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    by Published on 10-09-2010 10:18 AM




    Like tickets to a major sporting event or the latest video game system release, a hot ticket in town always brings out the scalpers. In China, however, the scalpers are out in full force with one primary target in sight - prospective iPhone 4 buyers. As a result, Apple has been put on the spot to address this growing problem. And they have.

    Released just days ago, the iPhone ...
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    by Published on 10-09-2010 12:58 AM



    It looks like the next big-box store to get the iPad will be Walmart. Last May, Walmart stated that it was planning on offering the iPad in time for the holiday shopping season. Now, it appears that Walmart will be offering all six versions of the iPad beginning next week, along with accessories and AppleCare. Each store is said to be getting five units of each model per store.

    Walmart is largest ...
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    by Published on 10-08-2010 06:11 PM



    Alright, I chatted with geohot earlier today but was sworn to secrecy - although it seems the news made its way out anyway, so geohot said go ahead and cover it here.

    geohot is prepped to launch limera1n (we covered the possibility of such a software months ago) on 10/11/10 - the 1 year anniversary of the release of blackra1n.



    p0sixninja, who's work on SHAtter has been vital ...
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    by Published on 10-08-2010 04:35 PM



    Let's face it. If not for the coffee shops and cozy reading lounges within some of the world's biggest book retailers, many of us would spend a lot less time in those locations reading books. For this reason it makes sense that Apple is said to be considering a comparable "lounge" concept for some of its retail locations.

    Given that Microsoft's retail store in Mission Viejo, California ...
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    by Published on 10-08-2010 11:46 AM



    There's renewed excitement about a purported new iPad model with two dock connectors following the release of some pictures showing an iPad back case with openings for two dock enclosures. While the pictures match recently discovered industrial design drawings, a number of sites are quoting anonymous sources as saying these are prototype designs for the original iPad that were canceled at the last ...
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    by Published on 10-08-2010 09:58 AM




    There's much talk in response to the latest published patent application from our friends at Patently Apple, which reveals that the next generation iPad may come with the MagSafe power connector built in. While the MagSafe could also be used for future iPhones and iPods as well, it's much more practical for Apple to restrict their use of the feature with the iPad because of the device's computer-like ...
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    by Published on 10-08-2010 02:06 AM



    Music streaming service Spotify has a strong following in Europe and is planning to launch in the United States by the end of the year, if they can make a deal with the major record labels. Negotiations are ongoing, but no agreement has yet to be made. Spotify is a free music streaming service that generates income via advertising. A paid premium service is also available that letís users enjoy music ...
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    by Published on 10-07-2010 03:44 PM




    While Apple is no stranger to patent litigation, the prospect of a looming judgment is ample enough to make even Steve Jobs get a lump in his throat. According to multiple published reports, Apple is looking at a whopping $625.5 million judgment against Mirror Worlds regarding "alleged patent infringement" related to Spotlight, Time Machine and Cover Flow.

    If Apple had proven unsuccessful this week in ...
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    by Published on 10-07-2010 03:16 PM



    That's right! The developers behind the newest jailbreak, greenpois0n, have informed the world of it's estimated arrival date of October 10th, 2010.

    Developer Joshua Hill, aka p0sixninja, recently tweeted "Things have progressed to the point where we don't expect anymore roadblocks. ETA for greenpois0n is 10/10/10 at 10:10:10AM".



    While it's important to remember that this is only an estimated release date and our friend chpwn ...
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    by Published on 10-07-2010 01:43 PM



    The new Apple TV, after having been available for only a week, is backordered on Apple's online store with delays of 1-2 weeks, and is sold out in many stores across the US. Looking at these sales, an analyst with JMP Research is predicting a run rate of 4 million units sold per year, and saying the low price of $99 is "resonating with customers."

    Eric Savitz writes on Barron's Tech Trader ...
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    by Published on 10-07-2010 10:48 AM




    Just what Apple needs - more money. That's the thought on the minds of some Apple critics today, with the opposite reaction, of course, being true of die-hard Apple fans thrilled with the company's growing success and stature within the sphere of mobile gadgets now largely dominated by the Cuprtino titan.

    Today, J.P. Morgan hiked its revenue forecast for Apple's 4th quarter for 2010 (from $18.13 ...
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    by Published on 10-07-2010 09:04 AM



    If Apple is not working on a touchscreen computer, they're putting an awful lot of effort into taking out patents for nothing.

    The latest patent application to be discovered deals with very specific issues: preventing changes in voltage supply on an LCD display from affecting the touchscreen, and for saving power when touch is not needed. The idea of a touchscreen that changes from being ...