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    by Published on 09-27-2010 11:24 PM

    Earlier tonight I had seen Chpwn tweet about the new Apple TV firmware, which is indeed actually iOS based as we had hoped for. The firmware is even available to download from Apple's servers, before the product has even hit hands of anxious pre-order customers.

    Shortly after hearing of this, the Dev-Team posted a small update to their recent demo of SHAtter, stating that SHAtter has been successfully used ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 08:06 PM

    As we reported last week, RIM - makers of the BlackBerry smartphone - have unveiled this week their long awaited answer to the iPad. Research in Motion was initially expected to call the 7-inch multi-touch tablet a "BlackPad." But on Monday, Mike Lazardis, president and co-CEO of RIM, unveiled the BlackBerry "PlayBook," which clearly takes aim at the Apple product that, until now, has largely ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 01:08 PM

    A new study by the Pew Research Center confirms what a lot of people already know, and Steve Jobs haters love to hate on: the media likes to write about Apple. Of 400 different technology-related stories, Pew found, about one in every six of them were about Apple, and most showed the company and its products in a favorable light. In general, the most common topic was the danger of texting while ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 09:16 AM

    The CEO of Google revealed in an interview that Google and Apple had renewed the contract that keeps Google as default search engine on the iPhone. Eric Schmidt made reference to the deal in an interview with Charlie Rose, though he didn't give more detail about how much the arrangement would cost his company. Industry insiders say that an arrangement like this usually costs hundreds of millions ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 08:55 AM

    Another day, another lawsuit for Apple.

    According to the latest litigation hurled at the folks in Cupertino, a New Jersey based company called Multi-Format Inc. says that the way in which Apple delivers digital content (movies, TV shows, and any video segments) through iTunes directly violates a patent held by the people at Multi-Format Inc.

    More specifically, the East Coast company in question ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 07:46 AM

    Late last night, many customers who preordered their new Apple TV began receiving notifications (see above) that their updated $99 product is shipping, with an estimated arrival date of September 30th. So despite earlier concerns that Apple may not meet its end-of-the-month launch deadline, it now appears that the company will successfully beat the clock this time.

    The concerns ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 06:33 AM

    Thanks to a great response from the MMi community, this week we have 2 incredible themes that flooded my inbox for nominations. Enjoy these, this one is for you Retina users.

    Refined HD

    Refined HD is designed by Anonomys, and features a very complete and polished theme, optimized for the Retina displays in our iPhone 4 (Hopefully the iPod Touch 4G too). This is one of David's first themes, and clearly, the MMi community has welcomed him warmly by nominating his theme as one of the best iPhone ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2010 01:10 AM


    If you've been keeping up with the Jailbreak scene, the SHAtter exploit is something you should be familiar with by now.

    The Dev-Team has recently reported that they have begun testing the exploit, which was developed by @pod2g a few months after @p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team discovered the crash, into a beta version of PwnageTool to get a head ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2010 09:46 PM

    On September 22nd, a new service and app was added the iTunes App Store without much notice. A company called MediaFriends has created Hey Wire, a service which allows anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac or PC to send text messages to people around the world for free. HeyWire is the first and currently only multi-platform texting and chat service that delivers free international messaging with a real phone number. ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2010 08:54 PM

    Mac musicians everywhere will be happy to learn that Avid has released the third generation of Mbox products. Avid has introduced a new family of Mbox products that integrates software and hardware into one elegant package. With this update, Avid continues to deliver the best professional tools for musicians on a budget.

    There are currently three models of Mbox to choose from, all of which include Pro Tools LE 8. The top of the line ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2010 02:33 PM

    It now appears that it took less than one full weekend of availability for the iPhone 4 to be all but officially sold out in China.

    As reported yesterday on MMi by Paul, the iPhone 4 went on sale for the first time in China this weekend with massive crowds gathering outside Apple Stores in Beijing and Shanghai. As the article noted, the only authorized carrier in the country, China Unicom, ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2010 02:09 PM

    Despite all the hype surrounding the iPhone 4's arrival in China, this weekend the iPhone 4 also debuted in parts of the Middle East. But a very important feature of the updated 4th generation Apple Smartphone was suspiciously absent. In both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, iPhone 4 buyers were stunned to learn that FaceTime was not an available feature.

    Several initial ...