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Video : Steve Jobs Appear to be "Walking Unsteadily"

According to paparazzi web site RadarOnline, they apparently have an exclusive video of Steve Jobs coming out of the treatment at the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, appearing to be walking "wobbly and unsteadily".

Jobs has been on a medical leave for undisclosed reasons since mid-January. According to the site he is receiving treatment, and it's unknown whether Jobs' current health battle is related to his liver transplant from 2009, or whether the pancreatic cancer he previously defeated has returned, or if indeed there is a new problem.

Has health problems deteriorated or is the unsteadiness just temporary as a result of the treatments he received?

Hope you get well soon, Steve.

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Rumor : Updated MacBook Pros Feature Even Larger Trackpads & Boot From SSDs

A new rumor attributed suggests that the refresh of MacBook Pros will feature even larger trackpads and boot from solid state drives, even on models equipped with a conventional hard disk drive.

The rumor , notes that "new laptops will contain glass trackpads that are even larger than the pads found on current-generation MacBook Pro models." and that "next bit of information doesn’t quite make sense to us," but describes an 8 to 16GB Solid State Drive being used as the Mac OS X startup volume even on base models, along with a regular hard drive as well.

Higher end models are said to use SSD exclusively, much like the existing MacBook Airs.

By combining both types of drives, Apple could provide rapid boot and "instant on" features currently available on the iPad and MacBook Air, while also providing large amounts of general storage for power users' large documents. The sources also say that the new MacBooks are about a half-pound lighter on average than each of their relative current models.

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Microsoft Paying Nokia Billions to Use Windows Phone Platform

Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop revealed that Microsoft is paying the Finnish handset maker billions of dollars to switch to Windows Phone, as the two companies struggle to compete with Apple and Google. Elop revealed the agreement in an effort to appease investors, after his company's stock tumbled 14 percent following the announced partnership with Microsoft.

The CEO said Microsoft's payments acknowledge the "substantial value to contribute" that Nokia offers the Redmond, Wash., software giant. He also said that his company will pay Microsoft royalties for the use of its software, as is standard practice.

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Apple Rumored to have Started Manufacturing Next-gen iPads Now

The report cites "people familiar with the matter" as saying that the new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the first model. It will have at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing, but the resolution of the display will be similar to the first iPad. It will also have more memory and a more powerful graphics processor.

The coming iPad's RAM is expected to be doubled to 512MB, the same as today's iPhone 4 but still half that of the Motorola Xoom. RAM is also said to be accelerated using a faster 1066MHz bus, compared to the 800MHz timing of iPhone 4.

No details about the resolution of both front and rear cameras, but other reports expects parts similar to those used on the newest iPod touch: a front facing VGA resolution and a 1MP rear camera capable of 720p HD capture but not equivalent to the 5MP iPhone 4 camera, which rivals many point and shoot cameras in terms of photo quality.

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Confess Your Sins on Your iPhone

The Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app that helps guide worshippers through confession. The Confession program has gone on sale through iTunes for $1.99. Described as "the perfect aid for every penitent", it offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament.

Now senior church officials in both the UK and US have given it their seal of approval, in what is thought to be a first.

The app takes users through the sacrament - in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings - and allows them to keep track of their sins. It also allows them to examine their conscience based on personalised factors such as age, sex and marital status - but it is not intended to replace traditional confession entirely. Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.

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