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Man Gives iPad 2 To Complete Stranger

Posted on 23/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Those of you that tried unsuccessfully to get an iPad 2 on launch day know first hand how frustrating it is to stand in line for hours, only to have the store run out of iPads. One man in this situation, however, was lucky enough to score one at no additional cost, courtesy of a good Samaritan.

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New York Times Offers Subscribers One-Year Free Access for Web, iPhone, & iPad

Posted on 23/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

NY Times Paywall

The NY Times is still on course to errect its paywall for online and mobile visitors. But in an effort to keep face with its loyal userbase, the NY Times has annoucned that it will offer long-term subscribers with free access to the website through the browser and through mobile devices such as iPhone & iPad.

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Android On Drugs

Posted on 23/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Android

An enthusiastic Android mascot has clearly been infected by a virus that makes it party like a hero. The mascot keeps to tradition and can be seen “doing the robot” on a few occasions during the promotional video.

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Apple Planning Serious MobileMe Refresh In April?

Posted on 21/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It appears that Apple is set to announce a new, free version of their popular MobileMe service next month, according to a trusted source for iLounge. In addition, it’s possible that iOS 5 will be announced at the same meeting.

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Giveaway: 3 Days, 3 Prizes (Update: Winners!)

Posted on 21/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Have a rough weekend? Would winning a cool prize help? Look no further! We at MacTrast have negotiated a significant giveaway for our loyal readers. Read on for the details on what we have for you and how you can win it.

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Q&A With Vero Pepperell From Alfred

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We recently had the opportunity to ask Vero Pepperell, the community representative for Alfred, a few questions about the company and their plans and ideas. For those of you that don’t know, Alfred is a groundbreaking productivity app for the Mac OS X platform.

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How To Protect Physical Data From Bears (And Other Evils) During Transport

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Ars Technica offers some clever (and surprisingly practical) advice on how to securely and safely transport data from place to place via Sneakernet (physical transport). The article and it’s accompanying video covers data encryption, biometrics, various forms of validation, and so forth.

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New AppSumo Bundle: $50 for Over $6500 in Apps and Content

Posted on 16/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

AppSumo, famous for it’s frequent bundle deals, has a new deal up which we think is a fantastic deal. It’s called the Lean Startup Bundle, and includes thousands of dollars worth of tools to help start-ups build their base, and…

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Conan Plays Real Life Angry Birds – Attacks Swedish Furniture

Posted on 15/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Conan O’Brien reenacted a battle scene of biblical proportions when he catapulted life size Angry Birds at evil green pigs. Swedish based furniture company IKEA felt the full brunt of the game as it is their furniture that was destroyed during this sketch

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Apple Accepting Donations For Red Cross Japan Via iTunes

Posted on 14/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Are you looking for a way to help out with the recent tragedies in Japan without having to take too many extra steps? Apple’s making it easier for their customers by allowing you to make donations quickly and easily through iTunes.

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XCode 4 Now Available, $5 On The Mac App Store For Non-Developers.

Posted on 10/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has finally unveiled the final version of their new xCode development suite used for developing Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad applications. The release is free to developers who have paid their $99. As for the rest of us, $5 on the app store will get you a download.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3: Download Links And Feature Explanation

Posted on 09/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has today released another update to it’s iOS platform: iOS 4.3. The 4.3 update includes a number of features and enhancements, such as an enhanced JavaScript engine, Personal Hotspot for AT&T users, enhanced AirPlay functionality, iTunes Home Sharing, choice of how to use your lock switch on an iPad, and message alerts.

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