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    We're less than a month away from Google I/O 2013, when Android fans are hoping to get plenty of news about what Google's been up to, and likely learn about a new product or two. They're not the only ones with a big event like this on the horizon, and Apple just shared the details for its own Worldwide Developers Conference, taking place in early June. WWDC 2013 will run from June 10 through June 14, returning once again to San Francisco's Moscone Center. While we aren't betting on seeing any new products (Apple typically choosing to give big announcements like that their own platforms), ...

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    iOS 6 is what I'd consider to be a mixed bag. There are a lot of reasons why it matters, but none of these include the word "ground breaking". Apple has answered some of our requests with features like turn-by-turn navigation, or simple things like a "do not disturb" button for notifications, but almost every one of these features is just a catch-up to what others have already offered for years. Usually, if you're late to the game, people don't really mind if you figure out a way to do it better, but I sadly can't say that about iOS 6. Surely this is still a beta, and there are tons of ...

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    A lot of cool stuff happened in San Francisco today. Apple's annual World-Wide Developers Conference has traditionally served as the venue for groundbreaking announcements out of Cupertino: Apple's move from PowerPC to Intel chips; iOS 5 and iCloud; and the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 were all announced at WWDC events, along with countless other Apple milestones. This year was no exception to the rule: we got a new lineup of Macbooks, including upgraded Air models as well as a ground-up redesign of the Macbook Pro. The new version of OSX, Mountain Lion, was shown off as well. Finally, ...

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    In this "covert" video we demonstrate the new features of iOS 5 which Apple states will be coming to the iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad 2, and of course what everyone is waiting for the iPhone 5/4S. Since this is the beta version some features will probably change with the final release due out in late summer or early autumn. Some new apps included are Newsstand, Videos, Music, Reminders, and a few more. The biggest changes are seen in the settings, widgets, notifications, and iCloud integration. Stay tuned for more information and videos of future builds.

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    As WWDC approaches many developers are already getting a first hand experience with the upcoming iPhone 5. It seems as though Apple has made it a crucial point to prevent the mayhem of rumors that plagued the supposed release date of the white iPhone 4. Apple has just given some preliminary specs to the new iPhone 5 which will be available June 26th at 5:00pm. Apparently the new device will be sporting the dual core A5 chip with a few improvements over the version in the iPad 2. The new chip will be able to not only do 3G for both CDMA and GSM but will also include the 1700 band after AT&T ...

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    We know that Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is on track for early June, and if we're going by habit alone, Apple is likely to drop the iPhone 5 on us all. Why, then, are there so many rumors flying about that the WWDC could be a software-only event this year? Ever since 2007, when the first iPhone debuted, Apple's had a new model to reveal at each WWDC. Each time the company's issued a press release (usually coming in late April-early May, making this year's a full month early) announcing the event, but never promising new iPhones; Apple always mentions a bunch of software on ...

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    The first hands-on video shows off iPhone 4 features as well as iMovie and in this second video, we take a look at some of the multitasking capabilities of iOS 4--Apple renamed iPhone OS 4 to iOS 4--as well as the iBooks with PDF reader on the iPhone. iBooks will now wirelessly sync bookmarks, notes, and last page read wirelessly across all your iDevices. Additionally, if you have an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone, you'll just need to purchase your book once and then you can sync it across all your devices from the iBookstore. The iPhone also supports select core background processes, ...

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    Steve Jobs kicked off WWDC this week by announcing the iPhone 4 with FaceTime video calling capabilities. The phone offers a number of improvements over its predecessors, including the highest resolution screen on a smartphone, IPS display technology for wide viewing angles, and sharp graphics and text. All this adds up to what Jobs called "retina display." Jobs says that 300 pixels per inch--the standard used in print publishing--offers smooth lines for text and images. With over 300 PPI on the iPhone, images, graphics, and texts will be smooth without any pixelation. Moreover, Apple went ...

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    The best part, for me, about the iPhone 4 is that it brings the pixel count to over 300 pixels per inch, which means that text and images are rendered as crisply as printed paper. Texts that are small in PDFs can now be readable, especially in the iBooks PDF viewer. The high pixel density screen, modern construction with smooth lines, and sleek stainless steel finish and reinforced glass that Steve Jobs says resembles Sapphire crystal and has the strength that's 30 times as tough as plastic all give the iPhone 4 a unique place in the stylish and functional category. The highlight of iPhone ...

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    We got some face time with FaceTime at WWDC for video calling on the iPhone 4. Currently, video calling is limited to WiFi, meaning that you would initiate a call over your carrier's network and must also be connected to a WiFi hotspot or router to activate FaceTime. Within the app, you can switch between the front and rear cameras to show yourself off or the action around you to your caller, as well as rotate your device seamlessly between portrait and landscape. Steve Jobs says that there is no set-up required for FaceTime, but both calling parties do need iPhone 4 hardware for the ...

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    The iPhone 4, as it is now officially called, is going to bring a wave of innovation to the smartphone industry just like the original iPhone did back in 2007. There's a tremendous amount of new stuff to talk about with the iPhone 4, so let's break it down. The Retina Display Probably the most impressive aspect of the iPhone 4 is its display, which has an astonishing 960x640 resolution. Comparatively, the phones with the highest resolution displays out there right now (like the Google Nexus One, EVO 4G, and HTC HD2), have screens with 800x480 resolution. Remarkably, Apple was able to ...

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