Archive for October, 2010

Apple close iOS rental transfer loophole with new iTunes T&Cs

Apple close iOS rental transfer loophole with new iTunes T&Cs

Apple has tightened its iTunes rental T&Cs, removing a loop-hole that allowed TV shows to be transferred between the iPad and other iOS devices.  The new agreement, paidContent spotted, now refers to generic "content" rather than differentiating between movies and TV shows, and basically means that anything rented from your iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV or iPad is now only available on that device.

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Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple has jumped RIM in the top five mobile phone vendor rankings, with strong iPhone sales giving them the number four position and pushing the BlackBerry maker into fifth place.  The news follows Apple CEO Steve Jobs' dismissive report on RIM during his company's recent financial results call, and also signifies an even more significant fall from grace by Sony Ericsson, which has dropped from the IDC tracker for the first time since 2004.

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Notion Ink Adam battery drain list tips HD video streaming

Notion Ink Adam battery drain list tips HD video streaming

Battery estimates from manufacturers usually hover in-between "hopelessly outlandish" and only "if you leave the device in your pocket", so it's good to see Notion Ink being upfront about their Adam slate's power limitations.  After saying that with "normal" use the Pixel Qi equipped tablet managed 15+ hours of runtime, the company has now put together a list of ways in which you can gnaw that down to just 6hrs.  As you might expect, heavy use of HD video, GPS, the camera or Flash can all be relied on.

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HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

HTC HD7 gets microSD transplant after hidden card reader discovered

With no iFixit teardown of HTC's HD7 in sight, the::unwired took matters into their own hands and opened up the 4.3-inch Windows Phone 7 device to see if, like the Samsung Focus, it had a hidden memory card slot.  Perhaps unsurprisingly it does, with HTC having used a Class 2 8GB microSD to give the HD7 its chunk of internal storage.  Even better, they were able to swap it out for a different card, and have Windows Phone 7 recognize it.

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Google Maps 4.6 brings real-time Latitude to Android

Google Maps 4.6 brings real-time Latitude to Android

Google Maps has seen an overnight update, taking the Android app to v4.6 and throwing in features like (optional) real-time Latitude updates.  There's also a redesign for Place pages, looking more like their desktop equivalents and having separate sections for expert and user reviews, together with the ability to filter through some search results according to neighborhood, related searches and even which businesses are currently open.

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The Daily Slash: October 28th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 28th 2010

Apple gets sued, sues the people that are suing them, and think about selling their phones from their website. T-Mobile myTouch 4G gets introduced officially by T-Mobile, Toys'R'Us sell a 90 pound tablet, and there's a giant red Android roaming the streets of Sydney. Panasonic kills analog turntables (+ my heart), Verizon and AT&T start selling iPads, and we've got about a million unboxings, reviews, and compare threads. All this and MORE on todays DAILY SLASH!

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