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Facebook Messenger App Available For iPhone and Android

Facebook tapped into their newly acquired group messaging firm Beluga to develop the Facebook Messenger app for the iPhone and Android devices. Facebook Messenger is a separate app from the regular Facebook app that simplifies messaging. Users can use one click to communicate with their friends on Facebook or in

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Chinese Smugglers Use Zip Line To Sneak iPads Around Customs

Chinese smugglers used a zip line in an attempt to smuggle over $46,583 worth of iPads and iPhones through China. Custom officials broke up the elaborate operation and arrested six individuals who were using a 300-metre line pulley system, and a black nylon bag to move 100 iPads and iPhones

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South Korea and France Investigate Apple’s Locationgate

Locationgate looked like it had come to an end with the release of iOS 4.3.3, but it may have been too late. The Korea Communications Commission set a precedent on Wednesday by fining Apple 3 million won ($2,830) for ignoring their location information laws. It was discovered in April that

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iPhone 3GS Discontinued? iPhone 5 Slated For October? Recapping the Rumor Mill

It’s officially August, which means we could be closer to an Apple announcement, or in for a long ride of more rumors. Here’s a quick recap of the rumor mill’s best so far: According to various reports, the iPhone 5 will be released as early as August or as late

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Florida School Replaces Textbooks With iPads

The days of paper grocery bag book covers may be coming to an end! Students from Lake Minneola High School are receiving iPads instead of textbooks to use in the classroom and at home this school year. The school is the first public school in Central Florida to purchase iPads

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iOS 4.3.5 Released to Close Another Security Hole: Redsn0w Safe!

In case you didn’t get the memo on Monday, Apple released iOS 4.3.5 a few weeks after releasing 4.3.4 that fixed a PDF exploit being used by hackers for good and evil! Apple’s description of the new update is a bit vague. Basically, it just fixes a flaw that doesn’t

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Facebook iPad App Hiding in the iPhone

What ever happened to that Facebook app for the iPad that was mentioned months ago? It’s hiding in the latest version of the iPhone app. TechCrunch discovered a hidden code for the iPad app while poking around version 3.4.4 of the Facebook iPhone application. While the dodgy app for the

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Did Harry Potter Cause Google Books to Disappear From the App Store?

The Google Books app mysteriously disappeared from the Apple App Store last week. Trying to access the official app page returns an error message that reads, “the item you requested is not currently available,” and a search of the iTunes store returns no results. The Google Books app was released

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How to Add the Google Plus iPhone App To Your iPad

Google+ there’s and app for that… Just not for the iPad! The current Google Plus app only works on iPhones running iOS 4.0 or later, but there is a workaround for Apple fans to add the app to their other iOS devices. The iDownload Blog released an easy step-by-step YouTube

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Captain America: The First Avenger Invades the iPhone

Captain America isn’t just invading theaters this weekend, he’s also coming to the iPhone and iPad in Marvel Games’ Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty. The new side-scrolling game is only $4.99 and it pits Captain America against the Hydra organization and Red Skull during World War II. In Sentinel of

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