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    by Published on 03-05-2010 01:17 PM

    According to a report by Patently Apple, the site which tracks Apple's patent and trademark applications, the company has requested a trademark for a service called "Joint Venture." The trademark covers a range of services - not surprising as the business may change over the years - from training and website design to on-site service and consulting. The trademark application, released ...
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    by Published on 03-05-2010 12:07 PM

    There may be reason to think that a Mac app store could be in the works. The speculation about such a development ensued after Apple suddenly instituted a single low price for developer licenses. Retiring the old and much more expensive tiered system, Apple is now believed to be working on a Mac App Store to follow the trail blazed by the iTunes App Store.

    The logical inference, ...
    39 Comments  646 Views
    by Published on 03-05-2010 09:45 AM

    Ending speculation that the long awaited tablet would be available this month, Apple today announced that the iPad will be formally rolled out on April 3rd. It won't be until late April, however, before US consumers can obtain the 3G models. According to Apple's announcement this morning, global availability similarly won't take place until later in April as well.

    Global availability includes the iPad's ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 03:41 PM

    Cydia is serving up a wicked cool new app that a lot of people are talking about. Dubbed "LastApp," the application enables users to conveniently and quickly switch between the last two apps running on your iPhone. Some have called the app an "Alt-Tab" for the iPhone.

    Best of all, LastApp supports "shaking." So, needless to say, one can toggle between two applications by shaking their ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 03:40 PM

    Apple has unexpectedly removed a number of utility apps that detect WiFi networks, and even the developers of those apps are unclear as to the reason why Apple suddenly finds them so unacceptable. According to a report in Softpedia, WiFi stumblers like WifiTrak, WiFiFoFum, yFy Network Finder, WiFi Get, eWifi, and WiFi Analyzer vanished from the App Store overnight. The reason given was that ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 02:43 PM

    Incredible but true, there are now more books available through Apple’s App Store than there are games.

    According to Mobclix, the App Store currently offers (roughly) 26,500 books, about 19% of the total apps available. Conversely, only 25,000 games are available - 18% of the App Store’s total volume. It's the first time that the game category has been bumped to second place.

    And, believe it or not, ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 01:10 PM

    It appears last night that Saurik has updated APT, which now has an optimized cache generator and has become more error tolerant in repository parsing. This means less error screens when connecting to repositories that might have an error at that particular moment, which used to end up causing Cydia users a ton of grief, sometimes even crashing them out of Cydia. This update should ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 10:55 AM

    In a comment that surprised industry insiders and pundits alike, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson today downplayed the use of 3G on the soon-to-be-released iPad, calling it a mainly "Wi-Fi driven product." Apple CEO Steve Jobs had made much mention of the fact that the iPad will have a 3G compatible model and touted AT&T's iPad-only 3G subscription plans at the product announcement in January. However, Reuters ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 02:13 AM

    If you haven't already heard the latest of Apple's Legal Wars, Apple has recently filed a patent suit against HTC, the makers of the Hero, Desire and Legend. The suit alleges that HTC have infringed on twenty Apple patents that are all related to the iPhone, it's User Interface, Architecture and Hardware.

    While there has been discussion about the fact that if the court were to side with Apple could demand that ...
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    by Published on 03-04-2010 01:39 AM

    Flash On The Way Out?

    Adobe cannot seem to catch a break these days, after Steve Jobs cut down Flash, and continues to refuse to support Flash on the iPhone. At first, this didn't seem like a big deal, we all figured Flash would still hold strong and eventually Apple would cave. This doesn't seem to be the case, as more and more websites begin to replace their flash with HTML5 content (once ...
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    by Published on 03-03-2010 02:28 PM

    Those who have been critical of Apple in the past for "muscling" its way to the objectives it seeks will likely gain more ammunition for their arguments once they hear the latest power play from Cupertino.

    Apple, it turns out, is after more than just Amazon's stronghold of e-book readers. Steve Jobs and company are looking to shore up Apple's strength in the world of digital music. And ...
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    by Published on 03-03-2010 01:34 PM

    Apple is increasingly trying to position itself uniquely as not just a hardware manufacturer, but as a revolutionary service provider for new media as well. The iTunes Store just passed its ten-billionth download, and Apple has arguably changed the landscape for mobile broadband, with half of all smartphone data worldwide passing through an iPhone. Recently, observers have seen portents of Apple's plan ...