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Apple makes Find my iPhone free

As part of their iOS 4.2 announcement and as previously rumored, Apple has also announced that they're making the Find my iPhone feature of MobileMe free for all users:

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Apple announces iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Apple has put out a press release saying iOS 4.2 (technically iOS 4.2.1 I imagine) is available today for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It's not showing up in iTunes for me yet (I'm getting an error saying nothing is available) but it should hit sometime in the very, very near future. (They say "today", not "right now"...)

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 21 Nov 2010


Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch set to launch iPad newspaper?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Newcorp head Rupert Murdoch may just be ready to test the waters with an iPad (and tablet) only "newspaper" called The Daily:

The collaboration, which has been secretly under development in New York for several months, promises to be the world's first "newspaper" designed exclusively for new tablet-style computers such as Apple's iPad, with a launch planned for early next year.

Intended to combine "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence", the publication represents Murdoch's determination to push the newspaper business beyond the realm of print.

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TJ Maxx sold $399 iPads at a loss. Good marketing, unhappy Apple?

We got word yesterday that TJ Maxx has been selling iPads for $399 ($350 if you apply for their credit card). That left a lot of us wondering how they were able to do this when authorized retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all stuck selling them at $499 and up.

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Apple's iPhone 4 leads the pack in smartphone customer satisfaction

Apple's iPhone 4 topped the charts in customer satisfaction again with 8 out of 10 users being very satisfied with their smartphone device. From ChangeWave:

As we’ve consistently seen in our consumer smart phone demand surveys, the Apple iPhone continues to outperform the industry in terms of customer satisfaction.

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European Carriers Not Happy about Apple's Proposed Built-In SIM

European carriers are reportedly warning Apple that if Apple goes ahead with plans for custom, built-in SIM cards for future generations of the iPhone. the carriers may refuse to subsidise the iPhone altogether.

The cost of the iPhone without a carrier subsidy is around $600 and estimations say that global sales may drop by around 12% if the phone isn't subsidised. Some of the carriers known to have concerns include:

  • Vodafone UK
  • France Telecom (Orange)
  • Spain Telefónica

Like Apple, all 3 of these carriers have refused to comment.

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Free version of MobileMe coming with iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPad?

MacRumors scores yet more evidence Apple might just be considering adding a free level of MobileMe service for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners on iOS 4.2.

The evidence comes in the form of a new private framework known as AppleAccounts.framework that includes a series of device-specific error messages referring to free MobileMe accounts. In particular, the error messages include alerts regarding having reached "the maximum number of free accounts" for a given device and certain devices not being "qualified for free MobileMe service".

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Vote now for your favorite Jailbreak hack! - TiPb Awards

What's your favorite Jailbreak hack?Market Research

The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and right now it's time to vote on your favorite Jailbreak hack of the year. This isn't about Jailbreak apps, this is strictly for those little extensions, enhancers, and otherwise awesome tweaks that make existing functionality just that much better.

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Apple

Interested in how Apple is advertising iAds to advertisers? Well they've got a brand new highlight video up on Apple.com that'll give you a good idea. The emotion of TV. The interactivity of digital. The power of Mobility. Indeed.

We only have two questions. Was it made with iMovie 11's trailer feature, and is it enough to get Mad Men-types to buy buys in hopes of attracting buyers?

[Advertising.Apple.com via SAI]

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