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8 things Microsoft stores didn’t copy from Apple

Apple's $30bn maps mistake

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Tim Cook's delayed apology over the maps fiasco tells us a lot about the company's attitude and managementA short week after releasing the iPhone 5, Apple's CEO publicly apologises for the maps fiasco and the company's website updates its description of the new service. As the digital inspirations blog found...
Apple's $30bn maps mistake

Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note with LTE: $299 on AT&T

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Another hot device from this month’s Consumer Electronics Show is about to hit the market: AT&T announced a Feb. 5 pre-order date for the Samsung Galaxy Note. The LTE device arrives in AT&T stores on Feb. 19 and will cost $299 with a 2-year service contract. Earlier today I noted...
Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note with LTE: $299 on AT&T
30 minutes inside the mind of 8-time entrepreneur Steve Blank

Aaron Sorkin to paint 'heroic' picture of Steve Jobs in biopic

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Writer of The Social Network says working on upcoming film about the late Apple co-founder is 'like writing about the Beatles'The Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin, has revealed he hopes to paint a "heroic" picture of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a forthcoming biopic.Sorkin, whose...
Aaron Sorkin to paint 'heroic' picture of Steve Jobs in biopic

Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)

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Apple’s new iOS 6 boasts more than 200 new features, many of them small fixes and incremental updates. Others are bigger and bolder, like maps, turn-by-turn directions and the Passbook mobile wallet. But what’s really inside iOS 6? I reached out to some top Seattle area iOS app developers...
Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)

Engadget Mobile Podcast 128: MWC 2012 - 03.03.2012

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As we bask in the afterglow of Mobile World Congress, let's take a few hours to gather all of our thoughts in one semi-lucid, sleep-deprived Engadget Mobile Podcast. We weren't able to coax the Abbey Road-caliber recording from our setup this time around as we crowded around a single...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 128: MWC 2012 - 03.03.2012

iTunes movies in 1080p: less than or equal to Blu-ray image quality?

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Blu-ray's been atop the home entertainment mountain, with only fleeting competition from HD-DVDs, ever since its introduction. Since then, home internet connections have gotten faster and the quality of downloadable content has improved such that iTunes can offer 1080p versions of your favorite movies. But, does iTunes really provide the...
iTunes movies in 1080p: less than or equal to Blu-ray image quality?
Sorry Paul Miller, Quitting The Internet Was A Dumb Idea

Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

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Though not quite a replacement for Mountain View's ill-fated dictionary, this 1,240 page tome contains the first Google image search result for each word in a run-of-the-mill dictionary. With a PHP script, London-based artists Felix Heyes and Ben West scraped the image from each search and compiled an alphabetically...
Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

★ This Apple-HTC Patent Thing

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There are two aspects surrounding Apple’s patent litigation against HTC that demand further consideration. First, the severe problems with the U.S. patent system as a whole, particularly with regard to software patents. Second, the strategic implications of Apple’s decision to file suit. Smart writers with first-hand experience with software patents...
★ This Apple-HTC Patent Thing
On Twitter's birthday, it subtly reminded me how indispensable it is

TC Cribs: Lit Motors, Where Sleek Electric Cars (And More) Are Built From Scratch

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We’re back with a brand new Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series where we go inside the gates of the hottest tech companies and get a grand tour of what the day-to-day work life is like — warts, perks, and all. In this episode, we headed to an industrial stretch...
TC Cribs: Lit Motors, Where Sleek Electric Cars (And More) Are Built From Scratch

"Googled If You Don't"

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"Googled If You Don't": Unlike Joe Nocera, Jean-Louis Gassée (obviously) understands Apple and is much more thoughtful when it comes to the Maps situation. He takes a quick swipe at the press coverage of the situation: Pageview-driven commenters do the expected. After having slammed the "boring" iPhone 5, they reversed...
"Googled If You Don't"

Unvarnished: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Defamation

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Imagine every positive and ugly opinion about you— from your mother to that awkward co-worker you rejected at the company Christmas party— centrally located on one online profile. Sound scary? It is. This Tuesday, Unvarnished makes its beta debut. It’s essentially Yelp for LinkedIn: any user can create an online...
Unvarnished: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Defamation

Karateka Classic punches its way to Android and iOS on May 16th

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While Jordan Mechner's Karateka burst back onto the scene through its 2012 remake, that wasn't good enough for purists who really just wanted a port of the 1984 original. Consider their wish granted, as Karateka Classic is coming to both Android and iOS on May 16th. The release goes...
Karateka Classic punches its way to Android and iOS on May 16th

Windows 8 has problems, but it doesn't deserve the dreaded Vista comparison

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OK, so we all know that Windows 8 is a flawed operating system. In particular, the OS has rather awkward and counterintuitive controls for switching between its tiles and its standard desktop interface, and finding key features such as the control panel can be difficult at first. At the same...
Windows 8 has problems, but it doesn't deserve the dreaded Vista comparison
Why The "New" iPad Should Never Have Been Released
Maps disaster hasn't stopped a majority of iPhone owners from updating to iOS 6

Abolish The Reference Check

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two acquired startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs at NirAndFar.com It’s time to abolish the reference check. The unpleasant process of calling up a job applicant’s former boss to gab...
Abolish The Reference Check
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