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    by Published on 12-20-2010 09:25 AM




    The holiday shopping season has not been spared from the red hot retail rumor mill in the least. On Monday, one of the biggest rumored iPhone sales in recent memory sprang up thanks to a "leaked internal memo" that supposedly originated from Sam's Club. According to the document, Apple's 16GB iPhone 4 will soon be available for $147 with a two-year AT&T contract. Similarly, the 8GB iPhone ...
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    by Published on 12-20-2010 08:10 AM



    Apps are sending your personal data to online trackers in violation of Apple's privacy rules. That's the conclusion of a Wall Street Journal investigation, which determined that a number of popular apps - such as Pandora and MySpace - transmit device and demographic data to advertisers without first asking the user for permission.

    The Wall Street Journal tested 101 apps for iPhone and Android ...
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    by Published on 12-20-2010 02:36 AM



    With less than a week to go before Christmas, Best Buy is pulling out all the stops to get shoppers into their stores. Best Buy has a couple of sweet deals that will be especially appealing if youíre still shopping for the perfect gift for the Apple fan on your holiday shopping list.

    Verizon was the first retailers to offer customers iPad + MiFi bundles starting at $629.99. Today, 9to5 Mac is reporting that Best ...
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    by Published on 12-19-2010 08:19 AM



    There has been some news about the 4.2.1 jailbreak lately, but the unlock has been missing in action for some time. However, we got a little ray of light about ultrasn0w on Twitter from Egyptian baseband hacker Sherif Hashim, who worked on the 3.1.3 unlock. He's still keeping it on the down low - English-only speakers would have missed it - but he's indicated the unlock should be ready in ...
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    by Published on 12-19-2010 03:07 AM



    If youíd like to own a real piece of Apple history, then head on over to eBay where you can pick up an Apple Lisa 1. As of this writing, it will currently set you back $25,100. The Lisa 1 could be considered the Macís big sister. It was released back in 1983, after the Apple II, but before the Macintosh came out. It was considered a bit of a disappointment at the time, however.

    According to the seller, moonlightflyer, ...
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    by Published on 12-19-2010 01:59 AM



    PhatWare has just released PhatPad 1.0 ($4.99) for the iPad. PhatPad lets you take handwritten notes and converts them into editable text. You can also draw simple shapes such as squares and circles, and PhatPad will convert them into perfect shapes. With so many note-taking apps available in the App Store today, itís rare to find one that stands out in any significant way. PhatPad offers people an attractive alternative to the iPadís standard ...
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    by Published on 12-18-2010 03:36 PM




    In case you missed the story this past week, a big victory was delivered to the jailbreak community in Spain. While the news has nothing to directly do with Apple or its products, the news stills serves to advance jailbreaking overall - a reality most in our community would celebrate regardless. In this particular instance, however, a court in Barcelona ruled that - despite the best arguments to the ...
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    by Published on 12-18-2010 12:16 PM



    A now-you-see-it, now-you-don't tweet from @MuscleNerd has again raised hopes that we'll see an untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak by Christmas. Having responded to someone asking about the JB that Christmas was "an achievable deadline," he then deleted the tweet, leaving open questions as to whether he thought that was too confident a statement.

    Earlier this month, @comex had promised ...
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    by Published on 12-18-2010 10:49 AM




    Several weeks ago, reports first surfaced about a life-like Steve Jobs figurine that captured the ire of Apple and prompted the company to direct its legal team to swiftly put an end to sales of the product. The folks at MIC Gadget had experienced such a great reaction to the little action figures that their M.I.C Store quickly sold out of the first batch of 300 limited edition Steve Jobs ...
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    by Published on 12-17-2010 04:15 PM



    Apple is advertising for four new iOS software engineers, and all of them need experience in developing navigation software. The new listings are seen as the strongest signal yet that Apple is looking to come up with an in-house version of the Google service that drives the Maps app, potentially including turn-by-turn navigation.

    In addition to skills with navigational software, ...
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    by Published on 12-17-2010 12:06 PM




    Rupert Murdoch is bringing the "Daily" to the iPad next month. News Corp. will officially launch the digital publication on or around January 17, All Things Digital reported on Friday. Of course, this isn't the first time we've heard a "concrete" launch date for the "Daily," which is being hyped as a publishing revolution. Despite the previous delays, however, all signs now point to a January 2011 launch. ...
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    by Published on 12-17-2010 11:35 AM




    Sharp is teaming with Apple on a $1.2 billion-dollar facility that will crank out iPhone screens faster than you can say iOS. According to Japanese paper the Nikkei business daily, Sharp is coughing up some of the cash to optimize the plant, but Apple is rumored to be coughing up a lot more. Apple will also buy "most of the panels produced by Sharp," a company that has previously supplied ...