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Chinese firm finds way to get apps onto iPhone, iPad -- for free

The Web site, known as 7659.com, is taking advantage of a loophole in Apple's bulk enterprise licensing technology to allow users to get pirated apps for free.<p>A firm in China has found a way to get users in China to download applications to their iPhones or iPads without having to pay a …

Apps

Apple hangs onto your Siri data for two years

Your conversations with Siri are stored by Apple for up to two years, but the data is disassociated from you after the first six months, says Wired.<p>All those curse words and other commands you yell at Siri hang around a bit longer than you may think.<p>In response to a Wired story expressing concern …

Smart TV

Google Wants to Create a Dotless Domain Called "Search"

It's well known that Google's competitors aren't keen on it getting hold of the .search top-level domain. But the company has outlined a new plan …

Apple eyes future devices with flexible displays

A recent job post and two new patent applications offer more clues that the company wants to develop devices with flexible displays.<p>A flexible-display iPhone or iWatch may be on Apple's to-do list after all.<p>The company has already shown interest in flexible devices by filing a few patent …

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Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

commentary Microsoft's much-rumored Office app for iOS and Android may not pop up until later next year. But CloudOn's Office app fills the bill quite nicely.<p>Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a …

Apps

Samsung hunts for memory help as Apple tipped to jump ship

It would appear that as Apple begins a move away from reliance on Samsung to create the most massive amount of its mobile products’ flash memory, the …

Mobile

BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don’t want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)

Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited, or <i>RIM</i> as it called itself until just recently, launched what some consider to be a true iPhone competitor.<p>The problem is that almost no one has seemed to notice. A …

Google sued for burying 'Streetmap' search results

A British mapping company named Streetmap is suing Google in U.K. court for what it called "cynical manipulation of search results," that made its site harder to find in Google searches. A Google spokesman told <i>Bloomberg</i> he hadn't seen the Streetmap complaint, and declined to comment further. It's …

More Efficient LED Backlighting May Lead to Thinner, Lighter iPad 5

Improvements to the iPad's LED backlighting will allow Apple to create a thinner iPad 5, NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Semenza told <i>CNET</i>.<p>"It's likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making the display more efficient and partly by using …

Disguised discount on iPhone 4 triples sales in India in less than a week

Four large Apple resellers in India have reported a trebling of iPhone 4 sales in just five days after Apple introduced a trade-in scheme allowing customers to hand in their existing phone as part-payment on an iPhone 4, reports <i>The Times of India</i>.<p>Customers are offered a minimum Rs7,000 ($128) …

Google Play, Apple’s App Store Might Face “Legal Undertakings” In OFT’s Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

The freemium kids’ app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids’ use of games could be heading for a sticky end — at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading has announced a six-month investigation into whether children are being “unfairly pressured or …

As Apple Reportedly Nears Streaming Licensing Agreements For iRadio, Competitors Should Circle The Wagons

Apple is said to be getting very close to nailing down streaming licensing agreements with Universal Music Group and Warner Music, according to sources speaking to The Verge. The report follows news from the NY Post that claimed Apple was well under where labels were expecting in terms of its …

Apple Will Pay for Those Water-Damaged iPhones After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Court documents show that Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed …

Apple Wins Invalidation of Samsung 3G Patent in Germany

Another Teutonic victory for Apple in the company’s interminable intellectual property battle with Samsung.<p>Germany’s Federal Patent Court — the …

Mobile

Ex-Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch to head former team of iPod engineers on new (iWatch?) projects

French site <i>MacG</i> suggests that Kevin Lynch, the former CTO of Adobe hired by Apple almost a month ago, may now be heading up the iWatch project. Lynch is a VP of Technologies, reporting directly to Senior VP Bob Mansfield.<p>We have learned that Kevin Lynch has a created a new team inside Apple with a …

Google Death: A Tool to Take Care of Your Gmail When You're Gone

For years people have been urged to create a social-media will for themselves. Now Google has made doing so very easy.<p>Perhaps you, like me, have had the pleasure of finding some old family letters or calendars squirreled away in a box somewhere, and sitting there for hours, reading about the daily …

Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

Topeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade …

Apple confirms another iMessage, FaceTime outage (Update: Fixed)

<i>Update: 12:30PM ET – Apple’s status website also saying the issues are resolved</i><p>For the second time this week, Apple has confirmed that iMessage and FaceTime are experiencing hiccups, albeit nearly three hours after users first started reporting issues.<p>Any regular user of the service can speak for …

Bump for iPhone loses iTunes music sharing

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Apple Settles iPhone Water Damage Suit

Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit claiming it failed to honor warranties on iPhones and iPods. Turns out the …

Water

Longtime Apple Board Member Bill Campbell Says Technology Coming to 'Intimate Objects'

Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell has been on Apple's Board of Directors since Steve Jobs took over as CEO in 1997. In a town hall meeting at Intuit headquarters, Campbell spoke with Intuit CEO Brad Smith about a number of topics including how to make a product great, what makes the best managers, and …

Future iPhone Displays Could Use Sapphire Crystal Instead of Glass

While Apple’s designs always get high marks for pure aesthetic value, the company has often been criticized over the durability of their devices – …

Frustration Builds With Apple's Inconsistent Rules For App Developers

Usually, that wouldn't be a big deal. Apple removes apps from the store all the time.<p>But this case made headlines because AppGratis is an extremely popular service that a lot of people use to discover new apps for their iPhones.<p>AppGratis' iPhone app was especially useful because it curated a list …

Delays Now Expected, Should You Wait For The iPhone 5S?

First there were rumors that the next iPhone(s) would start shipping in July, but MacRumors reported yesterday that production issues could delay shipments until September—or possibly as long as November—and at lower quantities than were originally forecast. If you are one of the people who hasn’t …

Mesmerizing Photos of the Human Tower Festivals of Catalonia

Every year in Catalonia, Spain, there are festivals in which people come together to build colorful — and ridiculously tall — human towers that are …