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Editors' top apps: Alex's picks for 2013

Top ten apps for 2013<p>Got a new Android device this Christmas? Or maybe you're just looking for great applications for an older phone or tablet? Our …

Apps

Google Responds Forcefully To Microsoft And Apple-Led Patent Assault, Seeks Direct Ruling On Nexus Devices

Despite it being the holiday season, there is little jolliness in Google's legal department. Google has just filed a lawsuit against Rockstar. No, …

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition review

It's big and the hardware is oh-so-sexy, but is it for you?<p>Just when everyone gave up hope on the rumor that Sony was going to be participating in …

Snapheal Holiday Freebie: Mac App Store Best Of 2012 [Freebie]

Have you recently fell victim to a photobomber? Have a memorable picture that is ruined by an object that just didn’t (or couldn’t) get out of the way?<p>Well, Snapheal can help you with that. And Cult of Mac Deals is giving Snapheal away for free during this special holiday offer.<p>This easy-to-use …

Mac App Store

Jailbreak team Evasi0n drops Chinese app store Taig after backlash

Evasi0n has reversed course after initially including Taig, a Chinese app store, in its latest iOS jailbreak. Some users of Evasi0n7 were surprised to discover the inclusion in addition to the bog standard Cydia that jailbreakers are accustomed to seeing, setting off a flurry of concern — it came …

Apple Fined by Taiwanese Regulators Over iPhone Price Fixing

Apple has been fined 20 million New Taiwan dollars ($670,000) by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission after the company was found to be unlawfully influencing the price of the iPhone on the country's cell phone carriers, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>Under article 18 of Taiwan's Fair Trade Act, an …

The best apps for your new iPhone

In <i>A Christmas Story</i>, young Ralphie begs his parents for a Red Ryder BB gun. Alas, how times have changed. Today, you’re more likely begging for a red iPhone — but just as the Red Ryder is useless without BBs, the iPhone is useless without apps. Apps for shooting photos, keeping track of your …

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

An Israeli security team says a vulnerability in Samsung's Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.<p>Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a …

Information Security

Taiwanese FTC fines Apple for interfering in iPhone handset and contract pricing

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has ruled that Apple's been naughty rather than nice this holiday week, fining it for 20 million Taiwan dollars (around $670,000) after it specified pricing to iPhone carriers. Once Apple sells distribution rights to an iPhone stockist, it has no right to dictate how …