AHOY takes the concept of Yo to the next level

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Yo went from being what was considered a dumb joke to an amazing success basically overnight. The app’s idea dead simple: let the user send only the word “Yo” to a friend in a push notification. Now there’s an API for the app and it’s being used to warn citizens about missile strikes in the Middle East.

As you can imagine, there are plenty of app makers trying to jump on the Yo bandwagon after all the attention it has been getting. One app that sticks out from the rest is AHOY, a new iPhone app that takes the Yo concept one step further by adding location to the mix.

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Apple employees sue, iWatch prank and the rest of this week’s hottest news

Watch today’s Cult of Mac news roundup for details on a lawsuit filed by Apple employees. Plus, you’ll get info on the latest Apple software updates, a look at the Starbucks app’s new capabilities and Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious iWatch prank.

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Prepare for throttling: Verizon to curb unlimited data this fall

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Verizon has announced that it will begin throttling customers still on an unlimited data plan beginning this fall. Until now, Verizon has only throttled 3G data usage, but the new policy will also apply to LTE usage in congested network areas.

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Unlocking your iPhone is finally going to be legal in the U.S.

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Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that lets customers legally unlock their cell phones and switch carriers. The same bill was passed in the Senate last week, and now President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

The process of unlocking a phone to take it to another carrier in the U.S. has been a convoluted and questionably illegal one. The “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” is designed to make the process easier for those looking to take phones to a different service provider. But there’s an important caveat.

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Bose sues Beats over noise-cancelling headphone patents

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Beats just launched a legal assault against Chinese copy cats earlier this month, but it looks like the company just got hit with a legal bomb for copying another headphone maker itself.

Bose Corporation has filed a lawsuit against Beats for allegedly infringing on the company’s noise-canceling patents, according to CNBC’s Josh Lipton.

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Sharing your iPhone photos just got safer with Overswipe

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You know how it is — you want to share that lovely photo of your new puppy, but you really don’t want the person you hand your iPhone to swiping to those over-the-top party photos from your last lost weekend.

Overswipe, a new app from developer Haley & Hughes, aims to solve that very problem in a super intuitive way. All you do is open the app, tap on the photos you want to share, and then hand over the iPhone. Your intended viewer will only see the photos you chose, and won’t be able to swipe into anything super embarrassing.

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Numbers don’t lie: New insight into Apple’s killer pipeline

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There are a lot of reasons to be excited about Apple right now, but if you believe Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, we’re just getting started.

Based on Apple’s quarterly SEC filing, Huberty believes Apple’s revenue is set to explode over the coming quarters, since she claims Cupertino’s off-balance sheet commitments “confirm major product ramps later this year.”

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Giveaway Madness – Enter To Win Macbook Air, PS4, and more! [Deals]

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What’s better than getting new tech? Winning new tech! Winning stuff is kinda of like taking all the good things in life and rolling them into one ultimate, insanely happy feeling.. only better!

Now, at Cult of Mac Deals, you have the chance to walk away with some amazing new technology, like a PS4, a MacBook Air, and a multi-sync keyboard, in three separate giveaways.


The PlayStation 4 Battlefield Bundle Giveaway

The next generation of console gaming is here and the new Playstation 4 is a popular choice among gamers. With great titles like Battlefield 4 in its constantly expanding library, you’d be nuts to not want one.

Now you can have a new Playstation 4 of your very own with a copy of Battlefield 4 with The PlayStation 4 Battlefield Bundle Giveaway from Cult of Mac Deals.

Battlefield 4 is the latest Battlefield franchise. As the name suggests, you are a soldier and are immersed into an action packed war zone. With realistic sounds and imagery, you’ll think you are actually there!

You can read the full giveaway details here or enter today for your chance to win The Playstation 4 Giveaway at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Crystal Baller: Glowing Apple logos, 4K iMacs and 6 other juicy Apple rumors

Scammer used closed accounts to spend thousands at Apple Stores

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A Florida man has been charged with federal wire fraud for racking up $309,000 in illegal credit card transactions, with many of them carried out at Apple Stores.

52-year-old Sharron L. Parrish Jr. visited different Apple Stores – including those in Brandon, Boca Raton, Millennia and Wellington Green — and spent up to $7,400 in each one; adding up to a total of 42 purchases.

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