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Iomega's SuperHero for iPhone provides an iTunes-free backup solution

Personally, I have no issue with plugging my iPhone into my Mac every evening before I head to bed, recharging it, backing up my contacts and photos, and syncing my podcasts and music when I want it to. But I've heard before that a surprising number of iPhone (and iPod touch) users don't ever...

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Box.net adds caching and update notifications to mobile apps

The folks at Box.net have announced new features that will be a part of a soon-to-be-released update to both their iPad and iPhone apps. Specifically, caching will allow for offline access to files, and update notifications will keep track of file versions. The first is exciting for users like me...

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Box.net's 20 iPads arrive at D7 Consulting

A few months back, Box.net launched its effort to deliver 20 brand new iPads to a business that could make use of Apple's tablet and the cloud sharing service in an innovative and interesting way. Box.net eventually chose D7 Consulting, a construction consulting company in Newport Beach,...

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What could your business do with 20 iPads? Box.net & TUAW want to find out

The application period for the Box.net iPad offer has ended. Stay tuned for more on the progress of the experiment soon! There are plenty of cloud storage and collaboration services that sound good in an elevator pitch or seem promising when sketched on the back of a napkin; precious few ever...

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Macworld 2010: What is it? Apple Campus edition

While we were walking around the Apple Campus yesterday, we spotted this strange device planted in the ground. The picture above is the only one we took, but we'll give you a few hints: the two holes in the metal box are upside down trapezoids, and inside of them, you can see a metal grating just...

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Apple updates patent for magic wand remote

Apple has updated a patent that they already held featuring a sort of a Magic Wand -- a remote control for operating a media system by controlling an on-screen cursor. That might sound familiar if you own a Wii -- even the pictures look very similar to the way the Wiimote currently works. And the...

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Apple, Amazon offer boxed versions of MobileMe

Early Tuesday morning, Apple started offering boxed versions of the much awaited MobileMe web service. While buying from Apple costs $99 for the boxed version, Amazon is offering MobileMe for $89.99 (US). According to Amazon, MobileMe has been on sale since "July 1, 2008," however, they also say...

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Automator Action: Upload to Box.net

We mentioned Box.net, an iDisk-like online hard drive service, back when we could begin mounting them on our Macs. To simplify uploading files to your Box.net account, Daniel Ryan has created an Automator action that not only lets you upload with a simple right click, but it also takes care of...

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New Slingbox supports Mac OS X, Symbian - but where's the software?

It's time to check in again on the Slingbox's journey to Mac OS X, as Dave Zatz pinged us with some more details and a purty picture he took off one of the new Slingbox AV models at Best Buy. Turns out there are going to be three new models - Tuner, AV and Pro. Tuner ($150) goes the bare bones route...

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Cheap laptop shade

This laptop shade isn't going to win any beauty contests (though I bet it will garner so comments), but it is cheap and easy. So if you're worried about the MacBook's glossy screen worry not, as long as you have access to a cardboard box that is. [via Make]...

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iLife '06 packaging: Hot or not?

It has become something of a yearly tradition that Apple changes the packaging and overall look of iLife marketing materials. This year we get the iLife 'ribbon o' fun' and a much smaller retail box. Less packaging is good for the environment, but Cameron Moll wants to know if you like the new look...

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