I just got an iPhone 3GS, and I can’t connect to my Gmail in the Mail app. This worked just fine on my old iPhone, but now I’m getting an error message that says, “Cannot connect using SSL.” I can connect just fine to Gmail using Safari, but I’d prefer to use Mail.
Spore’s first true expansion pack--and we’re not counting the weak Creepy & Cute, an assortment of extra body parts--fundamentally
changes the game. In the original Spore’s final stage, you’re bound to
a spaceship, but Galactic Adventures lets you park on planets and
stretch your legs. These away missions beget a whole new universe of
gameplay, including combat-based action sequences and story-driven
adventures heretofore unseen in Spore. Unfortunately, the quality of
these tweaks is just as open-ended, often resulting in frustration and
With Orange becoming the second officially iPhone carrier in the UK, O2
is sealing up a new deal to cope with losing its exclusivity contract.
O2 has begun offering unlocking options for iPhone customers, including
making it easier to switch over to their services by making it free.
Calling all Rush superfans! Apple has posted
two new GarageBand Arist Lessons from famed Rush guitarist Alex
Lifeson. The first song available is “Working Man," followed by “The
Spirit of Radio.” Each lesson costs $4.99 and is available in the
GarageBand Lesson Store.
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.