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iTunes 12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Four Songs from Hedley

Day 9 of the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas has arrived, and after today there’s only three days left to go. Today’s freebie consists of four singles from the Vancouver punk-pop band, Hedley. Here are the songs available plus a video: Gunnin’ For the Nights I Can’t Remember Perfect Beautiful Video: Perfect   The runner […]

RIM Co-CEOs Named Business Newsmakers of 2011 by The Canadian Press

2011 was not a kind year for Canada’s tech prodigy, Research in Motion. RIM’s Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis doubted the iPhone when it launched in 2007. They made claims about how we don’t need apps for the web and blamed iPhone data demands for network congestion. RIM couldn’t even setup the App World […]

Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S Browser Benchmark Test [VIDEO]

Is the Nokia Lumia 800 ready to turn the company around? This latest device from Nokia runs Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and was recently put to a browser showdown with the iPhone 4S (running iOS 5.0) and iPhone 4 (on iOS 4.3). The following video, posted by YouTube user 359gsm, puts all three phones through a […]

Apple Planning ‘Media-Related’ Event this Month in New York City [Update]

Update 2: TechCrunch reports the event will focus on publishing and iBooks: According to the source the event will not involve any hardware at all and instead will focus on publishing and eBooks (sold through Apple’s iBooks platform) rather than iAds. Attendance will also be more publishing industry-oriented than consumer-focused. The event will unveil improvements […]

Learn How iOS Multitasking Really Works

Fraser Spiers debunks the common ‘tip’ he frequently hears about how people should kill iOS multitasking apps as they ‘slow down’ your iPhone. To counter this incorrect advice he details specifics about how multitasking works on iOS, and how the system is smart enough to manage itself on its own. It’s a comprehensive read for […]

iTunes 12 Days of Christmas Day 8: Icebreaker Hockey

Welcome to Day 8 of the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas. Today’s free offering is Icebreaker Hockey, from Natural Motion Games. The hockey game entered the App Store this past June. The developer’s other claim to fame was Backbreaker Football that had over 1 million downloads. With the WHJC (go Canada!) and the NHL season […]

Apple TV Hacked to Run Fullscreen iPad Apps in 720p [VIDEO]

iOS hacker @stroughtonsmith previously demonstrated a hacked second generation Apple TV running iOS apps without AirPlay. Further progress has resulted in day 2 of his tinkering, and last night he released another video this time showing fullscreen iPad apps running in 720p: More MobileX goodness! Much of today was spent making apps run as the […]

Nippon Article Details How Japan Influenced Steve Jobs

Jobs delivers a tribute to the recently deceased Morita Akio at a new product launch event. (October 5, 1999) The Japanese publication, Nippon, writes a translated article about Steve Jobs and his close connection to Japan: Apple founder and CEO extraordinaire Steve Jobs had a close relationship to Japan. Hayashi Nobuyuki, an IT journalist who […]

The iPhone Podcast Episode 46: 2011 Year in Review

A new episode of The iPhone Podcast has hit iTunes, episode 46. This is our 2011 Year in Review, going over the major stories of this year. Justin Luey and I look back at what has been an amazing year for Apple. Subscribe with iTunes | Subscribe with other RSS Readers The iPhone Podcast will be back in the New […]

Apple’s Senior VP of Industrial Design Jony Ive Awarded a Knighthood

The BBC reports Apple’s famed Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Jony Ive has received a knighthood as part of the New Year Honours list. We can now call him Sir Jonathan Ive as he is now a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE). His award was even appreciated by Phil Schiller on twitter. […]