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Twitter Temporarily Suspended Fake Steve Jobs Account With 460,000 Followers

Twitter Temporarily Suspended Fake Steve Jobs Account With 460,000 Followers

With the Apple iPad 2 event being the rage today, I couldn't ignore the news that Twitter temporarily suspended the fake but popular Steve Jobs account yesterday. @ceoSteveJobs has over 460,000 followers and has been openly impersonating the CEO, posting humorous Apple-related tweets for quite some time now. It is unclear why the action was taken, but as of this morning the account has been reinstated.

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Apple iPad crushes the competition

Apple iPad crushes the competition

Jobs announced a major win this morning while unveiling the new iPad 2 to those of us in the press. Speaking from San Francisco, he announced the release of this new tablet and spoke of the strength of the company moving into 2011. Apple's sales are more than strong. The industry giant has managed to nail the tablet market while hitting a huge milestone in the smart phone market. Steve Jobs announced this during his presentation today in San Francisco. He also presented figures on the more than phenomenal 2010 iPad sales figures.

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iOS 4.3 Photo Booth Introduced

iOS 4.3 Photo Booth Introduced

Apple introduced a rather strange little character in their keynote speech on iOS 4.3, a system released right alongside the second iPad. iPad 2 will be featuring a brand new version of Photo Booth, an application popular for first-time users of Apple products over the past few years as it's one of the only instantly fun-to-use apps loaded on every OS X product. Now it's here on the iPad 2 in iOS 4.3 with an oddly tantalizing set of features.

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Apple iOS 4.3 Released at iPad 2 Event

Apple iOS 4.3 Released at iPad 2 Event

Scott Forstall stood on stage after Steve Jobs introduced the first official look at the iPad 2 as we sat in the audience and looked upon the new icon with a gigantic 4.3 emblazoned upon it. This is definitely been in the cannon for a little while, its release being timed perfectly with the release of iPad 2. Safari performance has been improved with the Nitro JavaScript engine (exciting!) iTunes home sharing is introduced, allowing you to get all of your content directly over a Wifi connection. AirPlay has been improved, with a single tap on the AirPlay icon popping up a window that shows your Apple TV if it's in range (or whichever other device will play nice with it, we suppose!)

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Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by ex UK Prime Minister

Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by ex UK Prime Minister

Steve Jobs was reportedly blocked from receiving an honorary British knighthood in 2009, after then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown was supposedly snubbed by the Apple CEO. According to an unnamed senior MP from the UK's Labour party - who left the UK Parliament at the country's last general election - Brown had invited Jobs to speak at the annual Labour party conference but been turned down. In response, Brown denied requests by the MP to honor the Apple CEO for services to technology.

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Apple Moves Forward Wherever Jobs Happens to Be

Apple Moves Forward Wherever Jobs Happens to Be

Since January 17th when Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs mailed employees a notification that he'd be taking another medical leave of absence, there's been more than a little bit of talk about what might happen to Apple and indeed the greater tech world should he step away from the head post. A study that's just been released by RBC Capital Markets and ChangeWave suggests that not only will only a tiny percentage of possible Apple customers say they'd be less likely to buy Apple products in a future without Jobs, but the vast majority of these people polled in this study said his departure would have no effect on their possible buying habits at all.

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Steve Jobs says subscriptions are “for publishing apps” but confusion remains

Steve Jobs says subscriptions are “for publishing apps” but confusion remains

Steve Jobs has weighed in on the ongoing in-app subscription debate, claiming that only publishers will be subject to the new restrictions. The Apple CEO's comments - sent as a traditionally terse reply to a developer email -  follow complaints by the developers of app Readability who found they had been rejected from the App Store for not handing over the 30-percent tithe. Readability argues it's software-as-a-service (SaaS), not a publishing app, which Jobs' has confirmed will not be affected.

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Photos From Obama’s Tech Dinner

Photos From Obama’s Tech Dinner

The White House has released photos of President Obama’s tech leader consortium at a dinner last night. The dinner was attended by most of Silicon Valley’s top CEO’s and people who generally manage and direct your digital lives.

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Netgear CEO apologizes for Apple comments

Netgear CEO apologizes for Apple comments

Netgear CEO Patrick Lo has apologized for his choice of words in recent statements regarding Apple and the company's future after Steve Jobs steps down as CEO, which some interpreted as references to the Apple founder's health. In an email statement sent to Macgasm, Lo says that while he stands by the opinions stated on "supporting open standards and environments," he "deeply regrets" the contentious wording.

Full statement after the cut

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Apple too closed and Steve Jobs ego-led rants Netgear CEO

Apple too closed and Steve Jobs ego-led rants Netgear CEO

Netgear's CEO and global chairman has heavily criticized Apple for its closed ecosystem, blaming Steve Jobs' ego for certain aspects of company strategy, and suggesting that once the iconic CEO steps down permanently Apple will struggle against Android becoming the de facto standard in consumer electronics. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, CEO Patrick Lo claimed that Steve Jobs' departure is "probably not far away" and that Apple's closed system is leaving content partners "wary" of the company's control.

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