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Foursquare to launch new iPad app soon

At the Mashable Media Summit, Foursquare chief revenue officer Steven Rosenblatt announced that the company will finally be releasing its self-titled app for the iPad. Rosenblatt says that this would allow users to plan their dining and travel experiences while browsing on the iPad from their couches. Foursquare's iPad experience is said to be coming in a matter of weeks.

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FCC credits Apple's iOS Activation Lock for declining iPhone thefts

As a result of Apple implementing Activation Lock on its iOS software, iPhone theft cases are on the decline. The Federal Communications Commission published a report in December detailing that iPhone thefts are down by a significant margin in major cities, such as in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY in the U.S. and London in the U.K.

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AT&T throttling unlimited data subscribers regardless of network congestion

Recent anecdotal evidence of throttling AT&T data speeds on unlimited LTE plans have been confirmed by spokespeople, despite regulatory pressure to eliminate the practice. AT&T users with those subscriptions are still being automatically throttled after they hit 5 GB of usage. This change can be as dramatic as a dip from 23 Mbps to 0.1 Mbps until the end of the billing cycle.

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Outcome of $350 million iTunes class-action suit rests on single plaintiff

Lawyers in the $350 million class-action suit filed against Apple over DRM issues with iTunes withdrew one of their two plaintiffs in the case after it was discovered that the person did not purchase an iPod during the period in question. Lawyers accused Apple of locking the iPod to digital music purchased from iTunes from September 2006 through March 2009 and it appears that one of the plaintiffs did not purchase an Apple music player during that time frame.

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Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. government from mandating backdoor access into the smartphones and computers of Americans. The bill comes after the FBI engaged in a standoff with tech giants like Apple and Google over the use of encryption software on newer phones. Law enforcement officials cite public safety as a concern and claim that having backdoor access could help in criminal investigations.

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Fitbit Surge sees limited release for those who expressed early interest

It looks like the first round of Fitbit Surge trackers are being offered up to a select few who signed up to receive notifications about the device's availability. We've gotten a tip from a reader who was able to order one of the wearables with a special promo code during an exclusive "limited release."

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iTunes Radio brings you into the spirit of the season with holiday stations

In time for the holidays, iTunes Radio is now hosting a few new stations filled with your favorite holiday music to bring you good tidings and cheer. You can listen to classic holiday tunes on the Holiday Classics station or rock out to Rockin' Holiday. The various stations cover a variety of musical tastes and genres, but all share in the spirit of the season.

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Without plaintiffs, iTunes lawsuit could end in Apple's favor

The $350 million lawsuit brought against Apple over iTunes issues could end in Apple's favor if the federal judge deems the case lacks a legitimate plaintiff. At issue is that Apple's lawyers claim that the plaintiffs in the case may not have purchased iPod models that are the focus of the trial where Apple is accused of stifling competition by not allowing music purchased from an iTunes-rival service to be loaded onto the company's iconic iPod music players.

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Apple seeds new build for Yosemite 10.10.2 beta, focuses on Wi-Fi

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta this evening. As per usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but Apple is asking testers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi.

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Auditorium at Apple's spaceship campus expected to cost $161 million

Apple's 1,000-seat auditorium at its new 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino, California is expected to cost $161 million. The auditorium has been in Apple's plans since the beginning, but it had subsequently modified the proposed location for the venue away from an existing road in late 2012.

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