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    by Published on 02-21-2011 02:20 PM

    As we reported yesterday, well-known hacker Geohot sought help from our community this weekend in his ongoing legal skirmish with Sony. In the wake of Geohot's brewing courtroom travails, the iconic hacker established a "legal defense fund" via PayPal to help offset legal costs, which - according to Geohot - have already topped $10,000. Well, help was sought and help was given. Today, Geohot ...
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    by Published on 02-21-2011 12:39 PM

    On February 3rd, MMi covered Piper Jaffray's provocative report suggesting that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. Analyst Gene Munster said Apple will likely use its recent $3.9 billion in component investments to develop large screen displays, probably for a connected Apple television set of at least 50-inches.

    While the notoriously hush-hush ...
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    by Published on 02-21-2011 09:26 AM

    There have been a number of rumors in recent months pointing to a significant revamp of Apple's MobileMe service, potentially including a cloud file syncing service that would let you store your documents, videos, pictures and music in a secure "locker." A newly-discovered Apple patent gives renewed support to those reports, with a description of a cloud-based "Safe Deposit Box" that could allow you to ...
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    by Published on 02-21-2011 02:58 AM

    Back in 2009, Intel presented an impressive demonstration of its new Light Peak high-speed connection technology at its developer conference. Now it seems that the technology is about ready to go and Apple may be the first company to implement it. Rumors suggest that Apple may include Light Peak technology with the next MacBook Pro refresh expected later this week. However, it is currently unclear if ...
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    by Published on 02-21-2011 01:43 AM

    The evidence is really starting to pile up that Apple is about to release new MacBook Pro models later this week. Over the weekend Apple started informing some of its European retailers that they would be receiving sealed pallets of new products, as soon as Monday. Retailers were then told that the sealed pallets were not to be tampered with until an official announcement came from Apple. Any ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2011 02:07 PM

    If you seek evidence of Apple's expansive and aggressive retail growth strategy, look no further than China. Apple is now in the process of constructing its fifth store - and largest to date - on Shanghai’s busiest shopping street. With an estimated completion date set for this summer, Apple's four already-existing stores in China are also Apple's four busiest Apple stores in the world. And ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2011 10:55 AM

    Despite Steve Jobs's repeated avowals to the contrary, reports persist of a smaller form-factor tablet. The latest spate of rumors take a new tack on the idea, however: rather than being a small iPad, the new 5- to 7-inch device might in fact be a large iPhone, sized to compete with not only small tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the BlackBerry PlayBook, but also larger smartphones like ...
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    by Published on 02-20-2011 10:46 AM

    It's been a rough 2011 so far for iconic hacker Geohot. Since his recent rap against Sony's hacker witch hunt didn't result in a lucrative recording contract, it now appears that Geohot is in need of a different strategy to raise funds for his legal defense against Sony. With the writing clearly on the wall, Geohot is gearing up for what could be an extended battle. Consequently, Geohot has established a "legal defense ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2011 09:02 PM

    AppleInsider is reporting that AT&T is about ready to launch the personal hotspot feature for the iPhone 4. AT&T is apparently getting their network ready for an anticipated increase in network demand. Verizon iPhones already have this capability with iOS 4.2.6, a version that is only available for their devices. AT&T customers will have to wait until Apple releases iOS 4.3, which is expected ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2011 02:42 AM

    If you’ve been saving your pennies waiting to buy a shinny new MacBook Pro, you might want to wait until next week to get one. According to the latest reports, new MacBook Pro’s will be released on Thursday, February 24. Many retailers have seen their stock of MacBook Pros dwindle of late and many international Apple Stores online, such as the one in Australia, now list some MacBook Pro’s ...
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    by Published on 02-19-2011 01:42 AM

    President Barack Obama met with Silicon Valley executives on Thursday over dinner to discuss how to boost the US economy through technological innovation and increase the number of jobs in the United States. The dinner was held at the home of John Doerr a venture capitalist with the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The group was photographed while giving a toast and the picture was later released on the official ...
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    by Published on 02-18-2011 10:39 AM

    It looks like the iControlPad may be getting some real competition, real fast. Game-Gripper is a new concept for adding real gaming controls to smartphones via a universal clamp-on hardware game pad. To ensure compatibility with as many devices as possible, the Game-Gripper attaches to your phone via a spring-loaded clamp to hold the device in ...