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Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

An update to Apple's privacy policy has prompted uproar, as the Cupertino company adds in location-tracking systems that will allow the company - and their "partners and licensees" - to "collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."  While the new Location Services settings page allows for selective control over which apps use geographical data, it's unclear whether Apple are still collating it for their own purposes.  One such purpose is Apple's new iAd program, which has an opt-out policy of its own the details of which are buried in a lengthy privacy policy.

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iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

Given the number of people apparently getting ominous emails telling them their iPhone 4 orders have been canceled, it's a nice change to see some more positive news for those waiting on the new Apple smartphone.  The Cupertino company has been sending out emails warning preorder customers to expect their iPhone 4 deliveries on June 23rd, this Wednesday, rather than June 24th when the handset arrives in stores.

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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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