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White House Plans to Ban Phone Unlocking While Claiming to Support It





According to secret documents leaked by WikiLeaks not long ago, the White House has been in talks with other countries to make phone unlocking illegal by international law. And it is rather strange since in public the US government supports those who struggle for the legalization of unlocking.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 22:13

Apple Allowing Trade-Ins for Water Damaged iPhones



The company from Cupertino has recently changed its Reuse and Recycling Program policies. From now on, customers can trade in their water damaged iPhones and a number of other devices.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. 13:30

New FCC Chairman Plans to Make Phone Unlocking Legal Before December Holiday Season



Tom Wheeler, the new FCC Chairman, has recently asked CTIA (The Wireless Association) to make phone unlocking legal as soon as possible - before the December holidays. In the letter he has sent to CTIA he says that if this request is not fulfilled in time, FCC will regulate the unlocking process itself.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 18th, 2013. 2:50

Apple has Acquired Cue Personal Assistant App and Removed it from the App Store



According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, October 5th, 2013. 12:24

DOJ Says Apple Changed In-App Purchasing Policy to Retaliate Against Amazon



The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 26th, 2013. 18:05

Cash payout to be paid to liquid damage suit members



Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.

Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple.  Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. 0:40

ITC ban on Older iPhones, iPads was vetoed



According to WSJ, the Obama Administration has vetoed an ITC ban on the sale of older iPhones and iPads. The law would have prohibited selling of such models as AT&T iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts. The action marked the first time since 1987 that a presidential administration had vetoed a product ban ordered by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Since now the problem has risen of allowing companies to use  standard essential patents to block rival products.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 18:35

Apple Revises iTunes Policy to Allow Educational Accounts for Children Under 13



You know that the company from Cupertino previously restricted iTunes accounts to children aged 13 or older. However, things have changed and Apple has revised its policy.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 4th, 2013. 16:25

New privacy rules are to be introduced by U.S. Government



After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]

Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …


However the proposals may turn out to be rather ineffective…


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 0:11

German Court Struck Down Provisions In Apple’s Privacy Policy



According to Bloomberg, a German court has told Apple to change its privacy policy governing the use of customer data after ruling that 8 provisions in the policy go against German consumer protection laws.

The lawsuit has been filed by consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which raises concerns over Apple requesting 'global consent' for use of customer’s data.

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Written by maxim

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013. 1:08

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Apple will donate 8 million dollars for the victims of the earthquake in China



Apple has donated 50 million RMB (about 8 million dollars) to victims of the devastating earthquake that took place in Sichuan, China last weekend.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013. 23:54

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Verizon changed its phone upgrade policy



U.S. phone service company Verizon changed its phone update policy that increases customer waiting time between upgrades. Until now, customers with a two-year agreement could get updates at 20 months.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, April 14th, 2013. 11:03

Fruit Ninja game is free today



 

Popular games Fruit Ninja for iPhone and Fruit Ninja HD for iPad are available for free today. Regular price is $0.99 and $2.99.

You can download Fruit Ninja in AppStore. Here are the links:


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Thursday, April 11th, 2013. 19:34

Apple Temporarily Stopped iCloud Password Resets Over The Phone



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According to Wired, Apple has temporarily stopped processing changes of Apple ID passwords over the phone. This step comes as a response to the experience of reporter Mat Honan whose iCloud account was hacked, which resulted in the wipe of his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Wired reports:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012. 11:06

How Hackers Gained Control Of Reporter’s iCloud Account



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On Sunday Wired reporter Mat Honan said that hackers gained control of his account at iCloud and remotely wiped his MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone and as well as further gained access to his Gmail and Twitter accounts. Today he detailed the exact process of the hacking.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 14:02