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Steve Jobs had a hand in next two generations of iPhone: report

A new Apple iPhone, probably dubbed the iPhone 5S, could arrive as soon as late summer. (Reuters) Later this year, Apple will unveil a new iPhone, likely…  …

Apple says iPhone 4s sales over 1 mn in first day

Apple said Monday that pre-orders of the new model of its hit iPhone 4 topped one million units in the first 24 hours. Worldwide advance orders for the iPhone 4S, said to be much faster than its predecessor and with improved video and photo capabilities, set a record for an Apple product,…

Apple stumble seen opening door for rivals

TAIPEI/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Rival smartphone makers could exploit a rare letdown by Apple in the launch of its new iPhone 4S model, which failed to wow fans, and grab a bigger share of the most lucrative part of the phone market. However, analysts also noted that Apple’s decision to keep…

Apple fixes security flaw in iPhone, iPad software

BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc has plugged a hole in the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players that could allow hackers to take remote control of those devices. The security flaw came to light nine days ago as the website www.jailbreakme.com released code that Apple customers…

More than a third of U.S. adults own smartphones: study

A Pew Research Center study released on Monday indicated that 35 percent of US adults own smartphones as the Internet is increasingly being accessed using gadgets on the go. A quarter of US smartphone owners claimed to do most of their online browsing from mobile devices, according to the study…

Tech exec leaked secrets to Apple, other tech firms

A technology company executive pleaded guilty to providing confidential information on Apple and other companies, as part of a massive insider-trading probe. Walter Shimoon, 39, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy and securities fraud charges arising from schemes in which he gave confidential information to workers and clients…

Facebook hires iPhone hacker ‘Geohot’

WASHINGTON — Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as “GeoHot” who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company’s PlayStation 3 game console. A Facebook spokeswoman confirmed in an email to AFP that Hotz had been hired by the social network…

Cell phone radiation officially listed a potential cancer risk

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies cell phones as a possible carcinogen in the same category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. A team of 31 scientists from 14 countries in the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization,…

Samsung countersues Apple over iPhone, iPad

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co has filed patent lawsuits against Apple over the U.S. firm’s iPhone and iPad in a tit-for-tat case after Apple claimed Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products. Apple filed a lawsuit last Friday alleging Samsung violated patents and trademarks of its iPhone and…

Lawmakers demand answers from Apple about iPhone tracking

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) have sent letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs demanding to know why Apple’s products are keeping a log of every place the owner goes. Researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden revealed Wednesday that Apple’s iPads and iPhones contain a database with…

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