Archive | December, 2010

Tip: How to turn any selected text into a Stickie note with this keyboard shortcut

31. December 2010

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Stickies used to be more a more prominent part of the Mac OS, but over time, they’ve steadily fallen into the background. Indeed, it wouldn’t surprise us if most OS X users weren’t even aware of the existence of stickies. Still, they sometimes have a useful, albeit limited, purpose from time to time. That said, [...]

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Apple IIc commercial from 1984 [Video]

31. December 2010

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An old Apple IIc commercial from 1984. The Apple IIc was the fourth iteration of the revolutionary Apple II and represented Apple’s first attempt to create a truly portable computer. How much did it weigh? 7.5 lbs. The Apple IIc was released in April of ’84, three months after Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh and [...]

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Nokia E7 available for pre-order on Amazon for $679

31. December 2010

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A few weeks ago, Nokia announced that their upcoming flagship smartphone, the Nokia E7, was being delayed until early 2011 “to ensure the best possible user experience.” And because Nokia has never really been a fan of the carrier subsidy model, just how much can users expect to shell out for the Nokia E7 when [...]

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Analyst: iTunes rentals 1/10 that of Netflix online rentals

30. December 2010

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Oh, these analysts certainly come out of the woodwork at times. The most recent example is Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall who postulates that Apple has about 475,000 daily rentals on iTunes compared to 2.6 million daily rentals via Netflix’s online streaming service. Marshall’s worked backwards from Apple’s disclosure last week, in announcing it was [...]

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Apple getting serious about voice recognition technology

30. December 2010

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Within 3 years, Apple has managed to release 4 separate iterations of the iPhone. While each upgrade may not have been earth shattering in and of itself, the difference between the iPhone 4 and even the iPhone 3G is astounding. There’s no question that Apple is continuously trying to push the limits and functionality of [...]

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Apple to order upwards of 65 million iPad displays in 2011

30. December 2010

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Given the overwhelming success of the original iPad, you can’t really fault Apple for being a tad optimistic about how the iPad 2 will sell in 2011 now that the device has etched itself a place in the public psyche. DigiTimes reports that Apple is expected to order 35 million iPad panels from LG in 2011, [...]

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Get nostalgic with the 8mm Vintage Camera iPhone app

30. December 2010

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For $1.99, you can download 8mm Vintage Camera, a new app for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 4th gen iPod Touch. While there are an array of photo apps that apply nostalgic effects, this app is just video baby. The app description reads: 8mm Vintage Camera brings your iPhone and iPod Touch back in [...]

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Ford announces AppLink support for the iPhone

30. December 2010

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AppLink is a nifty little piece of software that lets Ford owners use hands-free voice control to manipulate apps on their smartphone. Earlier last week, Ford announced that the software will be making its way over to the iPhone. “More and more drivers are using their devices and their apps while in the car,” said [...]

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RIM’s PlayBook tablet experiencing battery performance issues – Report

30. December 2010

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Vaporware – a product, usually computer hardware or software, not released on the date announced by their developer, or announced months or years before their release. Fact: The iPad owns the tablet market Fact: Competitors are trying their damndest to release iPad competitors and steal away some of that iPad marketshare Fact: They are not suceeding Fact: [...]

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Apple to unleash iPhone on Verizon by Valentine’s Day – Rumor

29. December 2010

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For the past 3 and a half years, AT&T has enjoyed a monopoly on iPhone sales in the United States. Indeed, the US remains the only country in the world where a single carrier enjoys iPhone exclusivity. But all that’s poised to change in 2011 when Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier, will start selling the [...]

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Angry Birds developer sees Apple’s iOS platform as the top platform for years to come

29. December 2010

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In a solid interview with Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka, a.k.a Rovio’s “Mighty Eagle”, the developer explains why he feels Apple’s iOS platform will be tops in an ever growing marketplace of app stores continuously looking to dethrone Apple. “Apple will be the number one platform for a long time from a developer perspective, they have gotten so [...]

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Purported iPad 2 case moldings suggest tapered edges for the next-gen iPad

29. December 2010

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Will the iPad 2 sport tapered edges? That seems to be the case if you buy into leaks purporting to show iPad 2 case designs. The drawing above is reportedly a case mold drawing from an Asian case supplier and you’ll note the spot for a camera on the back. 9to5Mac reports: Some new information [...]

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