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Twitter introduces massively redesigned website

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Social Media

We know tons of people that prefer using third-party apps because the Twitter homepage is a bit too basic, but it looks like the company just threw that line of thinking right out the window. Dubbed ‘The New Twitter,’ the Twitter website has received a much-needed overhaul, and the end result is that it looks and feels very similar to Twitter for iPad…but in a browser. Get a look at it in action in the video above. The new design is rolling out to users as we speak.


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Apple reveals iTunes 10 with Ping social network

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Apple, Internet, Music, Software

iTunes 10 Ping

Apple announced that 10 is available today at their , and they’ve overhauled the old logo as well, eliminating the CD. The biggest news of iTunes 10, however, comes in the form of Ping, a social network along the lines of Last.fm. With Ping, iTunes 10 will allow you to follow people in similar fashion to Twitter, and add friends with compatible tastes in music. In addition, you will be able to comment on peoples pages, and have access to custom songs and album charts, and over 17,000 concert listings. Look for Ping to also grace your iPhone and iPod touch inside the iTunes app. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Netflix arrives on iPhone and iPod touch

Netflix iPhone streaming

Well, it took them a couple months longer than expected, but as of today, the iOS Netflix app now supports the iPhone and iPod touch. When it first launched, the app was made available only for users, with the promise that it would be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch during the iOS 4 Apple event. Well, now it’s here, so hit the link for the download. While the app is free, you do need a Netflix account to view the content, naturally.

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Apple music event scheduled for September 1 - bring on the new iPods

Sept 1 Apple Event guitar

Well hey, looks like the annual Apple music-related event is happening right on time, if not a bit early this year. A week from now, Apple will be taking over the Internet to tell us all about their new products. We are sure we will see the iPod line get a total refresh, highlighted by a Retina Display-packing . There’s also the rumored -to-iTV refresh, and you’ve just gotta believe that we will get word on the release of for the iPad…we are in need of folders on ours in a major way. We will have all the action for you as it unfolds next week.


Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser video

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Videos

Okay, we knew that the Galaxy Tab was real, but it’s been pretty much shrouded in secrecy, until now. Samsung has unleashed an official teaser video, giving us mere glimpses of the Galaxy Tab, er, tablet device. What do we now know? Well, for starters, it’s got a 7-inch display (same as the rumored upcoming miniaturized ,) Android 2.2 Froyo, video calling (implying a front-facing camera,) Swype, HD movie playback, built-in ebook reader, GPS, and Flash support. The full reveal comes on September 2nd, which is nine days away. Seriously, we can’t wait.


Best Buy Focusing on Tablets This Holiday Season

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

Best Buy tablets

While the tablet industry hasn’t exactly skyrocketed yet, Best Buy is gearing for change this holiday season. With the Apple’s   being the pioneer for pushing tablets into the spotlight, other new tablets (specifically those powered by Windows 7) will be popping up soon this holiday season, and Best Buy is set to capitlize on the tablet surge. Shawn Score, the president of Best Buy Mobile stated “we will have a great assortment of them. It won’t be 32, but it also won’t be one, like we have today.” Score further stated that “like e-readers over the last couple years, we think customers will think of Best Buy for tablets and expect us to have the right ones.” 

As of right now, entertainment giant Best Buy only carries the Apple tablet, but expect tablets from Samsung, Acer and Research In Motion to most likely grace Best Buy stores nationwide this holiday season.

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Latest Apple ad calls iPad delicious

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

Apple’s got a new commercial out, aiming to let us know all the things that the iPad is and can be. The ad is called “iPad is Delicious” and starts by showing off a cooking app, but it goes from there to show why it’s productive, artsy, current, friendly, learning, and yes, even magical. Check it out above. Here’s a list of a few of the apps featured in the ad:

Photo Cookbook
Star Walk
The Elements
Fruit Ninja HD
MathBoard
FlipBoard

Edit: If you were wonder what song was featured in the ad, it’s Never Stop by Chilly Gonzales.


Cyber Acoustics IC-1000BK iPad case stand review

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The interesting thing about the is that so many people use it in so many different ways, that there are a myriad of different case designs available. For us, we like a case that doubles as both a low stand for typing, and an upright stand for viewing video content. That’s why we generally liked the Apple iPad Case (see our Apple iPad Case video review) that the company released alongside their tablet. The folks over at Cyber Acoustics thought they could improve upon Apple’s take on the case stand with their iCover Leather iPad Cover/Case (IC-1000BK) accessory. It’s leather for starters, which is a nice touch, but is it worth it? Our thoughts after the break.

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iPhone hacker comex publishes JailbreakMe exploit code

JailbreakMe exploit source code

So you know that JailbreakMe site that let’s you jailbreak your iOS device? Well, Apple published an iPhone and iPad update today to plug that hole, and right after, iPhone hacker “comex” published the source code of the JailbreakMe site. Why is this relevant? Well, now any would-be evildoer has access to that exploit and can thusly infect any pre-iOS 4.0.2 device using the same exploit. So you have two options here if you want to stay safe. You can update to 4.0.2, or if you want to stay jailbroken, download the PDF Warning tool. One interesting thing in all this is that if you are running the original iPhone or iPod touch, Apple doesn’t have a fix for you. So you are essentially stuck with a vulnerable device unless you jailbreak it. How’s that for backwards?

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Apple releases iOS 4.0.2, fixes PDF exploit

iOS 4.0.2

Following up on their promise to quickly plug the gaping hole in MobileSafari that allowed a PDF exploit to jailbreak your iPhone using the JailbreakMe website, Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone, and 3.2.2 for the iPad. There don’t seem to be any other changes other than plugging that hole, and remember, if you are already jailbroken and want to stay that way, hold off on updating. To anyone else, go for it—the update awaits.


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