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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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CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

CasaTunes Air expands AirPlay for the wireless home

This week the folks at CasaTunes have revealed a new system in CasaTunes Air, a system with which you'll be able to have multi-room wired and wireless music streaming all coming from your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone. This system works with a CasaTunes Music Server and has your AirPlay devices as well as your wired devices (simple speakers, for example) working all throughout your home. Inside the iOS app you'll be able to play tunes from any number of your own music collections and direct the sound to the rooms you've set up throughout your house or apartment.

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Griffin MIDIConnect drops for keyboard-inclined iPad lovers

Griffin MIDIConnect drops for keyboard-inclined iPad lovers

The folks at Griffin have come correct once again with a new accessory for the iPad, the Griffin MIDIConnect, made specifically for those wishing to make the best of their midi-able apps. This device connects through your standard 30-pin dock connector on your iPad, iPad 2, or 3rd Gen iPad, and has both MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports. Both ports are industry-standard 5-pin DIN connectors and are compatible with most MIDI cables and connectors on the market today.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify Radio hits iPhone and iPad for free

Spotify has brought its free mobile radio service to the iPhone and iPad, offering both ad-supported and premium subscribers unlimited streaming song access while on the move. A free download [Update: Spotify now says the app will be released in the "next few days"], the newly updated Spotify app allows listeners to construct personalized radio stations from the 16m-strong catalog, save individual tracks from them to their own playlists, and share radio stations with friends.

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