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    by Published on 04-13-2009 04:02 PM



    A recent report by the Wall Street Journal indicates that Steve isn't completely out of the picture since he stepped down from running Apple due to health issues back in December. If the WSJ's sources are good Steve is actively working from home on the mythical Apple Tablet (or netbook).



    Also, it appears that Steve will be back in time to announce the ...
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    by Published on 04-10-2009 09:58 PM



    The App Store is about to reach one billion (1,000,000,000!) app downloads, and Apple is making this sweet, by awarding the billionth app downloader with a 17" MacBook Pro, a 32GB iPod touch, a $10,000 (yes, $10,000!) iTunes gift card, and Time Capsule.
    All these items are worth over $13,000 put together! So your one app download ...
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    by Published on 04-10-2009 01:12 AM



    Apple today sent out an email to all registered iPhone devs letting them know the Push Notification service is live for testing now. Up until now, only a few select developers had access to push - now the floodgates are open for anyone to test live.

    Here comes push, people. ...
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    by Published on 04-09-2009 08:35 PM



    A month or so ago, the Dev Team released the patch codenamed redsn0w to fully jailbreak the iPod Touch 2G with its new processor. Within a week, we saw apps like untetherizer and quickfreedom to simplify the process of utilizing the patch. The Dev Team has now released a beta version of their very own app to jailbreak the iPod, but unlike the old ...
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    by Published on 04-08-2009 07:46 PM



    Gmail

    Google yesterday doled out some major upgrades to their Mobile software suite, specifically Gmail. An entire new look greets Gmail users on their iPhone now, with some huge improvements.

    Accessing email is much faster now, and the data is cached as well so if your network drops, the emails still load (assuming you've been on long enough to load a few). You can select multiple emails once, and there is a sexy little floating ...
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    by Published on 04-08-2009 07:23 PM



    Looks like video recording is confirmed in the 3.0 beta 2 - and a screenie to prove it. Apple just keeps adding secrets, and they keep being found.

    Shock me, shock me, shock me, with that deviant behavior.

    ps, yah yah - a day late on this one.

    BGR ...
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    by Published on 04-08-2009 11:56 AM



    The folks over at TouchArcade snagged videos some very impressive augmented reality programs by Blair MacIntyre, an Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. The apps displays the video that the iPhone is picking up on the screen and then overlays 3d objects on top of it to make the appears as if they are in reality. Above the video ...
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    by Published on 04-08-2009 11:36 AM



    As of yesterday all the tracks on iTunes are DRM Free. Yes all! Also all songs on the iTunes Store are now at 256kbps AAC encoding, which according to Apple is indistinguishable from the original recordings.

    With the death of iTunes store DRM comes variable pricing. There are three options for someone (record labels?) to set the songs at for purchase. ...
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    by Published on 04-06-2009 05:08 PM



    After talks of bringing the iPhone to China via the carrier China Mobile failed Apple and China Unicom started talking. Things appeared to be going along just fine and the iPhone had even shown up for display on the China Unicom wbesite.

    Maybe some love between China carriers and Apple just isn't meant to be. Once again talks of iPhone in China have ...
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    by Published on 04-06-2009 04:50 PM



    Over the weekend some folks digging in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta 2 firmware build discovered some references to the possible wifi chip for the next generation iPhone due in June. The chip reference is the letter/number code BCM4329 which can be assumes to be in reference to a chip manufactured by Broadcom.

    Obvious features of this new chip include 802.11n support to handle those new speedy ...
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    by Published on 04-06-2009 04:21 PM



    iTunes 8.1.1 is out via software update. The major improvements include better speed and stability while browsing your library, visiting the store, and SYNCING your iPod and iPhone. Another feature that many will be interested in is the ability to rent movies in HD, a feature that was previously Apple TV only. Also those folks with 3rd gen iPod Shuffles can celebrate with iTunes support. ...
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    by Published on 04-03-2009 12:34 PM



    I get annoyed that my car has a nifty DVD player/GPS nav system/6CD changer/XM.... and yet no way for me to simply PLUG IN MY iPHONE. Maybe you have the same issue.... and you have Bluetooth? Ok, so maybe that's not true - Bluetooth in your car isn't quite widespread yet, but its on quite a few newer models, and definitely more than a 1/8" input or iPod hookup.

    That's good news ...