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I was wondering if this is going to happen any time soon, and now the San Jose Mercury is reporting that apple is working on releasing this service soon for all of their Idevices . It will come to us in the form of subscription. I will enjoy that service tremendously.

Today, Best Buy announced that they would be expanding the availability of Apple’s iPad to all its U.S. retail store locations beginning on September 26th. The retail giant will carry both the Wi-Fi and 3G models in over 1,000 stores as well as online.

“Technology is becoming more and more personal, and our customers say they really value visiting a Best Buy store to touch and try the iPad for themselves,” said Wendy Fritz, senior vice president of computing at Best Buy.  “We’re delighted that we’ll soon make that opportunity available to everyone who’d like to come see us, and experience this device in any Best Buy store nationwide.”

The iPad will carry the same price tag as it does in Apple’s retail stores. The news comes just days after BB announced it would also be carrying Amazon’s Kindle ereader in time for the holiday season.

We’re still trying to figure out exactly what Apple’s new Ping social network is good for, but apparently quite a few people are curious about it: it’s already racked up a million users in its first two days. That’s just a third of the people who’ve downloaded iTunes 10, so we’re sure the numbers are will grow even faster as more people snag iTunes and the network effect starts to kick in — and things will get really crazy if Apple and Facebook ever work out their little tiff. Just remember: it’s a social network… for music.

Apple Magic Trackpad first impressions

What seemed pretty far-fetched at one point in time actually doesn’t seem so out of bounds now that we know what it is, right? If you haven’t been keeping up on all things Apple, you can think of the Magic Trackpad as a much larger MacBook Pro trackpad with the same rough design identity as Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard. It has 4.5 inches of multi-touch and gesture-capable glass, and even will click thanks to the fact that the feet underneath… click. Using something like this on a desktop is a little disconcerting at first, as most everyone is used to having the trackpad right under the keyboard, not next to one. After a day of work usage, we’re pretty comfortable with the peripheral. Though, we’re just not sure yet if we’ll be moving the AA batteries in our Magic Mouse elsewhere just yet.

Automatic refunds, or so the email says. We’ve been on the receiving end of a deluge of tips this morning pointing out that Apple has begun funneling cash back into its users’ pockets — a most unusual event, to be sure — to live up to its retroactive promise of free Bumpers for all (who buy their iPhone 4 before September 30). If the particular wording is to be trusted, that should mean that even those who haven’t yet bothered to put in a claim, but did purchase a Bumper, will find themselves enriched in due course. Apple estimates this bandaid solution to its antenna problems will cost $175 million in real cash money, but we suspect the biggest price to pay will be in the form of pride and reputation.

Via: Engadget

Headline says it all folks. Obviously the company is going to be getting out in front of this antenna drama (finally).10AM PT, Friday the 16th. Stay tuned for updates.

Colorware douses iPhone 4 in double rainbow, might just solve your reception issues — Engadget.

Phone 4: The duct tape solution

After minimizing the iPhone 4’s antenna issues on its Electronics Blog 10 days ago, Consumers Reportsmade news Monday by announcingthat it could not recommend Apple’s (AAPL) newest smartphone phone after all. It had reexamined the signal attenuation problem and determined that it was real.

Then it did something unusual: It offered a funky, “affordable” workaround.

“Cover the antenna gap with a piece of duct tape or another thick, non-conductive material. It may not be pretty, but it works. We also expect that using a case would remedy the problem. We’ll test a few cases this week and report back.”

And so ConsumerReports.org joins the dozens of sites that have found inexpensive ways to make the iPhone’s so-called Death Grip problem go away. Among the fixes I’ve seen:

  • Electrical tape. I tried this. I didn’t get the doubling of download speeds I’d read about.
  • Nail polish. Didn’t have any handy.
  • Rubber wrist band. This worked like a charm until one of the holes I’d carved into it ripped.
  • Hold it differently. This is Steve Jobs’ suggestion. Not so easy if you are left handed.
  • Apple’s $29 Bumper. These are back ordered. I’m tracking mine through FedEx. It left Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday.
  • Third party cases. They are legion. Perhaps Consumer Reports will do a survey and get back to us.

Via: Apple 2.0

Photo: Consumer Reports

We showed you the Camera A/Camera B iPad apps that allow yout o use your iPhone as wireless, digital camera. However, HDcam seems to be much more polished and is updated and ready to go for iOS 4 and iPhone 4 users.

The picture quality is pretty great, especially with the iPhone 4, and couldn’t be much easier with an automatic connection made between your iPhone of choice and iPad. Currently the app is only available for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4, so 3G owners are, unfortunately, out of luck.

If you tried the app before, you can expect some major enhancements in the latest update including the following improvements:

– 40% faster streaming

– HD images quality improved 30%

– Low-res images quality improved 300%

– Embedded photo gallery

– Fully automatic connection

– Minor bug fixes

You can pick up HDcam for iPad from iTunes now for $1.99.

[via iTunes]

Well look at this. The iPhone 4 takes an average of 23 percent longer to charge while charging via USB than it does while charging via a standard electrical outlet.

Now, of course, this isn’t exactly breaking news in the traditional sense of the phrase—I’d be shocked if you didn’t know, or at least suspect, that it takes longer to charge via USB than via an outlet.

In dollars and cents, that means the iPhone 4 takes an extra 30 minutes to charge via USB.

And there’s this handy chart.

The more you know, folks. The more you know.

[via iClarified]