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G-Technologies’ G-Raid with Thunderbolt drive now on sale, yours from $700

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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Thunderbolt-equipped RAID options from the likes of LaCie and Promise not satisfying your desire for a 10Gbps storage option? Good news, as Hitatchi’s G-Technology is finally ready sell its G-Raid with Thunderbolt, which might just throw a smile on your face. We now know that you’ll pay $700 for 4TB or storage, $850 for 6TB and $1,000 for 8TB. If you’ll recall, the unit features a duo of T-Bolt ports for daisey-chains and two 3Gbps 7,200RPM HDDs that can be configured in RAID 0 for extra pep or RAID 1 for redundancy. That said, it’ll require plug-in power, so don’t expect to go mobile. Looking for more details in the meantime? Move your cursor over to the links below.

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Report: Apple mulling second Israeli facility after Anobit purchase

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

It looks like Apple’s acquisition of Anobit was only one part of its Israel-based plans — business daily Calcalist is claiming that the company will open a research center there by the end of February. It’s unrelated to the purchase of the flash-chip maker, since Ed Frank was apparently despatched to scope out suitable bases for a new facility in early 2011. It’s reportedly going to be based in the Matam Technology District, south of Haifa, adjacent to similar facilities operated by Microsoft, Intel and Philips. It’s already received hundreds of resumes for engineers: it’s looking for those with specific know-how in chip development, hardware testing and verification. The new complex is to be kept separate from Anobit, with no communication allowed between the two teams. Another tidbit that emerged from yesterday’s conference call was that Bob Mansfield is integrating Anobit’s team into Apple’s, but company founder Ehud Weinstein will depart for pastures new — much in the same way that some of Intrinsity and PA Semi‘s staff departed after being swallowed by Cupertino’s cash.

Report: Apple mulling second Israeli facility after Anobit purchase originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Case makers already producing next-generation iPad cases with slightly thicker design

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Case manufactures have previously provided accurate information on Apple’s future devices, though not always. Every year we see next-generation cases emerge for unannounced hardware, however, and this year is no different. Case manufacturer Chinee has already begun selling third-generation Apple iPad cases, but the company is calling them iPad 2S cases rather than iPad 3 cases according to 9to5Mac. Apple is expected to release its third-generation iPad tablet in March, which has been rumored to feature a slightly thicker case to accommodate a 4G LTE radio, a quad-core processor, a 2,048 by 1,536-pixel HD display and twice the battery life as the current iPad 2. Chinee said the company’s iPad 2S cases are designed to fit a tablet that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2, which aligns with previous reports. The case maker also claims the design knowledge came from sources within Apple’s supply chain, which is certainly a possibility now that the Cupertino-based company has already started production.

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Case makers already producing next-generation iPad cases with slightly thicker design

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Case manufactures have previously provided accurate information on Apple’s future devices, though not always. Every year we see next-generation cases emerge for unannounced hardware, however, and this year is no different. Case manufacturer Chinee has already begun selling third-generation Apple iPad cases, but the company is calling them iPad 2S cases rather than iPad 3 cases according to 9to5Mac. Apple is expected to release its third-generation iPad tablet in March, which has been rumored to feature a slightly thicker case to accommodate a 4G LTE radio, a quad-core processor, a 2,048 by 1,536-pixel HD display and twice the battery life as the current iPad 2. Chinee said the company’s iPad 2S cases are designed to fit a tablet that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2, which aligns with previous reports. The case maker also claims the design knowledge came from sources within Apple’s supply chain, which is certainly a possibility now that the Cupertino-based company has already started production.

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Case makers already producing next-generation iPad cases with slightly thicker design

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Case manufactures have previously provided accurate information on Apple’s future devices, though not always. Every year we see next-generation cases emerge for unannounced hardware, however, and this year is no different. Case manufacturer Chinee has already begun selling third-generation Apple iPad cases, but the company is calling them iPad 2S cases rather than iPad 3 cases according to 9to5Mac. Apple is expected to release its third-generation iPad tablet in March, which has been rumored to feature a slightly thicker case to accommodate a 4G LTE radio, a quad-core processor, a 2,048 by 1,536-pixel HD display and twice the battery life as the current iPad 2. Chinee said the company’s iPad 2S cases are designed to fit a tablet that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2, which aligns with previous reports. The case maker also claims the design knowledge came from sources within Apple’s supply chain, which is certainly a possibility now that the Cupertino-based company has already started production.

