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    by Published on 04-29-2011 10:22 AM



    In what has become a week from public relations hell for Apple, Reports popped up late yesterday the white iPhone 4 was thicker than the black model. It has now been confirmed by Engadget the white iPhone 4 is 9.5mm thick compared to the black iPhone's 9.3mm thickness.

    Below is an image of Apple's PR headquarters:



    The .2mm change in thickness was not announced prior to release and has not been reflected in the ...
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    by Published on 04-28-2011 11:55 AM



    The unveiling of the iPhone four nearly a year ago encompassed all of the usual Apple spectacle. New features, new design, and of course the two available colors: black and white. However, on launch day there was no white iPhone. Apple cited minor delays and that the phone would be available soon.

    Then it was delayed again.

    And again.

    Apple apparently was struggling with production Alchemy. Except it didn't involved gold, rather it involved white paint and ultra ...
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    by Published on 04-27-2011 06:11 PM



    We have an exclusive leaked copy of the AT&T customer service protocol for tomorrow's white iPhone 4 launch.

    The document contains a list of "Critical Must Knows/Dos for Local Dealer Locations." The highlight of all this confidential information is the fact current iPhone 4 users still under the 30 day BRE policy can exchange their current black iPhone 4 for a brand new white one. The exchanged device must be "in like-new condition with ...
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    by Published on 04-27-2011 11:50 AM



    Apple's announcement of the white iPhone 4's release tomorrow may not be an earth-shattering revelation as much as it is a relief to some. However, ifixit has an interesting mod for the hardware-tinkering inclined: the clear iPhone 4 back.

    Ifixit rates the mod as an easy install. I would beg to differ. Anytime I've had to take apart my mackbook, or iPhone, I end up losing one of the impossibly small screws (torx, proprietary, ...
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    by Published on 04-27-2011 08:44 AM



    Apple issued a formal response to the Locationgate/iMhere/iGiveupNamingThisThing scandal this morning, admitting the storing of the location cache went too far and the "bug" will be fixed in an upcoming software update. Well it wasn't an outright admission.



    This is Apple after all, and this is as close as we'll get to them saying "We #$^#@& up."

    The press release opens with a blanket statement that seems to absolve Apple of all guilt. ...
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    by Published on 04-26-2011 01:50 PM



    Patently Apple is reporting the Canadian Intellectual Property Office published Apple's official notice of abandonment of the "POD" trademark.

    This comes after seven long years of litigation attempting to secure "POD" as an Apple trademark. In the wake of the iPod's popularity Apple fought to keep third party manufacturers from cannibalizing the "POD" trademark. Also, it prevented competitors from branding ...
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    by Published on 04-26-2011 09:05 AM



    The Twittertariats over at TweetDeck have released version 2.0 of their Twitter app. The app has been rebuilt from the ground up keeping in mind "a series of guiding principles" they identified from the original app according to the developers.

    There are a bevy of new and improved features, most notably the ability to create fully customizable columns with infinite scroll lists. Your twittering juices should b salivating now. ...
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    by Published on 04-25-2011 03:46 PM



    Bloomberg is reporting the first Federal Lawsuit has been filed against Apple pertaining to the iSpy/Locationgate/other-generic-name scandal.

    The suit was filed April 22 in Tampa, Florida, at a federal court by Vikram Ajjampur, a Florida based iphone user, and William Devito, a New York based iPad customer. The two men filed suit hoping to have a judge bar the alleged data collection by Apple.
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    by Published on 04-25-2011 01:42 PM



    In my brief time here on the planet I've noticed a few things about iPod nano users. They tend to be young chic females sporting leggings and oversized sweatshirts while sloshing around campus in Ugg boots. Or they're like my roommate: A twenty something workout fanatic from Wisconsin who needs a pair of "buds" in his ears during any moment of physical exertion. Woot!.com currently has a deal that would make him spit ...
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    by Published on 04-25-2011 12:55 PM



    9 to 5 Mac is reporting Apple has started notifying customers that their recent iMac purchases would not be shipped till next week. This seems to confirm CNET’s Brian Tong ‘s report new iMacs would be due out by the end of April or the first week in May.

    Prospective iMac owners have eagerly anticipated the update after the Macbook Pro refresh saw the implementation of Intel’s ...
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    by Published on 04-23-2011 10:43 AM



    Hunch.com released an unscientific study profiling the differences between 388,315 self described Mac and PC users. Their findings confirm what most of us already assumed: Mac users are city dwelling, liberal hipster socialites, with a penchant for the finer things in life like drinking Boylan’s Root Beer to wash down their hummus and vegetarian Shawarma while watching an episode of The Office, the funniest show on Television.

    PC users rather are suburb sitting, Harley ...
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 12:37 PM



    It turns out Cupertino’s Apples are pretty rotten.

    Greenpeace released a study today (it is earth day), How Dirty is Your Data? In the study Greenpeace examines several of the top tech companies energy footprint in regards to their data centers. Apple ranks among the dirtiest.

    Apple’s clean energy index was the lowest in the study at 6.7 % while maintaining the highest dependency on coal with their coal intensity being 54.5%. Apple’s brand new $1 billion ...