Really Love Your iPad? Maybe It Needs An Elastick Strap-On To Give You Love Back

Really Love Your iPad? Maybe It Needs An Elastick Strap-On To Give You Love Back

The image above would seemingly brook no further comment without sniggering. To all appearances, it is a prosthetic to strap onto your iPad, possibly for use with some tele-dildonics app that snuck by the App Store review process. But looks can be deceiving.

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Weak Back-to-School Effort Causing ‘Significant’ Mac Sales Slowdown [Analyst]

Weak Back-to-School Effort Causing ‘Significant’ Mac Sales Slowdown [Analyst]

Is it time for Apple to tweak its back-to-school sales campaign? An analyst claims Mac sales are off up to 40 percent, as consumers become more sensitive to prices. But the report differs from another forecast suggesting Mac demand is “encouraging.”

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From David Byrne, iPhone Apps You Wish Were Real

Byrne InvisibleMe

From the “maybe I can get these on Cydia” department: musician and artist David Byrne has created a number of authentic looking app store listings for fake iPhone apps, as contributions to a social media-related art exhibition being held in New York City next month. One handy offering is called Invisible Me, an auto-reply app for texts and emails allowing you to avoid work while pretending to be engaged. Sweet!

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iOS Dev Caught Collecting Kids’ Personal Data Pays $50K

iOS Dev Caught Collecting Kids’ Personal Data Pays $50K

In the first of its kind, an iOS developer recently paid $50,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint charging child-oriented apps collected personal data without parental knowledge. Broken Thumbs Apps, sells several games, such as Zombie Duck Hunt, Truth or Dare, and Emily’s Dress Up.

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Apple’s iAd Chief Is Leaving The Company

Apple’s iAd Chief Is Leaving The Company

Andy Miller, the founder of Quattro Wireless who became Apple’s VP of mobile advertising and the head of iAd after Apple acquired his company for $250 million, is leaving the company.

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Logitech’s New Wireless Keyboard Is Powered By the Sun & Will Save You A Fortune on Batteries

Logitech’s New Wireless Keyboard Is Powered By the Sun & Will Save You A Fortune on Batteries

Love Apple’s wireless Bluetooth keyboard but fed up of buying new batteries? Logitech’s new K75o keyboard could be the answer: a wireless keyboard — complete with a numeric keypad — powered entirely by the sun, which is sure to save you a small fortune and help the environment.

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After Google-Motorola Deal, Could Apple Buy Kodak Just For The Patents?

After Google-Motorola Deal, Could Apple Buy Kodak Just For The Patents?

Attention patent shoppers: aisle one has a deal on digital imaging. Kodak is worth billions – not as a company, but for its patent portfolio. Indeed, just a portion of Kodak’s intellectual property is worth more than five times its stock value. Are you listening, Apple?

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Leaked Photos May Show Wintek Employees Making The iPhone 5 Touchscreen

Leaked Photos May Show Wintek Employees Making The iPhone 5 Touchscreen

Are these white suited factory workers building iPhone 5 screens? It sure looks like it, given the elongated home button, widely rumored to be a capacitive number in the next iPhone. It’s even alleged to be taken in Wintek’s touchscreen plant, which handles the iPhone 4.

It certainly looks pretty legit to us. What do you think?

27,000 Users Sue Apple for $25 Million Over Locationgate

27,000 Users Sue Apple for $25 Million Over Locationgate

Remember that court ruling in Korea last month that ordered Apple to pay out around $950 to the first person to sue over the whole Locationgate fiasco? Well, we knew it wouldn’t stop there.

27,000 users are now suing the Cupertino company for around $930 each — that’s a whopping $25 million lawsuit.

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Best Buy Wants to Yank HP Tablets Due To Terrible Sales

Best Buy Wants to Yank HP Tablets Due To Terrible Sales

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Woe be the mighty HP. Retail giant Best Buy wants the PC maker’s tablets off its shelves after selling just 25,000 TouchPads. That’s not all, Walmart and others are also having trouble getting rid of the devices, according to a Wednesday report. Say it with us: there’s no tablet market, only an iPad market.

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