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Apple angling for unlimited downloads of purchased music?

March 4th, 2011

According to a report filed by Bloomberg, Apple is working with record labels to make music tracks purchased via its iTunes Music Store more accessible. The report, which cites multiple anonymous sources, claims that the digital store creator wants to provide music purchasers with the ability to re-download tracks they’ve bought an unlimited number of times. The functionality …

HTC Merge gets rubber-stamped by FCC

March 3rd, 2011

It looks like the recently announced HTC Merge has been given the U.S. government’s stamp of approval. Spotted at the FCC, the HTC handset has been long rumored to hit Verizon Wireless’ lineup. The extended lag time between the device’s discovery and unveiling — along with the deafening silence in between — led many to …

Apple announces availability of iOS 4.3, March 11th

March 2nd, 2011

After a month long stint in beta-land, Apple’s latest iteration of iOS — version 4.3 — has been rubber-stamped and pronounced ready for public consumption. Demoing the new code at the company’s iPad 2 event today, VP of Engineering Scott Forstall showcased several of the updates new features, including Wi-Fi hotspot creation, a new Photobooth app, and Home Sharing …

Microsoft makes Windows 7 Service Pack 1 available to public

February 22nd, 2011

Looking to make your Windows 7 rig even better? Love service packs? You’re in luck! Today, Microsoft made Service Pack 1 for its Windows 7 desktop operating system available to the general public. The update weighs in at a hefty 1.95GB and packs a treasure trove of improvements and optimizations. If you’re not interested in waiting for Windows Update …

Sprint: Froyo coming to the Samsung Epic 4G on February 21st

February 18th, 2011

Fear not Epic 4G owners, Sprint has not forsaken thee. Via the company’s community site, Sprint has announced that the Samsung Epic 4G will be updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo) starting on February 21st — just like we reported on Thursday. The post also notes that “All users should have access to Android 2.2 by …

Google brings native Translate app to iOS

February 8th, 2011

Today, Google announced the availability of a new Translate app for Apple’s iPhone. The app gives users the ability to speak to translate, listen to spoken translations, and utilize a full-screen mode. Currently, the application accepts voice input for 15 languages and can translate more than 50 languages. “The app also includes all of the major features …

Here’s where the Verizon iPhone falls short

January 11th, 2011

Allow us to bring you up to speed in case you missed it — Verizon Wireless just announced that it will finally begin carrying the iPhone 4 starting on February 10th. It’s kind of a big deal. There are definitely plenty of positives tied to the Verizon iPhone, of course. For starters, choice is always …