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Icon Ambulance: Google’s Vic Gundotra recalls Steve Jobs The Perfectionist

Joining other reactions on the web to Steve Jobs’ sudden resignation as the CEO of Apple yesterday, Google’s vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra recalled on Google+ a particular Sunday in January 2008 when Apple’s boss asked him to call his home. The reason? The Google logo on the iPhone:

So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow. I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?

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Interview: Meet the First Person in Line for the Apple iPad [VIDEO]

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Packer is an Apple enthusiast — he still has the first generation iPhone — who has decided to nab the iPad in lieu of a laptop. He’s been at the Apple StoreApple Store since Tuesday. Dude even slept in Penn Station. That, my friends, is dedication.

Mashable caught up with Packer at the Apple store this morning. Take a look at the video below and keep it here this weekend for more iPad madness.

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Apple to introduce new iphone on verizon[update]

A new report from The Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will reveal not one, but two new iPhones this year.

One would be based on GSM/UMTS standard that powers AT&T’s network, while another would be compatible with CDMA, the standard used by Verizon. The announcement would come in June or July, when Apple normally announces new iPhone models.

According to the WSJ, two different manufacturers will make the two different iPhones. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will develop the GSM model, as it has done for the previous three versions, while Pegatron Technology Corp. (a subsidiary of ASUSTeK) will build the CDMA version. Production of the CDMA version is scheduled to start in September.

Engadget has received reports that the next generation iPhone will be called the iPhone HD.

Namely that:

It will be based on the A4-family CPU system (meaning it would be part of the same CPU family as the iPad).
The resolution would be doubled to 960×640.
It would sport a second front-facing camera.
It would support third-party multitasking.

Source- Mashable

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IPad Sold Out

If you’re looking to pre-order an iPad today, you’ll notice that shipping dates have been pushed back to April 12.  Apple simply can’t supply the demand for the first week of iPads, suggesting high demand for the device.  Only time will tell how many Ipad’s will Apple sell on Day 1 , though some estimate close to half a million. Apple’s tablet currently outpaces the original demand for its iPhone. MacRumors first reported on the story.

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Browsing the IPad Store

Feverishly awaiting the release of the Apple iPad and all the goodies that go along with it? Well, now you can take a virtual tour of the iPad App Store, via a video that purports to depict the storied place.

Ipad Store Video

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Runners World Shoe Shop Iphone App from Luke Gain/Nearbynow

The human  foot has two important functions: weight bearing and propulsion. These functions require a high degree of stability and a perfect running shoe provides that stability. This is an excellent application for finding the best running shoes. This application not even helps you find the best running shoe , but it also lets you find it in a store in your area.

Runners world shoe shop review falls into 5 categories :

1. Motion Control: For people with low flexible arches.

2. Stability: Normal arche

3. Performance Training: For frequent runners

4. Neutral Cushioned: High rigid arches

5. Trail: Off road running

Once you select either one of the categories , the application displays available shoe under that category. Simply click on the shoe that you like , and the application will display the price and a link to find it in a store near you.

The application also provides  an option to search by price or brand. The best part : Its FREE

Rating: 5/5

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Times are Tough , Mac is On Sale

Steve Jobs has started cutting price on Macs. 

15.4″ MacBook Pro Glossy Screen – Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, 2GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive Notebook is selling at $1299 , when the list price is $1999. (See here). Where as Macbook Air is selling for $1,149.99 (Reg $1794). Apple store managers, meanwhile, are offering to match any advertised price — a policy they quietly followed in the past but now openly acknowledge.

Apple has posted a  teaser for a one-day Black Friday shopping event that promises unspecified bargains for shoppers.

 Come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for a special one-day-only holiday shopping event. You’ll find dozens of great iPod, iPhone, and Mac gift ideas.

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