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    by Published on 10-28-2011 01:28 PM
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    Critics of Apple's "Walled Garden" approach to iOS often complain about how much control Apple has over what developers can do with their mobile operating system. Not enough flexibility, too many rules, not open source and the complaints go on and on. However, the uniformity of the "Walled Garden" has some benefits for regular users and Jailbreak users.

    Pictured above is a graph showing the incredible difference between iOS updates ...
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    by Published on 10-28-2011 12:20 PM
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    The Unite States Trademark and Patent Office published a new Apple patent focused on re-imagining how media is edited within a gesture-based OS.

    While the patent does delve into some Minority Report like 3D gestures, this is not the focus of the patent, and other Apple patents have detailed 3D gestures in greater detail. However, what this patent does propose is a new way to interact with media via a gesture-based ...
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 08:46 PM
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    Ripping music to iTunes for many elicits a sense of nostalgia. A throwback to a time where physical CD's dominated our music collections and endless hours were devoted to uploading the contents of these discs to our computers. For the true audiophiles out there lossless audio is still the only way to go, and for many using iTunes the codec of choice for encoding songs was/is ALAC otherwise known as ...
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 01:54 PM
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    Apple's iPhone has moved ahead of Nokia's handset offerings as the preferred choice among Chinese buyers for their next smartphone purchase according to a report by Morgan Stanley.

    China is currently Apple's second largest market with revenue increasing from $3 billion in 2010 to $13 billion so far in 2011. Morgan Stanley predicts that China could surpass the United States as their largest market in three ...
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    by Published on 10-27-2011 01:07 PM
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    Newspaper and Magazine publishers take notice, Apple's Newsstand might be what they need to boost sales and subscriptions.

    According to Conde Nast, since the October 12 release of Newsstand the company has seen a 268 percent increase in subscriptions for the digital versions of their titles. Single title sales experienced a boost as well up 142 percent from the previous eight week period.
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    by Published on 10-26-2011 10:11 AM
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    Sprint posted a narrower loss than predicted during the third quarter of the year, but expects the iPhone to turn around the companies steady decline in contract subscribers despite the expensive intial investment.

    Sprint reported a quarterly loss of $301 million ($.10 a share), which is a third of their third quarter losses last year of $911 million ($.30 a share). Also, the loss beat analysts expectations of a $.22 per-share ...
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    by Published on 10-26-2011 07:43 AM
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    Slide to Unlock is now Slide to Welcome the Wrath of Apple. Yes, Apple has successfully won a patent for the commonly used Slide to Unlock feature used to unlock capacitive touchscreen phones.

    Steve Jobs during the unveiling of the iPhone way back in 2007 was almost giddy showing off Apple’s simple solution to preventing the pocket dialing dilemma. The patent application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) dates back ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 03:42 PM
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    Tony Fadell is as much a part of Apple's success over the last 10 years as any member of Jobs' executive team. As the VP of the iPod Division Fadell oversaw the development of the iPod and iPhone between 2001 and 2009, and now he is tackling the next logical product: the home thermostat.

    Fadell and partner Matt Rogers (a former engineer at Apple as well) have developed Nest, a new and incredibly smart take on the ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 09:42 AM
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    Sony is reportedly reaching out to Aaron Sorkin in an attempt to secure the author to pen the screenplay for the Steve Jobs Movie.

    Sony acquired the movie rights to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography earlier this month. Sorkin previously penned the screenplay to The Social Network, and his success in adapting Facebook's story is rumored to be a big factor in Sony's efforts to secure Sorkin for Jobs screenplay. ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2011 09:01 AM
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    No doubt an homage to HAL 9000, Iris 9000 turns Siri on the 4S to a true whole-room voice control module.

    The ominous looking dock—complete with a Hal 9000 red-eye—utilizes a remote that allows owners to activate Siri from across the room. The dock's built-in microphone can pick up commands from up to 50 feet away, and amplifies Siri's responses via the built in speakers.

    The dock, ...
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    by Published on 10-24-2011 02:33 PM
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    China Mobile could be described as the T-Mobile of the East. Their high-speed network isn't compatible with the iPhone, but that hasn't stopped some 10 million users from using the phone on the network according to Reuters.

    China Mobile subscribers using an iPhone can still use slower 2G GSM/EDGE data speeds much like their Western T-Mobile brethren. However, unlike T-Mobile, China Mobile is actively working ...
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    by Published on 10-24-2011 10:29 AM
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    Apple is reportedly planning to roll out a new pilot program that will allow customers to pickup orders placed through the online Apple Store in one of the company's physical retail stores.

    The program is known as Sherwood and will extend to any product available for purchase in Apple's online store including "custom configured Macs, engraved and gift-wrapped products and the full slate ...