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Facebook TiVo Integration Announced

Facebook TiVo Integration Announced

This week we're getting bombarded with news from Facebook's developer conference f8 2011, not just because Facebook has been announced to be improving and changing drastically, but because they've begun working with several big buckets full of businesses from all over the media world. One of the first to make a formal announcement is TiVo, this increasing the groups Social TV functionality as they update both their iPhone and iPad apps to include additional integration with Facebook. The social network's new APIs for developers are rolling out today at f8 and TiVo appears to have been able to get on the boat early.

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iPhone 4S cases in AT&T stores now [Speck and Otterbox]

iPhone 4S cases in AT&T stores now [Speck and Otterbox]

When it comes to the next iPhone, whatever that may be at the time, it's generally just news tips that we get, whispers and the occasional blurting out of details by those who are trusted to keep them. In this case, details come in the form of, well, a case. A couple of cases, actually, one of them from Speck, the other from OtterBox. Both of these cases have arrived in stores and/or people's deviously swiping hands today, both of them appearing very much to be THIS CLOSE to being ready for release.

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iPhone 5 AT&T Release Date Tipped by Update Schedule

iPhone 5 AT&T Release Date Tipped by Update Schedule

If there's one thing every single technology and mobile computing blog on the internet has an abundance of right now, it's iPhone 5 rumors. We're certainly not absent from that club as one of the biggest mobile devices of all time is news to just about everybody. Today's little addition to the bucket is a possible release date for the iPhone 5 (or some other sort of upgraded version of an iPhone) through an AT&T alert available to anyone who just so happens to log into their AT&T account and has an iPhone that trips the wire.

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Apple Fall 2011: Worst Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors)

Apple Fall 2011: Worst Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors)

In my last column, I discussed what I consider a fairly plausible, if unsurprising, set of expectations for Apple this fall. I called it a Best Case Scenario (for Apple’s Competitors). Click through to read it, or if you need the Cliff’s Notes version, that would be:

1. The existing iPhone 4 remains on the market or is replaced with an 8 GB version.
2. Apple introduces the iPhone 5 with a larger display, dual core processor, and camera spec bump. And it’s thinner.
3. Apple updates the iPod line with new colors, tweaked designs, and a smaller nano that is designed to work well as a watch.

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Jobs foretells Apple’s Future in 1996 Interview [Video]

Jobs foretells Apple’s Future in 1996 Interview [Video]

A rarely seen (not for long) interview with Steve Jobs just a few months before his return after a 10-year absence has surfaced, in it the man speaking on how Apple will prosper in the future. What you're about to see is a few simple points that Jobs makes in regards to what he sees as the then-failing company's possibilities, including what's obvious to us all now: innovation and brand loyalty. Have a look below and see what Jobs, then titled only as the Chairman and CEO of Pixar, knew before the whole rest of the world came to the same realization.

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Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

In its most basic state, Parallels Desktop 7 is the newest edition of Parallels, software which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac computer as if there were Mac applications. If there was ever a perfectly simple way to transition from Windows, whatever Windows you're working with*, over to the newest version of Mac, OS X 10 Lion. I've personally never seen a solution make this cross-hatching of the operating systems look so simple. And red and white with a double tower representing the parallel nature of the system is pretty nice to look at, too.

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Apple Fall 2011: Best Case Scenario

Apple Fall 2011: Best Case Scenario

In my recent report on Steve Jobs' resignation, I noted that many pundits seem to think that without Steve at the helm, Apple will lose some of its competitive edge. While anything can happen in the long run, in the short term this is dangerously stupid thinking. Let's recap:

Steve did not invent Apple products alone. Nearly his entire executive staff -- including everyone involved in iOS product design, development, and manufacturing -- is still at Apple, and it's not like they will suddenly forgot the lessons learned from working with Steve over the past decade (the man makes a strong impression).

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iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

iPhone 5 Details Roundup [Mid-Sept 2011, pre-release]

It's time for a massive rundown of Apple's next big gigantic release, all of what's being called most often the iPhone 5. This device has many rumors and insider tips on details surrounding it, all of this coming together to create a lovely picture of a late 2011 or early 2012 release of the next generation of one of the most popular smartphones on earth. Let's begin with a possible late October release and some fresh ink on a Chinese iPhone LTE deal. Note before we continue on that we've got to mention the other iPhone that'll very possibly be coming out: the iPhone 4S. This phone, if you ask me, will be given away for free, while other sources say it'll be coming out first and free while the iPhone 5 is pushed back to a later date.

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iPhone 4 wins “world’s thinnest smartphone” rights against Samsung

iPhone 4 wins “world’s thinnest smartphone” rights against Samsung

Quick-fire question: What's the thinnest smartphone on the market? If you said the Samsung Galaxy S II then you should probably immediately write a check to Apple, since Samsung has just been smacked down in the UK over suggestions that it, not its rival, produced the most waifish smartphone. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) sided with Apple amid the company's complaints that Samsung wasn't measuring the thickest point on the Galaxy S II in its comparisons.

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Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Sphero smartphone-controlled robotic ball Hands-on with CEO Paul Berberian [Video]

Remote controlled cars have come a long way in just a few short decades, and here in Orbotix' Sphero we've got the new benchmark for awesome. This device is indeed a sphere with bright lovely lights inside of it that can be controlled with a variety of smartphone-based apps that you can run on either your iPhone or your Android handset. And what's mot than that, you can use your iPad, your iPod Touch, and essentially any variety of Android device to make this ball go - all you need are the official apps and bluetooth connectivity. What we got to see this week, courtesy of the CEO of the group that's created this lovely device, Paul Berberian, is a hands-on experience with the near-final product in all its glory.

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