Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iSMEStorage Now Supports Uploads to 10 Storage Clouds

iSMEStorage enables users to play iPhone supported music and videos from any of the 10 Storage clouds supported as well as access, manage, share, and sync their cloud data. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

iPhone 4.0 to Support Expose-Like Multi-Tasking?

The upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 will deliver support for multi-tasking using a expose-like interface. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Documentary ‘Moral Kombat’ widely available

You can now check out this documentary on the following platforms: Amazon OnDemand, Apple’s iTunes, Hulu, Microsoft’s Xbox Live, Netflix, and Sony’s PlayStation Network. Link


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What You Could Buy Instead Of An iPad [Apple]

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Not Apple, Anything But Apple!!! [Ipad]

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Virtual Hold Extends Virtual Queuing Solution Availability

Akron, Ohio, March 30, 2010 -- Virtual Hold Technology®, LLC (VHT), recently reached an agreement with complete solutions provider MAC Source Communications to sell the Virtual Hold queue management solution to its clients. MAC Source Communications is a Platinum Business Partner of Avaya's, a leading global provider of communications networks and services for businesses.

"Comprehensive solutions providers like MAC Source Communications are perfect partners for VHT," said Jeremy Starcher, vice president of business development, VHT. "MAC Source's national network and technical and business expertise will help bring the Virtual Hold solution to even more companies who want to improve their customers' experience in the contact center."

VHT's virtual queuing technology helps eliminate hold time in contact centers worldwide. When hold time is more than a few minutes, the Concierge® solution informs the customer of the estimated hold time and then offers to hold the customer's place in line and call them back when it's their turn to speak to a customer service representative. Scheduled callbacks, Web site integration and outbound notification are also available.

"We design our custom solutions to be as customer-friendly and operationally sound as possible. No one likes waiting on hold, but unforeseen events can cause hold time in the contact center," said Tim McDermott, president, MAC Source Communications. "By adding the Virtual Hold solution to our ever-evolving offerings, we now have the perfect solution for clients who may have spikes in call volume or need scheduled callbacks when the center is closed."

VHT is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program – an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network. The Virtual Hold software is compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony and contact center solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider... [ Full story from CRM Daily ]

Tech Talk Podcast: Hacking iPhones and Watching Mobile Movies

The Tech Talk podcast includes a discussion of hacking the iPhone, the movie service mSpot and a media-playing tablet.

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State of the Art: David Pogue’s Review of the iPad

Apple’s iPad (coming soon) seems to be hated by technical types and loved by everyone else. Here are separate reviews for the two audiences.

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Games: Valve’s Steam, S2’s Heroes of Newerth Headed For Beta Testing

Valve Software and S2 Games on Tuesday announced plans for Beta testing of their upcoming releases. Valve has a sign-up page where potential Beta testers can apply to test the Mac version of its Steam online store. Meanwhile, S2 tomorrow will open Beta testing for Heroes of Newerth, its strategy game based on the Warcraft III scenario Defense of the Ancients.

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Games: Game Creation Tool GameSalad Adds iPad Publishing

Gendai Games on Tuesday announced the addition of iPad publishing to its game creation tool GameSalad, enabling users to publish titles optimized for Apple’s latest product when it becomes available this weekend. Gendai also uploaded a pair of YouTube videos in support of the news: one showcases the tool in general, and the other features a developer, Joe Kauffman, who recently modified his game to run on the iPad.

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iPad: Canada Could Get the iPad on April 24

Apple Store employees in Canada have been told they can’t take April 24 off, leading to speculation that the iPad will be available for Canadian shoppers on that day.

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Product News: Words with Friends Ready for iPad Release

The popular Scrabble-like Words With Friends for the iPhone will scale up this weekend into Words With Friends HD for the iPad, just in time for Apple’s April 3rd iPad launch.

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In-Depth Review: Quicken Essentials is Essentially Minimalist

Quicken Essentials is Intuit’s ground-up rewrite of Quicken for the Mac in Cocoa.  It’s a good looking, basic application that has plenty of room for growth. Regrettably, it is still somewhat unrefined and has some serious limitations.

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Four Important Features IPad Is Missing

Apple's new gizmo doesn't have many common features you'll find on a typical netbook. [ Full story from Forbes.com Personal Tech News ]

World's Youngest iPhone App Developer?

