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Revealed: Apple’s mafia-bugged iPod shame

A Californian man is suing Apple - amongst other targets - for aiding and abetting a Mafia plot to kill him for refusing to work for them as a model.
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Google says mobile browser apps will dominate in coming years

There's a lot of buzz around downloadable mobile applications at the moment, fuelled by the success of Apple's App Store.
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When are 65,000 apps not really 65,000 apps?

There are questions around Apple's claims to have 65,000 applications available in its App Store, with critics highlighting the phenomenon of so-called "bulk apps" - where one application is reskinned many times with different...
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iTunes Store gets Digital 45 section

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of 45rpm vinyl singles by... buying iTunes downloads? Okay, it sounds contradictory, but Apple has launched a new Digital 45 section on its iTunes Store, selling two-song bundles (i.e. an A-side...
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Apple’s iPhone App Store passes 1.5 billion downloads

Apple has announced that more than 1.5 billion applications have now been downloaded from its App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.
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iPhone 3G may be coming to other UK operators

The Register has a report claiming that T-Mobile UK is in talks with Apple to start selling the iPhone 3G (but NOT the new iPhone 3GS). Meanwhile, it suggests Orange may also be in line to begin carrying the older model.
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Stephen Fry compares music biz to “big tobacco” at iTunes gig

Apple may have got more than it bargained for stephen fry 2 011008when it asked Stephen Fry to be the warm-up man at one of its iTunes Festival gigs in London.
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Apple’s karaoke patent

Apple has filed a patent titled Methods and Systems for Providing Real-Time Feedback for Karaoke, which will compare your singing to the expected pitch for whatever tune you're caterwauling, and give you on-screen feedback...
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Echo Nest gets Cocoa Framework (which is good for iPhone)

Someone has developed a Cocoa Framework for music firm The Echo Nest's set of APIs, and released it as an open-source project.
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Steve Jobs is back at work, confirms Apple

Apple has confirmed to pretty much every big US media outlet that CEO Steve Jobs has returned to work on schedule following his liver transplant.
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Spotify boss: “We haven’t really started yet”

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek has been talking frankly about his company's business model and future plans. Is it on target with its revenue forecasts?
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Apple facing lawsuit over mislabelled iTunes gift cards

Apple is facing litigation over the wording on the back of its iTunes Store gift cards in the US.