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    by Published on 04-23-2011 10:43 AM



    Hunch.com released an unscientific study profiling the differences between 388,315 self described Mac and PC users. Their findings confirm what most of us already assumed: Mac users are city dwelling, liberal hipster socialites, with a penchant for the finer things in life like drinking Boylan’s Root Beer to wash down their hummus and vegetarian Shawarma while watching an episode of The Office, the funniest show on Television.

    PC users rather are suburb sitting, Harley ...
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    by Published on 04-23-2011 02:34 AM



    When Apple updated the MacBook Air last October, they were widely criticized for not equipping them with the latest Intel processors. This hasn’t stopped them from selling like hotcakes, however, as Apple has sold roughly a million units during the first quarter of last year alone. Many consumers that might have once bought a more traditional MacBook Pro, have been opting for Apple’s lighter offerings ...
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 07:51 PM



    On Friday, Jay Freeman (aka Saurik) posted a crimson enclosed notice on the front page of Cydia acknowledging an unfortunate problem plaguing no shortage of prominent digital domains. Reddit, Quora, FourSquare, Hootsuite, the New York Times, ProPublica and, yes, Cydia - not to mention about five dozen other sites - are enduring a significant outage that is, for obvious reasons, raising some serious questions about ...
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 12:45 PM



    Although the headlines have quieted down with talk of lingering iPad 2 production and shipment delays, the underlying problems that left many waiting weeks for a second-generation tablet continue to threaten the timeliness and availability of iPad 2 stock for the foreseeable future.

    Earlier this week during Apple's earnings call, the company's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook bluntly acknowledged ...
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 12:37 PM



    It turns out Cupertino’s Apples are pretty rotten.

    Greenpeace released a study today (it is earth day), How Dirty is Your Data? In the study Greenpeace examines several of the top tech companies energy footprint in regards to their data centers. Apple ranks among the dirtiest.

    Apple’s clean energy index was the lowest in the study at 6.7 % while maintaining the highest dependency on coal with their coal intensity being 54.5%. Apple’s brand new $1 billion ...
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 11:44 AM



    FIRESALE!

    Apparently Electronic Arts is doing some spring-cleaning. A plethora of their most popular iOS games are on sale for both the iPhone and iPad. It isn’t often a company like EA slashes the prices of their games to $.99.

    Below is a list of games on sale. I suggest jumping on this quick. Eighty to 90 percent off wont last forever.

    iPhone Apps:
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    by Published on 04-22-2011 08:38 AM



    Startup superstar Square struck oil earlier today. Square’s CEO and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey tweeted the credit card reader Square provides to work in conjunction with their mobile payment app (Square) will be available for purchase in all 225 Apple stores nation wide.

    The reader, which is available for free on Square’s website, will sell for $9.95 and come in both black and white. The $9.95 price seems to be more of ...
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    by Published on 04-21-2011 03:32 PM



    In all of the fervor surrounding the latest iFiasco a small detail seems to be lost on most of the reporting public, including myself: the discovery of the tracking file is old hat. Sean Morrissey and Alex Levinson, two specialists in the field of forensics wrote a book “iOS Forensic Analysis,” wherein they describe how to view the consolidated.db file. The book was published December 5th, 2010.

    Levinson ...
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    by Published on 04-21-2011 03:12 PM



    The most recent Apple scandal - which is already being called "Locationgate" - has been raging on this and other sites since it was revealed yesterday. If you're coming to this late: Apple is storing all of your location history on an unencrypted file on your iPhone that is backed up to your computer every time you sync. The reasons for this are unclear, as Apple is giving the world its usual silent treatment. But, ...
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    by Published on 04-21-2011 01:08 PM



    Verizon may have inadvertently announced more than just the company's 1st quarter earnings today. Although its unlikely that the "slip" was totally accidental, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo dropped what some are considering a major revelation despite the seemingly logical underpinnings of the announcement.

    On Thursday, the Verizon executive in question made a comment about the forthcoming Apple ...
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    by Published on 04-21-2011 11:59 AM



    If you've been hanging around MMi the last few days, you're probably familiar with the rampant talk surrounding the recently publicized discovery that Apple keeps close, secretive tabs on where you and your iPhone go. As my colleague Phillip Swanson dished yesterday, security researchers have discovered the iPhone maintains a location log that includes longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates as well as ...
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    by Published on 04-21-2011 11:45 AM



    The iPhone has been good to Verizon, the largest mobile operator in the US - at least until AT&T is allowed to purchase T-Mobile. On Thursday, the mobile giant "beat the street" by announcing that it more than tripled net income in the first quarter.

    Verizon said that Q1 profits were $1.44 billion (51 cents a share) compared to $443 million (16 cents a share) in Q1 2010. As expected, a certain Apple ...