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  • Latest iPad security threat: Fake jailbreak code

    An anonymous coder is messing with the heads of jailbreakers – the folks who develop and run code that lets your Apple iOS device load applications without having to rely solely on the company’s iTunes service.  The twist: this code, by design, fails to jailbreak your iPad.

  • White iPhone 4 flies off shelves in China

    The white iPhone 4 goes on sale Thursday. Apple's new white iPhone 4 has sold out in some Asian markets, analysts and sites reported today.

  • Apple 'dropped the ball' on iPhone location tracking issue, says expert

    Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert said today.

  • RIM warns Q1 earnings to be lower than expected

    Research In Motion warned that its first-quarter smartphone shipments are likely to be lower than expected, cutting its earnings forecast for the quarter.

  • CRM on a smartphone

    On busy weekends in Las Vegas, getting a drink at many bars and nightclubs can be a full-contact sport. First you muscle your way through a crowd to get near the bar. Then you shout your order and hope the bartender hears it right.

  • Verizon Windows Phone could be coming soon

    Verizon may finally be preparing to start offering a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, following months of rumors about the launch date.

  • White iPhone 4 creates long lines in Beijing

    The launch of Apple's iPhone 4 in a white casing generated a long line of Chinese customers outside one of the company's stores in Beijing on Thursday.

  • Apple clarifies iPhone tracking practice, vows software tweaks

    Apple on Wednesday released a statement about its iPhone location tracking, clarifying its practices and promising changes via a software update.

  • Apple denies tracking iPhone users, but promises changes

    Apple today denied that it tracks iPhone and iPad users, saying that "users are confused" about the issue.

  • iPhone location tracking confusion: 7 key facts

    Given how much confusing and often contradictory information has been filling the media over the last week, it wouldn't surprise me if some iPhone users were calling in priests to exorcise the demons of privacy invasion.

  • iPhone, iPad users sue Apple over location tracking database

    An iPhone user and an iPad user have sued Apple over its location tracking database on their devices. The federal class action suit alleges that Apple's tracking violates the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

  • Is IT tracking your location via smartphone?

    Let's say you scored a boondoggle to Los Angeles for a business conference, and instead sneaked off to nearby Disneyland with the family for a vacation on the corporate dime. Or maybe you simply told your boss you were meeting a client, but hit the golf links with your buddies.

  • Apple patent app shows plans for location data

    A recently published Apple patent application indicates the company may have plans to collect iPhone user location history but it's not clear if the patent application is related to the recent discovery that iPhones and iPads store historical location information.

  • Microsoft reveals WP7 data collection practices

    In the midst of an uproar over ways that Apple and Google collect and store location information from mobile phones, Microsoft has laid out details about its Windows Phone 7 data collection policies.

  • US Army readies apps for Android combat devices

    The U.S. Army is finalizing a software framework for Android-based devices that will let third-party software developers create interoperable mobile apps for combat soldiers. It's already being tested by the 82nd Airborne Division on a prototype device, dubbed the Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld.

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