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Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents





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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

OS X Mountain Lion Already Accounting for 3% of Mac Traffic



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The analytics firm Chitika reports that just over 48 hours after launch, OS X Mountain Lion is already accounting for over 3% of web traffic coming from the Mac platform.

“Moreover, based on Apple’s June 2012 announcement that there are currently 66 million Mac users in the wild, we can infer that 2.11 million Mac users downloaded OS X Mountain Lion in the past 48 hours,” Chitika said. “Using this figure, if we assume that 90 percent of these users paid to upgrade, OS X Mountain Lion generated $38 million in revenue for Apple in the past 48 hours.”


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 23:09

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look



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Gizmodo has recently discovered a product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology, showing what looks to be an iPhone 5 in their product shots. It looks like the white 3D prototype with its new 19-pin dock port.


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 21:28

Apple to Buy Mobile Security Company AuthenTec for $356 Million



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Reuters reports that Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million. The acquisition agreement was approved with unanimous consent by AuthenTec's board this week, according to Bezinga. The deal is not yet finalized because it requires approval from the majority of outstanding shares of the company's common stock, among other final steps.


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 20:07

WhatsApp Messenger Free For a Limited Time



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The popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has been made free for a limited time only. Grab it while you can, before it goes to the normal $0.99 price.

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.


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Apple vs. Samsung Court Documents Reveal Early iPad And iPhone Prototypes



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Today The Verge reported that Apple vs. Samsung court documents revealed a number of images of early iPad and iPhone prototypes.

Among the prototypes are Sony-inspired iPhone design, an eight-sided iPhone design with diagonal corners and a prototype with the same aluminum-based design as the iPod Mini. The Verge reports:


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Friday, July 27th, 2012. 13:46

Apple Released Update To Enable PowerNap On 2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs



PowerNap is one of the new function included in OS X Mountain Lion. This feature was introduced at this year’s WWDC and allows your Mac update software, receive email and perform other tasks even when the system is in sleeping mode.



Apple lists all capabilities of the new feature on this support page. Capabilities include Reminder and Contact changes, syncing Calendar, receiving new Mail, Mac App Store updates, Time Capsule backup and more.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 13:19

Today Apple To Release Bug Fix Update For Podcasts App



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After Apple released Podcasts app last month, many users have complained about crashes, bugs and other problems with the app. All Things D reports that an update for the app should appear later today:

“Podcasts users take note: Apple has been hard at work tweaking the app to fix the problems that currently plague it and sources say the company expects to post an update to it this afternoon that should vastly improve it”.


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Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 0:18

Apple Released OS X Mountain Lion Priced At $19,99



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Today Apple has launched its new OS X Mountain Lion to the public. The new operating system is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased exclusively on the Mac App Store.

OS X Mountain Lion offers many new features and improvements to the Mac, including iMesage support through the Messages app, Notification Center, Reminders and Notes support via iCloud, Dictation, Game Center, improved sharing capabilities, enhanced security with Gatekeeper, Power Nap and more.


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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. 19:47

New Siri Ad Featuring Martin Scorsese



Apple released a new TV ad featuring the iPhone 4S and Siri with Martin Scorsese as a main character, who uses Apple’s revolutionary voice assistant to reschedule appointments, find where a friend is, and see how traffic is in Manhattan. The ad is the fourth in Apple's series of celebrity television ads featuring celebrities using the technology.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 15:26

Apple Preparing “All-New” iPod Nano And iPod Touch With 4-Inch Display And A5 Chip



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Analyst Mink-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities today reported that Apple is planning to release “all-new” iPod nano and iPod touch in September. The upgraded iPod touch is said to have the new touch display based on in-cell technology that has been rumored by multiple sources for the next iPhone 5.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 13:16

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro and Updated iMacs Reportedly Due in September-October



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Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, has released a new report where he expressed his estimates of the Apple's product launch schedule for the second half of this year. In his report Kuo claims that Apple will launch its 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in the September - October timeframe. However, he predicts that early sales of the notebook might be modest, but with Retina displays Apple’s laptops will hit the market in 2013.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 12:42

Apple Will Offer Adapter For 19-Pin Dock Connector In iPhone 5



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With Reuters confirming rumors that the next generation iPhone will have a 19-pin dock connecter, it becomes interesting what will happen with accessories designed for current 30-pin version that has been used since 2003.

iMore, which first reported about the smaller dock connector in February, now reports, citing its sources, that Apple will offer an adapter for accessories, which take advantage of the current 30-pin connector. It is unknown yet if the adapter will come with the iPhone 5 in the box or will Apple sell it separately.


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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. 1:43

Alternative Email Client Sparrow Acquired by Google



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Google has recently acquired alternative email client Sparrow. Sparrow has already posted a statement on their website:

We're excited to announce that Sparrow has been acquired by Google! We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience. […]


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Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 0:21

18.6% Of Apps Collect User’s Address Book Data And 41% Track Location



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Today security company BitDefender published a report (via MobileEntertainment) that highlights the importance of adopting Apple’s data isolation policy in iOS 6.

Starting with the iOS 6 release this fall, apps that need access to personal data (reminders, photos, contacts, calendars etc.) will have to ask users to allow them use such data. However, according to BitDefender, now about 18.6% of 65,000 apps for iPhone that was included in the study can access data in a user’s address book, while 41% of them can track location. The company also revealed that only 57.7% of apps encrypt user’s personal data.


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Thursday, July 19th, 2012. 19:42