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    by Published on 12-17-2010 02:38 AM



    QuestVisual has just released Word Lens for the iPhone. Word Lens is a translation app similar to Babelfish, but instead translates text from the iPhones camera in real time. Simply point the camera at any text, such as a street sign and the app will instantly translate the words for you on the fly. Word Lens doesn’t have to have an internet connection to perform this magic, however, instead it handles all of the ...
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    by Published on 12-16-2010 05:21 PM



    An employee at an Apple parts supplier has been caught on tape selling inside information [pdf] about Apple to a hedge fund broker. The information, potentially worth millions to the broker, was sold by Walter Shimoon for a mere $22,000. Shimoon has since been fired by camera and charger component maker Flextronics International, and was arrested by US law enforcement this morning. Among other things, he was recorded ...
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    by Published on 12-16-2010 11:55 AM




    Apple's appetite for patents and intellectual property is practically insatiable. On the heels of MMi's recent report about Apple allegedly making a play to secure the portfolio of patents presently held by Nortel Networks, Foss Patents reported Thursday that CPTN Holdings LLC has acquired 882 Novell patents. What does this have to do with Apple, you ask? Apple, along with Microsoft, EMC, ...
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    by Published on 12-16-2010 09:34 AM




    On Thursday, Apple announced that it will officially open the digital doors of its new Mac App Store for Mac OS X Snow Leopard early next month. The store will open with both free and paid applications available for download on January 6th, 2011. Pointing to Apple's past as a way to hype it's future, CEO Steve Jobs stated the following in his company's official press release today:



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    by Published on 12-16-2010 09:09 AM


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    The company that provides graphics chips for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has just bought another company that is known for its photo-realistic 3D graphics technology. Imagination Technologies says that it is definitely going to bring the cutting-edge ray tracing technologies it's getting from Caustic Graphics into its mobile products, which means that iDevices are going to see ...
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    by Published on 12-16-2010 03:05 AM



    Today, Apple updated the iBooks app to version 1.2, adding new features including illustrated books, the ability to organize books and PDF’s into personal “Collections” and new printing capabilities. iBooks can now also fit more words on a page by hyphenating longer words, although this feature is only available in iOS 4.2.

    iBooks was originally conceived as an e-reader with better multimedia ...
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    by Published on 12-16-2010 01:34 AM



    Reports coming out of Asia today indicate that Apple will upgrade the MacBook Pro and iMac lines during the first half of 2011. There are said to be four new MacBook Pro models that feature new screen sizes and should be priced more competitively than current models. iMacs are also expected to see updated designs and new screen sizes as well.

    Apple plans to release the latest Mac OS X ...
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    by Published on 12-15-2010 05:16 PM



    Don't worry, nothing to be concerned about if you have a jailbroken iDevice. Your should be safe to connect and sync if you please, just don't update your firmware by "Accident". There has been no word of any issues blocking DFU mode restores, at this point in time.

    Apple has released iTunes 10.1.1, an updated to iTunes 10.1 which was released in mid-November, of which now includes some bug ...
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    by Published on 12-15-2010 04:28 PM

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQg046aoV9Y]YouTube - AirPlayer demo[/ame]


    AirPlay is a significant extension of the capability of iOS devices to act as a real media player, rather than just a portable. This is a boon to people who already have an Apple TV, or don't mind dropping $99 on one. But what if you have neither an Apple TV, or a TV set to hook one up to... but you do have a nice ...
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    by Published on 12-15-2010 10:56 AM



    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQg046aoV9Y[/ame]

    Erica has released an ad supported airplay server for macs that enable any iOS device to stream content directly to the Mac get it at her site
    Now all I need is iFile to make sure the videos I download have the airplay icon

    AirPlayer-0.03.zip

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    by Published on 12-15-2010 09:43 AM




    Greenwich, Connecticut is the site of the latest Apple Store robbery. Tuesday's ransacking of the prominent outlet made national headlines given the magnitude of the robbery. Five burglars in all managed to secure what's estimated to be "tens of thousands of dollars" worth of Apple products. surveillance footage reveals how the individuals penetrated the ...
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    by Published on 12-15-2010 08:59 AM




    Reports have surfaced from Canada that many customers who have seen their service contracts expire are getting their iPhones unlocked by Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless. According to iPhone in Canada, the policy (which comes courtesy of Rogers sub-brand Fido) makes it possible for these "qualifying customers" to have their iPhones unlocked - but at a price of roughly $50 in addition to applicable taxes. ...