Stories You Missed last Week Amidst New Launches, Speculations, and Patent-Wars…

September started off on a busy note. The first week of the month, has till now, marked the release of many devices in not only technology, gadgets, tablets or smartphones world but also in the gaming sector. Jam-packed with press events slated to release the latest and most innovative devices, there are few stories as reported in an article by the Venturebeat.com that we could have missed on!

Starting with the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent battle to Amazon releasing its revamped Kindle Fire to Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola Mobility- announcing their latest smartphones- the month has been a witness to a lot of technological advancements and rivalries.

And then there was Facebook-Instagram deal going all official and just recently Google buying VirusTotal. The stories were never-ending.

So here let’s take a quick read at the stories we missed.

Keep your pockets tight, a new iPod might be on the line…. Like really!

Ahead of Apple’s press event slated for Wednesday, there are rumors that 12th is going to be awesome not only iPhone fans for all music buffs! How? There are rumors that Apple might also announce a revamped iPod touch and iPod Nano with Wi-Fi along with a ‘iPad Mini’ and iPhone 5. Isn’t that good news?

So let the announcement come, and Apple stores near you will be filled with colorful iPods in all shapes, colors, and sizes!

No more tweets from Mac? Yes, that’s true!

Maybe it’s time for Apple Mac users to find another source to tweet from other than the Mac. According to MG Sielgler, blogger-turned-investor, Twitter has decided to stop supporting Twitter for Mac. Don’t consider it as bad news! If you see Twitter app for Mac, it’s not been updated since 1st June 2011.

Siegler of techcrunch tweeted on Thursday. He wrote, “They won’t kill it outright, but no further updates.” There were also rumors that Apple was in plans to buy Twitter Inc, which is going to be big, if it ever happened.

In a war of most tweets per minute record, Obama wins the race!

The President Barack Obama surely knows how much impact he has on people. During his speech at the Democratic National Convention, Obama generated 52,757 tweets per minute.

Mitt Romney’s speech, however, didn’t get quite the same response. The Republican nominee generated 14,000 tweets per minute. This set a new record political movement on Twitter, good news for Obama, especially as the race for President heats up.

Now it’s Google vs. FBI. The fight to unlock pimp’s phone!

A legal battle is brewing between the FBI and Google as the former is trying to force the latter to unlock an alleged pimp’s cellphone.

Now even with a search warrant, Google has refused to unlock the smartphone of the suspect. Sorry, no pimp data for you, FBI.

Google’s refusal sparked a story in the WSJ, where it mentioned how muddy legal standards are linked with third-parties unlocking smartphones on behalf of the government. In case the federal agents won’t get access to a suspect’s phone, they’ll turn to software makers for help, and sometimes they’ll come with a warrant. Whether the law actually requires companies such as Google and Apple to comply with these warrants isn’t all that clear.

Kindle Fire HD integrates Bing and not Google

Amazon recently announced its latest Kindle Fire HD. Going on a head-to-head competition with Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad, Amazon will now direct mobile searchers to Microsoft’s Bing search engine instead of Google. Epic!

Bing remains the search engine for the Kindle Fire HD device. Looks like Amazon and Google are no longer friends!

Source: http://venturebeat.com/

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