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And God said, “Let there be an iPhone for Verizon!”

Thursday, February 10, 2011

As anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows, as of January 11th, Steve Jobs announced that the legendary wait for the Verizon iPhone would only continue for one more month.  Diehard Apple supporters around the world rejoiced for this long-awaited moment. Many have already smashed their piggy banks and set aside the money for this awe-inspiring occasion, naïve to the many faults. Although the momentous occasion and increased service are enough to get someone to buy the phone, the faults are enough to make you think twice. In going from AT&T to Verizon, the iPhone 4 has undergone a metamorphosis. . . . 

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White iPhone 4 issues fixed by new paint process

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SOURCES: MacRumors, SoftPedia, MobileCrunch, Redmond Pie, Edible Apple. It appears that the long-awaited and often-described “mystical” device, the white iPhone 4, may finally be making it’s “official” grand appearance into the consumer electronics world.  The much-delayed version of the iPhone 4 has been affected by painting issues, which has required Apple manufacturing to seek alternative methods to finish the painting process to the high level of standards required by the Cupertino company for its products.  Described by one source as being a “miracle” . . . 

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Verizon to offer $30 ‘limited’ Unlimited iPhone data plan

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SOURCES: TUAW, iLounge, USA Today, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, The Loop, Mac Stories, MacRumors, into Mobile, iPhoneHacks, CultofMac, The iPhone Blog, Boy Genius Report, Redmond Pie, 9 to 5 Mac. It’s official fans … Verizon is definitely going to offer iPhone buyers a $30 unlimited data plan.  The carrier’s heir apparent and chief operating officer, Lowell McAdam, told us the news ahead of the company’s meeting with investors.  The only caveat here is that this unlimited offering may be for a limited time only.  In other words, this offer may only apply to early adopters of . . . 

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New iPhone and iPad videos released … the iPhone “Waltz” and iPad “Iconic”

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Apple’s YouTube channel has just released two new videos, one featuring the iPhone “Waltz” a la Blue Danube, and the other for its tablet iPad, named “iConic”, with the now popular and familiar piano riff introduction. iPhone Waltz iPad is iConic  read more

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Apple’s App Store downloads Top 10 billion … with a “B”!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CUPERTINO, California—January 22, 2011—Apple® today announced that more than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store℠ by the more than 160 million iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™ users worldwide. The 10 billionth app downloaded, Paper Glider, was purchased by Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 10 Billion Apps, Gail Davis will receive a $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card. “With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years—a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone—the App Store . . . 

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Adobe Photoshop Express 1.5 … updated!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SOURCES: iPhone Atlas, Macworld, TUAW It’s been a long time coming, but Adobe has finally updated Photoshop Express for iOS devices, and now fully supports the Retina display for high-quality image editing.  The app is significantly faster and more responsive, and adds background uploads and multi-tasking support as well.  Definitely worth checking out for those who enjoy simple image editing on their iPhone, and also provides easy social sharing features embedded within. [iPhone Atlas] It’s been well over a year since Adobe first rolled out Photoshop Express, an iPhone app with . . . 

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Apple to Add Near Field Communication (NFC) Payments to iPad 2 and iPhone 5?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SOURCES: iLounge, Bloomberg, Pad Gadget, Mashable, MacRumors Talking about the “power wallet”, according to Bloomberg news today, Apple Inc. plans to introduce services that would allow customers to use their iPhone or iPad to make retail purchases, said Richard Doherty, director of consulting firm Envisioneering Group. The services are based on “Near-Field Communication,” a technology that can beam and receive information at a distance of up to 4 inches, due to be embedded in the next iteration of the iPhone for AT&T Inc. and the iPad 2, Doherty said. Both products are likely . . . 

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Firemint sells 3M copies of Flight Control

Friday, January 21, 2011

SOURCES: Finger Gaming, Mac Stories, TUAW Australian applications developer Firemint reported Thursday that the company has sold 3.9 million paid units of its hit App store game Flight Control.  The amount is nearly double the sales figure Firemint released for the game in January of last year, when the developer announced two million sales.  The game has players trace flight paths for different types of aircraft, in order to direct helicopters, airliners and smaller aircraft to their respective landing areas, and clearly is very addicting, particularly for those with an interest in aviation . . . 

