California Rejects ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement Legislation for Smartphones

By Husain Sumra


California legislators narrowly rejected a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers like Apple to preload and automatically enable antitheft “kill switch” in their phones, according to CNET. The law was backed by California State Senator Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.

Failing to reach a …read more


Apple’s Future OS X Names May Include Yosemite, Mammoth, Big Sur, Redwood, Pacific

By Eric Slivka


Following recent trademark investigations related to the iWatch, French site Consomac has discovered [Google Translate] that Apple may also be using a pair of shell companies to protect various California-related names in anticipation of future OS X releases. Apple’s Craig Federighi announced at last year’s Worldwide …read more


Facebook Expands Mobile App Portfolio with ‘Moves’ Fitness App Acquisition [iOS Blog]

By Kelly Hodgkins


Facebook today announced that it is acquiring mobile fitness app developer ProtoGeo Oy, reports the , WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Paper, all of which operate as stand-alone apps under the Facebook umbrella.

The amount Facebook paid to acquire ProtoGeo was not revealed, but a Facebook spokesperson told the Wall …read more