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Samsung Says The New Galaxy S4 Is “The iPhone Killer”

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  Let the smartphone wars begin! The smart people over at Samsung laid the ‘smackdown’ on the poor folks at Apple on Thursday night. The South Korean tech giant unveiled its new Galaxy S4 smartphone before a nearly packed house at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall that had several users vowing to switch […]

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Google’s Android v Apple’s IPhone & Facebook

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Remeber when Google was just a search engine ? CNN reports that in an interview with Bloomberg, Google chairman Eric Schmidt has declared Android the winner in its mobile war with Apple. Android captured 72% of the worldwide market share in the third quarter, while Apple took 14%. In an interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt said […]

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The Truth About iTunes and Artist/Producer Royalties

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Is iTunes really a good idea for the indie artist ?   Kid Rock is a major and he boycotted selling his music on iTunes.   Not sure if this is 100% accurate, but if so, it certainly makes you wonder why artists are drawn to iTunes. Q. “How much of a 99-cent iTunes download […]

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Bad Apple – CEO Tim Cook Responds To Horrific Worker Conditions In China

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  The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook responded to the story that the New York Times ran on workers at Apple manufacturing plants in China being poisoned and in some cases dying while Apple brings in record quarterly profits. An email was sent out from Cook to executives at Apple saying, “What we will not […]

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Siri: The Horror Movie | News Burner Video of the Day

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Siri is by far the hottest thing going. Yesterday walking around Saint Augustine I could hear a guy asking his iPhone where the best place to eat around the area was. It’s still fairly weird to the Rodfree household. With that in mind… what would happen if… If Apple’s hands-free assistant Siri one day turned […]

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LifeProof IPhone Case: The Four Proofs !

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    I recently purchased the iPhone 4 and I was terrified of damaging my new phone. If  I were to break my iPhone before my two-year contract was up, I would have to spend nearly 600 dollars for a replacement. On the other hand,  it’s a horrible feeling to have the pressure of keeping such […]

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The Notorious Siri Raps Hypnotize | News Burner Video of the Day

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SiriProxy is used to intercept the communication with Apple’s servers. Based on your song request, Notorious Siri then sends your choice of Notorious B.I.G.’s Hypnotize and an a-cappella rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to the device (the latter requiring 4 iPhones 4S). Siri’s speech synthesis is synced to the beat using the timestamps obtained from […]

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Thinking Different for 35 Years.

35 Years of Apple Consumer Products | Infographic

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In the last 35 years, Apple has introduced a myriad of products and devices, some very successful, some, not so much. Artist Mike Vasilev created this infographic for Mashable, highlighting the major Apple product releases and design changes from 1976 through 2011. What is your favorite Apple design of all time?

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News Burner Video of the Day | iPhone Launched into Space

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A father and son from Brooklyn, New York sent an iPhone into the stratosphere on October 2010 to record a video of the earth’s curvature. The two spent eight months researching and testing their homemade craft, which was made of a weather balloon and a Styrofoam case for the iPhone, before launching. The phone apparently […]

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News Burner Video of the Day | Real Life Angry Birds

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Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple’s iOS in December 2009.Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store,which has prompted the company […]

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The Big Apple gets another Apple! (store)

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I live and work in New York City, and for the last few months this giant huge black walled construction has been going on in Grand Central. Which has had many commuters confused and a little worried.  After all Grand Central has gone through many changes some good, some bad but now thankfully the space is beautiful.  So it […]

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Apple iPhone 5 Rumors | Infographic

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Apple products have gone from being innovative technological tools to a children’s toy. Nonetheless the tech giant continues to pump out a new iPhone almost every year and subsequently collects a ton of cash in the process. So what is next for Apple? The iPhone 5 of course. Although details are a little scarce, the […]

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What in the blue hell is the iCloud?

