Archive | July, 2010

UK troops using the iPad to help train for Afghan operations

31. July 2010

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Highlighting the broad appeal and multi-faceted utility of the iPad, the BBC reports that Apple’s tablet device is receiving rave reviews from UK troops who are using the iPad as a training tool for operations in Afghanistan. Specifically, soldiers are using the iPad to learn how to handle a “fire mission” which occurs when troops [...]

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iOS now uses Apple’s own location database

31. July 2010

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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that Apple relishes controlling as much of the underlying technology in its products as possible. That being the case, Techcrunch points us to a telling, yet until now overlooked, portion of Apple’s response to a congressional inquiry regarding Apple’s policies as they pertain to privacy and user [...]

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Apple hit with patent suit over HTTP streaming

30. July 2010

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BizJournals reports: Mobile phone designer Emblaze Ltd. has filed suit against Apple Inc. alleging patent infringement. Israel-based Emblaze said its U.S. patent — which it has held since 2002 — is infringed by Apple’s HTTP live-streaming application. The suit claims that Cupertino-based Apple launched its HTTP Live Streaming Standard in the middle of last year [...]

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Ballmer on Apple and the iPad: “They’ve sold more than I’d like them to sell”

30. July 2010

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Say what you will about Ballmer, but one thing he isn’t is boring. During Microsoft’s annual meeting with financial analysts yesterday, Ballmer took some time to address Microsoft’s position regarding tablets while touching upon Apple’s sudden and successful entry into the market. “Apple has done an interesting job,” Ballmer said. “They’ve sold more than I’d like [...]

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Shooting the Macworld iPhone cover with an iPhone 4

30. July 2010

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With all of the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 4 antenna, one of the phone’s more compelling features – that being its kickass camera – was consistently overlooked. In fact, the iPhone 4 camera is so well-regarded at Macworld that they decided to shoot and edit the cover of their latest issue entirely with the iPhone [...]

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RIM purchases “BlackPad” domain name

30. July 2010

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Whenever Apple releases an absurdly popular new device, it doesn’t take long before competitors hit the drawing board and come back with new fangled devices looking to capitalize on the path blazed by Apple. Over the past few months, rumors of RIM releasing a homegrown competitor to the iPad have grown increasingly louder. RIM’s tablet [...]

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An Apple fanboy goes off the deep end

29. July 2010

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Steve Jobs is cool and all, but seriously?! via Twitter

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LG reports record loss

29. July 2010

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Bloomberg reports: LG Electronics Inc., the world’s third-biggest mobile-phone maker, reported a record loss at its handset business after lagging behind Apple Inc. and smartphone makers in selling models that send e-mails and surf the Internet. Losses from mobile phones totaled 120 billion won ($101 million) in the second quarter, compared with profit of 620 [...]

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iPhone vs. iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS vs. iPhone 4 speed comparison

29. July 2010

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Chris Pinnock and Mike Hellers test each generation iPhone in a side by side speed test. Some of the results are really astounding and really drive home just how much faster the current iPhone 4 hardware is compared to its predecessors. iPhone 2G/3G/3GS/4 Speed Comparison from Mike Hellers on Vimeo. via BusinessInsider

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Apple job listing touts “revolutionary feature for Mac OS X”

29. July 2010

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9to5Mac directs us to this Apple job post for a Mac OS software engineer. Are you looking to help create something totally new? Something that has never been done before and will truly amaze everyone? Are you excited by the prospect that what you helped create would be used every day by millions of Apple [...]

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Android wallpaper app sends user data back to China, affects millions

29. July 2010

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Ah, it’s good to be open. The mobile security firm Lookout notes that a malicious wallpaper app for Android has been sending user data back to mysterious servers located in China. All told, the app appears to have been downloaded anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times. The app does not, as previousy reported, [...]

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China Unicom in talks to start selling iPhone 4 and iPad by early August

29. July 2010

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Tradingmarkets reports that China Unicom deputy general manager Li Gang recently flew to the US to finalize discussions with Apple over the company’s plans to start selling the iPhone 4 and iPad in China. Terms of the deal will reportedly be announced on August 1. Negotiations with Apple Inc. are said to include discussions on [...]

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