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Apple Profits Surge 77% on Record Sales of 4.1M Macs, 16.2M iPhones, 7.3M iPads

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SOURCES: iLounge, iPhoneHacks, Macworld, Boy Genius Report, Ars Technica, SoftPedia, World of Apple, Pad Gadget, Redmond Pie, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, The Loop, Geek.com, AppleTell, Edible Apple, MacGasm, Electronista. As reported in numerous Apple news websites and blogs throughout the internet, Apple’s just-announced quarterly report is in short … stellar.  A record quarterly profit was established, and with the onslaught of upcoming products in the pipeline, the Apple machine shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. [iLounge] Reporting its first quarter financial results today, . . . 

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Apple Reports First Quarter Results

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Record Sales Drive Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever • Revenue Grows 71 Percent; Earnings Grow 78 Percent CUPERTINO, California—January 18, 2011—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $26.74 billion and record net quarterly profit of $6 billion, or $6.43 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $15.68 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38.5 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago . . . 

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Adobe Optimizing Flash for MacBook Air

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Adobe Testing Optimized Version of Flash for Apple’s MacBook Air Adobe’s chief executive revealed this week that his company is currently testing an optimized version of Flash built specifically for Apple’s newly released MacBook Air.  The ongoing spat between Apple and Adobe over Flash technology took another interesting turn over the past month as the new MacBook Air became Apple’s first Mac to ship without Flash Player pre-installed. In . . . read more

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White iPhone 4 issues fixed by new paint process

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SOURCES: MacRumors, SoftPedia, MobileCrunch, Redmond Pie, Edible Apple. It appears that the long-awaited and often-described “mystical” device, the white iPhone 4, may finally be making it’s “official” grand appearance into the consumer electronics world.  The . . . read more

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Verizon to offer $30 ‘limited’ Unlimited iPhone data plan

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SOURCES: TUAW, iLounge, USA Today, Ars Technica, AppleInsider, The Loop, Mac Stories, MacRumors, into Mobile, iPhoneHacks, CultofMac, The iPhone Blog, Boy Genius Report, Redmond Pie, 9 to 5 Mac. It’s official fans … Verizon is . . . read more

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New iPhone and iPad videos released … the iPhone “Waltz” and iPad “Iconic”

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Apple’s YouTube channel has just released two new videos, one featuring the iPhone “Waltz” a la Blue Danube, and the other for its tablet iPad, named “iConic”, with the now popular and familiar piano riff . . . read more

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Adobe Photoshop Express 1.5 … updated!

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SOURCES: iPhone Atlas, Macworld, TUAW It’s been a long time coming, but Adobe has finally updated Photoshop Express for iOS devices, and now fully supports the Retina display for high-quality image editing.  The app is . . . read more

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Verizon FINALLY gets the iPhone!

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The day has FINALLY come. The wait is over. No more rumors. No more speculation. No more vague announcements nor innuendos by executives nor blog pundits. Mark down February 10th on your calendars – the . . . read more

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Apple to Add Near Field Communication (NFC) Payments to iPad 2 and iPhone 5?

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SOURCES: iLounge, Bloomberg, Pad Gadget, Mashable, MacRumors Talking about the “power wallet”, according to Bloomberg news today, Apple Inc. plans to introduce services that would allow customers to use their iPhone or iPad to make . . . read more

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Apple Profits Surge 77% on Record Sales of 4.1M Macs, 16.2M iPhones, 7.3M iPads

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SOURCES: iLounge, iPhoneHacks, Macworld, Boy Genius Report, Ars Technica, SoftPedia, World of Apple, Pad Gadget, Redmond Pie, Gizmodo, AppleInsider, The Loop, Geek.com, AppleTell, Edible Apple, MacGasm, Electronista. As reported in numerous Apple news websites and . . . read more

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Is a Cloud-based OS X coming?

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Greetings fans – here’s an interesting patent that is coming out of Apple headquarters today, as revealed by AppleInsider, relating to the possibility of a “cloud-based” OS X operating system of the future.  We’re not . . . read more

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Virgin Mobile Launching $20/month Mi•Fi

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Virgin Mobile to offer MiFi for $20 per month without a contract As reported in 9 to 5 Mac today, the dramatic upsurge in popularity of mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and most . . . read more

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White iPhone 4 Kit Seller Investigated

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A 17-year-old high-school student and entrepreneur Fei Lam is now in some tepid water – perhaps even hot water if the authorities have their way.  Apparently, he has reported that he is presently being scrutinized . . . read more