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Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Other than hapless and drunk Apple engineers leaving products on bar stools for other patrons to find, often the place we first spy info on new and upcoming Apple products and software updates is through analytics firms like Flurry. Flurry specifically is often one of the first sources that can point to new versions of iPhone software and devices being used.

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Google AdMob deal approved by FTC; Apple iAd helped clinch it

Google AdMob deal approved by FTC; Apple iAd helped clinch it

Given Google made significant mention of their acquired AdMob technology at Google IO this week, it would've been embarrassing had the FTC turned around and failed to approve the deal.  Happily - for Google - that's not the case, with the final, unanimous judgement of the FTC investigators being that the Google AdMob deal is not, in fact, anti-competitive.  Ironically, Apple's own entrance to the mobile advertising segment, in the shape of iAd, helped Google's argument.

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Apple iPad Bundled Up and Ready to Ship: the Guide

Apple iPad Bundled Up and Ready to Ship: the Guide

We are just days away from one of Apple's biggest launches to date. Many would argue that the iPad has even managed to surpass the original iPhone, and perhaps some analyzed numbers would help that theory along. Whatever the case, the fabled tablet from the Cupertino-based company is almost here. People all over the United States have begun to receive their notifications in one fashion or another. Whether you have the tracking number on refresh in your browser, or you've been told that you need to visit your local Apple Store to retrieve your reserved gadget, each story has the same ending: This Saturday marks the day you can stop wondering what Apple's tablet would be like, and finally get to play with it. But, what makes it tick? Why should you be interested in the tablet at all? Isn't it just a big iPod Touch? We won't dwell on the nay-sayers for this all-encompassing guide. Instead, we'll take a look at what we know, and skip the heresy. After all, with less than a handful of days remaining before the big day, there's no room for speculation.

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Apple iPad App Store Images Leak, Shows Off Apps and Prices

Apple iPad App Store Images Leak, Shows Off Apps and Prices

If the iBookstore wasn't enough to talk about, there's always the App Store specifically designated for the iPad. While we know that iPhone/iPod Touch applications are going to work on the Apple tablet, that hasn't stopped developers from utilizing the iPhone SDK 3.2 from creating applications for the iPad. Meaning, they'll have more functionality, along with better resolution. All in all, a win-win situation for us consumers. If you've been aching to see a sneak peak of what you should expect next Saturday, here's your first glimpse.

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Apple Aperture 3 gets official

Apple Aperture 3 gets official

The first signs of life from Apple are emerging this morning, and there's a new version of Aperture to kick things off.  Aperture 3 adds in improved photo organization - based on the same Faces and places features found in iPhoto '09 - as well as Adjustment Presets and Brushes.  Meanwhile Apple have also extended their GPS and geotagging support, including the ability to drag non-tagged photos to their respective location, together with automatic slideshows with preset themes and music.

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iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

iPhone pips WinMo in US smartphone marketshare

Apple have pulled ahead of Microsoft in terms of smartphone market share, according to a comScore report detailing October's US mobile traffic.  The research firm has been tracking month-by-month usage across multiple platforms, and while RIM still leads the way with roughly 15m devices in use, the iPhone has pulled ahead of Windows Mobile's roughly 7m devices by around 2m.

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Apple 3D head-tracking, iPod track pattern memory & improved power monitoring among patent applications

Apple 3D head-tracking, iPod track pattern memory & improved power monitoring among patent applications

Apple's engineers have been busy beavering away at patent applications again, and 3D head-tracking displays, intelligent iPod playback and more active battery management all seem to be on the Cupertino workbench.  Of the three, the most interesting is probably Apple's work to use video, infrared or electromagnetic field tracking to move an on-screen object or interface according to the angle at which you're looking at it.  Not only would the system work for 3D objects, but 2D UIs could be fanned or scrolled through depending on head position.

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Apple weighing legal action over Palm Pre IP infringement?

Apple weighing legal action over Palm Pre IP infringement?

Apple has fired a warning shot across Palm's bows, over possible legal action concerning the new Palm Pre smartphone's possible use of multitouch and touchscreen gesture technology that Apple holds IP rights to.  Talking to analysts in the financial conference call on Wednesday, where Apple announced record earnings for the last quarter, executive Tim Cook responded to a question about sustaining iPhone market leadership by saying "we don't mind competition, but if others rip off our intellectual property, we will go after them."

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