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Apple clarifies iMessage "bug" as a simple employee mistake

Earlier this week, Gizmodo reported of an iMessage bug that intertwined messages from an Apple Genius employee and a customer who brought their iPhone in for repair. Apple has since reached out to clarify the situation, indicating this "bug" was actually just a slip-up on the Apple employee's part.

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Add launch preferences to Phone.app with StartDial for iPhone [jailbreak]

Have a jailbroken iPhone and with you could better control how your actual phone application behaves? StartDial, available in Cydia now, will allow you to alter what tabs your phone application will open and when.

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Apple hires Xbox manager to further push iPhone and iPad gaming initiative

In an update to his LinkedIn profile, Microsoft Marketing Manager for Xbox UK, Robin Burrowes, let the world know that he's been hired by Apple to push iOS gaming even further.

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Apple passes LG, now third largest mobile phone maker in the world

IDC has released numbers showing that Apple has surpassed LG to become the third largest mobile phone maker in the world with an 8.7 percent market share.

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Facebook files for IPO, $1 billion in profit from $3.7 billion revenue, 845 million active users

Facebook has filed their IPO (initial public offering) registration and, in the process, revealed some rather astounding numbers related to users, revenues, and profit margins. Since Facebook is one of the most popular apps on iPhone and iPad, and a lot of those users are also iOS users, needless to say, they caught our attention.

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Greenpois0n Absinthe updated, offers bug fixes and Leopard compatibility

Absinthe, the untethered jailbreak utility for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S has been updated to version 0.4 bringing compatibility with Leopard as well as a few other bug fixes.

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Supposed debug leak shows iPad 3 with quad-core A6 chip and LTE

BGR was given screenshots from sources who claim to have access to the iPad 3, indicating it will come packed with a quad-core A6 chip and support LTE speeds.

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Foxconn plans to build five additional iPad production plants in Brazil

Apple's largest production partner, Foxconn, has plans to build five new production plants in Brazil to help support the growing demand for the iPad tablet.

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Add customization options to 'slide to unlock' text with Slider Pro [Jailbreak]

Slider Pro is a new jailbreak mod in Cydia that lets you customize the 'Slide to unlock' text on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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iPhone makes up 80% of AT&T smartphone sales after selling 7.6 million in Q4

AT&T has reported sales of 7.6 million iPhone units totaling 80 percent of their overall smartphone sales in Q4 2011.

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Add effects and transitions to your app icons with Motion [jailbreak]

Motion is a new jailbreak utility in Cydia that makes your iPhone homescreen just a bit more interesting. While motion may not add a ton of functionality to your device, it's a fun tweak to play around with and show off to your friends.

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Apple hiring new chip specialists in Israel for research and development

Calcalist reports that Apple is hiring a number of chip experts to fill up their new Isreali research center -- the one aimed at developing new chip configurations that could help power future iPhone and iPad devices.

The company reportedly received “several hundred resumes” for various engineering positions. Specifically, Apple is seeking hardware engineers in chip development with strong emphasis on electrical circuits, analogue and hardware testing and verification.

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Foxconn leak claims Apple is readying iPhone 5 production for summer launch

Seth Weintraub from 9to5Mac has a source within Foxconn that claims Apple is readying the iPhone 5 -- as it's apparently being called -- for production in time for a summer release. The leak also claims:

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DMCA jailbreak exemption set to expire, EFF asks for your help to get it renewed and expanded

The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is asking for your help to tell the U.S. Copyright Office that jailbreaking does not violate the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act), and its exemption should be continued and expanded.

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Bill Gates talks about relationship with Steve Jobs

During a recent ABC News interview, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates offered up some insight into his ongoing relationship and final conversations with Apple co-founder,Steve Jobs.

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Sony's new 13MP CMOS image sensor may power next iPhone camera

Sony has announced a new 13 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor that may be included in the next iPhone's camera.

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Tablet (read: iPad and Kindle) ownership almost doubled over the holidays

According to Pew Research, tablet ownership among U.S. consumers nearly doubled from 10 percent to 19 percent over the holiday season.

The Pew project conducted three surveys, one in mid-December and two at the beginning of 2012. The results show a marked increase in ownership of tablets, e-readers, and the hybrids that exist somewhere between those two categories.

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One day before Apple results, analysts try and peg iBooks textbook sales at 350,000 in 3 days

According to Global Equities Research, Apple's foray into the digital textbook market has been met with initial success, selling through upwards of 350,000 textbooks within the first 3 days. AllThingsD reports.

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iBooks 2 also contains x2 graphics for a Retina display iPad 3

BGR was tipped on a few references to x2 iPad graphics -- the kind required for Retina displays -- in the new iBooks 2, adding fuel to the iPad 3 rumour fire.

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Nike+ Fuelband gives iPhone users 24-hour workout and exercise data

Nike has announced the Nike+ Fuelband which gives iPhone users in-depth information on their daily physical activity. With development assistance from the likes of Lance Armstrong, Kevin Durant and Carmelita Jeter, the Nike+ Fuelband is able to keep track of your daily physical goals using a built-in accelerometer.

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