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Review: The Musubo Retro Case for iPhone 5 – Old School Can be Stylish

Posted on 02/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

It’s no secret, I am an iPhone case fanatic. If I change my case once a week, I change it 5 times a week. I’m also a retro nut. I was a kid during the 1960s, so anything that reminds me of that era gets extra style points. Today I want to tell you about a case that I’ve had on my iPhone for 3 solid weeks now, the Musubo Retro Case for iPhone 5.

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Report: ‘Phablets’ a Fad – Mid-Sized Smartphones Get the Most Use

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

A new report released by Flurry Analytics takes a look at screen sizes and form factors in the mobile device market and finds that mid-sized phones, those with screens around the size of the iPhone’s screen, make up the majority of device usage among users. The report deems larger screened phablets as a “fad.”

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Playboy Magazine Finally Comes to the iPhone, Sans Nudity

Posted on 01/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple is well known for maintaining strict policies against pornographic and highly adult content on the iOS App Store. As such, it’s a bit surprising to hear that Playboy Magazine has finally arrived on iOS. All is not what it seems, however – to get around Apple’s content policy, the iOS version of Playboy is a bit different than what you’ll pick up from a news stand – it lacks explicit nudity.

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U.S. District Court Rules Users Can’t Resell iTunes Songs

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that users cannot legally resell songs they have purchased on iTunes. The case involved a lawsuit between Capitol Records and music startup ReDigi, who has a business model that revolves around owners reselling their digital music libraries.

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Nuance Brings Siri-like Experience to Mobile Advertising

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Nuance is working to bring a Siri-like experience to mobile advertising, as it has unveiled its new ‘Voice Ads’ mobile advertising platform. The platform will allow users to communicate with ads, and ask questions about the product being advertised.

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China Mobile iPhone Negotiations Could be Behind Chinese Media Attacks on Apple

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Why would China’s state-owned media suddenly be on attack status against Apple and its popular iPhone? Marketwatch scribe Craig Stephen has an interesting theory. He thinks the country’s #1 carrier, China Mobile could definitely benefit from Apple being knocked off of its lofty perch.

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Macworld 2014 Rescheduled For End Of March

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

Macworld/iWorld 2014 will be held at the end of March instead of the start of February in order to avoid clashes with the Superbowl and the aftermath of CES.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for Warranty Issues in China

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Apple has published a formal apology in an open letter from CEO Tim Cook, in which he apologized for what is described as “misunderstandings” over the company’s warranty policies in China. The letter also reveals new changes he says will better serve iPhone customers in the country.

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Apple Reportedly Shuts Down its eBay Refurb Store

Posted on 01/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

It looks like Apple’s eBay refurbished products store is closed for business. All of the items in the store were taken offline Saturday morning, and as of Monday morning, it remains empty.

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Happy 37th Birthday Apple!

Posted on 01/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

This is not an Apple fools prank. Apple was actually founded on the 1st of April 1976, and as such it celebrates its 37th birthday today.

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