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Will Apple's New iCloud Service Lead To A Consumer-ISP Showdown?

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We've been told that "the cloud" is the future of modern computer and data storage, and services such as Apple's iCloud are certainly making a strong case for using the inexpensive resources offered by networked computer systems as a way to securely host personal and business information and applications. Unfortunately, cloud-based services also threaten to expose one of the uglier sides of the Internet service provider industry: bandwidth charges.

Business First

Is Jobs Entitled to Privacy?

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Once again, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs is taking medical leave for the third time since 2004 and once again, the company's stock price is unsteady as Jobs refuses to be forthcoming about the details of his condition.  It is probably connected to the rare form of cancer called a pancreatic islet cell neuroendocrine tumor that Jobs has suffered from previously.  Jobs had such a tumor removed in 2004 and said afterwards all the cancer was gone, and he did not require chemotherapy or radiation treatment.

Business First

Apple's App Decision Mixes Ethical 'Apples and Oranges'

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While the FTC continues to hold hearings on the ability of carriers to manipulate web traffic, a wider struggle for an open Internet continues to be played out in corporate offices. Search Engine Journal rep orts that Apple is the latest tech giant to jump into the ongoing ethical debate over Wikileaks, pulling iPhone apps designed for the controversial whistle-blower’s site off the digital shelves of its Apps Store.

Hardware Innovations

Apple’s MacBook Air Debuts

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Apple’s MacBook Air Debuts

The new Apple MacBook Air has recently been demonstrated by Steve Jobs to the public and is receiving great reviews. With two different models, a 11.6” and a 13.3”, the MacBook Air has all the convenience of the iPad but with a keyboard. Pricing starts at $999 for the smaller model and $1,299 for the 13.3” model. One advantage of the 13.3” model is a couple more hours of battery life in addition to the larger screen resolution.

Hardware Innovations

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in the First 11 Weeks

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Apple Sells 3 Million iPads in the First 11 Weeks

According to a press release from Apple this week, the company sold 3 million units in the United States in just the first 80 days that the new device has been on the market. This is ahead of schedule and accelerating from the 1 and 2 million sold marks already reached. The company speaks glowingly about the advantages of the iPad over other ways to connect to the Internet. And users feel similar emotions with a long battery life and easy to use functionality, the laptop like device is a winner. While keeping up with demand has been a small issue for the company.

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