Archive | February 21st, 2011

Ethics, reporting, and Steve Jobs’ health

21. February 2011

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The past few days we’ve seen a flurry of Steve Jobs health related rumors as a result of alleged spy shots of the Apple CEO leaving a Stanford Cancer clinic. In the wake of that report came an unfounded claim from a ethically-lacking Doctor about Steve Jobs’ prognosis. We chose not to post the details […]

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Next-gen MacBook pros rumored to sport larger trackpads and separate SSD for OS X

21. February 2011

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With new MacBook Pro notebooks just a few days away comes yet another rumor from the often-reliable Boy Genius Report. Citing one of their trusted Apple sources, BGR reports that the Apple’s new lineup of high-end notebooks will feature even larger trackpads with some models weighing in at about a half-pound lighter. And there’s more. […]

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iPhone 4 wins “Best Mobile Device” award at Mobile World Congress

21. February 2011

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Though Apple didn’t attend Mobile World Congress last week in Barcelona, the iPhone 4 was the recipient of the Best Mobile Device award on account of its “great screen, sharp design, fantastic materials, and phenomenal ecosystem for app developers.” So much for antennagate. Some other notable winners included: Best Mobile App: Rovio Clickgamer/Chillingo for Angry […]

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An Apple retail store employee tells us what it’s like on the inside

21. February 2011

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Apple likes to keep a tight lid on things, including its employees who are often forbidden from blogging (at least in their official capacity) and from otherwise letting anyone know what they’re working on. This culture of secrecy even extends down to Apple’s retail employees, which is what makes the following expose all the more […]

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Hilarious iPad 2 hands on review [Video]

21. February 2011

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Yes, the iPad 2 hasn’t launched yet, but this uber-creative spoof review of Apple’s next-gen iPad courtesy of Eskild E. Fors and Anders Overgaard is absolutely hilarious and must be seen in its entirety. We can’t recommend this enough! via exkild

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Apple’s rejects Readability app on account of new in-app subscription rules

21. February 2011

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TUAW reports: Readability simplifies websites for easier reading. It’s a service which strips online articles of annoying jiggly-belly ads and other distractions, puts that content into a very readable format, and delivers it to you in Safari or on mobile browsers. Readability was so loved by someone at Apple that they even put it into […]

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Pixelfari – Safari with a NES 8-bit feel

21. February 2011

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Are you fed up with modern day web browsing? Do you long for a text interface reminiscent of your favorite old school Nintendo games? Well, humble readers, your search is over. I present to you Pixelfari, a pixelated 8-bit version of Safari courtesy of Neven Morgan and developer friend of his. The description reads, ”¬†Enjoy […]

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Video of iPad 2 leather case points to smaller, thinner iPad

21. February 2011

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M.I.C Gadget was able to get its hands on an iPad 2 leather case from an Asian supplier. Noticeably, the case is sufficiently too small to accommodate the current iPad, lending even more credence to an avalanche of reports hinting at an iPad 2 with a smaller and thinner form factor, albeit maintaining the same […]

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Judge throws out iPad overheating lawsuit

21. February 2011

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This past July, a trifecta of fools from California filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the iPad overheats and turns itself off in what they described as ordinary weather conditions. The suit accused Apple of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive advertising practices, intentional misrepresentation, breach of warranty, and unfair business practices. Their complaint stated: Using the […]

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Two Senior Editors leave Engadget in a week’s time

21. February 2011

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Some big shakeups over at Engadget. In the span of just a few days, Senior Editors Paul Miller and Ross Miller both decided to up and leave Engadget, which is owned by AOL. Both former editors noted that AOL’s ownership wasn’t the sole reason for their decision to leave, but suggest that the AOL Way, […]

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