Apple makes a profit on allegedly pirated Chinese eBooks, Google profits from ads that peddle illegal products in the UK, and Snapseed will offer a new feature called "Tune Image."
- Chinese Writers Sue Apple for Allegedly Hosting Pirated eBooks: A group of nine writers from China is suing Apple for allegedly selling their work on Apple's App Store. Apple won't remove the content, because the writers cannot prove that the content is unlicensed. The lawsuit is for $1.88 million (U.S.). [Macworld]
- Google Admits Profiting from Illegal Olympic Ticket Ads: Google has removed ads that come up in search results in the UK where Google profited from illegal products such as fake ID cards, cannabis, and tickets to the 2012 London Olympics. [BBC]
- Powerful iOS Photo Editing App Snapseed Coming to the Mac App Store: Snapseed, soon to be available in the Mac App Store, will offer expanded photo-editing features including the "Tune Image" feature to easily correct lighting, contrast, saturation, among others. [The Next Web]
- Free Nook Simple Touch and $99 Color with NYT Subscription, $199 Tablet with People Magazine: Barnes & Noble offers deals on its e-reader and tablet for New York Times and People magazine subscribers. Be aware that an early termination fee applies. [The Verge]
- Optimizing Picture Password Security: Microsoft developer Jeff Johnson offers tips on how to create your picture password in Windows 8 to maximize security. [MSDN Blogs]
- [GUIDE] Full Phone Backup without Unlock or Root: XDA Member copkay shows you how you can do a full backup of your Android 4.0 device without root or unlock. This means a complete system back up with apk's, their data, and your internal storage. [XDA Developers]
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