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    by Published on 10-24-2009 11:20 AM



    In what came as a surprise to many, official word was issued last night confirming the end of Apple's ZFS open source project - an advanced file system developed by Sun that was ported to Mac OS X and released as an open source project on Apple's Mac OS Forge collaboration site two years ago.

    Apple Insider reports that the mailing list and repository will also be removed shortly.



    The obvious ...
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    by Published on 10-24-2009 10:40 AM



    Our friends at CNET put it best. This is one small step for man, one giant leap for the iPhone.

    Only hours ago, NASA released its first official app for the iPhone. The awe-inspiring application allows you to explore different NASA missions like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Exploration Rovers. In addition to the mission details, you can also check out images, videos and keep tabs on what NASA has to report about about the ...
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    by Published on 10-23-2009 04:27 PM

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu3uz5KLedw]YouTube - WaveBoard - iPhone Google Wave Client Demo[/ame]

    video via GetWaveBoard.com


    Google Wave is a new real-time collaboration tool under development by the geniuses at Google Labs. Access to the service is still invitation-only, but if you are one of the lucky few there is a new iPhone client that is pending release on the App Store: Waveboard, which ...
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    by Published on 10-23-2009 12:16 PM



    On the day of Windows 7's release, Apple posted a terse Knowledge Base article promising Boot Camp support for the new operating system. However, the capability will only be available in a future update to the utility, which is slated for release sometime before the end of the year.



    Additionally, the article noted without explanation that nine Mac models manufactured in 2006 will not ...
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    by Published on 10-23-2009 05:49 AM



    Only hours after Windows 7 was released and Microsoft's first retail store opened in Phoenix, Apple fired back after enduring weeks of recent jabs at the hands of everyone from Verizon to Microsoft.

    Three new ads have been rolled out by Apple which suggest that Microsoft's new version of Windows is nothing new or special, saying Windows 7 will be no better than previous offerings.

    These spots are simply the latest "Get A Mac" commercials that pit the famous PC and Mac representatives against one another. In the "Broken Promises" ad, the PC is thematically presented as a series of flashbacks that reiterate the point that Microsoft is simply offering more of the same with each new OS, which, this time, supposedly is "not gonna have any of the problems my last operating system had."

    From the Wall Street Journal:



    The ads began airing on national television last night during “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” and the MLB playoffs.



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    by Published on 10-23-2009 05:03 AM



    Longtime Apple antagonist and cloning maven Psystar is up to its usually tricks again. Psystar has come out with "Rebel EFI", which enables the latest version of Mac OS X to be installed on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 and other Intel based systems.

    From Apple Insider:


    Bound to agitate Apple to no end, Psystar has placed a $50 price tag on the ability to run OS X on a PC, although ...
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    by Published on 10-22-2009 05:18 PM



    AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, in a conference call quoted by Computerworld, alluded to the end of AT&T's deal with Apple for exclusive rights as the iPhone carrier, a reference that many observers are seizing upon as a suggestion that there could soon be additional service providers for the device in the US.

    In a question-and-answer session, de la Vega said "[w]e have a legacy of having a great ...
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    by Published on 10-22-2009 11:43 AM



    The Finnish cell phone manufacturer Nokia has sued Apple, claiming in the U.S. District Court in Delaware the iPhone violates ten of Nokia's patents of GSM and wireless technology.

    In a press release announcing the lawsuit, Nokia notes that it has invested over €40 billion in research and development in handheld and wireless LAN technology. Nokia claims that Apple refused to ...
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    by Published on 10-22-2009 05:42 AM



    In the last few years, my iPhone has helped me learn a lot about myself, particularly how impatient and virtually helpless in life I am without my iPhone. But now, thanks to the inaugural app from Sinecure Industries, my iPhone can now help me keep tabs on my own mood.

    How Am I Feeling? - The Mood Analyzer is an interesting application generating lots of interest and media attention for bringing "emotion tests and analyzers" to the app ...
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    by Published on 10-22-2009 05:10 AM



    Think of it as the Oscars for the iPhone.

    Appsfire is partnering with SFR/AppliStore and LeWeb to launch a cool new contest called the "App Star Awards." According to a piece from Tech Crunch that was covered in the Washington Post, the contest will evaluate 30-second videos about apps still under development.



    Although some think this contest is worthy of nothing more than a throw-away blurb on a tech blog, others are actually excited about this contest because it could provide the winning developers an opportunity to rise above the rest in a crowded field of iPhone/iPod apps that have made it incredibly difficult for many developers to gain their footing and have their quality work noticed.

    AppsFire, which is a loyal ally to developers in that it allows users to easily share with others the apps you use ...
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    by Published on 10-21-2009 05:10 PM



    Once again, iFixit has gotten right out front with taking brand new Apple hardware and tearing it apart. The new polycarbonate unibody MacBook went on sale only yesterday, and by mid-day today they had already completely disassembled the thing and done a full analysis.

    The iFixit teardown, complete with excellent pictures, a video teardown (with porn soundtrack) and detailed observations, shows that ...
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    by Published on 10-21-2009 10:36 AM


    image via mac.tv.de

    A spate of reports out this morning indicate that Google, Inc. may be preparing its next shot across the bow of Apple, Inc: an online music store to compete with Apple's iTunes.

    TechCrunch's Michael Arrington claims that Google "has spent the last several weeks securing content" for an online music service, according to "multiple sources." His piece says that the service ...