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3 years ago

Apple preparing better iDisk service?

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Apple preparing better iDisk service?

We're just over an hour away from the Back to the Mac event, and Daring Fireball is saying Apple is working on an improved iDisk service:

I’ve heard rumors of a “Dropbox-killer” service from Apple, possibly a part of Mac OS X 10.7. I don’t know if it made the cut

It needs to make the cut though, and soon. I've stopped using iDisk in favor of DropBox and I know many others have as well. MobileMe has gotten better mail and a better calendar but it desperately needs a better storage solution. Even Microsoft's Mesh/Sync/Toy/Live/Stuff bring more, if confused, features to the table.

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3 years ago

Apple stealthily announces live streaming for Back to the Mac event?

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Apple stealthily announces live streaming for Back to the Mac event?

It looks like Apple might just be live streaming today's Back to the Mac event, though the announcement so far is lurking only in the darkest backwaters of media alert-land (i.e. RSS aggregators):

Media Alert

What: Live video stream of Apple’s October 20 event

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Where: www.apple.com

Live Video Streaming

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3 years ago

Apple TV Jailbreak via greenp

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Apple TV Jailbreak via greenp

Prominent iOS hacker and Chronic-Dev Team member p0sixninja has tweeted a picture of an Apple TV jailbroken via Greenpios0n.

"Credits go to @nitoTV, @dhowett, and @westbaer for the awesome AppleTV loader"

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3 years ago

Developers weigh in on Android vs. iOS openness

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Developers weigh in on Android vs. iOS openness

Former Facebook for iPhone developer Joe Hewitt has weighed in on the Steve Jobs re-ignited "openness" debate with a cogent argument that Android isn't much more open than iOS, at least not in the true spirit of the term. Here's what he posted (mostly via Twitter for iPad, for those keeping track at home):

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3 years ago

Grooveshark brings streaming music with search to Jailbroken iPhones! [Jailbreak]

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Grooveshark brings streaming music with search to Jailbroken iPhones! [Jailbreak]

Grooveshark is an online music search engine and music streaming service which allows users to search for, stream, and upload music free of charge that can be played immediately or added to a playlist with the option to cache files for offline play.

In the past, an iPhone app was available on the iTunes App Store, but was quickly removed as it appeared to violate Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service. It has now returned on Cydia for free, however the app requires a VIP subscription ($3/month through Grooveshark). However, the app does allow for 50 free plays before the subscription service is required.

If you're using it, let us know how it's working for you!

by Farbod

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3 years ago

Add a metal back to your iPhone 4

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Add a metal back to your iPhone 4

The good folks over at Nationwide Network Cellular (Hong Kong) have a brand new metal backing that replaces the standard black glass that comes on iPhone 4. If you tired of having to slap a case on hiding your brand new iPhone 4, if you tired of having to be extra careful when you put your iPhone 4 down, then they might just have your cure for a mere $12.99.

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3 years ago

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie fires back at Steve Jobs, Apple

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RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie fires back at Steve Jobs, Apple

RIM's co-CEO, Jim Balsillie has also fired back at Steve Jobs, who said during Apple's Q4 2010 conference call that RIM would need to change into a software company to catch up to iPhone and iPad. Balsillie's statement:

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3 years ago

TweetDeck to Steve Jobs: Android wasn't a nightmare

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TweetDeck to Steve Jobs: Android wasn't a nightmare

Iain Dodsworth, CEO of TweetDeck, follows Andy Rubin with Twitter comments refuting what Steve Jobs had to say during Apple's Q4 2010 earnings call:

Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Err nope, no we didn't. It wasn't.

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3 years ago

Griffin Elan Passport case for iPhone 4 - accessory review

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Griffin Elan Passport case for iPhone 4 - accessory review

Griffin Elan Passport case for iPhone 4 is beautifully crafted wallet-style case that protects your phone while providing convenient storage for cash and credit cards. It comes in two color designs, platinum and black, but for men considering using it as a... European carrier, be warned that lilac accents and paisley inner lining means only the most confident need apply.

Interested to see if the function lives up to the form? Stay with us after the break!

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3 years ago

Verizon iPhone hits final testing stages?

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Verizon iPhone hits final testing stages?

Is Apple currently in the "AP" field testing stage -- the final stage before the product is to be released -- for the much-anticipated and often rumored Verizon CDMA iPhone. One of BGR's sources seems to think so:

For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 — what everyone is assuming to be the Verizon (or at least CDMA-compatible) phone — just hit the “AP” testing stage. This is the very last stage before retail release; final hardware, almost final software. Here is the odd thing, though… the iPhone 3,2 unit, we have been exclusively told, contains a SIM card slot.

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