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SIGH! iMessage and FaceTime are Down Again!

Posted on 12/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

It’s happened again. For the second time this week, iMessage and FaceTime are reported as down on Apple’s iCloud System Status page. Downtime is currently a little over one hour as of the time of this article.

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Thief Discretely Steals iPhone With Only a Pair of Chopsticks

Posted on 12/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

I would never condone pickpocketing, but this is one awesome way to do it. Fully living up to the Chinese stereotype, a man in Zhengzhou was snapped trying to pinch an iPhone out of a woman’s pocket with a pair of chopsticks.

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T-Mobile Shows Off Its First iPhone Ad On First Day Of Availability

Posted on 12/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

To mark the first day of the iPhone being available on T-Mobile, the latter has released an ad promoting it and the ‘Uncarrier’ plans. It’s a pretty aggressive ad. ‘Only T-Mobile let’s your iPhone 5 be as great as an iPhone 5’, it proclaims.

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Apple Closing in on “iRadio” Deals With Warner and Universal Music

Posted on 12/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

We’ve heard a lot of claims lately about Apple’s streaming radio service, the most recent of which stated that the service is on track to launch this summer, despite a hangup between Apple and various music labels on royalty rates. A new report from The Verge now claims that Apple has moved one step closer to reaching a licensing deal with two major labels.

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Microsoft Planning 7-Inch Surface Tablet to Take On iPad mini, Launching Later This Year

Posted on 11/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

In an apparent attempt to compete against devices such as the iPad mini and Nexus 7, The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is planning a smaller 7-inch version of their Surface in order to address the growing market for smaller tablets. The smaller Surface tablet is expected to launch some time later this year.

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Group Says Google Uses Android as a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Lock Out Competitors

Posted on 11/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Google’s Android operating system has always been given away free of charge to phone manufacturers in the hope of growing the ecosystem of devices that will access the company’s many internet based services. But Google’s rivals are complaining to European antitrust regulators that the search giant is using Android as a “trojan horse” with the aim of locking out competing services.

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The Truth About Apple’s U.S. Mac Sales

Posted on 11/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

There have been conflicting reports from a variety of firms, suggesting that Apple’s Mac sales have fallen 7% (IDC), or conversely, that they have increased 7% (Gartner) or even increased by 14% (NPD). What’s the truth? Surprise: Nobody knows! Why not stop trying to guess, and just wait until Apple tells us themselves on April 23rd?

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Samsung Announces Galaxy Mega Smartphone With 6.3″ Display

Posted on 11/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

Samsung apparently feels there are still plenty of people wearing cargo pants and shorts, as they continue their campaign to stretch the pockets of smartphone users everywhere. The Korean company had announced a pair of new handsets dubbed “Galaxy Mega,” with the larger version sporting a jumbo display that comes in at 6.3-inches.

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First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

Posted on 11/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, Apple’s budget iPhone has so far not seen any hardware leaks to back up claims that it is on the way – until now, that is.

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iPad Gets Embedded In Front Of Car, Still Works

Posted on 11/04/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill

his is a pretty unbelievable freak accident, so much so it is worthy of being an April’s Fool joke that was ten days late. A woman from Atlanta was shocked to discover that an iPad had somehow wedged itself into the front bumper on her car, like a knife through butter.

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