News is currently spreading that Steve Jobs (or someone dressed just like him) was held at Japan’s Kansai International Airport in July on his trip back to the U.S. for having ninja throwing stars in his luggage. Unfortunately Steve's reality distortion field couldn't save him as he reportedly told authorities that it wouldn't make sense to hijack his own plane.
One of the great things about Google's Android OS is that with its open platform, hardware manufacturers can slap it on any device they darn well please. They can modify it to suit their needs and skin it to their heart's content.
But this is also one of the rotten things about Android. If pushed too far, the OS might still boast top-level functionality, but can often lose much of the stability and flexibility it had when Google let it out of the gate. If you cram Android into a device it's not meant for--a tablet computer, for example--plenty of important features, such as the ability to use third-party applications available in Android Market, will simply refuse to work.
Ahhh, you gotta love the French Mac news sites because they divulge rumors in such a lovely way. Hey, French is a beautiful language, non? Anyway, the rumors from Mac4Ever speculate that iLife '11 will be announced this summer, but that iDVD will not be a part of the package. Additionally, the site alleges that Apple is preparing to include FaceTime for both Mac and PC by making it a part of the iChat software.
We really expected a refreshed version of iLife to show up at last Wednesday’s media event, even though announcements were flying fast and furious as it was. If a new product listing on Amazon.com is to be believed, maybe we won’t have to wait much longer.
It appears the mystery as to why Facebook Connect was available, and then not available, has a little something to do with blocked API access. According to sources at All Things D, Facebook denied Apple's Ping access to the application programming interface that would allow users to search for their friends, which left them with only a few friends willing to respond to their emailed Ping requests. Normally, this kind of API access is open and doesn't require any kind of permission, but when it's being accessed numerous times at a very rapid rate (like, say, 160 million at a time), it's natural for Facebook to put a screeching halt to the requests and focus on protecting their users data.
Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
The iPhone 4 antenna design has plagued users from the beginning, but when Apple held a press conference they placed the majority of the blame on the way the device is held, how physics works, and some magical fairy dust that couldn't be explained. A new report today, however, suggests that Apple may be prepared to release hardware updated as soon as September.
If sources close to Apple are to believed, the iPod touch may be getting a substantial overhaul with the 2010 model expected next week -- and that an earlier leak of a small touchscreen device seen above may actually be the next iPod nano.
If you had placed bets on when Apple would schedule their annual media-centric event for next month, we hope you put your money on September 1, because the company has announced that’s when the gauntlet is officially being thrown down.
What can we hope to see Cupertino announce next Wednesday? We dusted off an old magic eight-ball and translated the results for you, so read on and find out what’s on deck -- or not.