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Apple WWDC 2011: iCloud and Goodbye MobileMe

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iCloud is a service that will store you content i the cloud and wirelessly push this information you all of your devices. Here’s how Steve Jobs said it, “iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your device. It automatically uploads it, stores it, and pushes it to all your

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Watch the WWDC Keynote Featuring Steve Jobs

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Did you miss out on today’s Apple WWDC keynote? Don’t fret. It’s now available for your streaming pleasure from Apple and features Steve Jobs and friends. Today was all about the cloud, so watch and learn about OS X Lion, PC-free syncing, iCloud, and iTunes in the cloud. Watch the keynote here at Apple Events

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Google Hides Imagery of Apple iCloud Facility?

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Rumors were floating around two years ago until Apple confirmed in 2009 it was building a data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The only images and videos of the 500,000 square-foot behemoth were from news agencies and helicopter footage. Late last year Google Earth still showed a farm while video footage on YouTube was showing

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Apple Security Update Protects Against Future Malware

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Apple has just released a security update (Mac Security Update 2011-003) in response to the MacDefender malware that will now self-update new malware definitions to fight against future outbreaks of harmful software infections. The security update is a small download (2.1MB) that adds not only a definition for the MacDefender malware, but allows the xprotect.plist

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Amazon App Store Competes Against Apple’s Mac Store

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Amazon launched the Mac Download Store today that will directly compete against Apple’s Mac Store. Amazon’s store has 250 game and software titles for the Mac, some of which the Apple store doesn’t have. Developers with titles in the Amazon Mac Download Store include Electronic Arts, Roxio, Feral Interactive, and Aspyr. Amazon said, “[The] Mac

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How to Uninstall and Remove MACDefender Malware from your Mac

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The latest piece of Mac OS X malware, MACDefender, has brought to light the fact that the Mac is not invincible to viruses or malware, well sort of. If you find yourself installing something you’re not familiar with and it asks for your password, stop there and quit the application. It may be obvious to most, but clearly many people can’t grasp that concept.

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Verizon To Add Location Tracking Warning Stickers On Phones

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Recently Apple and Google have come under scrutiny for their handling of users’ location privacy; however, the mobile carriers such as Verizon and AT&T also have detailed logs of customers’ movements. In an effort to be as “transparent” as possible, Verizon will begin putting surgeon’s general style warning stickers on the phones it sells. The

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Why iTunes’s Move to the Cloud Won’t Fly (For Now)

Apple recently announced that two of the four major record labels are permitting iTunes to move into the cloud. With this auspicious start, it seems likely that the other two major labels will quickly follow suit, and Apple will launch the gold-standard of the industry’s next chapter: a cloud-based, fully-integrated music library. As we reported

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YouTube Goes Hollywood With New Movie Streaming Service

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In what will sure be the most boring news of the day, YouTube will launch a paid movie-on-demand service that lets users stream major Hollywood movies. Sources say Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal, Lionsgate, and Kino Lorber have all licensed their movies for the new iTunes-like service. Paramount, Fox, and Disney have yet to join

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Android is Hot. iPhone is Not. Says New Nielsen Report

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According to a survey released this morning by Nielsen, more US smartphone users own an Android device than iPhone. In March 2011, 37% of smartphone users had an Android device compared to 27% who owned an iPhone and 22% who owned a BlackBerry. That’s a major jump in Android device ownership considering only 22.7% of

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Greenpeace Report Calls Apple Data Center Dirty

Greenpeace Bashes Apple's New Datacenter

The hippies at Greenpeace released a new report called How dirty is your data, that graded the energy choices the power cloud computing of technologies used by Amazon, Akamai, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. Companies were assessed across three “green” categories: transparency, mitigating strategy, and infrastructure siting. Greenpeace cracked the ruler

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Mobile App Marketplace [Infographic]

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The mobile industry has billions of customers; however, only a fraction are smart phone users—somewhere in the couple million range. It used to be that Apple was the dominate player, but now we have Android, Blackberry, and Microsoft all fighting for market share in this booming industry. And why is that? Because of the apps

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