iOS 6: What You Need to Know | Retina MacBook Pro is the least repairable laptop ever, says iFixit | Intel buys 1700 InterDigital patents as it aggressively pursues mobile | Arkadium hires new game design chief as it graduates from Mahjong to bigger games (exclusive) | Senators Attempt Compromise Cybersecurity Bill

iOS 6: What You Need to Know

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It?s been a busy start to Apple?s Worldwide Developers Conference: Not only was Monday?s keynote jam-packed with information, but the company continued to release products and programs throughout the day?enough to make anyone?s head reel a bit.
To combat confusion and ease your vertigo, we?ve put together answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we received in regards to one of the major announcements to come out of WWDC?the planned update to Apple?s mobile operating system. Here?s a rundown of what to expect from iOS 6.
What?s new in iOS 6?
Plenty! Siri and Maps get the most substantial upgrades: Siri will be able to answer your questions about sports, movies, and more; Maps n[...]
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Retina MacBook Pro is the least repairable laptop ever, says iFixit

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina Display is ridiculously fast and thin — but you can forget about ever taking it apart.
The repair gurus at iFixit unveiled their teardown of the Retina MacBook Pro this morning, and thanks to its plethora of non-upgradeable parts, they ended up giving Apple’s latest and greatest laptop a dismal repair score of 1 out of 10.
Apple had to squeeze plenty of hardware into the Retina MacBook Pro’s .71-inch thick frame, and just like the MacBook Air, the company had to sacrifice expandability in order to do so. IFixit notes that the new MacBook Pro’s RAM is soldered into the logic board, there’s a proprietary non-upgradeable SS[...]
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Intel buys 1700 InterDigital patents as it aggressively pursues mobile

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Mobile technology pioneer InterDigital has been shopping its vast and broad patent portfolio around for some time, and on Monday it said it had a taker. Intel has scooped up 1700 of its patents for $375 million, bulking up the chipmaker?s intellectual property holdings in the increasingly critical mobile networking sector.
According to Intel, the patents relate to 3G, LTE and IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) technologies, networking technologies falls right in in InterDigital?s sweet spot. Back in the 1970s and 80s, InterDigital played the lead role in developing Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), which became the basis for the GSM networks that most of the world?s carriers eventually adopted. Qualcom[...]
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Arkadium hires new game design chief as it graduates from Mahjong to bigger games (exclusive)

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Arkadium has survived for the past decade by making casual games for the web and Facebook. But with the arms race going in games, that approach may not cut it anymore. So the New York game publisher is announcing today that it has hired industry veteran Stephen Jarrett as its vice president of game design.
Jarrett will help lead the company’s game teams in New York, Toronto, and the Ukraine. He will guide them to develop titles that have more heft than Mahjongg Dimensions, Arkadium’s top hit (pictured above). The new hire goes with the strategy of moving up in games and making big investments in game platforms such as the upcoming Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft.[...]
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Senators Attempt Compromise Cybersecurity Bill

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The chances of Congress passing a cybersecurity bill before the presidential campaign drowns everything else out are dimming, but a couple of senators are giving it a try anyway.
Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) are circulating a draft bill that they hope will settle one of the major debates over competing legislative proposals: How heavy the hand of government should be in regulating industries that operate critical infrastructure. They are proposing incentives instead of mandates.
How much it matters if they succeed is another question. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor Tuesday to say it matters very much. He cited a letter (PDF document) fro[...]
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