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Instagram, the extremely popular photo sharing app for iOS and Android, has been acquired by Facebook, according to an official blog post by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. Facebook spent a reported $1 billion in cash and stock on the photo sharing service. For those worried that the service will completely dissipate, Systrom says Instagram is “not going away” and that they plan to “work with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network.” Chief Executive…

The mobile version of Max Payne will be out on iOS April 12, publisher Rockstar Games announced during PAX East this past weekend. Releasing on the iPad and iPhone on April 12, with an Android launch planned for April 26, Max Payne will make his handheld debut in all of his slow motion, high intensity and weapon wielding glory. Though users will be unable to utilize physical buttons, the mobile port will offer customizable controls…

Foxconn’s Human Resources head has reportedly revealed that the next generation iPhone is slated for a fall launch, several outlets are reporting. According to a South Korean business newspaper, the executive confirmed Apple’s order. “We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October,” Kotaku reported earlier today. On a related note, 9To5Mac has reported that Apple is testing the next generation iPhone with 1GB of RAM and a variation of the A5X processor…

PAX East 2012 is coming up very, very soon. And by very, very soon, we mean tomorrow. An annual celebration of all things gaming related for console, mobile and tabletop gaming, this is one convention that you will not want to miss out on. Can’t make the journey to Boston? No worries. Just stay tuned here for extensive coverage. There will be plenty of it – expect exclusive interviews, previews, multimedia content and more. We…

Apple plans to expand its potential customer base later this month when the fifth generation iPhone makes its debut on a number of regional CDMA wireless networks here in the United States. The launch will add to Apple’s regional carrier partnerships that began last October with wireless carrier C Spire. As mentioned by MacRumors, five regional carriers across the United States have announced plans to offer customers the iPhone 4S beginning April 20. nTelos Wireless in…

According to How To Arena, Apple is planning to refresh its line of iMacs by June or July of this year. These all-in-one desktops will reportedly be powered by Intel’s highly anticipated Ivy Bridge i5 and i7 processors. The latest line of iMacs launched on May 3 of last year, two months before OS X Lion made its debut. It brought Intel Sandy Bridge processors along with a high definition FaceTime camera. These same features…

After forking over millions to acquire iPhone.com, iPod.com, iMac.com, iWork.com, and iTunes.com, Apple is no longer pulling punches when it comes to dealing with domain squatters. Earlier this week Apple filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization to take control of Applecom.com and ApplePrinters.com. Ironically, Apple has not attempted to acquire several high profile domain names. For example, iBooks.com is owned by competitor Barnes & Noble. MacBook.com and iBookstore.com have been locked down…

The Apple TV is a small $99 box that you can use to stream video, music, and other multimedia to your television. But that isn’t enough for some technology enthusiasts. If you want to do even more with your Apple TV, you can jailbreak it using a variety of tools. The team at Firecore recently released the tools required to jailbreak the latest Apple TV software update. Seas0nPass 0.8.3 is a free tool that allows…

‘Temple Run’, the game many Android enthusiasts have been waiting for, is finally available in the Google Play Store. Imangi Studio announced via Facebook and Twitter that their highly anticipated game was finally available in the new Google Play Store free of charge. Having been downloaded more than 36 million times, Temple Run is a major iPhone and iPad success. Now Android users will be able to enjoy one of the more addictive mobile games.…

According to iMore, the next generation Apple smartphone — presumably the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4G— will launch this October with 4G LTE connectivity, a 3.5 inch display, and an all new “micro dock” connector. This report contradicts previous claims of a planned four inch display that would attempt to match its competitors. While the iPhone 4S proudly sports its smaller screen, Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Motorola’s Droid RAZR offer 5.3” and 4.3” displays respectively.…

DIRECTV has updated its iPad app so that you can now stream live television to your tablet no matter where you are. When the iPhone and iPad application first launched, users had to be connected to a local WiFi network while streaming. With version 1.5 that is no longer the case. DIRECTV says that the updated app can now be used “anywhere,” which gives subscribers full access to 49 channels on the go. The update…

The new third generation iPad was successfully jailbroken just hours after hitting the streets early yesterday morning. Musclenerd has uploaded several pictures to Twitter that show the new iPad running Cydia an a terminal application. Neither can run without a jailbreak. Meanwhile, iOS hacker i0n1c says he has an untethered jailbreak up and running. That means the Apple device can be rebooted without connecting to a computer beforehand. Two other hackers have reportedly developed a…

It hasn’t been a week since the announcement of the third generation iPad and Digitimes is already conjuring up more rumors regarding an iPad mini. According to the latest report, Apple is planning to adopt a slim bezel display for its rumored 7.85 inch iPad mini. Unlike its larger counterpart, the iPad mini is not expected to sport a high definition retina display. This exclusion of said display will help keep the price affordable. Digitimes believes this…