Thursday, June 23, 2011

We left off last week with an item about American Airlines moving toward issuing iPads to its pilots so that they don’t have to lug 35 pounds of paperwork and charts onto every flight.

That prospect prompted a warning from a pilot who works for another airline.

iPad for pilots

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

There’s been a lot of excitement over the recent iOS 5 announcements. A new notifications center, a promising new Reminder app and Wifi Sync are just a few of the awesome features that we can look forward to this fall.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell to a 26-month low on the Nasdaq after Morgan Keegan & Co. downgraded the stock, citing a new threat from Apple Inc. (AAPL) to RIM’s instant-messaging service.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Back in December I leased a 2011 Kia Sportage, and one of my favorite features by far is the Bluetooth stereo. No more messy cable running from my iPhone to the aux jack; now all my audio gets beamed automagically via Bluetooth.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

If you’re a nature lover, but not always so clear on which tree is which, you may be saved from having to thumb through nature books in the future. Leafsnap is the first mobile app that can identify a plant from a photograph of the plant’s leaf.

leafsnap Identifies Trees with a Photograph

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Microsoft is updating its search engine Bing to make it easier for Apple users to stumble across “that magic app that you never would have thought to search for.”

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An iPhone floats in the International Space Station’s cupola, in a promotional simulation by Odyssey Space Research.When the final space shuttle mission launches later this year, two iPhone 4s will be on board. The iPhones will be running an experimental app called SpaceLab for iOS, designed by Odyssey Space Research.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

overview_titleApple’s sweeping announcement Monday – in which its two primary platforms were overhauled and a third created – is a lot to digest. CEO Steve Jobs showed off only a small portion of what’s coming in iOS 5 and much of what we already knew about OS X 10.7 (Lion), and provided lots of details about iCloud, the company’s new set of online services.

icloud iPhone already works

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

For the past three years, Apple’s announced a new iPhone at its World Wide Developers Conference and made them available for purchase soon after. But Apple failed to announce the iPhone 5 at WWDC, leaving many early adopters with nothing to upgrade to as their contracts come up for renewal with AT&T.

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Whenever we speak to friends with BlackBerrys they always mention how much they love BBM, and in many cases, how its the “only thing” keeping them from switching from a BlackBerry to an iPhone. Well, BlackBerry users, prepare to make the switch. Apple just took the wraps off of iMessage, or to put it in another way: the Apple version of BBM.


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Mickel Solimani has the Orb. So even though he owns three Apple computers and an iPad, the iCloud is not rocking his world.

“It’s old, iCloud is not going to be anything new,” Solimani, 27, a Best Buy manager, said about Apple’s free new online storage and syncing service unveiled Monday.

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Apple highlighted 10 features of iOS 5 at its WWDC keynote Monday morning, but there are over 200 new features coming to iOS devices when the update arrives in July. Here are another five awesome things iOS 5 will do to shake up your iPhone or iPad.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

NNG LLC, a leading navigation solution provider and developer of the iGO primo® navigation software, and Blaupunkt, a leading brand for quality and innovative car radios, sound components and consumer electronics in Europe and worldwide, jointly announce the new New York 800 aftermarket infotainment unit with navigation and communication functions. Designed for the increasing number of upgradeable 2DIN car radio compartments, the New York 800 is already available in Germany, and will shortly be launched in other countries all over the world.

Blaupunkt Chooses iGO primo Navigation

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

generic-map-240-squareWouldn’t it be great if there was one mapping service that offers everything you need to plan a trip to somewhere you’ve never been?

Sure, map sites are generally pretty similar. You can see maps, find business listings, get driving directions, see images and stuff like that.

 Sygic GPS Navigation

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Combined research results of Newzoo and Distimo shows that games represent the largest single App-category on Apple App Stores, and account for half of the downloads of both free and paid Apps. In total, more than five million games a day were downloaded in the US and six European territories combined during March 2011.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two men believed to be responsible for stealing an SUV in Independence.

Police said the owner and her boyfriend were able to track the sport utility vehicle using a Find My Phone app installed on her iPhone that gave the phone’s location.

Couple tracks down own stolen SUV

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Though Apple first introduced the iPhone (and iOS, née iPhone OS) just a scant four years ago, the multitouch operating system already feels impressively mature. That maturity doesn’t mean iOS is flawless; there’s certainly room for improvement.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

The creators of South Park will open their 15th season tonight with an episode that calls out Apple and Steve Jobs over the growing concerns of iPhone and iPad GPS tracking and intrusions on personal information currently under investigation.

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The white iPhone 4 officially went on sale today and we had a lovely hands-on time with it this morning. We even went as far as snapping a shot of it next to a Samsung Galaxy S II.

fat white iPhone 4

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Apple is prepping the white iPhone 4 for an April 27 launch, according to reports, while photos posted on BGR sparked rumors of the iPhone on T-Mobile. With Apple’s white iPhone 4 all but confirmed to hit store shelves in the near future, the attention of the seemingly inexhaustible Apple rumor mill has shifted to a new topic: the possibility of the iPhone on T-Mobile.

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