Archive | April 20th, 2010

Gray Powell called the bar where he lost his iPhone “constantly”

20. April 2010

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By now, everyone is familiar with the facts – ¬†Apple engineer Gray Powell left the next-gen iPhone he was testing at a bar called the¬†Gourmet Haus Staudt, where he spent the night celebrating his 27th birthday. Later that night, an unknown individual came into possession of the iPhone where he then proceeded to sell it […]

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Gizmodo dissects iPhone 4G, no user removable battery

20. April 2010

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Before handing back the “stolen” iPhone 4G to Apple, the folks over at Gizmodo managed to take the device apart piece by piece in an attempt to discover just how their scoop of the century was put together. Giz posted some new photos of the teardown process earlier today, and while there’s nothing extraordinarily new […]

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Interview with Gawker founder Nick Denton regarding checkbook journalism

20. April 2010

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You might not have been familiar with Gawker founder Nick Denton before this week, but his bombastic and unapologetic demeanor in the wake of Gizmodo’s expose on the iPhone 4G recently thrust him into the national spotlight – well, tech spotlight. While many have criticized Gizmodo for paying money in exchange for what should have […]

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What Steve Jobs wants to do to Jason Chen [Photo]

20. April 2010

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“I swear to you, I had no idea the iPhone was stolen!”

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Live reporting from Apple’s earnings conference call

20. April 2010

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– 8.75 million in iPhone sales, eclipsing previous record which was during last years holiday quarter – iPhone now sold on 151 carriers across 81 countries – 1.68 billion compared to 1.38 billion, 22 percent increase apple retail stores – Half of Macs sold at Apple Stores were to customers who never owned a Mac […]

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Apple reports blockbuster earnings, profits up 90%

20. April 2010

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Apple today wowed investors this afternoon with an impressive earnings report that toppled Wall St. estimates yet again. For the 2Q of 2010, Apple reported EPS of $3.33 a share on revenue of $13.5 billion. Net profits for the quarter came in at $3.07 billion, which is nearly 90% higher than Apple’s profits from the […]

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Engadget had option to purchase “lost” iPhone 4G, advised not to by legal counsel

20. April 2010

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This Gizmodo/iPhone 4G story sure has some legs, don’t it? While Gizmodo is reaping all of the pageview rewards for its expose on Apple’s upcoming iPhone, it appears that Engadget was offered a similar purchasing opportunity but decided to turn it down on the advice of their legal team. The WSJ reports: Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief […]

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Princeton publishes report detailing iPad DHCP issues

20. April 2010

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Princeton University recently documented some problematic wireless issues they’ve encountered on campus due to the growing number of iPads. The malfunction we see is that the iPad uses DHCP to obtain a lease, renews the lease zero or more times (as expected), but then continues using the IP address without renewing the lease further. The […]

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2 new iPhone ads – “Backpacker” and “Dog Lover”

20. April 2010

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You might have missed it amidst all the hoopla surrounding the leak of Apple’s next-gen iPhone, but two new iPhone ads recently hit the airwaves. The first one, called Backpacker, highlights the utility of the iPhone when traveling abroad. The second ad, titled Dog Lover, apparently hits hard at the pet loving demographic.

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The holes in Gizmodo’s iPhone story

20. April 2010

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While the full extent of the fallout from Gizmodo’s leaking of the iPhone 4G is yet to be determined, one can’t help but notice some of the glaring holes in Gizmodo’s story regarding how they came to be in possession of said device. Gizmodo detailed the backstory of the “missing” iPhone yesterday, where they emphasized […]

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Palm’s Senior VP of software and services prepares to jump ship to Twitter

20. April 2010

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Is this perhaps another nail in the Palm coffin? As part of their recently submitted SEC filing, Palm stated that their senior VP of software and services, Michael Abbot, would be leaving the company. Abbot was reportedly a driving force behind the largely well-received WebOS platform which, while decent in its own right, simply wasn’t […]

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Okay, Brian Lam of Gizmodo is a dick

20. April 2010

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We’ll have more on Gizmodo’s hipocracy in outing the Apple engineer who left his iPhone 4G at a bar, but quickly wanted to direct your attention to this bullshit post from Gizmodo editor Brian Lam advising Gray Powell to keep his head up. Hey man, I know things seem really tough right now. We had […]

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