Apple

  • iTunes Canada to get TV shows

    iTunes Canada to get TV shows

    Hey, [insert Canadian slur here], now you can download [funny Canadian show title], [funny Canadian show title], [funny Brazilian show title], and Grey’s Anatomy right to your [Canadian slang for penis] or laptop. You can watch NHL games, some CBC content, and [funny situation involving Canadian wildlife and a Canadian film star's mother or girlfriend] on a steppe outside of [funny sounding… Read More

  • Apple to buy Nintendo, Dell, Adobe, a can of soda, three comic books

    Apple to buy Nintendo, Dell, Adobe, a can of soda, three comic books

    After discovering that Apple has $15 billion in cash just lying around, Ars Technica decided to take lots of drugs and suggest that Apple could be in the market to quite possibly buy Adobe, TiVo, or Nintendo. This is about as possible as Disney buying Exxon but heck, don’t let our cynical understanding of mergers and acquisitions stop you from imagining the wonderful iTiVmacbookphones that… Read More

  • A CRY FOR HELP, FIVE IFONES NOT TWO

    A CRY FOR HELP, FIVE IFONES NOT TWO

    Dear Lovely, I am writing this letter with due respect and heart full of tears since we have not known or met ourselves previously. I am asking for your assistance after I have gone through a profile that speaks good of you. I will be so glad if you can allow and lead me to the right channel towards your assistance to my situation now. I will make my proposal well known if I am given the… Read More

  • More rumors of Mac ultra-portables at Macworld make us feel funny where our bathing suits cover

    More rumors of Mac ultra-portables at Macworld make us feel funny where our bathing suits cover

    So we’re getting close to the end of year, which is followed by the beginning of a new year, and that means a Macworld Expo. Earlier this year, Macworld was the launching pad for what is perhaps Apple’s most anticipated device ever, the iPhone. This year, there’s now way they could match the hype, but it’s still the premiere arena to launch new lust-worthy hardware. So… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free shipping from Apple, today only

    CrunchDeals: Free shipping from Apple, today only

    It appears as if Apple has taken the concept of “Cyber Monday” and has extrapolated it to “Cyber Mondays”, plural. Proof of this idea is on the Apple store today, as you find a big red banner advertising free shipping on anything you buy at the Apple store all day today. No word on if this will continue on Mondays throughout the holiday season, but if it does, expect it to… Read More

  • Nokia wants its US market share back

    Nokia wants its US market share back

    Remember back when everyone basically had the same cell phone? Those old, brickey Nokias? Well Nokia misses that feeling and wants to claw its way back into the US market again. Its market share here in the states is about 10%, down from 28% five years ago according to the New York Times. Much of the reasoning behind Nokia’s fall from grace has to do with "its refusal to adapt its… Read More

  • Analyticians: Macintosh's marketshare to grow even more

    Analyticians: Macintosh's marketshare to grow even more

    Apple has been gaining marketshare for the Macintosh at a steady clip, and researchers at ChangeWave don’t see it stopping. In fact, the market-guaging firm says that Apple’s marketshare is set to grow even faster in the next few months, with holiday sales this year really helping. I can see this in the real world, actually. Last year, a good friend of mine got her first mac, a Mac… Read More

  • Do you remember this Apple ad from 1990? Of course not!

    Do you remember this Apple ad from 1990? Of course not!

    So, Dr. Macenstein introduces a Mac Chick of the Month that’s usually very tantalizing and something I certainly look forward to every month (my fave), but today he received a photo from one of his readers that’s purported to be the first Mac Chick, circa 1990. The ad is showcasing the Mac Classic and a very not unattractive model. Does anyone remember this or is it fake? Update: The… Read More

  • JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    Web based jailbreaker AppSnap has executed its code for iPhone liberation over 1 million times. The hack makes it possible to run unsanctioned applications on your iPhone, such as an eBook reader or Blackjack for phones of firmware 1.1.1. It doesn’t free your phone from the AT&T network, though. The hack works by exploiting the way the iPhone’s firmware handles TIFF images, but… Read More

  • Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Two things here. First, it’s being reported on CNBC that Apple’s sub-notebook that’s supposed to be launched at Macworld next month "is expected to be priced aggressively at approximately $1500," according to AppleInsider. The device will be 50% thinner than the MacBook Pro, use NAND flash memory instead of a hard drive, and "it will definitively arrive at… Read More

