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comScore: Apple Continues Its Reign as Top U.S. Smartphone Maker

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Apple continues to reign as the top smartphone maker in the United States, as comScore released its survey for the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple padded its lead nicely, while Samsung, the global smartphone leader, also showed slight growth in its share of the market.

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Apple Makes Age Ratings More Prominent in iOS App Store Descriptions

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

After several recent controversies regarding inappropriate content on the App Store, Apple has taken action by adding age tags to the concerned apps. Users can now clearly see the minimum age – previously it wasn’t that well displayed and easy to miss.

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Reeder for iPad and Mac Free Until Version 2.0 Release

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

The iPad and Mac versions of the popular RRS app Reeder will be updated soon to Version 2.0 to add all the features currently in the iPhone edition. Now the developer, Silvio Rizzi has good news for anyone who hasn’t downloaded either version. Reeder for iPad and Reeder for Mac will both be available free until the release of version 2.0

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Google Forking WebKit, Announces ‘Blink’ Web Rendering Engine

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Google announced today that the company is forking the WebKit rendering engine in order to create its own custom rendering engine called “Blink.” Google had previously used the Apple-initiated WebKit project to power the Chrome browser across all platforms.

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Facebook Announces ‘Home’: A New Social Lock Screen Replacement for Android

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

Following numerous rumors that Facebook would announce a new Android-based operating system, or even a Facebook-branded phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg today announced something completely different: Facebook Home – a fancy social lock screen replacement for Android devices.

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Patent App Shows How Apple Might Improve on Google’s Street View

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

In a patent application from September 2011, Apple shows a navigation system similar to Google’s Street View, but with one notable difference. You won’t have to “swipe” to move around on the street view, the screen will update automatically by using the devices camera, accelerometer, and sensors.

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Meet Maxim: The Creator of the OS X Flashback Trojan

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

The Flashback trojan that affected at its peak hundreds of thousands of Macs was one of the biggest attacks to OS X in its lifetime. Now though, reporter Brian Krebs led his own investigation to find the creator, and it seems he was successful.

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Top 5 Billiards Apps for Your Mac

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Guest Author

From bars worldwide to the basement of garages of the lucky few, there’s nothing quite like owning your own pool table. Still there are a couple of small matters of the price and the size of the thing that make it unpractical to say the least for most of us. Still there’s a whole virtual world of pool apps out there to help us get our fix of billiards without sacrificing the dining table!

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Apple’s New Campus Over Budget And Behind Schedule

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

‘Over budget’ and ‘behind schedule’ are the two worst enemies of Tim Cook, Apple’s logistics expert turned CEO. However that’s what is happening with its new spaceship campus in Cupertino.

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Walmart Has the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini On Sale for $299

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

If you’ve been waiting for the price of the iPad mini to drop before buying one, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. Walmart has the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini on sale for $299 in its U.S. stores.

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Analysis: Considering The Reasons Behind Apple’s Mac Pro Delay

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

Despite the Mac Pro’s appearance of being abandoned, it appears that there are good reasons why Apple has put off releasing an updated model. We’ve received numerous insightful reports about next-gen Mac Pro models over the last month or two, which reflect some likely reasons behind Apple’s hesitation to release updated models.

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