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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 ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 11:19 AM

    Apple is toiling with a pretty cool new feature for Safari in Apple's Mac OS X Lion. The attribute will changes things up a bit for bookmarking functionality in the browser. The soon to be official "Reading List" function lets users save particular pages for review at a later time.

    Here's how Apple describes the new tool: "Reading List lets you collect webpages and links for you to read later. To add ...
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    by Published on 04-30-2011 02:13 AM

    (wow, YouTube removed the original saying it violated their terms of service. wth?!?!)

    If you’ve been sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not to jailbreak your precious iDevice, Jay Freeman, better known as Saurik, has a few good reasons to take the plunge. Suarik who is the brains behind the unofficial app store Cydia, recently sat down with Robert Scoble at the Mobile Connections conference to discuss ...
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    by Published on 04-29-2011 09:21 PM

    The mysterious entity that is the Apple review board for applications rejected the app Smuggle Truck nearly three weeks ago. The game, developed by Owlchemy Labs, is a slightly more controversial version of their Apple friendly game Snuggle Truck available for iOS devices.

    In Smuggle Truck the objective is to navigate a truck filled with illegal immigrants through a series of obstacles. Immigrants can be hurled ...
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    by Published on 04-29-2011 08:07 PM

    Amazon is aiming to undercut Apple even more with many new chart-topping songs selling for $.69. These songs were previously priced at $.89, already well below the standard $1.29 for new releases on iTunes.

    The move shows the two companies very different strategies in terms of their digital music downloads. Amazon, a distant second to Apple in sales, is attempting to make up market share ...