The ‘New York Times’ App Removed From China’s iTunes App Store

AppleĀ has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the app has been removed since the government considered it a violation of the country’s security terms and law regulations. It is assumed to be a part of the Chinese authority’s wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by the New York Times of that country.

Apps from other international publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times are still available in the iTunes Store.

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Apple To Open First Retail Store in Rio, Brazil Next Year

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After releasing the iPhone 5s and 5c in 35 new countries, with 16 more planned for next week, Apple plans to expand its global reach even further. According to a report from 9to5Mac, which they claim is from a reliable source, the Cupertino company plans on opening an official retail store in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year between February and March, though delays can be expected. Read More

Apple Store Down – Is It Something New Coming Or Just Regular Maintenance?

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The Apple online store is currently down featuring the message – “We’ll be back” message in different languages. Could Apple surprise us with something or is it just regular scheduled maintenance? Well, we need to wait and watch.

Update: The store is now back up with an iPad based scrolling section and featuring a better and more advanced search engine. Read More