Apple

  • Macbook Air: Why the hell not?

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1797523&fullscreen=1 Yeah, fine. I’m a sucker for parody. via CH Read More

  • Bricked iPhones come alive with 1.1.3

    Bricked iPhones come alive with 1.1.3

    The Gizza has confirmed that bricked iPhones come back to life with 1.1.3. Yay! Read More

  • Steve Jobs is a mean, mean man

    http://qik.com/player.swf?streamname=30d766ebf3984b7bab34a4c9b4dbbc60&vid=8984&playback=false&polling=false&user=scobleizer&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous Poor Violet Blue! All she wanted to do was take a picture with Steve Jobs and his highness told her she was rude and blew her off. Just so you don’t think she tried to share some… Read More

  • Great moments in movie stealing: Netflix and Apple Rentals hacks

    Great moments in movie stealing: Netflix and Apple Rentals hacks

    Two hacks came to light last night that enable the overly excitable to grab streaming and rented movies for longer than the alloted time period. First, you can add a bit of Greasemonkey code to Mozilla to download streaming video from Netflix. 1. install the Greasemonkey add-on for firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748. restart firefox after installing. 2. unzip the… Read More

  • SuperDrive add-on only works with MacBook Air

    SuperDrive add-on only works with MacBook Air

    In light of the fact that Apple’s “new” Remote Disc technology is looking to be little more than a network drive share, some people might be eyeing the $99 external SuperDrive add-on. Well, guess what? It only works with the MacBook Air, even though it’s a USB drive. Read More

  • Obligatory MacBook Air poll

    Obligatory MacBook Air poll

    Are you getting one? Waiting for the multi-touch to come to the MacBook Pro? What the hell is Air? Read More

  • I stoleded your Air: Air has no Kensington laptop lock slot

    I stoleded your Air: Air has no Kensington laptop lock slot


    Steve Rubel IMed me just now pointing out that it didn’t look like the Air has a Kensington laptop lock slot. I sent my winged monkies to investigate and they found that no, there is no lock slot. Therefore, we encourage you to use Gorilla Glue to keep thieves from stealing your sweet, sweet precious. Read More

  • Does Apple have a chair yet?

    [photopress:chairchairchair.jpg,full,right] Steve Jobs right after the iPhone’s launch in June: We’ve got two strong legs on our chair today — we have the Mac business, which is a $10 billion business, and music, our iPod and iTunes business, which is $10 billion. We hope the iPhone is the third leg on our chair, and maybe one day Apple TV will be the fourth leg. With… Read More

  • Add TechCrunch WebClip to Your iPhone

    Add TechCrunch WebClip to Your iPhone

    If you like to read TechCrunch on the go, you may be interested in adding our new, shiny WebClip icon to the home screen of your iPhone for easier accessibility. Just browse with Safari to TechCrunch, hit the plus button at the bottom of the screen, and choose “Add to Home Screen”. We’ve customized the icon that loads so you see our green and black acronym rather than a… Read More

  • Plaxo Pulls The Social Network Into Mac Mail

    Plaxo Pulls The Social Network Into Mac Mail

    At some point last year people started to realize that the email inbox was not only the “original” Internet social network, it’s also going to be the backbone of social networking going forward. You already have your friends (people in your address book), and the social graph is already filled (people you email, and who they email, etc.). Yahoo is clearly focused on this… Read More

  • Stevenote In 60 Seconds

    Too lazy to watch the entire Stevenote video stream on CrunchGear, or read Duncan’s real time notes from the event? No worries. Mahalo’s Veronica Belmont distills all the important stuff down into just sixty seconds. See all of our coverage from Macworld here and at CrunchGear. Read More

  • Will Apple TV Take 2 Take Online Movie Rentals Mainstream?

    Will Apple TV Take 2 Take Online Movie Rentals Mainstream?

    An extraordinary thing happened today (well at least given who it was), Steve Jobs admitted that Apple had screwed up with its Apple TV product. Never one to take the rap alone he threw in Microsoft and a few others as well as examples of how internet computers/ devices that were meant for TV’s as a whole hadn’t taken off. There was of course method to Jobs’ unprecedented… Read More

  • Keynote Recap: What Apple did today

    Keynote Recap: What Apple did today


    Well, the Stevenote’s over and we got a new laptop, a wireless hard drive, and an iPhone update. Oh yeah — iTunes movie rentals. Individually each of these announcements aren’t very exciting. The Air looks pretty cool but it doesn’t have a removable battery. The iPhone update upsets the true fanbois because it’s not unlockable even after hackers laid hands on… Read More

  • Air: The Only Thing Left In Your Wallet After You Buy Apple's New Laptop

    Air: The Only Thing Left In Your Wallet After You Buy Apple's New Laptop


    Steve Jobs announced Apple’s entry into the ultra-mobile laptop market, the Macbook Air during his keynote at the Macworld Expo today. It’s an amazing machine that I got to play with this afternoon (photos below) so I’ll get the fanboy stuff out of the way. Air is an apt name, because its 3 pounds (1.36kg) and thinner than my iPhone in its (somewhat bulky) case. The tech… Read More

  • Told you so…

    Told you so…


    Josh just pointed out his original post on the Air. This was back in June, people. Trust us. We’re professionals. 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… Read More

  • Apple's Remote Disc feature: What's the deal?

    Apple's Remote Disc feature: What's the deal?

    If you’re like me, you might have felt that Jobsy glossed over the Remote Disc feature while talking about the new MacBook Air. “It’s like having a drive in your MacBook except there’s no drive! Boom! Time to move onto the next item. Boom! Bam!” Whoa-ho-hold it. How does it actually work? The silver-tongued Matt Hickey was able to pry some more info out of one… Read More

  • iTunes Movie Rentals almost made me stop pirating. Almost.

    [photopress:movierentalsalmost_1.jpg,full,center] They were this close from getting me to stop pirating movies. Next year, maybe. The just announced iTunes Movie Rentals isn’t a bad deal at all. For $3.99, you can download standard-def “new releases” (more on that in a moment) and watch them on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, and whatever else in the iTunes family. Older releases… Read More

  • MacBook Air, Sony VAIO TZ150 feature comparison

    MacBook Air, Sony VAIO TZ150 feature comparison

    So while getting set to unveil the new MacBook Air, Steve-o made a rough comparison to the Sony VAIO TZ series of notebook computers. Let’s take a look at the cheapest model, the VGN-TZ150N/B and see how it and the new MacBook Air really stack up. Read More

  • Why is Apple charging $1,300 more for the solid state-based MacBook Air?

    [photopress:mbaexpen.jpg,full,center] Is a 64GB solid state (flash) drive and 200 megahertz worth $1,300? Apple must think it is, given the pricing for the MacBook Air. The Apple Store is going up and down as I write this, but I managed to grab a screen shot of the two stock prices for the MacBook Air. $1,799 gets you the base model, with its 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 80GB hard disk drive… Read More

  • Apple begins charging for iPod Touch apps

    [photopress:touchappss.jpg,full,center] Possibly lost in the shuffle of today’s other announcements, Apple will charge $19.99 for the five new iPod Touch applications, or $4 per application. The software update, which is downloadable via iTunes, adds Maps, Mail, Weather, Notes and Stocks to the Touch. Who doesn’t love being nickel and dimed? January Software Update [Apple]… Read More