Archive | August, 2010

So long pirate streams, Apple to allow live stream of tomorrow’s media event

31. August 2010

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Not saying we ever perused Twitter for a pirate stream of an Apple media event, but suffice it to say that we’re glad to see Apple finally offering folks a live stream of one of their media events. Apple made an official announcement on the matter a short while ago. Apple will broadcast its September [...]

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Revamped Apple TV to include support for Netflix streaming – Report

31. August 2010

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Bloomberg reports: Apple Inc., preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers video to consumers’ TVs, will include programming from Netflix Inc., according to three people with knowledge of the plans. The streaming service would be available on the revamped version of Apple TV, due to be introduced tomorrow in San Francisco, said two [...]

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Autodesk bringing AutoCAD back to the Mac

31. August 2010

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The New York Times reports: In the latest sign of that comeback, Autodesk plans to announce on Tuesday that it is bringing its flagship AutoCAD design and engineering software to the Mac for the first time in nearly two decades. The return of AutoCAD to the Mac could help Apple sustain its momentum in the [...]

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Is Apple stock cheap at the moment?

31. August 2010

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With Apple’s stock price currently hovering under $245, Chad Brand of Seeking Alpha lays forth the argument that the stock is actually undervalued at the moment. Despite my roots as a value manager, in recent weeks I have been a fairly aggressive buyer of Apple shares. Such an investment may not seem appropriate for a [...]

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Length of iTunes music samples may double from 30 seconds in length to 1 minute

30. August 2010

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CNET is reporting that the song samples on iTunes may double in length, from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Currently, iTunes offers 30-second snippets of songs, a feature designed to give users a taste of the music to help them decide whether they like it enough to buy. Some users have long complained that half [...]

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Microsoft to spend upwards of $500 million for Windows Phone 7 launch, but will it be enough?

30. August 2010

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It’s hard to believe that by the time Microsoft gets around to releasing Windows Phone 7, the iPhone will almost be 4 years old. Moreover, if and when Microsoft’s last gasp effort to reclaim any sort of relevancy in the smartphone market actually pays off, Apple will be just about ready to release the iPhone [...]

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Intel acquires Infineon’s smartphone chip unit for $1.4 billion

30. August 2010

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MercuryNews reports: In its second major deal in just over a week, Intel has agreed to buy German-based Infineon Technologies’ wireless communications unit for $1.4 billion in cash, a move the Santa Clara goliath hopes will help get it into the fast-growing market for smartphones and other mobile gadgets. The Infineon unit makes chips for [...]

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Apple may introduce smaller iPod Nano and iPod Touch 3G at upcoming media event

29. August 2010

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With Apple’s special media event now just days away, the rumors regarding what type of products has waiting in the wings are starting to get louder. Yeah, we’re all expecting to see a revamped iPod Touch with both a rear and front facing camera, and there have, of course, been no shortage of rumors pertaining [...]

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Apple parts ways with SurfaceInk

27. August 2010

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For a company as keen on keeping things in-house as Apple, it might surprise you to find out that Apple has routinely worked together with outside design firms to help them create prototype devices for upcoming products and research purposes. One of those design companies is SurfaceInk, a Silicon Valley based company who had previously worked [...]

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Qualcomm looking to hire “iPhone Developer Guru”

27. August 2010

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Qualcomm yesterday put up an interesting job posting on its career board looking for an “iPhone Developer Guru.” The job description cryptically reads: The iPhone has no secret for you? Well, that’s what you think… join us and develop the most challenging product of your life! You are driven by a very strict development discipline, [...]

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There are currently 44 million Facebook users on iOS devices

26. August 2010

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A few days ago, erroneous reports surfaced that there were 104 million people using the Facebook app for the iPhone. This seemed a bit strange as it implied that every iOS device out there had the Facebook app installed given that there are, well, approximately 100 iOS devices out there in the wild. Facebook has [...]

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iPod Nano case designs point to squarish form factor

26. August 2010

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iLounge reports on new photos which purport to show a new case design for an upcoming iPod Nano. Earlier today, analyst Shaw Wu noted that the upcoming Nano would come equipped without a clickwheel. If the photos below are any indication, he may be onto something – especially in light of the fact that when [...]

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