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    by Published on 11-30-2010 10:53 AM

    If you're somewhat confused as to how the iPad will "save" the publishing world when it continues to kill the printed page with each passing day, you're not alone. But as dwindling publishers look for new ways - any ways, in fact - to keep people reading something, billionaire industrialist Richard Branson - I mean, Sir Richard Branson - may very well be the knight in shining armor for the ...
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    by Published on 11-30-2010 10:07 AM

    Apple certainly loves exclusive deals. Such may once again be the case if a new report out this morning from DigiTimes proves correct. According to information gathered by the publication, a Taiwan-based firm has been tapped to be the exclusive provider of camera lens modules for the iPad 2, which may be ready for mass-market roll out as early as March 2011.

    Largan Precision ...
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    by Published on 11-30-2010 09:08 AM

    Apple has pressured accessory maker PhotoFast to halt export of its SSD upgrade kits for MacBook Air, according to reports making the rounds this morning. 9to5Mac is quoting a "source close to the company" as saying that Apple threatened to kick the Taiwanese company out of the MFi program if it didn't submit.

    The PhotoFast GMS-SFV1, which offered larger, faster solid-state drives than ...
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    by Published on 11-30-2010 01:06 AM

    If you live in Japan, a pretty sweet deal is coming your way on December 3. SoftBank Mobileís "iPad for everybody" promotion will soon be offering the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G for free with a two-year data plan. The plan will run •4725 ($56) a month and there is no monthly surcharge for the deal. Itís really like getting 24 months to pay for an iPad as long as you make your monthly ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 04:47 PM

    So you've probably heard there is a new version of Cydia, which is included in the recent tethered jailbreak redsn0w release. We've been testing it and chatting with chpwn and saurik about the differences in it, and thought we'd get a solid list of changes published.

    chpwn did a lot of work on many visual tweaks, and as saurik put it "some of my long term performance plans are 'hitting pay dirt', and ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 04:17 PM

    When Mac OS X 10.6.5 was released, support for iOS printing using AirPrint was mysteriously absent. It's not clear whether the omission was due to technical problems or patent challenges, but with the final Mac OS X 10.6.5, you could only print from iOS 4.2 to a short list of HP printers. Until someone put some effort into re-enabling it, that is.

    Developers Steven Troughton-Smith ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 10:54 AM

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJfDTOnnSJU]YouTube - PhotoAlbumsPlus[/ame]

    SpiritOfLogic, the devs behind iRealSMS and PwnTunes, now have a slick new tweak to the Photos app up on Cydia. PhotoAlbums+ allows you to create, manage and password-protect photo albums right on your jailbroken iDevice, without having to connect to iTunes, download them all, and manage them on your computer. ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 09:55 AM

    It may be a tough job market out there today, but if you're an out-of-work attorney specializing in patents and intellectual property, business is picking up. And you may be in luck. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is reportedly dropping some serious coin on qualified lawyers these days. Then again, if you were the CEO of one of the most frequently sued tech companies in the history of the world, wouldn't you be doing ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 09:22 AM

    Danish firm Mediaprovider has announced that its new app - a digital magazine presentation of all things Android - has been rejected for inclusion in the App Store by the people at Apple. It's a peculiar development, especially since Apple hasn't enforced a blanket policy effectively banishing all competing brands, operating systems, and smartphone makers from acknowledgment in the App Store. ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 01:20 AM

    redsn0w 0.9.6beta4 was just recently announced, and beta5 is now out giving both Windows and OSX users the ability to flash the iPad 06.15 baseband on iPhone3G or iPhone3GS. (why?).

    This release jailbreaks iPhone3G, older iPhone3GS, and non-MC iPod touch 2G. It also assists 3G and 3G[S] users with baseband 05.14 or 05.15 who have been stuck without an unlock upgrade ...
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 01:11 AM

    The DevTeam has released ultrasn0w 1.2 - with a clever feature for those of you who've had an iPhone 3G or 3G[S] with a baseband later than 05.13.04.

    For many iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G[S] users, you've been stuck at baseband 05.14 or 05.15 and unable to unlock because there is no carrier unlock available for those basebands on those phones. The Dev Team found the iPad baseband is actually a *higher* version number, but it STILL VULNERABLE ...
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    by Published on 11-28-2010 06:14 PM

    Anger Birds developer Rovio has announced that a Christmas update to the popular game will be free to those who bought the Halloween edition ($.99). Rovio revealed this on Twitter today in response to a question they received about updates coming to the app. Their Twitter avatar was also updated with the iconic red bird wearing a Santa hat. Angry Birds has been the number one top paid app for some time now and the ...