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    by Published on 12-10-2009 09:12 AM

    Recent hints of an upcoming new iPhone model got a boost today thanks to a terse and enigmatic Tweet from a popular mobile-phone blogger, saying only:

    Foxconn is the manufacturer Apple uses for the iPhone, as well as for the Mac mini and the iPod line.

    Rumors have been circulating for the past few months about a fourth-generation iPhone being launched in 2010. Just a few weeks ago, an iPhone ...
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    by Published on 12-10-2009 05:48 AM

    Despite widespread inferences to the contrary, obtaining root access to the Droid is, indeed, possible. Just this week, Cyanogen, a famous Android modder, confirmed the speculation on Twitter, saying that, yes, the “Droid does … ROOT.”

    Zinx Verituse, the clever hacker who mined the exploit, isn't hoarding the details and links necessary to prevent other modders from doing the same. You can follow the guide yourself by clicking here. ...
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    by Published on 12-10-2009 05:18 AM

    Big changes could be in store for iTunes. That's the word from the Wall Street Journal this morning in a new article addressing how Apple may retool the popular music service and move it to the web.

    Apple is looking into the possibility of overhauling iTunes for the purpose of finding newer and more efficient ways of selling and storing music. Evidence of such a plan? Look no further than Apple's recent acquisition of music-streaming ...
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    by Published on 12-09-2009 02:03 PM

    No, there isn't a family guy USTREAM channel, I just couldn't resist.

    Earlier this month
    , we had discussed the new Video Broadcasting iPhone app called 'Knocking' that brought live streaming to the iPhone. Despite being one of the first to enter the AppStore with streaming video, it was only able to do iPhone to iPhone broadcasting. Unfortunately we learned that it was somewhat of a disappointment, considering it hardly ever worked right. ...
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    by Published on 12-09-2009 01:48 PM

    The head of AT&T's wireless services division told investors today that smartphone users who consume more bandwidth than the carrier considers reasonable may end up paying more for it. Ralph de la Vega, the CEO of AT&T Mobility, also said in his speech to attendees of a UBS investors conference that his company intends to address the problems users have complained about in New York and San Francisco. "This ...
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    by Published on 12-09-2009 09:47 AM

    Computer industry observers have been leaning on their contacts for months trying to divine when (or if) the long-rumored, never-yet-seen Apple tablet might be coming to reality. Now an analyst with ties to the suppliers who would likely be involved says that the wheels are being set in motion for manufacturing to begin in February, with a likely release in March or April.

    Analyst Yair Reiner frequently reports on Apple's plans for ...
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    by Published on 12-09-2009 05:54 AM

    It may be late in 2009, but there's no discernible end-of-year sluggishness to on the part of those at Apple reportedly working on the first external builds of Mac OS X 10.6.3. The update to Snow Leopard's operating system could arrive as early as this week, although no one knows for sure what changes the update will bring with it.

    According to Apple Insider:

    It's likely a safe assumption, however, ...
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    by Published on 12-09-2009 05:04 AM

    Sensing growing dissent among plenty of frustrated developers at every turn, Apple is continuing to put forward efforts in good faith to make the app approval process as transparent and "open" as possible - at least for a fiercely private company like Apple.

    This week Apple is busy notifying developers that there is a new tool available to help achieve that stated goal. Thanks to a new iPhone developer RSS feed on Apple's ...
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    by Published on 12-08-2009 05:13 PM

    According to a report from Bright Side of News, "sources close to the heart of the matter" say that Apple isn't interested in Intel's mobile Core i5 and Core i7 line, slated for release in January. It seemed ideal for Apple's MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, but the report suggests that whatever chip these systems end up with won't use Intel's integrated graphics. The Bright Side of News report further floats the possibility ...
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    by Published on 12-08-2009 10:15 AM

    Slashdot reported last week on research published by Swiss iPhone developer Nicolas Seriot about security holes in unjailbroken - that's UNjailbroken - iPhones that could potentially compromise email accounts, browser history and even keytaps held in cache. The closed and unmodifiable nature of the stock iPhone OS means that malware could be carried by any app: even one legitimately purchased and downloaded from ...
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    by Published on 12-08-2009 09:49 AM

    Apple Insider is confirming the rumors that have circulated for weeks regarding a powerhouse partnership among some of the biggest names in publishing.

    According to this morning's confirmation, Condé Nast, Hearst, News Corporation, Time Inc., and Meredith are in business together and will agree on "open standards for a new digital storefront."

    Although there was little talk of Apple in today's announcement, ...
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    by Published on 12-08-2009 09:01 AM

    There's a lot of talk this week about a new app that serves as the iPhone edition of the popular Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. With a lot of iPhone/iTouch users in agreement that Dragon is a top-shelf provider of text-to-speech technology, it's no wonder that Dragon Dictation has become such a hot commodity only hours after its release.

    If the name sounds familiar, it should be. Dragon Naturally Speaking also powers MacSpeech, an impressive and invaluable text-to-speech tool that can prove a magnificent convenience and aid to many, but especially those with special physical needs.

    From 9to5Mac:

    Dragon Dictation, which is both free and now readily available for download from the ModMyi app store, is particularly popular in light of its ability to enable users to update their Facebook status and Twitter account using only their voice to do so. Whether it's a text or a full-blown email, Dragon Dictation lets you ...