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Second Gear teases new app via Passbook

We don't yet know what Second Gear's new iPhone app will be. But folks who install a Pit Pass into Passbook should be the first to find out.

The Week in iOS Apps: Music all around you!

Like music? Like making it? Discovering new artists? Figuring out who the heck is singing that song on the TV commercial? We've got you covered in this week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps.

The Week in iOS Apps: Ode to joy!

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes cool new offerings for music and movies, as well as a new storytelling form designed just for your phone or tablet.

App Store surpasses 50 billion downloads

Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store has issued its 50 billionth download. The downloader in question will start their day with a brand-new $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading a free game.

The Week in iOS Apps: Time for Fraggle Rock!

We've got some of your favorite Muppets in this week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps; there's also games, note-taking, and productivity enhancements. Check inside!

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Friends are for the birds

Is it possible to be angry and social? The latest entry from the Angry Birds franchise tries to find out. Plus apps for drawing, remembering contacts, taking pictures, and more.

Hands on: Evomail offers a small twist on Gmail for iPad

The new Evomail app launched Thursday morning in the App Store. It's very similar to Gmail's own iOS client, but with some small differences that users may find appealing.

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Senator introduces legislation targeting patent trolls

A U.S. senator has introduced legislation allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review and invalidate controversial patents challenged by technology startups in an effort to discourage so-called patent trolls.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Holy iPhone, Batman!

This week's roundup of iOS apps includes immersion in the world of DC Comics, help with your cooking, and a great new way to track your package deliveries.

Arment sells majority of Instapaper to Betaworks

Founder sells the original "read it later" service for long-form reading on the Internet.

Hands on: Osito is your personal concierge for iPhone

The new Osito app for iPhone uses "predictive intelligence" to alert you to meetings, and give you the best options for getting there.

Pocket unveils new 'Send To Friend' features

The new 'Send To Friend' feature was introduced for all of the service’s platforms: iOS, Android, Mac, and the Chrome and Safari Web browsers.