Steve Jobs Reportedly No Longer Micromanaging Apple

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It only takes a visit to an Apple Store to grasp just how many iconic products the company has produced. From iPhones and iPads to Macs and iPods, their products have owned the digital age like no others. Their vision not only led to enormous wealth for them, but also to a central place in […]

iPhone 5 Reportedly Sent to Carriers For Testing

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In the latest installment of “The iPhone 5 is Coming Soon,” we have news that the iPhone 5 has been sent to wireless carriers for field testing. This is typically one of the last stages of a new release, and is in line with other rumors we have heard of a September or October launch. […]

“iPad Head Girl” May Be Original, But She’s Even More Creepy

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Advertising gimmicks are nothing new. From costumed characters dancing on city sidewalks to “booth babes” at trade shows, it’s easy to think that we’ve seen it all. We may want to rethink that, though, after this latest stunt by the publishers of an upcoming iPad magazine. Fellas, meet “iPad Head Girl.” Yes, if you were […]

Google Optimizing Their Search for Tablets

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The entry of tablets into our lifestyles has been rapid. The splash that the iPad (and a few others) have made has left the world having to adjust quicker than it’s used to. The latest service to adapt to our new tablet-centric world is Google’s search. As detailed in Google’s Mobile Blog, Google will soon […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy an iPhone Right Now

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You may have noticed that prices are dropping on iPhones. Target and Radio Shack recently dropped the iPhone 4 down to $169.99 for the base model. Target did one better by selling the same one for $149.99. Heck, even the iPhone 3GS is getting a price cut (down to $20 at Target). While these offers […]

Skype for iPad is Finally Here

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The long-awaited Skype for iPad app arrived late last night. While the iPhone version of the popular VoIP service’s app has been available for use on the iPad, this is the first time we’ve seen a native tablet version. The app brings all of the same functionality that its iPhone app brings. This list includes […]

iCloud’s Web Interface Now in Beta, Storage Pricing Detailed

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With the flood of iPhone 5 rumors we get clobbered with every week, it’s refreshing to get some solid news about another exciting Apple launch that is approaching. Developers (and non-devs who have registered for an iCloud account) can now access Apple’s web portal for the upcoming iCloud (as reported by 9to5Mac) at iCloud.com. Any fears that […]

The Verizon iPhone Explosion Is Still Coming

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A poll (reported by AppleInsider) shows that Verizon iPhone users are waiting for the next iPhone. In fact, a lion’s share of Verizon users are holding out for it. This tells us that the awkward timing of the Verizon iPhone’s launch was the only thing that prevented the sales explosion that some had initially expected. […]

In-game Purchases for 3DS? Bad Move, Nintendo

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Just a week after we heard that Nintendo was slashing prices and sales forecasts on its 3DS, now it looks like they are trying to make up for lost revenue with the addition of in-game purchases in the 3DS (according to Joystiq). This is a desperate move to appease investors, but it will likely only lead […]

Why Steve Jobs Would Be a Better President Than Obama

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Just as congress and the president are bickering over raising the federal debt ceiling, news comes from the BBC that Apple has a larger cash reserve than the United States of America (Apple has $76.4 billion, the U.S. has $73.7 billion). So we are going to do what any sensible person looking at these two […]

Why Amazon’s Tablet Won’t Be Some Piddly Nook Color Rival

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Unconfirmed reports (traced back to Business Insider) are saying that Amazon’s tablet could be a smaller and limited Nook Color competitor - not a full tablet that would take on the iPad. While Amazon has every reason to go after the success of the Nook Color as well, we believe that we will soon be seeing a […]

Why the War Against Piracy Has Gotten Us Nowhere

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Great efforts have been taken lately in attempts to prevent digital piracy. U.S. internet service providers recently agreed to a “six strikes” agreement to put the policing in ISPs’ hands. Paypal agreed to work with London police to cut off a website that sells pirated content. And yesterday a UK high court ordered BT (the […]

Has the iPhone 5 Been Spotted in the Wild?

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If you aren’t about to pass out yet from all of the iPhone 5 rumors we’ve been swamped with, we have one that looks like it could have some legs. 9to5Mac was tipped off by a commuter who thinks he spotted an Apple employee holding the unannounced phone on a train. He whipped out his […]

Nintendo 3DS: Weak Games + High Price = Poor Sales

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If you need proof that apps can make or break a hardware platform, look no further than the Nintendo 3DS. The device was hotly-anticipated by gamers for the better part of a year before its launch. But it has fizzled in sales. Today the weak launch became official, as the Wall Street Journal tells us […]

Can an iPad Replace a Laptop? (2011 edition)

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It’s easy to forget now, but when the first iPad was announced in early 2010, there was much uncertaintly surrounding Apple’s new product. One of the big questions was whether it served as a laptop replacement. I have an iPhone, and I have a laptop – why do I need something in between? Now that […]

A Look Back at 10 Years of iProduct Launches on Apple.com

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As Apple fans will likely be lining up for the newest iPhone (and possibly iPad 3) within the next couple of months, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at where it all started. Courtesy of the internet time capsule Wayback Machine, we took a trip back to see just how […]

Comedian “Punks” Apple Store, Employees Don’t Flinch

Comedian Mark Malkoff wanted to test the limits of just how “nice” Apple Store employees can be. He may have to keep trying. The video, first dug up by Gothamist, shows Malkoff push the boundaries of what one can get away with in an Apple Store before getting kicked out. His list of over-the-top tactics […]

Are iPhone 5 Cases Pointing to a Redesign?

We hesitate to cover yet another alleged “leak” of iPhone 5 details, but this one has some images to go along with it, so why not? This latest bit of iPhone 5 “news” is based on tips (delivered by Mobile Fun) that are supposedly from multiple Chinese case manufacturers. The supposed new look happens to […]