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    by Published on 04-17-2011 12:55 PM

    Apple has given its online support forum a face lift of sorts. In the preparatory stages for close to a year, the revamped Apple Support Communities has been imbued with a new social networking aspect that effectively replaces the antiquated Apple Discussions board.

    "Apple Support Communities brings together thousands of Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad users from around the world to ...
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    by Published on 04-17-2011 03:38 AM

    When Apple refreshed the MacBook Air line last October, one of the most notable new features was the use of new blade type SSD drives. Taking the memory out of the old enclosures proved to be a great way to save space inside the cramped MacBook Air case, however, Apple did not use the fastest drives available at the time.

    ifixit conducted a detailed teardown of the 11-inch MacBook Air and they concluded that Apple has been ...
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    by Published on 04-16-2011 12:30 PM

    On April 6th, MMi broke the news that Toys R' Us officials were planning to launch the iPad 2 at the venerable children's toy retailer in the near future. A Toys R' Us employee provided us with exclusive photographic evidence suggesting that the tablet was about to become a toy, so to speak, as Toys R' Us had begun prepping sales staff for the hot product arrival.

    This weekend, more evidence ...
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    by Published on 04-16-2011 11:54 AM

    Research in Motion wants to drive the nails through the coffin on Google and Apple's respective efforts to secure the bevy of highly valuable patents up for grabs from bankrupt Nortel - patents that contain hot, in-demand technologies for the LTE 4G networking standard.

    According to reports published this weekend, the BlackBerry maker is gunning for the likes of Google and Apple to secure the patents "at any price." And, in terms ...
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    by Published on 04-16-2011 02:14 AM

    Flash has been a thorn in Apple's side ever since the first iPhone shipped almost 4 years ago. While users have grown accustomed to their iOS devices not being able to display Flash content, it's unfortunate that Apple and Adobe have not been able to reach some sort of compromise before now.

    Adobe, however, may have finally come up with a solution to the Flash dilemma once and for all with their latest ...
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    by Published on 04-15-2011 12:13 PM

    Cirrus Logic, one of Apple's better known component suppliers, is at the center of swirling speculation about the possibility of Apple working on a yet-to-be released new product. Cirrus, which supplies audio chips for Apple's iOS devices, is believed to be encountering manufacturing problems and other setbacks related to an Apple product.

    It is highly doubtful that the device ...
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    by Published on 04-15-2011 10:48 AM

    Last weekend, Wiley reported that several top PR executives from Activision and Nintendo are coming to Apple, as the Cupertino tech giant gears up to better focus on the merits of iOS gaming with these new hires. In addition to the PR muscle Apple is poaching from gaming rivals, it now appears that Apple's plans for future cloud-based services is prompting new hires at an escalating rate.

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    by Published on 04-14-2011 11:34 AM

    Apple has just released yet another iOS update. This time, as expected, we have 4.3.2, which gives us minor bug fixes and security patches for the iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, and 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch. For now, the update doesn't apply to the Verizon iPhone 4 (CDMA).

    According to Apple, the update:

    - Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a ...
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    by Published on 04-14-2011 07:38 AM

    Could it finally be upon us? According to a new report from Reuters, the iPhone 4 is not only in production after a short delay (insert sarcasm here), but it may be available by the end of this month. The reason for the reversal in unavailability is due to the supposed resolution of various production and manufacturing setbacks that have effectively kept this product from consumers for almost one full ...
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    by Published on 04-13-2011 01:29 PM

    Vaporware is one of the things that keep the mobile market interesting. For every product that comes to market, there's another dozen vapor devices that promise to be the greatest thing since sliced bread but ultimately never progress beyond the planning stage. Today, we got word of a new product that has all the hallmarks of vapor, with a slick marketing video and an astronomical price to match. Get ready ...
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    by Published on 04-13-2011 10:25 AM

    I know, I know. We've heard a whole lot of talk about Apple investing in cloud-based services - or "digital lockers" - in the "very near future." To date, nothing has manifested. But an interesting set of new job openings posted on Apple's corporate website suggest that there's reason to keep hope alive for these long-rumored cloud based services.

    Apple is looking to augment is Cupertino team ...
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    by Published on 04-13-2011 09:30 AM

    Apple may be moving at a much faster pace than originally anticipated with the company's long expected but still un-confirmed newest project - an Internet-connected high-def flat screen television set. According to the latest reports, this rumored high-end product could debut as soon as late 2011.

    Ticonderoga Securities Brian White said this week that Apple is poised to jump into the $100 ...