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    by Published on 02-18-2010 02:43 AM

    This week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, an old but still familiar (if not largely irrelevant) name in the smartphone business resurfaced. Regaining some attention in an industry that has largely moved beyond the abilities of the flailing cell phone manufacturer, Sony Ericsson made a pledge that turned some heads. It seems the company is aiming to give US consumers "want they want."
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    by Published on 02-18-2010 01:41 AM

    After first being dangled in front of us almost a year ago, mobile IM fanatics are going nuts over the arrival of Meebo's long awaited iPhone app, which is finally available for download.

    While it's much too premature to assess whether the app will live up to the yearlong hype, early reports by users hail the application as a nice alternative to competing services that, for the great price of nothing, ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2010 10:14 PM

    There is nothing better than some competition between companies! The Wallstreet Journal reports companies such as Sony, Dell, and Acer are reportedly all developing iPad competitors in one form or another. However HP is looking at undercutting the iPad on pricing as a significant component to that strategy.

    Even though HP's Slate was ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2010 09:38 PM

    Well it looks like Best Buy just might have some new products arriving their way in March! Best Buy's updated stock info from their computer systems shows the retailer will be receiving new hardware.

    What hardware do you think they could be getting in the Mackbook Pros or iPads or both? Either way it sounds good to me!

    Check out ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2010 12:15 AM

    Could millions of iPods around the world catch a breather for, let's say, the next forty days or so?

    Believe or not, there is a movement underway that could actually inspire many around the world to include their iPods on the list of items to sacrifice during Lent, a religious season of sacrifice known as Advent that begins with the observance of Ash Wednesday - which is today.

    According to the UK's Telegraph ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 11:45 PM

    If you bought a MacBook in the eighteen month period between May 2006 and December 2007, you may be covered by Apple's new MacBook repair extension program - that is, if your machine is experiencing hard drive issues.

    This week Apple has pleased many MacBook owners with the announcement of this "repair extension" for owners of the 13" notebook models.

    Apple said the following of its repair extension program ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 01:09 PM

    Today, Apple finally approved the 3G-streaming capable version of the popular TV-streaming iPhone application, SlingPlayer [iTunes link]. As most of us know, Sling, Apple, and AT&T and previously tussled over the concept of streaming live TV over AT&T's 3G bands, as they had suspected that it would place to much strain on the network, ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 12:18 PM

    According to unconfirmed reports from inside AT&T, the carrier is planning to sell Apple iPads directly in its corporate retail stores - and will also give the new device significant floor space. A tipster from AT&T told Boy Genius Report that most stores will take out one or more of their existing netbook demo spaces in favor of what is being called a "pretty substantial" iPad ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 09:11 AM

    A report in the Los Angeles Times claims that Apple will be using the digital rights management (DRM) technology, FairPlay, that has been used to protect songs and other media downloaded from iTunes. FairPlay uses encryption to lock media files and prevents them from being shared by computers or other players that are not "authorized" to play the media. Free speech advocates object ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 01:00 AM

    Twitter is telling the whole story tonight. The popular social networking site is the place where several iPhone hackers are revealing how they were unceremoniously given the boot by Apple from the iTunes App Store. It signals what some say is a sweeping ban of known iPhone hackers by Cupertino in the latest attempt to discourage hackers from doing what they do best.

    Does the name Sherif Hashim ring a bell? He's ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2010 12:20 AM

    Steve Jobs' heart isn't easy to win, especially if you're a writer looking to pen the first authorized biography of Mr. Mac himself.

    Well, it turns out that Steve Jobs may have finally succumbed to the journalistic advances of former Time editor Walter Isaacson. Since the iPad isn't out yet, you likely didn't read the The New York Times report that Isaacson has been personally selected by Mr. Jobs to write the biography some have waited ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2010 05:29 PM

    It's been one hell of a February so far, chatter is huge, and for the most part, development is quite on the unlocking front for 3.1.3. None the less, here are your updates for this week.

    What's New

    iBlueNova - Here's a new app that I'm sure you folks using bluetooth will really enjoy. This app will allow your iPhone to send files over bluetooth! I remember when I had an old Nokia that did this, I'm surprised it took this long for someone to develop the same ...