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Facebook 5.0 hits iPhone and iPad

Facebook 5.0 hits iPhone and iPad

In a relatively giant update for the Facebook app for all Apple iOS devices, the development team behind the mobile version of the social network have emphasized one thing above all else: speed. This update has the app rebuilt from the ground up, with those responsible for making sure the app is top-notch assuring users that this is indeed the best way to view the Facebook universe from your Apple device. This update also has a brand new banner to tap right in your most-viewed page for refresh of stories - news feed forever!

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iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

The next generation in Apple USB connector cables has appeared in a relatively clear photo presented to the world hoping for every detail they can get on the iPhone 5 - another piece of Apple hardware that's not yet even been announced by the manufacturer. Rumors up to this point have converged on a new dock connector for the new iPhone, a newly improved iPad 3, and an iPad mini, each of them with the same port for a 16-pin cord. This cord appears to have two sides, each of them with 8 pins that are able to face upwards or downwards interchangeably.

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Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts

Skype updated for iOS with photo sharing and performance boosts

This morning those of you working with the iOS version of Skype for either your iPad or iPhone will be glad to find an update waiting in your App Store inbox, so to speak. There you'll be seeing a version that brings on one of the most frequently requested features for the app of all time, Photo Sharing. Performance upgrades have also been added to the app as Skype notes that "many of you want to keep Skype running on your mobile devices all the time."

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Apple targets fingerprint scanners with incoming AuthenTec purchase

Apple targets fingerprint scanners with incoming AuthenTec purchase

It would appear that Apple is really, really interested in implementing fingerprint sensor technology with its devices. Last month, Apple announced that it had agreed to buy AuthenTec for $356 million, and today we're getting a better idea of the events leading up to this purchase. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday (uncovered by The Next Web), Apple's offer to purchase the company came when the iPhone maker decided it didn't want to enter a commercial agreement with AuthenTec during talks of a licensing deal.

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Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

This month the epic court war of Apple vs Samsung is taking place and the newest battle is in: Apple is presenting a set of slides which accuse Samsung of straight up copying their designs for mobile device icons. In each of the following slides (included in this post) you'll find Apple's presentation (via CNET) to be quite convincing in some areas and perhaps a bit of a reach in others. It's all up to your own senses, of course, until the jury is able to reach a conclusion of their own in this massive and multi-faceted case.

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FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

FreedomPop gives iPod touch 4G with free data sleeve

4G iPhone sleeve company FreedomPop has returned with a new model, this time turning the iPod touch into a pseudo-iPhone complete with free mobile broadband access every month. The new Freedom Sleeve for iPod touch, up for pre-order now, clips onto the back of the media player like a speedy data barnacle and gives it a WiFi connection to play with, allowing for streaming music services like Spotify, FaceTime video calls on the move, and voice calls over VoIP services like Skype.

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Even more Apple prototypes surface

Even more Apple prototypes surface

Yesterday brought news of some Apple iPad prototypes kept secret until they were revealed in court documents, and now we've got even more pictures of freshly-revealed prototypes to show you, this time of the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Take a look at this first one below, which could be another version of the iPhone 3GS. We don't really know which generation this iPhone was planned for, but the inclusion of a home button and the lack of a front-facing camera makes us think that this one came along a little later in the iPhone's life.

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Apple “really excited” to be at Black Hat

Apple “really excited” to be at Black Hat

We've already had a few stories about the 15th annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, but now it's time to tell you about Apple's role in the meeting. Apple's head of software platform security Dallas De Atley was on hand at the conference today to give a speech about mobile security, telling the audience that security has always been an important part of the iOS platform. This speech comes as people become more and more concerned about mobile security and what OS manufacturers are doing to stop the threat of hackers, who are targeting mobile devices more frequently these days.

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Apple reportedly working on new iPod touch and iPod nano designs

Apple reportedly working on new iPod touch and iPod nano designs

Rumors and reports may be flying thick and fast regarding the next iPhone, but the iPod touch and iPod nano could also sees updates this September. Just like the next iPhone, the next iPod touch will reportedly feature a 4-inch screen with new in-cell technology. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the next iPhone would feature in-cell touchscreens, allowing for a thinner device that may also cut costs in the supply chain.

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iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

iOS 6 beta 3 release inches closer to final release

Those of you out there in the land of app development should set your sights to Apple as the third beta for iOS 6 is about to hit doorsteps across the earth. This third beta update comes just 21 days after the previous release was dropped, while the first look most developers got of the software was earlier this year at Apple's developer conference WWDC. This update comes without the usual list of changes, this likely due to the secret nature of the updates included as well as the tiny nature of the bug fixes that certainly come built-in.

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