Archive | April, 2011

Prostitute steals $2800 MacBook Pro after John refuses to pay $200

29. April 2011

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A pink suit case. A prostitute. And a MacBook Pro. Not a string of words you often see together, which is why this particularly story is especially interesting, if not downright absurd. This past Sunday, Sauceray Boyd and Kandalaria Freeman (21 and 19 respectively) were both arrested for stealing a $2800 MacBook Pro – the [...]

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Samsung broadens patent attack against Apple; Files suit in the US

29. April 2011

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Apple a few weeks ago filed suit against Samsung for patent infringement, alleging that its line of Galaxy smartphones and tablets blatantly rip off the look and feel of Apple’s iOS products. Indeed, a perusal of Apple’s complaint is full of pictures that really makes one wonder if the blueprint for Samsung products were actually [...]

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Apple’s purchase of iCloud.com confirmed

29. April 2011

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By Sarah Petit: Yesterday we reported on a rumor that Apple had paid a hefty $4.6 million to acquire the iCloud.com domain. While Apple has much to learn about worthwhile cloud-based services, the amount they reportedly paid for the domain perhaps indicates that they will, in fact, start offering compelling services from the cloud. Of [...]

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White iPhone 4 is 0.2mm thicker than the original

29. April 2011

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After a 10 month delay, the white iPhone 4 finally went on sale earlier this week. The delay was purportedly caused by the white paint used on the device, which would not only start to peel under heat, but also had an affect on the iPhone’s internal components. While we admittedly remain somewhat perplexed by [...]

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Foxconn arrests 3 for leaking iPad 2 case designs

28. April 2011

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While some companies like to trot out beta hardware/software to give consumers a taste of what’s to come – or in RIM’s case, a final product – Apple likes to keep its plans bottled up until Steve Jobs struts out on stage and introduces the latest and greatest from Cupertino. Of course, things don’t always [...]

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A poem about the iOS location-tracking “scandal”

28. April 2011

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By Josh Rosenthall In iOS 4 some data was found that made people think Apple was following them around location┬ádata for months on end people were pissed at Apple, this wasn’t pretend Consolidated.db was the name of the file but the truth of the matter was that it had been around for awhile helping detectives [...]

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Apple Engineering VP Bob Mansfield sells 99% of his Apple shares

28. April 2011

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By Josh Rosenthall With Apple shares trading at about $14 below its all-time high, Apple executive Bob Mansfield thought it’d be a good idea to trade in a boat load of his AAPL shares and turn some of that paper money into money in his bank account. Mansfield is currently Apple’s Senior VP of Hardware [...]

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Developer finds reference to iOS 5.0 in system crash log

28. April 2011

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By Louis Estrada With iOS 5 on track for a Summer preview and a Fall launch, Apple has already begun internally testing the iOS update with third party apps. The developer FutureTap tweeted on Wednesday that it noticed a crash log from its app with information revealing that the OS version in question was iOS [...]

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HumancentiPad episode from South Park

27. April 2011

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South Park has lampooned everything and everyone, except Apple. Until now. From Steve Jobs to iTunes to the iPad and even Apple’s onerous EULA terms, South Park’s HumancentiPad episode tackles it all. It’s not as clever as Futurama, but then again, what is. Part 1 is below. Enjoy it while it’s hot. Distrubing Part2 is [...]

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Apple reportedly buys iCloud.com domain for $4.5 million

27. April 2011

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Well this is certainly interesting. Gigaom is reporting that Apple recently purchased the iCloud.com domain from Xcerion for a cool $4.5 million. Indeed, iCloud.com now re-directs to CloudMe.com. Apple’s track record with cloud based initiatives have been less than stellar to say the least. That said, Apple is reportedly planning a big MobileMe revamp that [...]

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Phil Schiller and Steve Jobs discuss the delayed white iPhone 4

27. April 2011

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With all the ridiculous hoopla surrounding iOS location tracking, you might not have noticed that the white iPhone 4 is now shipping. Yes, after a 10 month delay, the white iPhone 4 is finally a reality. Ina Fried of All Things D was able to score an interview with Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller yesterday [...]

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Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, and Scott Forstall discuss iOS location controversy

27. April 2011

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In light of the much ballyhooed location tracking controversy, which really shouldn’t have been controversial in the first place, All Things D today conducted a telephone interview with Apple CEO Steve Jobs and other executives where they discussed the issue in question at length. When this controversy first started to spread out of control last [...]

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