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    by Published on 05-03-2011 08:10 AM

    The rumored iMac refresh from Apple became reality this morning. The faster Sandy Bridge processors, jump to AMD's 6790M graphics processors and the addition of TWO Thunderbolt I/O connections included in the update are enough to make a man blush. Also, Apple included an HD FaceTime camera capable of providing full resolution to the 27" models 2560 by 1600 pixel display.

    The biggest revelation outside ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 11:00 PM

    Hacker iH8sn0w has released an update to Sn0breeze that finally brings untethered jailbreaking support to Verizon iPhone 4 owners. Well, Windows users anyway.

    Windows Verizon iPhone users will finally have the luxury of untethered jailbreak access to Cydia and all the other spoils jailbreaking brings. The untether exploit was released rather quickly for Verizon Mac users after the 4.3.2 update, ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 04:14 PM

    Last week popular iOS and Mac developer Erica Sadun let us know she'd packaged iOS-to-Mac audio streaming via the AirTunes protocol. She called her beta Banana Tunes, after her popular Mac software Banana TV.

    She's just published an update to the Banana TV software (a Mac application which runs $7.99, and does NOT require a jailbroken device) which integrates this Banana Tunes beta (after a week or so of heavy testing, ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 01:12 PM

    The ongoing battle between magazine publishers and Apple made some headway today with the announcement Time Inc. and Apple have reached a deal allowing current print-magazine subscribers to access iPad editions as part of their subscription.

    Sports Illustrated and Fortune's print-subscribers can now view the iPad editions of their subscriptions. Time Magazine subscribers were already allowed ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 12:11 PM

    A significant new security threat has been detected and its putting Mac users on high alert today. Mac antivirus and security developer Intego has "discovered a rogue anti-malware program" dubbed MACDefender. According to a report from the agency, MACDefender attacks Macs via "SEO poisoning" assaults. (NOTE: The malware described here is in NO WAY affiliated with MacDefender, makers of popular geocaching software).
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 10:24 AM

    Apple is poised to release yet another iOS update, this one aimed almost exclusively at removing any vestiges of concern related to the recent iOS user-tracking scandal that made international headlines.

    Late last week, Apple said that providing mobile users with fast and accurate location information while preserving their security and privacy "has raised some very complex technical issues which ...
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 09:12 AM

    The Hive dock, created by Jake Waitzman, uses no power, or electricity to amplify the iPhone's onboard speaker and magnify the screen to two times its size. According to Waitzman's Kickstarter page, the Hive Dock works by simply placing a "Fresnel lens parallel to the iPhone's Retina Display at a set distance of 4 inches" and "channeling the sound into a concave chamber that projects the sound upward and outward to ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2011 06:04 PM

    State Farm recently released their Driver Feedback app so you can accurately assess just how reckless of a driver you are. Now you will know if the screams of your passengers are warranted.

    The app, downloadable for free via the App Store, uses the iPhones accelerometer to assess the driver's speed, braking, and cornering. You simply start the app before driving, have it in your possession somewhere in the ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2011 02:18 AM

    Find My iPhone has saved quite a few iDevices since it was introduced as part of Apple’s revamped MobileMe service back in June of 2009. Since then, authorities have actually apprehended quite a few would-be iPhone snatchers through the use of this ingenious service. Now it seems that the Mac is destined to get its own version of this service dubbed, Find My Mac. It is expected to be part of the next ...
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    by Published on 05-01-2011 12:18 AM

    An interesting find from France is raising speculation about what Apple has planned for the future of cloud storage and related "digital locker" products and services. All we can say for certain is that the current Mac OS X Lion developer preview hints at the most convincing evidence yet that something significant is in the works.

    French blog Consomac discovered the following in their ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 04:24 PM

    Earlier this week Microsoft announced an API Mapping tool help iPhone/iOS developers "find their way when they discover the Windows Phone platform."

    The API Mapping tool acts as a translation device for iOS developers unfamiliar with Windows Phone 7 coding language. The mapping tool does this by allowing iOS developers to pick out the iOS API calls and quickly look up "equivalent classes, methods and notification ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 02:49 PM

    I am constantly amazed at some of the small innovations the jailbreak community comes up with week in and week out. From fixing small gripes (Infinidock) to implementing features that should have been available since the iPhone 1 (Wi-Fi Sync), the jailbreak community exudes a flexibility AppStore developers aren't granted from Apple.

    The latest little gem I came across in Cydia is MultiIconMover (which I'm sure many ...