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    by Published on 05-05-2011 02:25 PM

    This one, at least on the surface, has potential legal implications written all over it. On Thursday, a familiar digital technology company by the name of Yudu released what is, for obvious reasons, a highly controversial service aimed at content publishers who sell their subscription materials through Apple and, consequently, have to share in the corresponding riches.

    If you're not well versed in the professional ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2011 01:15 PM

    It's no secret the iOS multi-tasking and notification functions need to be updated by Apple. However, thanks to Cydia, jailbreak users don't have to sit on their laurels and wait for the snail-paced Apple to update these functions on their iPhones.

    Physwitch ($2 in the BigBoss repository), tackles the issue of multitasking by allowing users to switch between running apps ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2011 11:58 AM

    One of Hollywood's newest and biggest love affairs centers on the movie industry's appetite for all things 3D. At no time in recent memory have film studios been so aggressive in their efforts to ramp up plans to produce, film, and distribute movies for 3D screens. Accordingly, in the age of mobile digital content consumption, audiences are growing eager to enjoy the same thrills of big screen entertainment on the small screens ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2011 11:54 AM

    A class action lawsuit filed in California puts Apple, Adobe, and Intel at the center of a pay-limiting scheme to keep employees wages down.

    The suit comes in the wake of a 2009 investigation by the United States Department of Justice that charged the companies with "agreeing to not cold call each other's employees in order to extend job offers" according to PC World.

    The new suit, ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2011 04:25 AM

    Get ready for what could be a look into the future of smartphones - a distant look, that is. Next week at the Association for Computing Machinery's Computer Human Interaction conference in Vancouver, a remarkable prototype for what's been dubbed a "paper iPhone" will be demonstrated by its creator Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen's University Human Media Lab.
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    by Published on 05-05-2011 04:04 AM

    The days of cumbersome and lengthy iOS updates via the standard USB-to-computer iTunes connection may be coming to an end, possibly before the end of the year. The blogosphere is buzzing this morning with speculation born of new revelations from "sources" speaking in confidence to our friends at 9 to 5 Mac. According to information they possess, Apple is planning to deliver iOS updates over the air beginning this ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 07:50 PM

    It's a hire for Apple straight out of Star Wars - literally. The big buzz around Cupertino is that "sound legend" and venerable cinematic audio innovator Tomlinson Holman has been hired by Apple to help dramatically improve the company's audio-related efforts, particularly with regard to phsyical products like the iDevice line.

    Although Apple hasn't yet confirmed the hire, TWiT Network ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 03:41 PM

    According to MacRumors several members of their site have been asked, via email, to join a new customer feedback program called Apple Customer Pulse.

    While apple has asked for feedback from customers before, this is much more extensive and systematic effort. The Pulse program allows users who sign up for the program to recieve up to two surveys a month. The surveys are used to assess the customers ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 11:51 AM

    Although some believed it would take considerably longer for Apple to ready iOS 4.3.3, on Wednesday the iOS update arrived and it promises to correct the location tracking and data storage bug that sparked concern and controversy last month when the potential privacy threat was discovered.

    As promised, Apple says the aforementioned update alters the iOS crowd-sourced location database ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 11:25 AM

    For those ModMyi members living in the Europe, Spotify has added a new "Devices" section to their streaming music program. The devices section allows users to sync their playlists to iDevices and other MP3 players without a premium subscription (aka free).

    Spotify is a subscription music service reminiscent of on-demand radio. The user owns none of the music they hear or listen to on their playlists, unless they purchase the tracks ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 10:55 AM

    According to the latest projections by research firm IHS iSuppli, Apple's App Store may very well claim a much bigger share of the mobile app download market than anyone previously anticipated. Despite the growth of the mobile app industry and a number of prominent new entries into the genre, Apple is expected to claim an astounding 75% of the total app download market this year.

    "The Apple ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2011 08:57 AM

    Since 2007, Apple has pegged summertime as the right time to introduce a new iPhone model - a predictable pattern that, until recently, was expected to continue in 2011. Unfortunately for eager next-gen iPhone buyers, it now appears from a variety of sources and mounting evidence that this long-held tradition will at last be broken this summer.

    On Wednesday, reports surfaced that an unnamed ...