If you were hanging with us back in August, you might recall our mentioning a massage chair that could be controlled by an iPhone would soon be hitting the market. Well, it looks like "soon" is now, as the comfy chair's parent company--Human Touch--has announced the availability of the Acutouch 9500 massage chair.
We’ve learned to expect big, wonderful things from Apple’s tiny little boxes. But unlike a Mac mini or iPod nano--which both do a lot in a relatively small space--the Apple TV doesn’t do much more than its 3.9x3.9x0.9-inch form factor and $99 price would suggest. That’s because it’s primarily a cloud-focused streaming device…but it only connects to a small, wispy tendril of the cloud, rather than the thunderstorm of awesome streaming content that can easily be accessed on other devices.
Poor Ping: Despite sharing the same name as a Flash Gordon supervillain (well, there's the slight difference of one letter), Apple’s music-themed social network has become something like a tech version of Rodney Dangerfield in the respect department. But Cupertino is working hard to change all that.
Even though the new Apple TV is a streaming-only device, you can still rent and watch TV shows and movies right from within iTunes. But, as MacRumors points out, Apple may not have thought this whole streaming-only plan out thoroughly because you can now rent shows and movies without abiding by the 24-hour rental policy that is standard in iTunes rentals.
Sharing Sound, LLC recently brought a lawsuit on a few different companies offering online music sales. The lawsuit was over a patent that Sharing Sound owned for the online distribution of digital music files. The companies mentioned in the lawsuit included Apple, Microsoft, Napster, Rhapsody, Amazon, and Netflix. Today, however, Apple has officially settled the patent dispute.
If there’s one thing hackers love more than anything, it’s a new device to perform their trickery upon -- and this week, the focus appears to be on Apple’s refreshed Apple TV box, which appears to be possibly more hacker-friendly than the original version thanks to its iOS roots.
So you got Game Center on your iOS device. Now you have a fancy account. Now which games are available and what are their Game Center Features? We're diggin through the App Store and trying to get the most up to date information.