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    by Published on 03-25-2011 10:44 AM

    Persistent speculation about a connected TV from Apple simply won't subside. On Friday, the rumor mill was taken for another whirlwind spin as Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty re-ignited those lofty suspicions in a research note to investors. As it turns out, "checks in Asia suggest Apple is working on a Smart TV prototype." The "checks" that Huberty refers to are checks with Apple's Asian component suppliers. ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 06:48 PM

    Among the most exciting features of this month's iOS 4.3 software update was the addition of the personal hotspot feature. This allows users to tether their devices to the 3G connection of their iPhone. Many users are reporting however, that when an iPad running iOS 4.3 is tethered to an iPhone, the iPhone also transmits its GPS coordinates. This allows iPod Touches, and Wi-Fi only iPad models (which do ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 04:44 PM

    With the new iPad scheduled to go on sale in twenty-five more countries tomorrow at 5:00 PM local time, a small Belgian retailer accidentally began selling the new device a bit early.

    According to the (very roughly) translated article, a small retailer called Photo Hall in Nivelles, Belgium allowed customers to purchase their iPad 2s, several hours early. The news that that the retailer was selling the ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 03:57 PM

    On Wednesday, four prominent US Senators: Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined forces to send a letter expressing "grave concern" to Apple. The four lawmakers are astonished that Apple would continue to permit the downloading of applications designed to notify motorists of where police commonly patrol in search of drunk drivers.
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 01:51 PM

    An optimist sees it as a positive sign of things to come. A pessimist says its the clam before the storm. No matter how you view the new estimated shipping times for iPad 2 orders placed online, one thing is for certain. Apple is well aware of the crushing demand for the second generation tablet, and the supply faucet has been turned on full blast. And that's a very promising indication, given the big ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 11:29 AM

    Shortly after AT&T announced its intention to purchase T-Mobile last weekend for $39 billion, the people at InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network, decided to embark on an interesting homework assignment of sorts. The goal? To study the effect of the pending deal on consumer ad impressions in the United States.

    Subsequently, InMobi took a close look at its five billion monthly ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 10:03 AM

    On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal delved deeper into the hot button issue of AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile, a move that, if approved, would effectively reducing competition in the mobile industry and slash the number of major US carriers to just three. Speaking with the publication yesterday, an anonymous official at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressed pessimism about the proposal, ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 03:02 AM

    All portable devices suffer from the same problem, they all run out of juice too soon. This is especially true with Apple's iPhone. But what if you could keep your iPhone running a little longer by simply laying it out in the sun or under a light? Wysips, a French-based company has developed a new type of solar panel that is completely transparent and only 100 microns thick.

    Wysips is hoping to work with Gorilla Glass to ...
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    by Published on 03-24-2011 01:00 AM

    According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple may be preparing to license AirPlay video streaming technology to third party consumer-electronics companies later this year. This would be an unusual move for Apple, as they rarely license any of their technology or software to third parties. Currently, third party manufactures can license AirPlay to stream audio to their devices, but they are restricted from ...
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    by Published on 03-23-2011 07:28 PM

    The wait for Celeste is over. The sweet new jailbreak application that's been on the horizon for quite some time has finally arrived. It's another beauty that comes to us from CocoaNuts, the so-called "crack team of tweakologists" behind the YourTube jailbreak app and Gremlin jailbreak framework.

    An outstanding alternative to the iBluenova app (limited to iOS 3.x.), Celeste is available now ...
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    by Published on 03-23-2011 02:24 PM

    It was high noon for Steve Jobs today as the Walt Disney Company held its annual shareholders meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. As we covered last night, there were no guarantees that Apple CEO Steve Jobs would have enough support to pull off his bid for reelection to Disney's board of directors. In recent days, opposition to Jobs' reappointment to the board had mounted in a surprisingly aggressive fashion. ...
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    by Published on 03-23-2011 01:17 PM

    Apple's chunk of the tablet market share may take another hit next month as Research in Motion readies it's answer to the iPad. On April 19th, the popular BlackBerry smartphone maker will introduce (to both US and Canadian buyers) the long-awaited PlayBook tablet through major retailers like Best Buy, which similarly offers first and second generation iPads.

    RIM is promoting the PlayBook ...