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Apple Listed Late 2011 iMac

Apple Listed Late 2011 iMac

A bit of a surprise has slipped out with Apple’s recent posting of Thunderbolt support documentation, the distinct possibility of a whole new iMac update to come by the end of the year and the support documents make reference a late 2011 iMac as being part of the group that can handle two Thunderbolt displays simultaneously, along with the MacBook Pro, the Mac mini and the mid 2011 iMac………………

By On September 18, 2011 Respond
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Five New Exploits Of iPad 2 Announced At MyGreatFest Jailbreaking Convention

Five New Exploits Of iPad 2 Announced At MyGreatFest Jailbreaking Convention

iPhone hacker p0sixninja of Chronic Dev-team has announced that he have five bootrom exploit on the Apple A5 chip that already exist on iPad 2 and strongly expected that it will power iPhone 5. Apple discouraged jailbreaking, as it allows for the installation of third-party applications outside the official iTunes App Store and the concern is that once a phone or other device is jailbroken, it’s easier to illegally pirate applications which would otherwise be sold in the App Store, earning revenue for developers and Apple alike. The bootrom exploit are low-level bootrom ones which means that Apple won’t be able to patch them with simple iOS update…………………

By On September 17, 2011 Respond
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Ex-Acer CEO Joins Lenovo

Ex-Acer CEO Joins Lenovo

Ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joins Lenovo as a consultant o help steer the firm’s consumer biz worldwide, particularly the integration of recently-acquired German PC maker Medion and he left Acer in March following a disagreement over future direction of the troubled Taiwanese PC maker. During his six-year tenure at Acer, Lanci gained widespread respect in system builder channel and was credited for leading Acer into the position it held in 2009 as the world’s number two notebook maker, but he it emerged that Lanci and Acer’s board didn’t agree on how to go about building engineering talent to tackle the global PC market………………

By On September 17, 2011 Respond
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Apple Working On Combination Of iTunes And iCloud

Apple Working On Combination Of iTunes And iCloud

Apple is now attempting to find a way to merge multiple Apple IDs, after developers have found having multiple sign-ins causes problems on iOS 5 and iCloud and Apple did not immediately respond to a request for official comment. The issue of using multiple Apple IDs has been a minor annoyance in the past and Apple has instituted a new policy with Automatic Downloads, which do not let you switch between logins and locks devices for 90 days to a single account. The inability to merge Apple IDs has also become a problem for iCloud developer testers who want to be able to sync content between products and it’s tough to say how many people are affected by the lack of ID merging……………….

By On September 16, 2011 Respond
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AT&T Foundry Innovation Center Is Opened

AT&T Foundry Innovation Center Is Opened

AT&T set up shop in Silicon Valley on Wednesday with its Foundry Development Center in Palo Alto, a facility where software and hardware developers can get help bringing their inventions to the real world, the site is AT&T’s third Foundry Innovation Center, following ones opened earlier this year in Plano, Texas, and in Israel. The AT&T Foundry centers represent an $80 million investment from AT&T and it is part of the company’s innovation strategy, which will see the 135-year-old communications giant work with third party developers, venture capitalists and technology solution providers…………….

By On September 15, 2011 Respond
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Take a First Look At Google Flight Search

Take a First Look At Google Flight Search

It was expected after Google’s $700 million dollar ITA Software purchase 5 months ago. Today Google first showing Google Flight Search. Its already live for Local US destination. See details below with link, feature and promo video ads.

By On September 14, 2011 Respond
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HTC Wants To Buy A Mobile OS

HTC Wants To Buy A Mobile OS

HTC wants its own mobile operating system and HTC has some of the more successful handsets that run the search giant’s Android operating system. Taiwan News Channel reported that Cher Wang, chairman of HTC, stated that the company can use any OS it wants and it is uncertain which operating system HTC would purchase and optimise by adding the HTC Sense custom user interface……………

By On September 13, 2011 Respond
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3M Invests In Pixel Qi

3M Invests In Pixel Qi

3M makes Mary Lou Jepsen’s dreams come true, showers Pixel Qi with cash and 3M’s New Ventures investment arm is betting the combo of its Optical Systems Division’s LCD film technology expertise and also funding will not only ramp up production of the sunlight-readable color screens. It’s a nice shot of confidence for the display maker’s much-touted and could be the financial boost necessary to take Jepsen from underdog to industry heavyweight. The money will be used for multiple things including strengthening the sales and engineering capability at Pixel Qi……………….

