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IP dust and waterproof ratings: what the numbers mean

The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the advertisement of its dust- and waterproof properties, has probably revived an interest in the so-called IP or Ingress Protection ratings. But what do these numbers really mean in real life situations. The IP codes are published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a way to standardize how the degrees of protection are classified and rated.

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iMore show 392: CarPlay time

Rene, Peter, and Richard talk CarPlay, how it works and what it means, the dangers of driving distractions, why Apple isn't first on smartwatches, and how badly we need iOS 7.1 already, and your questions answered. Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio Show notes CarPlay iWatch Tim Cook Hosts Rene Ritchie Peter Cohen Richard Devine Join us live! The best way to enjoy the iMore show is by joining us live. Not only do you get in on all the un-edited action, including the pre- and post-show shenanigans, but you can interact with us in the chatroom and generally have more fun than the internet should allow.

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CALCU is a slick-looking gesture-based calculator

Calculators might not be at the top of most users' app list but CALCU might make you wish it were.

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Lookout reports on Dendroid malware creation tool

Malware on Android, though controversial, isn't exactly a new topic. But seeing a complete development suite that helps others create malware that has managed to evade Google Play Store's security is definitely an alarming development. Mobile security expert Lookout is going through great lengths to explain the case of Dendroid, which brands itself as an HTTP Android Remote Administration Tool.

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Opera for Android lets you make video calls within the browser

Opera has just pushed out an update to its Android app that might land it again on the top list of mobile browsers. Starting with version 20, users can now participate in video chats right from within the browser itself. Video calls on mobile devices isn't really anything new, but in most cases it requires special, dedicated apps, with their own proprietary services, or at the very least, browser plugins

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Google Play Store celebrates second birthday with sales

Google Play Store is now two years old and Google is commemorating this auspicious day with a massive content sale.

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Apple seeds 10.9.3 beta – come and get it, developers!

Apple on Thursday released the first beta seed of OS X 10.9.3. It's now available for download by those registered with Apple's Mac developer program.

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Apple permanent injunction against Samsung denied

Although Apple has claimed victory over Samsung in one its longest patent legal battles, it is not getting everything it wants. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has just denied Apple's motion seeking for a permanent injunction against 23 infringing Samsung devices. One chapter of the legal saga between Samsung and Apple finally came to a close when the jury awarded Apple the final fraction of the damages that the Korean manufacturer will be required to pay for infringing on Apple's patents

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iTunes Festival app gets an update for SXSW, doesn’t require iOS 7.1 that you don’t have

Earlier this week we wrote about an impending update for the iTunes Festival app that was expected to require iOS 7.1 and thus would mean that iOS 7.1 would be coming soon and that's not what happened at all. Well, the iTunes Festival app did get an update for SXSW with a refreshed design good for the iTunes Festival at SXSW (starting March 11 and running through the 15th with the likes of Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, Capital Cities, Keith Urban, and Willie Nelson all in attendance).

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