Apple

  • Dave Winer wants to be treated special by Apple, as do we all

    Dave Winer goes into into an Apple store and asked them to replace his hard drive out of warranty. They sold him 80 GB for $160 and then told you that he couldn’t have his old drive back. And he’s upset. Let it be said that while I don’t agree that Apple stores should “treat you different,” it is a pretty shitty policy. When you go to a mechanic they give you the… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation/Review: Rain Design's mStand

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation/Review: Rain Design's mStand

    <img src="http://old.crunchgear.com/wp-content/pbucket/work to the outside world is from a laptop. I'm hunched over pecking at the keyboard all day and my body's once supreme alignment is no longer. I really need to start taking care of myself better or I'll end up like Biggs and I wouldn't wish that upon my own worst enemy. There are a plethora of laptop stands on the… Read More

  • Apple to produce Intel Silverthorne-based UMPCs?

    Apple to produce Intel Silverthorne-based UMPCs?

    The first incarnation of UMPCs was a doomed concept. They were clunky, unattractive boxes that were difficult to control and slow on performance. It was a losing situation for anyone unfortunate enough to be involved with one of the devices. As the platform evolves, however, it’s beginning to look more versatile. AppleInsider is reporting that Apple plans wide support of Intel’s… Read More

  • Apple preps OS X 10.5.2

    Apple preps OS X 10.5.2

    Apple has begun distributing to developers a massive 362MB update for Leopard. OS X 10.5.2 build 9C7 includes over 70 fixes for problems related to the OS. According to Apple insider, developers have been told to, “focus their testing efforts on an expansive list of components running some 37 items long. Among them were Data Detectors, the Mac OS X Dock, the Finder, grammar checking, iCal… Read More

  • Think Secret Settles Apple Lawsuit, Shuts Down

    Think Secret Settles Apple Lawsuit, Shuts Down

    It’s been nearly three years since Think Secret editor Nick Ciarelli caught the wrath of Apple for leaking info on the Mac Mini and iWork prior to MacWorld. The result was a long, drawn out legal battle that has finally come to a rather lame conclusion. A press release posted this morning on Think Secret reads: Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Not-so-smartphones

    Smartphones Now: Not-so-smartphones

    Can anyone truly define what a smartphone is? It’s been something I’ve been asking everyone at CG and no one seems to know exactly what it is. Just about every phone on the market can be considered a smartphone if you believe it to be something that does anything other than making calls, but that’s obviously not it. It’s essentially any device that gives you the impression… Read More

  • Apple store closed [Update]

    Apple store closed [Update]

    Maintenance or new product? Nothing special here. Free shipping for the iFones iCrap and a time table to ensure you get your gifts by Xmas. Move along, nothing to see here. Read More

  • List time: The top 15 tech disappointments of 2007 (or so says PC World)

    List time: The top 15 tech disappointments of 2007 (or so says PC World)

    The year 2007 will soon draw to a close, meaning we’ll be seeing plenty of year-end retrospectives on every Web site in Creation. I don’t expect many of them to be worth the time of day, yet this one—the year’s top tech disappointments, as ranked by PC World —is more or less on point. I’m sure you’re familiar with all of them, not least of which because… Read More

  • True GPS on the iPhone – all you need is a Triscuit-sized add-on

    True GPS on the iPhone – all you need is a Triscuit-sized add-on

    Some slick gadget masters over at the part foundry have gotten GPS functionality working quite flawlessly on the iPhone. They’ve hacked together the hardware, which is mainly just a GPS unit and a microcontroller, and it plugs right into the serial port of your iPhone. It’s small enough to fit on your keychain, and when they ship it in February you won’t even need to solder… Read More

  • Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update

    Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update

    Now you can inflict your Evanescence remixes with everyone around you – all the time! The new GarageBand update allows you to export 40-second chunks of your songs as ringtones for your iPhone, so now you can share your latest opus with an unsuspecting crowd. It’s as simple as selecting a region, then going to “Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes,” sync and you’re… Read More

