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Taptu update adds news synchronization across devices

The latest version of the mobile news aggregator lets you sync up your personalized feeds across multiple devices.

Contacts Journal 3.0 links documents, contacts

Contacts Journal, a lightweight CRM app for your iOS device, now sports the ability to link documents from your Mac to a contact record.

The Week in iOS Apps: Clear, or coy?

This week’s roundup of apps includes offerings that help you maintain your privacy, share your ideas, and defeat the forces of evil.

Small firm takes on Apple, Google over voice patent

Apple, Google, Microsoft and all major smartphone vendors were slapped with a lawsuit Wednesday by Potter Voice Technologies, an obscure Colorado company that claims they are infringing its patent on natural-language voice control of a computer.

Remains of the Day: Antitrust fund

Apple may settle ebook price-fixing allegations, but only across the pond; Eddy Cue has some tough love for news publishers; and a boardwalk classic finds a new home.

The Week in iOS Apps: We can be heroes

This week’s roundup of apps is all about making stuff: Movies, pictures, and games. Here are some new and updated apps that caught our eye this week.

Remains of the Day: Instagone

A high-profile user departs Instagram, Apple wants its day in court, and Greenpeace quizzes a couple of giants about their energy hygiene.

Seven Instagram alternatives for iOS

Does the idea of FaceGram or InstaBook creep you out? These apps are top contenders as Instagram replacements if you’re looking for something new.

Ban.jo hits 1 million users, signaling mainstream interest in social location apps

The mobile app Banjo hit a million users this week, suggesting that a new crop of location-based social apps may become popular with mainstream users despite privacy concerns.

Draw Something adds undo, picture sharing, and chat

An update to Draw Something adds much-anticipated features like the ability to chat with your friends about their drawings.

Apple loses iCloud patent battle in Germany

The latest decision backs the decision of the German court back in February, which upheld a ban imposed on push notifications used by iOS devices in Germany.

Read It Later renamed Pocket, eliminates price tag, and adds features

Deferred reading app Read It Later has renamed itself Pocket, shed its price tag, and added a variety of new features.

New software bares iOS, Android app performance problems

The cumbersomely named Aternity Mobile Frontline Performance Intelligence software lets IT groups deconstruct mobile apps running live on iOS and Android devices and uncover bottlenecks, glitches, and a whole lot of other pain points for enterprise mobile users.

iBooks, Cards updates add minor improvements, fixes

Apple on Monday released minor updates to both Cards and iBooks, bringing bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.