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PayPal officially announced the mobile payment solution with the free “PayPal Here” reader and accompanying free iOS and Android application.
PayPal’s system can accept all major credit cards and offers a few more ways to get paid outside of credit cards. Merchants can accept direct PayPal payments and checks, yes hand written checks, in addition to credit cards. The funds (except for payments via check) are available the same day in the user’s PayPal account.
According to a recent report from The Inquirer, Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips known as Xeon E5 are set to launch this week. The report notes that server chips are in the distribution network for several weeks now, which means that manufacturers who plan to utilize the chips, will be able to get them up and running. It is rumored that Apple is expected to use these chips in an updated version of the Mac Pro.
«Boston confirmed to The INQUIRER that Xeon E5 chips have been in the channel for a few weeks now and confirmed to us that it won’t be a paper launch. We have also been shown Xeon E5 More >
We previously heard some rumors about the possibility of a new development team working on releasing a new SIM interposer solution similar to the popular Gevey SIM. This would provide iPhone 4S users with the elusive unlock if it was to surface. If the recent video released on YouTube by the folks over at ApplenBerry is true, it would seem that the release of the new Gevey Ultra S will eventually provide unlock satisfaction to the owners of a GSM iPhone 4S.
The video demonstrates the team installing a SIM card in an iPhone 4S using the new Gevey Ultra S interposer. This allows previously More >
A recent report from Digitimes claims that the Android’s new OS dubbed “Jelly Bean” is scheduled to launch at some pint in the second quarter.The publication feels confident enough to quote a number of Taiwanese suppliers claiming that we will see a range of tablet devices and notebooks which are capable of running dual operating systems.
The publication also claims that vendors will be able to add Android 5.0 to a Windows 8-based tablet or notebook, allowing users to switch between the operating systems without a reboot.
Google could be looking at Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as a way to More >
A recent investigation into Google‘s public records has hinted that the company is planning large expansions that would accommodate the multitude of secret projects that are in the works. Apple, Microsoft, and others that design their own hardware already have their own similar facilities.
According to Mercury News Google was spending over $ 120 million in construction around its Mountain View headquarters for both public and private work, secret projects like Android @home wireless audio device and Google’s well-known but still secretive Project X labs.
The highlighted 120,000 square More >
Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, wasted no time reassuring his employees via a letter, trying to convince everyone that the future of Apple without “Steve” is as bright as ever. Check out the letter below:
I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.
Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire More >
Apple has been on a roll with useful and potentially functional patents as of late. The latest of which is an easy way to conceal cellular antennas in MacBooks and wireless keyboards. Speculation regarding MacBooks with integrated cellular antennas has been something that’s always on the edges of the rumor mill. Recent photos of an older prototype MacBook with a built in extendable cellular antenna began the discussion once again, and the new patent won’t help calm any of the rumors.
The patent itself shows an antenna hidden underneath a few keyboard keys, which is a very smart way to work More >
Apple is said to be testing retina displays from Samsung and LG for the iPad 3, according to The Korea Times. The article claims that both companies are very close to signing a deal with Apple. The screens are thought to have a large resolution increase over the current iPad 2 display, which is 1024 x 768. The new panels are believed to be “Retina” displays at a resolution of 2038 x 1536 with the same 4:3 aspect ratio.
Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to More >
Some of the leaked AT&T documents from the last of LulzSec’s hacking endeavors ended up revealing information about a potential “4G” LTE-ready iPad 3 and iPhone 5. Despite closing down all hacking activity just yesterday, the group of six anonymous hackers who go by the name of LulzSec are still around in the news. The last torrent they uploaded was full of confidential (and poorly secured) data from the likes of AOL, different gaming forums, EA Games’ Battlefield Heroes’ user database, and of course, AT&T.
The leaked documents reveal all sorts of plans, timelines, milestones, related to More >
With WWDC 2011 behind us, enthusiasts are starting to look at what’s to come for the next-generation iPhone, which is rumored to be announced in the next few months. A spokesman at Etisalat, a United Arab Emirates-based carrier that currently carries the iPhone 4, mentioned a 4G-based “iPhone 5.”
Chief Corporate Communication Officer at the carrier, Ali Al Ahmad, went as far as saying that there would be an iPhone 5 with LTE capabilities by the end of this year as Etisalat rolls out G in more areas:
Yes, we are in talks with most smartphone manufacturers including Apple on the rollout of More >