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    by Published on 05-04-2011 03:41 PM



    According to MacRumors several members of their site have been asked, via email, to join a new customer feedback program called Apple Customer Pulse.



    While apple has asked for feedback from customers before, this is much more extensive and systematic effort. The Pulse program allows users who sign up for the program to recieve up to two surveys a month. The surveys are used to assess the customers ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 11:25 AM




    For those ModMyi members living in the Europe, Spotify has added a new "Devices" section to their streaming music program. The devices section allows users to sync their playlists to iDevices and other MP3 players without a premium subscription (aka free).

    Spotify is a subscription music service reminiscent of on-demand radio. The user owns none of the music they hear or listen to on their playlists, unless they purchase the tracks ...
    12 Comments  263 Views
    by Published on 05-03-2011 08:18 PM




    Adobe upgraded their Creative Suite to version 5.5 today and in the process improved the ability of their design products to produce web, mobile content, and interact with tablets and smartphones. The new CS5.5 will "make an impact with work for virtually any screen mobile to tablet to HD display all with one value-packed offering," according to Adobe.

    The new CS5.5 will implement the previously ...
    44 Comments  694 Views
    by Published on 05-03-2011 08:10 AM



    The rumored iMac refresh from Apple became reality this morning. The faster Sandy Bridge processors, jump to AMD's 6790M graphics processors and the addition of TWO Thunderbolt I/O connections included in the update are enough to make a man blush. Also, Apple included an HD FaceTime camera capable of providing full resolution to the 27" models 2560 by 1600 pixel display.

    The biggest revelation outside ...
    28 Comments  479 Views
    by Published on 05-02-2011 11:00 PM



    Hacker iH8sn0w has released an update to Sn0breeze that finally brings untethered jailbreaking support to Verizon iPhone 4 owners. Well, Windows users anyway.

    Windows Verizon iPhone users will finally have the luxury of untethered jailbreak access to Cydia and all the other spoils jailbreaking brings. The untether exploit was released rather quickly for Verizon Mac users after the 4.3.2 update, ...
    6 Comments  252 Views
    by Published on 05-02-2011 01:12 PM



    The ongoing battle between magazine publishers and Apple made some headway today with the announcement Time Inc. and Apple have reached a deal allowing current print-magazine subscribers to access iPad editions as part of their subscription.

    Sports Illustrated and Fortune's print-subscribers can now view the iPad editions of their subscriptions. Time Magazine subscribers were already allowed ...
    31 Comments  654 Views
    by Published on 05-02-2011 09:12 AM



    The Hive dock, created by Jake Waitzman, uses no power, or electricity to amplify the iPhone's onboard speaker and magnify the screen to two times its size. According to Waitzman's Kickstarter page, the Hive Dock works by simply placing a "Fresnel lens parallel to the iPhone's Retina Display at a set distance of 4 inches" and "channeling the sound into a concave chamber that projects the sound upward and outward to ...
    59 Comments  989 Views
    by Published on 05-01-2011 06:04 PM



    State Farm recently released their Driver Feedback app so you can accurately assess just how reckless of a driver you are. Now you will know if the screams of your passengers are warranted.

    The app, downloadable for free via the App Store, uses the iPhones accelerometer to assess the driver's speed, braking, and cornering. You simply start the app before driving, have it in your possession somewhere in the ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 04:24 PM



    Earlier this week Microsoft announced an API Mapping tool help iPhone/iOS developers "find their way when they discover the Windows Phone platform."


    The API Mapping tool acts as a translation device for iOS developers unfamiliar with Windows Phone 7 coding language. The mapping tool does this by allowing iOS developers to pick out the iOS API calls and quickly look up "equivalent classes, methods and notification ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 02:49 PM



    I am constantly amazed at some of the small innovations the jailbreak community comes up with week in and week out. From fixing small gripes (Infinidock) to implementing features that should have been available since the iPhone 1 (Wi-Fi Sync), the jailbreak community exudes a flexibility AppStore developers aren't granted from Apple.

    The latest little gem I came across in Cydia is MultiIconMover (which I'm sure many ...
    67 Comments  1083 Views
    by Published on 04-29-2011 09:21 PM



    The mysterious entity that is the Apple review board for applications rejected the app Smuggle Truck nearly three weeks ago. The game, developed by Owlchemy Labs, is a slightly more controversial version of their Apple friendly game Snuggle Truck available for iOS devices.

    In Smuggle Truck the objective is to navigate a truck filled with illegal immigrants through a series of obstacles. Immigrants can be hurled ...
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    by Published on 04-29-2011 08:07 PM




    Amazon is aiming to undercut Apple even more with many new chart-topping songs selling for $.69. These songs were previously priced at $.89, already well below the standard $1.29 for new releases on iTunes.

    The move shows the two companies very different strategies in terms of their digital music downloads. Amazon, a distant second to Apple in sales, is attempting to make up market share ...