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Sunrise for iPhone update lets you call, text, or email from your calendar

A viable replacement for your iPhone's built-in calendar — if you trust the cloud<p>Dozens of apps have tried and failed to smarten up your calendar using gimmicky third-party integration, auto-completed contact information, and even "related" emails that might not be so related. Sunrise, which …

Apple hiring 'ground truth managers' across the globe to ensure the accuracy of its Maps app

There's no question that Apple's attempt to become a full-fledged mapping company started off poorly. However, since that rocky launch, Apple has been making improvements and is now doing some hiring to keep things moving forward. According to a job posting on Apple's site, the company is looking …

The digital arms race is funding a black market for exploits

There's a huge industry out there that no one really talks about: the market for your security. As <i>The Economist</i> reports, exploits for Internet Explorer, Chrome, iOS, Windows 8, and other software are discovered either by hackers or security firms, and sold to the highest bidder. A single Internet …

Microsoft employee forced to remove unofficial BBC apps for Windows (update)

While there are a number of unofficial <i>BBC News</i> apps, one in particular has caught the attention of the British broadcaster. Lawrence Gripper, a technical account manager at Microsoft, has been forced to remove his <i>BBC News</i> app from the Windows Phone and Windows 8 app stores. Describing the apps as a …

Facebook to reveal custom version of Android on new HTC device at upcoming event, says NYT

Rumors indicate that Facebook's upcoming event scheduled for April 4th will reveal an HTC-made phone running a version of Android customized to deeply integrate the social network's services. <i>The New York Times</i> reports that the main announcement at the event will be this Facebook-focused version of …

Chinese animation studio sues Apple over iTunes Store sales

A Chinese animation film studio has sued Apple for allegedly selling its movies in its iTunes store without permission.<p>According to the Hollywood Reporter, citing a report from the South China Morning Post, Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which is backed by the Chinese government, has sued Apple …

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