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Apple censors a dictionary app

The Ninjawords dictionary app for the iPhone is rejected several times before being purged of "objectionable" language and slapped with a 17+ rating.

By August 5, 2009


Dictionary.com's iPhone game tests ur spelling

Miss Spell's Class is a brand-new iPhone game from Dictionary.com aimed at making you smarter. Or at least at making you appear so.

By April 29, 2009


Ask.com closes Dictionary.com deal

Fourth-ranked search engine completes its acquisition of the parent company of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com.

By July 4, 2008


Myanmar or Burma? Apple's dictionary had an opinion

Language Log notes that Apple's Dictionary program (v. 1.02 running in Tiger) gave an interesting pronunciation for "Myanmar:" It's pronounced "Burma."

By June 7, 2008


Apple breaks App Store silence

Apple publicly comments on the reasoning behind the approval process of a specific iPhone application for what appears to be the first time, which might help illuminate the experience.

By August 6, 2009


Mozilla starts preparing developers for Firefox 3.6

Firefox project organizers are starting to button down details about the sequel to the present browser. Think alerts, hiding menu bars, and geolocation.

By July 29, 2009


Who needs a separate e-dictionary, anyway?

South Korea's Maxian combines a dictionary with its latest media player.

By May 30, 2008


Letter to Oxford English Dictionary: Redefine 'unlimited'

Since the Advertising Standards Authority isn't willing to force telecoms companies to stop using the word 'unlimited', it's time to take a more drastic interim measure

By May 23, 2008


Ask.com to buy Dictionary.com owner

The fourth-ranked search engine has agreed to acquire Lexico, which also runs Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. The goal: more traffic and more ad revenue.

By May 14, 2008