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 iMovie for iPhone 4

Monday June 7, 2010 10:59 am PDT by
Along with the announcement of the new iPhone 4 at today's WWDC keynote event, Steve Jobs announced iMovie for iPhone 4. The new app will allow users to edit videos right on the new iPhone 4, which records 720p HD video at 30fps. Randy Ubillos, Apple's Chief Architect of Video Applications, came on stage to give a demo of the iMovie app, which works very similarly to the desktop version of...
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Apple Announces iPhone 4 with Retina Display, HD Video Recording, More

Monday June 7, 2010 10:32 am PDT by
As expected at today's WWDC keynote event, Steve Jobs announced the next iPhone model, dubbed iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 features a new design relative to previous models and is identical to the model obtained by Gizmodo earlier this year, over which a
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Netflix, Farmville, and Guitar Hero Coming to iPhone

Monday June 7, 2010 10:17 am PDT by
At today's WWDC keynote event, multiple new major apps for the iPhone were announced. First, Steve Jobs announced that the popular Netflix application, currently available for iPad users only, will be released for the iPhone this summer. In addition, Zynga's popular Farmville online game and Activision's Guitar Hero will also be coming to the iPhone. Reed Hastings, Netflix's CEO, came on stage ...
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iBooks Update to Include Notes, PDF Compatibility

Monday June 7, 2010 10:11 am PDT by
At today's WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs announced that the iPad's iBooks app will receive an update later this month that will add the ability to view PDF documents within the app. Additionally, the app will get an updated bookmarking control and users will be able to add notes to books and documents. Jobs noted that PDF viewing has been the most requested feature from iBooks users. PDF...
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iPad App Highlights: Air Display, CoPilot Live HD, and BeejiveIM

Wednesday May 26, 2010 1:34 pm PDT by
The iPad has been available in the U.S. for nearly two months now and is officially rolling out to nine more countries this Friday. At its U.S. debut, about 2,000 iPad-specific apps were available in the App Store and this number has since swelled to over 7,000 with more arriving every day. Here are a few notable ones that have been released over the past couple of weeks. Air Display...

Next-Generation Wireless Wi-Gig Specification Published

Monday May 10, 2010 9:11 am PDT by
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance, an organization dedicated to creating wireless connectivity standards for consumer electronics using the unlicensed 60GHz spectrum, today announced the publication of its new multi-gigabit wireless standard. The Wireless Gigabit Alliance is working in partnership with the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization responsible for the development and ratification of Wi-Fi...
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International Carriers Releasing iPad 3G Data Plan Pricing [UPDATED]

Monday May 10, 2010 6:23 am PDT by
As the iPad becomes available for pre-order in several countries today, more carriers are providing details on 3G data plans specifically for the new device. Apple recently announced that the iPad will be available starting on May 28 in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Last week, Orange UK had announced its pricing, offering daily, weekly, and...
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Apple Announces Multitasking in iPhone OS 4.0

Thursday April 8, 2010 11:01 am PDT by
Image courtesy of At its 'Sneak Peek Into the Future' media event today, Apple announced several major feature additions, including multitasking and an in-app ad network, to iPhone OS 4.0 for release this summer. The most significant new feature of iPhone OS 4.0 highlighted by Jobs is multitasking, which recent rumors had indicated might be coming. Apple had not previously...
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More iPad First Impressions and Discussion

Saturday April 3, 2010 7:31 am PDT by
As today's launch progresses, iPads are starting to get into the hands of many across the U.S. As we get settled with our own iPads, here are a few first impressions: - The iPad feels very substantial in the hand. At 1.5 lbs, it takes a bit of getting used to compared to an iPhone or Kindle. - The screen is bright and crisp with wide viewing angles. Despite the oleophobic coating, it...

