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What’s Up With Location Based Social Networking?

Location based social networking is facilitated by applications like Buzzd, Loopt, BrightKite and Foursquare, which allow mobile smart phone users to “check in” at either map coordinates or location – such as a business, restaurant, or event center. Recently, Facebook and Twitter added location options. Twitter announced in April that they will allow users to [...]

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Hating on Apple? Take a number.

While there are a variety of reasons folks hate Apple, many of the most often repeated reasons boil down to two general problems: 1) Hypocrisy and 2) Draconian, closed methods. Let’s take a little gander at these two general categories and see why Apple is so well described by these titles. Apple’s hypocrisy takes a [...]

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Jobs vs. Flash? Ego vs. the Market

Steve Jobs recently penned a missive “explaining” Apple’s reasons for failing to integrate Adobe’s Flash technology (a standard for games and entertainment online) into its iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. His argument? Flash “falls short” of what it could be and what is needed on a mobile device. What would Jobs have said if everyone [...]

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Coby Smartbook Gives a Glimpse into Portable Future

Coby Electronics probably hasn’t had this much press in the existence of the company. At the CeBIT expo in Germany at the first of March, the value – oriented consumer electronics company picked up its share of the buzz because of a brand new smartbook as reported by Engadget. The buzz isn’t about great styling, [...]

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Have You Got the Touch?

Touch technology is the wave of the future of computing, and not just in handheld computing. The introduction of HP and other Microsoft based tablets at the CES this month, along with the rumors of the new Apple tablet set to debut later in January represent only the latest in the touch world innovations. HP [...]

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Has Apple Become “The Man?”

Apple has built its reputation on innovation, on breaking the mold, on thinking outside the box. But can they keep their outsider ethos when they are the standard instead of the new technology on the block? If recent and continuing developments with the Apple App Store for iPhone and the iPod TYouch are any indication, [...]

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