Apple

  • Telescoping lens for iPhone camera, why the hell not?

    Telescoping lens for iPhone camera, why the hell not?

    Yes. Yes. I say yes to weird-ass accessories. This one’s only $19, too. It’s a telescoping lens for your iPhone camera that can “Overcome the short coming of camera cellphone that can only near-sighted, it also makes distant view for you at the moment.” What does that mean? Who knows, but it sounds delightful. The lens seems to work in tandem with a… Read More

  • Rumor: Macs to get streaming video

    Rumor: Macs to get streaming video

    You know the drill. Get out that tub of salt and pucker up. Rumors of video streaming from Netflix for Macs are surfacing again and for no apparent reason. Ok, that’s not entirely true, but just because a company says they want to do something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to happen. Studios want DRM, Macs can’t use the Microsoft-DRM that’s in place, which… Read More

  • Apple Co-Defendent SimulScribe Settles Visual Voicemail Patent Suit.  Is Apple Next?

    Apple Co-Defendent SimulScribe Settles Visual Voicemail Patent Suit. Is Apple Next?

    Lost in all the news about Apple’s earnings yesterday was a development in the $360 million patent-infringement lawsuit against it and other co-defendants (including Skype, Comcast, and AT&T) by Klausner Technologies. One of the co-defendants, SimulScribe, settled. SimulScribe offers its own competing visual voicemail for Blackberries and Windows Mobile phones, which it just… Read More

  • Goodbye, 30-Second Song Clips.  Last.fm Offers Limited Full-Track Streaming and Moves Towards Subscriptions

    Goodbye, 30-Second Song Clips. Last.fm Offers Limited Full-Track Streaming and Moves Towards Subscriptions

    It is good to see some creative licensing finally taking hold in the music industry. Today, CBS-owned Last.fm announced that you can now stream the full track of any song up to three times for free, in addition to its regular music-discovery service which streams related songs you might like in a random order. This is also the first step towards a future subscription service, which will allow… Read More

  • SimulScribe settles in "Visual Voicemail" lawsuit

    SimulScribe settles in "Visual Voicemail" lawsuit

    The whole trail is kind of convoluted but it seems there is a company, Klausner Technologies, with a patent for the same concept as SimulSays, SimulScribes visual voicemail solution for RIM and WinMo as well as Apple’s Visual Voicemail. It seems SimulScribe has settled and licensed the Klausner’s patents (here and here) while Apple, Vonage, AT&T, and AOL are still in litigation. Read More

  • MEDIA ALERT! APPLE STORE DOWN! MEDIA ALERT!

    [photopress:applestore_1.jpg,full,center] Here it is just a week after Stevenote, which featured the introduction of the MacBook Air (of which you’ll hear more from me later), Time Capsule, and iTunes rentals, and the Apple Store is down. What could they possibly be adding today? We’re guessing minor price updates to peripherals, special color iPod Nanos, or perhaps new pricing… Read More

  • iPhone coming to Thailand

    iPhone coming to Thailand

    In the endless march towards world domination, Apple is talking to Thailands Advanced Info Service to sell the iPhone in the land of great skewered meat and kickboxing. “We are negotiating on details, including a revenue sharing standard. Apple needs a local operator to promote iPhone,” Prattana Leelapanang, assistant vice president for AIS’s wireless business marketing… Read More

  • MacHeads: A movie about Apple fanbois

    MacHeads: A movie about Apple fanbois

    These people are nuts. What have I willingly done to myself? MacHeads Read More

  • Wow, That Was Fast.  NBC Looking To Patch Things Up With Apple.

    Wow, That Was Fast. NBC Looking To Patch Things Up With Apple.

    Barely a month after taking most of its videos off of iTunes and going home, NBC is ready to play again. In a story about NBC CEO Jeff Zucker, the Financial Times reports: Mr Zucker appears to have patched up relations with Apple after a pricing dispute last year led NBC to pull its shows from the iTunes digital media store. “We’ve said all along that we admire Apple, that we want… Read More

  • (Fake) Steve Jobs Accepts The Best Gadget Award At The Crunchies

    Apple was unable to attend the Crunchies tonight to pick up their Crunchie, however a special guest accepted the award on Apple’s behalf. Please note the language in the following video may offend some viewers. Read More

  • Vista, you're so silly

    It’s Friday and the news is sloooooow. Read More

  • Le iPhone is selling well in le France

    Le iPhone is selling well in le France

    Head of Orange France, Didier Lombard, said that the iPhone is selling “very well” (“tres well“) and that they sold about 100,000 (“one unnred tousind!“) in 2007. They have also sold very few iPhones without contract (“sans contract“). Lombard then ate some runny cheese and drank a glass of wine. France’s Orange Says IPhone Sales Better… Read More

  • 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