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    by Published on 11-11-2010 01:22 PM

    In an update to its ratings of desktop and laptop computers published this week, Consumer Reports has given the new unibody 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models the best ratings in their size classes. Despite taking into consideration the fact that Apple systems are more expensive than their competitors, CR gave the newest MacBooks top ratings for their performance, display and ergonomics, ...
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    by Published on 11-11-2010 09:16 AM

    Talk about quality customer care. How many major companies can you issue a complaint with only to hear from the CEO himself just a few short hours later? Well, apparently one disgruntled developer had a similar experience with Apple after his app was denied access to the Holy Grail (the iPad App Store). And Steve Jobs picked up the phone to address the matter personally.

    Seattle-based developer ...
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    by Published on 11-11-2010 07:45 AM

    Of the 131 security issues noted as resolved by the new Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, more than half are fixes to third party software, with the overwhelming majority of those having to do with Flash. However, the way Apple fixed the Flash vulnerabilities was just by upgrading the Flash Player plug-in to the latest version, not by making any changes to Mac OS X itself.

    The Knowledgebase article about ...
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    by Published on 11-11-2010 12:26 AM

    Propellerhead Software has released ReBirth for the iPad ($14.99). ReBirth is a powerful synth app that faithfully recreates legendary Roland synthesizers like the TB-303, TR-808 and the TR-909. These synthesizers helped define the sound of early techno music and are still being used to this day. By using the iPad’s Multi-Touch display, users will now have a degree of control not previously possible. You can now ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 08:06 PM

    This afternoon Apple released it's next major revision of Snow Leopard. It has a long list of fixes and miscellaneous improvements. You can obtain the update through the Software Update tool on your Mac. I just installed the update on my 11" Macbook Air without any issues and so far it doesn't look like there are any issues with iTunes ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 11:02 AM

    There's increasing evidence that iOS 4.2 and Mac OS X 10.6.5 will not support AirPrint to Mac and Windows shared printers. References to using AirPrint with shared printers have been removed from iOS 4.2 beta docs, and a dev has reportedly been told by Apple Support that AirPrint would not be work with Windows and Mac printers. If true, this means that iOS 4.2 users will only be able to print to the five HP printers ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 10:58 AM

    As we all know by now, Research in Motion is joining the competitive tablet marketplace with its new touchscreen iPad rival dubbed the PlayBook, due out early next year. Until now, many have speculated about the ultimate cost of the device and how it will size up against the dominant Apple tablet. In a new interview with Bloomberg, RIM co-Chief Executive ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 08:50 AM

    Apple announced on its website bright and early Wednesday morning that it is teaming with The Dentsu Group - a century-old marketing and advertising outfit - to expand Apple's reach via iAds into the Japanese marketplace in early 2011. According to the official word of the announcement from Apple, Dentsu will be responsible for the selling and creative execution of iAds in Japan, and Apple ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 07:22 AM

    According to a recent research survey, iPhone 4s are the most reliable smartphones, while still being the most prone to accidental damage. Third-party warranty provider SquareTrade looked at their SquareTrade Care Plan database and analyzed failure rates of over 50,000 smart phones covered by the company's Care Plans, finding that the iPhone 4 had the least malfunctions but was the most susceptible to accidents. ...
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    by Published on 11-10-2010 12:36 AM

    The BBC’s iPlayer website will be available globally starting next year. Fans of Dr. Who and Top Gear will finally be able to watch BBC programming directly from the web. Currently, BBC programming is limited to residents of the UK who must pay a yearly television-licensing fee. When you try to watch a program from outside the UK you are greeted with a message saying “Not available in your area.” The BBC has not ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2010 03:11 PM

    According to Macstories, an inside source at AT&T has said the release date and time for iTunes 10.1 and OSX 10.6.5 will be tomorrow at 10AM PST. Apple generally releases iTunes a couple days before the subsequent release of iOS which puts the release of iOS 4.2 slated for Friday. This is further supported by a story from 9to5mac that Apple ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2010 02:25 PM

    iPhone owners carry higher balances on their credit cards than Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile users, according to an analysis by a mobile financial service provider. Pageonce published data today showing that, on average, iPhone users have a 35% higher balance on their monthly credit card statement than the average Windows Mobile user. However, the average monthly phone bill was lower for iPhone ...