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Kindle for iOS updated with PDF, newspaper and magazine support

December 22nd, 2011

Amazon updated its Kindle application for iOS devices on Wednesday with support for PDF files as well as newspaper and magazine subscriptions. A Kindle user can now email a file to his or her Send-to-Kindle address and then access it from within the application, and the app will open Adobe PDF files sent to a …

Apple’s A5 chip reportedly now manufactured by Samsung in Texas

December 16th, 2011

Apple and other consumer electronics companies typically look to the Far East for components, but a new report suggests that the production of Apple’s current mobile processors has now moved to the United States. Reuters on Friday reported that the chip powering Apple’s current iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models is now manufactured in a …

Grand Theft Auto III now available on iOS and Android for $4.99

December 16th, 2011

The hit game Grand Theft Auto III is now available for Android and iOS devices. Gamers will take to the streets of Liberty City to complete a variety of missions with a large cast of seedy characters, just like in the original version released 10 years ago on PlayStation 2. Rockstar Games promises hours of …

Sales of Apple’s iPhone, iPad banned by German court [updated]

December 9th, 2011

A ruling handed down on Friday by the Mannheim Regional Court in Germany could see sales of Apple’s iOS devices banned across Europe. The judgement relates to a patent infringement complaint filed by Motorola last April, when the company accused Apple of infringing a Motorola-owned patent covering “a method for performing a countdown function during a …

Hackers port Siri to iPhone 4, iPod touch; how-to guide now available [video]

December 5th, 2011

A group of iOS hackers have managed to successfully port Apple’s virtual assistant software Siri to the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, and the software needed to perform the port is now available to the public. Tech blog InTech-BB posted the necessary links on Sunday along with a how-to guide, and a number of users …

Apple’s big Black Friday sale brings little discounts, leak reveals

November 23rd, 2011

Details surrounding Apple’s Black Friday sale have reportedly been revealed and as has been the case in the past, the discounts afforded are minimal. 9to5Mac on Wednesday published what appear to be images of a pamphlet outlining all of the deals Apple has in store this coming Friday, November 25th. Sale items this year include …

Apple iOS 5.0.2 update reportedly delayed due to memory leak issues

November 21st, 2011

Apple has reportedly delayed the release of iOS 5.0.2, German-language technology blog Macerkopf.de said on Monday. Rumors surfaced last week suggesting that Apple was preparing to release the update, which is expected to address poor battery life with iOS 5, out of the door before the end of this week. Macerkopf.de said iOS 5.0.2 has been delayed …

iPad most wanted holiday gift among young children, study finds

November 18th, 2011

If you have children aged 6-12 in your family, chances are they want an iPad, iPod touch or an iPhone for the holidays. According to new data from The Nielsen Company, the iPad is the most desired electronic gadget this season. 44% of the children surveyed are interested in buying (read: receiving as a gift) …

Apple plugs huge security hole with iOS 5.0.1

November 11th, 2011

Apple has addressed a major security vulnerability with the latest version of its iOS software. Just released on Thursday afternoon, iOS 5.0.1 was welcomed with open arms by iPhone users plagued by poor battery life. Apple promised that this new build addresses issues causing the lackluster battery performance — though its effectiveness remains in question …