• 1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    Yawn. It’s not even a challenge any more. A few hours after its unofficial release — seriously, this firmware isn’t even out yet and it’s already broken — haxors have jailbroken it, peed inside its Media folder, and used the built in security as a hand towel. No details yet, but soon. 1.1.2 iPod touch Jailbroken–before its official release! [TUAW] Read More

  • UK iPhone launche is a madde house

    UK iPhone launche is a madde house

    Meanwhile, back in London, throngs of polite men in bowler hats are mobbing Carphone Warehouse and O2 stores to pick up the latest in Cool Britannia, the iPhone. Look at them all! They’re all very small, actually. Microscopic. Yes, fine. No one is thronging anything out in Blighty. It’s just another day for these blokes. Whereas us morons will line up for a Leopard release, the… Read More

  • Video rental in iTunes (??)

    Video rental in iTunes (??)

    strings is a great Linux tool. You run it and it burps up all of the coherent strings of text in a file. Even ran it against the new iTunes and found: rental-content rental-bag rbsync source-rental-info dest-rental-info Which seems to suggest some sort of video rental stuff coming up soon. It could also suggest some sort of vestigial functionality from iTunes 1.1 when Steve, during a… Read More

  • Movie Rentals Are Baked Into the Latest Version of iTunes.

    Movie Rentals Are Baked Into the Latest Version of iTunes.

    Look inside the code of the latest version of iTunes (version 7.5), and you will find eight lines that speak volumes about Apple’s next move in video. Movie rentals and video-on-demand, it appears, are now baked into iTunes, just waiting to be turned on. When Evan DiBiase bothered to look at the code of the new version of iTunes and compare it to the last version, these eight lines… Read More

  • Live from the UK iPhone Launch

    Live from the UK iPhone Launch

    The one guy in the UK who has one. They went all Lord of the Flies on him after this picture was taken. Only a few more hours until the folks in the Aulde Countree get to buy their O2-empowered iPhones. The phones go on sale at 6:02am — O2, get it — and TC UK editor Mike Butcher was kind enough to take a few photos of the fairly tame line. Apparently the crowd ate crisps and and… Read More

  • How to fix an iPod that won't boot, revisited

    How to fix an iPod that won't boot, revisited

    Hey, NY Times visitors: if you’re looking for the iPod fix-it article, you’ve come to the right place. Click here to read the full article and thanks for visiting. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $50 off AppleTV @ Costco

    CrunchDeals: $50 off AppleTV @ Costco

    Costco is offering a $50 discount on AppleTVs in stores until the 23rd or 26th of this month depending on who you ask. Considering the upcoming HD content coming to the little guy, you may want to invest in one now while it’s cheap. $50 instant rebate on Apple TV at Costco [AppleTV Source] Read More

  • To Michael Eisner: STFU

    To Michael Eisner: STFU

    This writer’s strike sucks. If the next season of LOST is postponed because of this crap, I may well go scab (JJ, call me!). Don’t get me wrong, I’m on the side of the writers. They’re being very pro-active in making sure that they’re being compensated by new media distribution of their wares. Most have contracts that include royalties for stuff broadcast and sold… Read More

  • Latest MacBook shows 15 percent jump in memory performance

    Latest MacBook shows 15 percent jump in memory performance

    Calling last week’s MacBook update merely a “speed bump” may be accurate to the letter, but it doesn’t faithfully describe the spirit of the upgrade. Primate Labs, which makes Geekbench, a benchmarking application (surprise!), says that processor performance is only marginally improved. That makes sense: Apple only slightly increased the processor speeds, so… Read More

  • What's a SuperZune?!

    What's a SuperZune?!

    The SuperZune has its own special interface. Click through to find out what it is. Read More

  • Apple tablet is real, on its way

    Apple tablet is real, on its way

    I suppose the previous rumors of a new Apple Newton tablet were true considering Asus has now confirmed they’re ‘helping Apple build a Tablet PC’. There’s no word on when or how far along the tablet is, but we do know that it will be built from scratch instead of using an existing platform from Asus. I think it’s safe to assume that multi-touch will be all over… Read More

  • Apple Working on Tablet?

    Apple Working on Tablet?

    One of Apple’s contract manufacturers, Asus, is working on a Mac tablet, according to the Crave blog. It is not clear if this is going to be a major product, when it will be available, or whether this is just a prototype for now. I love the idea of a tablet computer, but the market has not been going crazy for Windows-based tablet PCs, which are pretty slick. It will remain a niche… Read More

  • SNL's Take On The iPhone Ads

    Remember the new iPhone ads that left us puzzled? Saturday Night Live has a funny spoof on them that, frankly, tells a much more believable story. No man purses in this ad. Read More

  • Microsoft's Latest Zune Pitch: What Do You Think?

    Above is the latest Zune Social TV advert from Microsoft. I’ve watched it a couple of times now and I’m not sure whether I suppose to think that it’s clever, or it’s representative of a Lewis Carroll-esque fantasy of someone on an acid trip. I’m still more likely to buy a new iPod, but as TechCrunch commenter’s love to point out, I’m an Apple fanboy… Read More

  • OS X Leopard review

    OS X Leopard review

    Here we sit, a week after the Leopard launch, exhausted. Like the machine at Ikea that opens and closes the drawers in the kitchen section over and over again to show how strong they are, I’ve pounded at Leopard with a vengeance, opening and closing stacks, trying features, and generally trying to break the thing. I ran Leopard on a 2.66 GHz dual-core Mac Pro with 3 GB of memory and a… Read More

  • Some Guy: "The iPhone Winning 'Invention of the Year' is an Embarrassment"… of great ideaness!

    Some Guy: "The iPhone Winning 'Invention of the Year' is an Embarrassment"… of great ideaness!

    Gregory Ng isn’t like us. He doesn’t understand what’s going down in the world today. He’s tuned out, not connected. When Time announced that the iPhone was the invention of the year, people were all like “Awwww yeah!” and we were all like “Yeah, bay-bee” — mostly me because the rest of the guys were all like “Awwww… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Since Gateway announced the One, everyone and their cousin has known it’s a blatant copy of Apple’s iMac. Even Uncle Walt over at the Wall Street Journal knows damn well what Gateway and Dell are trying to do with their all-in-one computer systems. Unfortunately for Gateway, while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the One doesn’t even come close to the iMac. In… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    The Google Phone has replaced the iPhone. What I mean by that is all the rumors, innuendo and general nonsense that surrounded the iPhone will now be transplanted to the Google Phone. Today’s rumor comes to us by way of the Wall Street Journal. Sometime in the next two weeks, so the rumor goes, Google will announce a suite of software and “services,” whatever those are… Read More

  • Why NBC left iTunes: Apple ruined the music business, killed NBC's chocolate lab with car

    Why NBC left iTunes: Apple ruined the music business, killed NBC's chocolate lab with car

    Apple destroyed the music business in terms of pricing. That’s right, friends. It wasn’t the industry’s reliance on the album model. It wasn’t their inability to react quickly and decisively to online threats. It wasn’t their failure to create a better pricing model than 99 cents a track, $12 an album. It wasn’t their self-defeating and expensive attack on… Read More