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Apple Kicks-Off Black Friday Sales With Special Discounts

Today, Apple has started their annual Black Friday sale in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The sale is very similar to what Apple’s been offering in past years, but does give better discounts to higher capacities of the iPads and iPods. The deals on the Mac cover the iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro, while the iPod nano and iPod touch are the discounted iPod offerings.

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Apple Discards Big Fish Game’s Monthly Subscription for Unlimited Games From App Store

After reporting last night of the first monthly subscription based app to be permitted by Apple,  Bloomberg reports Apple has removed Big Fish Games‘ subscription based game from the App Store. Big Fish Games was reported last night to be the first to make available a game that offered a subscription model inside, a feature that was originally exclusive to news apps.

After last night’s report that the game was able to receive this new subscription feature, there was much speculation that this app wasn’t actually offering subscription.

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Apple Offers Monthly Subscription based Model for Streaming Unlimited Games

 

For the first time, Apple will offer video game publishers to give their games to iPad users via a subscription model, a revenue and purchasing model previously available only to digital publications. Bloomberg reports:

Big Fish Games, a Seattle-based game publisher, won approval from Apple to become the first to offer users access to dozens of titles for $6.99 a month. Until now, games have only been available one at a time, requiring users to download individual applications.

Apparently, a user who gets hold of a Big Fish Games subscription will be able to play unlimited games that the publisher makes available through a dedicated app. The only issue is, Games will be streamed to users iPad from Big Fish’s data centers, requiring the user to have Wi-Fi access to play. As always, Apple will still collect a 30% cut of revenues.

When it comes to the process of Big Fish convincing Apple of the model, the company’s founder Paul Thelen had this to say:

“It took longer than usual to be approved… they needed to be convinced there’s a reason to charge customers every month.”

George Clooney or Noah Wyle to Play Steve Jobs in the Movie Adaption of Jobs Biography

Who would you Pick if you have to choose between the sexiest man alive and the man who looks deceptively similar to the Legend himself Late. Steve Jobs for his Upcoming Biopic ?

According to The Sun apparently George Clooney is giving a tough competition to his ER Co Star Noah Wyle who is well known for his Pirates of the Silicon Valley role in which he portrayed younger Steve Jobs in his early days and foundation of  Apple.

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After Battery Trouble, iPhone 4S Runs Into Sound Quality Issues

Its been out-and-out chaos for Apple since the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 4S but the nightmare seems to continue for Apple.

Up until now the battery drain issues were giving headache to Apple now there is another issue that seems to have crept in. Some users are also complaining of a persistent and annoying echo. Since the release of the new iPhone, a large number of users have reported sound quality issues when using an Apple iPhone headset.

Owners have also said the problem occurs while using the speakerphone, and it seems to have persisted for many after last week’s iOS 5.0.1 update, according to discussion on the Apple forums.

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Apple Was Supposed To Integrate an AMD Chip In MacBook Air [Rumor]

With MacBook Air accounting to 28% of Apple’s overall notebook shipments, it could have been more if this rumor could have been true.

Rumor has it that Apple was on the verge of coming out with a MacBook Air packing a processor from Advanced Micro Devices. The news being  put forward by chip-centric web site Semiaccurate is that AMD offered better graphics horsepower. Today, the Air and all the MacBooks use Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. “If you are wondering why the Air wasn’t really revamped much this last time, it is because you are looking at plan B.

Plan A was basically a low power AMD Llano in an Air shell, and that would have been a really tasty machine. Instead of substandard graphics with questionable drivers, you would get many times the GPU power but lose a bit of CPU power.”

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Steve Jobs Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year Award

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs  was nominated for the Times Person of the Year Award by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday, reports MacRumors.

“One guy, who changed our world, and I said to Seth Meyers as we walked across Sixth Avenue, “Just look with me on this one block walk at how he changed the world around us. Look at how he changed the world.” Not only did he change the world, but he gave us that spirit again that something was possible that you could look at a piece of plastic or glass and move your finger– that’s outlandish. You could make things bigger or smaller like that. “Oh the places you’ll go” and oh the way you will change forever the music and television industries. So may he rest in peace, Steve Jobs, and the spirit he represents, are my nominee for Person of the Year”, said Brian while nominating Steve for the prestigious award.

If selected Steve Would become the first person in the history to receive this award after his death. The award will be presented in the month of December.

“The Lost Interview” of Steve Jobs Coming to a Theater near you

We already saw the release of Steve Job’s Biography which was released a couple of weeks ago became an instant bestseller amongst the electronic as well as physical books around the world.

Now folks in the United States get ready to see your iCon Steve Jobs as he hits the SilverScreen this month with a 70 minute movie named “The Lost Interview” and yes we are not talking about the rumored movie in the making but an old Interview which he gave to Robert Cringely.

The original conversation with Robert was for the author and producer’s 1996 miniseries “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” about the origins of the personal computer industry and the emergence of Silicon Valley as a technology hub.

The original 70 minutes interview has now been found on a  VHS copy in the documentary director’s garage and folks around 19 US cities, including Palo Alto when it releases in two weeks time reports LATimes.