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    by Published on 11-18-2009 05:25 AM

    Apple isn't letting any grass grow beneath them in terms of future operating system upgrades.

    While most of us are still acclimating to Snow Leopard, Mac Rumors is reporting information today that could soon have us preparing to familiarize ourselves with yet another new version OS X.

    The "smoking-gun" giveaway is the error message discovered in the entry. The text string reads "11A47," which, ...
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    by Published on 11-18-2009 04:53 AM

    As the holiday shopping season shifts into full gear, companies are systematically unveiling their post-Thanksgiving "Black Friday" sales opportunities. And if a new "leak" reported by Boy Genius is accurate, Apple will be joining the discount party by offering some fairly impressive deals on a host of products.

    According to the leaked flier (which is believed to be accurate) posted on ZDNET, it appears Apple is planning the following ...
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    by Published on 11-17-2009 05:30 PM

    Google announced yesterday the 2.0 upgrade to Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch, with a lot of added functionality, including perhaps most notably the ability to access maps that you saved from your desktop computer to the Google "My Maps" website. The new version also provides a more intuitive touch navigation, better performance, and is available in 31 languages (version 1 only did 18).

    "My ...
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    by Published on 11-17-2009 12:43 PM

    In a daring heist, thieves took anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 iPhones from a warehouse in Belgium, with a street value of up to 2 million euro, or $3 million US. The robbers may be foiled, however: wireless carrier Mobistar, for whom the phones were intended, say they have a list of all the serial numbers and that they will block the phones from accessing their network.

    The thieves climbed ...
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    by Published on 11-17-2009 06:14 AM

    This could explain a lot.

    It seems the folks at Apple may be using a special computer screening technology to filter App Store submissions.

    Macnn.com covered the report by Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber, who suggests that Apple may have expanded its iPhone app review process to include computerized filtering.

    Some, of course, are taking this report to explain why so many apps may have been ...
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    by Published on 11-17-2009 05:39 AM

    Bringing the luxury and convenience of your own personal concierge to the iPhone, Apple is said to be working on a new application that enables customers to make appointments at retail stores.

    Although there is no confirmation from Apple that this app will definitely manifest in the coming days or weeks, doesn't it sound like something Apple would come up with? Our friends at Apple Insider, who broke the news, seem ...
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    by Published on 11-16-2009 03:22 PM

    I don't have any way of testing this myself, but it's not April 1 so I'm going to assume it's legit.

    Wired Gadget Lab today put up a feature on Biloop Technologic's "Cry Translator" app, which supposedly listens to the pitch, volume, tone and inflection of a child's cries and analyzes it to determine if the child is in one of five states: hungry, sleepy, stressed, annoyed or bored.

    The app ...
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    by Published on 11-16-2009 12:18 PM

    After months of the tech press and blogosphere spreading every type of rumor about the still-unconfirmed Apple tablet, CNN has gotten into the action. Referring to it as "a magazine-sized, touch-screen, hand-held, all-in-one device that is half-iPhone, half-Macintosh computer," CNNMoney.com highlighted the device in a post today. They talked to a panel of experts who basically recapped the rumors to date, with one ...
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    by Published on 11-16-2009 05:30 AM

    Digital Arts has published an interesting new interview definitely worth checking out. The piece profiles Dave Howell, CEO of Avatron Software. Howell now develops apps for the iPhone. But before he started his own business, he woked for Apple.

    Although you might not know his name, chances are, you know his work. Last year, Howell introduced "Air Sharing," which became enormously popular for being one of the first document readers ...
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    by Published on 11-16-2009 04:42 AM

    I just might slap the next person who tells me how excited they are about Tweetie 2, for it was all I heard about this weekend. Not helping my exposure to the new iPhone app was all the surprising attention it has been given in the last few days, including an expansive profile in the New York Daily News.

    Although I haven't been bitten by the Twitter bug to the painful extent to which some of my friends ...
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    by Published on 11-15-2009 11:59 AM

    Psystar's ongoing legal battle against Apple may have been struck a mortal wound on Saturday with a ruling from the U.S. District Court. Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California ruled that Psystar infringed Apple's copyright to the Mac OS X operating system, and violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by modifying the OS to run on non-Apple hardware.

    Rudy and Robert Pedraza went into business selling Mac OS X on non-Apple ...
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    by Published on 11-15-2009 10:39 AM

    Last week we covered the decision by Apple to reject a submitted iPhone app from Tom Richmond, an artist for MAD Magazine who crafted "Bobble Rep," a functional database of every elected member of Congress, their contact info, and, instead of a photo, a unique caricature of each Congressperson and Senator.

    Unlike most rejected apps that largely go unnoticed, the rejection of "Bobble Rep" was noticed. Widely noticed, in ...