Apple Granted 40 New Patents In China

Apple has been granted forty new patents in China, which cover everything from the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBooks, to Apple retails stores, but will this be enough to stop Apple’s products being cloned in China.

We have already seen quite a few copied Apple devices, from the iPhone to the iPod, as well as exact replicas of Apple retail stores, plus products which Apple don’t actually make, like the Apple sneakers, but still use the Apple logo.

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iRoom iDock Motorized iPad Wall Mount (video)

If you are looking for a convenient way to attach your iPad to a wall the iRoom iDock designed for iPads might well be worth a look if you have deep enough pockets. The iRoom iDock is a motorised in-wall iPad dock that allows you to store your iPad safely while charging and yet still allow you access to its functions.

The iRoom iDock measures 220 x 310 x 66.8mm and is equipped with a proximity sensor that will open the dock when you approach it enabling you to then slide your iPad inside before closing it back up.

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iPhone 5 Not Coming To T-Mobile?

Apple are expected to unveil the iPhone 5 at a special Apple event which is reported to take place on the 4th of October, and they are also expected to announce partnerships with new US carriers on top of Verizon and AT&T.

We have previously heard that the iPhone 5 would be headed to Sprint, and there have also been rumors that they iPhone 5 would also be available with T-Mobile, but now it would appear that T-Mobile wont bet getting the iPhone 5 after all.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 Event October The 4th?

We have been waiting to hear some official word from Apple on when their iPhone 5 event will take place, we were hoping it would be before the end of September, but now according to a recent report Apple’s iPhone 5 event will take place on the 4th of October.

The new comes from the guys over at All Things D, who have recived information which suggests that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook will hold the iPhone 5 launch event on Tuesday the 4th of October.

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Vintage Lamp iPhone And iPod Dock

Yesterday we featured the fun retro iPhone bluetooth telephone headset dock, and now we have another cool retro themed iPhone dock, the vintage lamp iPhone and iPod dock.

The vintage lamp iPhone and iPod dock has been made from a combination of a vintage lamp and a custom made iPhone dock which was made by hand, and it can charge and sync your iPhone or iPod via USB.

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musiXmatch Lyrics iOS App Now Supports Spotify and iTunes

If you are one of those people that likes to read the lyrics to songs, but would prefer not to have to search for them on the Internet. You might be pleased to know the new musiXmatch iOS application has launched this month and now brings song lyric support to both iTunes and Spotify. Providing you with access to 5.6 million officially licensed lyrics.

Dubbed as the IMDB for song lyrics by Tech Crunch the musiXmatch application has been downloaded over a one million times and is already available on other platforms including Android, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.


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LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk Launches

If you have been waiting for the new LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk to arrive you will be pleased to know that your wait is now over and the drives are now available in Apple stores.

The LaCie Thunderbolt Little Big Disk is equipped with two thunderbolt ports allowing you to join up as many as you wish in a daisy chain. The new Thunderbolt technology enables you to transfer data at 10Gb/s, transferring a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds.

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Final Cut Pro X Receives First Major Update

Apple has today released its first major update to its Final Cut Pro X video editing software which when released cause a storm or criticism from professional video editors and production teams.

The new update version 10.0.1 brings with it a number of requested features, including support for full XML import/export of both project and event information, intelligent stem export for both video and audio files using a new feature called Roles. Together with Xsan integration, enabling editors in different locations to work with the same files, events, and projects.

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Lock Screen 2 App Brings iOS Locking To Your Mac (video)

If you would like to bring a slightly different method of locking your Mac system, especially after the recent security issue enabling any user to be able to change your login password in OS X Lion.

A great application called Lock Screen 2 is available from the Mac App Store that brings a little iOS magic to your lock screen by adding a slider which can be locked using passpatterns. Watch the video after the break to see how it works and if it can help you secure you Mac system a little easier.

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OS X Lion Security Flaw Allows Anyone To Change Your Login Password

A worrying security flaw in Apple’s new OS X Lion operating system has been discovered that will allow anyone to change your login password. The OS X Lion security flaw allows any user on the system to modify the passwords of other local accounts very easily by accessing a systems directory.

In OS X Lion, user passwords are encrypted and then are stored in files called “shadow files” which are placed in secure locations on the drive. Based on system permissions, the contents of these files can then only be accessed and modified by the user, or by an administrators after they have provided authentication.

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