Apple appears confident that the DVD is going the way of the dinosaurs, if the recent lack of updates to iDVD (part of the iLife suite) are any indication. But the rumor mill is churning with word that may be changing, taking the software in a new direction.
Dreams do come true, sometimes. After their live video streaming app got rejected, developer Pointy Heads Software made an impassioned plea to none other than Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The result is now available for download in the App Store, and is a positive sign that developer complaints are being taken seriously by Apple.
The growing-rockier relationship between Google and Apple might just
have taken another good hard swat. With news that YouTube is seeking to
offer the kind of subscription-based TV programming that iTunes offers,
things could potentially heat up.
Was the CrunchPad yet another mythical tablet computer made of dark
matter and moon dust? Perhaps it doesn’t really matter. Whatever it would
have been had it ever seen the light of day, it’s (apparently) dead now.
In the 1980s, “portable audio” took the form of comically large boom
boxes with as many flashing lights and extra buttons as eight D
batteries could power. The ’90s turned boom boxes into gadgets so sleek
and light, they looked (and often were) incapable of pushing enough
decibels to fuel a party, let alone annoy the neighbors. And today, the
iPod has pretty much killed the boom box, collectors of old-school
Even before the launch of the original iPhone in 2007, rumors swirled in blogs and message boards that Apple might integrate a front-facing camera for video conferencing into the unit. It has yet to happen more than two years later, but that hasn’t stopped Israel-based fring from making at least one part of the puzzle a reality today.