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Google Maps Poised to Return to the iPhone

2 months after getting boot, Google nearly ready with app

(Newser) - You can't keep a good app down. In September, Apple dumped Google's famed maps from its latest mobile operating system, iOS 6—earning more than a few jeers in the process. But Google is bouncing back and is putting the finishing touches on a new map app it... More »

Control-Freak Apple Headed for Backlash

No longer an upstart, Apple needs more openness to succeed long-term

(Newser) - Steve Jobs' Apple has gone from underdog geek favorite to the No. 2 company in the world (behind petro-behemoth Exxon Mobil), and the new big dog is facing some backlash for its control-freak ways and "highly closed" approach. Apple's stranglehold is giving app developers, publishers, and service providers fits,... More »

Your Apps Are Tracking You

...and sending out your personal info

(Newser) - Big Brother may not be tracking you, but your smartphone is. A Wall Street Journal investigation examined 101 leading apps, and found that more than half were breaching users' privacy and leaking personal information to companies: 56 sent the phone's unique device ID, 47 conveyed the phone's location, and five... More »

Apple Apps Store Is Hacked

Developers rejiggers sales data on ebooks

(Newser) - A developer of Apple applications for the Apple store managed to game the system and make it look as if his ebooks accounted for 42 of the top 50 books being sold on the site. It is unclear whether he hijacked other people's accounts or just faked sales data. Either... More »

German Tabloid Rips Apple Strip Censorship

Bild execs rally publishers to battle 'free speech' assault

(Newser) - A German tabloid is screaming censorship over Apple's new application decency standards, which are inhibiting a newspaper promotion that allows readers to "strip" a photo of a daily model by shaking their iPhones. Bild managers have already bowed to Apple restrictions by leaving the models in bikinis after the... More »

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