 
  • Ubuntu, Leopard and the tale of the whimsical comparisons

    Ubuntu, Leopard and the tale of the whimsical comparisons

    I was reading over this Linux Magazine article comparing the latest version of Ubuntu (Gutsy Gibbon) with Leopard when two lines stopped me: Contrast that to Ubuntu, which touts its better multiple monitor support. It may be getting better, but it’s still not there yet, and I’m just glad I had my trusty xorg.conf file backed up and ready to fall back on. You wanna know why Linux… Read More

  • Video: Santa Claus gets a Mac in latest Apple ad

    Just in time for the holidays, Apple has released a new ad that brings together the Mac dude, the PC square and Santa. The hilarious part here is that PC square tries to pull one over on us by changing the lyrics to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” making them all pro-PC. How silly! I do, however, like the animation style in that it reminds me of “The Nightmare Before… Read More

  • Greys invade Apple campus

    Greys invade Apple campus

    AppleInsider is reporting sightings of slender gray and black aluminum MacBooks floating around the Apple campus, suggesting that someone has been dieting and is looking great! The slim Macbooks may or may not be launched at MacWorld along with a tiny sub-notebook. In fact, most of this is just hearsay and conjecture, so we can basically also add that Apple will launch a goat warmer and a new… Read More

  • Apple prepping new Cinema Displays as an early Xmas present?

    Apple prepping new Cinema Displays as an early Xmas present?

    If something disappears from the Apple store, it’s usually because there’s an upgrade right around the corner, and so we’re guessing it will go with Apple’s cinema displays, which have disappeared from the Apple store’s main page. You can still browse to them, but they’re no longer on the virtual end cap as they were before, a clue signifying an upgrade in… Read More

  • Mobile Browser Showdown: N95's Opera vs iPhone's Safari. Winner: Opera

    Mobile Browser Showdown: N95's Opera vs iPhone's Safari. Winner: Opera

    There has been some dispute over the speed of the browsers on these next-gen phones. N95 users say that the 3G connection makes all the difference, iPhone users say EDGE is just fine when you’ve got a great app like Safari. As it turns out, they seem to go at about the same speed in their natural habitats, but when you throw a 3rd-party browser into the mix, it’s all over. Opera mashes… Read More

  • iPhone video recording works, in theory

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=iphone.flv Monster and Friends, a group of iPhone hackers, have created a 10fps video recording application for the iPhone. It records at 2-megapixels and offers only basic functionality at this point but it’s definitely an impressive proof-of-concept. im posting a binary that will record 5 seconds of video and replay it. there is no ui, this… Read More

  • Goldman Sachs "makes stuff up" about Apple's 2008 plans

    Goldman Sachs "makes stuff up" about Apple's 2008 plans

    Yeah, just stuck an LCD on there somewhere. Naw, doesn’t matter where. Apple TV with an LCD screen? Small iPhone memory upgrade? Apparently the Goldman guys have been snorting a bit too much nose candy at their holiday parties and are spouting all sorts of nonsense about Apple’s 2008 plans. Their first prognostication? Among them is a second-generation iPhone currently in the… Read More

  • Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    The original boxless Slingbox, Orb might just be unveiling an iPhone/iPod Touch version of its excellent-and-free interface in the next couple of days. Orb has apparently found a way around Apple’s RTSP port cockblockery by streaming your goodies as MP4 files. You’ll also be able to use Orb features with Winamp to "turn your home media player into a very limited kind of on-demand… Read More

  • PlayStation emulator for iPhone/Touch

    PlayStation emulator for iPhone/Touch

    Ummmm… yeah. No thanks. My fingers don’t move that way, really, and I think I’d rather not be touching the Buster Brothers as I try to move them around and around. Give me a few more motion activated games like 15 and I’ll be happy, but please keep your PS emulators to yourself, iPhone programmers. [psx4all NEWS] Playstation has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch! Read More

  • Apple sells, like, no Apple TVs and is all like "Shut up!"

    Apple sells, like, no Apple TVs and is all like "Shut up!"

    Apple was all like “We’ll sell 1 million Apple TVs!” and everyone was all like “No way shut up!” and Apple was all “Yeah, way.” So now that they only sold 400,000800,000, they’re all like “What? I didn’t say a million. I said like 800K, tops” and everyone was “You’re so stupid” and Apple call its mom to pick it up… Read More