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What Features Does the New iPhone 5 Have?

At a press conference this morning in San Francisco, Apple introduced the iPhone 5.

The latest version of the best-selling smartphone has been highly anticipated ever since the somewhat disappointing release of the previous iteration, the iPhone 4s.

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Study Shows Siri May Not Be As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Apple’s Siri app turned a lot of heads and ears when the iPhone 4S first hit the shelves. The voice controlled app looked and sounded like something from an Arthur C. Clarke novel.

However, it may not bring us any closer to having a real HAL 9000 computer (and considering what happened in ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ maybe we should be thankful for that).

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Ashton Kutcher Debuts His Steve Jobs Look — Is He Convincing?

No one’s ever accused Ashton Kutcher of being smart. He played an airhead on ‘That 70s Show’ and some of his decisions — like his controversial “brownface” PopChips commercial and that Joe Paterno tweet — are evidence of that. But, he was smart enough to hop on the ‘Two and a Half Men’ train and to land the role of a lifetime, playing Steve Jobs for the Apple founder’s biopic, which just started shooting and is scheduled to release in 2013.

However, the bigger question is: Was it a smart decision by the film’s producers to cast Kutcher as Jobs?

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Steve Jobs Stars as FDR in Lost Apple Video

Steve Jobs may have been a tech visionary, but if this long-lost nine-minute film from 1984 is any indication, his acting skills left a bit to be desired. In the video, Jobs plays none other than the 32nd president of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (Yes, you read that right.)

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Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars
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FCC & Wireless Carriers Finally Working To Keep Amarillo Cell Phones Safer From Theft By Putting Them On Stolen Cell Phone Database When They Are Taken

It has traditionally been fairly easy to fence a stolen cell phone in Amarillo.  Wireless carriers make it quite simple.  If you show up with money and a phone they'll turn it on for you, no questions asked.  The big question being whether or not the phone was stolen.

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Apple Overtakes Google As World's Most Valuable Brand
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More Than Half A Million Mac Computers Worldwide Infected With Malware, Some In Amarillo

Troubling news for Apple users locally and worldwide.  Apple products are usually seen as impervious to malware and viral attacks.  There's a big chick in that armor with news that around 600,000 Macs have malware installed worldwide.

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Google Looking To Raise Revnue With Cell Phone Ring Back Ads

Like Apple and Microsoft, I presume Google has plenty of revenue streams and plenty of money.  They don't see it that way.  The next time you call someone with a Google phone you might hear an advertisement instead of a ring-back tone.

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Man Sues Apple for Siri’s Imperfections

Apple iPhone 4S users know that Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, can be hit or miss. Sometimes she understands you perfectly and reacts with precision, and other times? Well, not so much.

But a New York man is so upset by Siri’s flaws and foibles that he’s filed a lawsuit against Apple.

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Barnes And Noble Unveils Their E-Book Reader The Nook
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Justice Department May Free You From The Oppression Of Overpriced E-books

There is so much injustice these days you've got to believe the government just hasn't had time to get around to the particular injustice affecting you.  Unless that injustice is exorbitant e-book prices.  Then Uncle Sam has your back.

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Apple Named America’s Most Profitable Retailer, But Which Company Took Second? — Dollars and Sense

In news that would make Steve Jobs proud, Apple has been named America’s most profitable retailer, beating out other powerhouses like Tiffany & Co., GameStop and Select Comfort.

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