As the annual Apple hardware event is coming increasingly near, more and more mockups are being leaked showing off purported two different iPhone models coming this fall. The past couple of months have shown the 4.7-inch iPhone in the usual Apple-esque colors, with rumors of an even larger iPhone following shortly behind. Apparently the 5.5-inch is now also in production, with more leaks surely to come.

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Saurik has just recently pushed an updated version of his popular Cydia Installer for jailbroken iOS devices. With the update comes increased performance and an updated UI and icon for iOS 7.

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In a slight change of lineup, HTC has now sued Apple for patent infringement. Their claim is that Apple is infringing on several patents that are in use on Apple’s i*ods, i*ads, i*hones, and their wide range of computers (did HTC patent glass?!?). Is this not becoming more and more ridiculous? HTC has not released information on which specific patents Apple is infringing, but we are sure the legal docs shall be released eventually.
What’s even better is that HTC is seeking to ban the sale of these products in the entire US. Excuse me but, “zOMG!” Someone in Washington needs to give all these companies a good spanking for all this craziness. Rest assured, if HTC has a case, this will make national news. Even more news worthy is if they win and Apple has to stop selling their products. Could you imagine that?

This is what happens when Karma Hits you. Lets Hope HTC Wins, Showing Apple that they cant bully their way back to the top.

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Wow, that was fast. Apple has just released an update to their newest Mac Operating System, Lion. In this update, Mac users can expect general bug-fixes that will be sure to bring happy customers- especially at the paltry 17.4MB file size.

From the Update-
The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:

- Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
– Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
– Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
– Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion

UPDATE: New Macbook Airs and Mac Minis get additional updates.

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Apple has released iOS 5 beta to its developers.

For developers already with previous versions of iOS 5 the beta is available as an over the air update. As always backup your phone before you commit :)

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The 4.3 iOS beta gives iPad users a nifty new feature- Four and Five Finger Multi-Touch! Wild speculation of every single way this will be used in Apps- activated.

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The title says it all. iOS 4.3 conveniently allows iPad users to choose what their Side Switch does. Now, everyone can calm down.

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Yes folks, the fabled Verizon iPhone, the one that many believed would be available only once some far away planets aligned and sacred offerings to Mr. Steve Jobs himself were made, has finally became a reality.

Not much has changed since the “original” iPhone 4 became available to AT&T wireless customers last June, but the two noteworthy additions/changes is the inclusion of the Wireless Hotspot feature coming preloaded (at an additional charge mind you..) on the device and a button or two being shifted to accommodate the new antenna design. Though not official, speculation has ensued that the Antenna Design has been modified breaking way for a better signal- mostly to avoid the debacle caused by the antenna problems in the first few days after the initial release. Besides these few things, the same A4 chip, Retina Display, 512MB of RAM is still included in the same iPhone package many have came to know and love.

Phone Pricing:
The iPhone 4 will be priced per usual at:
$199 for a 16GB version
$299 for a 32GB version

Many have probably gotten this far into the read and are thinking “Why would I choose this iPhone over the other”. Although each provider has more prominence throughout each parts of the country, their plans are now different. Verizon offers the unlimited 3G Data Pack at $30 extra a month, while AT&T offers a capped 2GB a month. Keep this in mind as you purchase any device in the upcoming months really.

*UPDATE* It seems there is no preloaded crapware…erg, “Verizon Apps”… on the the device according to a hands on review by the Engadget crew. Kiss VCast and VZ Navigator goodbye!

UPDATE #2 Current Verizon customers will be given the option to preorder and receive an iPhone 4 on February 3rd on a first come first serve basis.

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Apple has allowed Google to offer its Google Goggles visual search app to the iPhone. Google Goggles attempts to make search picture based. Instead of typing up your search you take a photo of what you want to search and Google gives back its search results. If Google pulls this off its interesting to think of how many opportunities the search giant will have. Pretty neat idea, huh? We are going to try putting the app to a test and see how Google did. We tried: a book, a hat, a can of beans, a bottle of wine, and a xbox controller and lastly a picture of a picture from Vietnam. While the picture from Vietnam didn’t get any results (not ideal conditions) the rest got relevant results! Take a look.

To download it search for “Google Mobile App” in the iPhone App Store.

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