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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 ...
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    by Published on 02-18-2011 09:55 AM

    With Apple coming out with devices that are both thinner in profile and more powerful, battery life is going to become even more of a concern than it is today. Apple's industrial design pretty much prohibits the idea of going with a larger battery, so the only option is to pack more power in a smaller space. This appears to be exactly the tack the company is taking, as a patent was revealed today showing ...
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    by Published on 02-18-2011 09:02 AM

    This week, electronics giant Sony began dishing out lifetime bans to known PlayStation 3 hackers. The "ban" in question effectively bars any and all identified PS3 hackers from using Sony's online services for the rest of their lives. Pretty harsh, indeed. But over the course of the last 72 hours, countless PS3 hackers identified by Sony have begun receiving e-mail notices from Sony, a communication promptly ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2011 10:23 PM

    Earlier this month Paul had covered a story about a hacker who manually enabled FaceTime on the iPad. The process required some manual installation which wasn't quite easy for the inexperienced. However, a developer by the name of Intell has created an app that does the work for you. iFacePad is an Mac OS X app which will allow you to enable FaceTime on your iPad just like the iPod Touch 4G. The app can be downloaded here.

    You will be required ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2011 10:01 PM

    We have seen countless articles about the rumored iPad 2's Front Facing Camera and have come across many factors that lead us to believe the camera is coming. Today 9to5Mac is reporting that they have managed to get their hands on the official screen protectors for the iPad 2, and these protectors do indeed have a spot for the rumored camera.

    The above and following photograph ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2011 09:56 PM

    The New York Times said today that they have information that points to Apple not releasing an iPhone nano. In the report they reference "people who have been briefed on Apple's plans," just the next generation iPhone, expected to launch this summer.

    The Times points to the fact that this 'nano' phone would not necessarily be any cheaper to produce or sell, and that a smaller screen size would ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2011 09:27 PM

    Patently Apple is reporting two discovered Patents having to do with two similar technologies that Apple may be in the midst of working on for their next generation of products.

    The first is of a "Smart Bezel" technology, presumably for the iPad and, that would give the bezel invisible controls. The displays do not have home button, interestingly enough. The idea here would be that controls ...
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    by Published on 02-17-2011 05:51 PM

    It's only been a week since we say Buil10J855, and this week developers are presented with Mac OS X 10.6.7 beta, build 10J858, coming in at 434.4 MB. (That's 20MB bigger than the last build)

    This most recent release focuses on Graphic Drivers, Mac App Store, AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and yes, even Safari.

    This latest build brings the tally of betas to numero five, ...