Stories by Lex Friedman

Google Maps arrives in App Store

Google's new Maps app for iPhone arrived in the App Store late Wednesday, in a move likely to please users disappointed with Apple Maps in iOS 6. While the new app leverages Google's robust mapping data, it has a few weak spots of its own--most notably the lack of an iPad-optimized version.

Apple releases iOS 6

iOS 6 is upon us. Apple on Wednesday, as promised, released the new version of the operating system that powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Mountain Lion arrives in Mac App Store

Apple on Wednesday released Mountain Lion, the operating system otherwise known as OS X 10.8. Mountain Lion adds several iOS-inspired apps and features, wholly embraces iCloud, and, of course, drops support for some older Macs.

Apple unveils iOS 6

Apple on Monday took the wraps off iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Siri to get new features, iPad support with iOS 6

Apple had plenty to say about Siri, its voice-driven personal assistant, during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday. Siri will have a starring role in iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And it's moving beyond just the iPhone 4S to the latest version of Apple's iPad.

Twitter reveals new design, revamped iPhone app

Twitter, it is a-changing again. The microblogging service unveiled a new version of its online interface Thursday, with a focus on simplifying the design and making the service easier to use.

Apple facing legal action over iCloud trademark

A company called iCloud Communications filed a lawsuit against Apple last week, alleging trademark infringements over Apple's use of the name iCloud. The suit, filed in Arizona, seeks "preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, monetary relief, and attorney's fees," because of what iCloud Communications describes as "infringement, unfair competition, and injury to business reputation."

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