Guitar amplifiers have been going through an identity crisis lately. For years, one amp with a good sound was all fine and dandy, but then digital technology figured out how to capture and cram the sounds of many amps into one program--and who doesn’t like choice? Now the realm of digital amp emulation comes to Apple’s handhelds with AmpliTube, aided and abetted by the iRig adapter, and the results are rocktacular.
Apple has released a statement on its official website stating the following:
Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.
This is just some cool news for the internet. Google has added a very basic video editing system to YouTube, allowing users to share their creations and make them even better.
Though it's not a full featured application, the YouTube Editor is entirely useful for combining videos. You can also crop bits and pieces of your videos and add background music from a library of genres hosted on YouTube's servers. The editor allows you to combine several videos and add one background music track.
Tuesday was admittedly a crazy day for both Apple and AT&T, as pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 crushed both companies’ servers and even sent the telco’s retail outlets to pen and paper to collect pre-orders. One more sinister element of the day’s insanity is the rumored security breaches on AT&T’s website, which the company is now said to be looking into.
As you’ve know doubt heard by now, the iPhone 4 is off to a rocky start, with pre-orders sold out most everywhere, including Apple’s website and AT&T. But the partners in crime are laughing all the way to the bank, it would seem, as a new report claims the pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 is as much as 10 times larger than the previous model.
Apple has ceased accepting iPhone 4 reservations for in-store pickup and home delivery for June 24. New orders will now be delivered on or before July 2. Customers who were unable to successfully order an iPhone 4 are no longer allowed to make an in-store reservation and instead are told to report to their local store to stand in line for a new iPhone on a first-come first-served basis, that is unless they want to wait until July 2.
Believe it or not, there was some news beyond crashing pre-order troubles. Andrew Auernheimer of the now infamous iPad hack is currently being held on drug charges. Unknown though, is what prompted the official search.
The iPhone 4 pre-orders started today, and as expected, it's total AT&T network chaos. Would-be iPhone owners are frustrated with Apple's pre-order page and with the inability to verify their account with AT&T.
To add insult to injury, no white iPhones. Ray's sad.
Whether it was through neglect or indifference or a market focus elsewhere, certain kinds of gaming have long been a PC-dominant endeavor. iPhone game app sales likely helped draw some attention to Mac users' game lust. So it was a pretty big deal when Valve announced Steam was coming to Mac users everywhere. Now according to a Valve employee, those desires are going to be stoked even higher.
Boy Genius Report is reporting that AT&T's stock for launch day has been officially sold out. Anyone who managed to get through the pre-order process after 1:30PM Pacific Time will have to wait between June 25 and July 5 to get their new unit.
Engadget has managed to receive an official statement:
"Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We'll email customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24."
If customers aren't on fire after todays iPhone 4 pre-ordering fiasco this just might light them up. Gizmodo is reporting that todays "iPhonecalypse" is due to what an AT&T insider says was caused by "a major fraud update that went wrong. " The result: exposure of an unknown number of users' private AT&T information.
Valve just showed E3 attendees an awesome teaser trailer for Portal 2. Too bad the game has been pushed back, beyond its regularly scheduled due date. Anyway, check out the teaser shown at Sony's E3 keynote. It's definitely something to look forward to in 2011.
Apple has just release its latest software update for the Snow Leopard operating systems with fixes that will squash bugs related to the Mac keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive, as well as a glitch that keeps Adobe's Creative Suite 3 from opening. Safari 5 is also included in this 315MB update and it's available now.
The following glitches have also been fixed:
- issues with copying, renaming and deleting files on SMB file servers - more reliable VPN connections - playback issues in DVD player with the Good Quality setting - issues with editing photos using iPhone or Aperture in full screen mode - compatibility with braille displays