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Qantas Airline to Provide In-Flight Entertainment via iPads

Posted on 12/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Australian airline Qantas has announced that it will be supplying iPads to its passengers on some of its Boeing 767 aircraft. The devices will give its customers access to over 200 hours of in-flight entertainment.

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Apple Seeds 14th OS X 10.8.3 Build (12D78) to Developers

Posted on 12/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In yet another continuation to Apple’s exhaustive testing for the upcoming OS X 10.8.3 update, Apple today seeded yet another build to developers today – their 14th build since testing began last November. The latest update comes just 6 days after the previous build, bears a build number of 12D78, and Apple again lists no known issues with the update.

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LinkedIn Will Reportedly Grab Pulse Newsreader for $50 Million or More

Posted on 12/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Business social networking goliath LinkedIn is reported to be in the late stages of talks to acquire popular newsreader Pulse in a deal worth “tens of millions.” The purchase is seen as part of a larger push by the network into content creation and consumption.

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AT&T Kicks Off BlackBerry Z10 Pre-Orders March 12

Posted on 12/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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AT&T has announced the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on March 22nd. Pre-orders begin today, March 12th. The Z10, which is already available in Canad, the UK, and 20 other countries, will run the Blackberry faithful $199.99 with a two-year contract.

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12-Year Old Pitches His iOS/Android App at SXSW

Posted on 12/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Ethan Duggan was playing video games one afternoon after school. “My mom comes home and she has a bunch of dresses, like twenty,” he recalled. “She goes into her room, tries the dresses on, comes back to me, and says ‘How do I look?’ I say she looks great. Then I realized, I have a phone.”

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Apple’s iTunes Store Made Up 60% of All Global Digital Music Revenues in 2012

Posted on 12/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following a recent report that global music sales have finally increased for the first time in 15 years, Asymco sheds some light on the matter with a new report, revealing that Apple’s iTunes Store was the single most significant factor in that growth. In fact, the iTunes Store accounted for a massive 60% of all digital music revenues for all of 2012!

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Review: Business Card Info (BCI) – A Virtual Rolodex for iOS

Posted on 11/03/2013 by C. Marie Johnson

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We live in a world of freelancers, independent contractors, and job seekers. Business cards are swapped at happy hour, at meetings, and out in the field, leading to a clutter of cards crammed into an already too full wallet. Business Cards Info (BCI) has developed an application that allows you to store business cards from contacts, or even create your own.

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Apple Quietly Updates Maps in Japan With Various Bug Fixes and Improvements

Posted on 11/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has quietly rolled out an update to the iOS 6 Maps app in Japan, after initially revealing similar changes in iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 in February. The changes were made without requiring an iOS update, and include mostly relatively minor performance enhancements and tweaks.

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Tumblr Updates iOS App New Camera Interface, Support for Photosets

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Tumblr has tumbled out a new version of its iOS app, bringing a number of new features to the blogging service including photosets, a new camera interface, the ability to double-tap a post to “like” it, and single tap your avatar to make changes.

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