Samsung and Apple Finally Agree on Something – Want EU to Limit Patent Trolls

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It isn’t often that we get to report on news in which Apple and Samsung are working together for a common goal, but this is exactly the case today as both companies have joined together with 17 others to support new patent policies in the European Union to limit patent trolling. Certainly these companies have extensive experience in this area and hopefully lessons they have learned will help make the new patent system in the EU better than the mess it currently is.

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iOS Bug Lets Potential Hackers Track Your Keystrokes

ios-keyloggingArs Technica discovered a blog post published last night by security research firm FireEye showing proof of concept monitoring on a non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x device. Based on information gathered from FireEye, the researchers were able to identify a flaw in Apple’s mobile operating system that would allow attackers to log every touch a user makes on their device, including TouchID and volume controls.

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PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on Sale

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 8 iPad Apps on SaleFor today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 8 great apps to add to your iPad collection.  We have 3 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 game apps in today’s bundle.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 67% off, a couple are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.

Check out all the sale apps after the break »

Mad Catz Unveils iPad Friendly MFi iOS Game Controller

Mad Catz iOS 7 Controller 1As iOS 7 game controllers are slowly creeping into the market, it is still rare to see one fit for the iPad. So far, the only one we’ve come across has been the SteelSeries Stratus. Today, console accessory maker Mad Catz unveiled their new iOS 7 MFi controller at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Although it has a special mount for the iPhone, the controller is Bluetooth connected and compatible with the iPad.

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Incredible Heist Set to Launch on iPad Soon

GI_IncredibleHeist_logoHidden Objects games have come a long way in the past few years. They have gone from a stationary screen with hidden items to a deeply involving story with complex puzzle challenges. Free-to-play game distributor is capitalizing on the frenzy of interest in the genre with a new hidden objects game from the same company that created Mystery Manor. Incredible Heist will be coming soon to the iPad.

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WWE Launches $10 Subscription Streaming Video Service to iPad Owners

WWE appWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has just updated their app so that users can now watch live streaming content from the WWE Network. In addition to catching scheduled programs, users can also select from the massive on-demand library.

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs RememberedToday, arguably the world’s most beloved CEO would have turned 59. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died in 2011, but his legacy, unquestionably lives on. The company’s current CEO, Tim Cook, expressed sentiment for his friend today on Twitter, quoting things the creative techie had said in the past. Things like, “Stay hungry, Stay foolish,” and “Details matter, its worth waiting for,” remind us of Jobs’ tenacity and innovation.

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Apple Sues Chinese Government Over Siri Patent

SiriIn an unusual turn of events, Apple is purportedly suing the Chinese government, as well as a China-based technology company, over patent rights for Siri. According to the State-run news agency in Xinhua, the iPad maker is striking back at Zhizhen Network Technology after being accused by that company of infringing on their personal assistant software.

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This Week’s App Store Editor’s Choice: Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life 3Brian Cox is back with another three-dimensional adventure to take you on. Last time, the British physicist took to the stars to share his vast, enthusiastic, but surprisingly easy to understand knowledge with the world. This time, he is reining it in a little by bringing us back to Earth to discover the Wonders of Life.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: Getting Siri to Get Directions for Your Through Google Maps

Siri Google Maps Transit 2It’s no secret that I am not a fan of Apple’s Maps app. When it first launched with iOS 6 in September of 2012, users were complaining about it not working correctly. I brushed off the notion as just a bunch of complainers looking for something to whine about. That is, until I tried using it to get to my best friend’s wedding and it failed to properly navigate me to where I needed to go (I still burn with rage over that incident). I’ve never purposefully used the app since then, unless I’m testing something for an article.

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