Apple just announced that it will be live streaming its music event tomorrow morning. The video feed will be available through Apple's own HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. You'll need a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X 10.6, and iPad, or an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 3.0 or higher to view the feed. The live broadcast will begin at the same time as our live blog, 10am.
However, should your browser crash and render itself unable to buffer the live stream, the Mac|Life staff will be there liveblogging the entire event. Additionally, if your boss is over there checking over your shoulder to see if you're slaving away, making sure every minute counts while you're on the clock, you might want to put away the live stream video and check out our text and photo liveblog. It's quieter and easier to conceal. You can also view it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. And if you're stuck on a PC at work or school, our liveblog works on that platform, too! So does our Twitter feed!
Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
The iPhone 4 antenna design has plagued users from the beginning, but when Apple held a press conference they placed the majority of the blame on the way the device is held, how physics works, and some magical fairy dust that couldn't be explained. A new report today, however, suggests that Apple may be prepared to release hardware updated as soon as September.
It's gotten to the point of almost corny when you hear the familiar phrase "there's an app for that." Whether used for GPS or as an e-reader, a camera or a video editor, it seems our smartphones are getting smarter every day. They save our lives, as a man trapped in Haitian rubble discovered earlier this year. And, they're becoming medical devices too.
We love The Oatmeal's comics. Not only do we like his style of cartooning, but we also love that his comics are so right on about life. Take this blog post for instance, entitled "This is how I feel about buying apps."
We'll include the last comic panel for you just for effect, but head over to the site to see the blog/comic post in its entirety.
It's no secret that Apple has been on the offensive about jailbreaking. Even after the act of jailbreaking a phone was declared legal, Apple still notes that jailbreaking your iPhone will void the warranty. This, however, isn't stopping China Unicom. The iPhone retailer is now offering one-stop jailbreaking--in the store!
This morning, Intel announced that it will acquire Infineon, the German mobile chip manufacturer that makes the baseband chip found in the iPhone, for $1.4 billion. The deal is expected to be finalized and official by the first quarter of 2011.
The acquisition will expand Intel's current Wi-Fi and 4G WiMAX offerings to include Infineon's 3G capabilities and Intel's plan to advance LTE. Currently, the technology will only be used in Intel's Core processor-based laptops and Intel Atom processor-based mobile devices.
Say, remember a while back when Steve Jobs mentioned that in addition to sorting out iPhone 4's death grip reception woes, they would also be seeing to the issue of the handset's proximity sensor causing calls to randomly end or mute? Yeah, that's still not fixed.
Of course the big news wasn't this week; that'd be ridiculous. No, the big news is next week at Apple's yearly musical event, held this year on Wednesday, September 1st at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Meanwhile, it wasn't all crickets around here at the Mac|Life, heck no. We even chased down a staffer in a remote controlled helicopter. Of course there's a video after the jump.