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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3, Fixes Lockscreen Security Flaw

Posted on 19/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

After beta testing for several weeks, Apple has released iOS 6.1.3, which brings numerous bug and security fixes, including a patch for the lock screen security flaw which has been affecting iOS 6 since release. The update also includes a number of improvements to Maps in Japan.

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Funny or Die to Release Their Own Satirical Steve Jobs Movie on April 15th

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

The New York Times reports that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die website has created a 60-75 minute movie “very loosely” based on Steve Jobs’ life. This will mark the longest project to date for the site which is famous for its short comedy clips. Justin Long, he of the Mac vs. PC ad campaigns, will portray Jobs.

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China Central Television Attack on Apple Backfires

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

A campaign by the state-run China Central Television to smear Apple as bad for consumers, has instead backfired on the network, damaging their credibility. It seems a local celebrity included just a little too much information when posting his “outrage” as a PO’ed Apple fan.

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AT&T iPad Email Address Hacker Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

One of the hackers responsible for the release of the email addresses of 114,000 iPad users back in 2010 has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. Andrew Auernheimer was convicted of one count of identity fraud and one count of “conspiracy to access a computer without authorization.”

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Mac Sales Up for Apple as iMac Supply Constraints Ease

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

A new report shows that Apple’s U.S. Mac sales grew 14% year-over-year in the January-February timeframe. While this is down from the 31% growth seen in January alone, it still displays solid numbers as Apple’s iMac supply shortages appear to be easing.

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Samsung Confirms Rumors – They are Working on a Smart Watch

Posted on 19/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung has confirmed that it is working on a smart watch. The South Korean electronic manufacturer, who announced their latest smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, last week, is working to bring the device to market in the face of rumors of a similar device from competitor Apple.

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What Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know: It Has Extended Its Warranties In Australia

Posted on 18/03/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

Apple still tries to pretend like you have to buy AppleCare to get that coverage, when legally, you don’t. It’s a pretty disgusting way to mislead consumers, however in Australia, it has finally changed its policy. You can now get 24 months coverage without AppleCare down under, even though Apple still won’t let you know directly.

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How to Export Your RSS Feeds From Google Reader

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Google surprised us all yesterday by announcing that they will discontinue Google Reader on July 1st. That means you only have three months or so to find a suitable replacement. In the meantime, it might be worth taking the time to export your feeds from Google Reader, so you can import them into other services you might want to try.

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Just Who Exactly Jailbreaks Their iDevices? (Infographic)

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Jailbreaking isn’t just a way to get free apps, or to get a cool lockscreen. It’s almost become an art form. With that in mind, let’s find out more about those amongst us who do jump in and install Cydia. The jailbreakers.

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Review: Graviton – A Great New Tetris-Like Puzzle Game for iOS

Posted on 18/03/2013 by C. Marie Johnson

Graviton  is a game that plays on the idea of Tetris, with a spin, taking a classic to a new level. So many games have complicated instructions and rules that don’t make sense, so why not take it back a notch with a game that takes users back, take a familiar game and re-introduce it to a new generation?

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Apple Loses Appeal Over Rights to ‘iPhone’ Name in Mexico

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has faced an uphill battle over the years defending its rights to the iPhone name – and the latest blow comes from the Mexico Supreme Court. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has lost an appeal over the ‘iPhone’ trademark in Mexico, with the court upholding a previous ruling passed down in November.

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iSchool Campus: How the iPad is Revolutionizing Education at an Idaho Elementary School

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The iPad has been making serious waves in all sorts of industries from Fortune 500 companies to airports – and nowhere is that more apparent than in the education industry. Paul Elementary School in Minidoka County, Idaho is a prime example. The school is one of a handful of pilot schools for the new “iSchool Campus” program, which seeks to put an iPad in the hand of every student.

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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic Delayed, New Release Date Unknown

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The new Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher was originally set to debut on April 19th after airing at Sundance earlier this year – but according to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s release has been delayed in order to allow more time to market the film before it is released. A new release date has so far not been announced.

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BlackBerry CEO: The iPhone is an ‘Outdated’ Relic of the Past

Posted on 18/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins took aim at the iPhone, stating that Apple is falling behind in terms of innovation in the smartphone market. He claims that the iPhone user interface is now 5 years old, and has seen no innovation in that time.

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