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3 years ago

Apple Going Towards Stainless Steel With A Nitride Coating? [Patent Watch]

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Apple Going Towards Stainless Steel With A Nitride Coating? [Patent Watch]

Apple has shown an increasing interest as of late in creating stainless steel devices that are more durable to everyday wear and tear, and have been experimenting with an external coating of nitride to make this possible.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published information relating to Apple's latest invention of a new application which they call "Nitriding Stainless Steel for Consumer Electronic Products." This describes a cost-effective system that would include placing a layer of nitride on top of the stainless steel exterior to help it wear better over time. The application reads:

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3 years ago

Which costumes should we where for our Halloween iPad Live podcast?

Which costumes should we where for our Halloween iPad Live podcast?

The next edition of the iPad Live podcast comes you on October 31, Halloween, and you know what that means? Costumes! But with so many options to choose from -- Georgia as Steve Jobs, Rene as the mythical white iPhone, Chad as Evernote?! -- we need a little help deciding just what to wear. If you have a suggestion, send it on to us via Twitter:

Then tune in live on Sunday to night to see just what we picked!

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3 years ago

iOS 4.2 for iPad already Jailbroken

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iOS 4.2 for iPad already Jailbroken

It looks like hackers have had their hands on the iOS 4.2 beta 3 for iPad long enough to jailbreak it. Last night, well-known iOS hacker @iH8sn0w tweeted a picture of an iPad running MobileTerminal, a jailbreak app giving the user full access to the terminal command line interface. From iH8sn0w:

Yay! iPad 4.2 b3 jailbroken -- Weird that MobileTerminal runs in simulator

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3 years ago

iPad now on sale at Verizon, AT&T

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iPad now on sale at Verizon, AT&T

As previously announced, Verizon and AT&T have started selling the iPad today. AT&T is selling iPad Wi-Fi + 3G at the standard pricing for both device and data plan. Verizon is offering the wifi-only iPad bundled with their own Verizon MiFi, for more flexible, if less integrated 3G connectivity.

Once again, the bundle prices are:

  • 16GB iPad and MiFi - $629.99
  • 32GB iPad and MiFi - $729.99
  • 64GB iPad and MiFi - $829.99

Data Prices (per/month):

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3 years ago

White iPhone 4 disappears from Apple Online Store

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White iPhone 4 disappears from Apple Online Store

After some strange hiccups last night that saw distorted images, among other things, the white iPhone 4 has been removed entirely from the Apple Online Store. (Curiously, the white iPhone 4 is still shown on Apple's iPhone product gallery)

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3 years ago

Apple hosting stealth iOS developer summit?

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Apple hosting stealth iOS developer summit?

Is Apple hosting a secret iPhone and iPad developers summit in Cupertino, starting next Tuesday and running for 3 days? So Business Insider and their industrious industry sources would have us believe.

We are short on details, and we have not seen any public information about it, but it sounds like this will be a more intimate version of the iPhone Tech Talks that Apple hosted around the world last year.

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3 years ago

iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

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iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

You know the drill, come 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST, we'll be live over at:

http://live.tipb.com/live/

We'll be discussing Steve Jobs' surprise appearance on the Apple Q4 conference call, what he said about BlackBerry and Android, and Apple's Back to the Mac event. Be there, and be ready to chat. We want to hear from you.

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3 years ago

iPhone, iPad friendly HTML 5 video penetration hits 54%

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iPhone, iPad friendly HTML 5 video penetration hits 54%

A new reports suggest that 54% of all video online is now HTML5 compatible (mostly H.264), which means it's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch compatible as well. Here are some of the discoveries from MeFeedia:

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3 years ago

Cydia no longer giving new users the option to save SHSH blobs [Jailbreak]

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Cydia no longer giving new users the option to save SHSH blobs [Jailbreak]

In the past Cydia has given the option to "Make my life easier" which automatically saved SHSH blobs on the Cydia server, but since the release of limera1n and greenpois0n, this option has disappeared and your saved SHSH blobs are not shown on the Cydia front page. The Cydia server is still up and running, and any SHSH blob that you saved previously is still saved. Also TinyUmbrella, which uses the Cydia server, still works perfectly and should be used to make sure your 4.1 SHSH blobs have been saved.

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3 years ago

Apple making custom, built-in SIM for future iPhone?

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Apple making custom, built-in SIM for future iPhone?

Is Apple about to take carrier disintermediation to the next level by contracting their own, built-in SIM card for future iPhones? GigaOm thinks so:

Sources inside European carriers have reported that Apple has been working with SIM-card manufacturer Gemalto to create a special SIM card that would allow consumers in Europe to buy a phone via the web or at the Apple Store and get the phones working using Apple’s App Store.

Right now, even with unlocked iPhones and iPads, you still need to get a carrier-specific SIM card. If the SIM were embedded, however, that's one less carrier interaction to worry about. The entire process could be shifted to the device, much as plan management is already done on the iPad.

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