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Google Places For iOS Gets Rebranded As Google+ Local

Google Places for iOS got a significant makeover yesterday, complete with a name change. In keeping with their plan to foist Google+ upon as many of their users as possible, Google Places is now Google+ Local. The update, rolled out yesterday afternoon, changes little about the app except the name. The basic, Yelp-like functionality remains unchanged. When you open the …

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Facebook Working To Monetize The “Like” Button

With Facebook’s stock price making a slow recovery following the spectacular disaster that was the social network’s IPO, the company is reportedly looking to beef up its revenue. Facebook is reportedly in talks with TV executives on monetizing Facebook’s “Like” button for videos. The details of the plan are a little unclear, but according to the New York Post, Facebook …

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iWork.com Shuts Down on July 31, Time To Clear Out

It seems that now is not a good time to be using one of Apple’s older cloud services. This morning we brought you news that Apple had, as promised, pulled the plug on MobileMe over the weekend, giving users one last chance to clear their data out or lose it forever. Now Apple’s other cloud service – the iWork.com beta …

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Nokia Has A Plan In Case Windows Phone 8 Goes Splat

In business, as in war, chess, and first dates, it’s always good to have an exit strategy, a backup plan to disentangle yourself if things go south. This backup plan is infinitely more important if you’re struggling. And Nokia is definitely struggling. Like many phone companies that were at the top of their game when the iPhone came out five …

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iPad Mini, Refreshed iPad Coming In October?

What are the odds that Apple would release another new iPad, the much-rumored iPad Mini, and the new iPhone all in the same month? Pretty good, according to Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves. In a recent note to investors, Hargreaves predicted that Apple will launch a 7.85-inch iPad Mini and a thinner, lighter update to the new iPad, and kill …

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Samsung To Appeal Galaxy Nexus Ban As Apple Targets Galaxy S III

Earlier this morning we brought you news that Apple had secured a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in U.S. District Court. The injunction means that the judge in the case – Lucy Koh – believes Apple has a strong case and is likely to be able to prove in court that Samsung is infringing on its patents. Samsung, …

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Open Pages In Chrome For iOS Without Jailbreaking

Last week Google released the much-anticipated iOS version of their popular Chrome browser. Though the Chrome for iOS is, by all accounts (including mine), a fantastic app, it suffers from the same problem that plagues every other third party browser in the App Store: it can’t be set as the default browser. Of course, that’s Apple’s fault, not Google’s, but …

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Apple Going After iPad3.com Domain Name

Apple is continuing its habit of seizing websites bearing product names Apple itself doesn’t intend to use, according to recent reports. A few weeks ago we told you that they had taken steps to seize iPhone5.com, a site that hosted a small message board devoted to discussions of the new iPhone. Despite the fact that Apple likely has no intention …

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MobileMe Is Dead; Long Live iCloud

We’ve been telling you for awhile now that Apple was making preparations for the final shutdown of MobileMe, the cloud service that preceded iCloud. When Apple first announced iCloud at last year’s WWDC keynote, they said that the older (and formerly paid) MobileMe service would be going offline on June 30th. On Saturday, right on schedule, Apple officially pulled the …

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Apple Gets Galaxy Nexus Banned With New Injunction

Late last week we brought you news that Apple had won an injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the grounds that it infringed on some of Apple’s design patents. Now it seems that, as the old saying goes, it never rains but it pours. On Friday afternoon U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh granted a similar injunction against the …

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Apple Settles Proview Suit For $60 Million

Apple has reportedly agreed to pay $60 million to Chinese company Proview for the rights to use the “iPad” name in China. The settlement is significantly larger than the $16 million offer Apple had been rumored to make. Proview has been battling Apple in court over the use of the iPad name for quite some time. Apple bought perpetual rights …

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Apple Wants To Make Autocorrect Less Comical

Most iPhone users have a bit of a love-hate relationship with autocorrect. Designed to make typing on Apple’s touchscreen keyboard easier by fixing your mistakes for you, autocorrect often has exactly the opposite problem. Misspell a simple word in just the right way and autocorrect may replace it with way out of left field. Case in point: the lead image, …

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