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The Growing Divide in Ubuntu – Apple’s Methods meets Linux Community

This article is my opinion. Mark Shuttleworth is dragging Ubuntu (and by extension) Linux, kicking and screaming into the “design-first” world of computing lead by Apple. This progress requires that he, to some extent, ignore an entire community that has never prided itself on or been particularly good at design aesthetics. Ignoring such a community has… it’s [...]

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New MacBook Pro Rumored to Use Hybrid SSD/HD Combo

BGR is reporting that Apple’s soon-to-be-announced MacBook Pro lineup refresh will include a larger glass trackpad and a hybrid SSD/spindle-based HD combo in the base models for the operating system. In the base models a small (8 or 16GB SSD) will be embedded in the computer to store and run the Mac OS X operating [...]

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Mac App Store DRM Broken – Use Any App for Free

Wow, that was like 11 minutes. About a day after the Mac App Store was launched as part of the 10.6.6 OS X Update, hacking group “Hackulous” announced that they have already cracked the DRM used by the App Store – making all apps unprotected and freely available. The crack is called “kickback” and the [...]

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iPhone Jailbreakers & Unlockers: How to Backup your “SHSH Blobs” with TinyUmbrella

What is an SHSH blob? SHSH blobs or ECID SHSH is a unique identifier from Apple for a device. When you attempt a restore, iTunes authenticates the device to Apples server, and cross references the firmware you are trying to install to the recommended version. If the firmware you are attempting to install is not [...]

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Apple Relaxes iOS App Dev Restrictions – Xcode No Longer Required

In a surprising move that may open the door to Flash developers on the iOS platform, Apple has released revised App Development Guidelines today that remove the restriction on iOS developers being required to use Xcode exclusively. We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and [...]

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Apple Event Summary – September 2010

In case you didn’t catch the news from the Apple Event today where Apple announced some new products, new iOS versions, changes to the iPhone, iTunes 10 and a slew of application updates (serious games are coming!) then Chris Hunkele has summed it all up for you (pics from Engadget live event coverage for easier [...]

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Netflix iPhone App Released

In an effort to become the first company in the world that literally has no downside to owning a subscription, Chris Hunkele sends in news that Netflix has released their official iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app today. Preliminary streaming results show that the app is really intended to be used over WiFi as 3G gives [...]

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Size Comparison of Apple Magic Trackpad to MacBook Pro

Matt Gemmell (via @alblue) posted to his Flickr account a shot of his brand new Apple Magic Trackpad ($69) right next to the oversized trackpad most of us have on our MacBook Pro’s to give an idea of the size: At first I thought the image was clipped and overlaid, but as it turns out [...]

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Science and Magic as One! Apple releases the Magic Trackpad!

Apple has announced their latest peripheral today: the Magic Trackpad. The new trackpad is essentially the same thing you’d get on a Macbook Pro (which is what I’m writing on right now) only it’s 80% larger and the entire surface is clickable, not just the lower half. The new trackpad is also tilted in a [...]

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US Govt Legalizes iPhone Jailbreak & Unlocking

Update #1: The world-famous Chris Hunkele has summarized the new rules for us: Allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers. Allow people to break technical protections on video games to investigate or correct security flaws. Allow college professors, film students and documentary filmmakers [...]

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How to Enable MMS on 2G iPhone with 3.1.2 Firmware and Native MMS

If you have the original “2G” iPhone (EDGE-only) and have the 3.1.2 firmware installed on it and want to get MMS working, this is the guide for you. Alternatively, if you have the original 2G iPhone and don’t have the iPhone 3.1.2 firmware on it yet, but want to know how to get it on [...]

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Using Your iPad as a Second Monitor with MaxiVista

MaxiVista allows you to use your iPad as a second monitor for your computer (for $9.99). Using what I imagine is some form of VNC, MaxiVista lets you quick bond your iPad to a broadcast source like your desktop or laptop and treat the iPad as a secondary desktop display: For things like fullscreen video [...]

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iTunes App Store Hacked Again – User Credit Card Data Stolen?

