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In-app purchases may [not] be the way of the future

iOS app developer Jeremy Olson of Tapity has written an interesting article on how developers can survive selling apps and yep, paid apps are dead. (Tapity wrote Languages, Grades 3 and Hours, all available in the App Store.) Olson cites anecdotal evidence that people are not buying apps in the q...

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Ergotron announces new desks for iMacs, laptops

There has been much discussion about the benefits of standing while working at a computer, but not many well-made solutions for a combined sit /stand-capable desk. Ergotron, Inc., a Nortek Company, has solved the desk problem with its announcement of two new Sit-Stand workstations designed just fo...

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Find which fingerprint is associated with Apple ID

Jeff Gamet at The Mac Observer posted a very helpful article today on how to identify which of your 10 fingers are linked to your Touch ID on your new iPhone 5s. He walks through the six steps necessary to differentiate which of the saved five fingers you use as your passcode. (You did use a finge...

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Review: Easy-Macro Cameraphone Lens

There are a number of macro lenses made for the iPhone and most of them work really well. The problem is that many of them require that you either use a special case that the lens screws into or you have to use some other kind of contraption to secure the lens to your iPhone. A macro lens gives yo...

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"Iconic" coffee table book is a shrine to Apple

A recently self-published book captures most of Apple's products in one eye-catching place. This photography book is lean on text, but large on photographs of everything you've ever loved from the company that was forecast to fail. The aptly named, Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovati...

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BOOM Urchin speaker for your listening pleasure

When I received the Boom Urchin speaker I have to admit that my first thoughts were that it was ugly and heavy. After using it for a month, I don't notice its weight or form factor, because I am delighted with its sound. BOOM Movement is one of three audio brands, along with Polk Audio and Defi...

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Delta changes course on iPads in cockpit and moves to Surface instead

Amidst a number of Microsoft announcements on Monday, September 30, is Delta Air Lines plan to use the Surface 2 in its 11,000 pilots' electronic flight bag (EFB). Delta plans to deploy the devices running Windows RT 8.1 by the end of 2014, which will provide an electronic replacement to the norma...

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Judge tosses out Apple's motion regarding Lodsys

Apple licensed US Patent #772,078 from original owner Intellectual Ventures to allow for in-app purchases of iOS apps. The patent, now owned by Lodsys, covers "Methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network." Lodsys started suing iOS developers for patent ...

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iPhone 5s slaps down competitors in early benchmarks

Zach Epstein at BGR gives us a good, yet short summary of a rather lengthy (13 pages) review of the iPhone 5s posted on Anandtech by Anand Lal Shimpi. In his article, iPhone 5s slaughters its quad-core rivals in performance tests despite having "just" a dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Zach notes th...

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Official PlayStation iOS app to launch in November

Sony announced a November release date for the PlayStation 4 companion app for iOS and Android along with its new console at the Tokyo Game Show 2013, reports Polygon. The PlayStation App will launch on November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe. The PlayStation App lets you use your iOS (in...

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