Archive | May, 2011

iOS 5 rumored to come with system-level Twitter integration

31. May 2011

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Now that we know Steve Jobs will officially handle the keynote duties at WWDC, we can get back to your regularly scheduled programming of iOS 5 rumors. To be honest, iOS 5 rumors have been hard to come by aside from wide sweeping reports of a focus on location awareness and voice recognition. But TechCrunch [...]

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Lodsys ignores Apple, proceeds to sue iOS developers

31. May 2011

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Well that was quick. Just one week after targeted iOS developers felt they were in the clear after Apple issued a strongly worded response to Lodsys over alleged claims of patent infringement, the patent troll has decided to move forward with its plans regardless. Lodsys today published a sequence of blogposts where it detailed its [...]

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Apple to shore up licensing deals with all 4 major record labels ahead of iCloud announcement

31. May 2011

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Apple earlier today issued a press release announcing that CEO Steve Jobs will deliver this year’s WWDC keynote where he will not only unveil OS X Lion and iOS 5, but will also showcase Apple’s upcoming cloud-based initiative dubbed iCloud. There have been a bevy of rumors as of late circling around Apple’s efforts to [...]

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SEC violated procurement law when it purchased $1 million worth of equipment from Apple

31. May 2011

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A strange story emanated from our nation’s capital last week when the Washington Post reported that the SEC violated procurement law when it purchased over $1 million in computer equipment from Apple. Not only that, but the purchased equipment malfunctioned and failed to work as advertised. Now the reason why the SEC’s actions were wrong [...]

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Steve Jobs to deliver WWDC keynote, will unveil iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud

31. May 2011

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It’s official, folks. Steve Jobs will grace the stage next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco where he will introduce OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud, Apple’s new cloud service. With Jobs till out on medical leave, it was questionable whether or not he would be spearheading this year’s WWDC announcements or [...]

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Worldmode iPhone 4S with A5 chip poised for Summer 2011 release – Rumor

31. May 2011

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Citing the always popular “anonymous source”, the Japanese language blog Macotakara is reporting that the next iPhone release will be of the 4S variety and, as has previously been reported, will come feature some spec upgrades along with a spankin’ new 8 megapixel camera. Corroborating previous rumors, Macotakara writes that the iPhone 4S will sport [...]

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Samsung unfazed by Apple lawsuits, pushing ahead with tablet releases this Summer

31. May 2011

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As Apple lays the legal pressure on Samsung, the South Korean based manufacturer seems unfazed by the impending litigation waiting at its doorsteps. As a quick refresher, Apple recently sued Samsung for patent infringement claiming that it’s lineup of Galaxy smartphones and tablets “slavlishly” copy the look and fee of its iOS products. And not [...]

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Apple’s next back-to-school deal may include $200 off an iPad

31. May 2011

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Apple isn’t a company typically known for its deals. It sets a price and, by and large, it sticks with it through thick and thin. As a matter of fact, Apple has even been known to include provisions in its contracts with retailers that prevent them from selling Apple products like iPods below a certain [...]

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Apple’s Sherlock is apparently alive and well in Jamaica

30. May 2011

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You don’t hear about Sherlock, Apple’s semi-ancient file and web search tool that first debuted with OS 8.5 in October 1998. Sherlock would subsequently be replaced by the Spotlight feature Apple introduced in OS X Tiger and was officially retired by the time OS X Leopard came around in 2007. Oddly enough, though, the Sherlock [...]

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Merchants explain why they’re excited about Google Wallet

30. May 2011

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So Google may have beaten Apple to the NFC punch and they certainly have a lot of partners on board. One significant hurdle towards mass adoption however is that the service is currently only available on one phone and on one carrier that just happens to be one of the smallest in the US – [...]

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Microsoft extracts $5 licensing fee per Android device from HTC

30. May 2011

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It’s no secret that Microsoft is looking to put up the good fight against Android by going after the hardware manufacturers that put it on their devices – which explains why Redmond thus far has gone after the likes of Motorola, Barnes and Noble, and HTC. HTC, however, was quick to strike a licensing deal [...]

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Latest OS X 10.6.8 build facilitates Snow Leopard to Lion upgrade via Mac App Store

30. May 2011

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With Apple continuing to work towards a world where the primary means of accessing software is via downloading as opposed to retail packages, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when reports surfaced this past May relaying that OS X Lion will be available as an upgrade download on the Mac App Store. We’re [...]

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