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Apple to pay $450M to settle class action over e-book price fixing

Jul 16 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over e-book price fixing, brought against it by states and consumers, according to New York's Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman. The payment will settle allegations made in 33 states and territories, including New York. Schneiderman says that ...
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BatteryScore – the Very First and Only iPhone Battery Benchmarking Application

Source: Apple Balla | May 29 2014, 10:04am CDT | by PR.com

BatteryScore – the Very First and Only iPhone Battery Benchmarking Application
BatteryScore allows users to benchmark the strength of their iPhone battery. The BatteryScore application operates by running a stress load test on the phone and then measuring the battery degradation over the period that the test runs.
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Apple Agrees to Conditional $450 Million Settlement of E-Books Case

Jul 16 2014 11:29am CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has agreed to a conditional $450 million dollar settlement for conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, reports Reuters. News of the settlement first surfaced back in June.But the settlement, which would provide $400 million for consumers, is conditioned on the outcome of a pending appeal of a New York federal judge's ruling last year that Apple was liable for violating antitrust laws. A ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...
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Messaging app Snapchat introduces location-specific geofilters

Jul 15 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Insanely popular messaging app Snapchat has just unveiled location-specific geofilters in New York and Los Angeles.Heres a quick video showing the filters in action in some Los Angeles-area locations like Disneyland and Venice. Click here if you cant see it.As you can see, just swipe right on the preview screen before sending a photo to see what filter your location has unlocked.Designed for the iPhone/iPod touch, Snapchat can be downloaded now on the A ...
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Helpful moms, sisters push female baboons up hierarchy
New York, July 31 (IANS) A supportive mother and helpful sisters are key to female baboons reaching the higher echelons of their social strata, a study indicates. | by IANS
 
Vintage NASA spacecraft set for interplanetary probe
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A team of scientists is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft named International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft, ISEE-3, to enter new science frontiers. | by IANS
 
Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Using a computer simulation model based on a moon crater, planetary scientists have revealed that early Earth is likely to have been hit by giant asteroids capable of killing off life and completely resurfacing the planet. | by IANS
 
 

Snapchat Introduces New Geofilters Feature [Video]

Jul 15 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: iClarified

Snapchat has introduced a new Geofilters feature that lets you overlay a location-based graphic onto your pic. We’ve had a lot of fun drawing up new filters for special locations in Los Angeles and New York. Swipe right on the preview screen to check them out – they’ll change depending on which neighborhoods you’re in! Although you’ll need to enable location services for this feature, we don’t store your location.Take a look at the video below for more details on the Geofilters featur ...
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Snapchat introduces Geofilters, bringing special filters to specific locations

Jul 15 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

The well-renowned social snap-sharing application Snapchat today introduced a new feature it is called Geofilters, bringing you special custom-designed graphics that can easily be applied to photos taken in specific geographic locations. For example, a couple of girls take a snap at what appears to be a bicycle shop, and a quick swipe to the right places a small yellow bicycle tire on the top-left of their photo. As mentioned on the official Snapchat blog, privacy disclaimer and all: We’ve ...
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Wadjet Eye releases acclaimed Blackwell point-and-click adventure games on iOS

Jul 10 2014 2:06am CDT | Source: App Advice

Wadjet Eye Games has just released the iOS editions of the first three installments in its acclaimed Blackwell series of retro-style point-and-click graphic adventure games.As of today, Blackwell 1: Legacy, Blackwell 2: Unbound, and Blackwell 3: Convergence are available on the App Store for you to enjoy, especially if you’re into solving crimes and mysteries.As noted by Wadjet Eye, “the Blackwell series traffics in mystery, noir, and detective story tropes, with an added superna ...
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Police: iOS 7′s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

Jun 18 2014 11:22pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York Times has released some new numbers that shows a decrease in iPhone theft following the implementation of Activation Lock. According to New York police, thefts involving Apple products have droppe ...
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Adobe updates Creative Cloud with new apps, new features, and even new hardware

Jun 18 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Mac World

Adobe is the king of creative software but not ready to rest on its laurels. After revamping its boxed Creative Suite software into cloud-connected, subscription-based, regularly updated Creative Cloud, Adobe has set itself up to respond more quickly to the fast-changing industries it serves. As more powerful mobile devices make it possible to do real creative work away from a computer, Adobe is rolling out a new suit ...
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