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    by Published on 05-24-2011 10:30 AM
    Categories:
    1. iPhone,
    2. iOS,
    3. Apple,
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    According to video service provider FreeWheel, iDevice users have an insatiable hunger, and the only cure is more mobile videos.

    The company's Monetization Report keeps track of 10 billion video views, and analyzes what platform the videos were watched on (amongst other data). During the first quarter 30% of all videos analyzed were watched on iPods, another 30% were watched on iPhones, and another ...
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    by Published on 05-24-2011 10:07 AM
    Categories:
    1. Apple,
    2. Mac
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    HTML 5 has long been touted at the Flash killer. It still hasen't happend, and wont likely happen for some time. But a new HTML 5 authoring tool released last Friday (already the top grossing app in the Mac App Store) is looking to make the changing of guard faster.

    Hype, developed by two ex Apple engineers, takes the often times laborious, and confusing task of coding HTML 5, and turns it into ...
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    by Published on 05-24-2011 08:34 AM
    Categories:
    1. iPhone,
    2. iPad,
    3. iOS,
    4. AppStore
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    Yesterday Square unveiled three changes to their mobile payment mini empire.

    The biggest change is the addition of a iPad mobile payment application called Register. Register takes full advantage of the iPad's larger screen, and creates a mobile virtual storefront. Products can be displayed on virtual shelves complete with custom graphics, and product descriptions.

    Merchants can now sell different product variations with ...
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    by Published on 05-23-2011 11:06 AM
    Categories:
    1. iPhone
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    Digitimes is reporting today the next iPhone may have a curved screen (old fan-made mock-up pictured above).

    Digitimes, citing industry sources, is claiming Apple has purchased 200 or 300 glass-cutting machines. The expensive glass-cutting equipment will be used by glass makers wary of making such an expensive investment on their own. According to their source, the machines will be stored ...
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    by Published on 05-23-2011 09:28 AM
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    1. iPhone,
    2. iOS,
    3. Apple,
    4. Mac
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    The new Apple Store 2.0 debut Sunday, and with it many of the leaked changes were confirmed.

    Product displays are now interactive iPads referred to as "Smart Signs." The Smart Signs display product prices, information, and features. Customers can compare models, and more importantly ask for help from a specialist all from the Smart Signs. Instead of waiting around for a specialist, the customer can request ...
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    by Published on 05-23-2011 07:28 AM
    Categories:
    1. iOS,
    2. Apple,
    3. Mac
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    Last month Pope Benedict XVI told the crowd gathered at the Vatican for Palm Sunday that technology couldn’t replace God.

    Apparently the Pope has never met Steve Jobs.

    A recent study, done as part of a BBC documentary series, examines how people respond to their favorite brands. The study utilized a team of neuroscientists, to study fanatic’s brains. During an MRI test researchers showed Apple fans images of Apple products. ...
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    by Published on 05-23-2011 05:52 AM
    Categories:
    1. iPhone,
    2. iOS,
    3. Apple
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    Private viewing for most smartphone, and LCD based device owners, equates to cupping their hands over the screen, or quickly pulling the device away when they notice someone peaking.

    Apple has a solution, privacy mode.

    The ever-vigilant patent mining fellows at Patently Apple have recently discovered an Apple patent called “Systems and Methods for Electronically Controlling the Viewing Angle ...
    10 Comments  1071 Views
    by Published on 05-20-2011 07:28 PM




    The "Order Status" page on the Apple Online Store is down. Users trying to check the status of recently purchased goods via the online Apple Store are greeted with the above message. Also, a ton of phone numbers to contact the telesales team in your part of the world are on the page. So if you're concerned about your order en route, call those.

    Over the last week rumblings in the tummy ...
    23 Comments  2056 Views
    by Published on 05-20-2011 11:15 AM




    Amazon added a boatload of new electronics to their fledgling Trade-In program, including iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. The biggest surprise though, the trade-in value for your used devices doesn't suck.

    However, what does suck, is you don't get cash for your products. Rather, Amazon credits your Amazon account with an Amazon Gift Card. Still, for those looking to purchase goods on Amazon the ...
    7 Comments  985 Views
    by Published on 05-20-2011 10:35 AM




    The confusing non-confrontational custody battle over who owns Thunderbolt trademark between Apple, and Intel has reached a conclusion.

    Rights to the trademark Thunderbolt, the new I/O technology co-developed by Intel and Apple, were originally filed by Apple. However, these rights are in the process of being transferred to Intel.




    Apple's help during the process of developing Thunderbolt/Lightpeak ...
    24 Comments  611 Views
    by Published on 05-19-2011 04:00 PM
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    Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, in an interview with Reuters at the Global Technology Summit, confirmed among other things that Verizon would be getting the next iPhone at the same time as AT&T.

    While few doubted the staggered release of the iPhone 4 would continue with the next iteration, hearing it from Shammo puts the issue to rest. Also, Shammo said the Verizon version of the next iPhone would ...
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    by Published on 05-19-2011 03:49 PM




    Wading through the recently uncovered iCloud patent an interesting tid bit emerges. In the patent there is the option to "Sync partial music."

    This feature likely refers to the "local caching" of music stored on Apple's cloud based servers. What this means is when a playlist or group of songs is synched to your iDevice a small portion of each song, usually the beginning, is stored locally on the ...