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Giveaway: Win a Code for Word Science – The Fast-Paced Spelling Game!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Thanks to friend of the site Chris Rauschnot (@24k on Twitter) we’ve gotten our hands on seven codes for free downloads of the fast-paced spelling game, “Word Science.” We’ll be running the contest through Sunday morning, and we will announce the winners at Noon Eastern time on Sunday.

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Rumor: ‘iPhone 6′ to Feature Haptic Feedback

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Once again, we hear whispers from East Asia that Apple’s next iPhone will include an advanced vibration unit that will provide various levels of haptic feedback in areas of the handset’s screen.

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TSMC Begins Shipping A-Series Processors to Apple

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s been rumored for years that chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, (TSMC), would begin producing A-Series chips for use in Apple’s popular iOS devices. Now, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that time has come, and the chips are finally making their way to assembly plants.

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Roku and Chromecast Outsell Third Place Apple TV in 2013

Posted on 10/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The Roku and Google’s Chromecast streaming media devices were the two highest selling such devices in the U.S. in 2013. Both devices outsold the third-place Apple TV. This, according to data from Parks Associates.

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Apple’s Lawyer Finked on Google Over Kids In-App Purchases

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Remember when you were a kid, and someone got caught doing something they shouldn’t have, and they tattled on someone else for doing the same thing? Well, apparently Apple’s head lawyer remembers those days fondly, and snitched on Google to the Federal Trade Commission about Google’s in-app purchase policies.

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MacTrast Deals: Win an 11″ MacBook Air!

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for – Win an 11-inch Apple MacBook Air! Small, light, easy to carry with you wherever you go, yet as powerful as most desktop computers!

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Report: New Foxconn Robots Will Play Limited Role in iPhone Assembly

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Reports on Monday said long time Apple iPhone assembly partner Foxconn would be soon deploying robots on assembly lines used for Apple devices. A followup report out of Asia claims the bots will play a limited role at best in device assembly.

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Flash Player Security Hole Allows Attackers to Steal Mac Browser Data

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A known security hole in Adobe’s Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data on Macs, PC, and Linux machines has been exploited in a proof-of-concept by a Google engineer, prompting Adobe to issue a patch to fix the issue.

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