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Foxconn employees asked to sign 'no suicide' pledge

English tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail is reporting that employees working for Foxconn, assembler of many Apple products, are being forced to sign pledges not to commit suicide. The report from the tabloid paper points to an investigation conducted by the Centre for Research on Multinational...

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9-year-old hangs with PopCap, creates iOS game via Make A Wish Foundation

When you're 9 years old you dream of plenty of things. Thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, Owain Weinert's dream came true when he got to visit PopCap Games and design his very own video game. Owain's been diagnosed with pre-B Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and has spent several weeks working...

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RIM intends to extend device management options to iOS

BlackBerry manufacturer RIM is extending its Enterprise Server mobile device management services to iOS devices, allowing systems administrators to manage BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices from a single platform. The move follows in the wake of Microsoft's March announcement that it will...

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Fluid for Mac gets updated to 1.0, offers paid version

Fluid, the neat little application that turns websites into standalone native Mac apps, has finally grown up into version 1.0 after three and a half years of development. The application allows you to move frequently updating pages like Gmail or Facebook out of your browser tabs and onto your...

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iTunes 101: Making the most of contextual menus

I love contextual menus. In Mac OS X, you find them when you right-click, two-finger-click (on a trackpad) or when you hold down the Control key and click. They're handy in scores of applications and in the Finder; if you're looking to supercharge your iTunes usage in particular, Macworld's...

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Apple approves JavaScript iOS games that don't use a browser

Look Ma, no WebKit! Your inner geek and nerd should give each other a little hug this morning as you read about the latest rather cool accomplishment of Dominic Szablewski, creator of the Impact JavaScript HTML 5 game engine. He's just released two free games, Biolab Disaster and Drop, which...

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iPhone apps that beat Apple's default apps

There's a nice little article over at Apple Matters about how, wonderful though Apple might be, there are still some things that others do better - in particular, certain apps for your iOS devices. Their list starts with the US$1.99 Instacast, which indeed does a better job of managing and...

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Apple planning May event to celebrate its 10-year retail anniversary

Get your glad rags out, because it looks like Apple's preparing to celebrate the 10th birthday of its first retail stores at the end of next month. Employees have been told they can't request any vacation time in late May, possibly because Apple's planning some sort of event to mark the...

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iPad explorations with Qwiki

The developers behind the Qwiki website have produced a pretty cool iPad app version of the site. The app looks like a great way to experience Qwiki's narrated-encyclopaedia version of the world, offering location-sensitive lookups and making full use of the touch-capabilities of the...

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3D scanner app captures models using iPhone camera

Here's a cool addition to the "iOS-devices-can-do-just-about-anything" list: using a US$0.99 app to turn your iPhone 4, iPad 2 or latest-generation iPod touch into a 3D scanner, replacing hundreds of dollars worth of last year's technology. Trimensional was developed by Grant Schindler, a...

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