Wolfram Alpha App Price Drop, New Mobile Site, and Upcoming iPad App

Wednesday March 31, 2010 6:23 pm PDT by
Wolfram Alpha, the company behind the online computational knowledge engine that was launched last year, announced today that the price of its iPhone app will be reduced to $1.99 from $49.99. Additionally, the company has launched a new site optimized for mobile devices. The app's drastic price decrease and the availability of the new mobile site that can be accessed for free both serve to...
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Starbucks Card Mobile App Payment Trial Expanded

Wednesday March 31, 2010 11:09 am PDT by
Starbucks announced today that its Starbucks Card Mobile app now allows users to make payments through the app in more than 1,000 locations in Target stores throughout the U.S. At its initial release in September, the app's payment system worked only in 16 stores in the Seattle and Silicon Valley areas. To accompany the expanded payment trial locations, users have options to find...

Wall Street Journal Reports Verizon iPhone in the Works

Monday March 29, 2010 2:49 pm PDT by
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on two new iPhone models, one of which will be compatible with Verizon's CDMA network, for release this year. According to the article, the two iPhone models will be produced by different manufacturers: The people briefed on the matter said one of the new iPhones is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision...
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Opera Submits Browser App to Apple, Starts Countdown

Tuesday March 23, 2010 6:35 am PDT by
Opera Software today announced that its Opera Mini web browser app has been submitted to Apple for approval. Just last month, Opera gave a demo of the iPhone version of its popular browser at Mobile World Congress. Today's announcement kicks off with a contest requesting guesses on how long it will take for Apple to approve the app, as well as offering an online count-up timer for the review...
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Amazon Preparing Kindle App for iPad

Monday March 22, 2010 6:44 am PDT by
Following its release of a Kindle app for the Mac last week, Amazon is preparing a Kindle app for the iPad according to The New York Times. Amazon has posted a page on its site describing upcoming Kindle apps for Tablet Computers, where the iPad is specifically mentioned. The iPad app will have the same functionality as the one currently available for the iPhone, including Amazon's...
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Apple Releases iPad Tablet, New SDK, iBooks and iWork Apps

Wednesday January 27, 2010 10:20 am PST by
At today's highly-anticipated media event, Apple announced the iPad tablet device, featuring a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 display and 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB capacities. Carrying a custom 1 GHz "Apple A4" chip, the iPad weighs in at 1.5 pounds and is .5-inch thin. The iPad will be priced at $499, $599, and $699 for the varying capacity models without 3G, and $629, $729, and $829 with 3G. Wi-Fi only...

Apple Releases Boot Camp Update 3.1 with Support for Windows 7

Tuesday January 19, 2010 1:17 pm PST by
Apple today released an update to Boot Camp to include support for Microsoft Windows 7, which was released last October, as well as addressing other issues and adding support for the latest Apple peripherals. Boot Camp is a Apple's tool to allow Intel Mac owners to boot dual boot Windows alongside Mac OS X. Running Windows under Boot Camp provides you with a fully compatible Windows environment. Th...
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Apple Releases MobileMe Gallery App

Thursday January 14, 2010 8:55 am PST by
Apple released a new app today that allows MobileMe subscribers to view their uploaded photo galleries. The app also allows MobileMe users to share links to their galleries with others via email and view the galleries of other MobileMe members. Features - View your entire gallery including password protected and hidden albums - Flick through photos and pinch to zoom in for more detail...
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Zinio Magazine Reader App Released

Monday January 11, 2010 10:32 am PST by
Zinio, a digital publisher of magazines and books, App Store link] offers Zinio subscribers the ability to read select magazines on an iPhone or iPod touch, featuring zoom capabilities and a special enhanced text reading mode as well as other multiimedia features. Only a handful of magazines in Zinio's portfolio...
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CES 2010: TV Hats and iPigs

Sunday January 10, 2010 5:21 pm PST by
CES isn't complete without unique and out-of-the-ordinary products to complement the more mainstream gadgets. Beyond finding accessories that enhance the functionality of an iPhone or iPod touch, like
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CES 2010: iPhone Universal Remote Accessories Debut

Saturday January 9, 2010 11:25 am PST by
The NewKinetix IR adapter and app In addition to the other accessories by iLuv and mophie here at CES that use the iPhone's dock connector to add functionality with a companion app, two infrared remote accessories made their debuts at CES. NewKinetix and L5 Technology both announced IR accessories that turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a universal remote to control TVs, cable boxes and other ...