Archive | November, 2009

Not every one is a fan of the Motorola Droid

30. November 2009

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Not everyone is a fan of the Motorola Droid.  Stewart Alsop, for one, goes off on what he describes as a shoddy mobile OS coupled with moderately good hardware.  Alsop’s issues with Android’s responsiveness for example, or lack thereof, aren’t new, and while manufacturers continue to flock to Android, the software itself seems like it [...]

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Report: Google branded smartphone is a “certainty”

30. November 2009

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Mirroring a recent report from TechCrunch, Gizmodo reportsthat Google is in fact working hard to develop their own branded smartphone.  Citing a source who claims to have seen the device in person, the Google Phone is already being dubbed a sure thing, with company wide testing expected to commence in the next few weeks. Over the [...]

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Apple acquires right to “TabletMac” trademark

30. November 2009

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Well this sure is pretty interesting.  It turns out that Axiotron, a company that takes MacBook screens and transforms them into tablets, has relinquished the rights to the trademark, “TabletMac”, having transferred ownership of the trademark over to Apple on November 6, 2008.  We should also point out that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined Axiotron’s [...]

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Report: Qualcomm still in talks with Apple

30. November 2009

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Rumors that Apple might strike a deal with Qualcom linger on as Digitimes, citing market sources, reports that Qualcomm is still in talks with Apple regarding the possible inclusion of Qualcomm chips for future iPhone models.  The report notes that Qualcomm’s presence amongst the most popular smartphones on the market (iPhone, Palm Pre etc.) is virtually non-existent. [...]

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New translator app for the iPhone is a perfect mix of utility and gimmickry

30. November 2009

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We’ll be honest – gimmicky apps for the iPhone can be pretty cool.  And it goes without saying that useful iPhone apps are, well, useful.  But when you combine a gimmick with an app that actually provides some utility, the power and entertainment value of the iPhone really starts to impress. And in that vein, [...]

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OS Xbox Pro Mod is undeniably awesome [Video]

29. November 2009

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It’s not everyday you come across a mod that’s 100% badass, but Will Urbina’s recent OS Xbox Pro mod definitely fits the bill.  Urbina is a 24 year-old aspiring video editor from San Fran who, surprisingly enough, isn’t a Mac fan.  Nevertheless, because employers want to see some Final Cut experience, Urbina realized he better [...]

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New job listing from Apple highlights its interest for in-house mapping software

29. November 2009

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Apple recently posted a new job listing looking for an iPhone Software Engineer looking to join Apple’s newly formed Map team. The job listing reads: The iPhone and iPod touch Maps team is looking for a proactive and hardworking software engineer to join our team. The iPhone Maps application is used by millions of customers [...]

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Report: Apple already testing next-gen iPhone

28. November 2009

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MacRumors reports that Apple is already testing the next-gen iPhone, which if history is any indication, should hit store shelves sometime this summer.  As for the source of the report, iBART developer Pandav noted that they found some usage records on their app for an iPhone model categorized as 3,1.  The current iPhone 3GS is [...]

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Apple executive’s backyard is a trippy piece of art

28. November 2009

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Senior Apple Executive Jeff Dauber works in Apple’s Mobile Mac Systems division by day, but by night, he’s an avid art collector with a trippy looking backyard designed by Berkely-based architect Thom Faulders.  Believe it or not, but the surface pictured above is actually flat.

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Developers slash prices on slew of iPhone apps for Thanksgiving weekend

27. November 2009

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Black Friday is a great time to pick up amazing deals on tech related items, and the iTunes App Store is no exception.  In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of high-profile app developers are slashing prices on some big name apps, with some even offering popular apps for free.  Below is an extensive [...]

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HandBrake 0.9.4 released, introduces slew of new improvements

27. November 2009

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HandBrake is a must-have app for the Mac that lets you burn DVD’s into a number of varying file formats, and it’s a great way to burn DVD’s onto your computer and get them onto your iPod. Earlier this week, HandBrake 0.9.4 became available and introduced a number of new improvements and enhancements. Here are [...]

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Rejection of “Ca-Ching” app highlights Apple’s inconsistent app store guidelines

27. November 2009

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Last Christmas, the iPhone application iFart made headlines when we reported that it earned over $40,000 in just 2 days.  The success of iFart highlighted the potential to earn money on the app store, though it also gave more ammunition to app store critics who claimed that the majority of apps on iTunes were crap. [...]

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