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    by Published on 02-09-2011 12:17 PM

    Adobe has officially released a major update of its flash player for Mac, version 10.2. The release is significant most notably for its inclusion of what Adobe calls 'Stage Video' technology that is used to utilize GPU hardware acceleration, drastically limiting the plugin's CPU usage.

    It was big news last fall when Apple's newest notebook, the ultra-slim MacBook Air was released without flash, and further testing revealed ...
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    by Published on 02-09-2011 11:39 AM

    According to the latest data from research firm Gartner, Apple's 2010 smartphone gains translated to corresponding losses for smartphone makers Sony Ericsson and Motorola. On Wednesday, Gartner published it's findings, which noted that worldwide handset sales to end users rose 32% in 2010 to 1.6 billion units. In particular, however, smartphone sales spiked 72% from a year earlier (reaching ...
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    by Published on 02-09-2011 07:00 AM

    That was a quick week of pre-orders, as today we already see that Verizon and Apple have updated their websites to begin accepting orders for the Verizon iPhone 4 online. One week of pre-order and now the public can begin getting their hands on the new iPhone.

    The Verizon iPhone will be available publicly in stores beginning February 10th, 2011. (That's Tomorrow!) ...
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    by Published on 02-09-2011 06:52 AM

    Earlier this month, we discuss the possibility of iPod Classics getting new hard drives that almost double or triple the original capacity they have once been limited to. AppleBitch reports that the iPod classic supplies are drying up at Target, Amazon (2), Best Buy and even Apple is giving a 1-3 days before shipping. Even with no real big firmware updates in some time, the Classic does remain ...
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    by Published on 02-09-2011 06:42 AM


    We are all far to familiar with the good ol "death grip" associated with the iPhone 4, so it's no surprise that similar issue are affectsing the Verizon iPhone even with its new antenna design.

    iLounge has posted a video demonstrating the loss of cellular signal strength with the same "death grip", even crippling Wi-Fi reception by holding the device ...
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    by Published on 02-09-2011 02:55 AM

    Google Translate has just been released for iOS devices. It was first introduced back in 2008 as an HTML5 web app for the iPhone and is now available as a native iOS app. It has all of the same features and a few new additions to help improve its overall usability as well. Just like other Google apps, this one is also a free download.

    With Google Translate you can translate 57 languages in text-only form ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 02:50 PM

    Apple is reaching coast to coast with its expanding number of retail outlets. As expected, Apple is gearing up to bulk up the number of Apple Stores currently available across the US. And according to a report Monday from The New York Observer, Apple is going big with its next groundbreakings.

    Covering the real estate scene in New York, writer Laura Kusisto says Apple "has begun ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 12:46 PM

    Intel announced yesterday that it would start shipment of its next generation Series 6 processors for laptops on February 20th. Shipment of chips based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture had been delayed by a problem discovered at the end of January that impacts the performance of SATA devices. As it's generally accepted that the 2011 MacBook Pro will use the laptop version of these chips - which do ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 12:34 PM

    Backing up your SHSH blobs is an important part of Jailbreaking. Luckily Cydia does most of the work, but for those that like to really keep a hold on things, TinyUmbrella is your ultimate SHSH manager. By backing up your SHSH blobs yourself, you can rest assured that you'll be able to get back to that particular version of firmware.

    The app works for the iPhone (all versions), iPod Touch, ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 11:24 AM

    IHS iSuppli, a market research firm, released new data on the U.S. Movie Download market yesterday. The report shows that Apple and iTunes is still very much on top compared to other companies and other digital stores.

    The news is not all perfect, however, as there seems to be more consumers who are considering using other stores other than Apple's iTunes for movie downloads. Apple's numbers are down from just a year ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 09:28 AM

    With Sprint obviously feeling left out of the iPhone party, the company is trying to muscle up to the swelling competition from Verizon and AT&T by teasing an exclusive new Android-powered dual-touchscreen smartphone. Dubbed the "Kyocera Echo," the smartphone in question is billed as a first of its kind Android device. It was formally unveiled this week by Sprint, with ...
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    by Published on 02-08-2011 05:05 AM

    BiteSMS has been one of my favorite apps/tweaks that is available for a jailbroken iPhone. It's made texting more enjoyable and even adds a bit of flavor and customizing.

    Over the last few months, the folks at BiteSMS have been busy testing beta versions of BiteSMS and many of us have partaken in the legwork. BiteSMS 5.1 was released January 31st to the public and is fully ...