Archive | June, 2011

iTunes now touts over 100,000 dedicated iPad apps

30. June 2011

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By Luis Estrada: Even more than the smartphone market, a bustling app store is a requirement to compete in the burgeoning tablet market. And in that regard, absolutely no one can compete with Apple. Earlier today, MacStories pointed out that the number of dedicated iPad apps now surpasses 100,000. That’s multiple orders of magnitudes greater [...]

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Steve Jobs inspired by iPad story of 9-year old with albinism

30. June 2011

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A typical Steve Jobs email story typically goes like this. A curious/worried Mac user emails Steve Jobs regarding a rumor about some product or service he or she is worried about. Steve Jobs the responds with a 1-word answer that confirms the fears of the sender. Next, the Apple blogosphere goes crazy. But this is [...]

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HP open to licensing WebOS to third parties

29. June 2011

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Interesting news from HP CEO Leo Apotheker who divulged during a D9 appearance today that HP is open to licensing out WebOS to third party manufacturers. This is my Next writes: Specifically, we gave the tantalizing (and purely hypothetical) example of HTC coming along and inquiring about manufacturing a webOS-powered phone. His answer was straightforward: [...]

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Samsung files ITC complaint against Apple

29. June 2011

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The legal dispute between Samsung and Apple just got a little bit more layered. Weeks after Apple amended its initial complaint to encompass more of Samsung’s products, the Korean based company has fired back with an ITC complaint against Apple seeking an import ban on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. If the ITC agrees to [...]

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Apple posts official FAQ about Final Cut Pro X

29. June 2011

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Realizing that the controversy surrounding Final Cut Pro X was only getting bigger, Apple today posted an FAQ on its website where it addresses some of the more common complaints of FCP X. One of the more controversial features of FCP X involves the programs inability to import clips from Final Cut Pro 7. To [...]

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Which US States and Cities harbor the most Mac users?

28. June 2011

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Though our numbers are growing, Mac users are sort of the tech equivalent to The Marines. Few and proud. Okay, I’m not exactly sure where that intro was going, but suffice it to say that it’s always a treat to see fellow diehard Mac users out and about. And now that the nerd quotient here [...]

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High cost to blame for delayed rollout of AirPlay and Thunderbolt devices

28. June 2011

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Two of Apple’s more intriguing innovations of late include AirPlay and Thunderbolt, the former being the mechanism by which users can wirelessly stream music from their iOS device to speakers and the latter being the blazing fast transfer technology Apple developed jointly with Intel. The utility behind the aforementioned features is undeniable, yet there remains [...]

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iOS 5 supports over the air iOS updates via 3G

28. June 2011

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One of the more welcome new features in iOS 5 is support for over the air system software updates. To help streamline things, the updates will be delta updates so that users will only need to download portions of the iOS codebase that’s been changed. When Scott Forstall first introduced the feature, he didn’t clarify [...]

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Bender from Futurama loves his Mac

28. June 2011

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The folks at Futurama sure love themselves some Mac – which, of course, isn’t all that surprising given that co-founder Matt Groening did some artwork for Apple back in the day while David X. Cohen, the show’s other co-founder, is an unabashed Apple fan who named Dr. Zoidberg after a character he created for an [...]

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Apple issues iOS 5 beta 2 with slightly tweaked notifications, iMessaging, and more iCloud integration

28. June 2011

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Apple this weekend released to developers the second beta of iOS 5 and the update brings with it a few notable, albeit minor, changes. AppleInsider is able to give us the skinny. First is a slight adjustment to how the lockscreen in iOS 5 displays notifications. First, the font is slightly bigger and the notification [...]

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Apple acquiesces to Taiwan demand for 7 day app store return policy

27. June 2011

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The iTunes App Store was borne amidst controversy, albeit of the nerdy variety. Some apps were inexplicably banned while others were hypocritically allowed entry. Apple was sometimes doing too much policing of the iTunes app store and sometimes it wasn’t doing enough. Over the past few years, however, an equilibrium was reached and now it’s [...]

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FCP X product managers address litany of user complaints

27. June 2011

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Apple last week released Final Cut Pro X and the response has been, well, let’s just say folks are pretty mad. Amidst a long list of missing features, video professionals are largely calling FCP X more of an iMovie Pro type app than what they’ve been used to in Final Cut Pro 7. Now there [...]

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