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Apple's New Lightning Connector Skirts EU Environmental Agreement

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Apple seems to be following the letter of the law of a 2009 European Union agreement designed to reduce environmental waste by standardizing its iPhone connectors to Micro-USB.  But does the iPhone 5's new Lightning connector comply with the spirit of the agreement? The 2009 agreement specifically urges signatories to...
Apple's New Lightning Connector Skirts EU Environmental Agreement

Amped Wireless boosts Wi-Fi signals with new adapters

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Amped Wireless has released two new high-power Wi-Fi directional USB adapter, the UA1000 and the UA2000. The company claims the directional adapters are capable of boosting wireless range up to three times normal performance.......
Amped Wireless boosts Wi-Fi signals with new adapters

Apple Effectively Doubled The Price Of An iPad Accessory Photographers Love (AAPL)

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Something doesn't sit well with the new pricing on Apple's camera-to-iPad adapters. When Apple's old 30-pin connector was the iPad standard, customers could buy a Camera Connection Kit for $29. It included two adapters, one for USB cables and one for SD cards, so that you could immediately pull photos...
Apple Effectively Doubled The Price Of An iPad Accessory Photographers Love (AAPL)

iOS 6.1 to Add Siri-Based Movie Ticket Purchases via Fandango

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9to5Mac reports that among the new features included in the iOS 6.1 beta seeded to developers late last week is the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri. The feature, which is currently limited to the United States, integrates with Fandango to facilitate purchases.When a user asks for movie tickets...
iOS 6.1 to Add Siri-Based Movie Ticket Purchases via Fandango

Insert Coin: Luminode dimmer switch runs on a mesh network, learns to light up our lives (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Just a simple light switch, you say? Look closer. Think Automatic's...
Insert Coin: Luminode dimmer switch runs on a mesh network, learns to light up our lives (video)

Apple releases Lightning to Micro USB adapter for Europeans

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The Apple Store has come back online following Apple’s media event that just wrapped up in San Francisco. We’ve gotten a look at several smaller products from Apple, and we’ve found one more. For the Euro-folk, Apple has released a Lightning to Micro USB adapter, available for £15.00 and shipping within...
Apple releases Lightning to Micro USB adapter for Europeans

Western Digital My Net AC Bridge review: Another great 802.11ac bridge

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If you're building an 802.11ac network, you have two options on the client side: Purchase a second 802.11ac router from the same manufacturer and configure it to operate as a bridge, or purchase a dedicated 802.11ac wireless bridge. Unless you need to connect only one client, we strongly recommend...
Western Digital My Net AC Bridge review: Another great 802.11ac bridge

Apple Sells Three Million iPads and iPad Minis in Opening Weekend

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Apple today announced that it has sold a total of three million iPads since the launch of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad on Friday. The number was not broken down into separate counts of iPad and iPad mini sales.Apple today announced it has sold three million iPads in just...
Apple Sells Three Million iPads and iPad Minis in Opening Weekend

Briefly: iAlertTag, Wireless Nano USB Adapter released

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Cirago has launched iAlertTag, a Bluetooth 4.0 device that can wirelessly secure, alert, and locate an iPhone. The iAlertTag creates a wireless link with an iOS device, and alerts users by vibrating and playing a tone when the two devices are separated. Support is limited to the iPhone 4S and...
Briefly: iAlertTag, Wireless Nano USB Adapter released

Microsoft Working on Gaming-Focused 'Xbox Surface' 7-Inch Tablet

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Just as Apple's iPad mini joins the market of smaller tablets with displays of 7-8 inches, The Verge reports that Microsoft is preparing to launch its own 7-inch tablet. Interestingly, rather than simply being a smaller version of its just-launched 10-inch Surface tablet, the forthcoming "Xbox Surface" tablet will be...
Microsoft Working on Gaming-Focused 'Xbox Surface' 7-Inch Tablet

USB 3 ports? This new Satechi hub has 10 and enough amps to charge an iPad

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This new 10 port USB 3 adapter seems like the last USB adapter you’d ever need. I usually have between 4-8 devices plugged into my monitor, keyboards and Macs in a big mess. This thing divides it into 3 separate banks, puts it out of the way and includes a 2.1A...
USB 3 ports? This new Satechi hub has 10 and enough amps to charge an iPad

Early Signs of OS X 10.9 Unsurprisingly Showing Up in Web Logs

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In what should not be a significant surprise, Apple is already hard at work on OS X 10.9, the next major version of its Mac operating system. Signs of OS X 10.9 showing up in web logs were publicized [Google translation] earlier today by Czech site Letem světem Applem, and...
Early Signs of OS X 10.9 Unsurprisingly Showing Up in Web Logs

Apple to sell Micro-USB adapter for Lightning but only in Europe

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iPhone 5 owners in Europe can use existing Micro-USB cables to power and sync their phones via the new adapter. [Read more]...
Apple to sell Micro-USB adapter for Lightning but only in Europe

Did Apple Spend $2 Billion to Bail Out Sharp?

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Apple analyst Horace Dediu has dug deep into Apple's 2012 capital expenditures and found some spending, above and beyond what Apple had previously disclosed. He discovered that Apple spent $2.3 billion more than it had forecast on "product tooling, manufacturing process equipment and infrastructure". However, Apple didn't actually shell out...
Did Apple Spend $2 Billion to Bail Out Sharp?