For anyone that doesn’t know, a few weeks back someone (or some group) hacked the iTunes App Store (the place you buy apps for your iPhone, iPad or iPod from) and bumped up all the apps by a specific seller in the “eBook” section to the front page as bestsellers; even though most weren’t even [...]

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Funny iPhone 4 AT&T Reception Issue Fix

Thanks goes to Chris Hunkele for sending this one in: it’s a fix for the iPhone 4 reception issues due to the antenna design… all better!

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How to Update iPhone 2G with Firmware 3.1.2, Jailbreak and Carrier Unlock Guide

REMINDER: This guide is for folks with the original “2G” or EDGE-only iPhone (pictured above). If you have an iPhone 3G, try our iOS 4 guide to get updated to the latest iPhone OS! Introduction If you are like me and own an original 2G/EDGE iPhone and feel sad that you can’t install iOS 4 [...]

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iPhone 3G iOS 4 Jailbreak and Carrier Unlock Guide

IMPORTANT: Due to changes in iTunes 9.2+ iOS verification model, you have to backup your “SHSH blob” first before continuing. Fortunately we have a dead-easy step-by-step guide for you guys. Once you are done, come back and continue. Welcome to the world’s first iPhone iOS 4 Jailbreak and Carrier unlock guide. Let’s just dig right [...]

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iPhone 4 3G Will Not Work on T-Mobile

Shortly after the iPad 3G was released a few diligent folks discovered that physically trimming down a T-Mobile SIM card to fit in the Micro-SIM slot of the iPad 3G allowed it to pickup a signal on the T-Mobile network and function. Following this “success” with a few eye-catchingly-worded articles including the keywords “iPhone 4″, [...]

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Apple Loves HTML5 – As Long as You Use Safari – FAIL

Grant Gochnauer sent in a great little tech tid-bit this morning; Apple has launched an HTML5 demo site to show off the flexibility and power of HTML5 in light of their total rejection of Flash as the medium to deliver next-gen rich web content. Unfortunately, as soon as you try and do anything on the [...]

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DJ’ing with Your iPad

I’m always amazed at how quickly new hardware is adapted to things I’d never think they would be adapted to. Here is some DJ mixing software for the iPad (via Schammy) you can use as a control panel I guess instead of a mixing board? I don’t know the lingo… it just looks neat:

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AT&T Announces No More Unlimited Data Plan for iPad

PRNewswire is reporting (more here) that today AT&T (the 3G carrier everyone loves) has announced that the $30/month, iPad unlimited data plan is no more for new customers. Instead the best you can get is a $25/month 2GB data plan. Customers with existing unlimited data plans will be grandfathered in, but new iPad customers coming [...]

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iPhone's Share of Mobile Web Users Is Absurd

Clicky is one of the best and most popular click-tracking services out there. I prefer it to Google Analytics and I know a lot of other folks do as well. One of the things that Clicky does that is pretty fun to peek at every once in a while is compile reports on general browsing [...]

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Apple iPad News Crushes Even TechCrunch's Server

Damn, in the flurry that is online news today the craziness that is the Apple iPad even took down the likes of TechCrunch today. The iPad certainly looks nice for folks that were thinking about a netbook or laptop AND an eBook reader — it’s a slick device. As someone that spends all day on [...]

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Google Voice Circumvents App Store with Native-esque HTML5 Web Application

TBG reports that Google has completely circumvented the issues with Apple blocking their apps from the App Store by launching a rebuild Google Voice application using HTML5 that provides an almost-native experience for iPhone and Palm Pre owners. Functionality includes: Make calls Text messages Read/Playback voicemails Account settings TBG also mentions that outgoing calls are [...]

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thesixtyone is Redefining the Online Music Experience

thesixtyone is an online media streaming/sales site that Marc Chung just sent to me to take a peek at – “What do you think of this webapp?” he asked me. It took me about 15mins to figure out what it was before I could reply; but after I did, my reply was pretty much “Daaaammmn, [...]

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