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Mon
22
Oct
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The Mac OS X Leopard is on the Prowl!

The Mac OS X Leopard is expected to be the largest operating system upgrade ever produced. It boasts over three hundred features and sells for $129. Leopard is set to attack retail shelves on October 26. (Source: usatoday.com ) The Leopard has risen ... to the top of the pack, replacing the Mac OS X Tiger and arriving amidst a record year for Apple. The company is currently experiencing doubled stock figures compared to January 2008. While Apple has dedicated most of 2007 to non-computer innovations, Leopard carries an arduous, but highly manageable goal: Sell More Mac Computers! The new upgrades ... (view more)

Thu
18
Oct
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Greenpeace Slams Apple

Greenpeace, largely considered to be the most popular environmental advocacy group in North America, has publicly accused Apple of knowingly selling products made from a number of hazardous chemicals that could be decomposed into harmful pollutants. ... The iPhone is considered to be the least "environment-friendly" of the Apple products currently available on the market. If these mobile devices are thrown away at a non-designated disposal site, the results could be severely hazardous to the environment. Greenpeace explained that Apple was well aware of the hazardous chemicals contained in the ... (view more)

Wed
17
Oct
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DRM-free for Under a Buck on iTunes

Getting tired of paying too much for your online music? Most iTunes fans are, what with the competition now offering Digital Rights Management, or DRM free files for under a buck. Finally, it seems Apple is ready to do the same, announcing that ... DRM-free music will soon be made available for $0.99. Yeah, we know...Apple has been offering digital music downloads for $0.99 all along, right? Wrong. It's been offering music with minimal transfer abilities for under a buck, and until this recent initiative that meant limited ability in copying tunes to different computers and digital media devices ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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From Sucker to Millionaire?

Just how much do you think early iPhone buyers deserve in the wake of Apple's decision to drop its price $200 so soon after launch? $100? $200? How about a million buckaroos? That's exactly what one early iPhone buyer seems to believe she's owed, ... seeing as she is currently suing Apple for the rather Regis-like amount. What makes this woman think she's owed so much? Dongmei Li, a New York resident, says she waited four long hours on a hot July day to purchase the 4GB iPhone. She did so just three days after launch, meaning she got the PS3-like price ($599) and not the Xbox 360-like ($399) ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
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Samsung Challenges Apple, iPhone to Duel

Just when you thought Apple was going to run away with yet another handheld market, industry powerhouse Samsung has announced its own contender. The iPhone may not be the only super communicator if the "Serenata" has something to sing, er say, about ... it. The Serenata will be a joint venture launched by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and audio electronics designers Bang ... (view more)

Tue
02
Oct
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Apple Enters PDA Market?

After mastering MP3 players, it looks like PDAs may be up next for Apple. Sources at AppleInsider claim that for the past 18 months a group of Apple engineers have been hard at work on developing a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) model. The team is ... said to be looking at ways to integrate the company's unique touch-screen technology into the device. This is not Apple's first time developing a PDA; in the late 1990's, the company had developed the Apple Newton MessagePad. Unfortunately, the device never made it to production. (Source: laptoplogic.com ) In fact, the Newton was only spoken about ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
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Apple Co-Founder Blasts iPhone Price Cut

At a question-and-answer session in Florida last Saturday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak criticized his former partner's decision to cut the price of the iPhone. Apple had dropped the price by $200 just two month's after the device's long-awaited ... arrival -- a bad decision, according to Wozniak. (Source: slashdot.org ) "Nobody expects a product to drop that much in price in such a short time," he said. While he admits that technology inevitably drops in price over time, he maintains that this price cut wasn't right. "The first adopters always pay a premium. I am one of them. I am used to that ... (view more)

Mon
24
Sep
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European Invasion: iPhone Arrives Overseas

Apple has finally brought the iPhone, or perhaps just the rights to one, to Europe. While the iPhone won't officially go on sale until November, those who were in attendance at the unveiling said that the multi-modal phone is already being ... well-received by the public. Seemingly every major mobile network operator from Europe's most influential cities have lined up for their chance to hold the exclusive rights to the product when it hits retail shelves in just a few months. As it stands right now, O2 will hold the exclusive rights to the product in Britain, while Telefonica will bring the ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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iTunes Glitch Suggests Movie Rentals for Apple

Many consider Apple to be a leading innovator, so finding out what's next on the company's plate can be quite salivating. Today, one user got a taste when an iTunes glitch revealed that renting movies may be next on the horizon. "I was trying to ... report a problem via iTunes, and this pop-up for selecting a reason contains some interesting/revealing strings," said David Watanabe, the user who discovered the glitch. "[It] looks like 'RentalMovies' will be coming to the iTunes store." When Watanabe was trying to notify the iTunes Store of his quandary, he was confronted with a menu of options on ... (view more)

Thu
13
Sep
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Apple to Slash TV Show Prices in Half?

Apple is reportedly considering cutting its prices for television episodes in half, from $1.99 to $0.99 -- the same price it currently charges for music singles. The price-slashing is part of Apple's plan to increase digital video sales. The company ... believes that the increase in volume will more than double, leaving profits positively affected even after the price cut. (Source: appleinsider.com ) But not everyone is seeing the price reduction with rose-colored glasses. Television studios worry that cutting the price of TV downloads will negatively impact DVD sales. Currently, a season of a ... (view more)

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