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The Week in iOS Apps: Zombies and zom-bees

This week's roundup of iOS apps is full of the undead. But don't worry, we've also got apps available for real live human beings, too.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

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Blackberry sees 10 million BBM downloads in 24 hours

Blackberry says its new app that opens up the proprietary BBM messaging platform to Android and Apple users was downloaded 10 million times in just over its first 24 hours of availability.

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Cook: App Store, iTunes Radio sport prominent growth

More than 1 million apps are now available in the App Store, and more than 20 million listeners are using the new iTunes Radio.

Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

BBM app rolls out for Android and iOS -- for real this time

BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger, was once an exclusive feature for Blackberry phones, allowing users to send messages amongst themselves without counting against their texting plans.

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Six iPhones tested, and they can't agree on magnetic north

Readings that vary by 20-plus degrees make the iPhone less useful than a $15 compass.

The Week in iOS Apps: A Netflix for books?

Oyster's 'Netflix for books' is now available for iPad. Plus, we have new apps for people who love games, words, maps, and more.

Inside TouchID's origins

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One of the co-founders of AuthenTec, the fingerprint scanner company acquired by Apple, recently discussed the early days of the technology.

Shared data plans are now mandatory for AT&T

AT&T is requiring all new customers to sign up for Mobile Share plans that offer unlimited voice and text, but offer a single pool of data for multiple devices. Existing customers can hold onto their current plans. U.S. Cellular is also moving to shared data plans.

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Some iPhone 5s users sing the blues over iWork bug

An apparent bug causes the screens on some iPhone 5s models to briefly flash to blue when you try to switch apps from iWork and then the phone restarts.

The Week in iOS Apps: You've got the look!

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes new ways to make images look great; including both still photos and videos. Now, everything you produce will have a professional sheen.

Flickr adds automatic photo uploads to iOS app

Flickr has added a new auto upload feature to its iOS app, the photo service announced Wednesday.

Macworld Pundit Showdown XXIII: Colorful iPhones, more colorful Steve Ballmer

Christopher Breen, Roman Loyola, Susie Ochs, and Armando Rodriguez duke it out over colorful iPhones, Steve Ballmer's departure, and Tim Cook's Twitter account in the latest skirmish of technology experts.

Apple: iPhone 5c, 5s to roll out to more than 50 countries

The latest smartphones from Cupertino will expand their worldwide presence over the next several weeks, coming to more than 50 new countries by November 1.