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Submission + - New iPad can run significantly hotter than the iPad 2 (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Consumer Reports have tested and found the new ipad to have some temperature issues. From TFA: "The new iPad can run significantly hotter than the earlier iPad 2 model when running an action game, Consumer Reports testers have found... Using a thermal imaging camera, Consumer Reports engineers recorded temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit on the front and rear of the new iPad while playing Infinity Blade II. Our tests follow numerous complaints now cropping up about how hot the new iPad can get while doing processor-intensive tasks, such as gaming or downloads.

We also noticed that the new iPad wasn't charging while the game was running and it was plugged in. In fact, the battery continued to drain. It charged normally, however, when we weren't running a game."


Submission + - Gawker Staffers Can't Tell iPad 2 From Apple's New iPad (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Tech website Gizmodo went out and picked up a new iPad on Friday and opted to let Gawker's various writers and staffers get a quick peek at Apple's new red-hot device. Or at least, that's what Gizmodo's Sam Biddle was trying to lead them to believe. Because they device they were holding off wasn't a brand-new, retina-display iPad, but instead its predecessor: The good ol' iPad 2.
The response?
"It seems very pretty," one staffer said. "It's light. You know, it's not quite like my Kindle, but it'll do, I suppose."


Submission + - Google goes Political? (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Google has created a sort of one stop shop for the Egyptian election, giving viewers vast details ranging from candidates to issues to location of voting. It also includes news and videos related to the candidates.

From the blog:
Getting information about the new rules and the new players is no small feat for Egyptians: there are nearly 11,000 candidates vying for 498 seats across 27 governorates nationwide during a multi-stage election that started today and lasts until March 2012. We’re doing our best to organize information to make it easier for voters to find everything they need in one place. For example, millions of Egyptians have learned where they can vote through our landing page,



Submission + - Google Refuses To Remove Videos Of Police Brutalit (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Google has refused to remove police brutality (possibly at Occupy Oakland and probably similar other) videos.

Here is Google's statement.
'We received a request from a local law enforcement agency to remove YouTube videos of police brutality, which we did not remove. Separately, we received requests from a different local law enforcement agency for removal of videos allegedly defaming law enforcement officials. We did not comply with those requests, which we have categorized in this Report as defamation requests.'

While Slashdot editors and (most of the) readers have their heads up in Apple's ass with non-stop anti-Google propoganda lately, lets see if this story selected. Because it deserves the mention.


Submission + - Apple goes rotten again ( 1

E IS mC(Square) writes: Apple has apparently sent a cease and desist to a small cafe in Germany, Apfelkind, whose logo looks absolutely nothing like Apple's. Logo comparison can be found at

Call me a hater, but I just wish somebody puts Apple in it's place. Enough of this bullshit.


Submission + - The mystery of vanishing iTunes credit (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Back on November 28, 2010, somebody started a thread on Apple’s support forums about someone spending more than $50 of his iTunes Store credit on iPhone apps. That discussion thread has since swelled to more than 45 pages, with nearly 700 posts. Someone—or some group of someones—seems to be able to spend iTunes gift card credit without permission, buying apps that users don’t want. And whoever’s doing the hacking seems pretty good at it: Hundreds of users have seen their iTunes credit stolen, and the hack shows no signs of slowing, ten months after it was first reported.

Apple has refunded certain accounts, but not in all cases.

Apple suggests that the hack stems from weak, easily guessable passwords, and/or phishing attacks where customers are fooled into entering their passwords into hackers' forms.


Submission + - Samsung, LG and Motorola ahead of Apple (

E IS mC(Square) writes: Apple iPhone coverage and rumors are ubiquitous on the Internet, but when it comes to actual sales, Samsung, LG, and Motorola are all more popular.
In a market of 234 million U.S. cell phone users, the pecking order for cell phone manufacturers is Samsung, LG, Motorola, Apple, and RIM, according to comScore's August mobiLens report.


