Archive | January, 2011

Apple releases iOS 4.2.6 firmware update for the Verizon iPhone

31. January 2011

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Apple today released a iOS 4.2.6 firmware update for the Verizon iPhone ahead of the February 10 launch of the long-awaited CDMA iPhone. Previously, the iOS build found on the Verizon iPhone that was demoed at Verizon’s media event not too long ago ran iOS 4.2.5. The new firmware checks in at 642 MB, carries build [...]

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Motorola jabs Apple in new Super Bowl commercial teaser

31. January 2011

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For as much as Apple critics like to complain of proprietary technology and closed-off systems, millions upon millions of consumers vehemently disagree, and indicate as much with their pocketbooks. Still, if you’re a company with an inferior product, it makes a lot of sense to attack a strong competitor like Apple in the abstract with [...]

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Kim Kardashian is a Mac girl

31. January 2011

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Kim Kardashian might be addicted to her BlackBerry, but when it comes to actual computing, she’s a bona fide Mac girl, albeit hers is draped in a horrible shade of pastel pink. If you happen to watch Keeping up with the Kardashians, you might have also noticed that both Kris and Klhoe Kardashian use iMacs [...]

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Steve Jobs travelled to Switzerland in 2009 for special neuroendocrine cancer treatment

31. January 2011

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Rightfully so, Apple and Steve Jobs have been tight lipped about what recent medical ailment has forced Steve Jobs to take a step back from Apple and leave day to day duties in the hands of trusty COO Tim Cook. It’s been reported, however, that Jobs had recently experienced a relatively severe “down cycle” in [...]

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Autodesk sells twice as many copies of Sketchbook Pro via Mac App Store than they did in all of 2010

31. January 2011

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Seeing as how the Mac App Store isn’t even a month old yet, it’s far too early in the game to predict what type of affects it will have on Mac developers, both big and small. Still, just a few weeks in and we’re already starting to hear Mac App Store success stories sprouting up [...]

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Android overtakes Nokia as the most popular smartphone platform in Q4 2010

31. January 2011

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The research firm Canalys is reporting that Google’s Android platform is now more popular than Nokia’s Symbian platform, earning it the spot as the top smartphone platform on the market during the fourth quarter of 2010. During Q4 of 2010, Android handset sales came in at 33.3 million units while Nokia handset sales checked in [...]

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Apple now using pentalobe screws to repair iPhone 4s, DIY’s cringe

31. January 2011

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With so many bad puns at the ready, it’s probably wise to just get to the meat of the issue and bypass a nerdy attempt at humor. There are reports that users who bring their iPhones into an Apple Store to have it fixed are having Phillips screws replaced with a rare type of screw [...]

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iPad 2 will include more RAM, faster processor, and faster memory access

31. January 2011

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There’s been a lot of iPad 2 information swirling about the past few days, including a rumor that the next-gen iPad, contrary to a number of previous reports, will not include an SD Card slot. Now comes a handful of new information about the iPad 2 courtesy of Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Dispelling rumors [...]

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Microsoft debates bringing Office to the Mac App Store

31. January 2011

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All Things D reports that Microsoft is toying with the idea of bringing Microsoft Office to the nascent Mac App Store. As it stands now, sales of the Mac version of Office are doing quite well, but the Mac App Store opens up a market of millions of potentially new customers. Indeed, stories of huge [...]

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Woz says the white iPhone 4 is coming soon

30. January 2011

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Earlier this evening, Apple co-founder and prankster enthusiast Steve Wozniak joined Engadget staff members to record an episode of The Engadget Show Live! during which Woz claimed that Apple had fixed the problem at the root of the delayed white iPhone 4 launch. The longstanding delay was rumored to be a result of matching issues [...]

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The iOS network effect

30. January 2011

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The more people buy iPhones and iPads, the more software developers and media companies want to write applications for them, as various as games and digital magazines. And consumers are more likely to buy iPhones and iPads when more entertainment and information applications are available on them. The combination of hardware, software and services is [...]

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How Egypt turned off the Internet

30. January 2011

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Egypt is in turmoil as protests against the Hosni Mubarak led government continue. Looting is rampant, hundreds have died, numerous rapes have been reported, and there’s no end in sight. In an effort to quell mounting public demonstrations last week, albeit unsucessfully, Egypt turned off the Internet for its citizenry, preventing data from going in [...]

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