Sooner or later, everything ends up on eBay. A human kidney? Check. A walk-on part in an Ally McBeal episode? Check. A grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary scorched onto the bread? Check. The Mac Museum of Franklin Park, New Jersey? You'd better believe it. The private museum's collection of insanely awesome Apple memorabilia is up for grabs on the venerable auction site. What could be better?
If you're one of the many that have suffered poor reception when jaw-wagging on your iPhone 4 due to the handset's much maligned antenna design, Apple may have a solution for you in the not so far-flung future: A MacBook with an integrated cellular antenna that could allow for 3G and possibly even LTE connections, making phone calls from your laptop sans VoIP a possibility.
Go ahead and Give it a try: Put a death-grip on a laptop. We challenge you.
Seems like everybody wants to either beat or be Apple these days in the tech world. But HP's Todd Bradley, a possible successor to outgoing CEO Mark Huard, would prefer that you believe HP isn't trying to go that route.
This week we'll take a look at how handy folders can be in the iOS Dock, learn how to create a special Apple logo folder, and practice a few tricks that make iTunes 10 a bit more palatable, Plus, we'll teach you about the new iPhone Field Service test in iOS 4.1.
The world of smartphone app development is a frustrating, constantly changing place. To get a feel for what developers have to put up with, you needn't look any further than the iTunes App Store. For the longest time, developers were allowed to churn out their creations using third-party software... until they weren't. Out of the blue a little while back, they were once again. Should they be victorious in the long uphill battle to complete an application, that app has to go through a stringent approval process, where it could very well be disallowed, forcing the developer to either scrap her project or tweak it to Apple satisfaction. Throughout this process, developers make no money from the sweat of their brows. Worst of all, should the developer want to deploy his wares to a number of App Stores, she'll be forced to jump through a number of similar hoops once again. With such a development environment, nobody wins. Innovation is stifled by strict and oft-times frustrating App Store rules, consumers yearning for an application available on one platform to come to another often goes unsated, as developers spend so much time fighting through red tape that they're too busy to transfer their work to a different OS ecosystem. Fortunately, things may be looking for individuals interested in cross-platform mobile application development, as a number of players in the mobile telecommunications game have banded together to sort out a universal web-based approach to application development. Their solution is one that will seem very familiar to long-time iPod touch or iPhone users: Web Apps.
If you listen closely, you can hear the drums of war beating once again. Follow the sound on the wind and you'll be led to the faraway land of Cupertino where it's clear that Apple is none too pleased with Sanho Corporation, makers of the increasingly popular line of HyperMac external battery products for just about every Apple product under the sun. It seems that Apple's beef stems from the fact that many of the products from the HyperMac line include MagSafe adapters for connecting to power-hungry MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Air. In addition, they also utilize Apple's 30-pin dock connector to move juice from their batteries on to every iOS device under the sun. This might not be an issue if Sanho had asked permission to do so. However, as you may have guessed by now, they didn't.
The facial recognition features found in iPhoto and Aperture are pretty popular with users, and make it infinitely easier to sort out and organize a mess of photos in short order--even if your cat is involved. If a recent acquisition made by the Cupertino-based company is any indication, it would appear that Apple may be interested in building upon their success with facial recognition technology. According to CNET, Apple has purchased a small but promising Swedish tech company called Polar Rose, who specialize in--you guessed it--facial recognition applications.
It seems that no matter how popular the iPhone 4 has turned out to be, it would appear that so long as the smartphone availability remains exclusive to AT&T, its marketshare's gonna take a beating. According to a report from market watcher ComScore, Apple's share of the American smartphone market is dwindling, despite strong sales of its flagship mobile phone. The report revealed that during a three month period ending last July, Apple's smartphone market share dropped by 1.3 percent while handsets powered by Google's Android OS clawed an extra five percentage points out of the American people.
Nokia's been through their ups and downs throughout the past year. And what better way to get back in the game then by slamming your competition? "We're not going to apologize for the fact that we're not Apple or Google or anybody else - we're Nokia and we're unique," said markets EVP Niklas Savander. Read on for what else Savander had to say about the iPhone.