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Apple has released iOS Version 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. While the latest version of iOS doesn’t exactly add any new features, it does offer several bug fixes. The update primarily addresses two bugs. Prior to the update, the new iPad sometimes had troublemoving between 2G and 3G wireless networks. A second issue sometimes prevented users from streaming content via Apple’s AirPlay service. According to Apple, iOS 5.1.1 also improves reliability and…

The infamous Taiwanese publication Digitimes has yet again jumpstarted the never ending Apple rumor mill, this time suggesting that an entry level MacBook Air is planned for the third quarter of this year. According to Digitimes, the device will cost $799, down from the current starting price of $999. Apple is apparently looking to target the myriad of low priced, super thin computers powered by Intel’s ‘Ultrabook’ campaign. Although Acer has recently reduced its ultrabook…

The iTunes Match cloud music service is looking to broaden its international reach with an anticipated release in several new European countries, MacRumors reports. Several MacRumors readers in Italy, Greece and Austria had to agree to an updated iTunes terms and conditions document, which apparently referenced the cloud music service. Other enthusiasts have been able to successfully sign up for iTunes Match outright. Several screenshots of the Italian version of the service have surfaced, which…

More speculation has surfaced regarding a purported iPad Mini, this time coming from the Chinese website NetEase. The website claims that Apple plans to produce six million of the smaller tablets for a third quarter launch later this year. The report also mentioned that the downsized iPad will be priced in the range of $249 to $299 to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, in addition to other low priced competitors. This isn’t the first time we’ve…

This past weekend we spent some time with Namco Bandai’s ShiftyLook and their upcoming ‘Rocket Fox’ iOS game. The game is centered around Guy Fox, who boosts himself from rocket flower to rocket flower, until each map is entirely clear. The entire game is controlled with the iPad accelerometer, so don’t expect much out of the touch controls. The lone button allows Guy Fox to slam down on surrounding targets. Although the game as a…

During Intel’s Developer Forum 2012, Intel Vice President Kirk Skaugen mentioned that their upcoming Ivy Bridge processors are “Retina display capable if [their] OEMs choose to deliver on that.” Skaugen also noted that their new processors will be able to power a resolution of 2560 by 1600, four times that of the current 13 inch MacBook Pro lineup. Ever since HiDPI graphics were found within OS X Mountain Lion, multiple sources have claimed that Apple is…

In an interview with a French radio station, product designer Philippe Starck revealed that he has been working alongside Apple to create a product he described as ‘quite revolutionary’. Starck, who has spent the last thirty years designing lemon squeezers and alarm clocks, told French radio station Anything and Everything that he and Apple have been working on a “big project together” that will be unveiled “in eight months”. His launch window lines up with…

AppleInsider has reported that Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook was spotted at Valve’s Washington based headquarters earlier today. Valve is the acclaimed development studio behind the popular Portal, Half Life and Team Fortress series. The studio is also responsible for Steam, an online platform built around downloadable games, including more than 500 Mac compatible items. The most interesting part is that Apple and Valve are direct competitors. Valve launched its Steam platform on Mac…

Folks in the United States have been able to use ‘Google Currents’ to change the way they read online content since late last year. Now those outside the country can finally get in on the act as well. Google has officially released version 1.1 of the Android and iOS app, which makes the service available worldwide with support for more than 40 languages. The update also makes a number of other improvements, including the ability to…

Verizon Wireless has announced that starting April 22, customers looking to upgrade their current line of service by purchasing a new device at a discounted price will be subject to a $30 fee. “This fee will help us continue to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect which includes Wireless Workshops, online educational tools, and consultations with experts who provide advice and guidance on devices that are more…

Adobe has updated its Adobe Reader Mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPad to support handwritten signatures. Adobe Reader 10.2 adds the new “Ink Signature Tool” that allows users to endorse just about any compatible document. The update also adds EchoSign connectivity, allowing mobile users to have others sign documents. The mobile app now lets users fill out some agreeable documents. Users can now download a file, enter text, sign the document, and return it…

Earlier today Instagram beat out Draw Something and Angry Birds Space to claim the top spot in the App Store for the first time ever. The service’s popularity reached new heights following the stunning $1 billion acquisition made by social networking giant Facebook. Instagram, available from the iOS App Store as a free download, looks add to a user base of more than 30 million while in the pole position. Thousands of subscribers took to Twitter to…

Ms. Splosion Man hit the Xbox LIVE Arcade last Summer with a huge bang. Now developer Twisted Pixel has announced partnerships with Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose and Panic Button studios to bring the series to Apple devices everywhere. The title is currently in the works, but those lucky enough to attend PAX East this past weekend had the opportunity to get some hands on time with an early build for the iPad. While the incoming…