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Anyone who is not a tech geek must have asked this question at one time or another. What exactly is the iCloud? Well by defenition, the iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service[2][3][4] from Apple Inc. announced on June 6, 2011 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The service allows users to store data […]

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Adobe confirms mobile Flash is Dead…

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Adobe has confirmed that it will cease development of Flash on mobile devices, saying that it will instead focus on HTML5 and apps for mobile platforms. According to Mobile Beat: The announcement comes after Apple boldly chose not to support Flash on the iPhone in 2007, citing concerns about the technology’s performance. Now it seems […]

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News Burner Video of the Day | 11/08/2011

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Ah the iPad… the revolutionary, technological monster that has taken over the homes of many Americans. What can be said about this Apple product that has not been said before… just ask College Humor. Brilliance… sheer brilliance.

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I’ve been using the iPhone 4s now at work, for two weeks and its a lot of fun.  After a while it starts to learn your voice, your preferences and all of the this “magic” happens behind the scenes on the Apple servers. Now courtesy of Steve Jobs Biography it appears that Siri is destined to a new HD Apple TV.  […]

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Not So Smart Cover!

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I found this little video on one of my favorite web sites for nerds. UBERGIZMO.  The video details what frankly is the biggest security hole in Apples iPad 2 I have ever seen. Basically if you have an iPad a Smart Cover and a secure screen locked iPad2 people can STILL get to your iPad even after it is locked! […]

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Steve Jobs Biography Tidbits

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Steve Jobs biography went on sale today and according to Amazon.com, it’s already breaking records. For years Jobs maintained his personal life private and insisted on not giving interviews that were too inviting. Seven years ago though, he insisted on being as open as possible with biographer Walter Isaacson. Jobs didn’t tell many people at […]

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Biggest Complaints | iPhone 4S

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Well it was bound to happen. ‘Antennagate’ was the big issue with the iPhone 4 but now 5new gripes have popped up about the massively successful smart phone. According to CNN, these little ‘issues’ are pissing off customers: 1. Slow service on Sprint The big news on the carrier front for the iPhone 4S was […]

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Bend & Blend!

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It’s great to know that there is a web site that goes against the massive consumerism that we all suffer from.  A web site that stands up against all the gadgets and toys that we must have.  I am of course talking about Will It Blend.  A site dedicated to the complete and utter destruction […]

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“Open the pod bay doors HAL.”

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The new iPhone 4s has a voice, and that voices name is SIRI! Not only does it have a voice it also; it seems, has a great sense of humor! Check out the link to the MSN Technology site. I’ve tried a few of these commands on a colleague’s iPhone 4s and they do work. […]

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Even Samsung’s Lawyers need to be Fired

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So here’s the deal… Apple has complained that Samsung has blatantly stolen their iPad design and, in doing so, developed the Galaxy tablet. Because of this, the tech monster has taken little old Samsung to court and a judicial war is ensuing as we speak… Too bad Samsung’s lawyers have screwed up their argument on […]

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Siri | Will she really listen to you?

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It’s October 14th, iPhone 4S day, and all the hardcore Maconites (yes I made that up) are foolish enough to stand in line for hours for a damn phone. Why? Well in my opinion, only one thing… Siri. What is Siri? Siri is a new app that will be included with the iPhone 4S. This […]

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The BlackBerry Blackout

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Don’t worry BlackBerry, I got your back. BlackBerry suffered a worldwide setback over the past 3-4 days . . . it didn’t work . . ouch !   BlackBerry has been a major tool throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. As Reuters reports: “Inside a three-story building in Slough, England, engineers have been racing […]

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5 Rumors About the Samsung Nexus Prime

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The smartphone war rages on between Apple and well, everyone else. According to Engadget, Google and Samsung will unveil the so-called Nexus Prime on Oct. 19 during All Things Digital’s first Asia conference in Hong Kong. Android VP Andry Rubin and Samsung EVP of product marketing Won-Pyo Hong will be in attendance. Rumors about the […]

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