Archive | June 10th, 2011

Google’s playable Les Paul Google Logo is amazing

10. June 2011

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Above is the most ingenious¬†and clever logos to ever appear on the Google homepage. This past Thursday, Google’s logo transformed into a series of guitar strings in honor of the 96th birthday of Les Paul, the famed American guitar player and inventor of the solid body electric guitar. It’s no stretch at all to say […]

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Apple set to manufacture 400,000 MacBook Air units this month

10. June 2011

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Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been on a roll as of late with his iPad 2 and iPhone predictions. Now relaying some Mac information, Kuo recently issued a research report claiming that Apple’s planning to manufacture 400,000 units of a refreshed MacBook Air model this month. Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo exclusively told AppleInsider […]

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Cupertino enthusiastic about Apple’s proposed new “Spaceship” campus

10. June 2011

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This past Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared before the Cupertino City Counsel and laid out the company’s plans to build a new campus on land it recently acquired from Hewlett Packard. With Apple growing at a tremendous clip, their current real estate position in Cupertino is wholly inadequate and will only get worse going […]

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Lodsys’ BS Patent Claims

10. June 2011

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Patrick T. Igoe of ApplePatent has an illuminating discussion on the complete BS Lodsys is trying to peddle around in its claims of patent infringement. Much like in my analysis regarding the Apple iOS developers and their apps, Lodsys appears to be either intentionally ignoring important aspects of the claim that are not met by […]

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iOS 5 reportedly supports FaceTime over 3G

10. June 2011

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9to5Mac relays a screenshot from one of its readers which seems to suggest that iOS 5 supports FaceTime functionality both over 3G and Wi-Fi. In its current form, FaceTime only works over Wi-Fi and it’ll be interesting to see how carriers react towards the data heavy FaceTime feature being used across its 3G networks. Of […]

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Apple files motion to intervene in Lodsys proceedings against iOS developers

10. June 2011

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There’s been a lot of movement on the Lodsys front this week, though it’s largely been flying under the radar thanks to WWDC. Florian Mueller of Fosspatents, however, has done a stellar job of keeping us up to speed with the latest developments – namely an action to invalidate Lodsys’ patent portfolio and Apple attempting […]

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Apple acquires 50 domain names related to OS X Lion and iCLoud

10. June 2011

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While details of Apple’s iCloud initiative weren’t revealed until Steve Jobs took the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center earlier this week, Apple’s purchase of the iCloud.com domain name for $4.5 million certainly tipped Apple’s hand. Following Monday’s keynote, Apple went on quite a domain name shopping spree, securing domains that relate to a number […]

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Apple announces 2011 Apple Design Award winners

10. June 2011

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The Apple Design Awards “recognize technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in iPhone and Mac software development. Each year, winning products set new standards for usability, performance, technology integration and adoption.” The winners for 2011 are as follows: Student – Grades 2 – Pennant – Pulse News Reader iPhone – Cut the Rope – Golfscape […]

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iOS 5 supports 1080p video output for video files

10. June 2011

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iOS 5 reportedly supports full 1080p output playback for video files. While the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don’t have 1080p displays, the ability to output 1080p video opens the door to a number of possibilities.

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