While iPod nano users have been enjoying the ability to tune in FM radio for quite some time now, the users of other Apple devices such as the iPod classic and the iPhone have been left out the over their air audio party. A new patent for the Cupertino-based company in the area of HD radio may signal that this bizarre exclusion's days are numbered.
Monday, June 21 is coming up in a few days, and with it Apple will bring the iOS 4 update for existing iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod touch (second & third generation only) devices. That means that iOS 4 compatible updates are starting to appear in the App Store, and among them is Dropbox, now at 1.2.2.
It’s becoming a bit like a B-movie monster that can’t be killed. We speak, of course, of the persistent rumors that a CDMA, Verizon-compatible iPhone is “coming soon.” But now, with only a week to go before the handset launches in the U.S. and a handful of international GSM carriers, a new report claims that a CDMA iPhone 4 is actually in production.
“Attention, Kmart shoppers! We have a cleanup in the MobileMe aisle from 10pm until Midnight PST on Thursday, June 17, presumably as we prepare for the iOS 4 upgrade onslaught coming on Monday. That is all.”
They surely don't let the grass grow under them at iFixit, do they? The new aluminum Mac Mini was released only yesterday, but the teardown is already on their site. It's pretty amazing when you look at the pictures to see how much is crammed in there.
While Steam on the Mac has only been out for a few weeks, many on the Mac|Life staff have fallen in love with the Valve game, Portal. Yesterday we got a glimpse at the Portal teaser trailer and today we have gameplay footage from E3.
The Wall Street Journal. app initially impresses with both form and function, combining a striking, print-like visual aesthetic with plenty of available content and some helpful navigation constructs. Each section (updated regularly throughout the day) is packed with the latest stories -- many with photo galleries and embedded video clips -- and a scrolling article listing on the right side of most sections makes it easy to flip between stories without returning to a front page. Like the print version, The Wall Street Journal. is second to none for investment news and analysis, and the iPad version lets you easily access current stock quotes.
USA TODAY for iPad isn't the most attractive digital newspaper on the device, emphasizing function over a print-like aesthetic, but what it does deliver is a lot of different content, currently without charge. Each of the paper's four familiar sections is packed with news stories and features, plus you can access stunning photo galleries, interactive polls, and section-specific bonus features like sports scores. USA TODAY is still something of a work in progress, though, as placeholders for stock quotes and a daily crossword puzzle have yet to replace their "coming soon" notices with actual content.
Shhh... do you hear it? There's an iTunes update blowin' in the wind! Apple has released iTunes version 9.2, and it appears to be be chock-full of all kinds of goodness, much of which will prepare the software's users for the arrival of iPhone 4 and iOS. The software's version notes mention the following software updates, after the cut!
The Parrot AR Drone, better known as the coolest thing at CES 2010 is now available and no longer just simply something we wanted but never could have. The drone, which is controlled by an iPhone, iPod touch, or (now) an iPad, can be "played" by two people over a Wi-Fi network connection.
SoundHound takes Shazam's pioneering song-recognition approach to a whole new level, letting you not only identify recorded songs, but also use your own vocal cords to generate a result. The ability to sing or hum a few bars of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" or Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and get a correct identification is pretty mind-blowing, and a testament to the power of SoundHound's inner workings.
It is believed that Motorola could release a new Droid device on Verizon come June 23. The new device, according to Engadget, could go head-to-head with the iPhone 4, which is set to launch just a day after this rumored device is to launch. No one is certain of the exact device rumored to be launched, but two blogs claim to have had hands-on time with it.