Apple

  • Valve explains why Apple doesn't 'do' gaming well

    Valve explains why Apple doesn't 'do' gaming well


    The implication here is that Apple and gaming go together like oil and water Aside from WoW, gaming on the Mac—how do I put this?—does not rule. Back when I had a G3 iMac and all I had to play was some dirtbag RTS, I was all, “man, I need an Xbox or something.” (Then I got and modded an Xbox.) But why does gaming on the Mac eat it so thoroughly, processor architecture… Read More

  • Apple's "Here's to the Crazy Ones" commercial

    Think Different, provided you don’t need to think differently by recreating an SDK from fumes and hearsay, install third-party apps, and try to maximize the potential of a device you paid up to $500 for. Read More

  • Cali Lewis reviews Signal for iTunes

    Cali Lewis reviews Signal for iTunes

    Good old Cali “It’s not syphilis” Lewis takes a look at Signal for iTunes on GeekBrief TV today. The poor lady has some sort of weird allergy, which is why she’s using gloves, but apparently their conductive so she can use Singal for the iPhone, a browser-based iTunes control that lets you pick music and movies via the touchscreen. We also get a shout out, which makes… Read More

  • Boot Camp Beta 1.4 expiring soon

    Boot Camp Beta 1.4 expiring soon

    I tried using Boot Camp on my MacBook once and didn’t like it, but that’s probably because I was running on 512MB of RAM, which barely ran OS X as is. Yeah, anyways, Mac users running Boot Camp beta 1.4 should heed Apple’s warning that the license will expire when Leopard becomes available this month. Boot Camp Beta 1.2 users should also know that the license for the… Read More

  • Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    I link to this article because A) I go to NYU (don’t go there; go to a real college instead) and B) it has to do with technology. Some kid’s computer crashed, right, and took it to the campus computer store. Right there I’d call him a dope because anyone who’s spent more than five seconds in there knows how outrageously overpriced it is. (I’m pretty sure blank CDs… Read More

  • Microsoft to compete with AppleTV

    Microsoft to compete with AppleTV

    Yeah, duh. Anything Apple does, Microsoft will be there to compete, either directly or indirectly. Now according to SeekingAlpha, the latest item in Microsoft’s cross-hairs is AppleTV. For years, MS has been using its Windows Media Center extender technology to allow devices like the Xbox 360 and your home computer to be turned into Windows Media Center platforms. Though it’s… Read More

  • WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    Do you live in London like Pete Doherty and have an iPod Touch? Well then! Leave that pipe at home and head out into the streets baby, ’cause you’ve got yourself some WiFi for that iPod Touch thanks to The Cloud. A new plan called Cloud Unlimited Music will be available today for ¬£3.99 or ~$8 and allows iPod Touch users to access the internet as much as they want. Basically… Read More

  • Think Different: Think Again, Apple

    I shed a tear while watching the video after the jump. Watch ^ first then the subsequent one. Awesome. Read More

  • Copy And Paste On The iPhone

    The following is a concept video produced by LonelySandwich.com demonstrating cut and paste on the iPhone. It’s a feature that’s sorely lacking on the phone; it can do so much but without copy and paste it can never really be a 100% computer replacement (although for me it’s a 75% of the time laptop replacement.) It’s a old mockup so I don’t think it will be… Read More

  • Dude complains too much, gets free stuff

    Dude complains too much, gets free stuff

    After getting three dodgy iMacs in a row, some guy decided to email¬†the big man himself: Steve Jobs. Obviously the CEO of a multimillion dollar hardware company has nothing better to do than sit in his basement and respond to random guys who feel that they are important enough to contact him, but I digress. He reached one of Steve’s minions who seemed extremely concerned about the… Read More

  • iLife integration on iPhone?

    iLife integration on iPhone?

