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Salman Rushdie attacks planned DOJ lawsuit against publishers

By Alison Flood Author tweets ‘the US Justice Dept wants to destroy the world of books’ after price-fixing accusation is reported to be imminent Salman Rushdie has hit out at the US Department of Justice, saying it “wants to destroy the world of books”, after reports that it plans to…

Apple says shipment of new iPad may take 2-3 weeks

Apple said that shipments of its new iPad to customers who order it online may take two to three weeks but that the tablet would still be available in stores on Friday. Apple, which has set March 16 as the launch date for all sales of the third-generation iPad, said online pre-orders of…

Justice Dept. threatens Apple, book publishers with collusion lawsuit: WSJ

The Justice Department is threatening to sue Apple and five major US publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of digital books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said several of the parties have held talks to head off an…

Apple unveils new iPad, Apple TV box

Apple unveiled a third-generation iPad enhanced with features aimed at keeping it on top of the booming tablet computer market. The new iPad boasts a more powerful processor, eye-grabbing resolution on par with that of an iPhone 4S, and the ability to connect to the latest 4G LTE telecom networks…

Apple expected to unveil new iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to reveal a new version of its coveted iPad on Wednesday in its first major media event since the death of legendary founder and beloved pitchman Steve Jobs. In typical Apple style, the California-based company has offered the scantest of hints as to what…

Sen. Schumer wants probe of Apple, Android privacy policies

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. senator has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that applications on the Apple Inc and Google Inc mobile systems steal private photos and contacts and post them online without consent. Democrat Charles Schumer’s request comes after iPhone maker Apple tweaked its privacy…

Apple to hold March 7 event, new iPad expected

Apple sent out invitations Tuesday to a March 7 press event expected to be the unveiling of the next generation of the hot-selling iPad tablet computer. The invitations featured a picture of an iPad and the words: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event is…

Mozilla to go after Android, Apple with cheap phone OS

Mozilla, which brought the free web browser Firefox to the masses, now wants to do the same for mobile users, with a new open source operating system that could drastically slash smartphone prices. The non-profit group’s so-called Boot to Gecko project will go after Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS, to create an alternative which could generate smartphones…

Beatles hits finally become mobile phone ringtones

Hits from The Beatles have finally joined the chorus of ringtones available for mobile phones. Catchy 30-second snippets from more than two dozen of the famed 1960s British rock band’s top tunes are available exclusively at Apple’s online iTunes shop, a message said Wednesday on official website thebeatles.com. “Fans around…

Microsoft claims Google undermined Internet Explorer privacy settings

Following a Wall Street Journal report last week which revealed that search giant Google had developed a way to bypass privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser, the head honchos at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) division started wondering if their competitor was doing the same to them. As it would turn…

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