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Apple announces September 12 event

Today, September 4, Apple mailed out invitations to an event in San Francisco on September 12 at 10 a.m. PST. The event will be at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. While the exact topic is not identified, the media and consumers are expecting an announcement for the next iPhone.

The invitation is simple. It contains a tagline and some numbers. The tagline for the event is “It is almost here.” While the numbers feature twelve for the date. However, the shadow for the twelve is the number five. This could be for the name of the next iPhone.

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Apple introduces iPhone business section to website

On Friday, April 21st, Apple initiated a new section to it’s website labeled iPhone in Business. This area is broken down into five different categories: iPhone at Work, Integration, Apps for Business, Profiles and Resources. Each have a unique way of showing businesses how the iPhone is the tool employees need.

The iPhone at Work page showcases the many ways the iPhone can be used every day at work. From managing tasks to keeping in touch and staying connected, Apple provides tips and videos on how the iPhone can be the device that makes work life easier.

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New regional carriers selling iPhones today

Five regional, wireless carriers have started selling the iPhone today, April 20, 2012. Alaska Communications (AK), Appalachian Wireless (KY & VA), Cellcom (WI & MI), nTelos (VA), and GCI (AK) have dedicated iPhone pages on their websites.

The iPhone 4S is selling for $50 less though these carriers than AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Each newly added regional carrier is also able to sell the iPhone 4. Early reports indicated that prices varied on the iPhone 4 from $50 to $99. However, a review of all of sites later in the day indicated a $49 or $50 price tag for all five companies.

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Patient App Purchasing - The Holidays are Coming

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AirPlay This Way

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So, AirPlay has been around for a while now, ever since the Apple TVir 2 arrived in fact. Since I received an Apple TV 2 from my wife and children for Christmas last year, I have been able to experience the wonder that is AirPlay. Since we have other iDevices, this feature has been a perfect companion. There have been a few times when I wanted to have an AppleTV connected to the other tvs in the house. So, for those wondering what AirPlay is...It is the ability to start a video or picture on a device with a smaller screen and send it wirelessly to the AppleTV which is usually connected to a bigger screen. You are probably asking why it has taken me so long to write about it. Well, I am glad you asked...since we do have the one Apple TVir, it wasn't always available for immediate use. The device is in our home office. Since I am only there when doing some work or writing articles, I don't always remember to use it for this purpose. Most of the time, I use it to play Netflix videos or videos from iTunes. With the recent addition of being able to play previously purchased tv shows and Vimeo with the iOS 4.3 update, I have tried to take more time to appreciate the additions. What this also means is old features become more evident.

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iOS Update...It's a Font Thing

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iPhone to Case or Not to Case

I recently began to feel a bit concerned about my iPhone being in a case. I have had 3 cases over the last year and am not sure how much more I would like to spend on another case. I am sure it is just me, but I have noticed decrease battery life in a polycarbonate/hardshell case and almost no additional protection in a thinner leather case. Here are some of the cases I have had so far...

Case #1

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No iPhone...No worries...

So, you wanted an iPhone...well, maybe you did the right thing by not buying one.

Apple did not upgrade the iPhone to include 3G yet. Having used Edge on a previous phone (Motorola SLVR), I can say that is definitely too slow...I know, I know, it might have been the phone...no, not really. iPhone stil slow.

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