Along with the Galaxy Note II, the company unveiled the ATIV S smartphone, ATIV Tab, Series 7 Slate PC and Series 5 Ultra touch.Continue »
Raynaldo Rivera, a 20-year-old Tempe, Ariz. man, has been charged with one count each of "conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer," the Associated Press reports. If convicted, Rivera could get up to 15 years in prison.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple product owners are some of the most loyal customers and now a new study suggests that the company's in-store Genius Bar may be a large factor in attracting repeat customers.
According to Tech Crunch, a new study by NPD Group says that nine out of every ten Apple product owners are "somewhat or much more likely" to purchase another Apple product after a visit to the Genius Bar.Continue »
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(CBS News) Facebook faces a potential lawsuit for allegedly violating privacy laws in Germany.
According to reports by IDG News Service, the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), an advocacy group, says that Facebook must stop giving users' private information to third-party applications until it obtains explicit consent.Continue »
Citing "several sources," AllThingsD reported that an iPad mini will be announced in October and not with the iPhone 5, which is expected to come out in September. Speculation that a 7.85-inch iPad would accompany the launch of the next iPhone has been circulating for months.Continue »
(CBS News) Google Play may be getting a boost in sales with a little help from brick and mortar establishments.
According to a recent report by The Verge, Google will be rolling out gift cards for its mobile app store, Google Play. The gift cards will be carried at Target, GameStop and RadioShack in increments of $10, $25 and $50. Walmart will offer the gift cards online in August.Continue »
(CBS News) Is a daily deals website considered a tech company? Industry analysts weigh in on whether or not Groupon deserves to be among the ranks of public tech companies like Facebook or Zynga.
Groupon came under fire Monday following a Wall Street Journal article reporting that early investors have begun to jump ship.Continue »
An internal memo reportedly obtained by Variety describes changes to the online video streaming site that may include the loss of exclusivity, ability for networks like ABC and FOX to withhold content for its own sites, change in distribution rights and an increase in commercials.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple and Samsung are nearing the end of an unprecedented court battle that's spanned almost a month and shed light on the fight for the technology behind smartphones and tablets.
As the two companies prepare to make closing remarks Tuesday, industry analysts are weighing in on how the verdict may send ripples through the technology sector.Continue »
(CBS News) Apple iPhone owners may have a security issue to worry about.
A blog post by a developer who calls himself Pod2g is circulating online that alleges text messages on iPhones can be hacked. The blogger suggests that every model, going back to the original iPhone is at risk.Continue »
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(CBS News) If you use Tweetbot or Twitterrific, changes are coming that may affect how you tweet.
Twitter, the real-time micro-blogging service, announced Thursday changes to its application programming interface (API) that will limit how often a third-party client can access Twitter.Continue »
The biggest change is the introduction of the photo map. Instagram users that enable location service will be able to see their photos on a map.Continue »
(CBS News) The dreaded broken iPhone screen - it seems like something that's happened to at least one person you know. But do you ever wonder which of the 50 United State is the clumsiest?
According to a recent study released by warranty provider SquareTrade, Mississippi tops the list that has the most reported cases of broken or damaged iPhones.
The top five states with butter fingers are: Mississippi, New Mexico, Rhode Island, North Dakota and South Carolina.Continue »