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iOS 5 May Free iPad From Its PC Dependency

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The iPad has received criticism and head-turns for requiring a computer running iTunes in order to set up and use it, making it less viable as a replacement for a personal computer. 9to5Mac reports that this may change with iOS 5.

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Miss Those “Get A Mac” Ads? Now You Can Watch All 66 Of Them Online

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I loved Apple’s “Get A Mac” advertising campaign. They may have been some of the best advertisements ever created, and were certainly memorable and entertaining. The ads are no longer being made, but Adweek has kindly gathered up all 66 of the ads for your viewing pleasure.

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Fortune Article “Inside Apple” Gives A Rare Glimpse Into Apple And Steve Jobs

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Fortune recently released an article written by Adam Lashinsky entitled “Inside Apple,” which provides dozens of rare insights into the business and culture at Apple, as well as the mind of its CEO, Steve Jobs. You can get it for $4.99 on the iPad through an in-app purchase in the Fortune app.

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The New Yorker & Other Condé Naste Publications Come To iPad

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

It seems like publishers of all types are literally flocking to the iPad – last weak it was Hearst, and today, Condé Naste, publisher of the New Yorker (among other magazines) has announced an iPad subscription deal with Apple.

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Queen Elizabeth Demands An iPad

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apparently, the Queen of England has ordered her staff to purchase her an iPad, after being impressed by her grandsons’ gadgets. Princes Will and Harry reportedly gave her a crash course on how to use it when they took theirs to Buckingham Palace.

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Apple Now Ranked As The #2 Global Smartphone Manufacturer

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s been on quite a roll lately, making all kinds of revenue and marketshare records. The latest news is that they have risen to the #2 slot of global smartphone manufacturers, and have risen from 56th to 35th on the Fortune 500 list in just one year.

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The Beauty Of A Well-Used iPhone, Aged To Perfection

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Like many iDevice users, I tend to prefer that my devices stay clean, pretty, and free of major blemishes, which I consider to be unsightly. This photo of an original iPhone that has apparently been through some pretty rough treatment, however, may change my mind.

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Direct2Drive, A Gaming Service, Adds Mac Support

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Any Mac gamer will tell you that the selection of great titles ca, be, well, a bit smarts in a world laden with PC exclusive titles. Today, however, there’s good news, as Direct2Drive has now announced that they will support the Mac gaming community.

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Apple – The World’s Most Valuable Brand

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With all of the big dogs at play, who is the world’s most valuable consumer brand According to the BrandZ survey, that company is now Apple, with an estimated value of $153.3 billion. They’ve just scooted ahead of Google to become number one.

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Steve Jobs Believes Apple Will Be OK Without Him

Posted on 09/05/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The topic of Steve Jobs’ health has been a concerning one for many in the Apple community, with folks wondering what Apple would be like without Steve Jobs. According to a report from Fortune, Steve Jobs thinks Apple will be just fine.

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Rubber Pick and Drum Sticks for iPad 2 – Play Like a Pro

Posted on 09/05/2011 by Jakob Hultman

Ever since Apple released the new iPad 2, and with that Garageband, the way I record my music ideas have changed. And even though iPad 2 is an incredible tool for playing music, it really isn’t the same as playing on a real guitar or on a drum kit. But now, through Pix and Stix, we have come a little closer to reality.

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Best Google Docs App For Mac

Posted on 08/05/2011 by Cormac Moylan

I love Google Docs. It’s fast, simple, and free. One of my few problems with Google Docs is the lack of a desktop app. However, Fluid.app will turn every web app into a desktop app. Read on to find out how you can turn Google Docs into a Mac app.

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