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Twitter tweaks its privacy guidelines

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Twitter vows to be more transparent with its users, as Apple says that apps which collect user data violate the company's guidelines for developersTwitter says it will make privacy guidelines more explicit after it admitted copying entire address books from people's smartphones and storing the information on its servers, according...
Twitter tweaks its privacy guidelines

Apple's TV Hobby Gets an Update

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iOS 6.1 wasn’t Apple’s only software release on Monday. Issued alongside it was some new software for the company’s beloved hobby, Apple TV. A relatively minor update to the Apple TV system software, 5.2 does add a couple new features to the device: Support for Bluetooth keyboards and AirPlay...
Apple's TV Hobby Gets an Update

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Stuck looking for a good software release name? The internets to the rescue: http://releasename.com/

Apple responds to iOS contact data sharing: ‘It’s a violation’

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Apple has officially responded to privacy concerns related to how third-party iOS apps access address book data on users’ devices. Tom Neumayr, spokesman for the Cupertino, California-headquartered gadget giant told AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski: Apps that collect or transmit a user’s contact data without their prior permission are in violation of our guidelines....
Apple responds to iOS contact data sharing: ‘It’s a violation’
Why You Shouldn't Expect Too Much From Apple's Next iPhone Software Release (AAPL)

Android 4.2.1 OTA update fixes December bug for some Nexus devices

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Google’s LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices are now getting an over-the-air update to Android 4.2.1—just in time for December. The update brings the Jelly Bean build to JOP40D and fixes the December bug that wouldn’t allow users of the People app to select a date in December for a birthday, anniversary, or...
Android 4.2.1 OTA update fixes December bug for some Nexus devices

Apple: App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission

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After a week of silence, Apple has finally responded to reports that iOS apps like Path and Twitter access user contact data without permission. “Apps that collect or transmit a user’s contact data without their prior permission are in violation of our guidelines,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told AllThingsD. “We’re...
Apple: App Access to Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Permission
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Apple promises contact consent, but what about time limits?

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Do we still put too much blind faith in big tech companies to do right by our personal information? That’s one fundamental question raised by the recent revelations that many popular online services and mobile apps have been storing personal address books on their servers without users knowing what was...
Apple promises contact consent, but what about time limits?

Apple Requires User Permission Before Apps Can Access Personal Data in iOS 6

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Earlier this year, Apple came under fire from consumers advocates and Congress after it was discovered that apps, most notably Path, were uploading users' entire address books to their servers without alerting users or asking for authorization. Path deleted the information, but a pair of U.S. Congressmen sent a letter...
Apple Requires User Permission Before Apps Can Access Personal Data in iOS 6

Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more

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Google’s Chrome browser for Android is still in beta, yet it keeps improving quickly. The software launched in early February and has seen a few updates; the latest being on Tuesday. The browser, only supported on Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets, gains support for 31 additional languages and adds new...
Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more

RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

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Research In Motion on Tuesday clarified earlier statements about removing the ability to manually install Android applications on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The company previously said it was closing the loophole, known as side-loading, in the next PlayBook software update. Now it says the option will still be available, but locked...
RIM not totally flushing Android’s cesspool on PlayBooks

The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

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Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for...
The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Apple’s iOS problem: Contacts uploading is just the tip of the iceberg. Apps can upload all your photos, calendars or record conversations

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Apple today responded to the contacts sharing issue today with a statement that seemed to indicate that they are going to put some sort of setting on contact data that would allow users to control who sees that data, in much the same way that Apple locks down location data....
Apple’s iOS problem: Contacts uploading is just the tip of the iceberg. Apps can upload all your photos, calendars or record conversations
iOS to require explicit permission for contact data in 'future software release'

Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data

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After the recent mess around apps like Path that were accessing users’ Address Book data without explicit consent, it has spoken up. It will now require any iOS app that wishes access to contact data to be granted it specifically by a user action, reports All Things D. Apps that...
Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data

Apple Does the Right Thing: “Any App Wishing to Access Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Approval”

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Apple has finally weighed in on the ongoing discussion about the recent discovery that numerous iOS apps (including Path, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) upload their users' iOS address books to their servers. In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said that the company is "working to make this...
Apple Does the Right Thing: “Any App Wishing to Access Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Approval”

Kindle Fire software update allows readers to share favorite passages

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Amazon has begun pushing out a new update specifically for Kindle Fire owners that adds the ability to share favorite passages and notes from books via Twitter and Facebook as well as with other Kindle users who are reading the same book.  In that regard, book lovers can now more...
Kindle Fire software update allows readers to share favorite passages

iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

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You known something has gone terribly wrong when a major feature of your most anticipated software release of the year has a parody Tumblr blog and Twitter account in less than 24 hours. If you’ve been on the internet in the last 24 hours, you know that Apple’s getting roasted...
iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission

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A week ago today, developer Arun Thampi detailed on his blog how the Path app for iOS accessed users' contact information and uploaded that data to Path's servers -- all without any explicit permission granted on the user's part. That sparked quite the firestorm, including investigations into which other...
iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission
Finally, Apple will enforce its rules about apps uploading your data
Congress still not satisfied with Apple’s privacy protections, requests briefing

Apple gets another injunction, this time on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

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Samsung has been dealt another patent blow in a Northern California courtroom, and this time it involves a product that isn’t woefully out of date. Apple has been awarded a preliminary injunction against sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus — an important product for Google’s Android strategy — in the...
Apple gets another injunction, this time on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus
Windows 8 Consumer Preview hands-on

How Steve Jobs helped Barack Obama’s re-election campaign get more social and go viral

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(Image via BusinessInsider) Barack Obama’s current Campaign Manager Jim Messina revealed recently that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs encouraged him to capitalize on technology in ways that are boosting the president’s second run for office. According to BusinessWeek, Messina quit his gig as the White House deputy chief of staff in January to...
How Steve Jobs helped Barack Obama’s re-election campaign get more social and go viral

Continuous delivery: develop, deliver and deploy software

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Continuous delivery has emerged as an important strategy for development teams to continuously build, test and deploy software through incremental change. This reduces the headaches associated with major software releases and allows business application owners to respond to new market opportunities quickly. But is it for enterprises accustomed to 6-...
Continuous delivery: develop, deliver and deploy software
IT infrastructure provider SevOne raises a massive $150M

iPhone 6,1, iOS 7 references reportedly appear in app developer logs

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iOS App Store developers have reported to The Next Web that they have seen references to future iPhone hardware and software in their application usage logs. TNW reports that these developers have seen references for Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system running on unreleased iPhone...
iPhone 6,1, iOS 7 references reportedly appear in app developer logs

Apple's Public Relations Department Opening Up Under Tim Cook

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For years, Apple Public Relations has issued press releases for major product announcements, handed out exclusives and loaner units to a few select reporters and columnists, and occasionally signed off on an interview with one of the senior executives when it suited their marketing message. That strategy gave the company...
Apple's Public Relations Department Opening Up Under Tim Cook

Apple: Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in 4 days

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By the end of the day Saturday, Apple had tallied 3 million downloads of its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, which is easily the fastest uptake of any of its desktop OSes, ever. Mountain Lion was released to the public last Wednesday with a download price of...
Apple: Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in 4 days
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