Archive | October 13th, 2011

Steve Wozniak waiting in line overnight for the iPhone 4S

13. October 2011

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He may be the co-founder of Apple who helped provide the technical wizadry behind the Apple I and II, but Steve Wozniak is waiting in line overnight at an Apple Store in Los Gatos, California to get his mischevious hands on the iPhone 4S. And it’s not because he has to, it’s because he wants […]

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Steve Jobs briefly discusses Siri and iTunes Match functionality in 2010 [Video]

13. October 2011

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Apple’s iPhone 4S launches today and Siri, Apple’s AI-based voice assistant, is clearly one of the device’s more compelling features. But there’s more than just an iPhone launch this week. Apple this week introduced iOS 5 while also rolling out iCloud. In the video below, taken from the All Things D conference during the Summer […]

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US Judge says Samsung products infringe upon iOS, but injunction not forthcoming

13. October 2011

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After winning an injunction in Australia, Apple wasn’t as lucky here in the United States where Judge Lucy Koh said during a court hearing today that while Samsung’s products do infringe upon Apple’s iOS products, an injunction might not be forthcoming. Koh fleshed out that though Samsung’s products are infringing, Apple may experience difficulty establishing […]

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SNL’s Seth Meyers makes crack against Kindle Fire

13. October 2011

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I was watching an episode of Lockup: Raw on MSNBC the other day – you know, the show that profiles inmates in prisons across the globe – and they happened to ask one prisoner what he’d do if he could do anything once released. Looking deadpan into the camera, the inmate said, “I’d make Saturday […]

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iPhone 4S teardown reveals few changes – slightly larger battery, new vibration motor

13. October 2011

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iFixit got their hands on an iPhone 4S and wasted no time in tearing Apple’s next-gen smartphone apart. There’s really all not that much new from the iPhone 4 but here are a few notes of interest. Though checking in at 1GHz, Apple’s A5 processor is underclocked to help conserve battery life. Further, the worldmode […]

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Who inspired Steve Jobs? Edwin H. Land, co-founder of Polaroid

13. October 2011

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It’s been common, and well deserved, to see obituaries and tributes to Steve Jobs compare the Apple co-founder to Thomas Edison, perhaps the most esteemed inventor in history. That’s all well and good, but Christopher Bonanos of the New York Times points out an interesting fact: Jobs wasn’t enamored with Edison.┬áRather, he looked to another […]

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Tim Cook gives Apple employees entire Thanksgiving week off with pay

13. October 2011

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MacRumors points us to a leaked email from Apple CEO Tim Cook wherein he announces extended vacation time for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The impetus behind the ‘gift’, so to speak, is that Apple continues to be firing on all cylinders. The iPhone is selling like hotcakes, the Mac continues to gain marketshare, and the […]

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Apple ups iPhone 4S orders from Pegatron by 5 million units

13. October 2011

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With the iPhone 4S already the most successful iPhone launch to date, Apple is upping its orders for its next-gen smartphone. Sources in the supply chain have informed the Commercial Times that Apple recently upped its iPhone order by 5 million with Pegatron Technology, upping its previous order of 10 million units to 15 million. […]

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From finding an escort to buying some weed, Siri’s got your back

13. October 2011

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This is my Next has an amusing list – soon to be an anthology I’m sure – of all the quirky things Siri says. It turns out that Siri is like that best friend you’re a little bit embarrassed to bring around your other groups of friends. Sure, it can help tell you what the […]

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Australian Court grants Apple injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

13. October 2011

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In what Apple hopes will be the first of many legal victories against Samsung, an Australian Court has granted Apple’s motion for an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. What this means is that Samsung can’t sell its iPad competitor in Australia until a final hearing on the issue is held, which likely won’t […]

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Guy Kawasaki on lessons learned from Steve Jobs – “Jumping to the next curve”

13. October 2011

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Most Apple fans are familiar with the name Guy Kawasaki, the original Mac evangelist who began working at Apple in 1983. Over the next four years, Kawasaki was responsible for touting the benefits of the then fledgling Mac platform to software and hardware developers before leaving in 1987 to get into business for himself. During […]

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