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    by Published on 10-31-2009 11:52 AM

    The creative mastermind of Apple's legendary '1984' Superbowl commercial is leaving the company he helped put on the world's stage a quarter-century ago.

    Still considered a "masterpiece in advertising," Clow's "1984" ad was filmed with a whopping budget of $900,000 (huge for the time period) and was directed by legendary sci-fi filmmaker Ridley Scott.

    The world learned this week that Lee Clow is stepping down as chief creative officer at TBWA/Media Arts Lab for which Apple was a chief client. Beginning with the "cultural cornerstone" that was Apple's classic "1984" ad that introduced the Macintosh computer and ushered in the new era of "Get a Mac" ads starring John Hodgman and Justin Long, Lee Clow's work won't soon be forgotten by anyone, including his good friend Steve Jobs.

    According to Apple Insider ...
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    by Published on 10-31-2009 09:56 AM

    geohot has come through once again for the iPhone community. Earlier this morning he posted a video of blacksn0w:

    blacksn0w will unlock both the 3GS and 3G iPhones running 05.11.07 to use on any gsm carrier. blacksn0w will be bundled into a new blackra1n that will be available on November 4th. So if you accidentally updated
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    by Published on 10-30-2009 11:10 AM

    Anyone who thinks Apple isn't concerned about the growing pressure from Microsoft's foray into the retail world should look no further than the announcement from Apple this week that the company is "Revamping" its stores nationwide.

    MacRumors is reporting that Apple is "tweaking several aspects of its retail store operations" under the guise of changing things up in advance of the holiday season. But most analysts suspect Microsoft ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2009 10:55 AM

    Engadget is reporting on two separate Apple Support threads on performance issues involving Flash playback on the new 27" iMac. The different reports are not resolving to a specific set of symptoms, and no fix is reported or imminent.

    The basic issue being reported by numerous users is slow playback of Flash animations. A user is reporting Activity Monitor "spiking to 105% CPU usage every few seconds," noting ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2009 10:46 AM

    Apple has officially updated iTunes to version 9.0.2 and once again killed sync capabilities with the Palm Pre.

    Although iTunes will be able to communicate with the new Apple TV 3.0 software update for either Windows or Mac users, Apple appears more committed than ever to fending off attempts from the Palm Pre to encroach on iTunes territory.

    According to Apple Insider:

    If it isn't clear by now, this ...
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    by Published on 10-30-2009 10:32 AM

    The Wall Street Journal reports today on China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd.'s launch of the iPhone by noting the price of a 32-GB iPhone 3GS without a service contract: ¥6,999 or the equivalent of $1,024. The phones also lack WiFi, due to government restrictions in place at the time the phones were manufactured.

    With pay-as-you-go service - which is the popular method of staying connected in China ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2009 03:53 PM

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    Starting in less than 5 minutes, for only 3 hours, anyone who purchases an iSkin solo, solo FX, revo, revo2, fuze for iPhone 3G/S or Vibes and Vibes FX for Blackberry™gets a FREE CERULEAN V1 bluetooth earpiece. No other rules. Only between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. PST / 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST today (which is in less ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2009 01:25 PM

    Despite a resurgence in popularity born of the release of Nintendo's Wii, the venerable Japanese video game maker is taking an earnings beatdown. And most blame Apple as the likely culprit.

    This week, Nintendo revealed that its fiscal-first-half net profit plummeted better than 50% and added that things are bound to get worse before they get better. As reported by MacDailyNews, Nintendo "faces growing competition in the hand-held ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2009 12:35 PM

    If a host of new patent applications discovered are any indication, Apple is preparing to get even more creative than usual with future product offerings. According to Apple Insider, one such potential product is a headset with an integrated MP3 player.

    Although the concept of a "trendy headset" seems to have died a long time ago, the concept put forward in the patent application is clever enough to possibly ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2009 08:19 AM

    If you buy something on iTunes today you may notice something odd on the Terms and Conditions update screen (that is if you care to read it, as I usually don't). The update displayed today makes reference to "Apple TV with software version 3.0 or higher," which doesn't exist yet.

    The new language under the "iTUNES LP AND iTUNES EXTRAS" section is as follows: "iTunes ...
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    by Published on 10-29-2009 08:05 AM


    video via nexvio

    ReelDirector is a surprisingly full-featured video-editing app that extends the video capabilities of the iPhone, allowing you to create a professional looking movie without uploading clips to your computer.

    Like the iPhone native video editor, you can trim video clips. ReelDirector starts ...
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    by Published on 10-28-2009 08:04 PM

    Google announced earlier today that they would release a beta of Google Maps Navigation, a free service bundled with Google Maps for Android 2.0 when the new Motorola Droid phone is launched by Verizon next week. Google said that they would be willing to bring it to the iPhone, but implied Apple was standing in the way.

    Google Maps Navigation will be a feature of Google Maps on the Droid, providing such functions as ...