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US Army Looks To Apple For Future Tech

Apple’s been called up: so soon we’re going to see lines of battle-hardened iPhones, tooled-up iPads, weary iMacs and battalions of MacBook Pros marching to America’s wars as a leading US Army group plans to migrate to the Mac.

Major General Nick Justice and several members of his staff traveled to Cupertino this month to discuss using Apple’s solutions in the field.

Major General Justice leads the US Army’s Research, Development, and Engineering Command. He wants to abandon some proprietary Army systems in favour of consumer products, including Apple mobile products. Continue reading

Apple TV will be iPhone games console, Webush Morgan speaks

We’ve talked before about Apple’s hobby product, the Apple TV. Tim Cook even characterised the product as that once again during a recent analysts call – but we suspect Cupertino’s being cunning once again, and one day the Apple TV will morph into something completely different – a games console.

At least one games industry analyst agrees (video below) and it really isn’t a massive stretch right now to imagine how such a step could take place:

First, use an iPad or iPhone or iPod touch as the game controller(s);

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Conde Nast makes iPad power play, despite Apple v Adobe Flash

Leading US publisher, Conde Nast, takes Apple’s iPad extremely seriously and intends releasing not one but five magazines in a format ready for the “magical” device, the New York Times explains.

The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, the company will announce today. GQ’s iPad version will be ready in April, while Vanity Fair and Wired will take space on your iPad in June, with the remaining two titles set to reach the platform this summer.

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Amazon UK: Mac OS X now avail for UK pre-order

Well our American cousins have been investing in the next, best iteration of OS X since this weekend. Now Amazon UK has opened for business selling the software for pre-order, (price, mysteriously, not avail. on Amazon’s site, or Apple’s – please guys, give Britain a day off from feeling ripped-off, is tough times here, after all..)

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No Zune phone as MSFT goes aggro v iPhone

Microsoft has moved to cease speculation it intends releasing its own Zune
phone to compete with the Apple iPhone, and presumably the iPod touch.

The company pooh-poohed the notion during its financial results announcement this week, saying its strategy will be to improve Windows Mobile and continue working with its existing hardware partners.

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300 million iPhone App downloads – Apple

Apple has confirmed 300 million application downloads through its App Store since launch on July 11, 2008.

The five month achievement is noted within a pair of iPhone ads published Friday in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. The company also confirmed that in excess of 10,000 applications are now available through the App Store.

The two ads name a range of available applications for the device, including: Facebook; Bank of America; Urbanspoon; Shazam; Asphalt 4; eBay; APMobile News; Bloomberg; Mandarin; Remote’ Sudoku; Flight Status; Loopt; Spore; QuickVoice and AIM.

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Apple’s netbook plans revealed – by analyst

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s rumours claiming Apple may release a touchscreen iMac and that it is developing video eyeglasses for its media players, this morning’s speculation claims the company will introduce a $599 ‘netbook’ in early 2009.

Naturally, this particular claim – an enduring notion that’s been up and down all year – comes from the analysts at Technology Business Research, where Ezra Gottheil has put their name to the idea.

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Boxee team release Apple TV upgrade, more

We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.

For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.

Seems not only media-junkies have been paying attention. Boxee recently revealed a $4 million investment from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures which will see Bijan Sabet from Spark and Fred Wilson from Union Square join the Boxee board.
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UPDATE: Nokia’s new Mac suite, early alpha exposed

Some may recall news earlier this week that Nokia plans to implement wider Mac support in 2009, now some early screen shots of what the mobile phone giant plans for the Apple Inc. computer platform have emerged – proving Nokia’s claim to be more than hype.

Right now it’s a Leopard-only software, and works only with Nokia N95, N96 and the Nokia 5800 Tube, a fellow blogger reveals.

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