Marianne Schultz

Marianne has been writing about technology professionally since 2008. She owns more gadgets and Apple products than just about anyone else she knows and is drafted to do tech support for nearly everyone she meets. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Apple Announces iPad 2: A5 Dual Core, 2 Cameras, Thinner

Wednesday March 2, 2011 10:01 am PST by
As expected, Apple announced the next generation of its popular tablet device at a media event today. The iPad 2 will have the same 9.7-inch display but will be 33% thinner than the previous model. It will have front-facing and rear-facing cameras and Apple's new 1GHz dual-core A5 processor. With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices, said...
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CES 2011: iCADE for iPad, Magic Mouse Inductive Charger

Saturday January 8, 2011 11:44 am PST by
iCADE for iPad A number of accessories for Apple products were on display at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show this week. Among them were a few unique products, with the iCADE by ION Audio as one of the most notable items among these. The iCADE is a miniature arcade game controller accessory for the iPad. The iCADE was first conceptualized by Thinkgeek and unveiled on...
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CES 2011: Boxee for iPad Previewed

Thursday January 6, 2011 9:10 pm PST by
Boxee, the start-up company that develops media center software for multiple platforms, provided a sneak peek at its upcoming iPad app at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show this week. The iPad app will allow users to view videos on the go and send content to a Boxee device. Also, it allows users to stream a video directly from their Mac or PC in a variety of formats including...
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'djay' Application for iPad Released

Thursday December 2, 2010 6:16 am PST by
Algoriddim, the developer of the popular djay application for Mac, has released djay for iPad today. As we reported last month, the app takes advantage of new audio features that only recently came to the iPad with the release of iOS 4.2. The app provides a virtual turntable interface that allows scratching and multiple controls as well as full access to the iPod music library stored on the...
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Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac Beta Now Available

Monday October 25, 2010 12:36 pm PDT by
As reported earlier this month, Microsoft has released software allowing Mac users to synchronize media with a Windows Phone 7 device. Microsoft had held a media event earlier this month to officially unveil its Windows Phone 7 operating system along with several handsets to be available over the next few months through a number of carriers. Now available from the Windows Download Center,...
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Apple Announces New 13.3-Inch and 11.6-Inch MacBook Air Models with Flash Storage

Wednesday October 20, 2010 11:13 am PDT by
At the close of Apple's Back to the Mac event today, Steve Jobs announced two new MacBook Air models feature 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch displays. As rumored, the new MacBook Air models do not have traditional hard drives, featuring only flash storage. Both models have Core 2 Duo processors, 2 GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics cards. The new MacBook Air models have unibody chassis like ...
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Mac OS X Lion Set for Summer 2011 Debut, Mac App Store to Launch Within 90 Days

Wednesday October 20, 2010 10:54 am PDT by
As expected, the next version of Mac OS X was previewed at today's Back to the Mac event, showing new features inspired by iOS on the iPad, such as multi-touch gestures, the App Store, app home screens, full-screen apps, auto-saving capabilities, and how apps resume when launched. Noting that over 7 billion apps have already been downloaded from the App Store, Jobs announced that the Mac...
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Apple Debuts FaceTime for the Mac, Beta Available Today

Wednesday October 20, 2010 10:50 am PDT by
Steve Jobs announced FaceTime video conferencing for the Mac at today's Back to the Mac event. The new feature allows Mac users to communicate via FaceTime with other Macs and other Facetime-capable devices including the iPhone 4 and the 4th-generation iPod touch. "FaceTime makes video calling to or from mobile devices easy for the first time," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We've sold more than ...
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Apple Announces iLife '11 With Updated iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

Wednesday October 20, 2010 10:00 am PDT by
At today's Back to the Mac media event, Apple announced an update to its iLife software suite. iLife '11 features new versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, and Garageband and is available today. The iLife suite last saw a major update in early 2009 at Macworld San Francisco. iPhoto '11 includes new full screen modes to as well as Facebook enhancements that allows users can post directly to...
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Preview: 'GV Mobile+' Brings Google Voice to iPhone

Wednesday September 15, 2010 1:45 pm PDT by
Following Apple's release of its App Store review guidelines last week, Sean Kovacs, the developer of GV Mobile, indicated that he would resubmit his app to Apple for approval. GV Mobile, an app that offers native access on the iPhone to the search company's free Google Voice service, had originally been released in the App Store in early 2009 but was then removed by Apple in the summer of 2009...
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Apple Announces Pending Release of iOS 4.1, 4.2 Coming in November

