Apple loses fight to stop patent troll Lodsys

September 30, 2013 by  
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patent_trollThe beat goes on for primo patent troll Lodsys. Apple’s attempt to intervene in a concerted clipping of iOS developers failed after a patent-owner friendly judge dismissed the tech giant’s legal motion. U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in East Texas ruled Apple’s motion “is far outside the scope” of his courtroom.

The decision effectively opens the door to Lodsys settling all cases with defendants, thereby ending a 2011 effort by Apple to shield hundreds of thousands of individual iOS developers from being sued for patent-infringement by Lodsys…(…)
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Yahoo updates ‘Sportacular Pro’ with iPad support and more

September 30, 2013 by  
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yahoo sportacular

Right now is a great time to be a sports fan. College and pro football are in full swing, and we’re on the verge of post-season Major League Baseball and the beginning of the 2013-14 basketball season.

And with so much going on, it’s nice to have a sports app around to help you keep up with everything. And while there are several, Yahoo is hoping its big 4.2 update for Sportacular Pro will win you over…(…)
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Preview: JellyBoard

September 30, 2013 by  
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JellyBoard Options

JellyBoard is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that supercharges the editing features on your iPhone’s keyboard. Using swipe gestures, JellyBoard allows you to perform deletions, cut, copy, paste, select all, make uppercase, make lowercase, move the cursor, etc.

Think of JellyBoard as a tweak that similar to SwipeSelection, but a lot more customizable. There are tons of actions that you can assign to a variety of gestures, and we’ve showcased a few of them in our hands-on video preview inside.(…)
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Volkswagen shows off augmented reality iPad app for repair technicians

September 30, 2013 by  
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Wolkswagen Marta

Apple’s iPad has been used for a number of various augmented-reality applications which impose real-world information over live video feed. The car industry seems to be particularly keen on embracing the Apple tablet. Cody last month told you about eKurzinfo, an Audi app that uses an iOS device camera to help identify parts and features on your car.

Today, Volkswagen is highlighting a similar augmented-reality software, but aimed at repair technicians and car dealers. It’s called MARTA (Mobile Augmented Reality Technical Assistance) and Volkswagen showed it off ahead of the InsideAR Conference, the world’s largest augmented reality conference slated to run October 11, 2013 in Munich, Germany…(…)
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Refurbished 128GB iPads now available in Apple’s web store

September 30, 2013 by  
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iPad 3 (white, flat, finger on Safari)

Folks in the market for a high capacity-model iPad will be happy to hear that Apple has begun offering refurbished versions of its 128GB tablet in its web store at a nice discount.

Over the weekend, the top-end storage model for the fourth-generation iPad popped up on the company’s website, in a variety of configurations, at up to $140 off their original prices…(…)
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How to receive SMS notifications when iDownloadBlog publishes an article

September 28, 2013 by  
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IFTTT How To 5

We have some pretty diehard fans. Quite a few of our readers boast about not being able to go to work until reading our news and jailbreak articles. Some have even mentioned adding our RSS feed to their SMS notification through IFTTT.

For those that don’t already know how to use the trigger-and-action service, we have a quick tutorial for creating an IFTTT recipe from both the website and the iOS app. This will allow you to receive SMS notifications every time an article is published on iDB…(…)
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Apps of the week: Newsy, Pocket Trains, gMusic, and more…

September 28, 2013 by  
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iPhone 5 appsSo, you’ve had iOS 7 for about a week now. What do you think of it? Most people, including jailbreak fans, have had positive things to say about Apple’s newest mobile operating system. Not everything is perfect though. There have been security issues, complaints of motion sickness, and there is sure to be more problems in the future.

This weekend, forget about what everyone else is saying about iOS 7 and sit back with this list of apps to help you enjoy the next two days off…(…)
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Apple posts new iTunes Festival video ‘Moments’

September 28, 2013 by  
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itunes festival

There’s only a few days left in the month, and that means that Apple’s iTunes Festival is winding down. In fact, the show will come to a close on Monday, September 30 with a performance from Katy Perry.

To commemorate the event, Apple has tonight posted a short video to its YouTube channel entitled ‘Moments,’ which highlights a few of the 60 acts that took the stage in London over the past 30 days…(…)
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Apple to resume in-store iPhone 5s pickups next week

September 28, 2013 by  
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Apple Store (Personal Pickup, iPhone 5s)

Apple extended its Personal Pickup service to the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on Monday, enabling customers to check availability at their local Apple retailers and schedule in-store pickups for both of the handsets.

The service was particularly handy for 5s shoppers, given that initial supplies were very limited, and online shipping times quickly slipped to October. But without explanation, Apple pulled the option the following day…(…)
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Apple working with MLB on interactive Ballpark app

September 27, 2013 by  
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mlb in the park

Apple has teamed up with Major League Baseball developers to enhance their ‘MLB.com at the Park’ app, according to a new report from Mashable. They’re said to be working to create custom, interactive stadium experiences for fans.

The app, which has apparently been worked on by the pair since February, takes advantage of Apple’s new iBeacon micro-location APIs in iOS 7 to provide users with info on their devices specific to where they’re at in the ballpark…(…)
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