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3 years ago

iPod touch 4 parts hint at front FaceTime camera?

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iPod touch 4 parts hint at front FaceTime camera?

We just saw a case that hinted at a new rear camera on iPod touch 4, now images from a parts supplier show what looks like a front, FaceTime camera hole.

this part is clearly marked as an Apple part "Apple (c) 2010". This stamp is visible in the full resolution image. The part is also stamped with April 29, 2010, indicating that the build date is relatively recent.

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3 years ago

Macally Bookstand case for iPad - accessory review

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Macally Bookstand case for iPad - accessory review

Looking for an iPad case that doubles as a stand? Overwhelmed by the options? If you desire one that's nice and slim, your search may be over. The Macally Bookstand for iPad is a form fitting, yet protective case that can be used as a stand when in landscape.

The iPad snaps into the Macally Bookstand at each corner. This makes it very easy to take your iPad in and out of the case. It also means that the corners are the only spots on the edge of the iPad that are protected. This doesn't bother me; in fact, I prefer it. I'm a fan of slim cases that show off as much of the iPad as possible, so seeing the aluminum edges is a plus in my book. But if you're of the opposite mindset and want as much protection as possible, this case is not for you.

The front of the case is thin and kind of flimsy, but it holds up really well. About a third of the way from the inside, there is a seem in it which allows it to bend. Bending the front of the case to the back and sliding the flap into the provided slip gives the case a triangular shape. Now you can have your iPad at a nice typing angle on a table or your lap, or stand it up tall for easy viewing. I was nervous that touching the iPad would cause it to fall when having it stand tall, but this is not that case. The Macally Bookstand is nice and sturdy.

The outside of the Macally Bookstand is made from a velvet-like material that feels nice. However, it is prone to collecting lint and dirt. It is fairly obvious on the black one I've been using, but I suspect that it wouldn't look as bad on the gray one. I found that the easiest way to clean it is with an upholstery attachment on a vacuum cleaner hose - it only takes a few seconds.

If you’re looking for a slim stand case for your iPad, check out the Macally Bookstand for iPad available now from the TiPb iPad accessory store.

Photos after the break.

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3 years ago

Apple to patch Jailbreakme.com, PDF font exploit in upcoming software update

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Apple to patch Jailbreakme.com, PDF font exploit in upcoming software update

I think we all generally assumed this, but it's nice to see Apple going on record as saying they'll patch the PDF font exploit that currently allows Jailbreakme.com -- and potentially any malicious hacker out there -- to run code on an iPhone with just the tap of a web button. CNET scored the quote from an Apple spokeswoman:

"We're aware of this reported issue, we have already developed a fix and it will be available to customers in an upcoming software update."

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3 years ago

Clear iSpot brings 4G WiMax to iOS for $29/month

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Clear iSpot brings 4G WiMax to iOS for $29/month

Clear is now offering a small, rounded white box called iSpot that promises 4G WiMax hotspot action for iOS devices -- iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad -- for the very reasonable $29 a month.

iSpot is your very own 4G hotspot that lets you connect up to eight of your favorite Wi-Fi-enabled Apple mobile devices, giving you freedom to use Super Fast Mobile Internet™ on the go anywhere Clear has coverage. And major bragging rights over your friends who run their Apple devices over some old school connection.

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3 years ago

iPod touch 4 case leaks show camera, flash?

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iPod touch 4 case leaks show camera, flash?

As spring turns to summer and fall, iPad and iPhone leaks turn to iPod touch -- witness the images above which claim to reveal iPod touch 4 complete with camera and flash.

HardMac claims the image came from a case manufacturer, the same who leaked the iPod mini (nano) camera last year, and that Apple typically provides advance size and shape information to these manufacturers. (Though clearly not for iPhone 4).

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3 years ago

iPhone 4 Safari vs. Blackberry Torch 9800 WebKit -- Browser Battles

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iPhone 4 Safari vs. Blackberry Torch 9800 WebKit -- Browser Battles

iPhone 4 vs. BlackBerry Torch 9800 vs Captivate browser test

CrackBerry Kevin decided to put the brand new BlackBerry Torch 9800's brand new BlackBerry OS 6 WebKit browser up against iPhone 4's iOS 4 Safari and Captivate's Android 2.1 Chrome in a good, old-fashioned browser battle royal.

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3 years ago

BlackBerry Torch 9800 reviews -- the competition

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3 years ago

iPhone at Work: Audio-Engineering Student

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iPhone at Work: Audio-Engineering Student

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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

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3 years ago

Woz talks iPhone 4 antenna, Google, and Steve Jobs

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Woz talks iPhone 4 antenna, Google, and Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently held an interview at the Campus Party in Valencia, Spain. He talked about the iPhone 4's antenna problems, Apples relationship with Google, his roll at Apple, and his relationship with Steve Jobs.

Here's some of what he had to say.

On iPhone 4 antenna

  • "I have not really had a problem with the antenna... I think it’s a very tiny, tiny problem that is blown out of proportion because there are a lot of people who want to accuse Apple of a mistake only because Apple has been so good with its products, creating the products that we all love."

  • "Even though I can cause the problem on my iPhone 4, I don’t have the problem in real usage."

  • "A problem that is imagined to exist is that much greater the more you love the product that you’re afraid won’t work"

On Google

  • "In recent times, I’ve been a little saddened to encounter the controversy between Apple and Google."

  • "I love Google, but I’m afraid it has a chance of becoming the Microsoft of the future. You remember how Microsoft used all of their ownership of the operating system to take over the browser."

On his role at Apple

  • "Although I receive a small salary from Apple, I do virtually no real work at the company."

  • "I like to be more on the outside of Apple, because I prefer to judge products objectively."

On Steve Jobs

  • "I chat with Steve Jobs now and then, from time to time, and we have never had an argument. We have always been friends. We are not close friends like we once were, spending every day together."

What do you think? Is the iPhone 4 antenna problem blown out of proportion? Are you afraid of Google becoming the next Microsoft?

My follow up question to Mr. Woz is what exactly he considers a small salary!

Check out video of the interview after the break.

[TechCrunch]

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