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    by Published on 12-07-2010 01:51 PM

    MobileMe is set for some improvements in 2011, if a purported email from Steve Jobs is to be believed. A forum user over at MacRumors emailed the CEO to complain about the online service, and asked if it would get any better. The reassurance came in the form of a characteristic Steve Jobs one-liner without a lot of detail.

    When MobileMe launched back in 2008, there was a host of problems. Email servers folded under ...
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    by Published on 12-07-2010 12:53 PM

    On Monday, Google’s Andy Rubin gave the world a glimpse at a forthcoming Motorola tablet that appears to have excited both consumers and market analysts more than most other iPad competitors thus far - amazing, considering how little we know about it.

    Andy Rubin, head of Google’s Android mobile-software unit, turned up at the All Things Digital: Dive Into Mobile conference in ...
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    by Published on 12-07-2010 01:36 AM

    Rumors are swirling that the iPad 2 will begin shipping in the next hundred days, according to a new DigiTimes report. According to sources from within the Taiwan-based company, Foxconn will reportedly begin shipping 400,000-600,000 units by the end of February 2011. Officially, Foxconn had no comment.

    According to the report, Apple originally planned to start production of ...
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    by Published on 12-06-2010 06:04 PM

    With the success that the Cydia store has had, It seems apparent that cydia is going to begin a new program designed to allow users to purchase custom iOS cases that will match the theme of your choice. (assuming the designer has submitted one)

    Here's a quote from Patrick J. Dietzen, VP of Business Development:

    Here's an example of one of the designs that k.nitsua has submitted, just to ...
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    by Published on 12-06-2010 06:02 PM

    For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has rated AT&T lowest in customer satisfaction. Based on a survey of almost 60,000 customers - half of them Phone users, AT&T got the lowest possible rating in every single category of the survey except for texting. AT&T was also the only carrier to see a significant drop in overall customer satisfaction, according to a blog post announcing the findings.

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    by Published on 12-06-2010 10:41 AM

    Google has finally heralded the grand opening of its much awaited eBookstore. Calling today "the first page in a new chapter of our mission to improve access to the cultural and educational treasures we know as books," Google is officially taking aim at a fragmented publishing market presently dominated by your dwindling bookstore chains and a host of electronic eReaders, ...
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    by Published on 12-06-2010 08:56 AM

    Prominent Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu revealed Monday that his sources say Verizon is every bit as eager to keep the iPhone away from competitors as it is to add the Apple smartphone to its own network next year. According to Shaw, Verizon may "pay" Apple substantially to ensure such an arrangement. The move, however, would not be tantamount to Verizon paying off Apple to keep competition ...
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    by Published on 12-06-2010 08:47 AM

    The Mac App Store may be open for business as soon as next week, ahead of Christmas and well in advance of the 90-day target set back in October. According to an "insider source" quoted by Kirk Hiner at AppleTell, the company has been pushing hard to get the store up and running, and developers have been told to have their apps ready as early as today though the store is not likely to be open until December ...
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    by Published on 12-05-2010 07:49 PM

    iPad owners who recently upgraded to iOS 4.2 are in for a shock if they use the iPad Camera Connection Kit with certain cameras. With the iOS 4.2 update, Apple has lowered the power output of the iPad’s 30-pin connector to a mere 20mA, down from 100mA in iOS 3.2. This means that some cameras and other peripherals that use the 30-pin connector, will not function if they try to draw too much ...
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    by Published on 12-05-2010 06:17 PM

    Apple has been working secretly with the world-renowned designer of the Hong Kong International Airport on the design of its new campus in Cupertino, according to a business publication in Spain. El Economista [googletrans] profiles "Apple City," which has been designed by Norman Foster - who also worked on the design of all-solar Masdar City in Abu Dhabi - to be at the cutting edge of energy ...
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    by Published on 12-05-2010 11:35 AM

    Here's a cool iPhone accessory that should please both green technology advocates and critics of the iPhone's less than truly long-lasting battery. The winds of changing chargers are blowing thanks to designer Tjeerd Veenhoven, who has successfully tweaked a PC fan and merged it with a rubber iPhone case. The end result: the iFan, a unique homemade gadget that lets you fully charge your ...
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    by Published on 12-05-2010 10:28 AM

    Apple is apparently sticking to its latest story that white iPhone 4s will be available in the spring: new signs revealed by 9to5Mac show Apple is advertising the model for sale once again. When the white iPhone 4 disappeared from the Apple Online Store a couple months ago, many observers interpreted that as a quiet obituary for the long-awaited model. Still, a spring launch would put it just a few months ...