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    by Published on 10-25-2009 08:03 PM

    George (GeoHot) Hotz released version RC2 of his blackra1n "all device" jailbreak tonight. The update fixes a number of issues, and includes a working version of Icy along with Mac support.

    In the initial release, blackra1n jailbroke all iPhones and iPod touches running on iPhone 3.1.2 firmware except for the newer 8GB iPod touches. The update, blackra1n RC2, jailbreaks all iPhone ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2009 07:49 PM

    Moments ago, our friends at MacRumors revealed that the yet-to-be released MacBook Pro 6,1 and 6,2 are referenced in Mac OS X 10.6.2.

    How do we know? It turns out a discovery was made of support files for the unreleased MacBook Pros in the latest Mac OS X 10.6.2 developer builds.

    Some potentially exciting news, is it not?

    Although some have speculated that we may have to wait a while for Apple's ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2009 12:40 PM

    A story that first came to light last week is getting more attention than it probably deserves this weekend. Nonetheless, all eyes are on Apple's potentially "illegal" activity in Boston, courtesy of an iPod marketing endeavor gone horribly wrong.

    I guess you could say the writing was on the wall... literally. And, as a result, Apple is taking heat for putting up an iPod touch billboard that reportedly violates local law due to ...
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    by Published on 10-25-2009 10:23 AM

    If you look up the word "copycat" in any new dictionary these days, there's a very strong possibility you will see a photo of the first Microsoft Store, which opened late last week in Phoenix, Arizona. To say that Microsoft's new store simply resembles the typical Apple store would be a great understatement, indeed.

    From Tuaw.com:

    Blatantly "borrowing" the look and feel of the Apple Store concept, Microsoft is even opening their stores near Apple Stores. Consequently, Apple is feeling the pressure to spruce up their own stores and the surrounding areas as quickly as possible. This fallout from Microsoft's new retail run hasn't
    been widely acknowledged, but Apple is beginning to shell out big bucks to touch up their retail presence.

    Look no further than my backyard in Chicago for evidence. From ifoapplestore.com:
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    by Published on 10-24-2009 04:07 PM

    According to the Times Online, France Télécom's Orange subsidiary has decided it will start selling the iPhone in the UK on November 10, ending the exclusive arrangement that had been enjoyed by Telefónica's O2.

    Ever since September, when Orange announced it had won the rights to be the iPhone's second service provider in the Unied Kingdom, the exact date it would begin service has been a closely-held ...
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    by Published on 10-24-2009 12:40 PM

    In a presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mary Meeker, the Managing Director of financial services firm Morgan Stanley, noted that the combined growth of the iPhone and iPod touch has outstripped that of every other consumer electronics platform including the Wii and Playstation Por.

    True, it's a bit like comparing apples and oranges (no pun intended), since the Wii is a gaming platform, and the iPhone ...
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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 ...