By On September 12, 2011 Respond
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Broadcom Buys NetLogic Microsystems

Broadcom Buys NetLogic Microsystems

Broadcom has announced it is acquiring NetLogic Microsystems in a deal worth around $3.7bn, which will see the company add various processor technologies to its existing wireless chipset business and the deal shows that the communications chip market is still a high stakes battle, as Broadcom tries to fight with a variety of rivals from Intel to Qualcomm, hopes to add more processors to lineup. Broadcom’s combo Bluetooth/Wi-Fi combo chip is used in Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as Samsung Galaxy S II and the company is looking to NetLogic to provide it with a full suite of processors in the network………………

By On September 12, 2011 Respond
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iTunes Match Has Reopened For Developers Via Apple

iTunes Match Has Reopened For Developers Via Apple

Apple has posted an announcement on their News and Announcements for Apple Developers RSS feed asking iOS developers to get apps ready for iCloud backup and restore and the announcement indicates that the long-awaited debut of iOS 5 and iCloud is imminent. Apple is ready to further expand iTunes Match beta testing before iCloud rolls out later this fall and the service you will need to download iTunes 10.5 beta 8, which was recently launched by Apple and pay the yearly subscription fee of $24.99………………..

By On September 12, 2011 Respond
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Vodafone Xone R&D Center

Vodafone Xone R&D Center

Vodafone Xone R&D center opens its doors in Silicon Valley, wants to help startups grow and the Xone is focused on identifying startups with potential and putting their ideas on the fast track to proof-of-concept trials. This R&D center is also aligned with Verizon’s facility in Massachusetts and budding entrepreneurs have access to stateside LTE infrastructure…………….

By On September 11, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Adds Acer And ViewSonic For Patent License Agreement

Microsoft Adds Acer And ViewSonic For Patent License Agreement

Acer and ViewSonic are the latest companies to execute patent licensing agreements with Microsoft to protect their Android smartphones and tablet devices from litigation in the event Microsoft ever decides to take Google to court for patent infringement and ViewSonic will explicitly be paying royalties to Microsoft to cover Android tablets and mobile phones. The announcement of a license agreement with Acer contains no language about royalties, potentially indicating Acer may have executed a patent swap with Microsoft that doesn’t involve cash. Both outfits have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for their tablets and mobile phones running the Android or Chrome Platform………………

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Nintendo 3DS Huge sales After Price Cut – Upto 260% Increase

Nintendo 3DS Huge sales After Price Cut – Upto 260% Increase

There is a common nature is people buy more things when they’re cheaper. The same situation turn with the Nintendo 3DS. According to Nintendo the sales increas 260 percent over the comparable time period in July. The 3DS had sold 185,000 units between its August 12 price cut during the comparable 19-day time period in July. Checkout the press release bellow for more.

By On September 10, 2011 Respond
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Apple Planning For Build Third Corporate Campus

Apple Planning For Build Third Corporate Campus

MercuryNews reports that Apple has told Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong that plans are underway for a third corporate campus and it appears that the company has acknowledged that even that mammoth 13,000-employee complex probably won’t be sufficient and that it will likely begin planning on a third campus once Apple Campus 2 is up and running in 2015. Apple’s planning documents filed with the city show its new office is now expected to be busier than first thought and the 176-acre campus is set to house up to 13,000 employees or 1,000 more than Jobs first suggested when he publicly unveiled the plans in June……………..

By On September 9, 2011 Respond
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Auckland Is Now WiFi-Enabled City During Rugby World Cup

Auckland Is Now WiFi-Enabled City During Rugby World Cup

With the flick of a switch, passengers on Auckland’s public transport network will be able to enjoy free WI-FI access from tomorrow on board all NZ Bus LINK services and one of the trains running from Kingsland to Britomart, which is a part of an Auckland Transport six month pilot will operate with Auckland Council’s already established WI-FI zone. Patrons will be able to utilise the internet free of charge from bus or train to pavement and CallPlus and Slingshot have also announced that they will be providing a charged Wi-Fi access in time for the World Cup…………..

By On September 9, 2011 Respond
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