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Researcher Says iPhone Location Data Has Already Been Used By Law Enforcement

Researcher Says iPhone Location Data Has Already Been Used By Law Enforcement

Just yesterday, the revelation that the iPhone and iPad 3G are constantly tracking your location and storing that data in an unencrypted hidden file spread throughout the media.

As we noted, while there’s nothing that suggests Apple is actually monitoring or doing anything with the data, when your phone or a computer you’ve recently synced it with is out of sight tech savvy people could gain access to the information without your permission. According to forensic computing researcher Alex Levinson, law enforcement are some of those people and they’ve been using consolidated.db to find people.

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iPad 2 Sales Exceed Expectations, Availability Is Scarce, Still No Agreement On Numbers

iPad 2 Sales Exceed Expectations, Availability Is Scarce, Still No Agreement On Numbers

According to analysts from Piper Jaffray and Deutsche Bank, the iPad 2 completely sold out in its first weekend on store shelves. Now exactly how many iPads “sold out” amounts to is anyone’s estimate at this point.

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10 Tech Gifts Delivered In Time for Christmas

10 Tech Gifts Delivered In Time for Christmas

Still shopping for just one more Christmas gift? Nothing but calculators left in stock at your local store? You’ll have to click quickly, but with a little help from overnight delivery and the elves at FedEx and UPS, here are 10 tech gifts that can still be delivered by Friday.

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iPad Seeing More Demand Than Netbooks, Notebooks, Desktops

iPad Seeing More Demand Than Netbooks, Notebooks, Desktops

The iPad is popular, there’s no denying that. Apple can’t keep the device in stock for very long, and we have designers making cases for it. It comes as no surprise then, that the iPad is seeing a huge amount of demand.

According to a study by Forrester, 14 percent of online shoppers plan on buying an iPad or similar tablet in the next year. That essentially means they plan on buying iPads. While Forrester asked “iPad or similar tablet,” only about 10 percent of those surveyed could name another tablet. Of those 10 percent, few could identify a real competitor. While some mentioned the Archos 7 or JooJoo tablets, some referred to the HP Slate,, or other devices which don’t yet truly exist on the consumer market. {Electronista}

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iPads Given to New Oklahoma State Students to Test Educational Use

iPads Given to New Oklahoma State Students to Test Educational Use

Back when the first Kindle launched, and especially last year with the release of the Kindle DX, there was always much speculation about how well eBooks will work in education. For years we’ve also seen a number of tablets shown off with educational uses. Now it looks like Oklahoma State University will be testing out the ecuational uses of the iPad.

Students enrolled in classes in the School of Media and Strategic Communications and the Spears School of Business will be given iPads for their classes. Those classes will use eTextbooks on the iPads in lieu of traditional dead-tree textbooks. According to the school, the ePub version of at least one class’s textbook is $100 cheaper than the paper version. Not sure how that adds up given that there’s no such thing a a used eTextbok, but it’s still quite a bit cheaper. If all the eTextbooks prove that much cheaper, the 16 GB iPad essentially pays for itself. Add in everything else the iPad can do, and it’s even better for students. {Wired Epicenter}

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Kindle Sales Triple, Kindle eBooks Finally Outselling Hardcover Versions

Kindle Sales Triple, Kindle eBooks Finally Outselling Hardcover Versions

A few weeks ago we saw the eBook wars begin when Barnes & Noble announced the WiFi Nook and dropped the price of the standard Nook from $259 to $199. Amazon responded by dropping the Kindle 2 from $259 to $189. Obviously there’s a bit of a race to the bottom, at least in terms of pricing. It looks like that race is helping Amazon quite a bit in sales.

Without releasing exact sales numbers, Amazon has announced that since the price drop, Kindle sales have tripled. It looks like all that was holding potential buyers back from buying a Kindle was a price drop of just $70. It dips below the mental barrier of $200, and is almost in impulse buy territory in terms of gadgets. That means there’s a lot of people out there now who are willing to buy eBooks, perhaps above buying physical books. {Engadget}

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AT&T Introduces Tethering and Ends Unlimited Data for the iPhone

AT&T Introduces Tethering and Ends Unlimited Data for the iPhone

AT&T has been promising tethering for the iPhone since Steve Jobs announced the feature on stage at the World Wide Developers Conference in June 2009. Now, AT&T is announcing that tethering – which allows users to share an internet phone connection with their computer, will be available on June 7, the start of WWDC 2010. Coming along with the tethering is brand new pricing for data plans.

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Luxury Comes to the iPad: If Money’s No Object

Louis Vuitton Ipad Sleeve

If you’re sitting on an extra pile of cash, and want to do your part to contribute to the rebound of the luxury market you’re in luck! While you lounge in your $3000 t-shirt, you may cast an eye to your electronic toys and find they’re suddenly a bit plain.

If your gadget du jour is the Apple iPad, British company Stuart Hughes has just the thing for you.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye Followers of the Church of Jobs: Your Tablets Are Here

Hear Ye, Hear Ye Followers of the Church of Jobs: Your Tablets Are Here

Not exactly, here, as in you can make a run on your local Apple retailer – they don’t ship for 60 days, but the iPad (speculated about as the iSlate) is finally official. We’ll give it to the Apple marketing team: we don’t think there’s any other company going in any industry who can whip […]

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