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Apple Settles Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases by Minors

Posted on 26/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

Apple has settled a 2011 lawsuit concerning children who ran up hundreds of dollars of in-app purchases in freemium games. iTunes credits will be given to parents who claim their children made in-app purchases without their permission. There will also be the option of cash refunds for claims over $30.

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Firefox OS Smartphones Unveiled at MWC – How Will They Compete?

Posted on 25/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

Mozilla, the Firefox maker, is readying its entry into the smartphone fray. But will the devices be a head-on challenger for Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android, or will they look to fill in the low-end niche that their competitors haven’t as yet addressed?

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Thalmic Labs MYO – Magical Muscle-Tracking Gesture Control For Your Mac

Posted on 25/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

A new wireless Mac accessory aims to bring a little bit of magic to your computing experience – by allowing you to control your Mac using nothing but motion and gestures! The accessory is a cool new wireless armband from Thalmic Labs called the MYO, and works by detecting electrical activity in your muscles, which it translates into usable gestures.

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Brass Instruments Make Great iDevice Amplifiers

Posted on 25/02/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

We’ve seen some pretty flash amplifiers and speakers for iDevices recently, but there’s a more old school, authentic way to get sound out of your device louder: brass instruments.

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U.S. Mac Sales up 31% In January as iMacs Finally Roll Out

Posted on 25/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene (No Relation to Herman) Munster has issued a new research report using data from research firm NPD that shows Apple’s U.S. Mac sales were up a considerable 31% year-over-year for January.

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How to View Mac App Store Listings On iOS

Posted on 25/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

One of the frustrating aspects of iOS is the inability to view Mac App Store links, or preview Mac apps offered through Apple’s official store. Although it is understandable to some degree, the limitation can be frustrating. A unique iOS app called Desktop Apps challenges that limitation, allowing you to browse the Mac App Store and view Mac App Store links on an iPhone or iPad.

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Google Working on Spotify-like Music Service

Posted on 25/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is in negotiations to develop their own Spotify-like streaming music service for their Android operating system.

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New iPad 5 Case Photos Surface, Suggesting Thinner iPad mini-Style Redesign

Posted on 25/02/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The first third-party case images have surfaced for Apple’s rumored 5th-gen iPad, revealing an iPad mini-like design consistent with previous rumors. According to case manufacturer MiniSuit, the case is based on design specs received from a “reputable source.”

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Samsung’s March 14th Event Will Launch Galaxy S4

Posted on 25/02/2013 by Chris Hauk

Samsung has sent out invitations to a March 14th media event in New York City. The company is expected to rollout its latest generation of the Galaxy S handset lineup, the Galaxy 4S, or “GS4” as the cool kids are sure to refer to it.

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