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ITC Sides With Apple in Motorola Proximity Sensor Suit

Posted on 23/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

The US International Trade Commission has sided with Apple in a patent lawsuit brought by Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary. The lawsuit was brought against the proximity sensor feature on Apple’s iPhone 4.

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$15 ‘Antennagate’ Settlement Checks Begin Arriving

Posted on 23/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Those big fat “Antennagate” settlement checks have begun arriving in the mail. The checks, for the whopping sum of $15 are being sent to iPhone 4 owners who filed claims in a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the performance, or lack thereof, of the device’s cellular antenna.

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iPad Survives Encounter With Softball

Posted on 23/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

This could potentially have been one of the most costly foul balls ever, luckily the guy just carried on using his iPad like nothing happened. Credit to both man and machine for surviving.

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Apple Now Limits Certain Characters In App Descriptions

Posted on 23/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In what is seemingly a very recent change, Apple is now limiting the types of characters developers can include in their app descriptions on the App Store. Banned characters include emojis, checkmarks and speech bubbles.

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No, Forbes, Apple is NOT Planning to “Replace” Tim Cook

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Forbes has written a lot of ill-fated anti Apple posts over the years – but in my three years as managing editor of MacTrast, Forbes’ latest anti-Apple tirade is perhaps the most absurd I have ever seen, not just from Forbes itself, but from any site. This time around, Forbes claims that Apple is searching for a replacement for Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO.

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RadioShack Now Selling Mac Accessories, Apple TV

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

RadioShack has expanded its existing Apple product lineup, previously consisting of iOS devices and accessories, by adding Mac related peripherals and accessories, and the Apple TV.

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Yahoo News App Updated With Summly Integration

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

You might have seen that Yahoo spent millions to buy the app of English teenager Nick D’Aloisio, Summly. The two have now been combined in the latest Yahoo News app update, which also includes redesigned article pages and personalized stories.

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Volkswagen Announces the ‘iBeetle’: An All-New Vehicle Designed With the iPhone in Mind!

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

European car manufacturer Volkswagen has introduced an all-new version of the Beetle, designed specifically with Apple users in mind. Dubbed the iBeetle, the car offers an integrated iPhone dock. It also features a specialized app used to control certain functions of the vehicle, deliver oil and coolant temperatures, provide diagnostic information, and more.

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iTunes Store Adds ‘Buy Now, Download Later’ Option for Large Downloads

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Apple has added a “download later” prompt to large media purchases made in iTunes or in the mobile iTunes Store. The new prompt gives users the option to download the content later when purchasing movies, TV shows, TV Season Passes, full TV seasons, movie bundles, and music box sets.

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AMD Poaches Key Graphics Chip Designer from Apple

Posted on 22/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following AMD’s hire of Jim Keller last year, who had been Apple’s chief chip design lead working on the A4, A5, and A6 chips for iOS devices for 4 years, the company has now poached Raja Koduri as well. Koduri has been Apple’s director of graphics chip architecture for the past four years, after Apple hired him from AMD.

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