The Japanese government has twisted Apple’s arm, and now Cupertino will be forced to replace first-generation iPod nanos sold in that country which were found to have a potentially serious overheating defect.
While Apple may have turned their back on Adobe’s Flash technology, the same cannot be said for Adobe turning their back on Apple. After a lengthy beta period, Flash Player 10.1 is finally available and promises hardware-accelerated decoding and other goodies for recent Macs.
Microsoft posts a site that shows just how much cooler PCs are compared to Mac. No really, they really have a site that says that. We discuss stunning revelations like, "Macs don't work well at work or school" and "Macs don't let you choose."
Yeah, we have fun with that.
Also, Mark Papermaster has left Apple after only being with the company for two years. Leaving Apple with one less employee with a super villain last name.
Yeah, we all know the iPhone is the sexiest phone on the market, but did you know iPhone users are the sexiest too? Actually, we won't start making judgements there, but according to dating site OkCupid, iPhone users DO get laid more. Twice as often as Android users, as a matter of fact. And by fact, we mean based on the opinions of 11.4 million people.
You wouldn’t give a stranger complete access to your important, personal information; yet so many people don’t secure their wireless access points on their home network. With an open network, you are setting yourself up for a potential attack; be it packet sniffing, or network sharing snooping, you’re not secure until you enable wireless encryption.
Apps that take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, its extra motion axis, are slowly rolling out. Until now, they've mostly been games or augmented reality apps. Gyro Air Drums does something a little different: it uses the gyroscope to make music.
Say what you will about the iPhone 4's antenna woes, it's still the most advanced handset Apple's produced to date. Boasting significant imrpovements over the 3GS, there's a lot to be happy about in the smartphone's latest iteration: Just ask any number of indie directors or cinematographers using the iPhone 4 to shoot and cut their films.
Your next iPad or iPhone may be incredibly powerful and energy efficient. Texas Instruments and ARM have joined forces to collaborate on the next generation of ARM Cortex A-series processors--code named Eagle. Though both companies are keeping their lips sealed about the inner workings of the chip, the two hope that they can raise the bar for the next iteration of mobile processors.
Anyone that's ever had their email, Facebook or World of Warcraft account hacked knows that maintaining robust computer security is serious business. There are tons of applications out there to protect your online information, like 1Password, but significantly fewer solutions available to ensure the security of mobile platforms on an as-needed basis.
The data-mining sorts over at Patently Apple have uncovered a patent that suggests Cupertino may have a typically elegant solution for mobile hardware and software security on the way. The patent details what Apple calls an "exciter," and the possibilities for the technology are worthy of the name.
Adobe has posted two new release candidates, Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2
Lightroom 3.2 adds the abilities to publish photos directly to Facebook. It also supports a few more cameras, including the Casio EXILIM EX-FH100; the Panasonic DMC-FZ100, DMC FZ40/FZ45, and DMC-LX5; the Samsung NX10 and TL500/EX1; and finally, Sony's A290, A390, NEX-3 and NEX-5.
If you're already using Seesmic to keep simultaneous tabs on all of your social networks, you'll be thrilled to hear that the latest rendition of the popular desktop application is now available as a beta download. If you're not already using Seesmic, you're still going to want to pay attention.
Seesmic, for the uninitiated, is a one stop shop application for all of your social networking needs that allows for simultaneous aggregation of Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, and a ton of other social networks. In essence, it's a swiss army knife of social networks for your Mac.
Now that Windows 7 is out and PC users have embraced it full force, Microsoft has a little more to brag about. Apple used to be the team begging everyone to make the switch, with their making-it-easy guides, and commercials that made Mac users look like cool hipsters. Finally, we're stoked to say, the tables have turned. Windows 7 borrowed a ton from OS X, and now it's Microsoft that's launched a site telling its users to choose a PC over a Mac (which we still don't get--aren't they both personal computers?). They list plenty of reasons to choose a PC, and while we respect Windows, we sooo don't buy their list. In direct response to Microsoft, we tackle 10 of their reasons to buy a PC over a Mac.
It appears that even more trouble will be breathing down Cupertino’s neck soon, as European Union regulators are joining forces with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here in the U.S. in a probe of Apple’s policy regarding “mobile software developers.” (Translation: Flash on the iPhone.)
The outspoken CEO of Oracle has something to say about HP’s ouster of CEO Mark Hurd -- and he’s comparing it to a similar situation in the mid-‘80s when Apple’s own Steve Jobs was run out the company he founded by the “idiots” on the board of directors.
College students have the same choices the rest of us do when it comes to picking a good notebook computer, but a recent survey shows that the majority of them are picking Apple -- and even more of them plan to in the future.