The first iPhone was still hot off the press when rumors of a 3G model began to circulate. Fueled by the prevalence of 3G networks outside the United States—and the comparative pokiness of AT&T’s EDGE network—the speculation has finally come to an end.
Bling! It is made specifically for anyone who photographs items to post online. In particular, they’re going after users who sell on sites like eBay; in other words, people who don’t have the budget to hire a professional photographer and who need to get the best possible image online quickly.
I’m trying to wrap my head around the new To Do feature in Leopard’s Mail. In iCal, I can hide any To Dos that have already been completed or haven’t arrived yet. But in Mail, it lists all of my To Dos, even if they’re completed or they’re from the future. Plus, it doesn’t show me the notes I’ve typed in for each To Do. Annoying!
I was excited to try out the new MobileMe push service from Apple, so I made a change to my calendar on my MacBook and then put my computer to sleep. Several hours later, the change still had not appeared on the me.com website or on my iPhone. I thought this was supposed to be instantaneous?
When it comes to selling your old junk—er, lightly used treasures—eBay is the first stop for many. However, building your auctions via eBay’s Web interface isn’t exactly a fun process, especially for novices. That’s where equinux iSale comes in. iSale is a beautiful application for Mac OS X Leopard that assists you in creating and managing eBay auctions. iSale makes everything easy, from jazzing up your listing to managing shipments, in a familiar iTunes-style interface.
A stitched-and-stuffed leather Wi-Fi pal, the Chumby is a virtual companion, chock-full of useful and amusing information. It’s somehow still cuddly, even with a 3.5-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen mounted to its face, but its Internet-enabled widgets demand to be taken seriously. Because it’s essentially a small, Internet-connected computer, the Chumby is equal parts digital-picture frame, weather forecaster, New York Times reader, alarm clock, Internet radio, and game platform. Depending on your needs, it could be something completely different. While we found some flaws, its casual, fun nature—and surprisingly handy tools—enable it to blend into any home.
Apple’s Safari is a fine Web browser, but many prefer the open-source, cross-platform Firefox, which lets you customize it to heaven and back with themes and add-ons, called extensions, that give more functionality. And the brand-new Firefox 3 packs a ton of improvements, boosts performance, and still comes in for the low, low price of nothing. (What a country!)