Pierce Freeman, age 14, recently had his first iPhone app approved. [ Full story from Forbes.com Personal Tech News ]

Apple Releases iTunes 9.1 to Support iPad


Apple today released iTunes 9.1 via Software Update and the company's iTunes download page. As disclosed by MacRumors yesterday, the update brings several enhancements such as support for iPad syncing including eBook content and greater cust... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

Apple and AT&T Have Reportedly Worked Closely on 3G Network Performance Issues

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) on AT&T's recent efforts to beef up its cellular network in the face of criticism from customers over performance. As part of the report, the Journ... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

iPhone OS 4.0 to Bring Expose-like Multitasking?

AppleInsider offers some details on multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0, which would allow users greater ability to run multiple apps at a time and easily switch between them. According to the report, multitas... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

Kleiner Perkins Doubles iFund to $200 Million, Focuses on iPad

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) today announced that it is doubling the size of its "iFund" supporting iPhone OS-related companies to $200 million. The original iFund was lau... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

iPad Unboxing and Very Nice Hands On Video Review

For those desperate to see an unboxing video of the iPad, here's the first, from Stephen Fry. Fry, a well known friend of Apple, must have gotten one of the early shipments including all accessories:



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Estimate has 400,000 iPads selling on launch weekend

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/ipad-music.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple might move as many as 400,000 iPads in just its opening weekend, Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said in a note on Tuesday. Without knowing exactly what content and third-party distribution will be available, the financial researcher claimed to be conservative and said that between 300,000 and 400,000 of the tablets are likely to ship. The total would include both pre-orders and retail sales and is based partly on assumptions regarding the original iPhone, which sold 270,000 units in two days at similar pricing and with a US-only release....

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Google to integrate Flash into Chrome, quell Apple's gripes

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/googlechrome-sm.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Google today previewed its long-term plans for Chrome with a new developer build that integrates Flash. The new version automatically downloads the latest version of Flash at the same time as the browser and makes Flash updates a part of Chrome's own automatic update systems. Future development will also extend Chrome's signature sandboxing design to prevent malicious Flash code from touching other parts of the app or the OS....

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Apple exploiting US Customs to hold iPads back?

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/ipad-10.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple may be exploiting a loophole in US Customs to prevent online iPad orders from arriving ahead of the official schedule, information suggests. The company has so far maintained that the product will only launch on April 3rd, even though shipments having been going out since Monday. Most iPads would arrive early under normal circumstances, deflating some of Apple's PR campaign, while also giving some people an opportunity to resell the device at a high markup....

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Chrome OS to carry built-in Flash too

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/googlechromeostablet.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Google as a side note to news of built-in Flash for Chrome has confirmed that its upcoming Chrome OS will get similar treatment. A representative said the Flash move was part of a wider strategy and would apply to the web-centric platform as well as Linux and Mac versions of the browser. Whether this would arrive with the first Chrome OS devices, due in the second half of the year, wasn't mentioned to TechCrunch in the response....

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Apple releases minor updates for QuickTime, iPhoto

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/iphoto.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple on Tuesday released maintenance updates for QuickTime and iPhoto. QuickTime 7.6.6 focuses on increased reliability, expanded compatibility, and improved security. Specific details are vague, although the download is said to address H.264 playback issues on certain Windows systems with multi-core configurations....

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Briefly: ShiVa 3D adds iPad support, 10.6.3 security fixes

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/briefly3003.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Stonetrip has announced that it will be updating its ShiVa 3D software with additional iPad development capabilities. The latest version expands supported platforms to include PC, Mac, Web, Linux, iPhone, Android and iPad. The cross-platform 3D engine has been designed for use in both games and 3D applications and includes an optimized graphical engine with dynamic lighting, shadows, reflection and skinning. Other features include: built-in path finding, an integrated physics engine, no publishing fees, and more....

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Logitech rolls first $50 Harmony remote

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/logitechharmony300.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Logitech started off Wednesday by providing its least expensive universal remote to date. The Harmony 300 scraps the display entirely and instead uses a set of pre-programmed buttons to handle fully automated tasks like playing a DVD. All of the tasks are set up using a Mac or Windows PC through a web browser interface that taps into Logitech's device database....

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Android catches up to iPhone in dev interest as iPad cools

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/motomilestone-market.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />A new Appcelerator study (PDF) shows that Android has almost completely caught up with the iPhone in developer interest. Those "very interested" in Google's mobile OS shot from 68 percent in January to 81 percent this month and are just a short distance away from the iPhone's 87 percent, which hardly moved in the last three months. The sudden equality likely came from many developers settling on Android as the "second platform" they write for, although researchers noted that the iPhone still had a safe lead....

