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Chinese iPhone dealers dupe Apple with fake components

A group of Chinese iPhone distributors have been arrested for duping Apple with fake components in order to obtain replacement parts worth about 400,000 yuan (US$64,117).

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Study: Mobile phone apps view private data more than necessary

Mobile phone apps are accessing users' private data and transmitting it to remote servers far more than appears strictly necessary, while users have inadequate tools to monitor or control such access, according to a new study by two French government agencies.

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Chinese authorities vow to watch Apple despite apology

Apple may have apologized to Chinese consumers over its warranty policies, but regulators in the country signaled they would keep a close eye on the U.S. tech giant and its approach to customer service.

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German court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

A German court has invalidated an Apple patent for the slide-to-unlock feature on mobile phones, according to a published report.

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How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

Free utility Asus Ai Charger works a little black magic to make your iDevices charge faster.

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A crowd of Chinese people wait outside an Apple Store in Beijing to buy an iPhone 4.

Apple apologizes to China over warranty policies

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to Chinese consumers over concerns about its warranty policies after government-run media attacked the company for its customer service.

SlideShark broadcasts slideshows from your phone or tablet to the Web

No longer limited to just those people in the room with you, this iOS app now shares your slide decks with the world.

App Spotlight: KiteDesk aggregates your cloud accounts and social media

This app/Web service is great for managing multiple Google, Twitter, and other accounts, but it needs a few small tweaks.

What will T-Mobile announce next week?

The wireless carrier will probably formalize its plans to offer smartphones with no contract, possibly an iPhone, and announce new LTE service.

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App Spotlight: Ringya turns printed contact lists into smartphone contact lists

This freebie for Android and iOS helps you organize contact groups send batch emails or texts to those groups.