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iOS app maker Smule has been autotuning and auto-rapping the music app genre all the way to a sweet $12. Box recognizes that user experience is important, particularly on mobile devices. The company said Thursday it has acquired technology from the Folders iPhone app, which lets users open many kinds of files. Having a larger presence in the nation's capital and making friends with the policymakers that can wield great power over its reputation and fortunes may just be something Apple has to do. Apple and the federal government are about to go to trial over an alleged conspiracy to fix ebook prices -- but recent court filings show that Amazon will play a large role in determining the outcome. Looking to make the most of your love for Mailbox, the hip new email app? Now that the startup has joined up with Dropbox, it's launching an iPad app this week. Shazam wants you to turn your iPad into an automated logging device for any type of media playing within reach. Voice search will be available as part of an update to Chrome for iOS "in the coming days," Google announced Wednesday. Personalized social reader Zite is updating its iOS app with more Google Reader-inspired features, and also added seven new publishers to its publisher program. A report on Tuesday from 9to5Mac says Apple is looking to bolster social sharing options in iOS 7 by integrating Vimeo and Flickr. The reason for Apple's being singled out for common U.S. tax minimization practices wasn't completely explained by a U.