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Apple Store down; MacBook Pro updates imminent

February 24th, 2011

It looks like Apple is working behind the scenes to update its online web-store. The Cupertino company is expected to unleash updates to its 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Speculated improvements include faster Intel Core i3 and i7 processors, an Intel Light Peak (Thunderbolt) high-speed I/O port, an “HD” Facetime webcam, and an …

Nokia’s E7 hitting store shelves in ‘select markets’ starting this week

February 7th, 2011

In a short press release today, Nokia announced that its business-centric E7 handset would begin arriving in stores in “select markets” starting this week. The full-QWERTY, horizontal slide and tilt device boasts a 4-inch ClearBlack display, peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 16 GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel …

Mac App Store hands-on!

January 6th, 2011

Earlier this morning, Apple unleashed Mac OS X 10.6.6 which brought along with it the Mac App Store. Now that we’re rockin’ away on the latest OS version and have played with the App Store for Macs, we have some feedback. Join us for the ride, alright?

90 second song previews begin to trickle into iTunes Music Store

December 9th, 2010

Back in November, a leaked email from Apple to record label representatives indicated that 90 second song previews were in the works for the iTunes Music Store. Today, without much fanfare, the Cupertino company has begun to roll out the extended song previews to its digital music store. The site’s current top albums all have received the upgrade treatment, …

Google officially announces electronic bookstore

December 6th, 2010

Today, Google took the wraps off of its highly anticipated eBook store. With over 3 million books in its catalog, the electronic bookstore — simply named Google Books —  is aiming to take a piece of an anticipate $1 billion business in 2011. As the press release reads: We designed Google eBooks to be open. …

WSJ: Google preparing to open digital bookstore, Google Editions

December 1st, 2010

A report filed by the Wall Street Journal indicates that Google, Inc. will be opening an online eBook store in the near future. Scott Dougall, a Google product director, told The Journal that the new store “is set to debut in the U.S. by the end of the year and internationally in the first quarter of next …

Android Market to require content ratings on apps

November 24th, 2010

A recent post by Google seems to indicate that the company will require application content ratings on all present and future applications listed in the Android Market. “Please use our application ratings to help users determine whether your application and its content is appropriate for them,” reads the post. “This includes all the content in …

T-Mobile branded Dock Connector cables arriving at certain retail stores

November 5th, 2010

Any T-Mobile fans out there looking for some fresh iPhone-rumor fodder? TMoNews is reporting that several T-Mobile retail locations are starting to receive T-Mobile branded Dock Connector cables; a 30-pin cord which is currently only used by Apple’s iPods, iPads, and iPhones. T-Mobile has publicly stated that it would support unlocked iPhones on its network …

U.S. iTunes Music store extending song previews to 90 seconds

November 3rd, 2010

According to blog Symphonic Distribution, Apple will be extending the length of song previews in its U.S. iTunes Music store from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. The information comes courtesy of an email being sent around to “label representatives” that reads: We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the …