• Solar Panel Tips


    Now that we’re all burning up coal trying to watch pictures of people standing in line for iPhones, it’s important to remember that there are better ways of generating electricy but not all of them are created equal. Bay Area orgo-aniacs will enjoy this article by Bruce Karney who tells us all you’ll need to know about installing solar panels on your split-level out in… Read More

  • Live From Apple Store NYC

    http://player.stickam.com/stickamPlayer/174323485-1873655 Our intrepid intern Ilya is down at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan shooting live video of people waiting in line. Watch as he watches the folks watching for the iPhone. We might have to change systems in a minute, but until then, here we go. Read More

  • iPorn fer Yer iPhone

    Playboy, always at the forefront of high technology and commerce, has created some special wallpapers for your iPhone. Not much skin in these — they want you to “buy” their “magazine” to see boobs — but it’s important that people understand that even in the dusty halls of Playboy, behind a vaseline-stained skrim and rolls of gauzy curtain material… Read More

  • Canadians Get BlackBerry 8830, TeleNav

    Canadians get all the fun stuff: Socialized healthcare, clean air, provinces and territories instead of states. And now, along with getting the BlackBerry 8830 smartphone, they’ll be getting GPS Nav from Bell, powered by TeleNav GPS.
    We just so happen to be giving away free service right now if you’d like to test out the wonders of TeleNav’s GPS service on your Blackberry. Read More

  • FTC Weary of Net Neutrality

    Say goodbye to Net Neutrality, folks. The FTC just released an NIE of sorts, detailing the whole history of Net Neutrality and why, ultimately, the agency does not support the concept. Yes, our glorious leaders in Washington have decided that it’s a good idea to let The Market decide what’s best for all of us. All bow before the Invisible Hand. The FTC came out against Net… Read More

  • Only Trendy People are Allowed to Line Up at SoHo Apple Store

    Nuts to the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. The Apple store in SoHo is where it’s at. (And, incidentally, where Peter and I will be for the actual launch. Woo!) The line wraps all the way around the block and the NYPD officers guarding it look absolutely thrilled to be there. And look at these two dudes, playing table tennis to pass the time. I’m sure that’s a metaphor for… Read More

  • Multi-Touch On MacBooks In October


    Back on June 20, I reported that there’d be new, slimmer MacBooks coming in October that along with being made from new materials would also feature some “speeds and feeds” updates to the internal components. Today, another “trusted source” told us this was correct and added that the iPhone’s multi-touch technology is theoretically supposed to roll out with… Read More

  • iPhone Round-up

    I was tired of hearing about the iPhone weeks ago. Nevertheless, the march towards 6pm goes on. The folks at our sister site are working feverishly to get you every single possible angle on people waiting in lines. Just kidding. There’s more to their coverage than that. Check out all the iPhone news on CrunchGear. Highlights include Playboy’s new backgrounds for the mobile… Read More

  • Steven Levy Is Asked "What's the Frequency, Kenneth"

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3TxsFhtGmlPvPgZrn Newsweek’s Steven Levy gets manhandled by someone who apparently wanted his mic on Fox News today. Levy, the lucky dog, actually had an iPhone and speculation was rife that he was getting his stuff stoled. Read More

  • The Halo Effect: Mob Scene at Verizon Wireless Store

    Don’t be fooled by Apple, AT&T and their luscious iPhone. The Verizon Wireless store on Broadway in SoHo is clearly jumping. Any minute now, an old man will go in there and ask what a “text message” is and how his daughter ran up his phone bill. Then the clerk will cry. iPhoneeee Read More

  • CrunchBlotter: WWE Killer's Wikipedia Entry Updated Before Murder Discovered

    We’re filing this one under insane, creepy, interesting, telling, and WTF. You’ve possibly heard of the WWE murder/suicide of the week, featuring popular WWE superstar Chris Benoit and his family. Yah, it’s not gadgety, but it’s about Wikiepedia, and if you like, then you’ll love! Read More

  • iPhone Accessories Aren't Nearly as Exciting as the iPhone-Proper

    Mere minutes until the iPhone’s launch, Apple lifted the veil on some of the iPhone accessories. They’re exactly what you’d expect: a Bluetooth headset, a dock and dock adapters, TTY adapters, stereo headsets, etc. There’s also a USB power adapter, which, according to Verizon, you’ll need to buy ASAP. Apple also debuted its “Works with iPhone” label. Read More

  • iPhone Parody Ads

    Since all you people seem to want to hear about is the iPhone, here’s a pretty good parody ad from CollegeHumor. They say they’ll have two more up on the site today – check here. http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1765295 Read More

  • iPhone Madness Hits San Francisco: Clowns!

    This is it. Today’s the day when every angel gets its wings. Some of us will be covering the New York madness, such as it is, but let’s not forget some of the other cities suckered into Apple Fest ’07. For instance, in that great liberal crack den known as San Francisco, a “comedy circus group” (ugh) has set up a mini golf course and we’re also receiving… Read More

  • Foldera Launches Public Beta with V 3.0

    Collaborative communications tool, Foldera, is going into public beta today with the release of their 3.0 version (Note: Michael Arrington is on the board of directors of the company). Foldera is aimed at small to medium sized businesses looking to aggregate all of their project related communications into collaboratively managed folders – think of it as Outlook online, but… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Jacking Off the iPhone


    The iPhone drops today. If you didn’t know, you’re probably dead and aren’t reading this anyway. If you did know, hopefully you’ve been reading our roundup of early reviews. One thing in particular has caught my eye but has been the subject of very little gratuitous blathering speculation: the iPhone’s headphone jack. Think you’re going to use the iPhone as… Read More

  • WebShell: An Ajax App for Admins


    Now this is an interesting little bugger. It’s an SSH application for the iPhone written in Ajax and available for download onto your favorite servers. Back when I used to be a sysadmin I always looked for SSH implementations for my portable devices. Not having one was usually a dealbreaker. I wouldn’t call this an ideal solution — it could be rife with insecurity &mdash… Read More

  • DemystifyingDigital: New & Easy Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras


    DemystifyingDigital is a new feature written by Dan Havlik, editor of DemystifyingDigital.com As much as we love all the bells and whistles they’re putting on digital cameras these days (how could we live without our optical image stabilization?), a lot of features are so hard to figure out that most camera buyers don’t even bother. That’s why it’s refreshing when… Read More

  • Get a Free iPhone Condom if You Have an iPhone

    Did you just get your iPhone? Want to put it in a little cozy? Wrappers has 50 of their little iPod condom thingies to give away provided you have proof of iPhone ownership. Wrappers’ covers are designed for using your Apple iPhone in its natural state. To use your iPhone, you remove the cover. Read More

  • iPhone Third Leg In Apple Chair, Apple Chair Sucks to Sit On

    Dave at MobileCrunch dug up an interesting comment by his Steve-ness about the iPhone being the third leg in the Apple chair, next to iPod and Mac. During the internal Jobs-note, however, an employee asked if the iPhone would cannibalize the iPod, to which Jobs responded that he’d rather see Apple cannibalize it’s own gear rather than someone else. So, as Dave points out, that chair… Read More