Verge Open Thread: August 8th, 2012
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9to5Mac says that it was able to run the iOS Simulator at the next iPhone's rumored resolution of 1136 x 640, and that iOS 6 is "completely scalable to a larger display."
A team from Samsung HQ will be dispatched to Huizhou, China, tomorrow, where they'll seek to establish whether the supplier in question, HEG Electronics, was indeed employing underage workers as CLW has claimed.
Under the deal, customers at participating US Starbucks outlets will be able to pay for products using the Pay with Square app, in addition to the dedicated Starbucks app already available on both iOS and Android.
While it's easy now to pick out areas where both iOS and Android engineers borrow from one another for new ideas about functionality, the document shows just how finely Samsung aimed to emulate Apple's user experience in 2010.
The freeze is being used to buy management more time to figure out if and how to reform its security policies, reports Wired, citing an unnamed Apple employee.
Following Mat Honan's online security fiasco last week, Amazon told its customer service employees that it would no longer accept account changes over the phone, according to Wired.
The change was first revealed at the company's recently launched Windows Phone Dev Center earlier today, but Microsoft officials have not yet announced it officially. We understand the rebrand is linked to an ongoing effort to simplify Microsoft's Windows Phone and Windows 8 efforts.
The judge appears to be concerned that evidence presented over the course of the case may have included commentary from bloggers and journalists that was directly or indirectly influenced by financial compensation.
Samsung has finished developing an internal test version of Android 4.1 for the Galaxy S III, and is now working on a public release version of the software, according to SamMobile.
Amazon and Spotify have added a Kindle Fire version of the app to the Amazon App Store, giving Fire owners access to the standard fleet of Spotify features like offline listening, Facebook integration, and access to the service's huge catalog of songs — assuming you're signed up for the $9.99 per month Spotify Premium service.
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