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Windows Phone goes 7.5 Mango

The original Windows Phone 7 was arguably as limited as a 2007 iPhone in a 2011 world, but Microsoft aims to change that radically this week with the launch of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and Dan Rubino and our sibling site WPCentral has been on it like Balmer on a dance beat.

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Fortune releases “All About Steve” Kindle eBook

Fortune has released a Kindle eBook entitled “All About Steve, The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the Pages of Fortune. This is not to be confused with the authorized biography; that is not due until November. This book is written by the writers of Fortune and is based on past interviews and articles which appeared in the pages of Fortune.

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Daily Tip: How to playback video on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in slow-motion

The in-built Apple video player app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has a hidden feature that some will find very handy. It enables you to slow down a video including the audio playback. This could be very handy if you are watching a video tutorial or following along to a cooking recipe.

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T-Mobile addresses the iPhone (or lack thereof) to customers

In a company blog post earlier today, Cole Brodman, Chief Marketing Officer for T-Mobile USA, told customers that they were interested in offering a "no-compromise iPhone experience" on their network, but offered little details on the negotiations between the carrier and Apple.

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Disney Mobile bringing interactive toys to the iPad

Disney Mobile has come up with a clever new way for kids to play with the iPad -- as an interactive play mat. Dubbed AppMATes, players will be able to interact with a new iPad game based on Pixar's Cars 2 (more games to come) using real-world toy cars on the iPad display.

In an industry first, Disney introduced today Disney AppMATesTM Mobile Application Toys, a new toy line that comes to life digitally when used with an Apple iPad by allowing kids to use the tablet’s screen as a virtual play mat.

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Lost iPhone 5 prototype source of case leaks?

Chris Chang from M.I.C. Gadgets claims that Apple manufacturer Foxconn may have "lost" an iPhone 5 prototype, which was subsequently sold to case manufacturers who then promptly began producing cases that leaked onto the internet, flooding us with rumors of the larger, wider, tear-drop shaped form factor.

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Apple's request for trademark on multi-touch denied

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has formally denied Apple's application for a trademark on multi-touch. The USPTO denied Apple's original request but Apple decided to appeal the decision. The decision was upheld and Apple was denied again. They originally applied for the trademark in January of 2007.

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Apple "Let's talk iPhone" event set for Oct. 4

Jim Dalrymple of the The Loop got one of the shiny invites Apple is sending out for their "Let's talk iPhone" event to be held, as rumored, on October 4.

Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event. According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. campus. The event will begin at 10:00 am PT.

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Amazon Kindle Fire -- Android software meets PlayBook hardware meets iPad content?

Rumor has it word that Amazon's rumored 7-inch tablet will be known as the "Kindle Fire", and in addition to a forked version of Android software, it might also be using a reduced cost version of the BlackBerry PlayBook hardware.

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