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    by Published on 03-02-2011 12:23 PM

    Among the most buzz-worthy introductions at today's Apple event is the groundbreaking new "Smart Cover" for the iPad 2. Demonstrated on stage in conjunction with the 2nd generation iPad's big unveiling, the magnetic smart cover makes it possible for your iPad 2 to automatically "wake up" when you open the case. Correspondingly, when the case is closed, your iPad will be put to sleep. What's ...
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    by Published on 03-02-2011 12:09 PM

    Apple announced today at their iPad event that the iPad 2 would ship with a new version of iOS, iOS 4.3. The update builds on software additions found in previous versions of iOS 4.

    Apple highlighted many new features in the upcoming software update. Safari performance will be improved enhanced using the "Nitro JavaScript engine." Apple's Scott Forstall add's that Safari's performance will be "significantly increased" ...
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    by Published on 03-02-2011 11:37 AM

    A little more than one year ago, Apple unveiled the long awaited and once mythical tablet that promised to change mobile computing as we knew it. Since then, 15 million iPads have been sold. And on Wednesday morning at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned from medical leave (at least for today) to introduce his company's second generation iPad. "We've been working on this product for a while, and I didn't ...
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    by Published on 03-02-2011 09:43 AM

    With the iPad 2 release just a couple hours away, the tech world is reviewing all the rumors that have been swirling around for months about the new model. Some people are doing more than that, though: apparently the sports book mavens at Bookmaker.com have set a line for the possible features that may be introduced. Their guesses are in line with mainstream opinion, though with Apple's penchant for secrecy it could be that someone betting against the line could have a big win.

    Bookmaker.com is a major sportsline site: the American arm of the giant BetCRIS online gambling empire based in Costa Rica. ...
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    by Published on 03-02-2011 02:05 AM

    Mac OS Lion looks like it will be a very impressive update when it’s released this summer. A new feature called “All My Files” allows you to see all of your files in one place and can then be organized by file kind, date created, or the last time the file was opened. The icon for this app is rather small onscreen, however, a larger version can be found hiding inside the operating system. It contains a hidden tribute to Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, if you look hard enough.

    The ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 09:05 PM

    In a move that many feared would come true sooner rather than later, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo suggested on Tuesday at an investors conference that Verizon will soon end unlimited data plans for its recently acquired iPhone. The demise of unlimited plans may transpire as soon as this summer.

    Released just weeks ago on the Verizon network, the iPhone, ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 06:51 PM

    Definitely take this one with quite a few grains of salt, but there's a small chance that Amazon.de may have accidentally leaked the iPad 2 specs a bit early.

    According to the alleged screenshots, the iPad 2 will feature a 1.2 GHz Processor, Thunderbolt, and a camera. This comes on top of features of the original iPad, including wi-fi and 3G models and bluetooth None of these come as a great ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 11:40 AM

    AllThingsD has just posted an interesting article, discussing the rumor that Steve Jobs is "definitely mulling" appearing on stage alongside his fellow Apple executives to show off Apple's new product and software, most likely the iPad 2, and a preview of iOS 5. As Mr. Jobs is on medical leave as he battles a form of pancreatic cancer, it was widely expected that Apple COO Tim Cook would run the show, and Jobs ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 11:03 AM

    While no shortage of prominent celebrities and business leaders have been honored via British knighthood, don't look for Apple CEO Steve Jobs to turn up with a "Sir" in front of his name any time soon. According to a flurry of published reports Tuesday, Steve Jobs was apparently once in line for knighthood but plans fell through when former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown intervened ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 09:48 AM

    With scratches and dings more than just commonplace in iDevice ownership, Apple may be tinkering with new technologies that will reduce the unsightly blemishes that adorn our ubiquitous mobile gadgets. According to information made public this week, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded ownership of a "scratch resistant metal device coating" to Apple.

    U.S. Patent No. 7896981 ...
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    by Published on 03-01-2011 08:47 AM

    Even though the supposed iPhone "nano" appears to be just rumor, Apple is apparently still considering bringing cheaper phones to market. Saying they don't want their phones to be "just for the rich," Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook made it clear that Apple is looking to increase its market share by offering lower cost options. He made these comments on a call with an investment analyst, who also noted Cook's ...
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    by Published on 02-28-2011 06:12 PM

    It turns out Apple's secret meeting for retail employees this past weekend was in fact for Joint Venture, a new service provided by Apple designed specifically for small business, particularly those with around ten employees. The service would provide "advanced and priority technical support for small business."

    MacRumors and 9to5Mac have both gone digging for what the program comprises, and have found some interesting details ...