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FAA grants American Airlines approval to use iPads on all flights

Six months after receiving approval from the FAA to test of iPads as replacements for traditional paper flight charts, American Airlines is set to be the first commercial carrier to use Apple's device in all phases of flight.

Citing an unnamed source, ZDNet reported on Tuesday that American Airlines (AA) will become the first airline in the world to have FAA approval to use iPads as digital flight manual readers, and will begin replacing traditional paper charts on Friday.

iTunes 10.5.2 released, Thunderbolt Display firmware updated to 1.1

Apple today released iTunes 10.5.2, an update bringing improvements to iTunes Match and fixes an audio distortion problem when playing or importing certain CDs.

iTunes 10.5.2 released

iTunes 10.5.2

iTunes 10.5.2 includes several improvements for iTunes Match and fixes an audio distortion problem when playing or importing certain CDs.

OEM production of iPhone 3GS to reach two million units in 4Q11, say sources

Apple has been increasing its penetration into entry-level smartphone markets and the OEM production of iPhone 3GS has continued steadily with the volume likely to reach two million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 1.4-1.6 million units in the first quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

Apple has been pushing the sale of its 8GB iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 pre-loaded with iOS 5 globally, and besides, AT&T has also been promoting iPhone 3GS to contract subscribers with zero subscription rates, the sources revealed.

Apple updates Aperture 3 to 3.2.2 with iCloud, iOS 5 and Lion fixes

Apple has released a 3.2.2 update to Aperture, its professional photo software, via the Mac App Store.

Apple notes that the free new update to the $79.99 Aperture 3 resolves compatibility issues with iCloud and iOS 5, specifically noting that the new version fixes a flaw that limited Photo Stream from working beyond the first 1,000 images for some users.

Apple loses ‘iPad’ trademark in China

A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in an ongoing legal battle over the ‘iPad’ trademark, which could lead to Apple marketing the highly coveted product under a new name.

Apple prides itself on its brand value. But in China, the technology giant may be forced to sell their iPad tablets under a new moniker.

The world’s largest technology company lost an ongoing court battle to use their iPad trademark, after claiming that a Chinese company was infringing on the name with their own product.

Apple Updates iBooks App to version 1.5 with Nighttime Reading Theme, Full-screen layout, etc.

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Apple iOS Platform Internal Codenames Inspired by Ski Resorts Revealed

Apple iOS Platform Internal Codenames Revealed By Version

You don't have to be an Android user to know Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich are codenames for Google's Android platform just as you don't have to be a Windows Phone user to know that NoDo and Mango are the two updates for the Redmond-platform. But how about Apple's iOS?

Apple licensed scrolling patent to IBM & Nokia, offered to Samsung

Contradicting a belief that Apple refuses to license its patented technology to competing companies, a new report reveals that both Nokia and IBM licensed a patent covering iOS touch-based scrolling, and a licensing agreement was also offered to Samsung.

WikiLeaks founder claims iTunes flaw allows for covert iPhone surveillance

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims that an iTunes "flaw" allows surveillance companies to introduce a trojan horse onto users' computers, subsequently selling the sensitive data to government agencies.

In an interview with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London on Thursday, Assange purports that governments are using backdoors to access and store sensitive data from every single citizen in entire cities, including a new flaw in iTunes, reports the International Business Times.

Apple updates Keynote to 5.1.1, Windows iCloud Control Panel to 1.0.1

Following a Safari browser fix on Tuesday, Apple has issued updates to its Keynote presentation software and the iCloud Control Panel for iOS device owners using Windows PCs.

Keynote Software update 5.1.1

This update is recommended for Keynote 5.1 users and addresses issues that occur when working with large Keynote presentations on OS X Lion, along with stability and accessibility improvements.
 

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