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    by Published on 10-31-2010 07:46 PM

    If youíve been pining away for USB 3 on the Mac, youíre going to have to wait a little while longer. The rumor mills have been buzzing lately, in anticipation of the arrival of USB 3, but now it seems that Steve Jobs has put an end to all of that. In a recent e-mail to Steve, Tom Kruk asked Appleís top man why it isnít possible to order a Mac with USB 3.0. Jobs, who in recent years has taken ...
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    by Published on 10-31-2010 06:27 PM

    The popular VLC video viewer may be the latest app to be removed from the App Store, but interestingly, this time it's not due to a violation of Apple's restrictive policies, but rather the fact that the App Store itself violates the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL) that covers VLC. The GPL requires that not only the original software but also any works derived from it have to be free and ...
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    by Published on 10-31-2010 09:56 AM

    It's unlikely that Steve Jobs and the design team at Apple will get any ideas from this prototype. But I guess anything is possible. Those who criticize the iPad as just a big iPod touch will have a field day on this one - a 58-inch functional iPhone desk that will soon be available for purchase.

    To be clear, the photo above is just an illustration - a photo mock-up of what is to come ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2010 08:53 PM

    John Savio has been busy this year preparing the ultimate iPhone Costume. He worked for 40 hours over a three-day period building a fully functional iPhone 4 costume. This masterpiece uses a 40-inch LED LCD panel, strapped to a sandwich board. A jailbroken iPhone 4 runs the device. The attention to detail is quite impressive: it even includes the iPhone 4ís rear-camera LED light. This iPhone 4 costume ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2010 07:43 PM

    Following a lawsuit by Motorola accusing Apple of patent infringement, Apple has gone ahead and filed two lawsuits of its own against Motorola in US federal court. The suit claims that Motorola has copied some of Apple's fundamental intellectual property in regard to the multi-touch interface on the Droid and other phones.

    According to the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2010 10:45 AM

    Reports that Apple is patenting a process to harden stainless steel has prompted speculation that the company is interested in making cases for future mobile devices out of steel, rather than plastic or glass. The method described in the application involves placing a thin layer of nitride on top of the steel to improve its ability to resist scratches and rust.

    The patent, called "Nitriding ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2010 12:42 AM

    IK Multimedia has released version 2.0 of its popular guitar effects and recording studio for iPhone. This app is great for guitarists who want the freedom to play and record anywhere they want, without the need to bring along a bag full of stompboxes and effects. The biggest new feature is the Speedtrainer: this allows you to speed up or slow down songs imported from your iPod library. This is a great feature for learning new songs at a more reasonable speed. ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2010 02:46 PM

    The iPad is becoming a huge hit with business users, and that's coming as something of a surprise to Apple. With 66% of the Fortune 100 companies using or investigating the iPad, Apple's turning to the huge reseller Ingram Micro for help selling more. Enterprises are encountering challenges with the closed nature of unjailbroken iOS, however.

    In the recent conference call with ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2010 01:05 PM

    Talk is heating up about Apple's plan for a second generation iPad. Although the rumor mill hasn't been nearly as generous with suggestions, tips, and insider accounts as it typically is for iPhone, iPod, and even Mac updates, Barron's - a credible, mainstream publication - is reporting that the next generation iPad will likely launch in the first quarter of 2011.

    Investment firm Detwiler ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2010 10:26 AM

    Air passengers in the US can leave the 11.6 inch MacBook Air in their carry-on luggage, according to a ruling by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). However, the 13.3-inch MacBook Air is still under review by the TSA at the time of this writing, and security staff may still ask travelers to take out the smaller MacBook Air if the bag it is in is too cluttered.

    Anything ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2010 10:08 AM

    Apple's hugely popular products are good for business - but not only for the Cupertino-based tech giant and the outlets that stock the company's products and offer direct mobile coverage for iDevices. According to Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, the iPad in particular has been a boon to Sprint despite no formal carrier relationship between his company and Apple in the US.

    Hesse tells Gigaom in ...
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    by Published on 10-28-2010 07:20 PM

    As the battle for web standards continues to wages on, HTML5 is quickly gaining ground over Flash. According to MeFeedia who recently surveyed sites using both Flash and HTML5 to deliver online video, 54% of web video is now available in HTML5, up from just 10% five months ago. Web developers are quickly making the switch to HTML5 faster than ever, or at least making content available using either standard. Many ...