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Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with fix for iPhone battery life bugs

11/10/2011, 01:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued iOS 5.0.1, an incremental update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that addresses a well-publicized bug that resulted in shorter battery life.

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Apple's iOS & Google Android command 58% of US portable game revenue

11/09/2011, 12:11 pm

Highlighting what has been a "brutal" year for dedicated portable game machines like the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS, new data shows Apple's iOS and Google Android capturing the lion's share of U.S. portable game revenue in 2011.

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Adobe confirms it will no longer develop Flash for mobile browsers

11/09/2011, 10:11 am

Adobe on Wednesday confirmed that it will no longer develop its Flash Player for mobile platforms like Android, and will instead pour its efforts into creating Adobe AIR applications for native storefronts like Apple's iOS App Store.

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iOS 5 adoption on iPhone nears 38%, but iPod touch lags behind at 12%

11/08/2011, 09:11 pm

38 percent of iPhone users are running iOS 5 within weeks of the software's release, but iPod touch users have been slower to upgrade, with just 12 percent running the latest version of Apple's mobile OS, according to a new analysis.

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Retail self-checkout, pickup options added to Apple Store app for iOS

11/08/2011, 08:11 am

Apple has updated its official Apple Store application for iOS, adding the new "Personal Pickup" option, as well as an "Easy Pay" feature, which allows customers to pay for an item on their own, direct from an iPhone, while in a retail store.

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Apple testing second beta of iOS battery fix for iPhone users

11/04/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple is apparently working quickly to publicly release iOS 5.0.1, as evidenced by the company's second beta in two days released on Friday.

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Game makers say Apple, Steve Jobs have most influence on industry

11/04/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of people working in the gaming world has found that Steve Jobs is the most influential person in the industry, and that insiders believe the iPhone is shaping the future of videogames.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's iPhone 4S of violating VPN patent

11/03/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple is the target of a new lawsuit that asserts a number of the company's products, including the newly released iPhone 4S, infringe on a virtual private network patent.

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Microsoft raking in 100k users a day from easier Hotmail setup in iOS 5

11/03/2011, 02:11 am

The addition of easier Hotmail setup in the Mail app of Apple's iOS 5 has led to a surge in activations for Microsoft, with almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices logging in to the email service every day.

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Google releases, pulls official Gmail app for iPhone, iPad

11/02/2011, 03:11 pm

Google on Wednesday released its official Gmail application for iOS, but quickly pulled the software after a bug was discovered.

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Google to charge partners who heavily use its Maps API

11/02/2011, 11:11 am

Major partners who serve up more than 25,000 uses per day of the Google Maps application programming interface service will be charged for overages starting in 2012.

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Apple updates GarageBand to add iPhone, iPod touch support

11/01/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple's GarageBand application for iOS, previously an iPad-exclusive affair, is now also compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch.

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Google rumored to release native iOS Gmail app soon

11/01/2011, 02:11 am

After more than three years since Apple launched the App Store, Google is rumored to be on the verge of releasing a native iOS app for its Gmail service, according to a new report.

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Jailbreak hack enables Siri on iPhone 4, 4th-gen iPod touch

10/30/2011, 01:10 pm

Hackers have succeeded in bringing a limited port of Apple's new Siri voice assistant feature onto "jailbroken" versions of the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch, though they have noted that the workaround is not ready for a public release.

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Taiwan concerned Apple's slide-to-unlock patent could hurt market

10/28/2011, 10:10 am

Government officials in Taiwan have expressed concern that Apple's recent success in obtaining a patent for the slide-to-unlock gesture on touchscreen devices could hurt competing smartphone makers.

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Nintendo profits evaporate as gamers turn to Apple's iOS

10/27/2011, 11:10 pm

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo revealed on Thursday that it lost $925 million over the six months ending in September due to a sharp drop off of game and console sales, even as healthy sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad continue to establish iOS as an alternative gaming platform.

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First look: Apple's Cards offers quality & convenience at a low price

10/26/2011, 04:10 pm

One completely unexpected announcement made by Apple at this month's iPhone 4S media event was Cards, a new application that lets iPhone users quickly and easily order a custom-printed greeting card.

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Apple's iOS 5 Tech Talk World Tour 2011 coming to 9 cities worldwide

10/20/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple has confirmed that it will bring back its Tech Talk World tour this year, with the iOS 5-focused tutorials coming to nine cities between November and January.

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Samsung accused of lifting iPhone screenshot for Galaxy Player promo

10/18/2011, 12:10 am

Consumer electronics maker Samsung appears to have used a nearly three-year-old screen capture of the Maps application on the iPhone to promote its own Galaxy Player 50 portable media player.

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Apple may add customized digital avatars to iOS Game Center

10/13/2011, 10:10 am

Apple has shown interest in allowing users of its Game Center social network for iOS to create custom, cartoon-style avatars to represent themselves in the digital world.

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