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Steve Jobs: MobileMe Will Get “A Lot Better” Next Year





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MobileMe users report about multiply bugs in the service. Some of them do not satisfy with service's email, photo/file hosting, and syncing capabilities and experience performance and access issues while others believe that the $99 annual price is too high. It’s reasonableб because the "Find My iPhone" service that had previously required a MobileMe subscription is free for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users running iOS 4.2.


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RIM will use its PlayBook OS in smartphones



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Yesterday Mike Lazaridis, who is a co-CEO at Research in Motion, revealed that the company's upcoming Playbook tablet will have a QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS that will eventually appear on multi-core BlackBerry smartphones and other tablets coming in the next ten years.

In his interview with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at D: Dive Into Mobile conference, which was taking place in San Francisco, California, Lazaridis showed RIM's upcoming 7-inch tablet and said it has "the perfect size", though the company plans to produce tablets of other sizes too.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010. 10:40

Apple may show off its Mac App Store on Dec. 13



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Yesterday AppleTell revealed that Apple asked developers to prepare their applications for a launch as soon as possible. According to an unknown source, the upcoming Mac App Store will be revealed on Monday, December 13. But initially Steve Jobs planned to launch it even sooner than today, said the author of the note Kirk Hiner.

"That obviously didn't happen, but Apple appears to be way ahead of schedule on the Mac App Store nonetheless, and looks to take advantage of the Christmas rush".


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Apple Confirms the White iPhone 4 is Coming in Spring 2011



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Some new promo materials appeared in Apple Stores around the United State. They have an interesting signage which claims that the white iPhone 4 will be available Spring 2011. That confirms an earlier report.  Though, we may hear rumors about the fifth-generation iPhone handset, which also is expected to be released spring 2011. Steve Jobs will most likely announce the device at WWDC ’11. Many believe that Apple sooner will simply release a modified version of the iPhone 4 or a white version of its fifth-generation handset than the white iPhone 4.




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Apple employees love Steve Jobs



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Silicon Alley Insider formed a chart that shows us the approval ratings of various CEOs at major tech companies among their employees. So, the chart reveals that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is the most favored CEO, followed by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Eric Schmidt of Google. Yahoo CEO gets high-50s point rating, while Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, comes in last place. Earlier this year Steve Jobs was also called as “the world’s most valuable CEO”.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 3rd, 2010. 16:42

Apple patents convertible tablet



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On Tuesday Apple revealed the patent application, which depicts a laptop that slides into tablet. On the shots above you may see how the standard laptop with a traditional keyboard, body, display frame and display might be transformed into a tablet by sliding the display across the keyboard. The patent relates to scrolling operations but it does not depict real convertible laptop to tablet form factor. The idea of the patent was expressed by Apples CEO Steve Jobs while the presentation of the new MacBook when he wondered what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up. So this patent with a touchscreen and a keyboard, laptop and tablet configurations reveals implementation of this idea and possibility of integration between the two products.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010. 16:46

Inifinity Blade Will Be Released on Dec. 9



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This Tuesday Epic Games and Chair Entertainment announced that their much-anticipated game Infinity Blade will appear in the App Store on December, 9. The title will be supported by iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G and 4G, and the iPad. The price will be $5.99.

Infinity Blade is announced to be a universal game, which means that users will be able to purchase and then play it on multiple devices, like an iPad and iPhone. It will also feature a support with Apple's social gaming network Game Center.

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Apple Kills The Steve Jobs Action Figure



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Mic Gadget posted some shots of pretty cute and realistic Steve Job's action figure which is little bit taller than an iPhone 4. Artificial Apple CEO is dressed in his blue Levi jeans and black turtleneck and looks almost like its prototype. I bet it would be a best-seller. Unfortunately, it will never see the light. A law firm representing Apple’s interests sent the following letter to Mic Garden:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, November 28th, 2010. 17:30

Apple purchases HP's former 98 acre campus in Cupertino



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Apple has reportedly expanded its Cupertino campus in California with the purchase of a 98 acre former HP campus earlier this summer. The land had been used by HP for twenty years before they decided to sell it in order to consolidate all parts of the company nearby Palo Alto. The deal may have cost Apple as much as $300 million. So, now Apple is the largest landholder in the Cupertino city. They now occupy 57 buildings in the city and the company continues to grow. Apple has not announced any plans for the new land, and has only started to use some of the existing buildings on its former, 50 acre land purchase made in 2006. Apple has been locating in Cupertino since 1977, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set up the new company there.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 26th, 2010. 12:20

Apple hires people from RIM's enterprise sales team



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According to the recent Wall Street Journal report, at least 5 RIM's former employees made a switch to Apple in the last year and a half and thus updated information in their resumes. Here are their names:


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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. 19:36

Apple I computer was bought at London auction for $174,000



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Yesterday Marco Boglione, who is an Italian private collector and businessman, bought at Christie's auction house in London one of the Apple's first computers for $174,000. According to the Associated Press, the Apple I was in superb condition and Boglione will pay something like $210,000 after tax.

When Apple I was released in 1976, its price was $666.66. There were only 200 units made, and only from 30 to 50 are assumed to still exist. Earlier Christie's estimated that their Apple I computer will be bought for $160,000-$240,000. Now it will be shipped to its new owner in the original box and with a signed letter from Apple CEO and cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010. 16:15

Apple will release iOS 4.2 today



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Apple recently published a press release stating that new firmware iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad will be available today.

Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.

The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is compatible with iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, second and third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) and new iPod touch. Some features may not be available on all products. For example, Multitasking requires iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third generation iPod touch (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB) or later.

However users are unable to update through iTunes right now, as well as there are no download links yet. The expected release time is 10 am Pacific Time.

Full press release is under the cut:


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Apple and News Corp Are Rumored To Work Together On iPad Newspaper



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These days high-end fashion journal for women Women's Wear Daily revealed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs and News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch have been working closely on some project, which is called the Daily. It is said that there is a possibility Murdoch and Jobs together will soon appear onstage to unveil their new product.

The Guardian in the United Kingdom also posted info on that and specified that this is the tablet-only project, which will be allegedly developed with the help of Apple engineers and won't have a web edition or print edition.

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Angry Birds maker apologized for the game's poor performance on Android devices



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This week CNET reported that the developer of Angry Birds Rovio Mobile had apologized for poor performance of its game on some Android devices. The company told that it was too hard to deliver optimal performance for such a great variety of different devices, which can be explained by Android's platform fragmentation.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, November 21st, 2010. 20:53

Original Apple 1 on sale for $160K



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The Apple I personal computer, the first Apple’s product, will go on sale in Christie's auctions on November 23. The computer was sold out in Jobs’ parents’ garage in 1976. Estimated price range is $160,000-$240,000. In 1999, an Apple I reportedly sold for $50,000. Now the computer will sell for over 60 times its original cost $666.66 apiece. Only 200 of these machines were produced and only 30 to 50 are still in existence. The Apple I will be on sale in its original shipping box that shows that the unit shipped from Jobs' parents' house and with the Apple I cassette interface, as well as a signed letter from Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, November 12th, 2010. 10:34