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doubleTwist for Mac adds iTunes-like Android Market

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/doubletwist-androidmarket.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Sync app specialist doubleTwist today added an Android equivalent to the App Store in the Mac version of its software. The feature gives Mac owners a way to browse Android Market through a web portables and find apps they can then download to the device without opening a separate browser. At present, it requires taking a photo of the QR code with the phone itself to get the link, but a direct, wireless push is expected by the summer....

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Apple's legendary veil of secrecy intact prior to iPad launch

As consumers eagerly await their first opportunity to use an iPad when it goes on sale this Saturday, employees of Apple's retail stores are in the same position, thanks to the hardware maker's strict security policies.

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Analyst: Component issue delays Verizon iPhone plans

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/0910/iphone3gsiso.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple is allegedly facing delays bringing its rumored Verizon-branded iPhone to the market, according to Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner. The project has allegedly been pushed back due to a "manufacturing delay of several months in a key component."...

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Atom-based MacBook Pro clone shows up in China

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/macbookclonein.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />An unknown Chinese company has made a knock-off MacBook Pro notebook that is powered by an Intel Atom processor. Besides sharing the unibody-style design, the lookalike includes a 14.1-inch screen with a 1366x768 resolution, a touchpad with 'hidden' buttons and the second-generation of NVIDIA's Ion graphics chipset working in conjunction with a 1.6GHz or 1.66GHz Atom. This combination allows users to watch 1080p videos on external monitors thanks to an HDMI output absent on the Apple-made original....

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Review: Washing Machine 2 cleanup utility

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn@photos.macnn.com/news/1003/washingmachine2rev-story-31.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />MacNN has reviewed a new Mac system cleaner, Washing Machine 2. The Intego utility is meant to remove automatically-generated system clutter, particularly cookies, browsing histories and system caches. It includes scheduling features, and allows exceptions within the cleaning process....

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Apple updates AirPort Utility, Time Capsule firmware

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/airport.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple on Wednesday released updates to its AirPort utilities for Mac and Windows systems, along with a firmware update for Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station devices. AirPort Utility 5.5.1 has been improved with a number of bug fixes, helping to prevent problems when importing settings or propagating MAC address control lists using an extended network....

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Apple granted ownership of iPhone steel bezel design

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the design of the iconic "cold worked" stainless steel bezel seen on the iPhone.

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Apple rumored to launch iPad internationally on April 24

New evidence of a potential April 24 launch of the iPad in Canada has led to speculation that the Saturday could serve as Apple's "late April" international launch date for the new hardware.

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iPad Reviews: Mossberg Asks If It Can Kill Laptops; Pogue Shows Off Multiple Personalities

Apple's latest gadget gets positive reviews from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal -- w [ Full story from Forbes.com News ]

Bloomberg briefing

Number of the day $233,542 That's how much Google spent on CEO Eric Schmidt's personal security last year. The number dwarfs Schmidt's salary, which is $1 a year. The security costs dropped 42 percent from 2008. Google also spent $10,119 to fly Schmidt's...

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Are iPhones riskier than Android, Blackberry and Nokia?

iPhones appear to pose greater security risks than Android, Blackberry and Nokia smart phones, but is this really the case? An nCircle survey says yes, security expert Charlie Miller says not necessarily, and Pwn2Own sponsor TippingPoint won't say [ Full story from IT World Canada: Daily IT NewsWire ]

First batch of games ported to iPad sport higher prices

A quick look at the prices for iPad games suggests they're going to cost more than their iPhone counterparts.

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Amazon Kindle hits China's gray market

The Amazon Kindle, like popular devices such as the iPhone before it, is being unofficially sold in bustling Chinese bazaars on the 'gray market.'

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iPhoto update released, adds iPad compatibility

Apple released an updated to iPhoto '09 on Tuesday. The 13.6 MB download is mostly minor bug fixes with some iPad compatibility thrown in.

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Apple posts QuickTime 7.6.6 update

QuickTime 7.6.6 addresses 16 security issues for the venerable QuickTime 7 for Leopard and Windows users alike, and offers a few welcome fixes for users of iMovie and multicore PCs.

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Apple's App Store comes to Facebook

Apple has launched an official App Store page on popular social networking site Facebook.

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Starbucks adds more locations for iPhone payment app

Starbucks on Tuesday announced the expansion of its initial 16-store iPhone payment trial to 1,002 Target locations. Users near these stores can now pay for their drinks using their iPhones, if they have a Starbucks Card.

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Review: Star Rangers for iPhone

Star Rangersâ€"a $3 game from ANALOGretroâ€"is a visually pleasing, space-based first person intergalactic war game.

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As Verizon iPhone rumors flare, AT&T customers ponder change

Although AT&T has been aggressively improving its 3G network in recent months, the company could still struggle to retain iPhone users if rival Verizon began offering Apple's smartphone.

