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[Update] iPad to come out on April 3 in US – “late April” for AUS release

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BREAKING NEWS: Wanting to know when the Apple iPad was going to be released? Well, now you have your answer. Apple sent out a press release today announcing that the tablet will be on sale from April 3 for the Wi-Fi models. If you want some 3G connectivity, you will have to wait until later in that month. Pre-orders start on March 12. If you’re in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, […]

Apple audit reveals child labour, underpaid employees

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An audit commissioned by Apple on its suppliers has found that three facilities had hired employees that were 15 years old in countries where the minimum age of employment is sixteen; along with eight facilities charging agency recruitment fees in excess of legal limits. While not named, it is assumed the factories that have failed in Apple’s audit were in China, the home of where most of Apple goods are […]

BBC to launch applications for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone

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The BBC has announced that it will be producing two new applications – one for its News division and another for its Sport website – for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms in a bid to rival other news organisations that offer similar applications. According to Neowin, the News and Sports apps will be released in April and June respectively; and both applications will heavily use rich content, like video […]

Who’s not happy about Flash on the iPad? Adobe!

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While reaction is mixed about the iPad – mainly on why do we actually need it and the name of the product – t has a lot of features. However, one of them is not Flash – and that has made Adobe a bit pissed off since they continuously advocating for Flash on iPhone, and it looks like it would be the same for the iPad. The lack of Adobe […]

Apple announces iPad – pricing starts at $499

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BREAKING STORY: Apple has announced the iPad, its much-rumoured Apple tablet device. It will feature a 1GHz processor dubbed the “A4″, and it is an in-house processor. The screen is not a 10-inch, but it is close to it – a LED-backlit 9.7-inch IPS display; and is only 0.5-inch in thickness and weighs only 1.5 pounds. The device will also feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and an accelerometer so you can […]

McGraw-Hill CEO confirms tablet?

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Turns out, when you’re going to keep a product a secret, its best not to let your partner’s executives or CEOs ruin the surprise. In an interview with CNBC, the CEO of publishing company McGraw-Hill admitted that the company has made books that would be heading for the Apple tablet; while also revealing that it will have the iPhone OS – so now you can play Tap Tap Revolution on […]

Apple posts 50 percent jump in earnings, now a “$50+ billion company”

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Apple has beaten Wall Street expectations after posting its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009. The Cupertino-based company posted a overall profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.74 per share – an increase of 50 percent from the same time last year. As well, its overall revenue was up – $15.68 billion from $11.88 billion from last year. In its product lineup, Mac and iPhone sales increased, while sales […]

iPhone may end AT&T exclusivity to be on all carriers

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RUMOUR MILL: iPhone users in America might not need to subscribe to the AT&T network as Apple is planning to release the iPhone to all US mobile carriers within the next 18 months ahead of its announcement where the much-rumoured Apple Tablet is expected to be revealed. This would end the exclusive deal with AT&T and could double or triple the number of devices sold, according to an analyst at […]

Rumour: AT&T and Verizon to carry Apple Tablet

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Will it be Verizon or will it be AT&T? Both companies compete in the mobile sector in the United States and are fiercely competitive – with AT&T having the iPhone and Verizon having the Droid. As both look to compete in securing the rights to sell the Apple Tablet on their networks, who would be the victor? Turns out, it would be both – according to Fox News – as […]

Rumour: Apple Tablet to go to Verizon

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RUMOUR MILL: The hotly rumoured Apple Tablet device is said to make its way to Verizon when the device is set to be release by Apple in the Spring or Summer, according to The Street. This comes after news of the tablet will feature a Qualcomm-produced wireless chip that would work on the CDMA network. The device will also not be running Qualcomm’s SnapDragon processor, despite it being used in […]

Bing could replace Google as Safari default search

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Apple is currently in talks with rival Microsoft to replace Google with Bing as its default search engine on the iPhone, according to two sources talking to BusinessWeek. The deal could also see a small dent to Google’s profits from mobile search, as it currently makes money from showing advertising. However, in order for Microsoft to take over from Google, as BusinessWeek notes, it would have to give Apple more […]

Apple confirms Jan 27 event

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Little late on the bandwagon, but Apple has confirmed that there will be a press event on January 27 at 10:00AM Pacific. Location has also been confirmed to be at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre in San Francisco. While we’re not going to speculate what is going to happen, do you think an Apple Tablet announcement could happen? Or maybe a new iPhone OS 4.0? Oh, and […]

France Telecom confirms Apple tablet? [Updated]

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Turns out, the French aren’t that really good in keeping a secret after all. France Telecom executive St├ęphane Richards has revealed that France Telecom, which runs the Orange network in the country and is one of the carriers in France to sell the iPhone, will sell the Apple tablet – confirming its existence, according to a video posted on NowhereElse.fr. Richards also confirmed, after being asked by journalist Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, […]

Apple tablet may come with multitouch iWork version

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Apple is said to have spent a couple of years working on a multitouch version of their office suite for Mac OS X, iWork, that could be included on the much-rumoured tablet device, according to the New York Times, citing conversations with “several former Apple employees” who had a role in developing the tablet device. Like previously-rumoured, the Apple tablet will have a steep learning curve, with users having to […]

Tablet Rumours: Apple snubs Intel, may have huge learning curve

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RUMOUR MILL: With the coverage of CES, we don’t want to forget about the Apple rumours. The Rumour Mill is abuzz with news that Intel has been snubbed by Apple as it has decided to use its own chips to power its own tablet. That’s coming from an analyst from Northeast Securities, via TheStreet.com, based on conversations with partners that were manufacturing the tablet. The chip has been designed by […]