Ah, another day, another to-the-point one-line email response from the desk of Steve Jobs. This time around, Apple's founder and CEO has rallied the full fury of his typing skills to protest against the evil-doers that would dare to protest the new hotness of iTunes 10's icon--you know, the one that just about everyone seems to hate.
Anyone in the tech world will tell you that the iPad is selling like hotcakes, which through an interesting bit of happenstance, has helped hotcake scientists to determine exactly how quickly the much-loved breakfast food end up in the bellies of consumers. OK, not really, but it's safe to say that with Apple building two million iPads per month and no sign of the device's sales diminishing, the iPad is pretty darned popular--so much so, that despite the massive numbers of the tablet being produced, up until recently there was still up to a five business day wait time between when an iPad is purchased from Apple's online store to when consumers could expect it to ship. Apple did away with that issue by increasing the number of tablets it produced per month to two million. According to All Things D, Apple could be on the cusp of upping the number of tablets it demands from it suppliers per month once again.
The Wave is not over--er, the Google Wave that is. Sure, Google announced a while ago that development on Google Wave is no longer, but that was just for the standalone product. Actually, Google is thinking it will expand up to 200,000 lines of code they've already open sourced on the Wave and offer it up in "Wave in a Box." Yep.
Achtung! Germany was a part of one of the last remaining European markets with a single iPhone carrier, but not anymore! Deutsche Telekom (DT)-owned carrier T-Mobile's iPhone exclusivity deal with Apple is expiring very soon. And, to make matters better for those not interested in being under the shackles of one mobile carrier, there have been no talks about extending that deal either.
Tracking your work hours has evolved considerably since Fred Flintstone held a slab of rock in a bird’s mouth and bonked it on the head. Virtual TimeClock ’10, the latest product to tackle the job, has refined employee time tracking to the point where clocks, cards, and their attendant administrative tedium are handily tamed. As the name suggests, Virtual TimeClock replicates the functionality of the traditional employee time clock.
Not only is the iPod touch the confirmed king of portable media devices, topping out the sales charts (most of the time) at tech shops around the world, it's also a great alternative to an iPhone 4, if for whatever reason you decide that buying an Apple smartphone just isn't for you. With no monthly cellular fees attached to it, and nary a need for a contract, the iPod touch has become, for many people, the perfect mobile companion. With the release of the latest version of the iPod touch, this has never been more true: everything that makes it a great choice for handling all of your media needs has been vamped up to be just that much greater. For those of you that missed this week's media event, the list of the new and improved media player's abilities was pretty impressive: A retina display, front and rear facing cameras and the ability to engage in FaceTime calls over WiFi will no doubt put the device on more than a few people's must-buy list for the upcoming holiday season. Consumers, however, should beware that while the iPod touch is indeed all that and a bag of potato chips, when compared to the iPhone 4 the diminutive obelisk will come up looking a little short.
They may not be bosom buddies at the moment, but Facebook and Ping are together in feeling the pain of spam -- in this case, the kind that touts supposedly “free” iPhones, as if there could ever be such a thing.
We haven’t even gotten our hands on iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch yet (that’s coming next week, supposedly September 8) and already Apple has posted a page trumpeting the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad due in November.
You knew it was only a matter of time. It was three years ago that the first test footage of Tron: Legacy premiered at Comic-Con. Wouldn't it be something to be able to experience something of that caliber first hand? If all goes well for the merry band of Disney Imagineers, the Tron: Legacy experience could soon be coming to Disneyland.
Steve may want us to stop thinking about CDs when we think about music, and while that makes sense, the new iTunes icon isn't to everyone's liking.
Swapping out icons is nothing new. Mac users have been doing it for years. We're going to give some of you a quick refresher and for the new Mac users out there, this is a fun way to customize your Mac.
The new iTunes is out. While it's, let's just say different looking, we took a good hard look at the latest update to the hardest working app on our Macs and came up with some tips, tricks and features you might find helpful. From Ping to Album Art List View, we check out the good, the bad and the gray.
September has arrived, and that means iTunes 10 has landed as well, complete with a swanky new icon, a streamlined (and mostly colorless) new look and a new social networking feature called Ping. But what exactly is Ping, and does it live up to all of Apple’s hype?
This long weekend, most of us will be down by the lake enjoying noodle salad. However, some will spend the upcoming long weekend bidding adieu to the summer by brewing up a symphony that features the dulcet sound of pew-pew-pew. If you belong to the latter group, this post is for you: On-demand cloud gaming service OnLive is discounting all of their cloud-based gaming offerings by half over the Labor Day Weekend.
This week's tips are for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, with some helpful tidbits on how to rearrange your app icons, delete apps on your iOS devices, save website images to your Camera Roll, and how to reset Safari by clearing its cache, history, and cookies.