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T-Mobile is firing up the iPhone compatibility, Apple’s jettisoning some VPN functionality, and Google is swapping out browser engines. The remainders for Friday, April 5, 2013 are not your friend.

Apple iOS Software Overview: iPhone (T-Mobile)

T-Mobile is now offering an over-the-air carrier update to enable Visual Voicemail, HD Voice, and LTE on compatible iPhones on its network. … Hey, is that a giant cartoon dust cloud where AT&T’s customers used to be?

Tim Cook’s Apology Letter to Apple Customers in China (Forbes)

A Forbes contributor translated Tim Cook’s recent apology to Chinese consumers into English. Now, just for kicks, we’ll translate it back into Chinese!

iOS 6.1: VPN On Demand does not always initiate a VPN connection (Apple)

Due to Apple’s legal battle with VirnetX, the company has changed the behavior of its VPN software—specifically, with the VPN On Demand feature. Apple says it will provide alternatives in a future software release, which will be available to everybody except those guys at VirnetX.

For labels, Apple’s iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora (CNet)

The iRadio rumors continue; CNet reports that Apple is close to signing Warner Bros. and Universal Music Group. All I’m saying is that this iRadio thing better have a channel for radio dramas.

Blink Questions Answered (YouTube)

In a video on YouTube, Google developers announced that Chrome will be transitioning from WebKit to the company’s new Blink browsing engine in around ten weeks or so. Which puts it approximately at Chrome version 2,735,123,637,182.

Sergey Brin in Google Glass driving a pink Tesla dressed like a batmobile at LinkedIn HQ (Twitter)

Worth way more than a thousand words.

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