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Case makers already producing next-generation iPad cases with slightly thicker design

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Case manufactures have previously provided accurate information on Apple’s future devices, though not always. Every year we see next-generation cases emerge for unannounced hardware, however, and this year is no different. Case manufacturer Chinee has already begun selling third-generation Apple iPad cases, but the company is calling them iPad 2S cases rather than iPad 3 cases according to 9to5Mac. Apple is expected to release its third-generation iPad tablet in March, which has been rumored to feature a slightly thicker case to accommodate a 4G LTE radio, a quad-core processor, a 2,048 by 1,536-pixel HD display and twice the battery life as the current iPad 2. Chinee said the company’s iPad 2S cases are designed to fit a tablet that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2, which aligns with previous reports. The case maker also claims the design knowledge came from sources within Apple’s supply chain, which is certainly a possibility now that the Cupertino-based company has already started production.

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Case makers already producing next-generation iPad cases with slightly thicker design

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Case manufactures have previously provided accurate information on Apple’s future devices, though not always. Every year we see next-generation cases emerge for unannounced hardware, however, and this year is no different. Case manufacturer Chinee has already begun selling third-generation Apple iPad cases, but the company is calling them iPad 2S cases rather than iPad 3 cases according to 9to5Mac. Apple is expected to release its third-generation iPad tablet in March, which has been rumored to feature a slightly thicker case to accommodate a 4G LTE radio, a quad-core processor, a 2,048 by 1,536-pixel HD display and twice the battery life as the current iPad 2. Chinee said the company’s iPad 2S cases are designed to fit a tablet that is 1MM thicker than the iPad 2, which aligns with previous reports. The case maker also claims the design knowledge came from sources within Apple’s supply chain, which is certainly a possibility now that the Cupertino-based company has already started production.

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Adobe releases EchoSign app for iOS, enables legally binding contracts to be signed with a ‘click’

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

We’re not going to twist your arm, but if you’re sitting on some beachfront property that you’re willing to deed over to your favorite Engadget writers, the folks at Adobe are making the process all too easy. The company is delivering a free app for iOS that enables EchoSign subscribers to attach legally binding signatures to virtually any document, all from the comfort of their preferred fruit-filled device. What’s more, the software also allows users to send documents to others for a one-click stroke of the pen and track the status of said agreements with real-time updates. Now, please excuse us. We’ve got some aboveboard contracts to draft.

Adobe releases EchoSign app for iOS, enables legally binding contracts to be signed with a ‘click’ originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 22 Dec 2011 07:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple’s founding documents pull in $1.6 million at auction

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Over two weeks ago, the internets were abuzz with talk of Apple’s founding documents hitting the auction block. Word was, they’d rake in a sizable $150,000 on the high-end, but it appears even Sotheby’s underestimated the power of paperwork. The three sheets of dead tree in question, signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne (Apple’s often forgotten third founder) fetched a whopping $1.6 million dollars today. The documents originally belonged to Mr. Wayne, who reportedly received just $2,300 after relinquishing his stocks and agreeing to forfeit claims against the big Apple. According to Bloomberg, Sotheby’s identified the winning bidder as Eduardo Cisneros, CEO of the Cisneros Corp.

Over two weeks ago, the internets were abuzz with talk of the Apple’s founding documents hitting the auction block. Word was, they’d rake in a sizable $150,000 on the high-end, but it appears even Sotheby’s underestimated their value. The three pieces of paper in question, signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, Apple’s short-lived third founder, fetched a whopping $1.6 million dollars today. The documents originally belonged to Mr. Wayne, who reportedly received just $2,300 after relinquishing his stocks and agreeing to forfeit claims against the big Apple. According to Bloomberg, Sotheby’s identified the winning bidder as Eduardo Cisneros, CEO of the Cisneros Corp.

