Archive | August 17th, 2010

HBO content soon to be available on the iPad via HBO Go

17. August 2010

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Bloomberg reports: HBO intends to stick with its own plan to make shows and movies available online through HBO Go, Kessler said. The cable channel, which has more than 29 million subscribers, generated operating profit of $1.2 billion on $3.9 billion in revenue last year, according to a presentation by Time Warner on May 27… […]

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Vimeo rolls out HTML 5 player for iPhones and iPads

17. August 2010

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Vimeo writes in a blog post: Since we rolled out the HTML5 player in January people have been clamoring for an embeddable version, especially for iPhones and iPads. Today we’re taking a big leap forward for compatibility and updating our embed code. We call it the Universal Player. The Universal Player is as easy to […]

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Another report hints at a 7-inch iPad by years end

17. August 2010

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IDG reports: Apple is readying another tablet similar to the iPad but with a 7-inch touchscreen for launch as early as the end of this year, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper. This is the second report of an iPad 2 sighting in Taiwan, and it comes from the island’s Chinese-language Economic Daily News financial […]

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World’s population by Latitude and Longitude

17. August 2010

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A short but worthwhile break from Apple related news. Haven’t seen a breakdown like this before, but it’s pretty cool. The world’s population, circa 2000, measured by latitude and longitude. Apparently Greenland can’t get any love. via InfectiousGreed

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Does iOS 4 have an auto-activate code for CDMA iPhones?

17. August 2010

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Boy Genius Report writes: One of our Apple sources has just informed us of something very interesting. Way down deep within iOS 4 is a pretty¬†intriguing¬†block of code. Our source says that the code queries the device, and if the device is either a CDMA iPhone or iPad 2, the device will auto-activate, thus bypassing […]

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Disappointing BlackBerry Torch sales forces RIM to cut selling price by 50%

17. August 2010

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About two weeks ago, RIM unveiled the BlackBerry Torch, a touchscreen smartphone with a slide out keyboard. After the miserable failures that were the Storm 1 and 2, RIM was hoping to position the Torch as a bona fide smartphone capable of competing with the iPhone and a slew of Android devices. Early reviews of […]

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China Unicom inks deal to distribute the iPad and iPhone 4

17. August 2010

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Caixin online is reporting that Apple recently inked a deal with China Unicom, the second largest mobile operator in China, to distribute the iPad. As of now, there is no word as to when iPad sales might begin. Moreover, the report notes that China Unicom will start selling the iPhone 4 sometime in early September. […]

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Fake iPads are all the rage in Beijing

17. August 2010

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Some of the couterfeit gadgets and knockoffs you can find on the streets of Beijing are truly astounding. It often doesn’t take too long for Apple to release a product before images of homegrown imitators start making the rounds. In some cases, such as the iPad, counterfeiters got to work well before the device was […]

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