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    by Published on 01-02-2010 12:21 PM



    2010 has just begun and already industry analysts are calling it the year of the Apple tablet - exact name and device still pending. And while few are taking the time to notice, we may be spending so much time thinking and dreaming about the still-mythical tablet device that we've failed to truly consider what else Apple has in store of our pleasure - and modification purposes - this year.

    Okay, okay. We all know Apple had a great 2009. But like most Apple fanatics, I am less interested ...
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    by Published on 01-02-2010 12:00 PM



    A Consumerist reader named "Alisa" was on a subway in Brooklyn, New York before Christmas when a thief stole several pieces of personal property, including her iPhone. She didn't go to the police, she says, because she would have had to take the same subway to a precinct over an hour away. On a cold night, she’d have had to go through books of pictures trying to identify the thief even though she didn’t get a good ...
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    by Published on 01-02-2010 11:44 AM



    One day in the not so distant future we may look back on the present ways in which we control our computers and laugh. For now, however, it's difficult not to laugh at the prototypes for mechanisms we may soon use to control our computers. Following Apple’s "dynamic tactile feedback keyboard" patent that has generated so much talk, Microsoft is on the cutting edge of technology that could very well find ...
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    by Published on 01-01-2010 01:26 PM



    When you reflect on where we as electronics consumers were only one short decade ago, it's astounding how far Apple has helped us progress. Ten years ago, many of us still carried cell phones the size of a wooden bar stool. Today, our sleek touchscreen devices make the cell phones of old far more laughable than laudable. Indeed, from computers to mobile devices, Apple accomplished for the first decade of the 21st century every bit as much ...
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    by Published on 01-01-2010 01:00 PM



    The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off next Thursday January 7, in Las Vegas. And a host of unlikely gadgets could steal the show from some of the more traditional home entertainment attractions that usually leave the majority of people in awe. One genre of gadgets in particular is getting a lot of digital ink this weekend - iPhone credit card readers, the latest of which will be on display at CES next week. ...
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    by Published on 12-31-2009 02:46 PM



    Syncopy is a new app available in the App Store that allows users to sync their clipboard between the Mac and iPhone/iPod touch. This is a tweak that I have been looking for, for quite some time. Until now I have been sending emails with things I want to copy and paste into my iPhone (Copy and Paste doesn't work with VNC Viewers)

    Syncopy is similar to the Pastebot app, except it uses uses a cloud server ...
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    by Published on 12-31-2009 12:48 PM



    A Federal appeals court in the United States has found Apple is not liable for hearing damage as a result of people listening to music too loud on their iPods. AppleInsider notes a Reuters report on the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a 2008 dismissal of a case brought against Apple that claimed that Apple knew that iPod earbuds were defective, and that there should have been a warning ...
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    by Published on 12-31-2009 12:15 PM



    With only hours remaining in 2009, Apple appears poised to miss a deadline it imposed on itself to roll out official support for Windows 7 with Boot Camp, Apple's partitioning and bootloader utility. The computer manufacturer had promised, in a Knowledge Base article released the same day as the Windows 7 launch, that the operating system would be supported by the end of the year.
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    by Published on 12-31-2009 07:48 AM



    If you plan to party it up tonight for New Year's Eve following a long, exhausting year of keeping tabs on Apple, don't stray too far from your iPhone if you're going to hit the bar scene tonight. In fact, an app or two may be all that you need to help save your life or someone else's.

    Thanks to a growing variety of iPhone apps that can roughly approximate your blood alcohol level, there's no excuse for you to be on ...
    31 Comments  511 Views
    by Published on 12-31-2009 07:12 AM



    If Apple is really trying to keep their tablet under wraps until next month's big reveal, someone in Cupertino should probably have told Kai-Fu Lee to tone down his loose lips on his widely-read blog. The former president of Google China did, indeed, confirm the worst kept secret in the computer world: the Apple tablet is coming.



    Lee was formerly employed by Apple before moving over to Google, ...
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    by Published on 12-30-2009 10:51 AM



    A patent application from 2006 that was recently revealed by the US Patent and Trademark Office shows a push-button antenna that would be used to "ensure high-quality wireless transmission and reception." - which is increasingly a problem for Apple's handhelds - without marring the elegant design. Though it's a bit "back to the future" (remember when phones had telescoping antennas?) anything to help iPhone users improve their ...
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    by Published on 12-30-2009 10:30 AM



    Rumors about a lower-capacity iPhone 3GS have been going around since the summer, with internal product information on a carrier's website noting an 8GB model, and later hints about a "Droid killer" low-end 3GS phone. Now, as MacRumors notes, another intriguing piece of evidence has surfaced in the form of an "iPhone 3GS 8GB" label on a German phone's box.

    After buying a refurbished 8GB ...