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    by Published on 05-16-2011 12:58 PM

    Earlier this year Toshiba and Apple struck a deal to build a $1.19 billion production facility to manufacture LCDs for Apple's iPhones. The facility was supposed to begin manufacturing LCD's in the second half of 2011.

    Fast forward to today. Toshiba confirmed in a press release a number of technologies it would be show casing at the Society for Information Display Conference running May 17 to 19. One ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 12:38 PM

    On Monday, the team at Seagate raised the curtain on a new product that may be of interest to many iOS device users. This week the company is kicking off a press push for its GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage, a first of its kind battery-powered external hard drive that - as you may have guessed from its title - wirelessly extends the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device.

    From ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 12:28 PM

    Apple is offering victims of the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier this year free repairs on their Apple products affected by the disaster.

    Note, this program only applies to Apple Stores in Japan. Although I'm sure if an individual were to have relocated to the United States or another country with an Apple product broken because of their time spent in Japan during the quake, accommodations could ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 11:48 AM

    For months, we've heard rumblings about Near Field Communications (NFC) technology coming to the next generation iPhone, a development that would turn the Apple handset into a veritable e-wallet capable of executing mobile financial transactions wherever such technology is used by retailers at the point of sale.

    And with fewer big bells and whistles anticipated this time around, it seems ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2011 11:26 AM

    Lodsys is aiming to clarify its recent warnings to third-party iOS developers via the company's official blog. As you may have heard, last week a little known company named Lodsys began threatening legal action against a slate of iOS developers regarding the issue of in-app purchasing. Despite the confusing circumstances surround why Lodsys would threaten iOS devs, the company maintains that its determined to avoid ...
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    by Published on 05-15-2011 10:14 PM
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    A collaborative effort between Tyler Nettleon (@InfectionFX) and Filippo Bigarella (@FilippoBiga) has produced a new upcoming tweak called PictureMe. With PictureMe, two staple features allow you to do the following:

    • Timer - set the number of seconds before the camera on your iDevice snaps a picture
    • Rapid Shot - set the number of pictures that will be taken simultaneously on your iDevice

    The ...
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    by Published on 05-15-2011 09:30 PM

    Ticonderoga Securities, using their trusted "Apple Barometer," reported Apple had "strong growth year-on-year for April," with sales up 113% compared to the same month last year.

    These numbers aren't raw sales numbers on products shipped, but rather measure sales of component suppliers to Apple in their supply chain. The logic is if Apple needs to purchase more supplies (LCDs, touch screens, etc) ...
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    by Published on 05-15-2011 11:27 AM
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    In the 2011 Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition Apple stole a number of records from the clutches of Sony, and Nintendo.

    The iPhone supplanted the Nintendo DS as the "Fastest-selling Portable Gaming System" selling 1.5million units during launch week. In comparison the PSP sold 200,000 during its first week, and the Nintendo DS sold 500,000 units.

    The App Store also earned the ...
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 11:02 PM

    A recently released tweak by Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich) gives a menagerie of new features to the Mail.app client on the iDevice. In conjunction with Action Menu, you now have the ability to customize many different composition aspects when sending an email on your iDevice. Fonts, styles, and colors - you can change all these with ease through Rich Text For Mail. Each item gives you many different options to choose from. Rich Text For Mail gives a unique touch and feel to your iPhone email, and can make your future emails more formal and ...
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 09:48 PM

    File this under amazing.

    Nicholas J. Bryan and Ge Wang, students at Stanford University, have developed an application that turns your iPhone into a piece of scratchable vinyl. Instead of using time-coded vinyl to manipulate your digital music catalog through a program, the application uses the accelerometer and gyroscope of the iPhone, while attached to the turntable, to manipulate the desired track.
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 08:18 PM

    Sometimes there is a subtle cue, a moment when an individual's poor choice of words hints at future products. Then sometimes those hints take the form of a neon wink, followed by a kick to the balls, and a back flip out of the room on to a tie-dye unicorn.

    Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, pulled the latter.

    Bezos, when asked in an interview by Paul Reynolds of Consumer Reports, if amazon would be putting out a non-kindle ...
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    by Published on 05-14-2011 08:10 PM

    The leaks continue. Apple.pro posted pictures they obtained of both the forward-facing, and rear-facing cameras on the next iPhone 5G or 4S or whatever. Apple.pro included a photoshopped mock-up (pictured above) of what the divorced components would look like.

    The leaked photos support rumors, and reports that the next generation iPhone will separate the flash, and camera components on the rear of the ...