Sooner or later, everything ends up on eBay. A human kidney? Check. A walk-on part in an Ally McBeal episode? Check. A grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary scorched onto the bread? Check. The Mac Museum of Franklin Park, New Jersey? You'd better believe it. The private museum's collection of insanely awesome Apple memorabilia is up for grabs on the venerable auction site. What could be better?
Verizon Wireless started its new Trade-In Program today, allowing you to send in your old device to score a Verizon Wireless gift card for the amount of the appraised device. And oddly enough, they are accepting iPhones as a part of this trade-in program, too. This means you to send in your iPhone 4 32GB model and get $212 gift card.
If there’s one thing hackers love more than anything, it’s a new device to perform their trickery upon -- and this week, the focus appears to be on Apple’s refreshed Apple TV box, which appears to be possibly more hacker-friendly than the original version thanks to its iOS roots.
If you don’t have any friends with a FaceTime-equipped device but still want to enjoy mobile video calling, there’s a new option that’s just hit the App Store in the form of Tango, available for both iOS as well as Android.
We already know that iOS 4.2 will bring a veritable bounty of goodies to our beloved iPads come November, but a new discovery in the second beta version reveals that Internet tethering may also be on deck -- at least for those outside of the U.S.
We all know about the iPad's surging popularity, and how eReaders are starting to become the trend. But ever wondered the demographics of who uses these up and coming devices? Nielsen Company dug into that very topic of discussion.
While some of us are still waiting for the FedEx truck to arrive with our new toy (er… Apple TV), others have been lucky enough to score theirs already, including the cats over at iFixit, who have taken their precision scalpels to the little black box and have the photos to prove it.
In this edition Best Case Scenario, we're checking out new iPad sleeves from Timbuk2 and Haul, a hardshell case from iSkin, and we've got a special edition of Face Off, our new section where we review two products that are similiar in their utility, but different in their performance. This week, we're taking a look at iPad cases that transform you tablet device into a horizontal-standing Netbook, so you can show off to your Windows-loving brethern that you don't need to drop $300 on a cheap computer just to have the same mobile functionality as a full-sized notebook. Who's laughing now, eh?
The internet can be a frustrating place for the consuming public: it's so full of web ads, popups, poor site design and tasteless humor, that sometimes it's tempting to just turn the computer off in favor of going outside to experience real life. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of Github user Erik Rothoff, the world needn't resort to such draconian tactics such as exposing oneself to sunlight or reading a book. Thanks to his genius-level coding performance, that which vexes you during your forays into the digital world can be shot at, fragged and done away with.
Steve Jobs now has the approval needed to tear down his 17,000 square-foot historic mansion, which once belonged to copper baron Daniel Jackling. In its place, he will build a new house--dare we call it, iHouse--that is somewhat modest for a billionaire technology CEO. Costing $8.45 million dollars, the 4,910 square-foot house will feature five bedrooms and plenty of windows and decks.
If you're using a Sonos audio system to kick out the jams and have an iPad at your disposal, you'll be happy to know that your ability to control your tunes has gotten greater. That's right, Sonos Controller, which until recently was an iPhone and iPod touch app, is now available for your music-playing pleasure at an iPad-native resolution.
All Things D reports that the file size of Condé Nast's magazine apps are too huge! The problem has been ongoing since Wired's first issue took up almost a half a gigabyte of memory on our beloved device, and has spilled over into the magazine publisher's latest iPad digital magazine, The New Yorker. Each issue takes up 173 megabytes, and that's for a weekly edition.
Figuring out which games are available for Game Center can be tough. Fortunately, Game Center compatbility-badges will be coming to the App Store in iOS 4.2, so you'll know exactly which games offer Game Center achievements while you're shopping around.
If you're one of the many that have suffered poor reception when jaw-wagging on your iPhone 4 due to the handset's much maligned antenna design, Apple may have a solution for you in the not so far-flung future: A MacBook with an integrated cellular antenna that could allow for 3G and possibly even LTE connections, making phone calls from your laptop sans VoIP a possibility.
Go ahead and Give it a try: Put a death-grip on a laptop. We challenge you.