Apple’s founding documents pull in $1.6 million at auction originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Siri’s Achilles Heel Is Non-Native English Speakers With Thick Accents [Video]

Thursday, October 13th, 2011
9to5Mac stumbled upon a YouTube video that exposes one of Siri’s weaknesses – people who speak English with a heavy accent. These non-native speakers cause poor Siri to get all confused. More »


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iPhone rumors, iPhone rumors, and a few more iPhone rumors

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

With Apple set to unveil its next-generation iPhone(s) on Tuesday, the rumor trough is overflowing with more Apple juice than even the most dedicated fans can handle at this point. According to the mill, Apple is set to unveil about a dozen various iPhone models this week, ranging from a modest update to be hawked on the cheap to a teardrop-shaped overhaul that will feature a 4-inch display and a unibody aluminum design (perhaps similar to the mock-up seen above). In fact, all leaks accounted for, we’re looking at a tweaked entry-level iPhone 4 with 8GB of storage and a budget-friendly price tag, an iPhone 4S due in black and white with 16GB and 32GB variations, and an all new iPhone 5, also in black and white, with 16GB, 32GB and maybe even 64GB capacity options. Oh, and that’s all in addition to a 3G-enabled iPod touch with iPad-like data plan options. Totally plausible, right?

If you’ve been snoozing this weekend, here’s a quick rundown of what you missed:

  • Here it is, folks — the somewhere-between-free-and-$350 8GB iPhone 4, model N90A, that’s ready to decimate the entry-level, mid-range and prepaid smartphone competition. Maybe. Gizmodo Brasil has images of parts reportedly taken inside Foxconn’s Brazilian factory.
  • Wondering if “iPhone 4S” is just a name dreamed up by blogs as a placeholder for Apple’s supposed A5′d iPhone 4? Nope — apparently it’s real, and 9to5Mac found references to the device in the latest iTunes beta.
  • Well if there’s a new cheaper iPhone 4 and an iPhone 4S, that means the mythical redesigned “iPhone 5″ is nothing but a pipe dream, right? Wrong again! Engadget has a screenshot of RadioShack’s inventory system, which clearly now includes 16GB and 32GB iPhone 5 models headed to AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. They should fit nicely in the iPhone 5 cases now appearing in AT&T’s inventory system.
  • Also, TUAW snagged a couple screenshots of a Cincinnati Bell snafu; the regional carrier accidentally posted entries for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in its prepaid phones section. That’s right, not only is Apple pushing its new iPhones to regional carriers now — but still not to T-Mobile — but the new handsets will also all be available with prepaid plans.
  • Oh, and once these dozen or so iPhones hit the market this month alongside iOS 5, we can also look forward to “Assistant” voice controls and iOS app rentals. Sweet.
Skeptical that all these leaks paint an accurate picture of the iPhone landscape come Tuesday? You’re not alone. There have been enough rumors, leaks and plants this time around to make anyone’s head spin. The only thing we can safely say for sure, of course, is that the mystery will be behind us shortly after 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday. Be sure to tune in to BGR on Tuesday for all the official iPhone news as it breaks.

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Tweaked iPhone 4, white iPod touch rumors reinforced by Apple inventory leak

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

SKUs for a revised iPhone 4, believed to be the iPhone 4S, and new iPod touch SKUs have surfaced in Apple’s inventory system, 9to5Mac reported on Wednesday. The iPhone 4 SKUs reinforce rumors that Apple will introduce a watered-down version of the device, perhaps with just 8GB of memory, as the budget-friendly “iPhone 4S.” The listings also lend credence to early analyst reports that suggested Apple will not make any hardware changes to the iPod touch. Apple may instead only introduce a white version of the popular media player. According to 9to5Mac, Apple lists a new “N90A” codename in its system, which likely represents a small upgrade from the original iPhone 4 (the N90). The two SKUs for the phone may represent white and black 8GB models. The iPhone 5 has not yet popped up in the inventory, it seems. Additionally, 9to5Mac reported Apple is now listing three new iPod touch models with the codename “N81A.” The SKUs are expected to represent white versions of the current 8GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Apple will unveil its latest iPhone devices, and likely the white iPod touch, during its press conference on October 4th. BGR will be reporting all of the Apple news as it breaks. 

