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  • Apple says 100k iPhone SDKs downloaded; We get excited

    [photopress:iphonesdkroadmap.jpg,full,center] In the first four days of the iPhone SDK being available, over 100,000 copies have been downloaded. That’s one for every man, woman, and child on Earth. Ok, not really, but it’s still a respectable number. Now what remains to be seen is this: will there be 100,000 crappy developers making shoddy Tetris clones, or will we get actual… Read More

  • iPhone firmware 2.0 decrypted, jailbroken, and certified

    iPhone firmware 2.0 decrypted, jailbroken, and certified


    Coming soon to the iPhone: The rotating teapot program! iPhone firmware 1.2 AKA 2.0 has been completely jailbroken and decrypted and the phine pholks at the iPhoneDevTeam have figured out how to spoof the developers certificate that you need to run applications. What does this mean? It means you’ll probably have a red hot unlocked iPhone the moment 1.2 drops, not after. There are… Read More

  • Defective batteries causing iPod Nano fireworks

    Defective batteries causing iPod Nano fireworks

    Just caught news on the Today Show (in between some Eliot Spitzer segment and another, less interesting but more sensational Eliot Spitzer segment) of the iPod Nano batteries causing sparks to shoot out of units marked with model number MA099J/A (pictured right). Apparently the problem was found back in January but wasn’t reported by Apple to the Japanese trade and economy ministry… Read More

  • Review: Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery for iPod

    Review: Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery for iPod

    My kingdom for a dead-ass simple way to squeeze a little more juice out of my iPod Touch while I’m gallivanting across the globe living the life of a high-profile technology blogger. I need all the battery life I can get while I’m flying in fancy airplanes to conventions in such exotic locales as Las Vegas, Las Vegas and, of course, Las Vegas. So does the Richard Solo (made by… Read More

  • SXSW 2008: Rhapsody understands how the music industry has changed, looking to make most of new environment

    [photopress:sxswrhap.jpg,full,right] It’s amazing. Ever since the music industry declared war on its customers a few years ago those of us who spend entirely too much time online have debated back and forth on message boards, modern day salons. How dumb is an industry that sues its own customers? (Answer: Very.) What compels people to pirate music in the first place? (Answer: Immediacy. Read More

  • The Unreasonable Stance: Multi-touch is just more Apple snake oil

    The Unreasonable Stance: Multi-touch is just more Apple snake oil


    Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own Devin Coldewey takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, without a doubt, that those that disagree with him are filthy mouth-breathers. Everybody’s all a-twitter about Apple’s latest amazing technology, the incomparable… Read More

  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac gets an update today

    Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac gets an update today

    This update fixes critical issues in Office 2008, including issues that might cause Office 2008 applications to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. I’m currently downloading the 114MB file now, but haven’t had any problems with Office thus far. Anyone having issues with it? Update Read More

  • Apple attempting to trademark 'thinnovation'

    Apple attempting to trademark 'thinnovation'

    The European Trademark Office has today published an application by Apple for dibs on the word “thinnovation”. And what’s more, it’s not just for computers and notebooks, but for “all manner of telecommunications,” hinting that Apple may have some broader WiMax plans up its sleeve. In related news, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and Weight Watchers all… Read More

  • Odd Apple device showing up on secret iTunes Store pages

    Odd Apple device showing up on secret iTunes Store pages

    Not sure how we missed this but last week iLounge found an odd Apple device — something between a touch and an eBook reader — on the private iTunes store for EF Education Tours. Obviously EF is a real organization and probably isn’t privy to Steve Jobs’ secret wet dreams, so I doubt this is anything to get excited about. However, we should probably get excited about… Read More

  • Apple says Beatles deal is just "unsubstantiated speculation"

    Apple says Beatles deal is just "unsubstantiated speculation"

    According to Billboard, Apple is denying any and all reports that a $400 million dollar deal was ever made with Paul McCartney. All signs point in the direction that it could happen sometime this year, but it didn’t happen over the last week. “This is not news nor is it a scoop,” says an Apple Inc. spokesman, declining further comment. His Steveness said in an earlier USA… Read More

  • Apple store is down, but why? [Update]

    Apple store is down, but why? [Update]

    Update: Doesn’t look like anything happened. No clue why it’s down and chances are that it’s nothing. We’ll see what happens. Apple store Thanks for the tip, Karim Read More

  • Steven Levy loses a MacBook Air

    Steven Levy loses a MacBook Air

    Say it ain’t so, Steven! Mr. “Hackers” Levy believes his wife threw Apple’s loaner MacBook Air into the recycling chute with all the other paper, leading him to believe that no, he’s the only stupid one and that everyone else with little expectation that a featherlight computer will end up in a pile of other office detritus would do the same thing. This, friends… Read More

  • The Best Things In Life May Be Free, But It Cost $400 Million To Get The Beatles On iTunes

    The Best Things In Life May Be Free, But It Cost $400 Million To Get The Beatles On iTunes

    Update: CNET is reporting that this may be inaccurate – “A spokeswoman for Sony/ATV Music Publishing told CNET News.com that the reports are “untrue.”” The best things in life are free
    But you can keep them for the birds and bees
    Now give me money
    That’s what I want
    That’s what I want, yeah
    That’s what I want… Paul McCartney has signed a… Read More

  • McCartney finally cashes in

    McCartney finally cashes in


    You’ll soon be able to download the Beatles catalog on iTunes, thanks to a $400 million deal McCartney has worked out with Apple, EMI, Sony, the remaining Beatle (the one that ended in “o”), and several others. I think the wolves were at the door due to his costly divorce and some 30 years of less-than-Abbey-Road-quality recordings. Well, it was either that or the… Read More

  • Apple logo made of many fruits, but strangely no apples

    Apple logo made of many fruits, but strangely no apples


    It’s a good thing I just ate brunch, or this would make me very hungry. I like it better than Apple’s actual logo. Retro Apple Logo fruit salad [Flickr, via Technabob] Read More

  • Ballmer on iPhone SDK: Who knows?

    Ballmer on iPhone SDK: Who knows?


    Steve squeezes out a SBDlight. Steve Ballmer was surprisingly candid — yet still fairly quiet — about Microsoft’s plans to port Silverlight to the iPhone. He basically said “Yeah, maybe, if we want to.” As for ActiveSync, he also said “Yeah, maybe, if our partners want to.” As we all no, competitors rarely comment on others developments for fear… Read More

  • News of the World: The iPhone SDK

    News of the World: The iPhone SDK


    Remember this?
    Salon: Why Apple’s SDK finally justifies iPhone hype
    SvN: iPhone SDK, Apple’s Touch Platform, and The Next Two Decades
    Infoworld: iPhone SDK exceeds developer expectations
    Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications [TC]
    Happy now, bitches? [FakeSteve]
    Apple’s SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped [CG]
    iPhone SDK: What does this mean… Read More

  • iPhone SDK event video is up

    iPhone SDK event video is up

    Apple has just uploaded yesterday’s SDK event for your viewing pleasure. You can find it here. Read More

  • Apple's SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped

    Apple's SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped

    Mike points out a few glaring deficiencies — protections? — in the iPhone SDK, namely the non-permanence of applications — only one third-party app can run at a time and it will quit when you answer a call or generally leave the app — and you can’t access the cell networks with your apps. Instead, you have to depend on Wi-Fi. This is a big suck. As far as I can… Read More

  • iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.

    Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn’t go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It was more of a high level pass. But details are what third party developers need to think about before jumping into the iPhone with both feet. Last year when Facebook announced Facebook Platform, developers had to decide to ignore it, build for it along with… Read More