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Why every Apple news byte seems to matter so much

Why every Apple news byte seems to matter so much

There's an addiction in the modern news reporting universe online to updates on details so very small that less than 10 years ago they'd never have left their respective sources lips. With Apple, we've got an addiction to details on the devices we're holding right this minute. Chances are, in fact, that you're working with a device right now that we've written about in the past 24 hours, and it doesn't just have to be an Apple device.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today Samsung sent out formal invites to its upcoming Galaxy Note II press event in New York City, and we were told that HTC will be backing out of the US tablet market, at least for a little while. RIM is trying to lure developers into BlackBerry 10 with a new "$10K Developer Committment," in which RIM says it will give developers $10,000 if their app reaches $1,000 in sales. RIM also opened up app submissions for BlackBerry 10 developers today, and we heard that the rumored LG Nexus 4 smartphone may be making its debut on October 29.

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BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

In a move that essentially means RIM is ready for business, BlackBerry App World has begun accepting submissions of BlackBerry 10 optimized apps today. This event marks one of the more important steps that must be taken before BlackBerry 10 may be released in the real world, and RIM is projecting themselves as a group that's ready and willing to start this engine with a bang. The announcement includes suggestions for developers to get in early so that their app may be featured in the first wave of "preferred carousel placements" at the launch of the operating system in early 2013.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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BlackBerry 10 not likely to launch until March 2013

BlackBerry 10 not likely to launch until March 2013

RIM has certainly seen their fair share of hardships the past couple of years, and the company's recent announcement of BlackBerry 10 did very little to gain back believers. However, RIM is still positive that the new OS update will push the company back into the spotlight, but we might have to wait a bit longer for that to happen. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that RIM may not officially launch BlackBerry 10 until March of next year.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

We've had a hands-on experience with the RIM-made BlackBerry 10-toting Dev Alpha B, a smartphone made specifically to show off the next-generation mobile operating system, and it appears that the bits and pieces are really coming together at last. What we're seeing is not a system that relies on the expected BlackBerry stables of the past to keep it brand-strong, but one that retains the strengths of BlackBerry's past and moves forward with new - and nearly unique - features in strides.

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C U L8R BlackBerry 10

C U L8R BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry is in a precarious place right now. RIM's surprise good news in user count and financial figures for Q2 2013 remain overshadowed by the tardy arrival of BlackBerry 10, now expected sometime early in the new year. Last week, RIM handed out the latest iteration of its developer device, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B, and demonstrated a few more details of the upcoming OS and how the company believes it has addressed information-overload. We caught up with RIM in London to talk clever keyboards, game-changing context, and check out the new features for ourselves.

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