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If you’re using Twitter on your iPhone instead of a third-party client like Twitteriffic or Tweetbot, version 5.4 has just rolled off the App Store updates pipeline, bringing better search, better conversation views and more. But it also yanks some features, including the ability to upload from Mobypicture, Vodpod and Posterous.

Here are the release notes:

This update includes enhancements to search and other improvements. • As you search you’ll see  [Read More...]

illegal iPhone unlock

As of January 26th, it is now illegal for you to unlock your smartphone if you want to use it on another network. Carrier unlocking has been legal in the U.S. for years, but in October the Library of Congress ruled that unauthorized unlocking is a crime.

The Obama Administration has already voiced its opinion that citizens should be allowed to unlock their smartphones without risking criminal penalties, and a senator from  [Read More...]

MacUpdate Spring Bundle 2013: 10 Great Apps for $50

MacUpdate Spring 2013 Bundle

Ready for a great deal on a collection of new Mac apps? The MacUpdate Spring 2013 Bundle lets you grab 10 excellent Mac apps valued at $ 618 for just $ 49.99. These aren’t nonsensical no-name apps that you’ll never use though, the list of high quality software includes:

Parallels Desktop 8 – ($ 79.99) – Run Windows & Linux on the Mac in virtual machines DEVONthink Pro  [Read More...]



In the latest spat of the carriers, AT&T ran a one-page ad in newspapers last week attacking T-Mobile and claiming that the purple carrier drops two times more calls and is 50% slower.

It hasn’t taken long for T-Mobile to respond with their own one-page newspaper ads that are simply brilliant: “If AT&T thought our network wasn’t great, why did they try to buy it.” Touché. T-Mobile’s got a couple other  [Read More...]


Last year, Apple launched it’s Labor and Human Rights page to give some transparency to the human rights controversy’s it’s been having with supply chain workers. Along with numerous explanations on what Apple is doing to make sure its supply chain workers are treated fairly, the company releases the percentage of supplier work-hour compliance every month.

For the first time since Apple started tracking its supplier work-hour compliance metric, they just hit 99% compliance  [Read More...]

Jackpod Mounts iPhone On Tripod Using Headphone Socket

Yeah yeah I know. Another damn iPhone tripod mount. And on Kickstarter no less. I hear you: “Come on Sorrel, you handsome beast you1. Can’t you pick something new to write about?”

Well, cynical but smart reader — this one’s different. I promise. And it’ll work with pretty much any camera-phone ever.

The Jackpod, which is coincidentally what Aussie superstar Hugh Jackman (height 6′ 2″, age 44) calls his pussy palace, is pretty  [Read More...]

Apple Asks Judge To Dismiss iPhone Monopoly Lawsuit


iApple has asked a federal judge to dismiss a consumer lawsuit that alleges the Cupertino company maintains a monopoly on iPhone apps because it does not allow them to be purchased elsewhere, Bloomberg reports. Attorneys who filed the suit back in 2011 also ague that Apple’s 30% cut of developer revenue is increasing the prices of iOS apps.

At a hearing in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, Apple attorney Dan Law argued that the company  [Read More...]

Pixel-Tastic Classic Nintendo Wallpapers For iPhone 5

Everyone’s favorite recalcitrant Scottish blogger, programmer and whisky drinker Matt “Legend” Gemmel has made available these fantastic iPhone 5 wallpapers, ready for your retro-tendo reminiscences.

Matt made the set of five tall-papers (what I somewhat annoyingly just decided to call the iPhone 5’s tall wallpapers) to commemorate his new-found love of Nintendo gaming on the Mac.

The pixel-perfect backdrops feature Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Castlevania, with a bonus appearance from Mario’s poodle, Yoshi.

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Sharp has this morning announced a Â¥10.4 billion ($ 112 million) investment from Samsung that will provide the latter with a 3% stake in the company. It makes Samsung the biggest individual shareholder in the Japanese display maker, and secures its access to Sharp’s LCD panel supplies.

The investment comes at a time when Sharp has been struggling. The company received a $ 4.4 billion bailout from the banks in October 2012,  [Read More...]