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4 years ago

iPod touch Speed Test: How Much Faster is 50%?

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iPod touch Speed Test: How Much Faster is 50%?

In typical Apple fashion, they announced the new third generation iPod touch 32GB and 64GB as being 50% faster than the previous generation (the 8GB is the same old bag as last year), with nary a word on what chipsets made it so.

Well, some digging has been done, and some benches have been marked, and the early word is... zoom zoom.

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4 years ago

TiPb's Top 5 iPhone Action Games

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TiPb's Top 5 iPhone Action Games

On tap for today's TiPb Top 5, we thought we'd cater to all of our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who enjoy action games. Just like our TiPb's top 5 must-have board games, all of these games are available in the App Store, this time under categories - games - action. And even better, all of them are very reasonably priced. For the full run down, follow us after the break!

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4 years ago

Apple Hires Intel's Top Lawyer - Chips, Patents, and Antitrust

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Apple Hires Intel's Top Lawyer - Chips, Patents, and Antitrust

Apple announced today that Bruce Sewell is joining their executive team as General Counsel & Senior Vice-President, reporting directly to CEO, Steve Jobs.

“We are thrilled to have Bruce join our executive team, and wish Dan a very happy retirement,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With Bruce’s extensive experience in litigation, securities and intellectual property, we expect this to be a seamless transition.”

So looks like Apple's chipset, patents and IP, and antitrust knowledge-base just got some formidable new muscle...

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4 years ago

Caption Contest: KanyeBerry Says... What?

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Caption Contest: KanyeBerry Says... What?

Sorry. Had. To. Be. Memed. But as long as we're being so predictable, we might as well make it a contest. A caption contest, of course. So let's set the stage:

iPhone 3GS, blockbuster selling, uber-popular, satisfaction levels off the hook, has just won the smartphone of the year award, and is about to give its heartfelt speech, in front of proud Pappa Jobs, no less, when the boldest of Kanye West-inspired BlackBerrys storms the stage, speaker on full, auto-tune set, and just has to interrupt and say...

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4 years ago

Tuesday Disturbing Video: Mosspuppet Goes Auto-Tune (NSFW-L)

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Tuesday Disturbing Video: Mosspuppet Goes Auto-Tune (NSFW-L)

Repeat, the above video is disturbing and not safe for work due to language. If you choose to hit play, no complaining in the comments later. Some things you can just never un-watch!

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4 years ago

Rumors Return: iTablet to Launch in February 2010

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Rumors Return: iTablet to Launch in February 2010

iTablet rumors, paused for a week to allow some Apple Music Event rumors, are returning full force with a fresh batch straight from Taiwanese suppliers, who say the device will launch in February 2010. According to Taiwan Economic News:

The tablet PC features a 9.6-inch screen, finger-touch function and built-in HSPDA (high speed download packet access) module, and adopts a P.A. SEMI processor chip and long lasting battery pack, selling for between US$799 and US$999.

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4 years ago

Apple Retail Stores to Get Full Time iPhone Experts & Activation Areas

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Apple Retail Stores to Get Full Time iPhone Experts & Activation Areas

According to Macrumors we may just start seeing iPhone dedicated activation areas as well as designated iPhone staff in our local Apple retail stores starting today.

These new staff members, rumored to be called "iPhone Experts", will obviously be there to help streamline the sales of iPhones along with providing a dedicated "expert" that can accommodate all of your iPhone needs. The whole concept behind this new layout sounds ideal for those of you who are first time Apple shoppers.

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4 years ago

HP iStream App Streams Media from MediaSmart Home Servers to iPhone and iPod touch

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HP iStream App Streams Media from MediaSmart Home Servers to iPhone and iPod touch

The HP MediaSmart Server iStream app [Free - iTunes link] allows iPhone and iPod touch users to stream media from an EX485 or EX487 HP MediaSmart Home Server.

Supported media includes photos, music, and video (though HP says DRM'd video might not stream properly). Part of a much more impressive server package, Engadget has the details:

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4 years ago

Quick WebApp: Google FastFlip for iPhone

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Quick WebApp: Google FastFlip for iPhone

Determined to maintain their place atop the best and brightest WebApp developers on the planet, Google released a new service today as part of their Labs testbed, and again it helps push forward just what's possible using cloud services (online data) and interactive front ends (AJAX in the browser). Google Blogs says:

Fast Flip [http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/] is a new reading experience that combines the best elements of print and online articles. Like a print magazine, Fast Flip lets you browse sequentially through bundles of recent news, headlines and popular topics, as well as feeds from individual top publishers. As the name suggests, flipping through content is very fast, so you can quickly look through a lot of pages until you find something interesting. At the same time, we provide aggregation and search over many top newspapers and magazines, and the ability to share content with your friends and community. Fast Flip also personalizes the experience for you, by taking cues from selections you make to show you more content from sources, topics and journalists that you seem to like. In short, you get fast browsing, natural magazine-style navigation, recommendations from friends and other members of the community and a selection of content that is serendipitous and personalized.

Right now they're providing content from New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Salon, Fast Company, ProPublica and Newsweek, but the news we're excited about, and indeed have come to expect from Google is this:

We've also made a mobile version of Fast Flip [http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/mobile] with tactile page flipping for Android-powered devices and the iPhone, so you can browse on the go. This is accessible at the same address.

Now if this were combined with something like Google Books, lets say...

A couple more pics after the break. If you try it out, as always, let us know what you think.

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4 years ago

Why the iPod touch G3 Camera was Yanked, and Rightly So

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Why the iPod touch G3 Camera was Yanked, and Rightly So

Everyone, including Steve Jobs, has very reasonable sounding theories as to why the third gen iPod touch camera was removed. Rather than rehash it again, however, we thought we'd let our minds wonder into parody, and consider what might have happened in a world only slightly more cartoonish than ours...

Steve Jobs, fresh from his recent leave of absence, comes crashing back into Apple's Cupertino campus, and after fixing the typography on the iPhone 3G S 3GS, tweaking some pixels on the Snow Leopard icons, and spending time meditating deep in the iTablet vault, he heads over to the scorched closet that used to be reserved for iPhone A2DP testing...

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