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    by Published on 11-07-2009 11:16 AM

    Perhaps the reason Apple seems to be the only one dragging its feet on developing the run-away popularity of gaming on the iPhone and iPod Touch is because, as some suspected, Apple doesn't really like the idea of their Juggernaut mobile devices becoming dominant platforms for mobile video gaming.

    Over time, subtle hints are being dropped by those working closely with Apple that the folks in Cupertino are becoming increasingly more irritated ...
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    by Published on 11-06-2009 04:22 PM

    Is AT&T getting ready to roll out a $99 iPhone 3GS in time for the holidays? "Boy Genius", of Engadget fame, is asserting that two anonymous sources told him they are doing just that, as a "way of combating the DROID madness.

    Verizon's new Droid line of Google Android smartphones have stolen some of the iPhone hype as we move into the busy holiday season. Verizon would like to post big numbers to ...
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    by Published on 11-06-2009 09:56 AM

    A new patent application revealed this week shows future Apple plans for an online service that would allow users to sync multiple devices - such as Macs, iPhones, and Apple TVs - making not just files but also live application states portable and accessible wherever they go. The patent may give new clues to the purpose of the massive $1 billion data center Apple is building in North Carolina.

    The filing with the U.S. Patent & ...
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    by Published on 11-06-2009 04:41 AM

    Einar Rosenberg, Chief Technology Officer of Narian Technologies, is being widely quoted today about speculation that Apple is currently tinkering with a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip for possible inclusion in the next generation iPhone.

    But of the many things Apple is likely working on these days (hopefully everything from a tablet to a physical keyboard for gamers) how high of a priority should an RFID chip be? To some, its the highest priority imaginable. To others, its a gateway to functionality that, while cool, just doesn't seem to fit with the iPhone.

    From MacRumors:

    Apple's chief impetus for seeking an RFID enabled iPhone (and that's assuming they really are) is almost certainly the potential that would be born of turning the device into a convenient payment tool - a situation that essentially helps the iPhone further reduce the patience of on-the-go consumers who can already barely stand the wait for their soft drink to be dispensed after dropping a few quarters into the vending machine.

    Sounds good to me.

    In some parts of the world, but primarily in Asia, technology has been ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2009 09:40 PM

    Apple is officially in the market for a new top cop on their jailbreak police force. With the booming business that is jailbreaking only growing bigger by the day, Apple is planning to seriously crack down on the ease with which hackers exploit the iPhone platform and modify their devices' operating systems.

    And Apple isn't making any secret of its intentions. In fact, a new position is posted for all to see on the company's website. ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2009 01:30 PM

    Apple announced today the App Store had passed the 100,000 mark, with more than 2 billion individual downloads in the 481 days since it went online with just 500 applications on July 11, 2008. At the same time, a new study revealed that few of these apps are ever installed.

    Apple was understandably excited about the big numbers. They've made the huge number of apps available on iTunes a centerpiece of their strategy ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2009 09:26 AM

    A new Mac OS X 10.6.2 update build restores support for a popular netbook processor that had been removed in the previous build. Though nothing will be known until the final version is released, the sign that Apple may not be directly targeting the hackintosh community is a relief to many.

    Developer stellarola had previously noted that the last Mac OS X 10.6.2 developer test build had different CPU related information. ...
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    by Published on 11-05-2009 05:07 AM

    If you like living life on the edge and treasure the personal files living on your Mac, you're going to love the potential adrenaline rush of a new game that, while incredibly stupid to some, will infuse a tangible element of pain to losing at a video game.

    MacWorld is profiling the game called "Lose/Lose" this week on its website. In what seems to be more of a psychological experiment than an actual game, "Lose/Lose" is ...
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    by Published on 11-04-2009 09:40 PM

    The conspiracy theorists are out in full force tonight.

    The latest rumor generated by Apple spies snooping around the world wide web for clues to potentially subversive tactics designed to bring about the destruction of Microsoft indicates that Apple may be targeting the growing bastion of Windows 7 pirates.

    The driving force behind the speculation are the ads that Apple is purchasing on Google. The situation is now being actively covered by ...
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    by Published on 11-04-2009 05:38 PM

    Old-school gamers rejoice: Mario and Link may be on their way to jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches.

    ZodTDD, the developer who came up with GpSPhone (a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPod Touch), is announcing that he is working on an N64 emulator for the iPhone 3GS and iPod touch. He stated that he's confident that these newest devices have the ...
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    by Published on 11-04-2009 09:05 AM

    A Dutch hacker gained access to a number of jailbroken iPhones that were running ssh with root passwords set to default, and demanded 5 to restore them. He's since returned the money, but the incident highlights a common security issue with jailbroken phones.

    It seems likely that the hacker portscanned for ssh on the T-mobile Netherlands network in order to find jailbroken iPhones with SSH running. He then changed ...
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    by Published on 11-04-2009 04:47 AM

    Images have surfaced of what a Chinese parts distributor claims is a fourth-generation iPhone midboard. If you're thinking "Why would Apple do business with anyone who openly leaks such sensitive info?" you're not alone. As a result, many are reluctant to believe what they are seeing.

    From [ame="http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=813840"]MacRumors.com[/ame]:

    Although the response to the allegedly authentic ...