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Apple's iOS 4.1 to pack 'fix' for displaying iPhone signal strength [u]

07/14/2010, 05:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday began widespread testing of iOS 4.1, the first update to the company's new mobile operating system shipping on the iPhone 4, delivering changes to the way the handset displays signal strength.

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Apple Retail tells employees something big is on the way

07/13/2010, 06:07 pm

Apple is drumming up excitement amongst its retail employees, hinting this week that something revolutionary will soon be introduced within its international chain of brick-and-mortar shops.

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Radio engineer: Consumer Reports iPhone 4 testing flawed (u)

07/13/2010, 03:07 pm

An engineer experienced with electromagnetic issues like those now affecting Apple's iPhone 4 says that the tests performed by Consumer Reports were scientifically flawed.

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Apple Safari Extensions Gallery launching soon

07/13/2010, 03:07 pm

Apple has sent a reminder to its developers that the company's new storefront for web extensions will be opening to the public soon, providing an App Store-like experience for customizing and extending the new Safari 5 browser.

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Consumer Reports ranks Apple's iPhone 4 best smartphone available

07/13/2010, 07:07 am

Despite saying it "can't recommend" iPhone 4 in its blog, Consumer Reports also assigns Apple's newest phone the "highest rated" score as the best smartphone currently available in its official paid research reports.

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Apple promoting iPhone 4 in four new FaceTime ads

07/11/2010, 11:07 pm

Apple's new ads campaign for iPhone 4 have shifted from "there's an app for that," to a message targeting a specific new app: FaceTime.

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SproutCore founder leaves Apple to pursue new HTML5 iPad apps

07/07/2010, 09:07 pm

Charles Jolley, the developer behind SproutCore, has left Apple to start Strobe Inc., a new business targeting touch-driven web applications. Both Apple and Strobe will continue to advance SproutCore as a core asset.

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iTunes App Store hit by developer and account fraud

07/04/2010, 04:07 pm

Apple's iTunes Store users are increasingly being targeted in a number of fraud cases, some of which appear to be orchestrated by iOS app developers seeking to boost their sales rankings, and others which appear to be a widespread hack of user accounts.

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Consumer Reports: signal issues not unique iPhone 4, no reason not to buy (u)

07/02/2010, 05:07 pm

"There's no reason, at least yet, to forgo buying an iPhone 4 over its reception concerns," writes Consumer Reports

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iPhone 3GS recognizes FaceTime URLs in iOS 4

07/02/2010, 04:07 pm

FaceTime supports iOS URL schemes, enabling users to initiate a call by clicking on a hyperlink. iPhone 3GS users can see and click the links but they don't work, not even for audio-only calls. Yet.

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Apple still allows Google's targeted ads within iPhone, iPad apps

07/02/2010, 12:07 am

Apple instituted new rules in its iPhone 4 SDK designed to protect user privacy, but the company may not yet be enforcing those rules as they appear to apply against competing ad networks such as Google's AdMob.

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Apple says Steve Jobs emails on iPhone 4 reception were faked

07/01/2010, 09:07 pm

A top Apple spokesperson has emphatically denied that Steve Jobs was the author of a series of comments in an email exchange regarding iPhone 4 reception.

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Apple posts five new job listings for antenna engineers

06/30/2010, 05:06 pm

Apple posted five new job listings for antenna engineers June 23, the day before iPhone 4 launched.

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Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work

06/29/2010, 03:06 pm

The new FaceTime video calling feature of iPhone 4 does not require mobile service after first use, enabling users to establish video chat from any WiFi hotspot, even while in Airplane Mode.

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iAd report: Apple's iOS 4 will reach iPad in November

06/28/2010, 08:06 pm

A report outlining advertisers' plans for Apple's new iAd program indicates that the new interactive ads won't reach iPad users until iOS 4 becomes available for it in November.

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Pornographers next to dump Flash for HTML5

06/28/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple is finding an unlikely ally in its efforts to support HTML5 in preference to Adobe Flash as the platform for dynamic web content: pornographers.

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Nokia pokes at iPhone 4 death grip, gets called on it (u)

06/28/2010, 04:06 pm

Nokia's official blog has jumped on the iPhone 4 "death grip" bandwagon in a posting that suggests the company's mobiles don't share the same issues related to blocking a phone's antenna, despite having earlier published instructions that tell users to avoid holding its phones in a way that might block the antenna.

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Death Grip hysteria may end Monday with iOS 4.01

06/25/2010, 06:06 pm

Reception issues observed by new iPhone 4 owners, derided as the "Death Grip" by bloggers, appears to actually be a software issue that an iOS update is expected to resolve early next week.

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iFixit completes early teardown of iPhone 4

06/23/2010, 02:06 am

To obtain one of the first iPhone 4 smartphones for teardown, Kyle of the iFixit team flew to Japan with a tent, planning to camp out in front of the Ginza Apple Store. FedEx ended up delivering early shipments to some users two days in advance, making the trip unnecessary.

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First reviews of iPhone 4 hit big-name newspapers (u)

06/22/2010, 06:06 pm

The first reviews of iPhone 4 are beginning to appear, including Walt Mossberg's in the Wall Street Journal, David Pogue's in the New York Times and Ed Baig's in USA Today.

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