Apple

  • 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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. 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… 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… Read More