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3D Version Of Angry Birds On The Way?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Angry Birds

According to Pocket-lint, Rovio may have a 3D version of Angry Birds on the way. No details are provided about the game in the report, although it also mentions that a Windows Phone 7 version is on the way. It’s unclear whether this is targeted specifically to 3D-compatible devices, or whether it will be available for a wide variety of devices through the use of glasses, or even just really cool 2D screen work.

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New Details Arise Concerning MobileMe Refresh?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We’ve already hear a few things about Apple’s upcoming MobileMe refresh from a report by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, however CultofMac is now claiming to have new information obtained from a new anonymous source. Among the things mentioned in their report are a love video-streaming service, a location-based check-in system, and a geo-tagging system that tags real-world locations.

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Rumors Of MacBook Pro Refresh In March Gaining Strength

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With more and more sites claiming that a MacBook Pro refresh will occur some time in March, with many sites claiming either March 1st or Early March, it seems unlikely that they are all wrong. In fact, when so many rumors from various sources agree, it starts to look more and more like a controlled leak – almost as if Apple wants the info out there, so we can limber up our wallets for the occasion.

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iPhone 5: 4-Inch Display, A5 Processor, Edge-To-Edge Screen?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

In the midst of the many iPhone Nano rumors, one interesting recent rumor suggests that the iPhone 5 will feature a 4-inch display (presumably to compete with the many larger-screened Android devices) and an A5 processor. This rumor comes courtesy of DigiTimes. This information, they claim, comes directly from Apple’s production lines.

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My 11-inch friend: working with a Macbook Air

Posted on 15/02/2011 by kevin

Last year Apple released a major update to an old dog in the Mac line, the Macbook Air. The new unibody case, high resolution display, solid-state drive and design tweaks brought about a huge swathe in change that ignited a…

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BBC iPlayer iPad App Feedback From Our Followers

Posted on 15/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

iPlayer for iPad

We asked our Twitter followers about their experiences with the iPlayer and the results were positive, for the most part. An increase in stream quality with reduced lagging, an impressive design with great content / user interaction, and better performance than the browser version are the highlights of the positives.

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How Jef Raskin Helped Shape Apple In The Early 80's

Posted on 15/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Jef Raskin was one of the first employees of Apple Inc in the late 1970’s. A memo from 1981, found by his son Aza, outlines some of the principles that Jef helped introduce in Apple during their early period.

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Apple & Amazon Wage War Over In-App eBook Sales

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s policy requiring all 3rd party apps that sell content to support in-app purchasing is set to cause some trouble for giants like Amazon – in the battle between Amazon and Apple, one giant will have to bow to the other. Who will bow to who? Only time will tell. Let the battle begin!

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Apple To Unleash Major Upgrade For Mobile Me, Remove Price Tag

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been working on a fairly major upgrade for its popular MobileMe service, adding cloud-based iTunes library storage (which may operate as a streaming service or digital locker-type storage mechanism). The upgrade will also reportedly make MobileMe into a free service in order to compete with the similar free services on other platforms, such as Android.

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MacBook Pro Refresh To Occur March 1st?

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

CultofMac Reports that the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh may occur on March 1st, having obtained their information from a Danish blogger named Kenneth Lund, who obtained the information from Danish retailers. It’s clearly still in the stage of high speculation, but it seems that Lund’s projection may be plausible. It’s aggressive, to say the least, as Intel will only begin shipping their repaired Sandy Bridge chipsets on February 20th, but assuming that everything else is polished, and it’s just a matter of installing logic boards into casings, this just might be a date to look forward to.

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Verizon iPhone Has Significant Limitations (Don't Blame The Hardware, Blame CDMA)

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from 9to5Mac, the Verizon iPhone has a number of curious limitations that might make it difficult to use in a business environment. Among the limitations are an inability to make a conference call involving more than 3 people (including yourself), inability to switch between concurrent phone calls, and inability to hang up on just one person in a conference call.

On first glance, these issues might seem like design flaws in the Verizon version of iOS or even hardware issues in the new handset. 9t05Mac took a closer look, however, and determined that these issues aren’t due to Apple hardware or software, but rather these and several other issues are due to technical limitations of the CDMA wireless network that Verizon’s current iPhone service is based off of. Just one more thing to think about considering making the switch. My advice? Wait for LTE implementation on the iPhone.

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Mac OS X Lion Slated For July 28 Release?

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to the Amazon.co.uk projected release date of certain big-name manuals and user’s guides for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, such as Mac OS X Lion For Dummies, it seems quite possible that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion could release on July 28th, if not a week or two sooner (occasionally such volumes are delayed for last-minute editing).

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iPad 2 To Feature Samsung's Super PLS Display, Keep Same Resolution

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Rumors are now circulating that Apple has made a significant purchase of displays from Samsung. According to the Korea Herald, the new displays are likely to end up in Apple’s forthcoming iPad 2. The new technology is said to provide further improved viewing angles (interestingly, the display actual shifts the shape of the individual pixels to achieve this) and enhanced brightness. The report, featured by 9to5Mac, also suggests that the iPad 2 will retain the same resolution as the current generation.

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Why Nokia and Microsoft Joining Forces Is Better For Everyone

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Recently, Nokia’s CEO released a memo in which he admitted that Nokia’s Symbian platform has been thoroughly defeated by Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular.  Since then, Nokia and Microsoft have gotten together and announced that Nokia will be adopting…

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