Microsoft Office for iOS Said to Launch in Early 2013, Offer Only Basic Functionality

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There has been a significant amount of discussion about Microsoft's rumored plans to bring Office to iOS devices, and The Verge now weighs in with additional details and a few screenshots from the project. According to the report, Office Mobile for iOS and Android will launch in early 2013 but...
Microsoft Office for iOS Said to Launch in Early 2013, Offer Only Basic Functionality

Pixar Names Main Building in Honor of Steve Jobs

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The Pixar Times reports (via 9to5Mac) that Pixar has recently named its main building in honor of Steve Jobs, with a Pixar employee tweeting a friend's photo showing the new name on the building.Peering in through the windows, you can clearly see the outline of Sulley, confirming that this is...
Pixar Names Main Building in Honor of Steve Jobs

Netgear 802.11ac update adds beamforming, delivers up to 60 percent faster WiFi

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Although Netgear was one of the quickest out of the gates with 802.11ac WiFi hardware, that doesn't mean its hardware is the quickest today: without beamforming to optimize the signal, it risks trailing behind newcomers who've had more time to prepare. Starting with the R6300 router and A6200 USB...
Netgear 802.11ac update adds beamforming, delivers up to 60 percent faster WiFi
Apple's Lightning to Micro USB adapter now available in US
UK folding plug becomes a reality, shipping for £25 on February 28th

Apple Notifying Former MobileMe Members of New iCloud.com Email Address Options

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Back in July, Apple revealed during developer testing of iOS 6 that it would be launching new icloud.com email addresses for users of the service, with former MobileMe members using me.com or mac.com address also receiving equivalent icloud.com addresses. Those new icloud.com addresses have been rolling out gradually over the...
Apple Notifying Former MobileMe Members of New iCloud.com Email Address Options

Apple Accuses Samsung's Version of Android and the Galaxy Note 10.1 of Infringing Patents

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Continuing the seemingly endless patent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung, Apple today argued that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet infringes on its patents, as well as Samsung's implementation of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system on its devices. Apple has also said it wants to add a number of...
Apple Accuses Samsung's Version of Android and the Galaxy Note 10.1 of Infringing Patents

Apple offers multiple Lightning cables, adapters

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Apple/Rainer Brockerhoff Apple has a variety of cables and adapters available for its new "Lightning" connector that debuts with the iPhone 5. Lightning replaces the decade-old 30-pin Dock connector, and will be the connector for all of Apple's mobile devices. All new devices, including the iPhone 5, will ship...
Apple offers multiple Lightning cables, adapters

iPad's Share of Tablet Shipments Falls to 50% in 3Q 2012

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Research firm IDC today released its preliminary estimates of worldwide tablet shipments for the third quarter of 2012, finding that several Android tablet manufacturers saw very strong growth as Apple stagnated during the lead-up to the iPad mini launch. As a result, Apple's share of the market fell to 50.4%...
iPad's Share of Tablet Shipments Falls to 50% in 3Q 2012

Belkin Announces First Official Third-Party Lightning Accessories

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While a number of vendors have been launching unofficial Lightning accessories while Apple works to bring official partners up to speed on the new standard, Belkin today became the first official vendor to introduce accessories using the Lightning connector."Belkin was the first third-party manufacturer to develop accessories for the 30-pin...
Belkin Announces First Official Third-Party Lightning Accessories

Nice Phone, Apple, But What's The Deal With The $29 Lightning To 30-Pin Adapter?

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Chances are you have a few iPhone or iPod chargers and cables in your house right now and maybe even a speaker dock or alarm clock that lets you plug in your iPhone. In one fell swoop, Apple made these obsolete when it launched its new Lightening connector on Wednesday....
Nice Phone, Apple, But What's The Deal With The $29 Lightning To 30-Pin Adapter?

Apple Lightning to Micro USB adapter now availble for $19

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Apple has made its $19 Lightning to Micro USB adapter available on its online store this afternoon for $19. The adapter allows you to charge or connect your iPhone with any Micro USB cable, and considering how cheap the cables are, buying this adapter may not be such a bad...
Apple Lightning to Micro USB adapter now availble for $19

Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match

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Like most of its peers, Cisco's Linksys badge started off modestly in the 802.11ac WiFi world last year, offering just one router and one bridge for early adopters. It's taking the complete plunge in 2013 with three new routers and a USB adapter. The AC 1200 (EA6300), AC 1600...
Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match

Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)

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Apple has updated its Apple Store app [App Store] with support for Siri, and the ability to email Passbook enabled gift cards to friends via the app. However, despite being in the release notes, neither the gift card feature and Passbook support appear to be enabled yet. What's New in...
Apple Store App Updated With Siri and Gift Card Passbook Support (Theoretically)

Review: Linksys WUMC710 Wireless Media Bridge

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The best way to stream media long distances inside and around your home is over an 802.11ac network. But with the exception of Buffalo's bulky AirStation AC1300, none of the manufacturers building 802.11ac routers are selling 802.11ac bridges for the client side of the network. Asus, Belkin, D-Link, and...
Review: Linksys WUMC710 Wireless Media Bridge

Apple's Lightning to micro-USB adapter now available in US, not just Europe anymore

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Just in case you thought the Lightning to micro-USB connector was Europe-only (to stave off that pesky European Commission), Apple has decided to sell it stateside as well. The tiny choking hazard recently made its way to the company's online store in the US for $19 each (over in...
Apple's Lightning to micro-USB adapter now available in US, not just Europe anymore
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