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Remains of the Day: Way, way up

Google's app marketplace takes a shot across Apple's bow, Tim Cook talks turkey--and iPhones--with China's largest carrier, and a little dose of nostalgia for Siskel and Ebert fans.

Kindle iOS app offers free samples, straddles Apple's in-app purchase rules

Amazon's updated its Kindle app for iOS to allow for searching and downloading of free ebook samples, which lets it partially sidestep provisions of Apple's in-app purchase policies.

Getting fit with iOS: How your iPad and iPhone can help you shed pounds

When Joel Mathis's doctor told him that he had to lose 50 pounds, Mathis turned immediately to two indispensable tools—his iPhone and his iPad.

The Week in iOS Apps: Falling in love again

This week's apps includes one entry that might try to save your marriage from miscommunication and the crankiness that results. Either that, or it'll help you choose better movies.

Remains of the Day: Screen time

Apple may be using its patent embiggening ray on displays, the Apple Store app may soon offer you free stuff (not hardware, sorry), and the Apple hacking story of the week gets a little bit odder.

Hands-on: VLC, the prodigal media player, returns to iOS

VLC, the multiplatform video player that was removed from the App Store for licensing conflicts, has returned with a new lease on life.

The Week in iOS Apps: The view from space

This week's roundup of new and updated apps let you see the Earth from a whole new perspective, track your expenses, or simply kill a bunch of bad guys.

Remains of the Day: Jungle boogie

Malware gets nasty about your surfing habits, Apple may want its own answer to Kinect, and the sounds of endangered species are the new hot sounds to listen to on your iPod.

Deus Ex: The Fall jams jailbreakers, already fixed by hackers

Eidos attempted to stymie pirates of its new Deus Ex: The Fall by disabling the game's weapons on jailbroken devices--but clever hackers have already figured out a way around it.

The Week in iOS Apps: Uh-oh, it's magic

This week's roundup of iOS apps includes new and better ways to draw pictures, take photos, check the weather and more.