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Why Android Still Poses No Real Threat To Apple

Posted on 31/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Google’s Android platform has been heralded as “the open alternative” to Apple’s iOS, argued to carry fewer restrictions and a more open app environment. We’ll discuss a few reasons why this may not be true, and also discuss the merits of Apple’s “walled garden” approach.

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iDoctor: Sponge, Scalpel, iPad?

Posted on 31/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

This might seem like an unusual list of items for a Doctor to request, yet according to CNBC, iPads are quickly becoming a critical tool for doctors. Doctors, who use iPads to describe conditions to patients (among other things), are increasingly find them to be indispensable to their practice.

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Viber Adds Texting Service To iPhone App

Posted on 31/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Viber today introduced texting to their VoIP app for iPhone. It’s another step in the right direction towards overtaking Skype as the best VoIP telephone service for mobile devices.

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British MP Uses iPad To Deliver Speech In Parliament

Posted on 31/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The iPad is becoming ever more an icon of the times, with key political figures, doctors, creative professionals, and of course the everyman commonly using them for a variety of purposes. Now a British MP has even used one to deliver a speech in Parliament.

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Demo Of Photoshop for iPad

Posted on 31/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Photoshop for iPad was demonstrated at Photoshop World where the layers function within the app was showed off. There is a great “wow” moment when a 3D style layers animation occurs near the end of the video. Pretty cool stuff. Check out the video inside.

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Apple Release OS X Lion Preview 2

Posted on 31/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

OS X Lion - How To Download

Late last night Apple released an updated version of OS X Lion to the developer community. OS X Lion Preview 2 is a new build (build number 11A419) and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store by way of a redeem code.

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Chicago Woman Killed In iPhone Robbery

Posted on 30/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The Chicago Tribune reports that a robber, fleeing after having stolen an iPhone from an L-train commuter, pushed a 68-year-old woman down a flight of stairs. The woman later died from injuries resulting from this attack.

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BlackBerry Messenger Coming To iOS On April 26 (Update: False)

Posted on 30/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to 9to5Mac, RIM could be planning to release their popular BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS devices. The app, which has enjoyed immense success of BlackBerry smartphones, is claimed to be hitting the App Store on April 26.

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iPhone 5 To Gain Artificial Intelligence?

Posted on 30/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

An exciting report comes to us from TechCrunch, who claims that, in addition to iOS 5 not being released until fall, iOS 5 will gain advanced integration of Siri artificial intelligence technology, enabling deep, thorough voice control and intelligent searching.

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WWDC Tickets Selling On eBay For Up To $4,499

Posted on 30/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

WWDC sold out in under 24 hours but you can still pick up tickets if you venture over to eBay and are prepared to pay over the odds for your ticket. The priciest auction we have come across has a Buy It Now of $4,499 but the seller seems to think it’s a steal at that price.

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iPods, iPads, iPhones Powered By Your Heartbeat: The Future.

Posted on 30/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Scientists are hopeful that nanotechnology will result in electronic devices that no longer require cables to charge. Instead, tiny movements in your body or even your beating heart will be enough to generate the necessary power to charge your device.

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Dell Claim The iPad 2 Is Doomed. Doomed I Tells Ya!

Posted on 30/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Android & Windows Tablets will eventually outstrip the iPad because in the long term affordable and open will win out, that’s according to Andy Lark, Dell’s Global Head of Marketing in a recent interview with CIO. He went on to say that Jobs and Apple have done a decent job of creating hype around the iPad but that eventually this hysteria will succumb to the superior Android tablets.

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Did Apple Send A Covert Opp Into The Jailbreak Community?

Posted on 30/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Jailbreak developer Comex has a sneaky suspicion that Apple may have deployed spies, or possibly even coaxed an existing Jailbreaker to act as a rat. The hacker behind JailbreakMe and Spirit believes that it is too much of a coincidence that Apple patched an exploit in iOS 4.3.1 that they were just about to use as a doorway to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1.

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Analysts Think Apple sold between 5 to 9 Million iPads

Posted on 29/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Apple can’t meet the demand for the iPad 2. But how many iPads did Apple sell in the quarter that ended on Saturday? According to 30 analysts polled by Fortune that figure ranges from 5 million to 8.8 million sales. The average figure was 6.26 million.

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