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Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

Some Apple Stores Now Use Special Dock Connectors To Stop iOS Devices From Being Stolen

This dock connector will prevent iOS devices from being stolen from the Apple Store.

Apple retail stores are now installing special dock connectors to prevent iOS devices from being stolen. They look just like the regular USB cable that ships with every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but they feature a nifty anti-left lock that prevents them from being removed from the device — essentially tethering the unit to the table.

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Apple Working With Cable Providers To Stream Live TV To The Living Room [Report]

Apple Working With Cable Providers To Stream Live TV To The Living Room [Report]

Will the current Apple TV simply evolve, or is Apple working on something much bigger?

The iPhone 5 and iPad mini sections of the rumor mill have been churning nonstop as of late, but there hasn’t been any rumors surrounding the future of the Apple TV for quite some time.

Today a report sheds more light on the future of the Apple TV by noting that Apple is in talks with major cable providers to stream live television to a set-top box.

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ChargeCard Is An iPhone Charging Cable That Fits In Your Wallet [Kickstarter]

ChargeCard Is An iPhone Charging Cable That Fits In Your Wallet [Kickstarter]

Meet the world’s smallest iPhone charging cable.

The ChargeCard is an iPhone charging that’s designed to live in your wallet, purse, or pocket. Shaped like a credit card and measuring just 2.54mm thick, this is the thinnest iPhone charging cable you can buy, and you can pull it out whenever you find a free USB port to charge your device. What’s more, you can finally say goodbye to carrying messy cables.

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Which Companies Will Still Thrive When The iPad Rules The Earth

Which Companies Will Still Thrive When The iPad Rules The Earth

Which industries will thrive in an iPad-dominated world? Which will fail?

Led by the iPad, tablet sales are now expected to overtake laptop sales within four years. Given how disruptive the iPad has already been to many industries, it’s almost impossible to read reports like that without wondering which industries the iPad will topple or transform over the next five to ten years.

A new Morgan Stanley report identifies some of the likely winners and losers in an iPad and tablet dominated world. The industries expected to succeed include a couple of surprises – at first glance.

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The New Maclocks MacBook Pro Security Case Helps You Say Goodbye To The Kensington Lock

The New Maclocks MacBook Pro Security Case Helps You Say Goodbye To The Kensington Lock

Add a security lock to your new MacBook Pro to ensure it isn’t an easy target for coffee shop con men.

In an effort to create the thinnest, lightest MacBook Pro it has ever released, Apple did away with a number of features that MacBook Pro users have become accustomed to, including the Kensington security lock. That means, of course, that you can no longer secure your $2,800 notebook to a table in Starbucks, and that it could easily be stolen from right under your nose the second you get up to order another cappuccino.

But Maclocks has a solution: the world’s first MacBook Pro security case and lock.

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Kanex Sydnee Allows You To Charge Your Entire Family Of iOS Devices From Just One Socket

Kanex Sydnee Allows You To Charge Your Entire Family Of iOS Devices From Just One Socket

Sydnee makes charging multiple iOS devices simple.

Sydnee from Kanex is a new accessory that allows users with an entire family of iOS devices to charge all of their gadgets (well, four of them) simultaneously. It requires only one main socket, and it coverts that into four USB ports — capable of pumping out 2.1 amps of power — for your iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches.

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The Wrap: An Unbelievably Beautiful And Elegant Way To Manage Your iPhone Charger

The Wrap: An Unbelievably Beautiful And Elegant Way To Manage Your iPhone Charger

Ingenious.

Sometimes a good idea doesn’t have to be radical. It doesn’t have to have a $70,000 Kickstarter goal. Sometimes a good idea is just simplicity itself: easy to produce, affordable to own, beautifully designed and genuinely useful.

That’s what makes our eyes pop about The Wrap. Designed by Michiel Cornelissen, the Wrap is a simple plug that fits on the USB end of a European iPhone wall charger. Thread your 30-pin dock connector cable through The Wrap and you can easily wrap the whole cord around it. That’s it. Just EUR 9.95.

I love this. It’s just beautifully useful and wonderfully understated. And while The Wall is Europe-only for now, Cornelissen says that if 100 people email him saying they want a US version, he’ll make one. Get clamoring, people.

Ditch Those Crappy Video Subscription Services And Grab Yourself A Slingbox SOLO [Review]

Ditch Those Crappy Video Subscription Services And Grab Yourself A Slingbox SOLO [Review]

The unfortunate reality of trying to replace cable with video subscription services such as Netflix or Hulu is that, well… they kind of suck. Okay, so that’s my opinion and it’s completely possible that you’re happy with the Walmart bargain bin selection of movies Netflix has to offer, or being last to find out that The Island was just purgatory and the whole point of LOST was, well… pointless. There’s many reasons why I’ve been unable to cut cable out of my life, and if I’m going to be paying for it every month — I might as well get my money’s worth. That’s where the Slingbox SOLO comes in.

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Apple’s Next iPhone Won’t Look Anything Like The iPhone 4S According To This Component

Apple’s Next iPhone Won’t Look Anything Like The iPhone 4S According To This Component

This component looks nothing like anything we've ever seen in a previous iPhone.

An “iPhone 5’ SIM tray that was leaked by one parts supplier earlier this month suggested Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone may not get that long-awaited redesign after all, launching instead with a look that resembles its last two predecessors, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.

However, a new headphone jack & earpiece component that has been leaked by the same supplier contradicts that belief, and indicates that the new iPhone will indeed sport a whole new look.

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Stiff Limb.al USB Cable Doubles As An iPhone Stand

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Put your lazy iPhone to work

The Limb.al is a very simple yet very clever idea. It’s a USB charging cable for your iPhone (or micro-USB device) which is stiff enough to work as a dock. Plug the Limb.al into a USB port on the side of your MacBook or monitor and it will be held, hovering in space, by the bendable, pose-able cable.

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