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AT&T responds to FaceTime-over-cellular plan criticism

AT&T is sticking to its plan to limit FaceTime calls over cellular to Mobile Share plan customers only, come iOS 6. In a stern blog post, the company defends its planned FaceTime limitations as both legal and necessary.

Adobe releases six critical patches for Flash, AIR

Adobe Systems has released fixes for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.

Hands on with Skype photo sharing for iPhone, iPad

Skype on Tuesday announced that it has added a few new features to version 4.1 of its iPhone and iPad apps, including the ability to send and receive photos.

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.

Researcher: Obama, Romney apps gather personal data

The smartphone apps created to promote the campaigns of President Obama and his Republican election rival Mitt Romney gather a slew of personal data about the folks who use them.

OnLive under new management, will continue service

Cloud gaming service OnLive has been acquired by a new owner. The move meant an unknown number of staff were laid off, but the company pledged to continue its operations.

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.

Apple, Facebook put Prineville on the map

Apple and Facebook this week each filed plans to expand data center operations in Prineville, Ore., a little community that's on its way to becoming one of largest data center locations in the U.S.

TechHive: Who's got more digital content, iTunes or Amazon?

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How are Amazon and Apple shaping up when it comes to the amount of digital content available? TechHive breaks down the numbers for music, ebooks, movies, and more.

Apple argues for trial before DOJ ebooks settlement

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an ebooks price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts even before the case is heard.

Pinterest goes all-in with mobile, releasing iPad and iPhone apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled iOS and Android mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Oracle Java SE7 Update 6 brings full support for OS X

With the release of Java SE7 for OS X, Apple's platform can boast full compatibility with the latest version of the cross-platform technology.

Twitter acquires intellectual property from iOS app testing firm Clutch.io

Twitter has acquired intellectual property from app testing firm Clutch.io and its team is joining the social networking company, it said on Monday.

Google to buy travel brand Frommer's

Google plans to buy the travel guide publisher Frommer's, as well as other travel publishing assets, from John Wiley & Sons, as the search company continues beefing up its original content.

TechHive: Google refines mobile search with quick answers

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Some new additions to Google's mobile search tool will make it easier to get at certain kinds of information quickly.