Apple

  • Rumor: Macs to ship with Blu-ray support

    Rumor: Macs to ship with Blu-ray support

    Macworld 2008 is shaping up to be the hottest ticket this month. Quite possibly rivaling CES for press coverage. Why? Besides the announcement of a sub-notebook and/or multi-touch notebook, iTunes movie rentals, and HD video editing software we may see a shift in the format wars. Apple has remained quiet on the subject in terms of hardware by not picking one side of the other to support, though… Read More

  • Dubious Rumor Alert: Apple is not starting a record label with Jay-Z

    Dubious Rumor Alert: Apple is not starting a record label with Jay-Z

    We like BGR as much as the next blog, but we’re calling horse hockey on the Boy’s rumor that Jay-Z is starting a new label for Apple. While we’re sure there’s a nugget of truth to this, Jobs would be shooting himself in the foot if he started an Apple-branded label. Let’s break down why this is kinda goofy. Read More

  • The Apple Keynote Index Fund

    The Apple Keynote Index Fund


    Ever wish your parents invested in IBM way back when it was still hot? Well here’s a way to make some quick and easy money in tech without having to rent out your body. If you buy Apple stock (MSFT… OK… APPL) the day before the MacWorld keynote (this year it’s on January 15th at 9am) and sell it 48 hours later, you’re almost guaranteed a small win. This… Read More

  • Microsoft Office 2008 for OS X: Looks good

    Microsoft Office 2008 for OS X: Looks good

    First previews of Office 2008 are sneaking out of Redmond today with some great looking screenshots of everyone’s favorite office suite — after the ink pen and notebook, obviously. I’ve tried a number of competing suites, including Pages and Numbers from Apple, and I keep coming back to Word and Excel. It seems they’ve pulled out the Visual Basic scripting and stuck in… Read More

  • New Apple notebook spotted, we told you so

    New Apple notebook spotted, we told you so

    The above photo may be the work of a PS junkie or it may just be the real thing. In any case, the rumor mill is abuzz surrounding Macworld. This time around it’s all coming back to the purported multi-touch trackpad we told you about during the summer. Sure our sources duped us by saying it’d be out in October, but it’s better late then never. There’s also some talk… Read More

  • CG Greats: The things we couldn't live without last year

    CG Greats: The things we couldn't live without last year


    I’m hung over and I’m really sleepy, so I’ll keep this short. 2007 was a fairly dead year for gadgets. The real 8 million pound gorilla this year was the iPhone, and that’s why it leads the pack this year as our top ten gadgets of 2007. Feel free to add your own picks in the comments but let’s get started, shall we. I’ll try drink some Gatorade and… Read More

  • Who Is The Openest Of Them All?

    Who Is The Openest Of Them All?

    If there is one thing I noticed this past year, it is that companies seem to be tripping over themselves more than ever before to claim the mantle of openness. Openness is now a marketing mantra. Facebook kicked things off in May by opening up its social network to outside developers through a comprehensive set of APIs. Google responded by trying to “out open” Facebook with… Read More

  • Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    I sure hope this works because I haven’t been able to use one of my Sprint dongles for months. Sprint has updated their drivers for Novatel EV-DO Rev. A devices (S720, U720, EX720 and U727) to play nice with Leopard and its WWAN framework. Sprint is even allowing your dongles to be used as GPS devices free of charge. High five, Sprint. Version 2.0 is a hefty 12MB and I hope it’s… Read More

  • iPod Touch does VoIP

    There you have it, the first VoIP call made on the Touch. Software should be out tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for our very own hands on video. Read More

  • Girl gets a creepy counterculture note in box instead of iPod

    Girl gets a creepy counterculture note in box instead of iPod


    Some poor kid was expecting to receive a new iPod (Touch or Classic not specified) but instead received what appears to be a viral message from either a filthy commie or Adbusters. The note instructed her to reclaim her mind from the “media’s shackles” and read a book. It doesn’t say which book, but I’m guessing not something from Oprah’s Book Club. It… Read More