    I’m not so sure what to make of this, but a MacDailyNews reader came across a placeholder page in the iLife guided tour section specific to the iPhone. Now there isn’t any real substantiating evidence to spark any wild and erroneous rumors, but it’s all in the URL and a QuickTime video is evident although it’s missing for now. Am I going to have to take back every… Read More

  • Note to Apple: Stop Thinking Like a Phone Company

    Note to Apple: Stop Thinking Like a Phone Company

    As we all know by now, the latest software update to the iPhone may in some cases turn it into a useless brick—if you happen to have put hacked software on it or unlocked it (ahem, John) in order to make it work on a non-AT&T carrier (such as T-Mobile, in the U.S.). Apple, of course, is free to try to lock in customers to its partner AT&T and to control what software will work… Read More

  • Apple PowerMac G4 Mailbox

    Apple PowerMac G4 Mailbox

    This is one impressive use of an old PowerMac G4 to say the least. If I didn’t live in NYC, I’d be super-tempted to gut my PowerMac G3 tower I have laying around and use it just like this guy did, except mine stills runs rather well and makes a great music server. The blue and white coloring would look badass though, especially at night if I threw a few LEDs in there with a battery… Read More

  • Some Apple Geniuses Restoring Bricked iPhones

    Some Apple Geniuses Restoring Bricked iPhones

    You know damn well that when you unlocked your iPhone, it’d only be good until the next software update. Don’t kid me. You knew it. Now your iPhone is an expensive paperweight and Apple says you voided your warranty. Try to take it to an Apple Store or send it back to Apple and you’ll get denied. Lucky for you, some Apple employees working the Genius Bar have compassion and… Read More

  • Ok, Wait, Le Backup: iPhone Not Coming to France's Orange Afterall? Huh?

    Ok, Wait, Le Backup: iPhone Not Coming to France's Orange Afterall? Huh?

    I’m going to write this whole post without making a pun about Apples and Oranges. The point is, though, that we’d heard that Orange would be the French carrier for the froggy version of the iPhone. Orange had planned on announcing the partnership, and later did. Here’s the stickler though: Apple and Orange had never actually settled on the economics. They’re apparently… Read More

  • iPhone Firmware Update May or May Not Brick the Hell Out of Your iPhone

    iPhone Firmware Update May or May Not Brick the Hell Out of Your iPhone

    I’m a Digital Life right now so I can’t test my hacked, smacked, and cracked iPhone, but Gizmodo has a great thread about the iPhone unlock and the vagaries of the new firmware which includes the Wi-Fi Music Store and a few other improvements. As far as I can tell there are no issues with the upgrade, but who knows for sure. At least we know that the original FUD wasn’t quite… Read More

  • NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charger/Conditioner Review

    NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charger/Conditioner Review

    Over the course of the year since I’ve had my MacBook the battery life has plummeted each month regardless of whether or not I calibrate the battery. I’m not whining about it, but less than two hours doesn’t leave me with enough time to do anything if I’m working somewhere without an electrical outlet or when I’m in a foreign land and forgot my adapter at the… Read More

  • Newton 2.0?

    Newton 2.0?

    Excuse me while I cram this chunk of salt down my throat. Now that we’ve put that out of the way lets chat about the return of the Newton. AppleInsider has some insider info that a team of engineers has taken the multi-touch technology and is busy working on Newton 2.0 or has been for the better part of the past 18 months. During that time the project has sputtered due to the iPhone, but… Read More

  • ISP Shuts Down Hacker's Site After Apple's Lawyers Make A Fuss

    ISP Shuts Down Hacker's Site After Apple's Lawyers Make A Fuss

    Apple’s rabid lawyers really need to take a chill pill. What’s the fuss over a guy wanting to download the code on a busted iPod Touch? He just wants to run 3rd party apps. “Martyn” was planning on downloading and publishing the code onto a secure area of his site so that he and other hackers could take it for a whirl, but before he was able to do so Apple came down on… Read More

  • iPhone Dev Team Issues Statement Over Apple Threats

    iPhone Dev Team Issues Statement Over Apple Threats

    The iPhone Dev Team is shooting back at Apple and their threats to brick unlocked iPhones. The crack team of hackers developers have promised a tool to restore your iPhone back to a factory-like state in the next week. The following statement has been altered for grammar and spelling. Read More