Before our site is taken over with rumors about tomorrow's epic Apple music event, we'd like to take a step back to discuss some other important matters, like your Inbox. If you're a Gmail user, you might have noticed (or heard) that Google has introduced the Priority Inbox. This feature splits up your inbox into three sections: "important and unread," "Starred" and "Everything else." Sounds just like how we organize life, doesn't it?
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.
Who says that the iPad is about consuming content rather than creating it? Don’t tell that to The iPad Orchestra, a group of four musicians who got together to make beautiful music together using only their iPads.
Some Apple rumors aren’t as sexy as others, such as the one currently making the rounds that Apple will increase the length of song samples in iTunes -- doubling it from the current 30 seconds to a full minute.
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.
Expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to make mention of something else in addition to the impending iPod refresh on Wednesday. Apple hit 250,000 apps available within the App Store over the weekend. The number continues to grow as well.
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!
Google has partnered with the indie rock band Arcade Fire to release a new HTML5-based music video website. The site is based around the song by Arcade Fire called "We Used to Wait." The mesmerizing video entitled "The Wilderness Downtown" is directed by Chris Milk and features Google Map integration.
Insanely great as Macs are, using them means losing some of your day to launching apps, hunting down files, and performing other routine iChores. Keyboard Maestro helps reclaim some of that time by letting you create custom macros--keyboard commands that automate lengthy or repetitive tasks and add new productivity tricks to your favorite applications. It’s a powerful package that can simplify any Mac user’s life, but if you’re not already comfortable with Macs, you may need to work a bit harder to get the most from the application.
With Netflix raking in the dough, and fan favorites Apple and Hulu both pondering pay-per-use models for streaming video content, it comes as no surprise that Google also wants a slice of that sweet, sweet pay-per-view video cake. If the folks at Fast Times have it right, the company is considering how they could implement pay-per-use services on YouTube.
The Woz is one of our favorite people on Earth. He's such a jolly man, that whenever we see his face we can't help but smile with him. So imagine our delight when we saw that his 60th Surprise Birthday put such a huge smile on his face, as well.
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.