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Apple updates AirPort Utility, base station firmware

Apple on Wednesday released updates for its AirPort Utility and the AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule firmware.

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Apple refunds expedited shipping charges for iPads

Apple has refunded shipping charges for people who opted for two-day shipping on their iPad pre-orders.

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Apple shows off iPad productivity apps

A series of demonstrations videos provide more details about the iPad's email application, as well as the Numbers, Pages and Keynote apps [ Full story from ZDNet UK News ]

Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Source Reveals Taller iPhone 4G LCD [Video]

Smart Phone Medic has published a video to show what they believe is a taller iPhone 4G LCD and Digitizer assembly. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Snowtape Lets You Records Internet Radio With Your iPhone

Snowtape lets you record fresh music from internet radio with your iPhone and play it back any time you like. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Apple Posts iPad Guided Tour Videos Online

Apple has posted 11 Guided Tour videos of the iPad and its featured applications [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

First Screenshots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Some early screenshots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac have been leaked online [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

NAVIGON Updates MobileNavigator With MyRoutes, Panorama View 3D

NAVIGON has updated MobileNavigator for iPhone with MyRoutes, Facebook and Twitter connectivity, as well as Panorama View 3D. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Apple Seeds iPhone OS 3.2 GM to Developers

Apple has seeded the iPhone OS 3.2 GM SDK to developers ahead of the iPad launch on Saturday. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

iPad Owners Will Only Get The Next Major Firmware Update Free

Apple has revealed that iPad owners will get the next major firmware release for free; however, they will have to pay for the following one. [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Apple Asks Developers to Submit iPad Apps for Final Review

Apple has sent an email to developers asking them to submit their iPad apps for final review by March 31, 5 PM PDT [ Full story from iClarified - Apple News ]

Tomena Sanner - review

A portion of a Pixlbit review… For fans of weird Japanese titles such as Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy. However, if you are looking for a title that will last you a decent amount of time you may want to skip on this. Full review here


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iPhone Chart Toppers: Justin Bieber Attacks!!! [Igaming]

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iPad Games: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide to Apple's iPad [Ipad]

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Best of FingerGaming: From muBlip to We Rule

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Apple unleashes four dozen free Snow Leopard fixes

Tiger loses out

Apple has released an update to Mac OS 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, that aims to fix issues with QuickTime X, OpenGL, Windows compatibility, printer and USB-device problems, and more.…

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Apple uncloaks deep details of 11 iPad apps

Holy tablet is not giant iPhone

Apple's iPad won't be available in the company's brick-and-mortar stores until this Saturday, but on Monday Cupertino added a series of videos to its website that provide more detail on the device's "magical and revolutionary" capabilities.…

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What We're Reading: iPad Fanboys and Facebook Likeboys

Monday's roundup of technology news includes a look at the early boom in sales of Apple's iPad, changes at Facebook and the worst civic pitches to get free broadband from Google.

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An iPhone Remote Control: Simple But Not Useful

I-Got-Control is one of the easiest universal remote iPhone apps to configure and run. But you are paying to get ads.

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News: Leaked Documents Show Low iPad Inventories for Best Buy

Apple’s iPad will be available at the company’s own retail locations on April 3 along with Best Buy locations around the U.S., but don’t expect to see many units in Best Buy stores on launch day. Leaked documents detailing Best Buy’s iPad launch day plans show the company will get only about 15 units per store, or about five of each Wi-Fi only model.

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Hot Forum Topic: Apple’s Game Changing iPad

Apple’s iPad is set to hit store shelves on April 3, so today TMO readers are talking about the impact the tablet device will have on the computer market as well as the company’s bottom line.

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First Screenshots of Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Surface


Boy Genius Report reports that it has received a gallery of screenshots showing off early versions of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite, scheduled for launch later this year.

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Promising iPad Apps: Mixr and iMockups

We've always maintained that the excitement behind the iPad has been the introduction of large screen multi-touch platform rather than a singular Apple-defined purpose. Over the weekend, we revealed that Filemaker's personal database application wil... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

MacUpdate Spring Bundle: Parallels and 9 Other Mac Apps for $49.99


A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate to promote their Mac application bundle deal. Their latest bundle delivers at least 10 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $376 value if all purchased separately) including:

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Brightcove plans iPad-friendly HTML5 video for NY Times

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/brightcovehtml5.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Brightcove landed a significant blow to Adobe this morning by unveiling the Brightcove Experience for HTML5. The feature will give all of the company's partners the option of playing plugin-free H.264 video on any device with an advanced browser, including the iPad as well as the iPhone OS and Android 2.x phones. Movies can include embedded ads and a fully customized interface, and the service can auto-detect browsers to steer users to the right version....

