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Amazon warns users to update iOS Kindle app before installing iOS 7

Readers of Kindle books, take note: Amazon has issued a critical update to its Kindle app on iOS, warning users to install the latest update before upgrading to iOS 7 or risk losing their Kindle libraries. The company pushed out the Kindle 3.9.2 update last night to the App Store. In the app's...

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Dollar Store Accessories: Velcro cable zips

My Dollar Store regularly sells Velcro cable zips, offering between five and 10 for a dollar. Sometimes they're black (as shown here); other times they're rainbow-colored. The Dollar Store version was my gateway drug. When I discovered I could buy the same zips in bulk over at Amazon (100 ties for...

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Apple: DOJ wants Amazon to have a 'Significant Competitive Advantage'

Just hours after the Department of Justice filed a revised punishment proposal claiming Apple instigated the in-app purchase rule to "retaliate against Amazon," the Cupertino company has hit back by saying the DoJ wants Amazon to have a "significant competitive advantage," reports GigaOm. In court...

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DoJ claims Apple made in-app purchase rules to 'retaliate against Amazon'

The Department of Justice has filed a revised punishment proposal for Apple, claiming the iPhone maker instigated the in-app purchase rule to "retaliate against Amazon," according to GigaOm. As evidence in its new punishment proposal, the DoJ cites an email from Steve Jobs to Phil Schiller and...

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TUAW Bits and Pieces: review followups

TUAW Bits and Pieces returns to items we've previously reviewed here on TUAW, offering updates about their usability over time or providing new information we've found since the original post. Antec PowerUp 6000 I've been testing the Antec PowerUp 6000 portable power supply over an extended...

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Dollar Store Accessories: The GoJo iPhone Headphone

Of all the ridiculous tech in the world, the GoJo iPhone headset has got to be among the most ridiculous. It consists of a headband that attaches to your phone, enabling you to make literally (groan) hands-free calls. It works courtesy of a suction cup and attachment point stickers. You clean the...

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No comment: 'Let's build a statue of Steve Jobs'

OK, so I lied. I am going to make a comment: this is one of the most inane crowdfunding projects ever. A group is seeking US$50,000 on Indiegogo to build a statue of Steve Jobs to be located "somewhere in the Bay Area." That $50K figure is based on a life-sized statue of El Jobso, but the people...

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Dollar Store Accessories: the iPhone Stylus

Today's Dollar Store accessory find is a stylus /pen that, according to the rather prominent advertising on the box is "compatible with cell phones, tablets." It is neither a great pen nor a great stylus, but (and this is important, given the one dollar price point) it is a good example of...

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Amazon opens Mac-friendly download store in UK

Mac owners in the US have had the ability to purchase and download software from Amazon for quite some time. Now Electronista is reporting that the online retailer has opened at Mac-friendly download store in the United Kingdom. The store offers software downloads for Mac and Windows, and implies...

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The little silicone amplifier that sort of, kind of could

While shopping at the dollar store, my daughter and I stumbled across one of these: a silicone iPhone amplifier. For a buck? She looked at me, I looked at her. She won. The little amplifier came home with us for a test run. My tiny battery speaker set has been a subject of dispute between us. She...

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Updated Kindle app for iOS skirts around Apple's 30% cut with new "free sample search"

The Next Web reports that a recent update to the Kindle app for iOS is able to skirt around one of the App Store's long standing restrictions, namely that any content discovered and purchased via an iOS app is subject to Apple's 30% take. That restriction is why the current Kindle for iOS app...

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Amazon adds in-app movie ticket purchases to IMDb app

Amazon has updated its IMDb app with several new features, most notably in-app movie ticket purchasing. Currently movie ticket purchasing is limited to the US, but the app's listing suggests movie ticket purchasing could be coming to other locations in the future. The update also includes direct...

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A comprehensive look at Apple's ebook price fixing suit

A US District judge recently ruled that Apple conspired to raise e-book retail prices in an effort to keep rivals from using e-book prices as a loss leader. Apple is currently planning on appealing the ruling, but it will be months before it comes before the Circuit Court of Appeals, if the appeal...

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Daily Update for July 9, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Amazon and Apple close out the 'app store' lawsuit

After many months of legal bickering over whether Amazon's use of the term "app store" somehow undermined Apple's own thriving digital marketplace, Cupertino has decided to drop the case entirely. Reuters reports that the case was officially dismissed today by US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton...

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