All Things D: Apple settles IPhone water damage suit Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit claiming it failed to honor warranties on iPhones and iPods. Turns out the Liquid Submersion Indicators built into those devices could be triggered by humidity as well as water damage, and some members of the class may have wrongly been denied repairs or replacements as a result.
Mashable: HTC One comes to T-Mobile April 24 T-Mobile has finally revealed the launch date for HTC One on its network: April 24. Answering questions from several Twitter users about the HTC One, T-mobile simply replied it will be launching the LTE version of the device on April 24.
PC Magazine: Twitter for Business New to Twitter? Trying to give your business the extra edge? These pointers will help small businesses get off to a strong start on Twitter and maximize their presence in the long run.
All Things D: You don't need Facebook Home to get your chat heads on The new Facebook Home software is available in the Google Play store, at least for those in the U.S. and with certain supported Android phones. But even those who don’t get Facebook Home can use one of its key features — Chat Heads. Facebook is making Chat Heads available as part of an update to its Messenger app for Android — something it hadn’t touted when it announced Home.
All Things D: LinkedIn revamps mobile app LinkedIn released a redesigned version of its mobile app on Thursday, more heavily emphasizing photos, comments and “Likes” inside users’ streams, and further personalizing users’ individual experiences based on their online habits. The company continues to increase its focus on the content flowing through the feed, in line with a number of recent refreshes and acquisitions.
Inman News: What Demise of the PC means for real estate The shift to mobile has already significantly impacted brokers, agents, and consumers. Brokers are investing in cloud platforms as opposed to expensive in-house infrastructure and are beefing up bandwidth. Real estate agents have chosen smartphones and tablets as alternatives to desktop computers and laptops, giving them access to critical data anywhere. Consumers have immersed themselves in mobile. They want a fast, holistic mobile experience.
All Things D: The netbook is on its last legs If the netbook wasn’t dead already, it soon will be — give it another year or so. That’s the word from research house IHS iSuppli, which has slapped an expiration date on the netbook, following the device’s continued decline into irrelevance. That date? The year 2015.
Mashable: Microsoft is developing a Smart Watch, report says Microsoft is reportedly joining Apple, Samsung and LG in the race to develop a smart watch. The software giant is working on designs for a touchscreen watch device, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited anonymous executives at suppliers.
Mashable: Microsoft: Windows competitor to iPad Mini coming soon It's been rumored before, but Microsoft has dropped the first official word that it's working on Windows 8 tablets smaller than 10 inches. In a call with investors about the company's latest earnings report, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said small-screen Windows tablets were in the works.