iDevice crime on the rise – iPhone seen Breaking Jail

So, after the Mobistar fiasco, it is clear that the iPhone ain’t just another phone. From Tokyo to Toledo, it’s in high demand and draws a load of envy from have-nots. I fit into the latter group, but unlike the 3 men from L.A. who committed 28 aught crimes against Apple Store customers, my dearth shouldn’t cause worse mischief than random petty theft.

I am actually prey to other deterrents: smashingly beautiful smartphones, and superphones too.

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UPDATE: one more hour! TGI Friday – Apple’s take on Thanksgiving

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Update: Our massive  Black Friday Apps Bargain round up can be found Here

For one day only, Apple will be giving massive discounts on a number of their products at the American Apple Store, and hopefully in other, lucky sections of the globe too. The catch? Well, do your ‘research’ now because the sale begins and ends on 27 November – no earlier, no later. Of course, spending time at the Apple Store has never been a waste of energy.

Here’s to hoping a new iMac will keep you warm during the holidays!

Keep an eye out at the Apple store: Apple’s Friday will probably begin at 00:00 PST, so about 1 hour from now!

APPointments at the Apple Store – there’ll be an app for that

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If you’ve found it hard to stand on your two (give or take) feet for long at the Apple Store, thank heavens, Apple may have just what you need: an app which will let you browse while the powers that be crunch queue numbers. I may be taking liberty here; Appleinsider mention that the app will actually help you schedule Concierge appointments, Genius Bar drinks, and Pro Care surgery. A welcome step (and timely as my MacBook Pro will be going back for its _third_ surgery in less than 6 months) where users don’t have to bother with as many online steps. This is still in rumour status, but AI reckon that the source is better than spotty, so look for ward to: iQueue – APPointments

EasyPay the iPod touch way unwrapped

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AppleInsider have more scoop on the iPod touch-based EasyPay system which is set to replace the sometimes horrid Windows Mobile-based units currently in use by Apple. The upside, as I mentioned is that Apple maintain the ball and the court; no more will they have to pay outside corporations for maintenance. Using Apple hardware also removes the cupertino one step further from Microsoft hegemony. EasyPay iPod touch systems are made possible via Apple’s OS 3.0 firmware which enabled third-party add-ons. AppleInsider also mention that the hitherto used system is much bigger and bulkier and so to is the Samsung version used at the Microsoft store.

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Windows Vestiges – Apple Stores say ‘goodbye’ to PocketPC EasyPay devices

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Till now, users have had the luxury of queuing at Apple and paying through crotchety old Windows-based PDA systems. According to AppleInsiders’ sources, however, that is all about to change as Apple roll out iPod touch-based payment systems for the holiday season. EasyPay’s problems with stability and connection quality has been a nightmare for the bustling Apple retail stores and it is time for a change.

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