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Apps & updates: Twitpic for iPhone, SoundCloud fixes, Wall Street Journal gains Retina support

/ May 7th, 2012 / No Comments »

The folks at popular Twitter image uploading service, Twitpic, have today released their own app onto the App Store. The app allows you to easily edit photos with a number of filters and other effects, like cropping, brightness, and orientation. Twitpic for iPhone also offers the ability to view all of picture and videos all [...]

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Target discounting iPhone 4S to $149, iPhone 4 to $49 – in store only

/ May 7th, 2012 / No Comments »

If you are looking to pick up the iPhone 4S in the next couple of days, make sure to check your local Target store before purchasing. Thanks to a couple of tips sent to us via email, we now know that various Target locations are running a deal on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 [...]

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Jailbreakers: SwipeSelection adds awesome gestures to the iPad keyboard

/ May 5th, 2012 / No Comments »

Do you remember the awesome video we showed you this morning that portrayed how text editing on the iPad should be? It involved dragging small blue cursors to highlight a portion of text and several other gestures to make editing text on the iPad much easier. Luckily, whether Apple decides to act on those cool [...]

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After backlash, Sprint CEO to return $3.25M in salary tied to iPhone

/ May 4th, 2012 / No Comments »

Sprint’s CEO Daniel Hesse will take a small pay cut during 2012 after receiving a bit of flack from shareholders for investing so much in adding Apple’s iPhone to the network. Reuters reported Hesse will lose $3.25 million from his salary. Hesse said in a statement to Sprint HR: “These voluntary actions regarding my personal compensation, which total $3,250,830, will [...]

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AT&T CEO: iMessage disrupts our messaging revenue stream, unlimited data was a mistake

/ May 4th, 2012 / No Comments »

AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson seemed to have many things to say about the iPhone at a wireless industry conference earlier this week (full video below). In a talk that resembled this Fake Steve Jobs satire, the New York Times reports that Stephenson was upset that high-volume smartphone users were costing the carrier so much that the [...]

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China passes US in smartphone usage, over a billion mobile subscribers overall

/ May 4th, 2012 / No Comments »

The importance of China to Apple has been discussed many times by CEO Tim Cook and is now clear due to the last couple of quarters of monster growth. China’s sheer population and exploding economy combine to make it an incredibly important global market, and it looks like it may now be even more vital [...]

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Apple now credits Open Street Map under iPhoto acknowledgments

/ May 4th, 2012 / No Comments »

When Apple released iPhoto for iOS on March 7, many quickly realized that Apple was not using Google Maps as it usually does for mapping, but rather maps from the OpenStreetMap project. Apple offered no official credit to the non-profit project, which collects a series of maps from over 500,000 people worldwide. However, it appears [...]

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Senator Tom Coburn says he’s “absolutely livid” about Apple’s tax practices

/ May 1st, 2012 / No Comments »

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma appeared on Morning Joe earlier this morning to talk the debt crisis. During the interview, a question came up about a piece the New York Times ran this weekend that discussed Apple’s tactics of legally skirting billions in taxes each year by using tax havens like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Virgin Islands. Keep [...]

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Senator Tom Coburn says he’s ‘absolutely livid’ about Apple’s tax practices

/ May 1st, 2012 / No Comments »

Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma appeared on “Morning Joe” earlier this morning to talk the debt crisis. During the interview, a question came up about a piece The New York Times ran this weekend that discussed Apple’s tactics of legally skirting billions in taxes each year by using tax havens like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, [...]

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Apple to use Bloom fuel cells powered by landfill biomass for North Carolina data center

/ April 30th, 2012 / No Comments »

There were several new developments today about how Apple will help fuel its new North Carolina data center that powers iCloud. According to a filing today, and as first reported by CNET, Apple tapped Bloom Energy to provide fuel cells to power the data center. Each fuel cell can set off up to 200 kW [...]

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