USA government bans sale of some Apple iPhones, iPads

By BRENT KENDALL and IAN SHERR CONNECT

The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body’s ban on the import and sale of some Apple Inc. AAPL +1.49% iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co.005930.SE -1.57%

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Apple’s Wickr app allows messages to self-destruct

Celebrity scandals fueled by leaked text messages or emailed images inspired a new application to give users of Apple gadgets uncrackable communications that can be made to self-destruct.

The Wickr app has been downloaded thousands of times since the software crafted for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices hit the virtual shelves of Apple’s online App Store . . . → Read More: Apple’s Wickr app allows messages to self-destruct

With OS X Lion, Apple’s Macs Enter the iPad Era

Apple may be the most consistently inventive company in tech, but in its own way, it’s a remarkably single-minded outfit. For all of their profound differences, a Macintosh computer from 1984 and a new iPad 2 are soul mates. Each is the coolest, most elegant expression of Steve Jobs’ vision of the ideal computing device . . . → Read More: With OS X Lion, Apple’s Macs Enter the iPad Era