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Messages leaves users hanging, Apple wants to school you on in-app purchases, and Eric Schmidt is back with some more awkward truths. The remainders for Friday, April 26, 2013 are on the edge of their seats.

Bizarre iMessage bug deletes last word of certain texts (The Verge)

In a very odd bug noticed by some users, iOS will blank out the last words in certain phrases—those discovered so far include “The best prize is a surprise” and “I could be the next Obama”—when they’re sent via Messages. I just have to say: This is the weirdest movie marketing campaign I’ve ever seen.

Apple Updates App Store With New ‘Learn More About In-App Purchases’ Page (AppAdvice)

Apple’s still concerned about in-app purchases, so it’s added a whole page to the App Store on the iPad explaining the add-ons. (It hasn’t yet appeared on the iPhone or Mac.) There you’ll find out more about what in-app purchases are, how they work, and how to use parental restrictions to prevent your kids from accidentally purchasing them. But nowhere does it explain to me why I can turn my money into Smurfberries, but not my Smurfberries into money!

Swype VP confirms talks with Apple on revolutionary keyboard technology (9to5Mac)

The VP in charge of Swype—an alternative keyboard for Android that’s owned by Nuance—confirmed that the company had talked to Apple, though sources tell this reporter that it was mostly about the weather, how the kids were doing, and when they last went golfing.

Google’s Schmidt says talking to glasses can be weird, inappropriate (Reuters)

Ironically, not unlike talking to Eric Schmidt.

iPhone 5 - TV Ad - Photos Every Day (Apple)

Apple’s latest TV ad reminds you that more pictures are taken with the iPhone camera every day than with any other household appliance. Except for toasters.

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