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    by Published on 02-21-2010 12:00 AM

    When the iPad was officially unveiled last month, we were teased with a March release date and rumors of pre-order date began to swirl.

    The web is abuzz this weekend with rampant speculation about if and when the iPad will finally be propped up for pre-order. As it stands, there's reason to believe Apple will be primed and ready to introduce the iPad for pre-ordering by February 25th. ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2010 08:06 PM

    Well folks, we're almost there. In the very near future, baseband 05.12.01 could be unlockable for those of us unfortunate enough to be stuck in this position. Now it doesn't necessarily mean 3.1.3 will be worked on, but its good news none the less for those unfortunate users, and for the possibility of a group effort for the next unlock between GeoHot and the DevTeam. Discussed in an IRC channel, GeoHot and the DevTeam's ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2010 03:46 PM

    A lawsuit has been filed against a suburban Philadelphia school district accusing administrators of remotely activating the iSight cameras in school-provided MacBooks to spy on students in their homes. The school claims that it used the cameras only to determine the location of lost or stolen MacBooks, but one student was accused of selling drugs and shown a still picture taken from his iSight ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2010 01:27 PM

    Apple's secrecy about the its products is already well-known. However, the company has gone to even greater lengths to hide all details about the components that go into its equipment. According to a report by Trade Privacy, a trade data protection company, Apple has gone so far as to conceal all of its ocean freight import records concerning the iPad from public view. Reportedly, they are ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2010 01:25 AM

    It seems like quite an example of jumping to conclusions, but some are interpreting a change of language in the iPhone developer agreement to mean that gambling is now "possible" via the iPhone. Here's the revised text without paraphrasing:

    The "applicable laws" aspect obviously addresses strict rules governing gambling in certain places, but in the digital world, those "certain places" are difficult to police. ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2010 12:37 AM

    Shortly after the iPad's official introduction last month, many (myself included) couldn't help but envision the innumerable digital content providers that the tablet virtually beckoned to by mere virtue of its existence. One of the streaming video services at the forefront of such consideration, naturally, was Hulu, the second largest video streaming entity in existence.

    For several weeks here on ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2010 09:46 AM

    Apple has reportedly started to remove titles from its App Store that it determines are "overtly sexual." This supposedly comes in response to "numerous complaints" from customers about sexual content on the App Store, and came to light this week after John Atherton (aka ChilliFresh), got a rejection letter from for his "Wobble iBoobs" app.

    TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid picked ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2010 08:04 AM

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs, after reportedly calling Adobe "lazy" at an employee "town hall meeting" last month, was allegedly working hard to convince executives at The Wall Street Journal that Flash is "old technology" and that they should avoid it in their online edition. Meanwhile, an Adobe exec defended his company's platform, while acknowledging the truth of Jobs's complaint that ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2010 07:46 AM

    A patent application made by Apple in 2008 gives yet another indication that Apple planned or still plans to release a device with a camera that faces the user. In another filing, Apple applied for a patent on technology that would detect mouse movements in three dimensions - pitch, roll, and yaw - to allow for new user interface controls.

    The camera hint was revealed in a patent that covers ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2010 07:35 AM

    The download limit for iPhone applications installed via the phone's 3G connection has been increased to 20MB, according to numerous user reports. Up to this point, any time a user tried to download over 10MB, they received a message directing them to connect to a Wi-Fi network or use iTunes on their computer. The increased cap appears to be for apps as well as media downloaded from the iTunes Store. Coming just ahead of the ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2010 07:11 AM

    News earlier this week that Google had acquired reMail- the startup that had developed an app to quickly search all your email from your iPhone - was taken in stride. After all, the search giant has been on an "acqu-hiring" spree for a long time, buying up companies and bringing in top talent. However, it raised some eyebrows when the owner - now a Google employee - pulled reMail from the App Store. Observers ...
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    by Published on 02-18-2010 11:35 PM

    It's no secret that Apple plays things pretty close to the chest. They don't like divulging "secrets" and we know the drill. It's a situation taken somewhat seriously here in the United States. In China, however, guarding Apple secrets is apparently much more serious and potentially dangerous business - particularly for reporters looking for a story.

    I'm alluding to the fact that a Reuters ...