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Apple Looking Into Reports of Problems With iOS 4 on iPhone 3G

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is “looking into” reports of issues being experienced by iPhone 3G users who have upgraded to the company’s new iOS 4. Discussion forums at Apple, MacRumors, and elsewhere have been filling with reports from users experiencing problems with system responsiveness, battery drains, and overheating. The most common criticism is that the phone is …

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Apple Canada Retail Stores Open At 7AM For iPhone 4 Launch

Today, Apple finally updated their website for the company’s retail stores to reflect the iPhone 4 launch. Canadian Apple Retail stores will open at 7AM on Friday July 30, 2010 for the iPhone 4 launch. There will be lines and it is first come, first served. As we have said previously, there is a limit of two iPhones per customer. …

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DROID X gets one-click rooting tool

Want to root your DROID X? Find yourself confused by all these references to this mysterious adb program and its cryptic commands? If you are nodding your head in agreement, then you need to point your browser to the forums at Alldroid where member Sil3ntKi113 has packaged up a simple and easy rooting tool for Windows users. The application installs …

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RIM Stock On The Rise As The Market Awaits Upcoming Blackberry 9800

RIM stock rises as much as 4.5% Shares of Research In Motion jumped on Wednesday on speculation it would unveil a new touchscreen BlackBerry that could compete more effectively with Apple Inc’s iPhone and other smartphones. RIM is expected to announce the launch of the BlackBerry 9800 at a joint event with AT&T Inc in New York next Tuesday. AT&T …

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Licensing Service For Android Applications

Google has announced Android’s new strategy to defeat  piracy, an online “licensing service” that automatically contacts the Android Market when an app is launched. The new mechanism is available to developers now, becoming standard “over the next few months.”  Source: [ Gizmodo via Engadget] Download article as PDF

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R4 cartridges ruled illegal in the UK

London’s High Court has ruled that the sale, import and advertising of DS copying devices such as the R4 cartridge is illegal in the UK. The ruling was made against Playables Ltd, a supplier of gadgets and electronics devices to the UK, ordering defendant Wai Dat Chan to stop selling the items immediately. Playables had argued that the devices, readily …

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HTC China Push Could Pose Threat to IPhone

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has risen as a strong contender to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and other smartphones from Samsung Electronics and Nokia (NOK), the world’s two biggest handset makers. Now, the company is officially in the race to win over China’s increasing number of smartphone users. At a press conference Tuesday, HTC said it is launching four smartphone models under …

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RIM seen unveiling “iPhone killer” next week

Shares of BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd jumped early on Wednesday on speculation it is set to unveil a long-awaited touchscreen handset designed to battle Apple Inc’s popular iPhone. RIM is expected to announce the launch of the slider 9800 handset at a joint BlackBerry-AT&T Inc event in New York next Tuesday morning. “The timing makes sense (for …

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Best Buy to Offer iPhone 4 Customers Free Zagg Shield

Best Buy (BBY) offering a free side shield to anyone who has or will buy an iPhone 4 from it, retailer says, responding to concerns about the Apple (AAPL) phone’s antenna. Retailer says the Zagg (ZAGG) shield, which retails for $9.99, and free installation will also be offered to Reward Zone customers Source: DowJones Download article as PDF

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100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site

A folder containing more then 100 million facebook pages has surfaced on a torrent site. The near 3GB torrent file was collected by hacker Ron Bowes of Skull Security, who created a web crawler program that harvested data on users contained in Facebook’s open access directory, which lists all users who haven’t bothered to change their privacy settings to make their pages …

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Motorola taking more shots at Apple with new Droid X Ad

Another full page Droid X ad is hitting newspapers tomorrow and it takes a huge swing at Apple  and its  free bumper giveaway. At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it to work properly.  That’s why the DROID X comes with a dual antenna design.  The kind that allows you to hold the phone …

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Apple Releases iPhone OS 4.1 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple has released beta 2 of  iOS 4.1 that addresses minor bug fixes. The iPhone 4 proximity sensor issue does not appear to be fixed. Apple has said the proximity sensor will be addressed in a future software update Download article as PDF

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RIM Down 4.7% As Comments By Foreign Governments Weigh

TORONTO (Dow Jones)–Shares of Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) are down 4.7% Tuesday, at least in part on fears that its surging international growth could be crimped by foreign governments seeking access to content on the device. Concerns about the timing of the release of a key new BlackBerry device may also be weighing on the stock. Three …

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Blackberry 6

  To say RIM has a lot riding on BlackBerry 6 is an understatement. With new kids on the block like Android and iOS stepping in with lustworthy apps and attractive UIs, the BlackBerrys have been sitting in a corner BBMing everyone else at the party trying to convince them of its sustained utility. Regardless, the latest tease on the …

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