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Qik announces Qik Video Connect iPhone app, launches today

March 15th, 2011

Have you been a fan of Qik, yet kind of depressed its live streaming iPhone app has fallen by the way side? Qik has just announced that it has a brand new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, and it’s called Qik Video Connect. Qik Video Connect streams live video like you’re used to, …

Enabling iPad 2 multitouch gesture support takes $5, one click [updated]

March 14th, 2011

Apple has been testing multitouch gestures for quite a while, and we reported in January that this will likely lead to Apple ultimately ditching the home button on future iPad and iPhone devices. The feature, which simplifies certain tasks such as app switching, still isn’t available to the general public. But as it turns out, …

Bloomberg: Microsoft to discontinue the Zune

March 14th, 2011

According to Bloomberg’s Dina Bass, Microsoft will discontinue selling its Zune music player sometime this year. Launched in 2006, the Zune was Microsoft’s response to Apple’s iPod music player and offered us our first look at the Metro UI — the user interface now present on Windows Phone devices. According to Bass, the company will refocus …

HTC Flyer tablet production to exceed 1 million units in initial run

March 14th, 2011

Citing industry sources, Taiwan Economic News reports that HTC has high hopes for its debut tablet, the HTC Flyer. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month, the HTC Flyer is an Android 2.4-powered slate with a 7-inch touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz processor, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera rear camera and a …

Phil Schiller: White iPhone coming ‘this spring’

March 14th, 2011

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, has reaffirmed that his company does plan to release a white iPhone “this spring.” Responding to a user question on Twitter — of all places — the VP stated, “The white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).” Apple is expected to …

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March 13th, 2011

March 7th – March 13th iOS 4.3 to be released at 10AM today; personal hotspot supports 5 connections? ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet now available from ViewSonic iPad 2 launch attracting crowds at Fifth Avenue Apple Store in NYC Sprint in talks to acquire T-Mobile USA, report claims Apple iPad 2 hands-on! Apple considering aluminum design …

iOS, BlackBerry OS fall at Pwn2Own

March 11th, 2011

Add Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS to the list of victims at this year’s Pwn2Own challenge. Conference veteran Charlie Miller, along with Dion Blazakis, deployed an exploit to iOS 4.2.1 through a vulnerability in Safari. By navigating to a custom-made webpage, the duo were able to execute remote code and gain access …

Purported iPhone 5 images show larger screen, same design

March 11th, 2011

Site iDealsChina has published CAD renderings of what it claims to be Apple’s next generation iPhone, the iPhone 5. The “mold engineering drawings” depict a device that looks very similar to the iPhone 4 — complete with an external antenna design — but add a larger display panel with thinner borders. The site is reporting that …

LookTel Money Reader: The iPhone as a tool for the blind [video]

March 10th, 2011

In January 2009, legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder went to the Consumer Electronics Show and asked companies to consider the blind when building their wares. At the time, Wonder had the iPhone in mind — and Apple would answer the call. The company made its popular smartphone much more accessible to the blind in its subsequent …