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  • Odds are Apple will sell *a lot* of iPhone 4s today

    Odds are Apple will sell *a lot* of iPhone 4s today

    The odds that John Biggs will take home an iPhone 4 today? I think you'll find that France has a better chance of winning the World Cup this year. The odds that Apple will sell more than 1 million iPhone 4s today? Well, according to Bookmaker.com, you're looking at 50/50. Presumably these odds that into account that fact that the Apple hardware isn't as robust as you'd like to see!

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  • Be alert! Mac malware targets unsuspecting users of adult Web sites

    Be alert! Mac malware targets unsuspecting users of adult Web sites

    If I've said it once I've said it 1,000 times: the best way to stay safe online is to keep your wits about you and not to venture off into the darker corners of the Internet, if you know what I mean. I bring this up because there's a nasty bit of kit out there that means to attack unsuspecting Mac users. It sorta makes sense from the malware creator's perspective: Mac users tend to operate under the assumption that they're immune from malware because A) their numbers are too few to be a juicy target B) their system is inherently more secure. You can debate point B all day long, but as Apple sells more and more Macs you can bet that miscreants will be targeting the platform with increasing frequency.

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  • HTC buys Abaxia, gets cozier with carriers in the process

    HTC buys Abaxia, gets cozier with carriers in the process

    French software firm Abaxia has made a name for itself create white-label modules that help carriers brand phones -- its two flagship products are search and active home screen apps (pictured) -- so the fact that HTC has shelled out €11 million (about $13.1 million) for the company this week should offer you a solid clue where this is all headed. Naturally, HTC isn't talking about exactly how Abaxia will fit into the big picture, but boss Peter Chou says that the acquisition will "deepen and broaden [their] software development capabilities so that [they] can innovate at an even faster pace." Software value-add is becoming even more important for phone manufacturers these days as hardware all converges on a fairly standard full-touch prototype that doesn't offer much opportunity for differentiation -- even as Microsoft is putting the kibosh on serious customization in Windows Phone 7 -- so it'll be interesting to see how this ultimately affects HTC's products, particularly those with carriers' logos silkscreened around back. Follow the break for HTC's full release.

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  • Western Digital outships Seagate for the first time ever

    Western Digital outships Seagate for the first time ever

    Seagate is no longer the reigning hard drive king. Western Digital edged-out Seagate in the first quarter of 2010 by shipping 51.1 million hard drives.

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  • Apple Sold 2 Million iPads In 59 Days

    Apple Sold 2 Million iPads In 59 Days

    Apple had announced that sales of its tablet computer iPad have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. That's a whole lot of iPads in two months, and the company only started shipping units in countries outside the United States last weekend. The news comes almost a month after Apple announced that it had sold 1 million units. As previously announced, the iPad will be available in nine more - but still unnamed - countries in July and additional countries later this year.

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  • TC Disrupt Startup Alley: Knocking Live has 1.6M users, faster growth than Foursquare, Gowalla

    TC Disrupt Startup Alley: Knocking Live has 1.6M users, faster growth than Foursquare, Gowalla

    Who’s nailed peer-to-peer live streaming video on smartphones such as iPhone and Android? It’s not Qik, Ustream or Justin.tv, it’s Knocking Live, an application by bootstrapped Point Heads Software. Interestingly enough, Knocking Live reached 1 million users faster than Foursquare or Gowalla did (see graph). Pointy Heads released Knocking Live in December in collaboration with Sourcebits, [...]

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  • eBuddy downloaded 1 million times from Nokia’s Ovi Store in 3 months

    eBuddy downloaded 1 million times from Nokia’s Ovi Store in 3 months

    Web and mobile instant messaging (IM) aggregator service provider eBuddy, based in Amsterdam, has announced that its Mobile Messenger app has zoomed past one million downloads in less than three months on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The app has been downloaded by users in more than 203 countries, the company adds - a testament to the global footprint of Nokia. The app has garnered over 930 reviews on the Ovi Store and a 4/5 star rating. Alternatives on Nokia's Ovi Store include Nimbuzz and fring.

