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Here's a riddle for you: what weighs as much as 150 pounds, but might also not exist at all? No, it's not your "girlfriend who lives in Canada." We'll ponder the real answer to this question later on. Apple to deliver OS X 10.8.5 with Mail, screen saver fixes as soon as today (AppleInsider) This a...

September 3rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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With few exceptions, the spotlight this week was on the rumored next-gen iPhone(s). The closer we get to the (presumed) reveal date, the more plausible and less dumb the rumors get -- on average. There are still some clunkers in here, as there always are. Analyst: US$400-500 iPhone 5C will hit Chin...

August 26th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Last Saturday, I went on a six kilometre obstacle course. It was a slog down muddy paddocks, over rope bridges and other various obstacles, and through trenches filled with mud, farm runoff and other fluids that I tried really hard not to think about too hard. I came out the other side covered with...

August 19th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's a neat phrase that instantly identifies any story which follows it as pure, grade-A compost: "seemingly conirmed." Two examples: Low-cost iPhone seemingly confirmed as plastic-bodied and not yet in mass production from Pegatron working conditions report (9to5 Mac) Between the poor working c...

August 5th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If someone tells you a source for a story is "very credible" or "has a strong track record" or is "a well-connected insider," do this simple check first. Is the person or entity saying these things about the source a rumor blog that regularly posts whatever random BS anyone says about Apple? If so,...

July 29th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Let's say you like to bet on football games. I know the rules of football, I know the teams, and I can even name a few of the players, but in terms of predicting which team will win any given game, my guesses aren't much better than flipping a coin. Now, let's say I've been right a few times before,...

July 22nd 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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First off, apologies for the delay in getting the Rumor Roundup out this week. I had a technology tragedy in the family; my iPhone 4S prematurely kicked the bucket. It's been living on borrowed time since a bad motorcycle accident last November; I'd hoped it would last until Apple launched the iPhon...

July 16th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's Rumor Roundup is dedicated to Google, whose decision to kill off Reader made doing research for this article about ten times harder than it needed to be. Thanks, jerks! This week was almost entirely nonsensical ravings about Apple's supposed "plastic/budget" model iPhone. Come for the u...

July 8th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The theme for this week's rumors: "leaked spyshots" of iPhone parts that look pretty much identical to the existing iPhone. Maybe it's the iPhone 5S. Maybe it's just parts for the existing iPhone 5. Either way, pageview gold. Rumor: TSMC inks deal to build 20nm 'A8' chips for Apple starting this ye...

July 1st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Although there was a surprising (and refreshing) lack of stories sourced from "analysts" this week, that doesn't mean the rumors were any less rotten than usual. In fact, a few of the rumor blogs decided to dabble in their own version of analysis this week, which just goes to show you don't need an...

June 24th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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WWDC has come and gone, and now we know what iOS 7 looks like. For some reason, that still hasn't stopped graphic designers with too much time on their hands from generating mockups... and of course, it hasn't stopped the endless tide of boneheaded Apple rumors. New report claims Apple's 'iPhone mi...

June 17th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments