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Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

You can't have missed the signs: WWDC 2010 is about to kick off, and SlashGear is over at http://live.slashgear.com/ running our customary liveblog of the whole Steve Jobs keynote.  On the cards today is the new, fourth-generation iPhone - tentatively dubbed the iPhone HD - but there's also talk of desktop trackpads, Safari 5 and more.

We'll obviously have full coverage on the SlashGear frontpage, but join us at http://live.slashgear.com/ to follow along with all the news as it happens!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed."  Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.

After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!

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Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

The Wall Street Journal's annual "All Things D" conference kicked off tonight, and it started off with a presence that's all too familiar in the technology industry. A presence that actually hasn't made an appearance in a few years. And, above all, a presence that's a welcomed entity on any stage, in any location. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, sat on the D8 stage tonight with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, talking about everything that involves Apple. Of course, they took the time to talk about everything else, too; including Adobe, the next iPhone, casual gaming, and even security and the App Store. After the break, take in the comprehensive coverage, from start to finish, noting all the important parts.

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Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Steve Ballmer on-stage at WWDC 2010 predicts analyst; Apple have “little room for surprise” reckons rival

Apple's June 7th WWDC 2010 keynote is approaching, and thanks to various pre-show leaks of the fourth-generation iPhone HD many are questioning exactly how groundbreaking the Steve Jobs presentation might be.  That seems like the ideal opportunity for an analyst face-off: perennial Apple ponderer Gene Munster, of Piper Jaffray, reckons Apple has "little room for surprise" during the event, while Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry is predicting a seven minute guest appearance during the keynote by none other than Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Steve Jobs confirmed for WWDC 2010 keynote

Steve Jobs confirmed for WWDC 2010 keynote

Pushing out a press release confirming that CEO Steve Jobs will be taking to the stage at WWDC 2010 for the opening keynote is unlikely to save Apple from accusations of an over-talkative PR machine, but it all helps pave the way for a likely next-gen iPhone HD debut on June 7th.  Jobs will be taking a break from dictating Apple's movements by email to open the developer conference at 10am PST, and SlashGear will be there to liveblog the whole thing.

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Jobs: “You won’t be disappointed” by WWDC 2010

Jobs: “You won’t be disappointed” by WWDC 2010

Steve Jobs has been flexing his typing fingers again, this time dealing with the PR fall-out after Google IO last week.  Two iPhone-lovers got in touch with the Apple CEO to ask whether he agrees that Google stands a chance of surpassing the Cupertino company, as well as if he has something particularly juicy up his sleeve at WWDC 2010.

The answers, unsurprisingly, are upbeat.  Steve reckons there's "not a chance" that Google is leapfrogging Apple with the direction in which they're taking Android, and as for WWDC 2010 despite the existing iPhone HD leaks we've seen he still thinks we "won't be disappointed".

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The Daily Slash: May 20th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 20th 2010

Only 11 more days left in the month, and today marked a pretty loud, and impressive, announcement from Google. Of course, there's just 11 more days in the month, and that means June's getting closer and closer. And we all know what's coming in June. Tonight though, in typical Daily Slash fashion, we'll focus on what else happened out there today. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a report card with some pretty impressive statistics, and Versace has a new phone out (it's "unique"). And then in the Dredge 'Net, Steve Jobs isn't a fan of WebM, the white iPhone HD looks very sleek when it's rendered, and it looks like the AT&T Pre Plus has been given an unlock.

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iPad printing “will come” says Steve Jobs

iPad printing “will come” says Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs has apparently been working on clearing his inbox again, with the latest missive from the Apple CEO being in response to a user query regarding the absence of printing from the iPad.  According to a Mac Rumors reader, Jobs replied to the question with the typicaly-terse "It will come," lending weight to previous rumors that enterprise-friendly functionality was in development for the Apple tablet.

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Gates: “Microsoft has a lot of different tablet projects”

Gates: “Microsoft has a lot of different tablet projects”

Apple's iPad may be an early sales success, but it's still polarising opinion between those for whom fingers are the be-all and end-all, and those who prefer the precision of stylus input.  Nobody represents that split better than Steve Jobs and Bill Gates; the Apple CEO recently said that if users had to reach for a stylus then a touchscreen device was a failure, while the Microsoft chairman has described the iPad as "a nice reader" but reiterated his preference for a "mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard."  It seems he's not alone in that; according to a recent Gates interview, he revealed that Microsoft "has a lot of different tablet projects" including prioritising content creation rather than consumption.

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Steve Jobs on Flash: Adobe should focus on the future, not criticize Apple

Steve Jobs on Flash: Adobe should focus on the future, not criticize Apple

In an open letter published to Apple's site today, Steve Jobs has taken a hatchet to Adobe over Flash and their attitude toward Apple recently.  Outlining the six reasons he believes Flash is not best suited to mobile devices, Jobs describes the technology as "created during the PC era – for PCs and mice," and as falling short when it comes to "low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards."

Read the full letter after the cut

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Steve Jobs denies OS X App Store, confirms Best Buy iPad 3G

Steve Jobs denies OS X App Store, confirms Best Buy iPad 3G

Steve Jobs has been sifting through his inbox again, answering emailed questions regarding the WiFi + 3G iPad and the possibility of an App Store for OS X.  Two separate Mac-fans got in touch with the Apple CEO, with one asking whether Best Buy would be stocking the 3G-enabled version of the company's new tablet on April 30th (the device's official launch date) while the other was more curious about rumors that the company planned a desktop version of the iPhone's App Store.

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Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Thanks to Pixar, Steve Jobs Makes an Appearance at 2010 Oscars

Despite the fact the Oscars has shown off a few extra features this year, like The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and a performance from James Taylor, nothing has been as big a shock as seeing Steve Jobs walking the red carpet. The co-founder of the Cupertino=based company was found walking amongst the stars of Hollywood, managing to only stand out a little bit. At least to one person.

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