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Tether Launches HTML5-Based iPhone Tethering Solution

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Tether, the company behind the iTether iOS app that Apple approved and then quickly removed from the App Store, has a new tethering solution. This time, it's HTML5 based and doesn't require downloading anything from the App Store. "It was clear from our initial application iTether, there was enormous demand...
Tether Launches HTML5-Based iPhone Tethering Solution

Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday

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Yesterday, we noted that Apple's grand opening of its new Highland Village retail store scheduled for 8:00 AM on Friday hinted that the company was likely to planning to launch the new iPad at that time rather than in a late afternoon launch as was seen with the iPad 2....
Apple Retail Store Signage Confirms 8:00 AM Launch for New iPad on Friday

Why big IT projects always go wrong

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Fred Brooks's 1975 book The Mythical Man-Month is essential reading for any company boss about to embark upon a costly software projectIin 1975, a computer scientist named Fred Brooks published one of the seminal texts in the literature of computing. It had the intriguing title of The Mythical Man-Month and...
Why big IT projects always go wrong

The DSL death march continues….

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The slow death march of DSL continues, especially at two of the largest phone companies in America. Last week, Verizon reported a loss of about 89,000 DSL connections and a boom in demand for its faster fiber optic service, FiOS, which added about 193,000 new subscribers. We are seeing similar trends...
The DSL death march continues….

SEOMoz + GetListed: Let The SMB Toolset Death March Begin

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SEOMoz’s recent acquisition of GetListed has got me thinking — there’s a dangerous trend going on in the SEO Tools market. I call it the SMB Death March. SEO Tool Market The SEO Tool market has exploded over the past couple of years, and with good reason. These days, it seems like......
SEOMoz + GetListed: Let The SMB Toolset Death March Begin

Benchmarks on Third-Generation iPad Reveal 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

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In addition to the just-surfaced unboxing video of the new iPad, Tinhte.vn also posts Geekbench benchmarks of the device, revealing that the device's A5X system-on-a-chip contains a 1 GHz application processor and 1 GB of RAM. The new iPad received a total Geekbench score of 756, essentially identical to that...
Benchmarks on Third-Generation iPad Reveal 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB RAM

Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

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Last month, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long been a proponent of an Apple television set, reported that Apple was investigating components for just such a product, contacting suppliers to learn about the capabilities of their various offerings. As shared by Business Insider, a new report from Jeffries...
Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

HBO Confirms Negotiations to Allow Fox and Universal to Participate in iCloud for Movies

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Last week, we noted with the launch of the new Apple TV and iTunes in the Cloud for movies that Fox and Universal were not participating in the iCloud video streaming due to contractual obligations with HBO. At the time CNET indicated that the issue was a temporary one and...
HBO Confirms Negotiations to Allow Fox and Universal to Participate in iCloud for Movies

First Unboxing Video of 3rd Generation Retina iPad

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While the official launch of the 3rd Generation iPad isn't until March 16th, Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has managed to get their hands on one of the new iPads and shot an unboxing video. The video, of course, is in Vietnamese, but you can follow along pretty easily. There are...
First Unboxing Video of 3rd Generation Retina iPad
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Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4 with JavaScript Enhancements and Bug Fixes

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Following last month's developer seed, Apple today released Safari 5.1.4 to the public. The release is available for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard, as well as Windows. Apple highlights the following improvements on OS X Lion:Safari 5.1.4 for OS X Lion includes changes that: - Improve JavaScript performance up...
Apple Releases Safari 5.1.4 with JavaScript Enhancements and Bug Fixes

The Telegraph goes behind a paywall in the UK, free online access now restricted to 20 articles a month

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The Telegraph goes behind a paywall in the UK, free online access now restricted to 20 articles a month

Jony Ive Discusses Apple's Creative Design Processes

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In a rare interview, Apple design chief Jony Ive participated in a Q&A exchange with the London Evening Standard, offering his perspective on a number of topics including how the design process works at Apple.Q: How does a new product come about at Apple? A: What I love about the...
Jony Ive Discusses Apple's Creative Design Processes
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Steve Jobs Discussed Potential Television Deal with CBS CEO Les Moonves

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Last November, CBS CEO Les Moonves acknowledged that his company had been in talks with Apple about a potential streaming television service, revealing that CBS had ultimately declined to support the plan due to Apple's demands that it include a split of advertising revenue between the two companies. As noted...
Steve Jobs Discussed Potential Television Deal with CBS CEO Les Moonves

Apple is developing a Flash alternative (and has been for almost a year).

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It was only a matter of time, but the announcement has been made: Apple is developing a Flash alternative.  Oh, but wait, the “matter of time” was apparently last summer. Yep, the entire tech industry has known about this for a year, and yet nobody has seemed to have latched...
Apple is developing a Flash alternative (and has been for almost a year).

Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com

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Down below is copy of the most recent slides for Ed’s seminar on managing death-march projects. As you read the slides, bear in mind one essential point: the problems and solutions are primarily about people and not technology. (Link: Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com)...
Managing death-march projects | ZDNet.com

New iPad Demand is 'Off the Charts' with Initial Batch Sold Out

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Apple told USA Today that demand for the newest iPad has been "off the charts" and that the initial batch had been sold out:"Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased," Apple said in a statement. "Customers...
New iPad Demand is 'Off the Charts' with Initial Batch Sold Out

Apple Shutting Down iWork.com Amid Transition to iCloud

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Apple today sent out an email to users registered for its iWork.com beta noting that it will be discontinuing the service as of July 31. The discontinuation comes as Apple places its focus on iCloud, which offers users ways to keep documents in sync among their various iOS devices.Dear...
Apple Shutting Down iWork.com Amid Transition to iCloud
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