Submission + - HTC sues Apple, again ( 1

E IS mC(Square) writes: Smartphone maker HTC Corp sued Apple Inc, claiming infringement of three patents through Apple's sale of Macintosh computers, iPads, iPods, iPhones and other devices.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware seeks to halt Apple's importation and sale of infringing products in the United States.

Apple asked for it, and Apple is served. I will bring my popcorn.

Submission + - FBI raids on a 13 yr old for using LOIC (

E IS mC(Square) writes: From the mom's entry on :
"At around 11:00 this morning, I had 4 cars and a van filled with FBI agents pull up to my house, and then invade. They proceeded to search my house, with guns drawn, and collect all our electonic devices and equipment. They said that packets were sent from our isp address during the ddos attack on paypal. They said my son was responsible (he was 13 at the time). They sat down with both of us and asked about our involvement with AnonOps. When they questioned my son, he admitted to downloading LOIC, and fooling around with it for awhile. He does not know if he left it running for any amount of time."


Submission + - Apple rips off student's rejected iPhone app (

E IS mC(Square) writes: The Register reports "Last year, Greg Hughes's app for wirelessly syncing iPhones with iTunes libraries was unceremoniously rejected from the official App Store. The software developer took the denial in stride, submitting Wi-Fi Sync to the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhones, where the app is a top seller.

Fast forward to Monday, when Apple unveiled a set of new features for the upcoming iOS 5, including the same wireless-syncing functionality. Cupertino wasn't even subtle about the appropriation, using the precise name and a near-identical logo to market the technology."

This is from a company supposed to be leading innovation.


Submission + - Android surpasses Apple in free apps (

E IS mC(Square) writes: The Google Android Market eclipsed the Apple App Store for iPhone in terms of free applications and now has 134,342 free applications, while the Apple App Store iPhone has 121,845 free applications.

Also, Android will surpass Apple app store in number of total applications in next five months, if the current growth rates remain same for both the platforms.


Submission + - Android now more desirable than iphone (

E IS mC(Square) writes: From the Neilsen report: "According to the latest figures, 31 percent of consumers who plan to get a new smartphone indicated Android was now their preferred OS. Apple’s iOS has slipped slightly in popularity to 30 percent and RIM Blackberry is down to 11 percent. Almost 20 percent of consumers are unsure of what to choose next."

Submission + - Judge orders Jobs to answer iTunes questions (

E IS mC(Square) writes: From the article:

In the class-action lawsuit, a group of consumers say Apple created a music-downloading monopoly with its iPod player and iTunes store. At issue is a piece of software called Fairplay that allowed only music bought on iTunes to be played on the iPod, according to the complaint.

"The court finds that Jobs has unique, non-repetitive, first hand knowledge about Apple's software updates in October 2004 that rendered the RealNetworks's digital music files once again inoperable with iPods," Judge Lloyd wrote in his ruling.


Submission + - Nexus S beats iPhone in "real world" Web tests, sa (

E IS mC(Square) writes: A Nexus S running Android 2.3 can load most websites 52 percent faster than an iPhone running iOS 4.3, according to a new study conducted by website analysis firm Blaze.

As per Ars Technica story on this report, "Blaze claims that its metrics are more relevant than those from SunSpider benchmarks because Blaze does "real world" testing on existing websites. The study measured load time on the sites of a thousand Fortune 1000 companies (that is, every company's site in the Fortune 1000) over WiFi, and says that the Nexus S running Android 2.3 loaded the sites faster 84 percent of the time. The median load time for the iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3 was 3.254 seconds, while the Nexus S's median load time was 2.144 seconds."

The Internet

Submission + - Science of Truthiness (

E IS mC(Square) writes: "Researchers at Indiana University have just launched, which they humbly declare a "a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and rowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections."

From the main website FAQ: "What does "Truthy" mean?
A truthy meme relies on deceptive tactics to represent misinformation as fact. The Truthy system uses Truthy to refer to activities such as political smear campaigns, astroturfing, and other social pollution"

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.