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  • Sony sales numbers reveal surging PS3, waning PSP

    Sony sales numbers reveal surging PS3, waning PSP

    Sony just released the numbers from the last fiscal year (April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010). The good news (for Sony and its shareholders, at least) is that PS3 sales were up quite a bit from the previous year, going from 10.1 million sold to 13 million this year. The bad news is that PSP sales have hit a bump in the road, going from 14.1 million in to 9.9 million. Translating those numbers into English, that means that the PS3 is doing a heck of a lot better than it ever was, and that the PSP, well, isn't.

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  • Western Digital has sold more hard drives this year than Seagate

    Western Digital has sold more hard drives this year than Seagate

    Five hundred and fifty eight million hard drives were shipped in 2009. Think about that for a moment. Five hundred and fifty eight million. Of those, 175.2 million (or 31.4%) carried the Seagate brand name while 165.2 million came from Western Digital. According to The Information Network, WD pulled ahead in the first quarter of 2010, selling 51.1 million hard drives compared to Seagate's 50.3 million sold. I guess that's big news, if you're really into hard drives, or have strong brand loyalty to the drive in your computer. Me, I don't care so much.

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  • The Mobile Web continues to expand, according to Taptu

    The Mobile Web continues to expand, according to Taptu

    The proliferation of mobile content has caught Taptu (and a lot of other people) by surprise. Perhaps unsurprisingly the number of mobile applications has also increased rather dramatically. There's an interesting balance to be struck for content producers between device-specific applications and app stores, and the general availability, but reduced functionality, of a mobile web site. Taptu's latest report explores these details.

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  • Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day

    Apple: 300,000 iPads sold, 1 million apps downloaded on first day

    Apple has just announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the US as of midnight Saturday, April 3, including deliveries of pre-ordered devices to customers, channel partners and sales at Apple Retail Stores. For your reference, that's 30,000 devices more than iPhones were purchased when they first went on sale. Apple also announced that iPad users downloaded over one million apps from Apple's App Store and over 250,000 ebooks from its iBookstore during the first day.

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  • Battlefield 1943 coming to the PC “soon”

    Battlefield 1943 coming to the PC “soon”

    Battlefield 1943 is now the quickest game in Xbox LIVE's history to reach 1 million games downloaded. But PC gamers don't care. We want to play Battlefield 1943, too. It is after all a remake of classic PC game.

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  • Gigabyte: 1 million USB 3.0 motherboards served

    Gigabyte: 1 million USB 3.0 motherboards served

    Gigabyte's USB 3.0-capable motherboards have gone platinum, as they say in the record biz. Gigabyte announced that it has shipped 1 million USB 3.0 motherboards, giving them 1/3 of the overall USB 3.0 market share worldwide. This is a landmark number to be reached, and a signifier of Gigabyte's rising stock with aficionados. Besides, who would be caught dead using USB 2.0?

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  • iPadDownloads.com on ebay for $1,000,000

    iPadDownloads.com on ebay for $1,000,000

    Just think how much iPadDownload.com would go for if the iPad was an open device that allowed 3rd party downloads? $1 million would be the opening bid. But because you really can't actually download anything directly to the iPad outside of the App Store and iTune's gated community, iPadDownload.com will probably end up being some malicious wares site that will rake in more cash in a week than most of us will ever see over our lifetimes.

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  • Video: The $113.5 million F-35B Lightning II can float in the air for a little bit

    Video: The $113.5 million F-35B Lightning II can float in the air for a little bit

    There's a certain amount of pride in seeing a country pump out something like the new F-35B Lightning II fighter jet. At $113.5 million per aircraft, it's about as far away from the meaning of the word "inexpensive" as possible. It makes you think, well, if we can afford things like that, why can't we afford things like this? But, whatever. The entire purpose of this post is to watch a legitimately exciting video. So, let's!

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