Apple began shipping its new line of high-performance 27-inch iMacs,
which are powered with Intel quad-core processors. Those who ordered
the machines in October can expect their new systems to arrive on their
doorstep any day now.
Beyond the Sword is the Costco of expansion packs: You’ll get more than
you asked for, and for a really top-notch experience, you’ll have to
suss out pockets of quality rather than stuffing yourself with sheer
quantity. There’s a lot going on in this game--and there’s a lot to
Shure’s been building pro audio equipment for forever. Chances are, if
you’ve seen a band perform in the last 75 years, you’ve seen some Shure
gear at work. While the company is well known for its microphones, it
has recently begun expanding into the headphone market. Shure has
brought its considerable audio know-how to bear on the SRH240 and the SRH440 headphones, both of which offer
studio-level sound at prices that make them attractive for home use as
The possibility that Apple might at
long last break its exclusivity with AT&T has been a dream ever
since the iPhone launched. The carrier has developed its own particular
brand of fail with service limitations (MMS, tethering), app
heavy-handedness (reputedly being behind Google Voice getting yanked)
and dropped call records broken daily.
Yet publicly both Apple
and AT&T have denied any rumors of a split and Cupertino even gave
the carrier a one year extension. Rumors continued to proliferate that
Apple was ready to jump ship for Verizon or at least to open up the
handset to other carriers. If new leaks are to be believed, there might
be some truth in this.
Apple’s iPhone Developer Program has rejected an app that allows people to contact their elected U.S. senators and representatives because the app “ridicules public figures,” according to a rejection letter posted by the artist.
Soundtrack Pro is a multitrack audio editor intended to be used as part
of a video workflow, though it’s equally adept at standalone audio
projects. It was once sold separately, but for the last few years, it’s
been available exclusively as part of the Final Cut Studio and Logic
Studio bundles. The latest incarnation, version 3, offers a wide range
of fine-tuned interface tweaks and a few new tricks that will make
anyone who produces pro audio take notice.
One of the big reasons we didn’t have a gadget-crush on the third-gen
iPod shuffle (3 out of 5 stars, Jun/09) is its reliance on Apple’s
earbuds to control the device. Without any buttons on the shuffle’s
chassis, the inline remote on the included ’buds is the only way to
navigate tracks, play, pause, or make volume adjustments. But now
Scosche’s tapSTICK aims to improve your shuffle experience by adding
back the third-gen shuffle’s missing buttons.
AT&T is suing Verizon over its "There's a map for That" ad campaign, but that hasn't stopped Verizon from using the same Verizon vs. AT&T image map of 3G coverage in the U.S. in new holiday advertising.
Apple TV 3.0 update ushered in iTunes Extras and LPs on our favorite little television accessory, but users were told that currently owned iTunes Extras and LPs wouldn't work with the ATV just yet. However, ATV owners can now re-download their Extras/LPs in the new compatible format.
We really like free stuff. Any time we go to the mall, we spend half
our time at the Apple store, and the other half sitting in the free
massage chairs at Brookstone. However, you don't often get expensive
things for free on the internet (those "free ipod" scams don't count). MacHeist
would like that to change.