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Did an Inspirational Apple Really Fall on Newton’s Head?

October 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree , that people in Columbus’ time thought that the world was flat , or that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America and invited the Native Americans to join them . Since literally none of the latter three stories here are true (follow the preceding links for full details), you probably have your doubts about whether Newton actually sat under an apple tree and had something of a “eureka” moment concerning gravity. It might surprise you to learn, then, that your teachers got one of these stories (partially) correct


Apple to Settle In-App Purchase Lawsuit With Free iTunes Credit

February 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has announced that it's to settle a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases—that could have involved more than 23 million App Store users!—by bunging the affected parties free iTune credit. The case first popped up in 2011 when customers using iOS 4.3 reported massive bills, and since Apple has added more parental controls to avoid the problem. Following approval by a judge, Apple hopes to roll out the credit towards the end of


10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

February 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy ) that recently hit the 100m user milestone . It's arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. Keep your eye on the official forums too; in the past many gigabytes' worth of bonus space has been given out for testing beta versions of mobile apps and entering Dropbox competitions.



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