Apple Explains Location Tracking At Senate Hearing

Findings reported by security researchers and WSJ regarding Apple’s devices tracking users location data lead to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) calling upon Apple to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing, as scheduled, took place earlier today and Apple’s VP of software technology, Guy L. … Read More

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App Store To Retain Major Market Share of Paid Apps Despite Android Growth

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Google’s Android is increasingly becoming popular as most handset manufacturers are adopting the Android platform. We recently reported that Google’s Android Market is expected to surpass the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store to become the largest store for mobile apps. But, does more apps mean more revenue? According to a new report by IHS Screen Digest, the … Read More

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iOS 5 To Enable Over-the-Air Updates for Verizon iPhone?

Apple iPhone OTA Updates

Apple’s next major software update for iOS devices, iOS 5, could deliver over-the-air updates for Verizon iPhone according to a new rumor. 9to5 Mac recently claimed that multiple sources have confirmed that Apple has been in talks with Verizon since early this year to enable iPhone 4 users to receive OTA updates. This move would obviously eliminate the need to … Read More

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White iPhone 4 Not Thicker Than Black Model [Consumer Reports]

White iPhone 4 Thickness Test

Since the launch of iPhone 4 last year Apple’s fourth gen smartphone has been a subject of controversy. Last year the final design was leaked weeks ahead of the official announcement, reports of the phone suffering from antennagate were widely reported and then the white iPhone 4 model was delayed as the company faced manufacturing issues. Now, when Apple finally … Read More

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Android Market to Overtake Apple’s App Store in August?

Android Market Insights

According to a new report published by Research2guidance Android Market share in the number of apps available on a mobile platform will overtake Apple’s App Store in August 2011. Even though the Android Market was slow in getting developers attention initially, it is now showing accelerated growth and could become greater than Apple’s App Store. The report notes that in … Read More

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Mac OS X Lion To Be Made Available for Download via Mac App Store?

Apple is expected to release Mac OS X Lion during WWDC which is scheduled to begin on June 06, 2011. According to a new report published by AppleInsider Apple is expected to make the latest version of Mac OS X available for download via Mac App Store. According to people familiar with the matter Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will … Read More

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Apple’s iPad 3 to Feature 3D Display?

Apple’s iPad 2 has witnessed a very successful launch and the Cupertino based company continues to struggle to meet existing demand worldwide. However, we can be sure about the fact that Jobs and his team are already preparing to put final touches to the design and features of iPad 3! The rumour mill is already speculating that Apple’s third gen … Read More

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‘Spider Jack’ for iPhone 4 Now Available on The App Store

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Chillingo’s Clickgamer has just released a new game on the App Store called ‘Spider Jack.’ Their latest casual game bears a striking resemblance to the hugely popular game Cut The Rope. The object of the game is to help spider jack catch insects to fill its appetite while collecting all the stars to achieve a perfect score. The spider swings … Read More

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iOS 4.3.3 Brings Changes To Crowd-Sourced Location Database Cache

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We recently reported that iOS 4.3.3 release was expected soon and Apple on Wednesday released the latest software update which fixes the location tracking bug in iOS devices. Apple was quick to respond to questions concerning location data which was being stores locally on the device and backed up to the computer. The Cupertino based company in its detailed Q&A … Read More

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Apple Posts New iPad 2 TV Ad “If You Asked”

Apple on Tuesday posted a new iPad 2 TV ad “If You Asked” on its website. The advertisement describes the user experience as intuitive, inspiring, ground breaking, powerful, the future and magic. But if you asked Apple they would say, “it’s just getting started.” This ad just like all other Apple product advertisements focuses on user experience as opposed to … Read More

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Apple Begins Widespread Testing of iOS 5

Apple’s next major software release, iOS 5, is expected to be unveiled during WWDC 2011 and according to a new report Apple has begun widespread testing of the upcoming release. 9to5 Mac notes that they have been receiving tips from various developers who have reported that their apps are now being tested with iOS 5. Apple is known to support … Read More

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) to Acquire Firemint

EA has been busy acquiring iPhone game developers and publishers to strengthen its presence in the mobile space. They recently acquired Chillingo one of the most successful game publishers on the App Store and today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced an agreement to acquire Firemint. Firemint, Australia based iOS developers, have produced some of the most successful titles on the … Read More

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Apple To Address Location Tracking Issue in iOS 4.3.3

We recently reported that researchers uncovered that Apple’s iOS stores location data with time and date stamps locally on the device and also stores it as a backup on the computer. The data uncovered revealed than it had entries ranging more than a year and was obviously a major reason of concern for many users as it conveyed that Apple … Read More

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Terra for iPad Brings Tabbed Browsing To Apple’s Tablet

Apple’s Safari browser for iPad hasn’t seen any major changes in UI since iOS 3.x. The browser is very fast, intuitive but lacks in some key features. One of the major drawbacks of Safari is that it does not support tabbed browsing. The App Store offers some great alternatives to safari and now Terra for iPad 2 is here to … Read More

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Apple Store India Updating Catalogue Adding iPad 2?

Apple Store India Down iPad 2

UPDATE: The store is now up and updated with iPad 2 pricing: iPad 2 WiFi model: 16 GB Rs. 29,500, 32 GB Rs. 34,500 64 GB Rs. 39,500 iPad 2 WiFi+3G model: 16 GB Rs. 36,900 32 GB Rs. 41,900 64 GB Rs. 46,900 We recently reported that Apple will be bringing the iPad 2 to India on April 29 … Read More

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