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Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

American messaging services could learn a thing or two from WeChat.<p>The mobile-focused app is massively popular in China and spreading quickly abroad; …

An Emotional Bill Gates Talks About Steve Jobs on '60 Minutes'

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was interviewed by Charlie Rose on this week's edition of the long-running television news program <i>60 Minutes</i>, and part of the interview focused on Gates' relationship with Steve Jobs, including a few details of their final conversation before Jobs passed away in …

New York Attorney General Presses Apple and Google on Smartphone Thefts

With New York City seeing significant increases in the theft of Apple products in recent years -- up 40 percent in 2012 from the prior year -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to a number of smartphone manufacturers to ask what the companies are doing to combat the thefts of …

Flipboard Enhances User Curated Magazines with Profile Pages and 'Friends' Category

<i>Flipboard</i> for iOS has been updated to version 2.0.2, adding profile pages for its users along with a new "Friends" category and the ability to share articles via SMS.<p>Profile pages are designed to work in conjunction with the Magazine functionality that was introduced with the 2.0 update, allowing …

Apple Continues Building iWork Team, Adds New Job Listings

Apple has been beefing up its iWork team since early February, and has posted several new job listings in recent weeks.<p>The latest job posting, which was added this morning, seeks a software QA engineer. As noted by <i>Apple Bitch</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) the position specifies that the engineer will work on …

Apple Seeks to Add Samsung Galaxy S4 to U.S. Patent Lawsuit

Just weeks after the launch of Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, <i>FOSS Patents</i> reports that Apple is seeking to add the device to a patent lawsuit already underway against Samsung in the United States.<p>Judge Lucy Koh has already ordered Apple and Samsung to narrow their case, which is …

Philips 'Hue' Receives Major Update With Geofencing, Visual Alerts, and More

Late last year, Philips launched its "Hue" lighting system, offering sets of wireless-enabled LED lightbulbs that allow users to remotely control their lighting, including adjusting to a rainbow of colors, from an iOS app. Hue has been exclusively sold through Apple's online and retail stores, and …

BlackBerry Messenger Coming to iOS This Summer

BlackBerry has announced that it will bring its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) platform to iOS this summer. BBM was one of the first proprietary mobile messaging services -- not unlike Apple's iMessage service -- and remains hugely popular.<p>The company reports that BBM has 60 million monthly active …

Siri Updated to Respond to Long Questions With Quotes on Brevity

Apple has quietly given Siri the ability to answer user responses with quotes, citing famous passages from notable people like William Strunk and Thomas Jefferson. First noticed by <i>iLounge</i>, the quotes are used when Siri is asked a question that is excessively long, tactfully reminding the user of …

Square Pushes Further Into the Cash Register Business With the Square Stand

Credit card processing company Square has added another product to its growing repertoire of small business solutions, today announcing the Square Stand -- a $299 iPad stand with a built-in credit card swiper and USB ports to add peripherals like a cash drawer, receipt printer and barcode …

iMovie Updated With Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

Apple has updated its iMovie for Mac software with some bug fixes and stability improvements.<p><b>What's New in Version 9.0.9</b>- Addresses issues where iMovie does not recognize video cameras connected to your Mac<br>- Improves compatibility with projects imported from iMovie for iOS<br>- Includes stability …

Google to Unveil Streaming Music Service at Google I/O Tomorrow

Google is set to announce a new music subscription service tomorrow at its annual Google I/O conference, reports <i>The Verge</i>, having finalized deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment., and Warner Music Group.<p>The service is said to be a direct Spotify competitor, offering up songs on …