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China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

Supposing you were at China Mobile's headquarters store in Beijing on the 16th of January, 2014, you may have been part of the iPhone launch - one that brought Apple CEO Tim Cook to the store to shake hands personally. This launch has been a long time coming, with Apple aiming to move into China for several years and China Mobile being one of the more important steps toward a large spread. Cook visited the headquarters store of China Mobile and helped with distribution - at least for the first few phones.

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NPD shows Apple, Samsung, LG growing while others shrink

NPD shows Apple, Samsung, LG growing while others shrink

This week the NPD Group/Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report for the fourth quarter of 2012 was released, showing how Apple and Samsung are pulling in the biggest profit from the continued growth of smartphone popularity in the United States. They show that LG, too, saw some growth over the past year, while groups like HTC, Motorola, and BlackBerry saw losses in penetration. Even the "other" category shrunk while the biggest brands continued to whisk away market share.

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Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks: We’ve patched the iOS app security goof

Starbucks has reacted to the news that its iOS mobile app stores passwords and other personal details in easily-extracted cleartext, updating the app to address the security flaws, though insisting that there have been no reported cases of actual exploits so far. The Starbucks iOS app was found to save each user's password, username, and email address, along with geolocation tracking data as unencrypted text, a huge potential security hazard that the coffee company now says it's patching.

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Apple’s remaining FTC in-app purchase penalty goes to… the FTC

Apple’s remaining FTC in-app purchase penalty goes to… the FTC

This week Apple and the FTC announced - in their own way - that they'd settled on a case which had the FTC reprimanding the computer company for their less-than-perfect dealings with in-app purchases and the young customers that took advantage of their abilities in iOS. Tim Cook's side of the story suggested that Apple still wasn't entirely happy with the situation, that the it "smacked of double jeopardy" because Apple was already in the process of paying their dues with a federal court. Here in reading the actual FTC consent agreement, we find that this isn't entirely true.

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Google’s Niantic Labs ENDGAME AR game to tie in with book series

Google’s Niantic Labs ENDGAME AR game to tie in with book series

There's a new game appearing soon from the creators of the Google augmented reality game Ingress, one which will tie in with a book series by the name of ENDGAME and an eventual big-screen movie appearance with the same name. The actual game has not been detailed in a large way, but is said to "build on the success" of Ingress. Here you'll find a game that "marries" the video game world to the real world, just like that original title.

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Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

Chrome for Mobile update brings data compression, page translation and app shortcuts

The latest iteration of Google's Chrome for Mobile browser -- both the iOS and Android varieties -- will be bringing some new handy features with them. Among them, and perhaps most notably, will be data compression for both of the mobile OS apps, allowing iOS and Android users to reduce the amount of data their mobile browsing habits use up, something that brings Safe Browsing with it in tow.

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Apple settles with FTC on in-app purchases; Tim Cook sounds off

Apple settles with FTC on in-app purchases; Tim Cook sounds off

This morning Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent out a letter to his employees about their talks with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over App Store in-app purchases. You'll find that Apple's chats with the FTC over the past few months have not been in vain, and have resulted in a negotiation ending in a consent decree. Cook suggests that "I know this announcement will come as a surprise to many of you since Apple has led the industry by making the App Store a safe place for customers of all ages."

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Horizon app brings always-horizontal camera to iOS

Horizon app brings always-horizontal camera to iOS

When we first heard about the developers behind Horizon making an effort to allow users have always-horizontal video recording with the iPhone, our immediate wish was that there was also an Android app. Here we're able to open the Horizon app, record video, and have no worries about recording with the camera in vertical or horizontal mode. The videos themselves always come out in landscape.

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