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Apple acquires Novauris, Siri to benefit

Apple acquires Novauris, Siri to benefit

Supposing you’re a heavy user of Apple’s personal assistant Siri, you’ll be glad to know that the company has just acquired a company that’ll make her a whole lot better. Apple has acquired Novauris Technologies, a group co-founded by Dr James Baker, a founder of Dragon Systems.

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Google Maps Pokemon adventure extended: Mew locations listed

Google Maps Pokemon adventure extended: Mew locations listed

It should come as no surprise that once the Pokemon Adventure April Fools’ Day joke created by Google Maps creators was "finished", enough interest had been generated to inspire an extension. Thanks to Google’s own non-official version of Professor Oak, every user who’d caught 5 or more Pokemon will be given the chance to continue to hunt.

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iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

iOS 7 bug turns off Find My iPhone and bypasses Activation Lock

Apple builds in security features and the ability to track a lost or stolen iPhone into the iOS 7 and higher operating system. Those features allow a user to track their smartphone if it is lost or stolen and prevent someone from being able to remove the iCloud account tied to the device and avoid tracking. The problem is that an easy to exploit security issue in iOS 7 and higher has been found that makes bypassing those features easy.

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Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Like many large and successful tech firms, Apple is always looking out for smaller firms that it can purchase to gain new tech and expertise to make its products better. The latest company that Apple has set its eyes on is a Japanese firm that makes controller chips for smartphone displays called Renesas Electronics. The engineering expertise behind the chips that Renesas makes could help Apple improve the battery life and sharpness of displays used on its products like the iPhone and iPad.

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Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

Google Maps Pokemon Challenge complete: spoilers show all 151

In one of the most addictive April Fools’ Day jokes we’ve seen in recent memory, Google released the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge this week. In this challenge, users are asked to search through the Google Maps app for iOS or Android to find Pokemon, capturing them with a tap. As each of these Pokemon appeared in the same location for each individual user, a crowd-sourced list was compiled.

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Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple “is great, but they don’t own everything” Samsung says as trial begins

Apple and Samsung have begun their opening statements at the latest patent infringement case in San Jose, with Samsung already insisting that, while it respects its rival, it can't allow it to take responsibility for every innovation in mobile. The case, a return to the courtroom for the two behemoths after attempts at mediating a settlement failed earlier this year, sees Apple demanding $2bn from Samsung, or the equivalent of around $40 per handset.

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