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    by Published on 05-19-2011 08:19 AM

    A class action lawsuit filed against AT&T is alleging the company is "systematically" overstating data usage for iPad and iPhone users.

    The group of lawyers heading the suit hired an independent computer firm to measure every time a group of iPhones and iPads used data in some way. Then they compared the observed data usage to the data usage AT&T claimed the devices used on their monthly bills. The lawyers claim that AT&T systematically ...
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    by Published on 05-18-2011 08:43 PM

    The wonder-kid I/O born of illegitimate relations between Apple and Intel might be in for a custody battle soon.

    Taking a gander at Intel's trademarks page, the 10Gbps Thunderbolt I/O is clearly listed. However, looking for a trademark filing in both Canada and the United States turns up empty on Intel's behalf. Instead, Apple turns up as the owner of the Thunderbolt trademark.

    This ...
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    by Published on 05-18-2011 10:52 AM

    Apple's plans for this weekend are becoming increasingly clear. The prospect of a new product launch has all but died. It seems this weekend will see the official unveiling of the new Apple retail store experience.

    9 to 5 Mac has received a number of unconfirmed claims from a trusted source on what changes Apple will be making. According to the source, the changes being made are internally being referred to as "Apple Store ...
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    by Published on 05-18-2011 07:48 AM

    Last night the Online Apple Store went down, and alert amongst the online community reached DEFCON 4, bordering on 5 (it has come to my attention DEFCON 5 is the lowest level of alarm. My bad.). The speculation and ferver around what Apple could possibly be unveiling reached a boil.

    Then nothing.

    Imagine everyone's dismay when the store came back online with no new products or visible changes. Not even a measly ...
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    by Published on 05-17-2011 03:54 PM

    The partnership between leader in speech recognition, and text-to-speech software Nuance, and Apple has been well documented in recent weeks. In the latest build of OS X Lion released to developers Apple has incorporated (pictured above) Nuance's technology into both iOS 5 and Mac OS X.

    Below are some links to what the new improved text-to-speech function in Lion will likely sound like. ...
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    by Published on 05-17-2011 01:52 PM
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    Analysts at FBR Capital Markets are predicting Apple's latest installment of the "iconic smartphone" will be manufactured in the third fiscal quarter of 2011, and released later in the year.

    They are also reporting Charlie Sheen is still crazy.

    And the moon isn't composed of cheese.

    The report drops other bombshells, including the iPhone 5 will have have an 8-megapixel camera, and a single baseband communications ...
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    by Published on 05-17-2011 11:36 AM

    Remember last year when Scot Wilson debut his take on the iPod Nano wristwatch?

    Remember when Wilson couldn't secure a manufacturer for the design, leaving the concept in limbo?

    Remember how he then decided to post his creation on Kickstarter.com to raise funding, and in a month raised nearly $1,000,000 from 13,500 backers?

    Yea, neither do I, but Wilson's beautiful creations will be sold in Apple Retail Stores across the country this week. ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 01:33 PM

    The 10th Anniversary of Apple opening their first retail store is this weekend, and the rumors about possible special commemorative events is reaching a boil.

    Apple Stores across the country have an all-hands employee meeting scheduled for May 22 at 7 a.m. According to MacStories they received the follow statement from a trusted Apple source.

    While meetings like this aren't uncommon, speculation across ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 12:58 PM

    Earlier this year Toshiba and Apple struck a deal to build a $1.19 billion production facility to manufacture LCDs for Apple's iPhones. The facility was supposed to begin manufacturing LCD's in the second half of 2011.

    Fast forward to today. Toshiba confirmed in a press release a number of technologies it would be show casing at the Society for Information Display Conference running May 17 to 19. One ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 12:28 PM

    Apple is offering victims of the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier this year free repairs on their Apple products affected by the disaster.

    Note, this program only applies to Apple Stores in Japan. Although I'm sure if an individual were to have relocated to the United States or another country with an Apple product broken because of their time spent in Japan during the quake, accommodations could ...
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    by Published on 05-15-2011 09:30 PM

    Ticonderoga Securities, using their trusted "Apple Barometer," reported Apple had "strong growth year-on-year for April," with sales up 113% compared to the same month last year.

    These numbers aren't raw sales numbers on products shipped, but rather measure sales of component suppliers to Apple in their supply chain. The logic is if Apple needs to purchase more supplies (LCDs, touch screens, etc) ...
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    by Published on 05-15-2011 11:27 AM
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    In the 2011 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition Apple stole a number of records from the clutches of Sony, and Nintendo.

    The iPhone supplanted the Nintendo DS as the "Fastest-selling Portable Gaming System" selling 1.5million units during launch week. In comparison the PSP sold 200,000 during its first week, and the Nintendo DS sold 500,000 units.

    The App Store also earned the ...