  • 1.1.3 is real and it's fabulous

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2Ffile%2F567816%2F%3Fskin%3Drss%26sort%3Ddate&fullscreenpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Ffullscreen%2Ehtml&fsreturnpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fexitfullscreen%2Ehtml&showfsbutton=true&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2F&brandname=cre%2Eations%2Enet&showguidebutton=false&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Whoa. 1.1.3 icon moving in the flesh. Pretty cool stuff. It looks like this is the real deal and folks like Nate and the inventors of iBrickr got this in order to help the unlock process prior to the launch. Could this be a renegade Apple employee, tired of having to explain to his friends why their Solitaire app stops working every upgrade? Nah. What I suspect is happening is that someone got their hands on some development firmware prior to MacWorld’s SDK announcement and this basically shows us what to expect in a few weeks. They keep talking about signed code over on Gizmodo so that meets a Mac developer doesn’t want to lose his license. Oh, and it breaks all third-party apps and activations.
    via Nate Tru&hellip… Read More

  • 1.1.3 iPhone firmware pix

    1.1.3 iPhone firmware pix


    Dru at Gearlive saw him some 1.1.3 firmware and discovered: The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people is now there
    * Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation
    * Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view
    * You can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen
    * The home screen supports pagination
    * You can now add web… Read More

  • Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Announced back in September, iTunes Tagging is a way for listeners of HD Radio to take a song they’ve heard on the radio, mark it with the appropriate metadata (that’s then synced to your iPod), then download the song from the iTunes Store after connecting their iPod to their computer. I’ve completely make a mess of that sentence, but you know what I mean to say. Now… Read More

  • Apple now third most valuable company: behind Microsoft, Google

    Apple now third most valuable company: behind Microsoft, Google

    A minor update to Hickey’s “Apple shares hit $200” post from the other day: Apple is now the third most valuable technology company, right behind Microsoft and Google. Its market capitalization (yes, I had to look up what that means) is now around $174 billion, some $100 billion more than last year. And to think I got excited when Grandma sent me $50 for Christmas. Keep in… Read More

  • Wal-Mart closes its online video store, HP's fault

    Wal-Mart closes its online video store, HP's fault

    Oh, Wal-Mart. We love your low prices, your imported-from-China everything, but when it comes to online movie purchases, it seems you misstepped. Your HP-powered online movie store that launchedin February was supposed to, as Peter Ha might say, “change the game.” Only it didn’t; the game is the same. For HP, the brains behind the operation pulled the plug on the… Read More

  • The Apple Store success story, deconstructed

    The Apple Store success story, deconstructed

    Yes, we know that the Apple Store, as a concept, has been a success. But, prior to today, has anyone ever explored why, exactly, it works so well? Thank goodness for the New York Times! After all, these Times demand the Times. Some numbers for you to consider: • Twenty percent of Apple’s revenue comes from the Apple Store • Apple made $1.25B at the Apple Store in the fourth… Read More

  • Apple patent points to WGA-like functionality

    Apple patent points to WGA-like functionality

    I don’t like to post patent applications but this one is fairly interesting. It seems Apple has something in the works to enable Windows Genuine Advantage capabilities into its OSes, ensuring you’re only using genuine Apple products and not pirating like a little weenus. And, like most patent applications, this one won’t see daylight. Think about it: the OS costs $129 and… Read More

  • Apple Tries To Patent A Way to Avoid Long Lines

    Apple Tries To Patent A Way to Avoid Long Lines

    Already, people who own an iPhone belong to a certain club. But what if that club came with fringe benefits, like being able to avoid long lines at Starbucks and other stores? A recent patent application by Apple hints at a killer future feature that would let iPhone owners bypass long lines by placing orders at coffee shops and other retail outlets right from their phone. They would then… Read More

  • iTunes video rentals coming

    iTunes video rentals coming


    Artist’s rendition of the new iTunes Movie Rental Service Don’t tell the guys who are trying to sell next gen DVDs, but the era of physical media is just about over. Witness the news that Apple will probably start renting Fox content over iTunes, ensuring you can watch all the latest and greatest and won’t have to run down to Ye Olde Blockbuster to drop the physical disc onto… Read More

  • Apple To Offer Fox Video Rentals On iTunes

    Apple is said to have signed a deal with 20th Century Fox that will see video rentals on iTunes.

    According to FT.com the deal will be officially announced at MacWorld on January 14. The same report also says that Apple is in talks with Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount and Warner Bros along similar lines. Speculation of Apple offering video rentals via iTunes has been around for a long… Read More