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    by Published on 02-17-2014 11:43 AM
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    The tech blogosphere began stirring wildly on Monday morning with speculation that Apple's Senior VP of Design Jony Ive might had left the company when the design guru briefly disappeared without warning from the company's online executive leadership directory.

    As it turns out, the sirens had sounded prematurely. In fact, Ive is still with Apple. So why did he briefly vanish from the esteemed ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2014 10:38 AM
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    Sources speaking with TechCrunch reveal that Apple is now in talks to acquire Basis Science, the successful maker of the Basis Health Tracker Watch.

    But Apple isn't bidding alone. If it's true that Basic Science is, indeed, entertaining possible buyers, Basis Science may also be listening carefully to the entreaties made by Google. Apple and Google are said to be two of the top companies in their field ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2014 10:06 AM
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    Brazilian newspaper The Globe reports that Apple's weekend opening of its first Latin American Apple Store was a smashing success, drawing massive crowds with many (as in hundreds of people) even camping out on Friday night to be among the first to enter the store on Saturday morning.

    "'Obrigado' to everyone who visited our new store in Rio de Janeiro today and to our terrific customers ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2014 12:02 AM
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    Just in case you've missed out on the new jailbreak tweaks Cydia has seen, this recap will highlight all of the the jailbreak tweaks we've shown you this week. These are in no specific order.

    1. Weasel – $1.99

    Weasel is your one-stop shop for finding applications, music, or contacts, and even defining words, performing math calculations, or even performing system actions all from the same aesthetically-pleasing interface. Weasel can be accessed from anywhere systemwide, so this gives you an easy way to get ahold of anything you need at the right time. You can read more about Weasel here.



    2. AppETA – 99¢

    AppETA is a new jailbreak tweak that gives you customization features over how the progress bar for downloading applications looks, and also gives you detailed information about the download progress of downloading applications. You can read more about AppETA here.



    3. Binary Clock 7 – $1.00

    Binary Clock 7 puts a binary-style ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2014 11:37 PM
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    Apple has been in an aggressive pursuit of new technologies in potential growth markets that have reportedly seen the company orchestrate closed-door meetings with the nation’s top electric car manufacturer while also trying its hand at developing technology that could help predict heart attacks. In a profile of Apple’s mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, and the company’s 18-month acquisition spree, the San Francisco Gate cites ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2014 05:58 PM
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    In a recent research note to investors, KGI Securities Ming Chi-Kuo stated that Apple may be preparing to introduce an upgraded iPad Air this year and will likely hold off the release of a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” and a newer iPad mini until next year. The analysts believes that a new iPad Air with an A8 processor and Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be the only new tablet that Apple introduces this year. As the company focuses ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2014 05:36 PM
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    If you find yourself taking notes often, then you might be able to make use of a tweak that will let you easily bring up a piece of virtual paper and start typing information as you hear it.

    A new Notification Center widget for iOS 7 dubbed NCNotes by iOS developer Anthony Geranio is now available in Cydia's BigBoss repository that allows you to easily jot down something in a rush and save it for later viewing.

    Shown above, the widget is really simple to use. You just type in whatever you ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2014 12:58 PM
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    Switcher Blur is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Brogan Miner that blurs the wallpaper behind the application preview cards in the iOS 7 App Switcher for a new aesthetically-pleasing effect, as shown above.

    The blur can be configured to your liking from the new preferences pane, which is added to your Settings application:



    You can enable or disable the blur effect on demand, choose a blur amount with a slider, choose a blur color, ...
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    by Published on 02-16-2014 12:28 PM
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    For those that like the idea of having a binary or hexadecimal style clock in the Status Bar, a new jailbreak tweak called GeekClock for iOS 7 by iOS developer Riki Oktarianto is now available in Cydia that will let you do just that, as shown above. The binary clock is shown on the left, and the hexadecimal clock is shown on the right.

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to your Settings application where you can configure a few options:

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    by Published on 02-15-2014 06:31 AM
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    A recent report claims Microsoft may actually take the wraps off of an iPad version of its Office productivity suite before releasing a touch-able iteration on the company’s own Windows 8 platform. S that Microsoft is biding its time with an Office for iPad release gathered steam after Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Tami Reller, said the company was taking a “thoughtful” approach to ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2014 06:14 AM
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    After roughly two years of legal maneuvering, US District Court Judge Claudia Wilken recently dismissed with prejudice, a lawsuit alleging that Apple’s iPhone 4S advertisements had misrepresented the capabilities of the company’s Siri personal digital assistant. Stating that the claims relied on “non-actionable puffery,” Judge Wilken ruled that the plaintiffs failed to show adequate evidence of fraud in Apple’s advertising and that a “reasonable consumer” ...
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    by Published on 02-15-2014 06:07 AM
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    Shortly after it was reported that Major League Baseball was working to install iBeacons in 20 ballparks in time for the start of the 2014 season, home fields for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are already outfitted with the Bluetooth transmitters, according to Re/code. MLB reportedly remains on track with the remainder of its rollout. The following was mentioned regarding the matter:

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