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Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone, iPod Touch

Amazon MP3 Store for iPhone and iPod Touch

In its every growing attempt to overtake Apple iTunes, Amazon on Thursday rolled out an optimized version of its MP3 web store for iPhone and iPad touch devices. Amazon MP3 store buyers can still download tracks directly to their iPhone and iPod Touch devices, but those tracks will also automatically store inside their Amazon Cloud… Read more »

NRA Releases iOS Firing Range App, Includes Gun Safety And Laws

NRA Practice Range

The National Rifle Agency (NRA) on Monday released a new iOS target practice simulation app. The move comes after years in which the NRA adamantly stood against the video game industry and its ultra-violent take on weapons. Titled NRA: Practice Range, the free game offers players a virtual shooting-gallery where they can hone their gun-toting… Read more »

Nokia Q4 Sales Beat Expectations, Smartphone Numbers Show Healthy Increases

Nokia Smartphone Sales Beat Expectations

Nokia’s Devices & Sales divisions were able to “exceed expectations” in Q4 2012, according to the company’s preliminary fourth-quarter results report. According to the report, those divisions of Nokia “achieved underlying profitability” with the Mobile Phones business unit picking up steam thanks in large part to the growing success of its Nokia Lumio Smartphone line… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S IV Image Leaked

Samsung Galaxy S IV Photo

Could the image shown above be the Samsung Galaxy S IV? The image was released on Friday by Samsung fan site SamMobile, and it appears to be an authentic snapshot of the upcoming smartphone. If the device is in fact the Samsung Galaxy S IV, it appears as if the company finally ditched the traditional… Read more »

Apple iOS 7, iPhone 6, Show Up In Web Data Logs

Apple iOS 7

If current web logs from one developers account are correct, the Apple iOS 7 platform is now being tested, potentially through an iPhone 6 based smartphone. The developer claims that in the last week his apps web logs began revealing the iOS 7 naming convention alongside a device labeled as iPhone6,1. Current Apple iPhone 5… Read more »

Google Launches iOS Apps Ad, Showcases Its Mobile Reach

Google iOS App

Following the short-term demise of Apple Maps and the emergence of Google Maps for iOS, the team at Google has released an ad spot that showcases the company’s competent team of iOS projects. In the ad, Google aims its sights at developers, noting that the company wants to find people who can “reshape Google for… Read more »

Raspberry Pi Hack Turns Siri Into Garage Door Opener

Siri Garage Door Opener

If you are the proud owner of an Apple iOS device with Siri voice-activated technology and a Raspberry Pi computer, you can now combine your two pieces of modern technology to create a garage door opener. The hack was created by “DarkTherapy” by using “SiriProxy running on the Raspberry Pi, along with wiringPi to access… Read more »

Samsung Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple’s Notification Center

Samsung Vs Apple

Samsung Electronics has filed a patent lawsuit against chief competitor Apple, Inc. In the lawsuit, the company claims that Apple’s Notification center violates its patent holdings. The Apple notification center debuted nearly two years ago and is similar in scope to the Android State Bar for which Google, Inc. holds a US patent. Apple’s offering… Read more »

Hacker Steals 3 Million Verizon Customer Files, Posts Data Online

Verizon Wireless Customer database hacked

A hacker with the Twitter handle @TibitXimer has claimed to have hacked Verizon’s customer database, stealing personal information for more than three million customers. The hacker posted what appeared to be info file for 300,000 of those customers to a code-sharing website as proof of his accomplishment. According to the hacker, he gained root access… Read more »