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Video: Four states seeing widespread swine flu

December 31st, 2009
Dec. 31: Health officials encouraged people to get the swine flu vaccine, despite a dramatic drop in the number of cases nationwide.


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iPhoneWorld.ca: Happy New (iPhone) Year of the Tiger 2010 from iPhone World!

December 31st, 2009


iPhoneWorld.ca writes:

iPhone World wants to wish you a happy new year 2010 from all our staff to all our readers.

Next year, the year of the Tiger, according to Chinese calendar, should bring prosperity and success to all those that own an Apple iPhone (or iPod Touch) — or, at least, that’s what we think:)

Apple iPhone 2010 model

iPhoneWorld.ca has recently posted some predictions about iPhone happenings in the year 2010 (link).

Don’t forget to check out the free iPhone holidays apps giveaways / promotions - link!

iPhone World Canada wishes you and your loved ones a happy and successful new year.

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Cyber Circuit Now Free With In-App Purchases

December 31st, 2009
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Yet another game has ditched the once-standard $0.99 price to switch to a model of a free app with paid in-app purchases for revenue. This time it's Cyber Circuit [App Store, Free] from Complex Games, a shooter claiming to be inspired by the multi-level concept of Dante's Inferno. Instead of paying $0.99 for the entire app, you can now get the first six levels of the game for free, with the option to pay another $1.99 later on to get the other 24 levels. Video after the break.



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Govt to import swine flu vaccines – Daily Times

December 31st, 2009

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Govt to import swine flu vaccines
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LAHORE: The government will import 2 million vaccines of the swine flu virus, expected to reach Pakistan in January, Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal said ...
CDC: Fewer States Seeing Widespread Swine Flu ABC News
Welsh swine flu cases declining BBC News
Drop in swine flu cases Times of India
The News International  - Sify  - Ireland Online
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Swine Flu Hits American Dogs, LA Cats – WeHo News

December 31st, 2009

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Swine Flu Hits American Dogs, LA Cats
WeHo News
Up to this point, China was the only country to have reported canine infection with “Swine Flu” (see Swine Flu infects dogs in China). ...
L.A. County officials confirm first H1N1 case in a local pet Los Angeles Times (blog)

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Wireless N Support in Next Gen iPhone Implied by Apple Job Posting [Unconfirmed]

December 31st, 2009

After the iPhone 3.0 firmware update, we wondered whether the the next gen iPhone would bring a new chip with support for 802.11n. Now a job posting on Apple's website is feeding that theory.

We've already seen that the newest iPod Touch has a Broadcom BCM4329 chip with support for 802.11n and FM transmission—something missing in our most recent iPhone generation—but we've also learned that the hardware is dormant, perhaps to be brought to life by later additions in software support.

A recent Apple job posting teases that such software support might come soon along with some kind of upgrade allowing for 802.11n capabilities in the next gen iPhone, because it's asking for a Wi-Fi software engineer to join the iPhone team and bring experience in:

• Implementation of 802.11 a/b/g/n & related specifications.
• 802.11i/802.1x Security protocols
• Good understanding of wireless RF technologies & co-existence issues of 802.11 PHYs with other Wireless interfaces like Bluetooth.

Ooh la la. Yes, it's just a job posting and pure speculation regarding what we'll see in the next generation of iPhones, but addition of Wireless N capabilities and support are a logical addition and seem rather likely.[AppleThanks, A!]






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iPhone credit card reader to be demoed at CES

December 31st, 2009

Filed under: Hardware, iPhone, App Store

Coming this CES (which is actually next week): a complete credit card transaction accessory and service for your iPhone. If this thing works as expected, you might actually see it in more than a few places (think: street vendors that will take credit card payments). A company called Mophie is planning to show off an add-on that works with an app to deliver credit card payments through Square, a payment service recently started up by Jack Dorsey, a Twitter alumni. This is one of a couple such systems that will be vying to fulfill the function (and probably take a few cents from each transaction for their troubles), but so far all we've really got is demos, no actual releases planned.

But maybe we'll hear more at CES. There's all kinds of applications here -- a solid, working implementation of a service like this could end up being extremely popular for anybody that regularly needs to conduct transactions out in the field.

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Kansas records 25th death related to swine flu – NTV

December 31st, 2009

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Kansas records 25th death related to swine flu
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(AP) - A 40-year-old man from the Wichita area is the 25th person to die in Kansas after contracting swine flu. The Kansas Department of Health and ...
Swine flu claims 25th victim in Kansas Lawrence Journal World

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iPhoneWorld.ca: Apple (iPhone) events / predictions to look forward to in 2010

December 31st, 2009


iPhoneWorld.ca writes:

Now that 2009, a rather complex and unpredictable year is leaving us, at least we can take some comfort in knowing a few quite possible iPhone related events for 2010.

So what will be the newsmaking events in iPhone (and Apple) news for the year 2010 (year of the Tiger)?

iPhone World scoured the web for you, and here are the most likely events to happen next year in the iPhone universe.

#1 Our #1 prediction is that despite all the competition next year Apple will sell the largest amount of iPhones yet.

iphone apple 2010 predictions: iphone 4g, itablet, iphone 3gs 8gb

#2 Apple will launch the iPhone 4G (that will apparently feature a 5 megapixel camera - link) in the summer of 2010.
#3 Due to be announced in a few months is the 8GB iPhone 3GS — that will probably replace the lower-end iPhone 3G line of products - link.
#4 Apple will be announcing an “iTablet” - a touchscreen based iPhone-like computer/netbook/phone hybrid (depending on who you ask) as early as next month, according to industry insiders.
#5 iPhone apps and iPhone AppStore will become a major internet security threat this year, according to McAfee Labs - link.

What do you think will be the other major events of 2010 when it comes to Apple and the iPhone? Leave us a comment!

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Watch New Year’s Countdowns Around the World and Jump Start Your Green Resolutions

December 31st, 2009
new-years-fireworks.jpg Are fireworks green? Photo by Kev Gibbo via Flickr A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other, as the saying goes. So start by staying home tonight and watch Earthcam to see New Year's Eve celebrations in 35 locations around the world. Earthcam will webcast the LED ball drop in Times Square from various viewpoints among the crowd of one million gathered for the world's largest party. So save fuel...Read the full story on TreeHugger


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