Archive | February, 2012

China Telecom to start carrying the iPhone in early March

29. February 2012

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After months of speculation, we now have official world that the iPhone will launch on China Telecom beginning in early March. With China Telecom now on board, Apple now has agreements with two of China’s top 3 carriers – the other being China Unicom. Of course, the big holdout is also the largest, that being [...]

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iPad 3 concept video

29. February 2012

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There a lot of practical problems with this video, but hey, that’s why it’s nothing more than a concept.

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Apple working on 14-inch MacBook Air for Asian markets

29. February 2012

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The MacBook Air is currently available in 11.6 and 13.3-inch sizes, but Apple may also be working on a new 14-inch model of its popularly thin notebook according to a recent report from Digitimes. Apple is reportedly considering launching a 14-inch MacBook Air and may start mass production in the near future to fully enter [...]

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ATF abandoning BlackBerrys in favor of the iPhone

29. February 2012

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Further exemplifying RIM’s fall from grace, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is planning to drop support for Blackberry devices and exchange many of them for iPhones. In an interview relayed first by Politoco, ATF chief information officer Rick Holgate said bluntly,¬†”We’re going to delete the BlackBerry from the mix. The government [...]

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New Motorola ads pit Siri vs. Google’s Voice Actions

29. February 2012

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At this week’s 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Motorola released three commercials going after Apple’s Siri by showing it in a heads-on competition with Google’s Android voice action feature on three Motorola smartphones, the Atrix 2, the Photon 4G, and the Electrify. In this clip, which showcases the iPhone vs. the Atrix 2, [...]

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Apple working on HD Audio format for “adaptive streaming” – Report

28. February 2012

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Neil Young not too long ago claimed that Steve Jobs had, at one point tossed around the idea of developing a high quality audio format, something which obviously never came to fruition. In light of that, the Guardian has an interesting report claiming that Apple is currently developing new “adaptive streaming” audio format for iCloud [...]

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Apple sends out invitations to iPad 3 event on March 7

28. February 2012

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Apple today sent out official invitations to its iPad 3 launch event scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 7. The invitation, seen below, reads “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The language is perhaps an overt reference to the much ballyhooed Retina Display. The event will go down at the [...]

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Will the iPad 3 cost $80 more than the iPad 2?

28. February 2012

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When it comes to product pricing, Apple doesn’t tend to shake things up often, if at all. For example, every iPhone release (aside from the original) has followed the same pricing structure with the base model checking in at $199. Similarly, the iPad has followed the same pricing pattern over the past few years. The [...]

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iPhone user awarded $850 in throttling case against AT&T

28. February 2012

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In July of 2011, AT&T announced plans to begin throttling the data speeds of the top 5% of smartphone users who could often consume as much as 12 times as much data as an average consumer. The throttling went into effect in early October and based on one individual who received a throttling warning, the [...]

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Apple turns off iCloud-based push email for iPhone users in Germany on account of Motorola patent

28. February 2012

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Apple and Motorola are engaged in quite the back and forth legal battle over in Germany these days. Not too long after a German Court ruled that Motorola’s smartphones infringed upon Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent, Apple has been forced to make some changes to its iCloud offering in Germany as a result of potentially [...]

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Apple acquires app search firm “Chomp” as it looks to revamp the iTunes Store experience

28. February 2012

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Apple’s iTunes Store, everyone’s favorite repository for music, movies, TV shows, and mobile apps, is on track to get its first major re-design in over three years. 9to5Mac reported last week that a revamped version of iTunes is a top priority for Apple and is aimed at being more user-friendly and engaging than the current [...]

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Chinese Police seize Apple iPhone branded gas stoves

27. February 2012

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China is notorious as a haven for  knockoff products that blatantly, and sometimes comically, infringe the intellectual property of others in an effort to make a quick buck. Just this past Summer, knockoff artists in China took things to an entirely new level when unauthorized and counterfeit Apple retail stores began popping up. And just [...]

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