Archive | July, 2011

Apple to release HDTV modeled after the Bose VideoWave in 2012 – Rumor

31. July 2011

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With all of the iPhone 5 rumors swirling around these days, you might have forgotten about Apple’s rumored push into the HDTV market. Last we heard, Apple was working on HDTV prototypes that will reportedly blow Netflix out of the water. Though rumors are naturally scarce, it’s largely believed that if Apple does in fact [...]

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MG Siegler of TechCrunch and Adrian Chen of Gawker engage in online fight over “boring” tech news

31. July 2011

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Tech beefs are particularly funny because they’re unabashedly lame. The term keyboard warrior can be chalked up as a misnomer with the latter half of the word being more of an ironic statement than anything else. So move over “Twitter beef”, we have some Gawker/TechCrunch beef in the house.

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iOS devices comprise 2/3 of all in-flight WiFi users

31. July 2011

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Accessing the Internet for the first time while flying 30,000 feet up in the air is one of those “holy crap!” moments that make you marvel at the wonder of technology. While some airlines like Virgin America offer passengers free Wi-Fi service, others like Southwest offer it for a small service fee. But no matter [...]

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Apple unrelenting in its legal battle against a slew of Android-based handset manufacturers

30. July 2011

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Upon introducing the iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs famously stated: We’ve been pushing the state-of-the-art in every facet of design… We’ve been innovating like crazy for the last few years on this and we’ve filed for over 200 patents for all of the inventions in iPhone. And we intend to protect them. Over 4 years [...]

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Apple taps Pegatron to manufacture the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5

30. July 2011

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So long Foxconn. Pegatron Corp., based out of Taiwan, has reportedly underbid Hon Hai (which owns Foxconn) for the right to manufacture the iPad 3 along with 15 million iPhone 4 units, according to a report in the Taiwan Economic News. Exclusively handling assembly of iPhone and iPad and production of related parts, Hon Hai, [...]

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iPhone 5 case suggests thinner design along with wider and longer screen

29. July 2011

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Take a good look, folks. 9to5Mac recently obtained photos of what purports to be an iPhone 5 case and in case you can’t tell from the shots above and below, the iPhone 5 looks to not only be a thinner device, but longer and wider as well. Our new images are clear and there are [...]

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iTunes 11 rumored to include complete UI redesign along with iCloud integration

29. July 2011

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iDownloadBlog reports on some news that will undoubtedly make many people very happy – a fresh design for iTunes is in the works. While I don’t have much of a problem with iTunes, it’s fair to state that the iTunes of yore was designed for music playback and management and hasn’t quite adjusted as seamlessly [...]

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Apple TVs selling well – Report

29. July 2011

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Though still firmly entrenched in Apple’s lineup as a hobby, the Apple TV seems to be doing quite well. Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tells AppleInsider that Apple shipped nearly 500,000 units during the “second calendar quarter of the year representing, more than 70% year-over-year growth.” Looking ahead to the second half of the year, [...]

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Watch out consoles, the iPad is EA’s fastest growing platform

29. July 2011

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For a company with a history of being anti-gaming at worst and indifferent at best, Apple has certainly embraced gaming on its line of iOS devices with gusto. Gaming is undeniably a key selling point for devices like the iPad and iPod Touch and developers are reaping the rewards hand over first. Earlier this Summer, [...]

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Without the iPhone, Sprint continues to bleed

29. July 2011

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Sprint Nextel this past quarter reported losses of $847 million, or $0.28 a share. At the root of Sprint’s monetary troubles is its inability to attract new subscribers and keep the one’s it has – though during the quarter gone by they did manage to snag more new subscribers than AT&T.

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iPhone and iPad propel Softbank to nearly 500% increase in quarterly profits

29. July 2011

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Despite early reports that the iPhone wasn’t a hit in Japan, the only iPhone carrier in the region, Softbank, attributed a 5-fold increase in profits over the past quarter to the popularity of the iPhone as well as the iPad. “The solid growth in average per-user revenue and subscribers are behind our stable profits. I [...]

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iPhone 5 rumored to drop during second week of September

28. July 2011

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The China Times reports that Apple plans to launch the iPhone 5 sometime between September 6 and 15th and that initial supplies will total 400 million units. Meanwhile, the report relays that component suppliers are already prepping to ship approximately 400,000 trial production units. A mid-September launch date echoes a number of other rumors we’ve [...]

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