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Facebook Kills “Find Friends Nearby”

Well, that was fast. Facebook has pulled their new Find Friends Nearby feature. Introduced over the weekend, Find Friends Nearby allowed users to easily add people near them to their friends list. All you had to do was open the website on your phone’s browser (or navigate to the Find Friends Nearby section of the iOS or Android app) and …

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Mountain Lion Getting Automatic Security Updates

Around the same time we were bringing you news that Apple had backed off on claims that Macs are immune to viruses, they released a security update for the developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Developers were alerted to the update yesterday afternoon via email and could download it via the Mac App Store. The 1.15GB update is …

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iOS 6 Beta 2 Seeded To Developers

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 6 to developers today. The update went live less than an hour ago. Developers with iOS 6 beta 1 installed on their devices can download the update over the air directly to their devices. It’s not clear what has been changed with the new beta version. All Apple says is that …

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Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims

Two months ago we brought you news that hundreds of thousands of Mac computers were infected with the Flashback malware. While not the first malware to be specifically targeted at Macs, Flashback was somewhat unique in that it didn’t need to trick users into authorizing its installation. Instead, it exploited a flaw in Java to install on a user’s machine …

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Apple App Store Search Gets A Boost From Chomp

Back in February we brought you news that Apple had acquired Chomp. Chomp was a search engine focused specifically on apps for the iOS and Android platforms. By the time news of the purchase broke, however, several of Chomp’s most prominent employees – including CEO Ben Keighran and CTO Cathy Edwards – were already working for Apple. At the time, …

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New iMac May Not Get Retina Display After All

When Apple gave their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they talked about all sorts of new products – updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, a retina display MacBook Pro, iOS 6, and OS X Mountain Lion. Most of what they talked about was what we had expected. There were a few things, however, that Apple didn’t announce. …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: New iPhone Getting NFC Chips

There have been rumors for over two years now that the iPhone would be getting near-field communication (NFC) technology. Back in 2010 many expected it to be included with the iPhone 4. When that didn’t happen, they thought it would come with the iPhone 4S (back when it was expected to be called the iPhone 5). That, of course, didn’t …

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iOS 6 Maps Getting Yelp Check-Ins?

When Apple unveiled iOS 6 during their WWDC 2012 keynote two weeks ago, they showed of a whole slew of new features. One of the most noteworthy, of course, was the all-new Maps app. The new Maps, done largely in-house by Apple, has includes a 3D Flyover mode and Siri-integrated turn-by-turn navigation. Those features alone are pretty impressive. One new …

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Alex Trebek Suffers Second Heart Attack

Alex Trebek, famed host of the popular Jeopardy! quiz show was taken to the hospital over the weekend following a “mild heart attack.” Trebek is currently recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Sony Pictures released a statement yesterday saying Trebek was “in good spirits,” and remained in the hospital “under observation and undergoing further testing.” Jeopardy! fans can …

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RIM To Be Split Up And Sold Off In Pieces?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion may be looking to split itself up and sell off some, if not all, of the pieces. The company would divide into at least two divisions – handsets and software services (i.e., BlackBerry Messenger). The handset business would be the first on the block. RIM could then license the BlackBerry Messenger service to other companies, …

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Make New Friends With Facebook’s Find Friends Nearby

Facebook rolled out a new feature over the weekend designed to help you make friends with the people around you. The new Find Friends Nearby feature went live first as a mobile web page, but was quickly rolled out to the iOS and Android versions of Facebook’s mobile app. The feature, originally called Friendshake, was developed by the team behind …

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Apple Won’t Get Rid Of Google Maps For iOS So Easily

When Apple unveiled iOS 6 two weeks ago during their WWDC 2012 keynote, they announced that after five years they were finally booting Google Maps out of iOS and replacing it with their own in-house Maps app. The announcement wasn’t really a surprise to most people (especially those who had been paying attention to the rumors). After all, the relationship …

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