Flipboard for iOS Updated with New ‘Topics’ Feature and Redesigned Look [iOS Blog]

By Richard Padilla

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Flipboard today updated its iOS app to version 3.0, bringing a refreshed design along with a number of new features for gathering and consuming content. The app now allows users to choose from over 30,000 topics to follow, with each topic containing stories from publishers, websites, and magazines curated …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

‘Microsoft Health’ App for Upcoming Wearable Leaks as Google Launches HealthKit Rival

By Husain Sumra

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As Apple completes the launch of HealthKit and the Health app for iOS, its competitors Microsoft and Google have been preparing their own entrances into the health sector. Today, Microsoft apps for an upcoming fitness wearable have leaked in app stores as Google launched a new HealthKit-like initiative.

In …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Beats by Dre. Debuts Special Edition Hello Kitty Headphones for 40th Anniversary [iOS Blog]

By Juli Clover

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Apple’s Beats by Dre. headphones brand is teaming up with Sanrio to offer two special edition Hello Kitty-themed products to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary (via CNET).

Beats has designed new Solo2 over-the-ear headphones that feature an all-over Hello Kitty print in a signature red, white, …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

Buyer’s Guide: 20% Off iTunes Gift Cards, Halloween Discounts on Most Mophie, Speck, and Griffin Products [iOS Blog]

By Juli Clover

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In celebration of Halloween, which takes place on Friday, retailers are offering some significant discounts on their products. Mophie, for example, is offering 20 percent off all of its products with the promo code LIVINGDEAD, with the discount valid until 11/2.

Speck is offering a similar deal, providing …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

MCX Says Merchants Doing What’s Best for Customers, Being Attacked for ‘Challenging the Status Quo’

By Eric Slivka

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Following the publication of a blog post earlier today outlining some details of its upcoming CurrentC mobile payments solution and disclosure of a hack resulting in unauthorized access to users’ email addresses, Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) held a conference call with members of the press to further address …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

GT Advanced COO Blames Apple’s Strict Sapphire Contract Terms for Bankruptcy Filing

By Juli Clover

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GT Advanced’s Chief Operating Officer Daniel Squiller yesterday filed some revised documents with the court, giving a bit more insight into what went wrong between Apple and GT Advanced that led to the latter company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

Shared by Fortune, Squiller’s affidavit [PDF] delves …read more

Source: MacRumors.com

AT&T, Verizon Using ‘Perma-Cookies’ to Track Customer Web Activity

By Juli Clover

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Both Verizon and AT&T appear to be engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifying numbers to deliver targeted advertisements to customers in what’s called “Relevant Advertising.” As outlined by Wired, Verizon is altering the web traffic of its customers by inserting a Unique Identifier Header or …read more

Source: MacRumors.com