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  • Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    For the record, I'm writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I've owned in the past twelve months. As I do so, I'm listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours. Less than a foot from where I'm sitting, my iPhone sits charging. I am - as marketers might have it put - "a Mac". And yet - my God - I'm bored of reading about… Read More

  • Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Dell debuted some sort of slate product at CES. At first I was intrigued, and then someone told me the size. Five inch screen. Five inches, people. That’s one and a half inches more than an iPhone. Take your thumbs and index fingers and make a little window with them — you know, like a photographer or director does. That’s about five inches if your hands are at all like mine. Read More

  • Will Next Week's Apple Event Finally Bring Background Apps To The iPhone?

    Will Next Week's Apple Event Finally Bring Background Apps To The iPhone?

    This morning, after many months of rampant speculation over the enigmatic Tablet, Apple officially invited scores of press to a special media event to be held January 27. The debut of the Tablet seems all but a given according to most reports, but there are some secondary announcements that also stand to be huge — especially the rumors that we may also see the launch of iPhone 4.0. This… Read More

  • Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Huzzahs and alarums! Apple’s January 27 event has just been announced to tech journos all over the world with a new invite reading “Come see our latest creation” hitting inboxes left and right. The event will happen on January 27 at 10am PST. Read More

  • All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image

    All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image

    Good old Steve just put up a great graphic detailing all of the possible rumors about whatever the heck Apple is releasing whenever it will release it. Rumors include the "glowing Apple logo" as well as a "touch sensitive case." I think the iSlate will also give worms to ex-girlfriends. Click to embiggen. Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone Boot Camp listserv confirms January 27th event?

    Rumor: iPhone Boot Camp listserv confirms January 27th event?

    This just came in through the tip line purporting to know for certain that the iSlate event will happen at the Yerba Buena Center in San Fran on January 27th, just as others have reported. The agenda should include a new SDK (probably iPhone/iSlate 4.0) and that most iPhone apps presumably run on the iSlate. n addition to the introduction of the iTablet hardware recent rumors have said that a new… Read More

  • Valleywag's $100,000 Bounty For Apple Tablet Leaks May Face Legal Repercussions

    Valleywag's $100,000 Bounty For Apple Tablet Leaks May Face Legal Repercussions

    Tired of sifting through the mountains of rumors leading up to the (still unconfirmed) debut of the Apple Tablet on January 27? Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-focused Gawker blog, has just announced a bounty for anyone who turns over legitimate photos and/or video of the tablet in action. The rewards range from $10k to $100k depending on the type of media submitted: $10,000 for pictures, $20,000… Read More

  • Why No iPhone Updates? The Tablet, Perhaps.

    Why No iPhone Updates? The Tablet, Perhaps.

    It's been over three months since Apple last updated the iPhone OS to version 3.1.2. And while that's not an unheard of amount of time between updates, it is quite a bit of time to go without any word that a new update is coming soon. Why? It could be because Apple doesn't want to tip its hand about any information about the upcoming tablet, a new report today suggests. "There hasn’t been anRead More

  • No camera on iSlate? That ain't right

    No camera on iSlate? That ain't right

    Sources have sources who have insider information that there’s an internal rumor that there may not be a camera on the Apple tablet, which, of course, does not exist itself. That’s the word being passed around now, and personally I don’t buy it. A slate computer is a versatile object meant to be comfortable in many situations. On your lap, propped up on a stand, or cradled in… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about Apple's new gesturing systems

    Everything you need to know about Apple's new gesturing systems

    With the official closure of FingerWorks, the multi-touch interface company Apple purchased five years ago, it is interesting to note just what FingerWorks had to offer and, more important, what Apple may be implementing into the upcoming tablet and, potentially, iPhone 4.0 software. Aside from the obvious click, drag, and pinch, FingerWorks has a large collection of odd gesture and swipe… Read More