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    by Published on 10-26-2010 09:53 AM


    A recently discovered lockscreen glitch may force Apple to push out a firmware upgrade ahead of the arrival of iOS 4.2 next month. [UPDATE: Apparently not, an Apple spokeswoman told Wired.com that “We’re aware of this issue and we will deliver a fix to customers as part of the iOS 4.2 software update in November.”] The bug - which allows anyone to do things like make ...
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    by Published on 10-26-2010 08:48 AM

    Apple is on yet another iDevice engraving spree, this time for the iPad during the holiday shopping season. According to an announcement from the company, Apple will serve up complementary engraving exclusively through its online store.

    So if you want to generously give your friend Bob a new iPad for the holidays, the tablet can be personalized to say "Bob's iPad" - or perhaps something a ...
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    by Published on 10-26-2010 07:36 AM

    It's an eye-opening headline for certain, and one that's making the rounds throughout various media today, as Apple is believed to be considering a strategic acquisition of Sony. For now, we must responsibly classify this one as a rumor until more concrete evidence surfaces. But with better than $50 billion in the bank, Apple can certainly afford the logical buy. But just because Apple can... doesn't ...
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    by Published on 10-26-2010 12:15 AM

    PBS today launched a massive expansion of its website and with it comes a new iPad app. PBS for iPad will allow you to watch 25 full-length programs, include one new show that will be available one week before it debuts on air. Circus is a multipart documentary premiering in November about the legendary Big Apple Circus. Other shows available include Frontline, Nature, Nova, Antiques Road show and many more.

    One new feature for both the website ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2010 05:33 PM

    According to early benchmark results of the new MacBook Air line, it would appear that tradeoff of speed versus portability is still significant but less dramatic than it was in previous models. Primate Labs, the devs behind Geekbench, took a look at the new 13-inch MacBook Air and found it faster than the previous Air models but slower than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The all-new "mini" MBA, though, is still ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2010 10:34 AM

    At the "preview" of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion last week, Steve Jobs covered some of the more visible changes in the OS, such as the Mission Control window switcher and full screen apps. As the days go on and observers analyze what was shown and said, increasing focus is being put on what was not discussed. One significant change includes a more iOS-like way of handling programs, allowing you to "pick up where you left off" ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2010 09:13 AM

    Through the years, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (and, consequently, Microsoft and Apple) have seemingly enjoyed a cordial public relationship despite the intense competition that remains between the two tech giants. And while Melinda Gates - Bill's wife - has long stated publicly that there are no iPods or iPhones inside the Gates' home, persistent rumors have lingered this year regarding Bill Gates breaking down ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2010 08:43 AM

    Apple released the Review Guidelines for the new Mac App Store last week, and it's a mixed bag. There's no reference to needing to have apps signed with Apple's root certificate, so it looks like we will dodge the bullet of signed binaries. However, there's a long list of restrictions, including one on "deprecated or optionally-installed technologies" that explicitly excludes Java.
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    by Published on 10-24-2010 06:45 PM

    As Apple prepares for the opening of its new 500,000 square-foot data center in North Carolina, there is talk of Apple doubling the size of the facility. Apple has yet to reveal exactly how it intends to use the site, but it is already five times the size of the facility in Newark, California. The massive server farm has not yet gone online and already there is speculation as to the site having enough capacity for Apple’s future ...
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    by Published on 10-24-2010 12:55 AM

    Vintage synths fans will be pleased to learn that Moog Music have released their first app, Filtatron. It’s a powerful real-time audio effects suite and studio tool for the iPhone and iPod touch. Many names come to mind when you’re talking about keyboards: Roland, Korg, Yamaha and others, but one name is always at the top of the list, Moog. Moog Music makes some of the most unique sounding analog synthesizes in the world and now they have finally ...
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    by Published on 10-23-2010 09:30 AM

    Although it wouldn't take official research to convince most that Apple's new MacBook Airs will be big sellers this holiday season, the projections back up our suspicions, thanks to the research team of Concord Securities. As it stands, MacBook Airs are predicted to sell a whopping 700,000 units during the forthcoming holiday shopping season alone.

    DigiTimes covered the report, ...
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    by Published on 10-22-2010 07:31 PM

    FlingSoft has just released an iPhone version of its popular public domain movie-streaming app, Movie Vault. This app has been out for some time on the iPad and is now making its way to the iPhone and iPod Touch. It has been completely rewritten to take advantage of iOS 4.1 features like multi-tasking. If a movie in interrupted by a call, the movie will automatically pause so you can take the call and resume playing where you left off. This app features:
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