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    by Published on 01-25-2012 03:12 PM
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    In a new interview with ABC's Nightline, Microsoft pioneer Bill Gates opens up about his late longtime friend and tech rival Steve Jobs.

    "It's very strange to have somebody who's so vibrant and made such a huge presence and been kind of a constant presence -- to have him die," Gates says in a rare interview. "And it's a huge milestone -- very sad not to have his talents ... very sad for his kids, whom I've gotten to know ...
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    by Published on 01-25-2012 03:13 AM
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    After Apple’s quarterly earnings call, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, seems to have sent out a short email to Apple employees not only congratulating them for both setting a record on the 2011 holiday quarter, but also starting 2012 with the launch of the education initiative with iBooks 2.0, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. This doesn’t at all seem surprising considering the progress the Cupertino California company has made ...
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    by Published on 01-25-2012 02:59 AM
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    Apple announced having paid over $1 billion to developers in June of 2010 after two years of the App Store sales involving over five billion downloads. This number than jumped to $2.5 billion and more than doubled in both size and pace in just one year. After the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple ended up selling 250 million iOS devices and the App Store had grown to a total of 18 billion downloads, paying ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 11:49 PM
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    Apple previously converted its original Apple TV product into a $99 iOS-based device in September 2010 and since then, the company has managed to sell more than 4.2 million of the set top boxes, with nearly at third of those sales occurring in the last quarter. (1.4 million to be more specific).

    Speaking in the company’s quarterly earnings conference call, chief executive Tim Cook responded to a question ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 09:58 PM
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    While Apple’s earnings conference call revealed the company's record-setting earnings during the fourth quarter, it also revealed a healthy iCloud membership.

    Apple’s iCloud service has amassed 85 million members since its fall release. Apple’s iCloud sign-ups have actually outpaced the sale of all Apple products combined. While there have been a massive number of users to sign up, this can be attributed ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 08:29 PM
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    The Digital Millenium Copyright Act prevents people from circumventing digital rights management and other technological measures used to protect copyrighted material. However, DMCA, just like the much talked about SOPA, has its fair share of loopholes and possible abuses companies and governments can levee against consumers.

    Every three years the U.S. Copyright Office holds a “rulemaking” meeting to consider ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 07:48 PM
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    Don't you just wish you could easily enable FaceTime over 3G?

    Beginning with the iPhone 4, FaceTime came along as a video chatting solution for iPhone 4's. It then escalated to iPod touch 4G users and finally iPad 2 users. After that, Apple made a Mac application so that Mac users could join in on the fun. So now that Apple devices are pretty common and they can all mingle with video chatting, FaceTime has become pretty common. It comes with a prerequisite, however. ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 07:11 PM
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    As President Obama delivers the final State of The Union address of his first term tonight, some in the tech space have a much bigger question about The White House than any policy originating from it: how could The White House only be worth as much as one Apple store?

    This provocative suggestion surfaced early Tuesday as reports indicated that on a per-square-foot basis, Apple's retail space is virtually ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 06:49 PM
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    Would you like to change your iOS 5 notification banner to almost any color or theme that you want?

    One thing about iOS 5 that we have been wanting for a really long time was an unobtrusive way to get notifications. To do this, they came out with the banner notifications system that goes away automatically when you ignore it. The only problem with it? It's always the same, boring color. If you have ever wanted to customize the color and text of the iOS 5 notifications banners, then we have an awesome jailbreak tweak for you. It has been dubbed ColorBanner ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 06:46 PM
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    Verizon posted an unusual fourth quarter loss closing out 2011 down 71 cents a share despite strong numbers lead by iPhone sales.

    Verizon added 1.5 million net subscribers with much of the credit going to the iPhone. Apple shipped 4.2 million Verizon iPhones during the final quarter of the year accounting for accounted for more than half (54%) of Verizon's 7.7 million smartphones sold ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 06:01 PM
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    Have you ever wanted to change the background of Siri?

    Siri has that dreaded and despised generic Apple background that we see in Notification Center, folders, and a few other places. Have you ever wanted to change it to something different so that every place on your iDevice wasn't exactly the same? Now you can; thanks to a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Custom Siri Background by iOS developer Ori Kadosh. Using it is simple too. If you remember the free jailbreak tweak that Ori released not too long ago, Custom NC Background, then ...
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    by Published on 01-24-2012 02:53 PM
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    After the close of trading Tuesday on Wall Street, Apple announced the best quarterly earnings in the company's storied history. Blowing past (with hurricane-like wind speeds) Wall Street expectations, Apple said its earnings rose more than 117% to $13.06 billion last quarter, which shakes out to about $13.87 per diluted share.

    For the quarter, Apple's revenue was a new quarterly best at $46.33 billion. Earnings ...