The Case For a Mac App Store

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Will there be a Mac App Store, similar to the iPhone App Store that cemented Apple’s dominance of the mobile applications space? According to an email response from Steve Jobs, the answer might be “nope”. But that’s one heck of an opportunity to throw away. Steve Jobs’ Denial After rumors last week that Apple might launch an app store for …

Steve Jobs Show Premieres Off Broadway Next Week

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The CEO of Apple is certainly no stranger to the stage, being known for giving keynotes that typically have the effect of rendering tech geeks into little piles of goo after the announcement of a new product. But now Mr. Jobs — or at least, the story of his career — will be gracing a new stage: an Off Broadway …

FRIDAY POLL: Which iPad Apps are You Most Excited About?

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Yes, it’s that time once again, folks — time for the Weekly Poll! So… Have you heard about this thing called the iPad? I think it’s coming out… tomorrow? Yeah, with Steve Jobs’s shiny baby popping up all over TV, pre-orders rolling in and folks already in line to snag one (even if they are professional line-sitters), you’d have to …

Verizon iPhone: What We Know So Far

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Yesterday the web was ablaze with new rumors that Apple is developing two iPhones, one of which would be for the Verizon network. Deep-seeded unhappiness with AT&T’s network only helped fuel the rumors across the web. The reality though is that little is known about the supposed “Verizon iPhone.” Nobody knows if it even exists, and anyone who claims otherwise …

10 Essential Money-Saving iPhone Apps

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Luke Knowles is the founder of numerous money-saving websites including Coupon Sherpa, Gift Card Granny and Mr. Free Stuff. In 2008 Luke founded Free Shipping Day, now a red-letter discount date for online holiday shopping. Despite a recession allegedly in our rear view mirror, frugality remains a hot, dare I say trendy topic. Nowhere is that more evident than in …

Steve Jobs Replies: No, iPad Won’t Support Picasa

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Steve Jobs seemingly elected to reply to another question sent to his SJobs [at] apple.com email address yesterday, this time in response to a question about support for Google’s Picasa photo sharing service on the iPad: In short: no, the iPad won’t support Picasa albums or face recognition … and Jobs takes the opportunity to point out that iPhoto does …

iPad Parody Highlights Device Shortcomings [VIDEO]

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For all y’all out there who think that the iPad leaves much to be desired, we’ve got the video for you. This parody, made as an assignment for a Comm 340 class (I hope they got an A), highlights all that’s lacking in the mythical device. It doesn’t have a camera, you can’t use it to make a phone call, …

Steve Jobs Talks About His Liver Transplant [VIDEO]

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Earlier today, Steve Jobs talked publicly about his life saving liver transplant for the first time at a press conference where California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced new legislation to encourage and make easier organ donation. Jobs, whose health was a subject of great speculation before he eventually took a leave of absence from Apple in January 2009, spoke of the …

Do iPhone Apps Really Look Good on iPad’s Screen?

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John Gruber of Daring Fireball has an interesting story about the absence of certain iPhone apps – Stocks, Calculator, Clock, Weather, Voice Memos – on the iPad. It seems that these apps, when scaled up to iPad’s bigger screen, simply didn’t look good enough to Steve Jobs, so he decided to scrap them. Writes Gruber: “Ends up that just blowing …