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Apple’s Internet Tablet – To be verified from Verizon..

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Apple’s resilience in the stock market is often coupled with stunning product announcements. This one from the rumor hill has sent fresh vibes over the net – ‘Almost’ trusted sources have proclaimed a joint venture between Apple & Verizon – to create an Internet tablet which might come at a subsidized rate for Verizon subscribers.

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This unsubstantiated scoop is strengthened by none other than Intel’s Manging Director for Central Europe, Hannes Schwaderer

So, How will it look like?

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….Its said that it will be a larger version of iPhone…
….Will use Intel’s Atom processor….
….It is targeted for a product category called MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices)….
….I-Tablet will have built-in EVDO abilities….

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So, there you have it – a few trails from the Apple closet – We will be hot on this trail as we get more details..So be on the look-out.


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July 24, 2009 at 1:32 pm

The power of 2 As – Finally Apple adopts Adobe Flash

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Apple had to change its long standing position on the defacto world standard for playing videos – Adpbe Flash!

It announced that now iPhones could play Flash based videos. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has revealed that Apple and Adobe are “collaborating” on making Flash a reality on the iPhone, citing the technical challenge it presents. If Android could do it, so could iPhone..

That’s a great news for Flash based sites and news aggregators as well as iPhone users .


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February 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Posted in Apple, Cross Check

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Steve Jobs takes medical leave till summer!

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Steve Jobs email to his employees..

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:


I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.


Written by hermit

January 15, 2009 at 1:51 am

Apple unveils iWork ’09

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January 6, 2009—Apple® today introduced iWork® ’09, the latest version of Apple’s popular office productivity suite, which adds powerful new features without sacrificing Apple’s legendary ease of use.


  • advanced object transitions, which automatically animate objects with a choice of effects and Magic Move
  • a new Full Screen view that helps you focus on your writing and an outline mode to organize your thoughts
  • a quick way to group and summarize data and a dramatically simplified way to create complex formulas
  • Apple also announced public beta, a new service Apple is developing to share iWork ’09 documents online – In  a possible bid to compete with Adobe, Zoho & google

“Millions of Mac users have fallen in love with iWork,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With iWork ’09, Apple continues to demonstrate that innovation is possible in office productivity software, and that creating impressive presentations, documents and spreadsheets doesn’t need to be complicated.”


Pricing & Availability
iWork ’09 is now available through the Apple Store® (, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $79 (US). iWork ’09 is available for $49 (US) with the purchase of any Mac® through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

iWork ’09 requires Mac OS® X version 10.4.11 or Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later, a Macintosh® computer with an Intel processor, PowerPC G5, or 500 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), 32MB of video RAM, QuickTime® 7.5.5 or later, a DVD drive for installation and 1.2GB of available disk space. Public Beta is not included with the purchase of iWork ’09. Account setup and activation are required. Fees may apply. Internet access and iWork ’09 are required. Terms of service apply and are available at

Written by hermit

January 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Apple, In future

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Music restrictions to Go away….Says Apple!

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Apple Inc has agreed to start selling digital songs from its iTunes store without the DRM (Digital Rights Management) software.

  • At present, most music downloaded from Apple’s iTunes store can only be played through an iTunes interface or iPod.
  • The agreement with Sony BMG, Universal, and Warner Music will end digital rights management (DRM) software currently attached to iTunes music.


The changes were announced at the end of the keynote address, at the Macworld conference in San Francisco.

Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, Phil Schiller delivered the speech, traditionally given by Steve Jobs.

“Over the last six years songs have been $0.99 [79p]. Music companies want more flexibility. Starting today, 8 million songs will be DRM free and by the end of this quarter, all 10 million songs will be DRM free,” he told the crowd.

“Ultimately, what we’re going to end up with is a new form of DRM. The more you pay, the less DRM you get bolted onto your music. Premium music will be DRM free, the cheaper it gets, the more shackles are attached,” Mark Mulligan, a director with market analysts Jupiter Research, said .

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January 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

Posted in Cross Check, They Said!

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