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Apple details new Voice Over controls for iPod shuffle

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
Apple has detailed the remote control features of the new third generation iPod shuffle, which pairs Apple’s now-standard earphones with an integrated remote that includes voice feedback and visual signals from an indicator light.

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March 11, 2009   1 Comment

iPhone behind only Nokia and RIM in global smartphone share

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider

Apple maintained the third place position in global unit sales of smartphones, but was passed up by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile to become the fourth largest smartphone vendor in terms of operating system platforms as it continues to lead the industry in year over year growth.
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March 11, 2009   3 Comments

Corporate legal scrambles to withdraw inflated Palm Pre claims

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
After Palm investor Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners made wildly optimistic claims about the forthcoming Palm Pre, attorneys at Palm and Elevation Partners issued a free writing prospectus ‘clarifying’ facts that were misstated and ‘withdrawing’ his more exaggerated claims.

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March 10, 2009   6 Comments

USB 3 test spec to be in Apple’s hands by June

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Zach Spear and Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new USB standard that would bump data throughput to 5Gbps is slated to arrive as a test specification in June, with a possible final release ready for Apple adoption by next year.
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March 10, 2009   4 Comments

Jailbreak stores plot to plunder iPhone app revenue

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
At least three groups are working to syphon cash from Apple’s river of revenue between iPhone users and third party developers. Accomplishing that will require inducing more jailbreaking of iPhones, ensuring contention from Apple itself.

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March 9, 2009   18 Comments

Apple retail keeps it green during fire sale

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
In its latest effort to positively impact the environment, Apple’s retail stores have initiated a new “no plastic bags” policy to cut back on the amount of unnecessary packaging it dumps in the hands of shoppers.

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March 7, 2009   10 Comments

Apple issues key software update for Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Late Thursday evening, Apple released firmware updates for the 2009 Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme that resolves issues on the new devices. A parallel update also adds Back to My Mac drive sharing support to the prior generation of the wireless base stations.

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March 6, 2009   1 Comment

Text to get smarter in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, expected this summer, will deliver a variety of advanced text related features across all applications that use Core Text, according to people familiar with Apple’s plans.

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March 6, 2009   No Comments

Two possible dates for Apple’s WWDC 2009 emerge

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Event bookings for the San Francisco Moscone Center indicate that Apple may be planning its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in either mid-May or early June.

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March 6, 2009   4 Comments

Young Japanese women rank iPod, iPhone, Macs top in design

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A survey of 1,102 young women in Japan asked them to rank products by superior design. Surprisingly, the top answer wasn’t a Japanese company, but rather Apple.

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March 5, 2009   5 Comments

In-depth review: Kindle 2, the Apple TV of books

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

For its first year anniversary, Amazon gave its Kindle an all around hardware upgrade that has turned the quirky, cheap looking appliance into a streamlined and slick looking device. Will it be enough for Kindle 2 to hit a mainstream audience?

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March 4, 2009   3 Comments

AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule gain MobileMe sharing support

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
New versions of Apple’s wireless base stations supporting USB shared hard drives — AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule — have gained remote file sharing features via MobileMe. A firmware update is also expected to extend the feature to previous-generation models.

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March 3, 2009   No Comments

Report: iPhone “miles ahead” of competing app stores

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A report on mobile applications sales ranked Apple’s iPhone App Store “miles ahead of the competition” as the leading software marketplace, based on timeliness to market, the ability to attract developers, and the “number, variety and appeal of applications available.”

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March 2, 2009   1 Comment

Japanese “hate” for iPhone all a big mistake

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A report intending to portray the iPhone as “hated” in the Japanese market turns out to have been built upon fake quotations from industry writers and observers who were misrepresented by remarks attributed to them that they never made. Their actual comments on the iPhone’s prospects in Japan are far more interesting.

Japanese “hate” for iPhone all a big mistake
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February 28, 2009   19 Comments

Unboxed: Amazon Kindle 2 gets iPod treatment. Will it sell?

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Amazon’s second generation of its Kindle ebook reader takes cues from Apple in hopes to make the new product the “iPod of books.” Here’s a graphical tour of how close Amazon comes to replicating the iPod experience.

Unboxed: Amazon Kindle 2 gets iPod treatment. Will it sell?
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February 27, 2009   5 Comments