Mac News and Rumors for November 26th


This week, the new iOS 4.2 was released and there is some very interesting news about a news service coming to the iPad. We also have a rumor about Apple’s Black Friday discounts and will find out about two amazing promotions on Full Tilt Poker and

iOS 4.2 Released

For iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users, the new iOS 4.2 was released. It brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0 and 4.1 including multi-tasking, folders, unified inbox, game center, AirPlay, and AirPrint. For the iPad, it makes it a practically new product. In addition, a new Find My iPhone feature is now available to all users of Apple’s current generation products for free. Before, this required a MobileMe subscription.

Tablet-Focused News Service

News Corp and Apple might be teaming up to develop a new tablet-centric news service that would cost $0.99 per week. Apparently, there has been a 100-person hiring push within News Corp just for this project, with Apple taking an integral role in the technical side of its development. According to rumors, there will be no print or web edition of this news service, which would only be available via tablet computer. Also in the report are rumors that high-quality HD video cameras will be used to provide some of the content. Dubbed “The Daily,” we might see this service go live as soon as December 9th.

Black Friday Discounts at the Apple Store

As usual, we’re hearing nothing in terms of what will be on sale at the Apple Store on Black Friday. On the Apple website, there is a message telling visitors that there will be a special one-day Apple shopping event that starts at 8:00am on Friday. Typically, Apple offers modest discounts on their products, around $100 off for iMacs and MacBook Pros.

It’s Rush Week!

Players at Full Tilt Poker can rejoice, as another Rush Poker week will be arriving on November 29th. Players can earn up to $250 in free bonus cash and win free entry into an exclusive $50,000 Rush Week Freeroll tournament. There are three reward tiers for Rush Week, starting at the Bronze level, which will pay out $5 if you earn at least 10 Full Tilt Points on any four days of the promotion or $10 if you earn at least 10 points on all seven days.

The Silver level awards $25 for 100 points for any four days or $50 for earning 100 points on all seven days. Finally, the Gold level rewards players with $125 for earning 1,000 points on any four days or $250 for earning 1,000 points on all seven days.

The $50,000 Rush Freeroll will take place on Sunday, December 12th at 15:15 ET and you can earn a ticket by making it to the final table of a Rush Poker tournament or sit and go during Rush Week.  All Rush Poker tournaments will have their guarantees doubled for the duration of the promotion and Saturday’s $80,000 Guarantee and the Sunday Brawl will be converted into Rush Poker tournaments.

In order to participate, go into the Full Tilt Poker lobby and head to the Cashier. Once there, click on the big “My Promotions” button and then select “Rush Week”. You’ll be asked if you want to participate and click the appropriate button to join in the fun.

Sit and Go Promotion at is handing out freeroll seats to players who can win three sit and gos in a single day and awarding tournament entries to the top weekly sit and go winners.  Players just need to win three sit and go tournaments in a day in select buy-in levels and they’ll then be slotted into a special $10,000 freeroll for 50 seats into Sunday’s $200,000 Guarantee.

The buy-in levels are $5 and $6, $10 and $11, and $20 and 22. The site is also handing out tournament seats to the players who collect the most combined wins per level from Monday to Saturday. For the $5 and $6 level, the top five players will win automatic entry to the Sniper $25,000 Guaranteed Tuesday and the sixth through 25th place finishers win entries into another second chance 50-Seat Satellite to the $200,000 Guarantee on Sunday.

The $10 and $11 top five will get seats to the Sniper $80,000 Guaranteed and sixth through 25th win a seat to another second chance 50-Seat Satellite for the $200,000 Guaranteed. The top 10 in the $20 & $22 level will win entries into the $200,000 Guarantee.


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