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Twitter redesigns its iPad app, introduces new profile header

Twitter's getting just a bit more photogenic: The company on Tuesday announced a redesign for its iPad Twitter app, along with updates to its iOS and Android apps and a new profile page overhaul that includes Facebook-style cover photos.

University of California sues Facebook for patent infringement

The University of California is suing Facebook, alleging infringment on four patents that enable Internet browsers to host embedded interactive applications.

Zuckerberg says IPO has been 'disappointing,' eyes search opportunity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview Tuesday since the company's troubled initial public offering earlier this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.

Twitter officially unveils more-restrictive API

As promised, Twitter on Wednesday released more details about version 1.1 of its API, outlining the specifics of the increasingly restricted access it will offer third-party developers to its service.

Facebook cleanses pages of fraudulent "Likes"

Facebook plans to cleanse pages of fraudulent "Likes" that have been injected by scammers to impart a false sense of popularity on profiles.

Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps

Secure.me has launched a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.

Patent wrangles and Twitter strangles

Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman join host Chris Breen to discuss the recent Samsung v Apple patent case as well as some unwelcome Twitter changes.

Twitter appeals court ruling to turn over user information

Twitter has filed an appeal of a New York judge's June decision requiring the company to turn over detailed information about a user tied to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The latest update to Mountain Lion may restore some MacBooks' battery life, but the OS can also stop certain applications in their tracks. Meanwhile, Facebook's iOS app gets a new lease on life, thanks to the injection of some native code

TechHive: Updates to iOS Facebook app offers plenty to like

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On Thursday, the company announced that it had rewritten its Facebook app for iPhone and iPad from the ground-up.

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

Twitter app makers trying to figure out the future

Twitter's recent API rule changes place various limits on what third-party app developers can offer. Staff writer Lex Friedman spoke to the developers behind several popular Twitter clients to find out what the future holds.

Ustream preps iPhone app for live-streaming video to Facebook profiles

Facebook users will be able to broadcast live iPhone video on their Timelines using an app from Ustream.