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    by Published on 09-30-2009 09:01 AM


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    CNN.com released its CNN Mobile iPhone app on Tuesday, with a number of slick features its competitors don't have... including a $1.99 price tag.

    Other news outlets like The New York Times, France24, the Associated Press, and NPR have had free apps out for some time. CNN is taking something of a risk in making its offering a non-free download, but obviously hopes its feature set makes ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 05:56 AM


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    It's turning out to be a big week for streaming video content on the iPhone.

    First, we learned of Akamai's new video streaming platform, and now comes word that Elgato is behind a new EyeTV app that allows users to watch their favorite TV shows live on the iPhone or iPod Touch over a wi-fi network.

    Basically serving as a mobile extension of the desktop software, EyeTv lets you: Watch live TV and change channels ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 04:56 AM


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    In an announcement that is every bit as exciting to content developers as it is to mobile customers, content delivery network Akamai is behind a new streaming platform (based on its global network of HTTP servers) capable of delivering HD online video to the iPhone. Its also compatible with Adobe's Flash technology as well as Microsoft's Silverlight.

    For the iPhone, however, the prospect ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 12:32 PM

    The contest is finished, and we had hundreds of submissions to sort through and judge, which I've been doing the past couple days.

    A huge thanks goes out to Freshbooks.com, MiniBooks.app, and NegriElectronics.com for sponsoring the contest.

    Enough chit-chat - here's the results, what you wanted to know.

    1st Place / MacBook Pro / melech518
    2nd Place / Factory Unlock iPhone 3G[S] / alireda
    3rd Place
    ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 11:32 AM


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    Apple's Software Update utility has been installing an enterprise iPhone profile management tool on Windows PCs that had accepted the default update suggestions, even if the users had never used an iPhone. Although Apple pulled the utility from the default list later Monday, some observers raised objections about Apple's seeming propensity to push unnecessary software on Windows users. ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 09:17 AM



    Right on the heels of the announcement that French carrier Orange would be selling the iPhone in the United Kingdom comes an announcement that Vodafone will also be selling the device in the UK and Ireland. After two years of an exclusive arrangement between Apple and Telefonica's O2, the dual announcements represent a sea change in the British iPhone business.

    Vodafone ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 05:24 AM


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    Only hours away from Apple's iPhone becoming available for preorder in China, we're learning more about Unciom's big plans for the device in the largest mobile community in the world.

    PC World is reporting this morning that five versions of the iPhone will initially be offered, each with a variety of service plan options when the operator officially takes the device to market in October.

    ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 04:38 AM


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    Clues continue to surface at every turn that Apple is tablet-bound.

    Overnight, several media outlets picked up on the news that Michael Tchao has been brought back on board Apple. Tchao, of course, is one of the founding fathers of Apple's Newton personal digital assistant. If Tchao was to be useful enough to put back on the job at Apple, it would likely be to capitalize in his "genius" in order to successfully ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 02:58 PM


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    In a decision by the European Commission today, new standards have been imposed on "personal music players and mobile phones with a music playing function" sold in the European Union. Following a report by an EU science committee about the effects of prolonged exposure to music at high volumes, the commission required new safety regulations that would limit ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 08:59 AM


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    I'm a heavy Google products user. Though I sort of instinctively mistrust the way Google is becoming more and more sort of a SkyNet with its tentacles into everything (Google Shopping? really?), I do move around a fair amount for my work, and so it's really useful for me to have easy access to my docs, calendar and email, etc. from anywhere I can get connected.

    Back in February, we got "Google Sync," which used Microsoft ActiveSync technology to keep your Google and iPhone contacts ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 05:09 AM


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    It's a big day for iPhone distribution news already this morning.

    First, we learn that France Telecom's Orange will begin marketing the iPhone later this year, and now we're hearing that China Unicom - China's second largest mobile carrier - has a price in mind for its roll-out plan for the iPhone next month.

    According to news from Reuters, China Unicom will introduce the iPhone in October at a retail price of 5,000 ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 04:46 AM


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    Word is out Monday morning that France Telecom's Orange will begin marketing Apple's iPhone throughout Great Britain before the end of the year. The roll out will follow the expiration of the exclusive contract held by Telefonica's O2.

    From this morning's Wall Street Journal:



    As we wake up to the news from Orange today, we can finally put to rest all the rumors and speculations ...