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3 years ago

Apple reduces iPad 2 production target, still no delays expected?

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Apple reduces iPad 2 production target, still no delays expected?

According to a report from the hit-and-miss Digitimes, Apple has made adjustments to its iPad 2 design at the last minute and it is now facing some issues with production levels for the expected big launch next month. No information on what that design change was on the iPad 2, maybe we will see LightPeak -- aka ThunderBolt -- afterall, we shall see.

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3 years ago

FTC investigating Smurfberries, other in-app purchases

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FTC investigating Smurfberries, other in-app purchases

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said they will be investigating in-app purchases for applications marketed to children, such as Smurfs' Village. The argument is that some children do not understand the difference between real and virtual purchases.

In a letter to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz wrote:

We fully share your concern that consumers, particularly children, are unlikely to understand the ramifications of these types of purchases. Let me assure you we will look closely at the current industry practice with respect to the marketing and delivery of these types of applications.

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, February 23

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, February 23

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Sand Slides: Another app to add to your collection of addictive puzzle games! [Free - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Element Case Vapor Pro give away!

Element Case Vapor Pro give away!

Element Case is upping the ante on their iPhone 4 offerings with the Vapor Pro, with more clearance for dock connectors and headphones and a new aerospace polymer to better insulate the antenna from interference. Here are the full specs:

  • Wider access ports on top and bottom for compatibility with a wide range of headphones, earbuds and third party charging cables
  • A special, aerospace polymer section built over the antenna contact points to eliminate "death-grip" issues and improve wi-fi, GPS and 3G
  • A unique, diagonally-attached design with bolts now positioned at opposite corners of the phone
  • A beautiful, perforated SIM card slot with accents on the broad side opposite silence and volume controls
  • A unique finish in beautiful titanium alloy finishes
  • A special hex key tool for removal and installation that can now be carried on your key ring for easy accessibility

The first, collectors edition with a zippered carrying case and keyring for the hex key will retail for $149.9, with more colors and a Verizon iPhone specific model coming later.

But you know the deal TiPb readers -- Element Case is giving you the chance to win one right now, for FREE!

Just head on over to the contest thread on the iPhone Forum and tell us you want one!

[Element Case]

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3 years ago

Daily Tips: How to conserve your iPhone data usage

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Daily Tips: How to conserve your iPhone data usage

Have limited 3G data on your iPhone or iPad and want to know how to conserve it as best as you can? Get that dreaded "You've used up 80% of your data for the month" message and there are still weeks to go before your next billing cycle? Overage charges are probably the most expensive expensive items a carrier can bill you for so stay with us after the break to find out how to best conserve your data!

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3 years ago

Update: iPad 2 event set for March 2?

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Update: iPad 2 event set for March 2?

BoomTown reports that Apple will hold their much anticipated iPad 2 event on Wednesday, March 2 in San Francisco, CA.

According to several sources close to the situation, the Wednesday date in a little more than a week is firm and will take place in San Francisco, the scene of many such Apple events.

So mark your calendars, folks! In just a over a week, we'll know which of the crazy rumors about this device turn out to be true. In the mean time, let the speculating continue and let us know what you expect Apple to reveal next week in the comments below!

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3 years ago

iPad 2 and iPhone 5 not delayed after all?

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iPad 2 and iPhone 5 not delayed after all?

Earlier this morning we told you about rumors of the iPad 2 being delayed until June, but Jim Dalrymple from The Loop claims the rumors are completely false. He states that in addition to the iPad 2 being on track he also doesn't believe the other rumor making the rounds today -- that iPhone 5 would be delayed until September either:

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3 years ago

TiPb Answers: Causes of Wi-Fi interference

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TiPb Answers: Causes of Wi-Fi interference

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad all have Wi-Fi radios in them and anything with a radio can suffer from interference. Some causes of interference are relatively simple, such as "holding it wrong". Others may not be so obvious, such as being close to the microwave. Here TiPb goes through some of the common reasons that your Wi-Fi signal may have issues such as decreased wireless range, decreased network data speed, and even a complete loss of connectivity. We'll also offer some fixes... after the break!

[Apple Support]

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3 years ago

New subscription policy doesn't apply to Software as a Service - Sent from Steve Jobs' iPhone

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New subscription policy doesn't apply to Software as a Service - Sent from Steve Jobs' iPhone

A MacRumors reader emailed Steve Jobs about recent fears that Apple's new App Store subscription policy would hurt Software as a Service (SaaS) apps, and Jobs' purported response is -- no it won't.

The question:

As a full time iOS developer, I am concerned (and confused) withe the new App Store guideline regarding "Apps offering subscriptions" (section 11.12).

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3 years ago

Is Verizon iPhone your first iOS device?

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