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Walmart Has the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini On Sale for $299

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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If you’ve been waiting for the price of the iPad mini to drop before buying one, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. Walmart has the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini on sale for $299 in its U.S. stores.

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Analysis: Considering The Reasons Behind Apple’s Mac Pro Delay

Posted on 04/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Despite the Mac Pro’s appearance of being abandoned, it appears that there are good reasons why Apple has put off releasing an updated model. We’ve received numerous insightful reports about next-gen Mac Pro models over the last month or two, which reflect some likely reasons behind Apple’s hesitation to release updated models.

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Apple Claims it Created 80,000 US Jobs Last Year With its App Economy

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has come under fire in the past few years by critics, (mostly politicians), for having it’s products assembled in foreign countries. In response to the criticism, Apple posted a new page on its website last year trumpeting the more than 500,000 jobs it has created or supported in the US with its business.

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Could The iMac G3 Inspire A Budget iPhone? (Concept)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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The iMac G3’s design was one of the most significant and iconic products in Apple’s history. Its multicolored plastic seethrough case was radically different from anything else at the time. Nikolay Lamm’s concept for what a ‘budget’ iPhone might look like inspires itself from the G3, and it looks pretty darn nice.

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Lodsys Targets Disney With ‘Where’s My Water’ In-App Purchases Lawsuit

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Lodsys continues its two-year campaign to collect licensing fees from iOS developers who include in-App purchases in their apps by going for big game, as they are alleging patent infringement in entertainment giant Disney’s iOS apps, including the popular “Where’s My Water?”

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Twitter for iOS Updated With Ability to Install and Launch Apps From Tweets

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Twitter has released a significant update to their iOS app today, adding the ability to install and launch apps directly from tweets in your timeline. The new feature also includes the ability for developers to deep link into their own apps directly from Twitter.

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Happy 40th Birthday to the Cell Phone! (Infographic)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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On this day 40 years ago former Motorola vice president and division manager Martin Cooper changed the world while standing in front of the New York Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue. He used a Motorola DynaTAC phone to call the head of research at Bell Labs, and started a revolution in communications.

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Apple Mysteriously Hired Lead Segway Engineer, Nobody Knows Why

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Apple is a company that can be pretty mysterious at times, and here’s another example. Bloomberg investigated and discovered that last year, John Morrell, one of the leading engineers behind the Segway, left his position at Yale and joined Apple.

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Happy Third Birthday, iPad!

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Exactly three years ago today, Apple sent shockwaves through the entire consumer electronics industry with the release of the original iPad. In a single graceful motion, Steve Jobs took the stage, and reinvented the entire tablet market in mere moments. Three years later, the name iPad has become synonymous with the idea of the tablet, and Apple’s competitors are still struggling desperately to catch up.

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Firefox 20 for Mac Released – Numerous New Features Added

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Mozilla has released Firefox 20, which includes a number of significant improvements to the browser. They include the ability to initiate a private browser session without needing to open a new window or closing your current session, the ability to kill a hung plugin, a new download manager, and more.

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What Your Instagram Filter Tells The World About You (Infographic)

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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I’m not an Instagram user myself, but filters seem to be one of the most popular features of the site. There are many to choose from, and according to this cool infographic from Marketo, each one tells something different about your personality.

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Apple ‘Running Behind’ on iOS 7 Due to Significant Visual Overhaul

Posted on 03/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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‘iPhone 5S’ rumor season has been in full swing for a while now, and we’ve even heard a fair bit of chatter about Apple’s next-gen iPad and iPad mini. The iWatch and the fabled Apple television have even made obligatory appearances in the speculative Apple stew – but the one thing we haven’t heard much about yet is iOS 7. John Gruber has just rectified that imbalance.

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iOS Continues to Dominate Mobile Web Traffic

Posted on 03/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s iOS platform’s dominance of the tablet and smartphone sectors has lead to a massive share of the mobile web traffic in the United States, and the lead shows no signs of shrinking.

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