 
  • Hackers increasingly target Apple as it becomes more popular

    Hackers increasingly target Apple as it becomes more popular

    It used to be, back when I was in high school, that it was fashionable to hate Microsoft, or M$ as the company was known. Nowadays, Apple is increasingly the target of silly op-eds, message board rants and, it turns out, malicious hackers. Since October, F-Secure security researchers have found 100-150 variants of a Mac-targeting malware program; last year, only one or two of these programs were… Read More

  • Sweet Apple donates Nanos to wildfire-stricken kiddies

    Sweet Apple donates Nanos to wildfire-stricken kiddies

    Those poor desert-dwellers in the Golden State could have used the floods we’ve been having recently in Washington. But every choking, black cloud of smoke has a silver lining: 100 youngsters whose homes and belongings were torched by the rampant flames have been given iPod Nanos free of charge by Apple. A local guy e-mailed Steve Jobs and ended up in contact with Foulkes, another higher-up… Read More

  • Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface

    Google Pre-Launches New iPhone Interface

    We heard a rumor that Google was going to launch a new interface for users accessing the site via an iPhone in the next few days. But an anonymous tip let us know it actually launched without any warning or announcement this evening. If you visit Google.com from an iPhone, you now get a menu of services to choose from – home (search box), Gmail, Calendar, Reader and More (docs, sms… Read More

  • iPhone browser count rockets past WinMo

    iPhone browser count rockets past WinMo

    I guess people can’t be having that hard of a time inputting web addresses on that fiddly keyboard, because the total people browsing with an iPhone has passed up the years-old WinMo for an impressive 0.09 percent of the browser market. Just below the iPhone, Windows CE accounts for 0.06 percent, and just above it is Windows ME, amazingly enough, with 0.43 percent. This could change, though… Read More

  • Report: Apple bought a truckload of LED backlights, to be used in sub-notebook?

    Report: Apple bought a truckload of LED backlights, to be used in sub-notebook?

    There’s a story in today’s Digitimes that claims Apple has placed an order for 13.3-inch LED backligt units, known on the street as BLUs. What could Apple be doing with a bunch BLUs, say, maybe, putting the finishing touches on a Damn Small notebook? (That’s what I’m hoping for. I’ve been without a notebook for seven months now… I missing going into Starbucks… Read More

  • Would you pay more for a DVD that included an iTunes/iPod-friendly copy in the disc?

    Would you pay more for a DVD that included an iTunes/iPod-friendly copy in the disc?

    Question: if a DVD includes a file on the disc that’s readily playable on your computer (on iTunes or whatever), is it worth $3 or $4 extra dollars? Or are you of the mindset that, hey, I’ve already paid for this content, why am I being charged again just to watch it on a different screen? (That’s me. Big surprise.) Apple is in negotiations with Hollywood studios to sell movies… Read More

  • Mophie juice pack extends the life of your iFones, yay

    Mophie juice pack extends the life of your iFones, yay

    A case actually worth buying. Too bad it’s for the iPhone. I like what Mophie has done with the juice pack iPhone battery extender. It’s very similar to the BlackBerry holsters, but do the RIM holsters bolster the ability to add eight hours of talk time, six hours of Internet use, 24 hours of audio and seven hours of video? Nope. The juice pack does all that and you can check on the… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Reviewing the Unknown Contest: Last Day!

    CrunchGear's Reviewing the Unknown Contest: Last Day!

    Readers of CrunchGear know full well that 95% of the time we have no idea what we’re talking about. Well, we want you to get in on some of that action by reviewing something you’ve never seen, touched, or even know exists on BFF. Two posters with the most comments, votes, and number of votes, wins either an 80GB iPod Classic or a 80GB Zune 2. Here’s what to do. Read More

  • Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    Watch out Apple, Creative just dropped a bomb

    I’m not saying people will be rushing to pick up a Zen or anything, but it should be noted that Creative has announced the world’s first flash-based 32GB PMP and it’s the size of a CC. What else does $378 get you? That’s not a type typo, either, it’s $378. That’s cheap. Super cheap for 32GB of flash memory. A 2.5-inch display, 30 hours of music playback, five… Read More

  • IPSF unlocked iFones now works with 1.1.2, here's how

    IPSF unlocked iFones now works with 1.1.2, here's how

    Let’s say you have an iFones that was unlocked with iPhoneSimFree. And let’s say you tried jailbreaking when 1.1.2 came out, but you failed miserably. Well, now you can get that sucka working. Courtesy of Jesus over at the Giz. Read More