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Submission + - Google Warned Samsung Galaxy Tab was "too similar" (allthingsd.com)

tlhIngan writes: "Some interesting news has come out of Apple's filings against Samsung. First, Google warned Samsung that their "P1" (Galaxy Tab) and "P3" (Galaxy Tab 10.1) tablets were "too similar" to the iPad. In addition, Samsung's own Product Design Group note it was "regrettable" that the Galaxy S "looks similar" to the iPhone. Finally, how designers at a Samsung-sponsored evaluation noted the Galaxy S "copied the iPhone too much" and "innovation is needed". Of course, Samsung has some ammunition of its own, including how Apple copied Sony's designs.

In unrelated news, Judge Grewal has sanctioned Samsung for not preserving emails from automatic deletion, even after litigation has begun."

Submission + - Malware strikes Apple iOS App Store Again (cnet.com)

tlhIngan writes: "Well, it's happened again. Malware has slipped past Apple again and appeared in the iOS App Store. This time though, an iOS application came bundled with two Windows executables containing relatively old malware. It will not infect an iOS device nor Macs, but might affect Windows iTunes users. Looks like Apple needs to update their Windows malware scanner for iOS app submissions now."
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Submission + - Apple changes App Ranks, Rejects Pay Per Install (toucharcade.com)

tlhIngan writes: "Recently, Apple changes their App Store ranking algorithm to stop ranking apps by download counts and instead using something else, akin to the recent Google changing of their Markplace ranking algorithm to give more weight to apps actual usage. As a side effect, Apple has also started rejecting pay-per-install apps ("freemium" apps that request the user to install companion apps to earn in-game currency). These apps were often used to game the charts by artifically inflating the download count and raising the ranking of the app in the App Store. No word on how companies like TapJoy (one of the largest "culprits") will react."
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Submission + - Another jailbroken iPhone worm, steals data now (boygeniusreport.com)

tlhIngan writes: "Hot on the heels of the rickrolling worm comes report of a new jailbroken iPhone worm. This time, it's not so innoculous, and it will retrieve and forward your email, SMS, calendar, and other data you may have stored on your iPhone (including data from apps you may have installed). Again, its infection vector is identical — iPhones that have been jailbroken, have SSH servers installed, and have the default password set (i.e., "alpine" for both root and mobile users)."

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