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App Developers and Apple get sued over user tracking

App Developers and Apple get sued over user tracking

Back on December 20, I mentioned a study that the Wall Street Journal had published that showed a lot of the popular apps on the Apple App Store were grabbing personal identifiers for people along with demographic information and passing those details on to third party advertisers without the user knowing or agreeing to share the data. The apps sharing this data were from companies both large and small.

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North Point iBand Uses iPads and iPhones to Play Christmas Music [Video]

North Point iBand Uses iPads and iPhones to Play Christmas Music [Video]

Back in October, we told you about Atomic Tom. This is a band that, while on the New York subway, decided that they'd pull out their iPhones and start jamming away. Why? Because all of their instruments had been reportedly stolen. This time around, there's nothing so nefarious causing this group of individuals to start playing away on their iDevices. No, this is the North Point Community Church band, iBand. Thanks to some apps they downloaded, they were able to play a trio of songs for those in attendance, and the results are actually worth watching.

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No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

No iPhone 5 embedded SIM but T-Mobile interested say sources

Speculation over Apple's reported back-tracking on plans to use embedded SIM technology in future iPhone handsets has gathered another layer of rumor, with the FT suggesting that not all carriers are so opposed to the company's plans. Sources over the weekend had claimed Apple axed plans to bypass carrier involvement in iPhone 5 sales by using an iTunes-activated software SIM, after mass operator revolt and threats to withdraw subsidies. However, now the FT says that Deutsche Telekom - parent brand of T-Mobile - has expressed interest in hearing more about Apple's plans.

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Android market share swells 886% year-on-year in Q2 2010; RIM and Apple trail behind

Android market share swells 886% year-on-year in Q2 2010; RIM and Apple trail behind

Smartphone demand is up, and the winner is Android according to market analysts Canalys.  They've been tracking US and global trends, and reckon that in Q2 2010 Android sales rose 886-percent from last year (851-percent in the US), giving them the number one market share in the US with 34-percent; they're trailed, supposedly, by RIM at 32-percent of market share and Apple at 21.7-percent.

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Apple: “We constantly refresh the content on Apple.com”

Apple: “We constantly refresh the content on Apple.com”

You might have seen speculation earlier today over Apple's removal of its antenna testing videos from the  company's attenuation page, including rumors of legal action from rivals or even backtracking on their stance over the iPhone 4.  Apple reached out to us this afternoon to dismiss the hearsay, telling us that the update is merely part of their drive to "constantly refresh" their content.

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Inside Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs

Inside Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs

Hardly had our liveblog finished when Apple sprung the second half of their iPhone 4 antenna event, the "show" companion to Steve Jobs' presentation "tell". SlashGear was among eleven journalists and analysts - both print and online - to be taken around the company's wireless lab, formerly one of the best kept secrets on the Cupertino campus, and now a multi-million test facility featuring custom hardware, fake brains and kit that wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi film. Read on for full details of our tour.

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iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

So, the official launch date of the iPhone 4 is still June 24th. At least, that's what we were told when the latest iteration of the iPhone family was announced. And, despite the fact there were some grumblings that something might have changed, we still weren't expecting iPhone 4s to show up any sooner than June 23rd. Well, paint us surprised, because sure enough, some people are getting very lucky.

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