Archive | December, 2009

A twitter app for Mac OS 9 and beyond

31. December 2009

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It’s a slow news day for Apple here on New Year’s Eve, so we thought we’d hit you guys up with some offbeat news in the form of an actual twitter app for users still running Mac OS 6 through OS 9. System 6?! Now do these people still exist? Well, legend has it that [...]

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January 26th Apple event to focus on “mobility space”; Tablet to be sub-$1000

30. December 2009

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Somewhat unusually, Foxnews has entered the Apple rumor business. Citing, an inside source within Apple, Foxnews reports that Apple’s upcoming media event on January 26th will focus on “the mobility space”, which seems to imply that the event will focus on the iPhone/iPod or, of course, the rumored Apple tablet. Last week the Apple blogosphere [...]

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Why Apple’s app store has a built-in advantage with iTunes

30. December 2009

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The iTunes App Store is a monster that’s spawned a number of competing app stores from the likes of RIM, Microsoft, and of course, Google. The Android Marketplace in particular has been growing at a steady pace over the past few months, with the latest reports indicating that there are now over 20,000 apps available for [...]

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“iHoligram” app for the iPhone 3GS is real

30. December 2009

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Remember this video of a “holographic” cat on the iPhone created by David Oreilly? Cool stuff for sure, but it wasn’t actually real and was just put together as a demo. But now that the iPhone 3GS comes equipped with a digital compass, the “iHoligram” as it’s called is now a reality. The video below [...]

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China Unicom iPhone sales surpass 300,000 units

30. December 2009

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After getting off to a lackluster start, sales of the iPhone via China Unicom seem to be picking up steam. China Unicom is China’s second largest mobile carrier behind China Mobile and when it began selling the iPhone in early November, the expectations were high. But after first week sales clocked in at a paltry [...]

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Magic Mouse sends Apple’s mice sales through the roof

30. December 2009

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To be honest, we weren’t exactly thrilled with Apple’s new Magic Mouse when it debuted, finding it a decent device but ultimately lacking some of the basic features we grew accustomed to with the Mighty Mouse (Expose, anyone?). The design is admittedly sleek, but ergonomically and utility wise, it leaves something to be desired. But [...]

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Google Phone to cost $535 unsubsidized, $180 with plan

30. December 2009

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As you’ve probably heard by now, Google is entering the smartphone fray with their own branded phone set to debut sometime in early January. Earlier today, Google announced that it would be hosting a special media event at Google HQ on January 5th. The invites to the event don’t necessarily mention the Google Nexus One, [...]

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New evidence hints at 8GB iPhone 3GS

29. December 2009

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Back in June, Apple made the iPhone more affordable than ever when it began selling an 8GB 3G model for only $99. This was a big move for Apple as it opened up the device to an entirely new segment of customers while preventing other smartphones from stealing its thunder via price cutting. Now, new [...]

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Apple COO Tim Cook rewarded handsomely in 2009

29. December 2009

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When Steve Jobs took a 6-month leave of absence from Apple in 2009, he placed control of the company in the trusty hands of COO Tim Cook who assumed the role of acting CEO. While in charge, Cook maintained a steady course for the mothership as Apple continued to deliver impressive new products while also [...]

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Nokia: Every Apple product infringes on our patents

29. December 2009

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Nokia on Tuesday responded to Apple’s countersuit by filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging Apple has been infringing on Nokia’s patents in “virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, and computers” sold. In its complaint, Nokia specifically references seven patents relating to a varying number of technologies, including but [...]

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Steve Jobs sporting the original popped collar

29. December 2009

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Talk about contrasting styles. Woz is smiling at the camera while wearing an ID badge and an Apple belt buckle of all things. Steve Jobs, meanwhile, looks serious but is open to party, as evidenced by his popped collar. Together, they’re holding an Apple I motherboard.

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CNBC to examine mobile app market with “Planet of the Apps” on January 7

29. December 2009

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On January 7 at 10 PM, CNBC will air a special program called “Planet of the Apps” that will take a look at the growing billion dollar industry that is the mobile app market. The program description reads: “Apps are everywhere. In less than two years, the app craze has taken over. These small applications [...]

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