January 18, 2013

New:

1. DataMan Next: The same developer behind the popular DataMan apps for tracking data usage on your iOS devices is out today with DataMan Next for iPhone featuring an all-new design. The app lets you get real-time stats on cellular and Wi-Fi usage, receive threshold alerts, view usage by bill cycle, and more.

Updates:

1. Lumify Movie Studio version 3.0: The app that we previously referred to as an Instagram of video apps was updated today with a ton of new features including 5 new video filters, multi-track audio mixing, and a slew of new editing features.

2. Angry Birds Space for Mac version 1.4.0: 30 new levels and more in the latest update to the Mac App Store version of Angry Birds Space:

-Make a splash in 30 NEW LEVELS!

-Get ready for the ultimate underwater boss level!

-Three-star levels for 3 new bonus levels!

3. SoundCloud version 2.4.3: expand full story

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Sharp has “nearly halted production” of 9.7-inch iPad Retina displays, according to a new report by Reuters on Friday morning.

The news outlet cited two unnamed sources and attributed the manufacturing standstill to a possible demand shift toward the iPad mini or a typical Christmastime letup:

Sharp’s iPad screen production line at its Kameyama plant in central Japan has fallen to the minimal level to keep the line running this month after a gradual slowdown began at the end of 2012 as Apple manages its inventory, the industry sources with knowledge of Sharp’s production plans told Reuters.

Reuters’ industry sources couldn’t verify whether a seasonal change actually caused the curb, if consumers are just buying the iPad mini instead, or even if iPad sales dipped due to a Christmas slump that reportedly affected other technology companies. They were also “unable to characterize Apple’s overall tablet sales.”

More unnamed sources at Samsung and LG further indicated there were no significant production cuts at their respective plants, but a seasonal dip is apparently normal around the holidays.

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Tim-Cook-apologyApple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose to give a deposition related to an ongoing private lawsuit that claims Apple, Google, and others entered “no-poach” agreements, as reported by Bloomberg. Cook isn’t the only executive named in yesterday’s order. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will also be deposed on Feb. 20, as well as Intel Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini later this month.

Koh told lawyers yesterday that Apple founder Steve Jobs was copied on e-mails at issue in the case, and that she found it “hard to believe” that Cook, as Apple’s chief operating officer at the time in question, wouldn’t have been consulted about such agreements.

The judge said she was disappointed that senior executives at the companies involved hadn’t been deposed before yesterday’s hearing over whether she should certify the case as a group lawsuit. The class would include different categories of employees whose incomes, their lawyers argue, were artificially reduced because of the collusion. Koh didn’t rule on class certification. expand full story

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