believe it or not, that’s still roughly the equivalent situation in China. Apple only has six stores in China including Hong Kong, and as Reuters points out, that’s a slow rate of expansion given the circumstances.

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Judge: Should Tech Industry Even Have Patents?

Posted on 05/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

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U.S. judge Richard Posner, who dismissed Apple’s patent court case against Motorola, was interviewed by Reuters, and the details behind the jurist’s reasons for throwing the the lawsuit out are, to say the least, interesting.

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App Store Issue Causing Many New or Updated Apps to Crash On Launch

Posted on 05/07/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple’s Mac and iOS App Stores are typically thought to be trouble-free “it just works” methods for users to install and use apps. Unfortunately, a significant issue affecting Apple’s App Stores is currently challenging that idea

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What’s It’s Like To Work At Apple As An App Reviewer

Posted on 04/07/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Out of the millions that use the App Store, I reckon not many know about the heavily criticised process of how the apps themselves get accepted or rejected. Apple has taken a lot of stick for their stringent regulations, but a fascinating Business Insider article reveals that being the person at Apple who accepts or rejects those apps isn’t as good as it sounds.

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