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    by Published on 11-14-2010 06:59 PM

    Time Magazine has published its picks for the top 50 inventions of 2010, and the iPad is right at the top of the list. As the accompanying article notes astutely, though, the iPad is not an invention per se, but a reinvention of a product that had pretty much been left for dead.

    Tablet computers, after all, are far from a new invention. The pen tablet was developed ...
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    by Published on 11-14-2010 10:40 AM

    If you're not shocked that Apple is on the receiving end of another lawsuit, you're not alone. For as long as anyone can remember, the folks in Cupertino have been swatting at lawsuits like a swarm of mosquitoes buzzing around their heads. The latest legal news, however, has Apple taking fire from some within the world's largest mobile community.

    If you're not well-versed in Chinese law, ...
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    by Published on 11-14-2010 01:45 AM

    Steve Jobs seems to be answering an awful lot of his own email lately. As the iOS is about to receive another update, Airplay streaming is one of the most eagerly anticipated new features coming to version 4.2. Using Airplay, users will be able to stream music, video and pictures to the newly revamped Apple TV. But what about other apps, will they get to stream content to the Apple TV as well?

    A man ...
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    by Published on 11-13-2010 03:38 PM


    It's continually amazing how much money people are willing to spend to destroy electronics, especially smartphones. If it's not somebody putting an iPhone in a blender it's somebody else getting a model to stomp on it. Well, the EZ Grill Company has taken the destruction to the next level, holding a competition to see which ...
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    by Published on 11-13-2010 10:00 AM

    Conjuring images of an on-the-go mad scientist who needs a mobile microscope to hatch evil plans wherever his Apple-friendly laboratory is located, the new iPhone 4 60X Microscope will hopefully be used primarily for good (I have an active imagination, okay?). What isn't imaginary, of course, is this very real - and very unconventional - iPhone 4 accessory that is now available for purchase. ...
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    by Published on 11-13-2010 07:45 AM

    In a potential knockout blow to the naysayers who have slammed the iPad as just a "content-consumption device," Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn says he's been using his iPad to create the next album for the cartoon supergroup. The self-described "technophobe and Luddite" Albarn says the album will be ready in time for Christmas.

    The closed nature of the iPad and the difficulty in printing ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 11:00 PM

    Apple is known for keeping product launch schedules top secret. For most of us this doesn’t cause much of a problem, but for some Mac users who depend on Apple products for their livelihood, this level of secrecy can be detrimental. Some industries like television post-production companies plan their projects over multiple years and these customers need to have some idea that Apple will not abandon them in the future. ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 02:20 PM

    Just as Poseidon79 reported yesterday, iTunes 10.1 is now Available for download, while iOS 4.2 has entered GM 2 status.

    I'll skip right to the important stuff. If your Jailbroken, you should be just fine with the iTunes 10.1 update, so don't panic when you see the update screen.

    iTunes 10.1 does come with some new support a a few features such as the ability to use "AirPlay ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 11:45 AM

    Apple has joined forces with Oracle to create an open source Java implementation for Mac OS X through the OpenJDK project, both companies announced today. Apple is the second major partner - after IBM, which announced its support in February - to jump on the OpenJDK bandwagon. Following Apple's decision to stop development on its own implementation of the Java runtime environment, this move ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 11:20 AM

    Calling all die-hard Apple fanatics. A piece of Apple history is up for grabs. And if you have an extra quarter-million bucks in your sock drawer, that should be more than enough to snag the rare piece of Apple history when it becomes available this month for auction at Christie's.

    Here's what's at stake:

    The estimated price that the Apple I personal computer will fetch at the ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 10:32 AM

    The level of competition in the tablet marketplace has gone from non-existent to booming in what seems to be the blink of an eye. With heavy-hitters like RIM and Samsung already in line to take a shot at Apple's tablet dominance, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says the dawn of Android tablets could change the dynamics of the tablet marketplace once and for all. During his company's earnings call this week, ...
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    by Published on 11-12-2010 06:21 AM

    Reports are coming in from multiple sources saying that the iOS 4.2 release has been pushed back to next Tuesday. The problem, which has already been spotted by a number of beta testers, is a bug preventing iPads from making stable WiFi connections. Though MacStories, among others, suggests that the bug may take up to two weeks to fix, one Greek blogger with a good track record of success pegs the release ...