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Apple Starts iBeacon Certification Under ‘Made for iPhone’ Program – The Mac Observer

The Mac ObserveriBeacon Apple has begun certifying devices for the “iBeacon” mark under its MFi (“Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad”) licensing program. According to BEEKn, manufacturers can now apply to use Apple’s iBeacon logo on devices that meet the company’s standards.Will Apple’s iBeacon prove to be a useful feature or just mobile spamPFhubApple’s new iBeacon standards could […]

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Apple’s M&A chief reportedly met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk – CNET

CNETThe electric carmaker’s chief executive met with Adrian Perica and “probably” Apple CEO Tim Cook last spring, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. February 16, 2014 11:50 AM PST. Follow @stevenmusil. Elon Musk.Yay for the iCar! Apple in juiced-up tech talks with Elon Musk’s TeslaRegisterWas Apple Going to Buy […]

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David and Goliath on Paper: FiftyThree, Facebook, and Fighting for App Names – The Mac Observer

The Mac ObserverLast week, Facebook announced it was introducing a new iPhone app called Paper. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve already heard of Paper by FiftyThree — a popular drawing app for the iPad. FiftyThree is asking Facebook to change …Facebook Paper app repackages Facebook with news slantFierceContentManagementHands on: Paper a […]

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Apple to Pay Back Parents of Children on App-Spending Sprees – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(Updates with Cook e-mail to employees in 11th paragraph.) Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. said it would refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that it billed for mobile application purchases made by …Apple coughs up 2 hours of sales to refund kids’ $32.5m […]

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CES 2014: Mophie battery case adding extra storage – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS — Mophie cases are popular among iPhone users for their ability to fix one of the phone’s biggest weaknesses: battery life. At CES, Mophie turned its attention to fixing another iPhone limitation — storage — by announcing the new Mophie Space …Hands-on: Mophie’s Space Pack brings extra power, storage to iPhone 5/5sApple […]

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Report: iOS Delivers More Christmas Day Sales Than Android – PC Magazine

PC MagazineReady for another data point in the ongoing “Android vs. iOS” battle that’s been waged around analysts’ desks for years now? According to new research from IBM, iOS users drove more online sales on Christmas Day than their Android counterparts – even …Apple devices popular for orders on ChristmasSan Francisco ChronicleApple’s IOS Defeats Android […]

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It is On – Google Takes Steps to Protect Nexus Devices from Rockstar – Modern Readers

Modern ReadersIt is On – Google Takes Steps to Protect Nexus Devices from Rockstar In what can be described as an interesting development and a thickening of the plot, Google is trying to get its Nexus smartphones and tablets protected from Rockstar, a shell company …Google fights back against Rockstar patent groupCNETGoogle sues Rockstar Consortium […]

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Google asks US court to rule that Android has not infringed Rockstar patents – PCWorld

PCWorldGoogle has asked a court in California to rule that it does not directly or indirectly infringe seven patents of Rockstar Consortium, after the Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony backed patent firm sued seven of Google’s Android partners in a court in …Apple patent consortium Rockstar reportedly in talks for partial asset selloffApple InsiderApple’s […]

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Google bites back, practically calls Rockstar a patent troll – Android Community

Android CommunityJust in time to become a rather strange Christmas present, Google has filed a lawsuit against Rockstar, a company that has sued Google and its Android OEM partners over a variety of patents owned by the now bankrupt Nortel Networks. Aside from the …Apple patent consortium Rockstar reportedly in talks for partial asset selloffApple […]