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Jobs' health worth $25 billion to Apple?

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/jobspoint.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />The health of Steve Jobs may be extremely critical to Apple's monetary worth, a new Barron's report claims. Compiling its annual 30 Most Respected CEOs list, on which Jobs is present, the publication notes that stock value dropped when word came out of the CEO's medical problems; the executive was forced to take a six-month leave of absence during 2009. Particularly considering that Apple's market value recently topped $200 billion, Jobs' life is estimated by Barron's to be worth...

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Early Office 2011 for Mac images emerge

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/outlookmac.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Some early screenshots of Microsoft's Office 2011 for Mac have been leaked, a report claims. Not the least because the updated software is only due late this year, the shots are said to represent early code, still in transition to a final Cocoa-based form. Of special note may be Outlook, which is replacing Entourage and employs a streamlined design paired with the ribbon interface first introduced for Office on Windows. Several of the screenshots can be seen below....

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Microsoft in patent suit over Zune HD's buy-from-radio

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/zunehd-radio.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Microsoft late last week was sued for allegedly infringing on patents with the Zune HD's radio app. Illinois-based Edward Yavitz has claimed that the buy-from-radio feature, which lets users tag identified songs on FM or HD Radio and buy them from the Zune Marketplace, copies similar technology that Yavitz patented in 2002. He purportedly contacted Microsoft unsuccessfully about licensing the technology early and billed it as a way of preempting Apple....

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Video allegedly shows taller 2010 iPhone LCD

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/4gsml.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />A video posted by the repair company SmartPhoneMedic allegedly shows the LCD and digitizer assembly for an upcoming iPhone design. The components show a similar overall appearance to a glass facade recently obtained by a different repair company, iResQ. Side-by-side comparisons with an iPhone 3G display indicate a slightly longer design with the unconfirmed panels....

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Cryptic new iPhone rumor hints 960x640 display [U]

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/iphone3gs-2sm.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />(Update: name and ship date rumors) An unusual rumor Monday night suggests that the screen will be the focus. In commenting on the apparent leak of Verizon iPhone plans, John Gruber oddly mentioned a list of specs he claimed were missing from the mention of the GSM phone expected in the summer that centered on the display: it would have a 960x640 screen, or four times the resolution of the current 480x320 model....

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Valve eyeing Steam for Mac beta testers

Valve Software is looking for beta testers for its upcoming Steam for Mac online store and its selection of first-party titles.

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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Golden Master

<img align='left' src='http://photos.macnn.com/news/1003/sdk.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />Apple on Monday released the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK GM (Golden Master), which will serve as the final version of the kit. Developers can also now download the official iPad 3.2 firmware and corresponding licensing agreement. The agreement hints at terms for future firmware upgrades....

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Brightcove converts Time, NYT Flash video to HTML5 for iPad

Brightcove's partnerships with The New York Times and Time magazine will allow HTML5 to seamlessly replace Adobe Flash video content on the publications' Web sites for compatibility with Apple's iPad.

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Apple's iPad iBookstore offers low-cost e-book self publishing

Self-publishing authors will be able to offer their titles on Apple's iBookstore for the iPad at almost no cost, potentially breaking down the barriers for independent writers who want to sell their work across the globe.

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iTunes 9.1 rumored to add e-book support for iPad launch

An incremental update to Apple's iTunes desktop media application is rumored to coincide with Saturday's iPad launch, bringing support for e-books as well as improved "Genius" mixes and automatic bitrate conversion for audio files.

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Apple offers guided tours of iPad software with new videos

In-depth video demonstrations of the iPad software including Safari browser, iBooks, Keynote, Pages and Numbers have been posted on Apple's Web site days before the hardware will be available for consumers to purchase.

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New Office 11 for Mac sports dense ribbons of buttons

Screenshots of Microsoft's 2011 version of its productivity suite for Mac have appeared, highlighting a more serious user interface appearance and the Vista Ribbon.

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Stocks to Watch: Stocks in focus for Tuesday

Among the shares expected to see active trade in Tuesday's session are Apple, LDK Solar, SAIC, and Sealy. [ Full story from MarketWatch.com - Top Stories ]

Get Ready For The iPad

Apple's tablet computer is set to launch April 3--amid plenty of hype. [ Full story from Forbes.com News ]

Apple delays shipping of some iPad tablet computer pre-orders

Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer hits U.S. shelves on Saturday, but fans who want the new touch-screen gadget shipped directly to them must wait a week.


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