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Thursday: December 10, 2009

Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.

According to today's batch of recently leaked information the fabled tablet is due to arrive next Spring. It will have a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen thus making it mostly similar to what can only be described as a really big iPhone. Woo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | 2010 | analysts | apple | rumors | spring | tablet | release | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.

So AT&T would like you to reach out to them with this iPhone app if you happen to hit a dead zone or if you become a dropped call victim. So how are you supposed to actually make the complaint when there isn't any service?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:34 AM | Tags (6) | at&t | iphone | app | complaints | service | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.

...it might as well be the most successful single (it hit #1 in May '07) by the guy who made himself a multi-millionaire by taking his questionable singing voice and using auto-tune to transform himself into a pitch-perfect robot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:41 PM | Tags (9) | songs | embarrassing | 2000 | 11points | funny | robot | autotune | iphone | millionaire |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.

Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:57 PM | Tags (6) | dragonslair | gaming | iphone | retro | spaceace | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.

You will be shocked to know that Apple holds two positiions for two different products on this list. Can you guess which two products those are? If you said Mighty Mouse, please go back to your corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | abcnews | apple | decade | digicams | gadgets | gps | iphone | ipod | netbooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.Want to translate your baby's cries? There's an app for that.

Within 10 seconds, the app translates the sound and identifies the emotion, and then gives parents a set of tips to calm the child. The company says its technology is 96 percent accurate and works for any child, regardless of culture or language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:02 AM | Tags (11) | baby | crying | app | iphone | appstore | abcnews | translate | emotions | tips | identify | language |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

In addition to his own iPhone being attacked, he said a flatmate's iPhone 3G was also sullied with the image of Astley. Users who tried to delete the image were chagrined to find it reappear once they rebooted their device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (8) | australia | iphone | jailbreak | rickastley | rickroll | security | work | worm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.Steve Jobs is Fortune's CEO of the decade.

Fortune has an entire section dedicated to the almighty Steve which includes quotes from other famous CEOs as well as some rarely seen photos. Congrats Steve. Now, where is my Apple tablet?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (11) | accolades | apple | ceo | compromise | decade | driven | fortune | iphone | ipod | personality | stevejobs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.Thirteen of the most overpriced iPhone apps currently available on the app store.

Yes folks, there is actually an app that can set you back $1,000 at this very moment. On the plus side, if you have the money to burn you'll be awarded with some kind of digital VIP status for bars and night clubs. Whoopie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:27 AM | Tags (8) | apple | iphone | apps | store | wired | overpriced | pricey | vip |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.

The folks behind Wolfram|Alpha would like you to know that this application is a great day-to-day replacement calculator. Uh, no thanks, I'll just stick with your free website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | app | apple | application | iphone | overpriced | pricey | wolfram |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.

Say goodbye to all of those cute (and free) 'lite' apps and hello to a constant bombardment of 'BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW! BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW!'. Great, just great.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | apple | apps | free | in-app | iphone | ipodtouch | lite | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.

The app has drawings of what it calls different female types, including the aspiring actress dressed in waitress garb, and the bookworm with pulled-back hair and glasses. The app supposedly gives guys just the right line to win over a particular type.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | iphone | app | pepsi | offensive | advertising | apology | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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