Archive | January 7th, 2013

Apple seeks 802.11ac (aka 5GB Wi-Fi) engineer in new job posting

7. January 2013

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Adding more credence to a report from last week which claimed that Apple was going to partner up with Broadcom to deliver 802.11ac networking (aka 5GB WiFi) to its line of desktop and notebook computers is a new job posting from Apple explicitly seeking an System Test Engineer with 802.11ac expertise. The job posting reads: [...]

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Apple to team up with Broadcom to deliver incredibly fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi

7. January 2013

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In 2012, Apple finally released a revamped iMac that was incredibly sleeker than its predecessor. As we look ahead to 2013, don’t expect any major hardware changes to Apple’s desktop lineup. But if you’re in the mood for significant internal upgrades, Apple may have you covered. The Next Web is reporting that Apple recently struck [...]

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Apple didn’t make bid to acquire Waze, but Microsoft, Facebook and Google did – Report

7. January 2013

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Last week there was a lot of hullabaloo surrounding Apple’s alleged interest in acquiring Waze, the social turn-by-turn navigation company based founded by Israeli’s Ehud Shabtai, Amir Shinar and Uri Levine. In case you’re unfamiliar, Waze uses crowd-sourcing from drivers on the road to provide real time traffic updates. The service also enables users to report traffic [...]

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Apple boasts over 40 billion downloads from App Store

7. January 2013

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With CES kicking off tomorrow, don’t sleep on Apple. The company today issued a press release boasting that they’ve now seen over 40 billion downloads from the iTunes App Store. What’s more, the press release boasts of over 500 million active iTunes accounts and over 775,000 available applications for iOS devices. “It has been an [...]

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Microsoft acquires R2 studios for undisclosed sum

7. January 2013

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In late December, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple, along with Microsoft and Google, were all interested in acquiring a startup called  id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. R2 Studios, which is developing home-media and automation technology, has remained largely mum about its plans but last year released an app that turns Android phones into touch [...]

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TSMC begins trial production of A6x chips for Apple

7. January 2013

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It’s no secret that Apple and Samsung share a somewhat thorny and complex relationship given that the two companies remain entangled in legal battles around the world at the same time that Samsung manufactures all of the chips used in Apple’s lineup of iOS devices. That said, it’s been rumored for quite some time that [...]

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Apple’s “Do Not Disturb” iPhone ad starring the Williams’ sisters

7. January 2013

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Apple on New Years Day posted a new commercial for the iPhone 5 titled “Do Not Disturb”. The ad highlights, as you might expect, the ‘do not disturb’ feature Apple first introduced in iOS 6. The ad is pretty fun and features Serena and Venus Williams in a dream sequence playing Ping Pong. Overall, this [...]

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