Archive | September, 2009

Apple purchased geo mapping company “PlaceBase” last July

30. September 2009

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Seith Weintraub did a little bit of detective work and recently discovered that back in July, Apple purchased the mapping company “PlaceBase” for an undisclosed sum.  PlaceBase is a mapping program that actually preceded Google Maps, but once Google’s free offering came about, PlaceBase decided to switch things up a bit, change their business model, [...]

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Double Twist parodies Apple’s “1984″ ad, promises new product on October 6th

30. September 2009

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You might not be familiar with DVD Jon, a.k.a Jon Lech Johansen, but you’ve certainly heard about some of his exploits, such as circumventing the DRM on DVD’s and on downloaded songs from iTunes (way back when iTunes songs had DRM). In late 2006, DVD Jon joined the San Francisco based company Double Twist Ventures, [...]

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Report: Apple reaching out to publishers in anticipation of tablet release

30. September 2009

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Well Gizmodo sure does seem to be getting all of the tablet related scoops these days.  Earlier today, they published a report noting that “Appls is in talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating for a ‘new device’.  And they’re not just going for e-books and mags.  They’re aiming to redefine print.” Two [...]

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Is anyone else unimpressed with Microsoft’s Courier tablet?

30. September 2009

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Early yesterday, Gizmodo published what purports to be a more polished mockup video of how Microsoft’s newly rumored Courier notebook/tablet (or whatever you wanna call it) will function.  Reading many of the comments at various tech sites, the masses all seem to be shouting in unison, “I WANT ONE!”  Not one to ever kill a [...]

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Analyst ups target on Apple Stock to $210, anticipates low cost MacBook sometime soon

30. September 2009

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Analyst Doug Reid of Thomas Weisel recently upped his price target for Apple stock to $210, up $30 from his previous target of $180.  And with Apple already trading at $185, you might say that his previous stock target was quite outdated. Moving along, Apple’s fiscal quarter ends this month, and Reid anticipates revenue of [...]

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Japanese man arrested for upskirt video using new iPod Nano

29. September 2009

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A man in Kobe, Japan was recently arrested for attaching a new camera-equipped iPod Nano to his shoe, and attempting to film some upskirt footage with an unsuspecting 18 year old girl at an area bookstore.  Unfortunately, similar stories are becoming the norm as technology devices continue to get smaller and smaller. Over the past [...]

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More details on the Apple Tablet emerge

29. September 2009

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Citing a very reliable source, Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge drops some very interesting tidbits relating to the rumored Apple tablet. First, Horwitz notes that Apple “created at least three separate prototypes of its tablet computer.” The first prototype checked in with a 7-inch screen, but that was deemed to be too small.  The latest working [...]

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Apple rehires former Newton developer as VP of product marketing

29. September 2009

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The New York Times reported yesterday that Apple recently rehired Michael Tchao, a former Apple employee who was one of the original developers of the Newton, Apple’s ill-fated attempt at a PDA.  Tchao last worked for Apple in 1994, and his new role at Apple will take more of a marketing twist than actual product [...]

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iPhone rate plans on China Unicom to vary wildly in price, as high as $130 and as low as $18.50

28. September 2009

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In the next few days, the iPhone is finally expected to go on sale in China via the country’s second largest telecom provider, China Unicom.  Getting the iPhone into China was certainly a huge accomplishment for Apple as it opens the door to millions of potential new customers.  One of the more interesting things we’ve [...]

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New iPod Touch ad shows up on IGN.com, and why the device won’t be getting analog controls anytime soon

28. September 2009

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Well, in case you needed any more proof that Apple was dead serious about positioning the iPod Touch as a gaming device, look no further than the online ad below which was recently featured on the video game website IGN.com. The ad is pretty similar to other online ad-campaigns that Apple has run previously on [...]

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iTunes App Store surpasses 2 billion downloads

28. September 2009

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Apple today issued a press release announcing that the iTunes has surpassed over 2 billion downloads to date. CUPERTINO, California—September 28, 2009—Apple today announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. There are now more than 85,000 apps available to the [...]

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Report: Apple and Intel worked together on new transfer technology, “Light Peak”

28. September 2009

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Last week, Intel showed off an impressive new transfer technology called “Light Peak” which has the ability to transfer huge swaths of data amazingly quickly.  The technology received so much hype at last weeks Intel Developer Forum that some are already speculating that the demoed standard may soon do away with current transfer protocols like [...]

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