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Apple iPhone 4S to feature separate camera flash?

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

9to5Mac is reporting that the next iPhone, the iPhone 4S as it’s being referred to, will feature the LED flash for the camera on the opposite side of the case. There have been reports from a small group of individuals experiencing camera problems due to the iPhone’s built-in flash, and this looks like a way to solve the issue. Take a look for yourselves at supposed leaked parts from the upcoming iPhone 4S above. For more information on the iPhone 4S, make sure to check out our exclusive photos of the iPhone 4S coming to T-Mobile. 

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Apple Giving Supafast A5 Chip-Powered iPhones to Devs For Test Drives [Rumor]

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s gearing up for the next iPhone by handing out select handsets with the iPad’s A5 processor instead of iPhone 4′s A4 guts. The devices themselves (dubbed “iPhone 4S” by the site’s source due to its external similarity to the Apples current-gen handset) may not be iPhone 5 hardware, but the guts—those super-speedy, graphics blasting A5 guts—are getting a test drive. More »


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Apple OS X Lion 10.7 new features wrap up so far

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Ever since Apple released Mac OS X Lion 10.7 to developers to test, new features have started to become uncovered. 9to5Mac has been doing a great job compiling a list of some new (and pretty lust-worthy) features that are available in the next version of Apple’s operating system for the PC, and here’s a brief recap of what you can expect to see come summer:

  • TRIM support for super-fast SSD writing
  • Recovery partition to your startup hard drive removing the need for the OS X installer disc in case something goes wrong
  • Possible Dropbox-like functionality for MobileMe storage
  • Find my Mac functionality in Apple’s MobileMe service
  • Removed support for PowerPC applications
  • Removed Front Row (possible it’s only in the seeded development OS, however)
  • Podcast Producer, a true podcast production tool letting you create various shows, episodes, and effortless edit, upload, and share your podcasts
  • Yahoo IM! support in iChat including video and audio conferencing, iOS-style symbol keys (hold down a key on your keyboard and an onscreen symbol list appears like in iOS), and live URL previews when you hover over a URL link

There are many more findings in Mac OS X 10.7, but these are some of the exciting smaller ones that haven’t yet been announced.

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iPad 2 display leaked?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Do you believe what you’re seeing? 9to5Mac along with iFixYouri repair say they’ve got the new iPad 2 display. Better yet, they’ve got the purported part number: LP097X02-SLN1, compared to the original iPad’s LP097X02-SLA3 display. It’s said to be lighter and more than 1-mm thinner than the original while featuring a thinner bezel as well — right, just as the rumors and our own sources have said. Such a display would also enable some tapering of the edges in line with those milled aluminum dummies we’ve seen. The big mystery is still the resolution which a 9to5Mac commenter claims to have extracted from the part number to reveal its LG Phillips 9.7-inch XGA 1024 x 768 H-IPS display origins (same resolution as the current iPad, if true). Unfortunately, we have no way to confirm this. One more pic of the part number details after the break.

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iPad 2 display leaked? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 Feb 2011 01:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple buys San Francisco-based Wi-Gear, developing Apple Bluetooth headphones?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple recently acquired a small Bluetooth headphone company based in San Francisco around two months ago. Their source has not disclosed a purchase price, and Wi-Gear as a company is no longer operational. Wi-Gear manufactured A2DP stereo headphones under the brand name iMuffs and even a Bluetooth adapter that enabled older iPod and iPhones to get in on the action. After some snooping, 9to5Mac found that the co-founder of Wi-Gear is now an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple on LinkedIn, thus giving credibility to the story. It’s said that Apple plans to create and manufacture their own brand of Bluetooth headphones, though it isn’t clear whether this would be a replacement for the wired headset that comes with Apple’s music devices, or something like a stereo Bluetooth accessory. Maybe even a new Bluetooth headset to replace their less-than-stellar first go at it?

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