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25
Feb
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iPad 2 Expected to be Unveiled March 2

Apple has set aside March 2nd, 2011 for a major media event, where it's expected the Cupertino, California-based company will unveil a totally new iPad. (Source: mercurynews.com ) iPad2: Thinner, Lighter Body Likely What we don't know, however, is ... when the device itself will ship. It's hoped that will be one of the points of discussion at the upcoming media event, along with reasons why consumers should be bothered to purchase an iPad 2. Experts speculate that the new iPad will feature a thinner and lighter design, more memory, and a front-facing camera. These features seem a lock, but ... (view more)

Mon
14
Feb
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Apple Relaxes Water Damage Policy on iPods

Apple appears to have loosened a policy that previously exempted iPods from warranty cover if they showed signs of water damage. But it's unclear if the change will apply to more expensive devices. iPod Hardware Contains Liquid Sensors Although it's ... a clearly-stated part of Apple's user guides and conditions of sale that the company disclaims any responsibility for damage caused by liquid, most people do not realize that doesn't simply apply to cases where the damage is very visible. Instead, all the company's portable devices have a tiny liquid contact indicator: in the iPod it's at the ... (view more)

Wed
02
Feb
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iPad, iPhone Help Apple Obliterate Sales Records

Despite personal health problems sidelining its CEO, Apple appears to be having a very good fiscal year. The company recently reported it had experienced a whopping 78 per cent hike in quarterly profit, helped along significantly by holiday sales ... frenzies generated by the iPad, iPhone and various Mac computers. According to analyst reports, Apple's net income for the first fiscal quarter increased to an incredible $6 billion from just $3.38 billion the year prior. This means a rather remarkable increase in the value of the company's shares, from $3.67 each to $6.43. Apple's Record-Breaking ... (view more)

Tue
01
Feb
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Woman 'Not Interested' in $10,000 iTunes Prize

A woman has been awarded a $10,000 prize by Apple for downloading the 10 billionth iTunes application. Interestingly, when Gail Davis was called by Apple with the good news, she assumed it was the work of telemarketers and immediately hung up the ... phone. "I thought it was a prank call," said Davis, who lives in Orpington, England. Frustrated with what she thought was a joke, Davis snapped "Thank you very much, [but] I'm not interested." (Source: msn.com ) Daughters Responsible for App Download Davis had good reason to be suspicious. After all, she doesn't even own an iPod capable of ... (view more)

Wed
19
Jan
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Microsoft, Apple Battle Over Use of 'App Store'

Microsoft and Apple have headed to court over a war of words, or at least, technicalities of their use. Microsoft has filed a petition requesting that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny Apple a trademark on the name "App Store." According ... to Microsoft, the term "App Store" is simply too generic to be the exclusive property of Apple. Apple first applied for the trademark in 2008 when it launched the iTunes App Store for the iPhone. It wanted to cover the term for any form of software retailing provided through the Internet. (Source: pcworld.com ) Microsoft: ... (view more)

Tue
04
Jan
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WSJ Report: Mobile Apps Snoop, Sell Personal Data

A recent Wall Street Journal report has revealed that some popular mobile apps have been sending personal data of their users to third parties without consent. A whopping 56 applications using the Apple iPhone and Google Android systems were found ... guilty of such practices. In a recent statement, Alex Deane, director of Big Brother Watch, was outraged with such activity. Founded in 2009, Big Brother Watch is a British-based group dedicated to combating intrusions of privacy and protecting civil liberties. Personal Info Breach "Alarming News" "This is alarming news. Most users of ... (view more)

Mon
03
Jan
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McAfee Security Releases 2011 Threat Predictions Report

Security company McAfee Labs recently released their 2011 Threat Predictions report, where they foresee cyber criminals turning their attention to three specific attack vectors in the coming year. An attack vector is "a path or means by which a ... hacker (or cracker) can gain access to a computer or network server in order to deliver a payload or malicious outcome. Attack vectors enable hackers to exploit system vulnerabilities, including the human element." (Source: techtarget.com ) Most specifically, Google TV, the Apple iPhone, and Foursquare: a location-based social networking ... (view more)

Tue
14
Dec
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Tablet Computers to Replace 1 in 3 PCs: Report

As the number of tablet computers on the market steadily increases, consumers are being faced with tough decisions -- do they buy a traditional laptop, a netbook, or one of the new slate options from Apple or a slew of PC makers? According to a new ... study, it's expected more consumers will opt for tablets rather than netbooks or laptops in the coming year. The study, which was completed by analysts at Goldman Sachs, finds that tablet computer sales will steer consumers away from traditional PC laptops at a rate of 33 to 35 per cent. Thus, it's not expected the PC market will grow much in 2011 ... (view more)

Fri
26
Nov
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Black Friday Deals: Cheap Win7 Notebook, Apple Computers

American retailers in and out of the tech industry are expecting another record-setting Black Friday shopping bonanza this year, despite the stubborn clinging-on of a troublesome economy. Deals involving several retailers, including Wal-Mart and ... Apple, are already arousing considerable attention. The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently estimated that 138 million people will hit stores between Black Friday and the following Sunday, up 4 million from 2009. An NRF survey found that 60 million people are already committed to shopping this weekend, with another 78 million saying they'll wait ... (view more)

Wed
24
Nov
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Analyst Predicts 2011 Release for iPad 2

The Apple iPad is off to a fast start, dominating a nascent but growing market . But that doesn't mean Apple has stopped thinking about its successor; in fact, one analyst predicts the Cupertino-based company will probably have a new iPad ready for ... release in the spring. Gleacher ... (view more)

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