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iTunes gets social, launches Ping social music discovery service

September 1st, 2010

Today, Apple announced that iTunes 10 would be getting a new icon and new social feature called Ping. Ping was described by Apple’s CEO as “Twitter and Facebook meets iTunes.” The new Ping feature allows you to create a virtual group of friends, within iTunes, who you can share music likes, dislikes, and recommendations with. Ping …

Apple to live stream music-event keynote today

September 1st, 2010

Live blogs are cool, but live video streams are way better. Late yesterday, Apple announced that they would broadcast today’s music-event keynote live via the web. The event starts at 10:00 AM PT and rumors of several new iPods, an Apple TV, an iLife update, and iOS 4 for the iPad have been predicted by …

Bloomberg: new Apple TV product to have Netflix streaming

August 31st, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is “preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers” and that the aforementioned box “will include [streaming] movies from Netflix.” Bloomberg cites “three people with knowledge of the plans and continues: “The streaming service would be available on the revamped version of Apple TV, due to …

New iPhone 4 antenna design due at the end of September, addresses attenuation?

August 31st, 2010

Mexican technology site canal-mx is reporting that Apple will be reengineering its iPhone 4 antenna design and that the redesigned handsets will be available after September 30th. The news comes courtesy of Marco Quatorze, Tecel’s Director of Value Added Services. Telcel recently began offering the iPhone 4 to its customers and Mr. Quatorze was on the record when …

Palm releases Facebook 1.3 for webOS

August 31st, 2010

Today, Palm announced an update to its webOS Facebook application, version 1.3. The update brings with it selectable news feeds, revised photo tagging, support for landscape viewing, the ability to clear multiple notifications, and fan pages. We have more details on some of the changes after the bounce. webOS aficionados, let us know your thoughts.

Gmail adds Priority Inbox to repertoire

August 31st, 2010

Last night, Google announced the addition of a Priority Inbox to its Gmail email service. As Google explains: Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred” and “Everything else.” As messages come in, Gmail automatically flags some of them as important. Gmail uses a variety of signals to predict which messages …

Gorgeous, mysterious, EVO-ish HTC device headed for Verizon

August 27th, 2010

Remember that Verizon Wireless roadmap we leaked? Well, it’s all coming together pretty nicely. We have just got our hands on images of one of the upcoming HTC devices we wrote about. Our source describes the phone as being an EVO in a larger and more polished Nexus One body; brushed aluminum, very upper end …

Google makes Gmail calling official

August 25th, 2010

Well that didn’t take long. This morning we told you about a rumor that Google was working on a feature that would allow Gmail users to call residential and mobile phones right from within the web-based email client. Now, five hours later, that feature has become official. As Google explains: Starting today, you can call any phone …

Amazon selling Samsung Captivate for a penny

August 25th, 2010

Last week, AmazonWireless had the Samsung Vibrant on sale for one, shiny penny. Now, this week, it looks like the gang over at A.W. are giving the Samsung Captivate the same treatment. If you’re up for a new 2-year contract, or are porting your number over to the Death Star, you can pick up the …

Google officially announces multiple account toggling in Gmail

August 5th, 2010

Over the past few days, tech sites have been reporting that some Gmail users were seeing a new option in their email web-settings that allowed them to switch between multiple Gmail accounts without logging out. Today, Google has made this new feature official. On the official Gmail Blog, Engineering Director Macduff Hughes wrote: “You can …