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    by Published on 05-14-2011 09:48 PM



    File this under amazing.

    Nicholas J. Bryan and Ge Wang, students at Stanford University, have developed an application that turns your iPhone into a piece of scratchable vinyl. Instead of using time-coded vinyl to manipulate your digital music catalog through a program, the application uses the accelerometer and gyroscope of the iPhone, while attached to the turntable, to manipulate the desired track.
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 08:18 PM




    Sometimes there is a subtle cue, a moment when an individual's poor choice of words hints at future products. Then sometimes those hints take the form of a neon wink, followed by a kick to the balls, and a back flip out of the room on to a tie-dye unicorn.

    Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, pulled the latter.

    Bezos, when asked in an interview by Paul Reynolds of Consumer Reports, if amazon would be putting out a non-kindle ...
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 08:10 PM




    The leaks continue. Apple.pro posted pictures they obtained of both the forward-facing, and rear-facing cameras on the next iPhone 5G or 4S or whatever. Apple.pro included a photoshopped mock-up (pictured above) of what the divorced components would look like.

    The leaked photos support rumors, and reports that the next generation iPhone will separate the flash, and camera components on the rear of the ...
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    by Published on 05-13-2011 09:12 AM




    When it rains it pours. A mere 36 hours after the alleged next gen iPod Nano photos surface, Patently Apple dug up a bevy of Apple patents for the Nano and future iDevices.

    The last Nano introduced a limited touch interface to the device, a series of patents uncovered by Patently Apple shows a multitouch interface, "chameleon-like" screen savers, and games could be implemented.

    The most attention in the patents seems to be ...
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    by Published on 05-13-2011 07:30 AM




    You read the headline right. Wipe the coffee off you just spit all over your monitor, and continue reading.

    The new LCD technology, developed by Samsung's subsidiary Nouvoyance, packs a 2560-by-1600 pixel resolution into a 10.1" display. This doubles the count of full 1080p displays and achieves a pixel density of 300 dpi. Any display capable of packing a 300 dpi pixel count qualifies as a "Retina" ...
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    by Published on 05-12-2011 03:53 PM




    What happens when you deprive a entire generation access to digital copies of arguably the most influential band of their time, and then release said collection?

    They spit out money like a baby does brussel sprouts.

    Nielsen numbers released yesterday show a 1.6% growth in music sales through May of 2011. In case you haven't been paying attention, since p2p file sharing showed up, the music business hasn't been ...
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    by Published on 05-12-2011 02:19 PM





    Other World Computing, the de facto after market iMac upgrade retailer and servicer, is reporting they are unable to replace the main hard disk in the recently released iMacs.

    This sucks. A lot.

    Apple has become increasingly unfriendly toward the do-it-yourself community over the years. While the iMac and other all-in-one devices aren't inherently designed to be tinkered with, I always held solace in the fact I could replace my hard drive ...
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    by Published on 05-12-2011 01:13 PM




    Digitimes is reporting shortages of both labor and materials, specifically at Foxconn, will be affecting Apple's overseas supply chain.

    The shortage will likely affect Apple's ability to ship the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 in the second quarter of 2011 (Calendar time, not financial, so like June), upstream component makers told Digitime. Foxconn released a statement on the issue, (that in no way directly ...
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    by Published on 05-12-2011 10:16 AM




    Apple may have approved the SugarSugar app, and serving sizes don't come in teaspoons. Unless that's your kinda thing...

    Zdnet is reporting SugarSugar, a Sugar Daddy dating website, is claiming their iPhone app has been approved and will be available via the App Store in June. It appears the round table of elders in Castle Cupertino, who decide which apps to knight and which apps hang, have been letting the jesters run the roost.

    I'm sure approving ...
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    by Published on 05-11-2011 07:39 PM




    The Third Rail iPhone 4 battery case takes the familiar idea of a charging case and makes it practical.

    Batteries, for the most part, are removable and replaceable. Unless you're an Apple product. The Third Rail battery case takes this novel idea and runs with it. The base case ($39.99) and the battery ($59.99) can be purchased separately or together ($89.99, you save $10 purchasing them together.) ...
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    by Published on 05-11-2011 02:53 PM




    In a scathingly bitter letter released today, the iFlow staff explains to users why at the end of the month their company and app will be gone for good. Also, the letter goes details the one-sided war Apple is waging on digital book sellers on iOS devices.

    The letter can be viewed in its entiretyhere and opens as follows:



    No love for Cupertino there. The letter goes on to explain what exactly transpired to spell doom for iFlow and possibly other small ...
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    by Published on 05-11-2011 01:09 PM




    Senator Charles Schumer has asked Google, Research In Motion, and Apple to remove application that alert users to the locations of nearby DUI checkpoints. Schumer along with Senators Harry Reid, Tome Udall, and Frank R. Lautenberg sent letters to Apple and Google in March asking them to remove apps like Mr. Dui, Trapster, and DUI Dodger from the app store.

    As Michael reported back in March , RIM is the only one to have removed the apps.

    As a recent college ...