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    by Published on 05-03-2010 04:13 PM

    According to an analyst from UBS, customers surveyed last Friday in New York - in particular, those standing in line to purchase an iPad - revealed half of all the prospective iPad buyers were favoring the 16GB model of the iPad 3G, which retails for $629. Nearly 57% indicated that the basic 16 GB model was the preferred choice. 29% were in line for the 32GB model ($729), and 14% decided to go all out and spring ...
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    by Published on 05-03-2010 01:48 PM

    According to an email sent by an increasingly talkative Steve Jobs on Friday, Apple is assembling a "patent pool" - sort of an intellectual property supergroup - to go after open source video codecs that they feel infringe on private patents. As part of Jobs's crusade to get developers to drop Flash in favor of the H.264 video standard, he's brought on a key ally in Microsoft, which sent out ...
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    by Published on 05-03-2010 09:41 AM

    In the latest twist in the Apple vs. Adobe tiff, reports are emerging this morning that two US federal agencies are fighting over who gets to nail Apple for violating antitrust provisions in US law. The New York Post cites "sources close to the matter" as saying that the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating on which government body should go ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2010 09:39 PM

    Now that the Spirit JB is live, it looks like there's no shortage of iPads out there to jailbreak. Of course, we all knew there was big anticipation ahead of this weekend's iPad 3G launch, but now there are numbers (estimates, at least) to shed some light on how well Apple managed to successfully monetize the second major iPad release in a month.

    Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2010 07:33 PM

    The iPad jailbreak is released. Spirit holds the keys to your iPad you've been waiting for. Multiple download links are at the bottom of this post.

    comex is accepting donations for this release, so click the donate button below to help him out. This is comex's official PayPal account - be careful clicking any donate buttons ANYWHERE for Spirit other than here or on SpiritJB.com.

    Some info, from comex's site:

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    by Published on 05-02-2010 04:57 PM

    The iPad jailbreak is imminent, and developers have been hard at work tweaking their jailbreak apps for a nice experience on iPad as well (hey Sean Kovacs - GV Mobile + being worked on? We all want it on our iPads...). Both Cydia and Rock.app are getting makeovers to fit the big screen. We got a sneak peek at Rock.app's iPad UI.

    The new Rock.app is ready to release as soon as the jailbreak is public. There ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2010 10:53 AM

    While most popular mobile gadgets of our generation (like the iPod, for example) continue to get smaller and smaller, the docks that house such devices seem to be going in a different direction. And in recent months, we've seen everything from iPod dock-style boom boxes to iPod stools that actually vibrate when you sit on them. And even though the sound quality might be superior, the idea of an iPod ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2010 10:17 AM

    Reviewers spent the weekend putting the new iPad Wi-Fi + 3G through its paces, with expected emphasis on the speed of the cellular data network. And while results so far have all been what you would expect - 3G throughput on an iPad is about the same as 3G throughput on an iPhone - most users seem to be reacting to the gulf between the speed of the iPad's CPU and the relative crawly-ness of a meg up and ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2010 05:00 AM

    The iPad 3G is only a few days on the market, and already dev team members have jailbroken it. We can expect a public release soon.

    Meanwhile, MuscleNerd just tweeted he was able to send an SMS using the iPad baseband. He had to use a T-Mobile SIM, but only because the AT&T SIM that comes with the iPad doesn't have an SMS plan attached to it. If it ...
    31 Comments  629 Views
    by Published on 05-01-2010 06:49 PM

    Owners of new WiFi + 3G iPads are noticing that apps are displaying significantly downsampled video or none at all over 3G data connections. Users have found much poorer video quality on the YouTube app and that ABC's TV viewer completely blocks video when it doesn't detect a WiFi connection. AT&T is so far referring all questions to Apple, and Apple is silent.

    AT&T has been ...
    21 Comments  718 Views
    by Published on 05-01-2010 12:13 PM

    The team at iFixit has conducted a tear-down of Apple's iPad 3G. And, while few surprises were uncovered, the iFixit tear down has the tech blogosphere buzzing about the tablet's innards and all that comprises the iPad 3G.

    Some of the highlights include:

    • The iPad 3G is almost impossible to tell apart from its Wi-Fi-only counterpart. A black plastic RF window is the only differentiating physical attribute.
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    by Published on 05-01-2010 11:01 AM

    Microsoft - at least in comparison to Apple - has a veritable romance underway with Adobe. But that hasn't stopped Microsoft from flirting with other, more Apple-friendly technologies. Case in point: Microsoft has dibs on H.264-based HTML5 for the all-important web video content market.

    In recent days, we've all witnessed Apple's relationship with Adobe deteriorate into a vitriolic war of wars between two former ...