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The World’s Most Expensive Diamond Covered iPhone 4

Posted by yoMcLovin on October 14, 2010

We’ve already established that if you’re filthy rich, you probably don’t want the same cell phone as “US” common folk. No, if you’re looking for something higher end, you’ll probably end up talking to Stuart Hughes, who customizes electronics by plating them in gold and diamonds. We’ve already seen his work on a $20,000 iPhone 4, but his latest achievement is downright ridiculous. Called the “world’s most expensive phone” (we’ll see how long that lasts), Hughes made two identical models for an Australian client. Each handset includes over 500 diamonds and totals over 100 karats, and comes in its own special granite box. Its total cost is £5 million — nearly 8 million dollars. Just don’t bother crying when you leave it on the seat of a cab.

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Jay-Z releasing his first offical book “Decoded”

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 23, 2010

Jay-Z is making his latest entrepreneurial move in the world of publishing, with the upcoming release of his first official book Decoded. Shawn Carter is teaming up with publisher Spiegel & Grau to release the tome, which provides insight into the lyrics and life of the man from Marcy Projects.

 The book, boasting an inkblot from Andy Warhol’s Rorschach on its cover, tells the intimate stories behind 36 of Hov’s songs, with plans to release the book on November 16 as an eBook and an iPhone/iPad app that offers exclusive video and customizable content.

“When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things,” explained Jay-Z in a statement. “The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough.

“The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history. And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”

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Floyd Mayweather Arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 11, 2010

According to, Las Vegas Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Grand Rapids has been arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.

Mayweather, 33, was booked on a grand larceny charge at the Clark County jail and held on $3,000 bail, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell said.

Mayweather’s lawyer, Richard Wright, said Mayweather is accused of taking an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.

“He surrendered,” Wright said, denying the allegations against Mayweather.

“He did not commit any grand larceny,” Wright told The Associated Press. “Josie can’t find her iPhone. We’re attempting to find it or replace it. We’ll cooperate in the investigation. We expect to get the matter resolved.”

Harris made a police complaint and sought a Family Court protection order Thursday alleging Mayweather pulled her hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for their children, ranging in age from 7 to almost 11, to call 911.

Police said Thursday that Harris was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for minor injuries.

“Please order Floyd Mayweather to not try and contact me,” Harris wrote in an application for a protection order that said the couple separated in May after living together for seven years.

“Floyd has threatened to have other people do harm to me as well and if there is a way I can be protected from that please help me,” the document says.

Mayweather is undefeated as a professional fighter and is considered one of the sport’s top performers, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knockouts. He goes by the nickname “Money” and earned more than $20 million in May from his fight in Las Vegas against “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

Mayweather has also been arrested several times over the years on battery and assault allegations.

He was acquitted by a Nevada jury in July 2005 after being accused of hitting and kicking Harris during an argument outside a Las Vegas nightclub.

Harris, then 25, recanted her allegations and testified that she lied to police because she was angry Mayweather left her for another woman.

SMH….another trifling woman trying to keep a good father down! This is not healthy for the children

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Apple introduces new Apple TV and iPods

Posted by yoMcLovin on September 2, 2010

NEW YORK ( — Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple’s highly anticipated product launch event on Wednesday.

Apple TV, which hasn’t sold well and which Jobs has referred to as a “hobby,” got a major revision. The new device is a quarter the size of the current model, fits in the palm of your hand, and sells for just $99 — much less than the $229 of the current model. (Read’s live blog of the event here.)

It’s so small because Apple ditched the prior device’s video purchase model, dramatically reducing Apple TV’s storage requirements. The gadget will now instead be for movie and TV show rentals. Movies can be rented the same day the DVDs go on sale for $4.99, and TV shows are available for 99 cents each.

“Our users want Hollywood movies and TV shows, cheaper; they don’t want amateur hour,” Jobs said. “They don’t want another computer. They don’t want to manage storage. They want it to be silent, cool and small.”

Jobs promised that the device would have the largest library of movies in the world available for rental on the first day of purchase. As for TV shows, Apple was able to strike a deal with Walt Disney Co.’s (DIS, Fortune 500) ABC and News Corp.’s (NWS, Fortune 500) Fox for TV shows, but Jobs said he believes more networks will soon follow suit.

“We think the rest of the studios will see the light and get on board pretty fast,” Jobs said.

The new Apple TV will also be able to connect to users’ Netflix (NFLX) accounts, YouTube, and Flickr. The device can link to users’ home computers as well, so they can play their iTunes music and video libraries over Wi-Fi.

New iPods

The iPod line got its annual upgrade as well. The flashiest new iPod was the iPod Touch, which starts at $229 and has become the best-selling iPod. The new iPod Touch is thinner and adds many of the new iPhone 4’s features, including a front and rear facing camera, “Retina Display,” and FaceTime, which allows users to make video calls over Wi-Fi.

The iPod Touch is also the best selling portable game player, outselling Nintendo and Sony’s portable game players combined, Jobs said.

The $149 iPod Nano also got a significant upgrade. The tiny device lost its click wheel and will feature a multi-touch screen and a clip on the back. Apple made it almost half the size of the current iPod Nano model and 42% lighter.

Apple went back to the past for its newest $49 iPod Shuffle: After users lamented loss of the buttons Apple took away on last year’s model, the company is putting them back on the new one. The new Shuffle keeps the features of the latest one, including the ability to play custom playlists.

The only iPod that didn’t get an update is the iPod Classic. All of the new iPods will be available next week.

ITunes 10

Apple also unveiled iTunes 10, complete with a new logo. Jobs said that since iTunes sales have long eclipsed CD sales, it was appropriate that the new icon ditch the CD image. It now features just a blue circle and a musical note.

ITunes 10, which launches on Wednesday, has a slightly new interface, with album art now available to view in list mode. But the major new feature was “Ping,” a social network based right in iTunes. People can follow both friends and artists to comment on songs, albums and bands. They can also post videos, and find concert dates.

As always, privacy is a concern with new social networks, but Jobs was quick to say that the settings are “super-simple to set up,” and the feature “is as public or private as you like.”

The iTunes update didn’t include the cloud-based service that many had hoped for. Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) is building a data center in North Carolina, which many believe will be used to give customers the ability to access their iTunes library anywhere.

IOS 4.1

Jobs unveiled bug fixes and minor performance upgrades for Apple’s mobile device operating system. Jobs said that the new iOS 4.1 offers improved photo-taking capabilities, the ability to upload high definition video over Wi-Fi and a new collaborative game playing community called Game Center. The new OS will be available for download in November.

The next update, iOS 4.2, was also previewed. It will feature wireless printing for the iPad and the ability to connect an iPad to Apple TV devices.

Jobs said that 120 million devices with iOS have shipped, dating back to the original iPhone in 2007. Apple is activating 230,000 iOS devices a day, including the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch. There are now 250,000 apps in the App Store, including 25,000 iPad apps. To top of page

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Netflix adds iPhone and iPod touch compatibility in latest app version

Posted by yoMcLovin on August 26, 2010

We knew this was coming and here it is: the Netflix application, heretofore reserved only for iPad users, has trickled down to iPhone and iPod touch devices. Version 1.1.0 makes the TV show and movie streaming app universal — so long as your universe is known as iOS — and looks to massively expand the available audience for Netflix’s mobile effort. What are you waiting for, go get it already.

Netflix iPhone App Video from Netflix on Vimeo.

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