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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 ...
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    by Published on 10-06-2010 09:33 PM

    When the guys over at One Block Off The Grid ran into trouble with Adobe After Effects, they realized that they needed a faster Mac to finish their project on time. They could have done what most people in this situation would do and go buy a new Mac at an Apple Store, but not these guys. Instead, the team decided to go another route and build their own hackintosh from parts ordered from Amazon for about ...
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    by Published on 10-06-2010 05:15 PM

    As reports spread indicating shortages of the entry-level MacBook Air model at a number of online resellers, the longstanding rumor of a new, possibly smaller model is getting a boost. AppleInsider, which checks inventory at multiple sites as part of its Mac Price Guide, reports that all but one of the resellers it contacted have completely run out of the 1.83GHz MacBook Air, and that at least ...
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    by Published on 10-06-2010 01:27 PM

    Version 2.7 of PayPal's iPhone app has added a the capability of depositing a check by taking a picture of it with your phone: no trip to the ATM. Of course, the check ends up in your PayPal account, not your bank account, and will take up to a week to process. Still, given how many sites - and increasingly, real-world stores - accept PayPal, this is a major step forward in making your iPhone your wallet. ...
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    by Published on 10-06-2010 08:33 AM

    One nation after the next is losing iPhone exclusivity among the wireless carriers in their neck of the woods. Next on the list - Germany.

    As it now stands, Vodafone may pry away the exclusive hold by Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile's parent company) on the iPhone as early as October 28th. That's according to Macerkopf.de - a German news source for Mac addicts that reportedly received word ...