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Apple granted design patent for Thunderbolt Display

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple with the design rights to the Thunderbolt Display, which the company first introduced in 2011 as one of the first accessory


League of Legends comes to the Mac in beta form

Popular online multiplayer PC game League of Legends has made the leap to Apple's Mac OS X platform, in the form of an open beta released on Friday.


Apple releases beta build 12D74 of OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion with no known issues

Apple on Thursday seeded build 12D74 of its OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion update to developers, the latest in a string of betas since the first build was released in November of last year.


Real Racing 3 launches as freemium iOS app from EA

Developer Firemonkeys' highly anticipated new game "Real Racing 3" hit the iOS App Store on Thursday with a new freemium model that relies on microtransaction in-app purchases.


Pandora to limit free mobile listening due to rising royalty rates

In a post to the official Pandora blog on Wednesday, founder Tim Westergren announced that the music discovery and streaming service will be capping free mobile listening to 40 hours per month, a change prompted by steeply increasing royalty rates.


Amazon rolls out Cloud Player app update, brings iPad compatibility

Amazon on Wednesday released an updated version of its Amazon Cloud Player app for iOS, with an updated look and new compatibility with Apple's iPad.


iTunes in the Cloud goes online in 11 European countries

Eleven new countries in Europe gained access to Apple's iTunes in the Cloud service on Wednesday, allowing users to re-download content they have already purchased.


Latest Kindle for iOS update has 'known issue,' users advised to not update

Amazon has updated the description for its latest Kindle for iOS update, warning users not to install the new software because of a "known issue."


Noted manga creator to pen, ink biography of Steve Jobs

Late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' life will soon be the subject of a biography by celebrated manga creator Mari Yamazaki, it was revealed on Tuesday.


Apple granted patents for iOS audio controls, Game Center and Camera app

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple three design patents for iOS assets, including the audio controls seen as part of the iPhone and iPod touch's multitasking bars, the Game Center's "Me" page and the Camera app's camera selection button.


New release candidates for Adobe's Lightroom and Camera Raw bring bug fixes, added camera support

Adobe on Monday announced the availability of the Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Release Candidates, with each update providing expanded support for new cameras as well as fixes for reported bugs.


Apple's 'Hollywood' iPad commercial makes Oscar debut, continues new ad style

During the telecast of the 85th annual Oscar Academy Awards on Sunday, Apple aired a new iPad ad highlighting a few iOS apps tailored specifically for the company's tablet lineup.


Native Instruments revs Traktor DJ app for iPad

Developer Native Instruments on Thursday introduced Traktor DJ, a new app designed specifically for the iPad that allows users to turn their tablets into portable mixing stations.


Apple's iTunes update brings new 'Composer' view, minor enhancements

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its flagship digital media store and iOS device hub, bringing a new "Composers" view for music and the usual speed and reliability upgrades.


Apple takes new direction with iPad ads 'Alive' and 'Together'

Apple on Sunday released two new TV commercials for the iPad and iPad mini, each having a catchy new flavor not seen in previous campaigns.


Apple rolls out shorter Lightning cable and redesigned in-ear headphones

Apple quietly added a new 0.5 meter Lightning to USB cable and a slightly tweaked premium in-ear headphone design to its online storefront on Thursday, expanding the company's offerings of iOS device accessories.


Apple releases build 12D68 of OS X 10.8.3 beta

Apple on Thursday released the latest beta build of OS X 10.8.3, dubbed 12D68, to developers as the forthcoming update moves closer to public release.


Apple releases MacBook Pro firmware in update to address battery issues

In the second MacBook Pro firmware update in as many weeks, Apple on Tuesday released version 1.7 of its MacBook Pro SMC Firmware to patch a problem regarding the laptops' built-in battery.


Apple wins design rights to 4th-gen iPod and Newsstand app icon

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple two design trademarks, one for the nearly decade-old fourth-generation iPod and the newer iBooks icon seen in the company's iOS mobile operating system.


Apple patents more accurate content download progress bar

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a web browser user interface asset that monitors download, rendering and output to display a more accurate representation of the classic data progress bar.