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The dust in Cupertino has settled and the world has officially been introduced to the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, but those hoping for more from Apple were likely disappointed by Tuesday's more intimate presentation. But much like the iPhone 5 and previous handsets, they're likely to sell like hotcakes when they hit the streets on Sept. 20, so let's not go predicting Apple's demise quite yet...
Labor Day is behind us and that means the fall TV season is fast approaching. Thanks to Hulu, viewers won't have to wait until the end of the month to catch season premieres of new and returning shows — some of them are already available and ready to stream today. Hulu's pre-air lineup includes Blair Underwood's new reboot of '60s crime drama Ironside as well as the season-two premier of The Mindy Project — so jump on over to Hulu or fire up your Hulu Plus-equipped mobile device and get a peek before everyone else does.
Random House Children's Books announced (PDF link) that its best-selling Dr. Seuss books will now be available in e-book form starting Sept. 24 and continuing throughout November. It's the first time the publisher has made these beloved titles available in digital format. Fifteen classic titles will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 24 including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Horton Hears a Who!, with a second and third round arriving Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, respectively. The e-book versions will preserve Dr. Seuss' original layouts and illustrations, complete with Read & Listen editions that feature brand-new audio recordings.
While Apple's built-in Photos app does a perfectly fine job of beaming images to the Apple TV via AirPlay, there is always room for improvement, which is why Boinx Software announced PhotoPresenter this week. A universal app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, PhotoPresenter offers more control over the presentation of photos from AirPlay, VGA, or HDMI by allowing the user to determine which images are shown in advance, and in which order, complete with a preview mode. Best of all, PhotoPresenter is only 99 cents, available on the App Store now.
Now that Apple's September media event is behind us, its competitors can breathe easy heading into their own events. According to TechCrunch, one such event on the way is coming Monday, Sept. 23 as Microsoft prepares to chat up its Surface tablet in New York City. While the invitation doesn't go much further than those details, most everyone assumes that the event is being held to unveil the Surface 2.0 — one that is rumored to abandon the Surface with Windows RT branding, perhaps unifying the two versions of Windows 8 into one. They'll need to move quickly, though: Apple is rumored to be holding an event next month to introduce new iPads as well.
Epson announced Tuesday a pair of new "small-in-one" printers as part of the company's popular Expression Premium line. Available in mid-September, the $149.99 XP-610 and the $229.99 XP-810 are wireless units capable of printing, scanning, and faxing, targeted at families as well as photo enthusiasts with borderless 4" x 6" prints in as fast as 12 seconds. While both all-in-ones are fairly comparable, the XP-810 adds a 30-page auto document feeder as well as built-in Ethernet networking capability, but both units feature PC-free printing with individual ink cartridges so users can replace only those necessary.
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