As with every other Apple release held on a Friday, the new iPad reviews started pouring in on Wednesday night. So were the pros wowed by the Retina Display and the 4G LTE wireless? You betcha, and the battery life also takes quite a bow this time around as well.
There's no getting around it: Aol has bought out well-known internet tech news site TechCrunch for an undisclosed amount of money. The acquisition encompasses all of TechCrunch's websites including GreenTech, TechCrunchIT, CrunchBase, CrunchGear and yes, the Crunch Empire mother ship itself, TechCrunch. That's a whole lotta website. The buyout was announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt event by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and Aol CEO Tim Armstrong. Armstrong told those in attendance that Aol planned to allow TechCrunch's merry band of journalists and editors to maintain editorial independence despite the plans to integrate TechCrunch websites into the Aol Technology Network.
Apple released the Apple TV IPSW yesterday and the hackers have already jailbroken it. Robbie wonders if Apple might be watching the jailbreaking community to see what features its regular users might like.
Eric Schmidt scares us with his vision of cars. The Retina Display is pitted against other smartphone displays and the Remote app gets updated just in time for the Apple TV.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
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.