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    by Published on 05-04-2011 07:50 PM

    It's a hire for Apple straight out of Star Wars - literally. The big buzz around Cupertino is that "sound legend" and venerable cinematic audio innovator Tomlinson Holman has been hired by Apple to help dramatically improve the company's audio-related efforts, particularly with regard to phsyical products like the iDevice line.

    Although Apple hasn't yet confirmed the hire, TWiT Network ...
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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 11:51 AM

    Although some believed it would take considerably longer for Apple to ready iOS 4.3.3, on Wednesday the iOS update arrived and it promises to correct the location tracking and data storage bug that sparked concern and controversy last month when the potential privacy threat was discovered.

    As promised, Apple says the aforementioned update alters the iOS crowd-sourced location database ...
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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 ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 10:55 AM

    According to the latest projections by research firm IHS iSuppli, Apple's App Store may very well claim a much bigger share of the mobile app download market than anyone previously anticipated. Despite the growth of the mobile app industry and a number of prominent new entries into the genre, Apple is expected to claim an astounding 75% of the total app download market this year.

    "The Apple ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 08:57 AM

    Since 2007, Apple has pegged summertime as the right time to introduce a new iPhone model - a predictable pattern that, until recently, was expected to continue in 2011. Unfortunately for eager next-gen iPhone buyers, it now appears from a variety of sources and mounting evidence that this long-held tradition will at last be broken this summer.

    On Wednesday, reports surfaced that an unnamed ...
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    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 ...
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    by Published on 05-03-2011 12:16 PM

    Apple has revised the rules and review policies of the App Store. The changes bring with them a renewed and greater weight on paid apps in the app review process. As it now stands, users can no longer provide reviews for apps obtained via promo code. In other words, if you're downloading a paid app for free or on promotion, you won't be able to review it. That privilege is now reserve for paying customers ...
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    by Published on 05-03-2011 11:20 AM

    Google has formally joined Apple on the list of tech giants involved in mobile tracking scandals. Following weeks of controversy stemming from the recent discovery that Apple's iOS tracks user location information, on Tuesday Google joined the party as South Korean police raided Google's Seoul offices. The raid was promoted by concern and accompanying reports that Google is collecting sensitive user information ...
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    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 ...
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    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, ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 04:14 PM

    Last week popular iOS and Mac developer Erica Sadun let us know she'd packaged iOS-to-Mac audio streaming via the AirTunes protocol. She called her beta Banana Tunes, after her popular Mac software Banana TV.

    She's just published an update to the Banana TV software (a Mac application which runs $7.99, and does NOT require a jailbroken device) which integrates this Banana Tunes beta (after a week or so of heavy testing, ...