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Apple set to open up AirPlay video to electronics manufacturers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Home Entertainment

AirPlayApple is reportedly interested in expanding its AirPlay audio-streaming technology to include video, and possibly licensing it to consumer-electronics manufacturers, according to a report.

Bloomberg reported that Apple already licenses the AirPlay technology to Pioneer Corp. and D&M Holdings.

Bloomberg quoted executives from Philips as well as Pioneer; the Philips executive was quoted as being interested in the technology, while the Pioneer executive …

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It’s official: I’m addicted to 4G

HTC Thunderbolt 4G

I'm addicted to 4G, and it could happen to you, too.

By now, almost everyone has seen TV commercials advertising 4G phones. Essentially, a 4G mobile hotspot lets you work anywhere as if you were at home or in the office with a …

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BlackBerry Playbook launches April 19 for $499, pre-order it now

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds

BlackBerry Playbook pre-order

The Wi-Fi version of the BlackBerry Playbook will be available at Best Buy and other retailers starting April 19, Research in Motion said today.

Best Buy is now accepting pre-orders for the device in stores and online. It's available in 16GB for $499, …

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Firefox 4 is here

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Software

Firefox 4Mozilla's popular open-source, community-developed browser has been updated to Firefox 4.0 today. Users can now download the significantly overhauled software in 75 languages from www.firefox.com. Versions are available for Windows (including the popular XP, shunned by the also-new Internet Explorer 9), Mac OS, and Linux.

The new browser version was announced on the Mozilla blog in a post lengthily titled "Mozilla Launches Firefox …

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iPad 2 available in 25 more countries this Friday

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Handhelds

iPad 2 March 25 launch

Apple said Tuesday that it is "experiencing amazing demand" for the iPad 2 in the U.S., and will move forward with plans to release the tablet in 25 additional countries on Friday, March 25.

Similar to the U.S. launch, the iPad 2 will go on sale abroad at 5pm local time, and will be available online at …

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Verizon 4G LTE network to reach 59 more cities by end of 2011

Verizon 4gVerizon Wireless on Tuesday announced an additional 59 markets that will have access to its 4G LTE network by year's end, including Tuscon, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Portland.

Verizon launched its LTE network in December with 39 markets, and unveiled 49 more at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, so Tuesday's announcement will bring the total number of cities with …

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Mac OS X 10.6.7 update now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard

Sure, Mac OS X Lion is getting all the hype, but Apple isn't resting on its Snow Leopard laurels, having just released 10.6.7. The update focuses on improving Back to My Mac, fixing some Mac App Store bugs, …

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MacBook Pro purchasers reporting problems with Thunderbolt and Cinema Displays

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Pro ThunderBolt problem

A series of rainclouds has descended over Apple. Purchasers of the company's latest Macbook Pros—featuring Intel's brand-new Thunderbolt ports—are reporting issues when they go to hook up their Apple Cinema Displays to their laptops via a Displayport-to-Thunderbolt connection.

"I have a new MBP with a thunderbolt port, which is connected to an Apple 24" cinema display, using the …

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AT&T Buys T-Mobile: Good for AT&T, Bad for Customers

AT&T T-Mobile Merger

AT&T just announced it will buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If the transaction gets approved by the government and closes in a year as planned, it will create the nation's largest wireless carrier by far.

While this is great news for both companies, it's an awful idea for consumers - and I desperately hope the US antitrust authorities …

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