Archive for September 29th, 2011

With Kindle Fire, Amazon’s digital ambitions burn (AP)

September 29, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon’s unveiling of the Kindle Fire tablet computer sends a bright-hot message: The online retailer is ready to rival iPad maker Apple in an effort to be the world’s top digital content provider.
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SHADOWGUN tops iPhone Games of the Week (Appolicious)

September 29, 2011
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SHADOWGUN tops iPhone Games of the Week 
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The great-looking third-person shooter based on the Unity engine, Shadowgun, has finally hit the iTunes App Store. It’s beautiful and quite a bit of fun, and it leads this week’s best iPhone games. It’s a mite on the expensive side though, so we’ve populated the rest of this list with some fun, cheaper offerings...
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Late-day rally sends stocks higher; Dow rises 143 (AP)

September 29, 2011
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NEW YORK – Stocks are closing higher after another day of big swings.
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Dow, S&P 500 end up, Nasdaq down (Reuters)

September 29, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks ended mostly higher in a volatile session on Thursday as better-than-expected economic data and German approval of a stronger euro-zone crisis fund soothed two of the worst fears hanging over the market.
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LEGO announces iPhone-based building game (Digital Trends)

September 29, 2011
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LEGO announces iPhone-based building game 
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Now here’s an unexpected pairing that makes a wacky sort of sense: LEGO and iPhones.
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Kindle Fire extends Android gaming market (Appolicious)

September 29, 2011
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Kindle Fire extends Android gaming market 
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The Amazon Kindle Fire was finally unveiled yesterday, introducing another Android-powered tablet to contend with the domineering iPad. The Kindle Fire doesn’t come with all the features the iPad has, and is arguably less attractive hardware-wise than other Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. What the Kindle Fire does have, however, is...
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Wall Street rises on U.S. data, German vote (Reuters)

September 29, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Thursday after U.S. economic data came in stronger than forecast and Germany’s lower house approved new powers for the euro zone’s crisis fund.
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Stocks jump after unemployment applications plunge (AP)

September 29, 2011
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NEW YORK – Stocks soared Thursday after applications for unemployment benefits fell to a five-month low and the government raised its estimate of how fast the U.S. economy grew this spring.
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Just Show Me: How to redownload apps on an iPhone or iPad (Yahoo! News)

September 29, 2011
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Welcome to Just Show Me on Tecca TV, where we show you tips and tricks for getting the most out of the gadgets in your life. In today’s episode we’ll show you how to redownload apps on your iPhone or iPad.
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Fake iPhone ring busted in China: report (Reuters)

September 29, 2011
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese police in Shanghai have arrested five people for making and selling fake versions of Apple Inc’s iPhone, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.
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