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Weekend Highlights: Haydn Shaugnessy at Forbes on mobile OS innovation with Apple and Google the dominant players, but newcomer Firefox hoping to break the mold; Jeff John Roberts at GigaOM says that "Apple's agnostic approach to TV" is a better approach than Google's, but viewers are still the losers; on the heels of Apple's Locationary purchase, the company also purchases HopStop, another step in improving its Maps foray, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Cult of Mac presents five new tips/tricks for OS X Mavericks beta users; Richard Devine at iMore says he wants Apple to add ability to send an app purchase from your desktop to a specific iOS device; with T-Mobile leading the charge for device upgrades, AT&T, Verizon follow, but Consumer Reports says they're not as good; 9 to 5 Mac's Mark Gurman reports Apple will be issuing an App Store redesign along with more free content; iMore previews Siri in iOS 7; and Charles Moore takes issue with DePaul University professor who asked "Does the iPad deserve to exist?"; and from Friday's highlights, Peter Kafka at AllThingsD has a tip for Apple (and Google), spend billions of dollars on the NFL's Sunday Ticket, thereby securing "the most valuable programming asset in the country, which makes you an instant player ? one that can credibly start acquiring other 'real' TV programming"; meanwhile, at Bloomberg Businessweek, Adam Satariano and Alex Sherman on the wall of resistance Apple faces in TV content negotiations; bolstering their Maps service, Apple acquires Canadian company, Locationary, which specializes in crowdsourced mapping data, more in our Apple/Macintosh section; it looks like international tax breaks (and loopholes) are beginning to close according to a report out of OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; you may be one of the lucky invitees to start testing out iWork for iCloud beta; Mactuts+ shows you five ways to AirPlay from your Mac to TV; Actions is an app that allows you to control your Mac via iPad; BetaNews says Mechanic will help your Mac with security, privacy and even performance; a tip for getting better battery life on your notebook is to close some of those extra browser tabs; Reuters is reporting today that Apple and other tech giants are urging the US to allow disclosure of surveillance requests; Wired's Christina Bonnington notes the latest data from Flurry suggests more iOS apps have gone free than ever before; a 30 year old man in China has been shocked by his charging iPhone, but this one is directly related to a counterfeit charger; iPhone 4 upgrades part of what helped Verizon iPhone activations jump 44%; Zagato and Bertone, know the names? They're alleged codenames for two models of the also-alleged iPhone Lite; Ted Landau found that the only solution to an annoying dust spot in his iPhone camera was to let an Apple Genius take care of it; Mac|Life reviews Duolingo, an app to help you learn languages, giving it a 5 out of 5 rating.
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