Wednesday September 1, 2010 11:17 am PDT by
At today's keynote event, Steve Jobs announced the upcoming availability of iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch. Jobs noted that the long running proximity sensor, Bluetooth, and iPhone 3G performance bugs that have been raised by users will be fixed in this update. New features to iOS 4.1 include High Dynamic Range photos, HD video upload over Wi-Fi, TV show rentals, and Apple's Game...
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Apple Introduces Updated Apple TV with Netflix Integration, TV Show Rentals

Wednesday September 1, 2010 10:52 am PDT by
As hinted early in the keynote with the mention of TV show rentals, Steve Jobs today announced the second generation of Apple TV hardware, a significant redesign for the device. At one-fourth the size of the original Apple TV, the new device features HDMI and digital audio outputs, as well as Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi and will offer only rentals from the iTunes Store. Unlike the previous...
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Apple Releases iTunes 10 With 'Ping' Social Networking for Music

Wednesday September 1, 2010 10:39 am PDT by
Alongside new iPod models, Apple today introduced a new version of iTunes, dubbed iTunes 10. The new version of the media management application features a streamlined interface and a new networking feature called Ping, along with a new, more modern icon. Ping is a social network for music that will help users discover new music, allowing users to follow favorite artists and friends. Ping...
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Apple Announces All-New iPod Models: Shuffle, Nano and Touch

Wednesday September 1, 2010 10:22 am PDT by
Along with announcing iOS 4.1 and the forthcoming iOS 4.2 for the iPad, Apple announced all-new iPod models at today's keynote event. The new iPod shuffle will see the return of buttons and will still include the VoiceOver feature that debuted in the last Shuffle model. It also has playlists capability and will take advantage of the Genius Playlists recently introduced. It will have 15...
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Exclusive Preview: Courier for Mac by Realmac Software

Monday August 30, 2010 11:31 am PDT by
Last week, Realmac Software, the makers of RapidWeaver, LittleSnapper and other applications for the Mac, had released a teaser video of its upcoming Courier application. Courier will be released tomorrow and we've had a chance to try it out to provide a preview of how it works. Courier for Mac is a file sharing utility that allows you to send files to multiple destinations at once, making it...
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China Unicom to Sell iPhone 4 and iPad

Tuesday August 17, 2010 6:34 am PDT by
As noted by AppleInsider, Caixin Online reports that China Unicom will launch the iPhone 4 in September and has secured the rights to sell the iPad in China. The iPhone 4 will be made available in early September while no release date has been specified for the iPad. It was reported last month that a China Unicom executive had flown to the United States to meet with Apple executives to...
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Flashlight App Sneaks Tethering Into App Store (For Now) [Pulled]

Tuesday July 20, 2010 4:09 pm PDT by
Handy Light, a new flashlight app by developer Nick Lee, brings unofficial SOCKS Proxy tethering to the iPhone hidden behind what appears to be a simple flashlight app that uses the screen for illumination. The app's description provides no hints of this hidden feature though Lee has posted a YouTube video demonstrating how it works. We've also given the app a spin and verified this tethering...
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Apple Announces FaceTime for iPhone 4 Video Calls

Monday June 7, 2010 11:36 am PDT by
The iPhone 4 was officially announced at today's WWDC keynote event and Steve Jobs reserved the "one more thing" announcement at the end of the event to talk more about its video calling capabilities. Video calling will require both parties to be using an iPhone 4. Video calls can be done with both the front and rear-facing cameras on the new device and requires Wi-Fi to work. Apple's...
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Apple's iAds Going Live on July 1

Monday June 7, 2010 11:26 am PDT by
First announced in April at a special event, Steve Jobs provided a demonstration and additional details about Apple's new in-app advertising service, iAds, at today's WWDC keynote. Noting a number of large companies already signed up for iAds, including Nissan, Chanel, GE, Target, Best Buy, and more, Jobs stated that advertisers have already committed to $60 million in iAds purchases for...
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iPhone OS 4 Becomes iOS 4, Available June 21 for Free

Monday June 7, 2010 11:08 am PDT by
In addition to announcing the new iPhone 4 at today's WWDC keynote event, Steve Jobs reviewed the upcoming iPhone OS, now known as iOS 4. Previously announced at a special event in April, the OS update will include multi-tasking, a unified inbox, folders, and other features. Newly-announced today is the inclusion of Bing as an additional search engine option as well as the iBooks app, which is...