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    by Published on 07-13-2012 12:18 PM
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    Apple has recently reached out to carriers and resellers of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus, demanding that they stop selling the banned products. The actions taken by the Cupertino California company were revealed in a court filing made by Samsung just last week. The enforcement of the ban involved letters “to many carriers and retail companies that currently sell” the banner Samsung ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 12:12 PM
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    All week, MMi has brought you coverage of the ongoing saga related to Apple's controversial removal of its products from the EPEAT environmental rating program. Following San Francisco officials pledging to pluck all Apple products in response to Apple's decision, no shortage of critics have piled on to give Apple another black-eye on its environmental record.

    But today, following a substantial backlash ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 11:22 AM
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    Earlier this week, MMi reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook turned up in Sun Valley, Idaho for Allen & Co.'s annual tech retreat. Although this was Cook's first appearance at the retreat, late Apple chief Steve Jobs had attended the retreat on more than one occasion in the past.

    And this year, so will his widow, Laurene Powell Jobs. According to published reports Friday, Mrs. Jobs will not ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 09:46 AM
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    Just how popular are iPhones and iPads? They're even big sellers in places where they aren't legally sold.

    According to a new report published Friday, more than one hundred retail outlets in the nation of Iran - where strict U.S. sanctions prohibit U.S. computer products from entering the country - now sell iPhones, iPads, iPods, and even Apple computers out in the open.

    In fact, ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 08:12 AM
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    A Russian hacker has successfully figured out a method to obtain in-app purchases from iOS apps for free.

    The “in-app proxy” method is simple, doesn’t require a jailbreak, and allows users to install in-app content for free. The hack works on all iOS devices 3.0-6.0. We do not condone the stealing of content in any form, and this story, like the 9to5Mac piece, is being written to alert the developer community. The ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 03:05 AM
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    According to Gartner, which released its Q2 2012 PC sales estimate, this past quarter was good news for Apple and bad news for the PC industry. The last quarter turned out to be the seventh quarter in a row where PC sales were flat, especially when ti came to shipments in the U.S. For last quarter, shipments in the U.S. totaled 15.9 million, which stands to be a 5.7% decline from the same ...
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    by Published on 07-13-2012 02:44 AM
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    A new report from the market analytics firm, Nielsen, found Android’s U.S. growth to outpace Apple’s iOS as smartphones accounted for two thirds of all new wireless phone purchases for the first time ever. According to the report, the growth of smartphone penetration in the U.S. continued in the second quarter of 2012 as 54.9% of mobile users owned a smart device at the end of June.

    The information ...
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    by Published on 07-12-2012 11:28 PM
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    iOS is very good at showing us the date and time. The date is included on the lock screen and also from the home screen on the Calendar application’s icon. The time is always shown on the lock screen and from the status bar. However, a new free tweak comes to the table called TimeSpeak by iOS developer Mathieu Bolard and it allows you to have your device tell you what the date and time is using Siri’s voice.

    With all the options in iOS for showing you ...
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    by Published on 07-12-2012 11:09 PM
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    For the first time since its launch, Apple’s Retina MacBook pro has begun to see improvements in shipping estimates for new orders placed through the company’s online store. The improvement first appeared in Apple’s Asia-Pacific markets, which have been estimated moving from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 weeks.

    The shipping estimates for Apple’s other main distribution regions of the Americas ...
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    by Published on 07-12-2012 10:39 PM
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    The city of New York recently announced a pilot program that will turn pay phone kiosks throughout the metropolis’ five boroughs into free-to-access Wi-Fi hotspots with ten locations already being active. The government program aims to convert a number of unused or otherwise obsolete pay phones in the city into useful Wi-Fi hotspots. The operations are started in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn with more locations planned for the Bronx and Staten Island.
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    by Published on 07-12-2012 05:37 PM
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    NBC recently announced that it will be streaming all 302 medal events from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London to U.S. viewers via an iPhone and iPad app. The events will be streamed real time for everyone to watch, with a planned 3,500 hours of event coverage being streamed to both desktop and mobile viewers. That makes this year’s Olympics coverage the most internet-friendly in history.

    The one catch to the whole ordeal is that ...
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    by Published on 07-12-2012 04:55 PM
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    A recent patent application uncovered by AppleInsider depicts and new Apple iPhone case and likely successor to the minimalistic "Bumper."

    The patent in question depicts a rather uninspiring case that appears to be the average form-fitting affair with a small hole on the bottom cut out for the microphone with a mesh cover to reduce wind noise and improve call quality. The mesh screen ...