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    by Published on 02-03-2011 11:38 AM

    A provocative report from investment firm Piper Jaffray suggests that Apple may finally be gearing up to introduce an entirely new product as soon as 2012. According to the suspicions of Piper and prominent analyst Gene Munster, 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 ...
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    by Published on 02-03-2011 10:34 AM

    A document on Verizon's website reveals plans to begin throttling the throughput of customers who use an "extraordinary amount" of data. The PDF, called "Important Information about Verizon Wireless Data Plans and Features," announces two new "network management practices" that it is implementing to deal with the expected surge in traffic caused by new iPhone users: "optimizing" content and limiting heavy ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 03:34 PM

    AT&T announced today that they will be extending its DataPro + Tethering Mobile Internet plan for smartphones from 2 GB to 4 GB. This news comes as a pleasant surprise, particularly for current iPhone users who are looking jealously at Verizon's unlimited data + 2GB tethering plans.

    The change will take affect February 13th, and comes out just as AT&T prepares to launch their first 4G phone, as well their well-documented ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 03:31 PM

    Along with today's launch of the Daily publication for the iPad, Apple also rolled out the new in-app subscription feature of iTunes that will support it. Now, devs and publishers can create free or paid apps that contain content users will have to subscribe to, a feature that people have wanted for a while. However, not everybody's happy about it: some European publishers say they feel "betrayed" at ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 12:44 PM

    In a new advertising campaign, which I'm sure has nothing to do with pre-orders for a certain device beginning tomorrow, AT&T is putting forth a last-ditch effort to attempt a mass exodus of iPhone users to Verizon.

    The e-mail, sent to customers, bluntly states that only on AT&T could you "make a call" while you read this email." It is true, AT&T's GSM network does allow for simultaneous voice and data, ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 12:39 PM

    In approximately twelve hours, the long wait for Verizon customers will officially come to an end. Beginning at 3:00 a.m. EST Thursday morning, pre-orders for the Verizon iPhone will commence. And despite a barrage of media heralding the launch - and even a nifty little countdown clock on the Verizon website - Apple is taking no chances on the eve of Verizon's iPhone launch. Consequently, ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 11:09 AM

    "New times demand new journalism," News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch told members of the media gathered in New York City Wednesday morning. Following months of repeated delays, not even blizzard-like conditions across New York would deter today's big launch of The Daily for Apple's iPad.

    "The challenge was to take the best of traditional journalism and combine it with the best of contemporary ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 09:39 AM

    Photos of a supposed iPad 2 touchscreen are making the rounds today, courtesy of a repair shop with parts suppliers in China. They are not Retina Displays, in line with recent reports, but are apparently thinner 1024 x 768 IPS screens. Meanwhile, an industry research firm claims to have uncovered evidence that Apple intends to corner the market on advanced LCD displays.

    The rumor mill pushed ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 09:17 AM

    In November last year, Google announced an App for the Android system called Google Shopper. The app was downloaded over a million times to Androids and today that number will grow, as it becomes available for your iPhone.

    Using the Google Shopper app, users will be able to compare prices between web retailers, utilize GPS and Location based results, and for some retailers, you can even check the inventory ...
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    by Published on 02-02-2011 06:33 AM

    Last night Apple began to seed Mac OS X 10.6.7, Build 10J850, to Apple Developers across the world. The previous build was released to developers a little over a week ago, pushing was seems to be an official update right around the corner.

    We've seen a lot of attention surrounding the new Mac App Store, which is one of the primary focuses of the new updates. AirPort, Bonjour, SMB, and Graphics ...
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    by Published on 02-01-2011 04:45 PM

    After claiming to have sold two million Galaxy Tabs, Samsung has been forced to admit that the number was exaggerated. A financial analyst pressed a Samsung executive on the numbers during an earnings call, finally eliciting the acknowledgement that the number represented how many supposed "iPad-killers" were sold to carriers and other resellers, not to actual users. The exec declined to provide hard numbers, but ...
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    by Published on 02-01-2011 03:49 PM

    Right on schedule, Apple has release iOS 4.3 Beta 3 to Developers, as per its usual two week timeline.

    The release is dubbed as Build 8F5166b, and is available for the iPad, iPhone 4 and 3GS, and 3rd/4th gen iPod touch, and of course a separate version for the Apple TV 2.

    So what exactly are we looking forward to here? Well for one, the personal Wi-Fi hotspot functionality is a ...