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News Corp’s “Daily” iPad app set for $0.99 Steve Jobs reveal?

News Corp’s “Daily” iPad app set for $0.99 Steve Jobs reveal?

Speculation over News Corp's supposedly incoming "Daily" news aggregation service continues to bubble, with CEO Rupert Murdoch supposedly set to unveil the iPad app alongside Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the end of November. Tipped for release in early 2011, WWD describe the Daily as having "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence" and costing $0.99 per week; there will be no print or online edition, only the app version.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 12 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 12 2010

What huge news overnight! Oh my goodness there is a new phone, a new phone! It either has no name yet, or might be called Samsung Elite. Then there was a late night review by the man Ewdison T on a Gateway ID49C. Then, Facebook is going to crash down Gmail with their Microsoft Office Web Apps integrated "Project Titan!" Subway lets you pay futuristically with your cellphone, Galaxy Tab Flash is what's called an "Embarrassment of Riches," and the pricetag on the original Apple-1 (made by Steve Wozniak and distributed from Steve Jobs parents house) is expected to be around $161,000 to $242,000. Cheep!

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Original Apple-1 expected to sell for up to $242k

Original Apple-1 expected to sell for up to $242k

An original Apple-1 computer will go up for auction at Christie's on November 23, apparently hand-made by Steve Wozniak and "despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs' parents' house – the return address on the original packaging present here." The Apple-1 was the machine that Jobs and Wozniak first began with in 1976, and estimates suggest only 200 were produced; Christie's expect this No.84 example to sell for somewhere in the region of $161,000 to $242,000.

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Steve Jobs “afraid” of 7-inch tablets reckons ViewSonic VP

Steve Jobs “afraid” of 7-inch tablets reckons ViewSonic VP

ViewSonic's new ViewPad Android tablets aren't expected to reach the US market until later this year, but company VP Adam Hanin is already taking a fighting stance when it comes to Steve Jobs' criticisms of 7-inch slates.  Speaking to Laptop, Hanin says the Apple CEO "may be a little afraid of this category" and is lashing out at "whatever he can to attack because he sees (7-inch tablets) as a challenge to the dominance of the iPad."

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SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

SlashGear in Featured Sources section of Pulse App

The reader application known as Pulse is really successful and big. I mean really big, and really really successful. So big and successful (and nice looking, and it has pretty hair and a nice smile) that Steve Jobs featured it in his keynote speech at WWDC. Today we found out that SlashGear is amongst the cool people on the list for Featured Sources on the app. Hooray!

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iPad orientation lock switch forever gone post-iOS 4.2 says Steve Jobs

iPad orientation lock switch forever gone post-iOS 4.2 says Steve Jobs

Apple has made its minimalist reputation by paring down hardware controls to the bare necessities, and one of the more useful switches has been the screen rotation lock on the side of the iPad.  Originally intended as a mute switch, as on the iPhone, the control changed function ahead of the slate's launch and became far more useful in the process.  Now, it seems, Apple has decided to reverse engines and, post-iOS 4.2, change the control back to its original purpose with no software workaround.

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Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

Tablets: A Prescription for Confusion

"It appears to be just a handful of credible entrants" said Apple CEO Steve Jobs on iPad rivals, "not exactly an avalanche." It's certainly been a shaky few weeks for tablets in general; while Apple's slate can apparently do little wrong, contributing nicely to another record financial quarter for the Cupertino company, the rest of the market is looking deeply troubled. Qualms over platforms, sizes, pricing and usability have all come to a head over the past seven days, leaving manufacturers looking almost as confused as the would-be consumers.

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RIM CEO blasts Apple: “people inside the distortion field will begin to resent being told half a story”

RIM CEO blasts Apple: “people inside the distortion field will begin to resent being told half a story”

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie has become the latest to speak out against Steve Jobs' tablet tirade, in which the Apple CEO dismissed 7-inch slates as unusable without first sandpapering your fingers down.  In an open statement on RIM's site, Balsillie says that "7-inch tablets will actually be a big portion of the market" and suggests that's common knowledge "for those of us who live outside of Apple's distortion field."  Meanwhile, he also suggests "many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple."

Full statement after the cut

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Android no nightmare says TweetDeck CEO to Steve Jobs

Android no nightmare says TweetDeck CEO to Steve Jobs

Earlier today it was Andy Rubin challenging Steve Jobs' description of Android as fragmented rather than open; now it's TweetDeck CEO Iain Dodsworth who isn't happy with how the Apple CEO portrayed his company's experience of coding for the Google platform.  Jobs had said that TweetDeck "had to contend with more than a hundred different versions of Android" and that it was "a daunting challenge"; not so fast, says Dodsworth.

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