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Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit. Within the past 24 hours Google Play removed and banned indie developer Andrew Shu's Reddit Is Fun app from its market.

Google porn-bans Reddit Android app for linking to… Reddit

UPDATE: The app ban indicates a wider issue with Google Play as other developers look outside Google's market for more freedom. /end update Google Play's brief email told Shu the app - a fan-created link client - is a "Violation of the sexually explicit material provision of the Content Policy. " The much-loved Reddit Is Fun client had nearly 10,000 positive reviews on its Market page. Jailbreaking May Soon Become Illegal Again, Act Now To Help Keep It Legal. Advertisements It was in July 2010, the United States government ruled that the jailbreaking and unlocking of Apple iPhones, as well as the rooting of Android devices was to be deemed a legal act, as long as the process wasn’t being carried out with the intention of circumventing copyright.

Jailbreaking May Soon Become Illegal Again, Act Now To Help Keep It Legal

We ran with an article directly after the ruling was made which outlined the full details of the new DMCA legislation which once and for all set to rest the misconceptions surrounding the legalities of jailbreaking a device. Apple Now Has More Cash than U.S. Government. It must feel good to be a part of Apple today: The company was proclaimed the world's top smartphone vendor by Strategy Analytics, and its cash reserves are now bigger than the U.S. government's balance.

Apple Now Has More Cash than U.S. Government

Apple is now the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume with 18 percent market share, according to Strategy Analytics' report. Nokia is now number three with 15%, behind Samsung, which grew an amazing 520% annually to grab a 17% share of the global smartphone market. Also, with a $75.9 billion balance, Apple is obviously doing really well in the "cash reserves" department, but it sounds even better when you hear the U.S. Treasury Department say that the government now has a total operating balance of $73.8 billion. Apple's stock price recently surged passed $400, and its total market capitalization is more than $363 billion, which makes it the second largest company in the world, behind Exxon Mobil.

Working at the Apple Store: Tales from the Inside. While I think Apple's approach is a little over the top, welcome to working retail and dealing with the public.

Working at the Apple Store: Tales from the Inside

I may sound a little out of line because I'm an Engineer, but I've worked at many places throughout HS/college and my parents have both worked in retail and never held back telling stories. Steve Jobs Blinks! Apple Backs Down On App Subscription Rules – AllThingsD. Apple appears to have backed down on a major component of its new in-app subscription rules, which should provide a big boost to content companies: It has scrapped a rule requiring apps that play content like music, movies, and books to also sell the same content within the app itself, and share the revenue with Apple.

Steve Jobs Blinks! Apple Backs Down On App Subscription Rules – AllThingsD

Now, apps can offer access to content purchased outside of Apple’s walls, as long as the app doesn’t have a “buy” button that connects consumers directly to an external store. Apple planning major product launch for 10th retail anniversary? We have just received some information from a solid Apple source, and if they’re right, Apple may be planning something big for its 10th retail anniversary this Thursday the 19th.

Apple planning major product launch for 10th retail anniversary?

Here’s what we’ve been told: There’s an overnight shift planned for around 10-15 individuals at each Apple Store to work from late Saturday all the way through mid-Sunday.During the overnight shift, it’s going to be required that employees lock cell phones in the main office. They will also have to sign an NDA with Apple.There are a wide variety of roles, we’re told, for the overnight shift. This includes all visuals staff, a manager, a business team member, a few Genius team members, one back-of-house employee, and a few generic Apple specialists.Apple stores have apparently already received hardware to install, and are expecting more hardware to come on Friday or Saturday. 9 to 5 Mac Apple Store 2.0 revealed: Startup Sessions, interactive iPad signage, new sound/display systems, new app.

A source has just dropped a load of unconfirmed information on us for what is being internally referred to as “Apple Store 2.0.”

9 to 5 Mac Apple Store 2.0 revealed: Startup Sessions, interactive iPad signage, new sound/display systems, new app

Apple Store 2.0 is a major makeover for the Apple retail store experience. Exclusive: Apple near cloud-music deals. Apple has signed a cloud-music licensing agreement with EMI Music and is very near to completing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, multiple music industry sources told CNET.

Exclusive: Apple near cloud-music deals

Warner Music Group already had a deal in place with Apple, CNET reported last month. The licensing agreements will enable Apple to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service to rival unlicensed offerings of rivals Amazon and Google. Apple Sounds the PC Death Knell. Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesSteven P.

Apple Sounds the PC Death Knell

Jobs discussing iCloud, which will automatically sync photos, videos and music without the need of a PC. If Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, gets his way, the PC could be on its last legs. For over two years now, Mr. Jobs and other Apple executives have been pushing the concept of a “post-PC era” where most people no longer have, or need, traditional computers and instead engage with the digital world though iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Although the company has been discussing this concept for some time, it has not offered a solution to ditch the PC and go completely mobile. iCloud’s real purpose: kill Windows. Apple’s announcements yesterday about OS X 10.7 pricing (cheap), upgrading (easy), iOS 5, and iCloud storage, syncing, and media service can all be viewed as increasing ease of use, but from the perspective of Apple CEO Steve Jobs they perform an even more vital function — killing Microsoft.

iCloud’s real purpose: kill Windows

Here is the money line from Jobs yesterday: “We’re going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device – just like an iPad, an iPhone or an iPod Touch. We’re going to move the hub of your digital life to the cloud.” Just like they used to say at Sun Microsystems, the network is the computer. Or we could go even further and say our data is the computer. This redefines digital incumbency. Machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped.