Archive | March, 2010

“Modern Family” uses iPad as key plot point

31. March 2010

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Apple pulled off a product placement coup on tonight’s episode of Modern Family. If you’ve seen the show and not the episode, the plot revolved on Claire’s husband Phil wanting the iPad for his birthday, and his family’s ensuing trouble in actually acquiring Apple’s latest new toy. At the end of the episode, Luke told [...]

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Next iPhone OS update to include Expose style multitasking support

31. March 2010

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Corroborating reports from a few weeks ago, AppleInsider is reporting that the next major update of the iPhone OS (4.0) will include support for third party multitasking and that Apple’s implementation will be somewhat similar to how Expose works on the Mac. While the current iPhone OS does include multitasking support, only Apple’s homegrown apps [...]

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43 iPads for the same cost as the original Apple Lisa

31. March 2010

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The original cost of the Apple Lisa was $9,995. Adjusting for inflation, that figure morphs into $21,744.85. With that kind of dough, a user today could purchase 43 iPads. via Voucher Codes

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Apple rolls out iTunes App Store on Facebook

31. March 2010

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Apple this week rolled out a new and improved integration of the iTunes App Store with Facebook. Users who visit Apple’s “App Store” page can now view a list of top apps, check out the most popular free apps, or simply browse away to their heart’s content. Put simply, the “App Store” page on Facebook [...]

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Impress the King with “Air Harp” on the iPad

31. March 2010

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Air Harp for the iPad. Nice. Melodic. Kingly. via TechCrunch

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iPad to launch in Canada on April 24th?

31. March 2010

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Apple Sore employees in Canada were reportedly told that the weekend of April 24th has been designated as a “black out period” for staff, meaning that no one will be allowed to take days off during that time period. If true, this all but confirms that the iPad will hit Canadian Apple Stores on April [...]

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Greenpeace piggybacks on Apple iPad hype, rallies against coud computing

31. March 2010

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Let’s be clear – Greenpeace does good work and their environmental efforts should be applauded. No one’s disputing that. But at the same time, Greenpeace figured out long ago that the best way to get into the news was to somehow find a way to mention Apple products in their reports, regardless of whether the [...]

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Remember those weird Microsoft ads with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates? Well, they were weird on purpose

31. March 2010

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Back in September of 2008, Microsoft tried to hip up its image and combat Apple’s incessant PC bashing with a series of what were supposed to be comical ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld and former CEO Bill Gates. The ads were quirky but were also confusing, and ultimately failed to impress, prompting Microsoft to quickly axe [...]

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With iPad launch just days away, Apple security is in full effect

31. March 2010

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Reuters examines the extreme level of security that enshrouds major Apple product launches, observing that even Apple employees often aren’t able to get their hands on a new device up until the wee hours before the device actually goes on sale. This old song and dance is naturally playing on repeat as Apple prepares to [...]

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Andy Ihnatko on what elevates the iPhone above all other smartphones

30. March 2010

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Andy Ihnatko nails a key difference between the iPhone and everything else: If there’s a single feature that elevates the iPhone from the rest of the pack, it’s the way that it urges and enables me to maximize the amount of time I spend thinking and doing and creating, each and every day. I’ve got [...]

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Elan Microelectronics files ITC complaint against Apple, seeks to ban import of iPad and iPhone

30. March 2010

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Apple once again finds itself at the center of a controversy brought before the International Trade Commission (ITC), a governing body tasked with preventing unfair trade practices and equipped with the power to outright ban the import of a company’s products. Bloomberg News is reporting that the Taiwanese based company Elan Microelectronics has asked the [...]

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Tony Fadell, iPod Godfather, steps down as special advisor to Steve Jobs

30. March 2010

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When you work at a company as large as Apple, your accomplishments and contributions to a device even as revolutionary and important as the iPod often go unnoticed to the public at large. One notable exception to the rule is Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee often referred to as the “godfather of the iPod.” [...]

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