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    by Published on 11-22-2010 09:38 AM

    One gets the sense that Apple-savvy customers have caught on to the likelihood of Apple releasing a second-generation iPad in the not-too-distant future. Although many analysts don't anticipate a release of iPad 2 before spring, the prospect of a first quarter refresh of the iPad next year is now believed to be discouraging many customers from purchasing the first generation iPad this holiday ...
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    by Published on 11-22-2010 08:59 AM

    Apple is releasing iOS 4.2.1 today for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, finally unifying all iOS product lines under the same firmware version. As a part of the update, Apple will make Find My iPhone available for free to owners of newer iOS devices that can run iOS 4.2.

    Ahead of the release - expected to drop at 10 am Pacific time in the US, 6pm GMT - Apple updated the iOS webpage to highlight ...
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    by Published on 11-21-2010 11:22 PM

    Id Software has released Rage, an on-rails first-person shooter for iOS. The game is visually stunning, and is a great demonstration of just how good an iOS game can look. Video games have really come a long way since the iPhone was first introduced three years ago, and game developers like Id continue to push the iOS hardware to its visual limits.

    Id Software’s Doom Resurrection was released back in ’09 and it was ...
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    by Published on 11-21-2010 01:06 PM

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has turned the blogosphere upside down twice this past week. First, in a recently published interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Wozniak was quoted saying that smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system will likely have a better and brighter future than Apple's very own iPhone. It's a comment that got everyone in the tech space talking, including PC World ...
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    by Published on 11-21-2010 12:16 PM

    According to a report in the Guardian, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and Apple have been collaborating on a newspaper for the iPad. Called The Daily, the publication will be available to subscribers for less than a dollar a week when it launches at the end of this month. The Guardian's Edward Helmore describes it as "the world's first 'newspaper' designed exclusively for new tablet-style computers such as Apple's ...
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    by Published on 11-21-2010 08:03 AM

    Apple's (as yet unconfirmed) plans to make an iPhone with a built-in, programmable SIM chip is getting a strong push-back from European carriers who would have the most to lose from the shift away from physical SIMs. The Financial Times of London reports that carriers are saying Apple may provoke a "war" if they pursue this technology, and that they may decide to just stop offering iPhone ...
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    by Published on 11-21-2010 12:42 AM

    If you’re a fan of Rock Band 3, you can now use their latest guitar controller to record MIDI into GarageBand. Rock Band 3 recently came out with a more advanced guitar game controller designed to help you make the transition to playing an actual guitar. Using the Mad Catz Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller as a MIDI device, you can configure it to work nicely with GarageBand.

    The ...
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    by Published on 11-20-2010 09:18 AM

    Hints of a free MobileMe service can be seen in a new framework in the iOS 4.2 gold master. Error messages show when a user has reached "the maximum number of free accounts" for a given device and when a device is not “qualified for free MobileMe service." There's also a message saying that an Apple ID can't be used for MobileMe Mail but can be used for other services.

    When ...
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    by Published on 11-20-2010 09:05 AM

    In the ongoing effort by Apple to expand the iPad's reach across the globe as much as possible before the end of 2010, now comes word that Northern Europe may be next on the list to see the tablet's arrival before the dawn of 2011. In recent days, many country-specific Apple pages throughout Northern Europe have begun advertising the iPad and carriers for 3G connectivity for the first time. ...
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    by Published on 11-19-2010 03:44 PM

    The CEO of the Financial Times newspaper told his 1,800 employees in a memo Thursday he will give anyone who buys an iPad or other tablet a reimbursement of £300 (about $480 US). In the memo, CEO John Ridding said the company was "making this investment because digital channels and tablet devices are becoming increasingly important for us."

    The FT's iPad app has 40,000 registered users, ...
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    by Published on 11-19-2010 01:15 PM

    Earlier this week, the Financial Times of London picked up on a story that Apple’s mobile advertising platform - iAd - would soon expand across the pond as the team in Cupertino gears up to announce its first European iAd mobile advertising partners. As it turns out, the blossoming digital ads that many of us find to be remarkably irritating may soon begin irritating others on a completely different ...
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    by Published on 11-19-2010 12:52 PM

    Plans were announced Friday by MacTech Magazine on their Boot Camp 2011 seminar, which will take place in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 26th - the eve of the MacWorld Expo. If you're unfamiliar with this particular event, MacTech Boot Camp is a "single-track, hotel based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to serve their base better."