I might be drinking too much tonight but isn’t this teeny scanner a bit too small? Oh, wait… it’s a barcode scanner. I see now. Anyway. The Intelliscanner Mini is basically the smallest barcode scanner in the whole wide world and could, potentially, be a choking hazard. It costs $179 online for the Media version (for scanning books) and $249 for the all-inclusive package. → Read More
I just got back from MacWorld and stopped by the Fastmac booth on the way out to see what was shakin and came across this unannounced external Blu-ray drive. Sure, it looks super ugly and not really geared towards Mac owners, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s a $99 external Blu-ray drive.
I’m told they have an external Blu-ray drive that will burn BD-R discs but it won’t be coming for a while. This… → Read More
I just downloaded the Slumdog Millionaire soundrack for $8.99 and it came automatically in Plus format. The files themselves are considerably bigger than the average previous iTunes download and the quality is quite nice. Most importantly, however, there is now a “create MP3 version” selection when you right click on the song. → Read More
At the unibody MacBook event back in October, Apple remained mum on the unibody 17″ MacBook Pro, though hinting that one was in the works.
During today’s Keynote, Phil Schiller made it official. → Read More
The new version if iLife will include a new version of iPhoto with facial recognition called Faces, allowing you to select images based on the faces of the subjects. Another system, called Places, uses embedded GPS data to place your subjects on a map. → Read More
Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. TUAW has on good authority (read “some guy told them”) that the new minis will have SATA optical drives that can be replaced with hard drives and that they will look more like the MacBooks with sexier styling and black and aluminum accents. → Read More
It doesn’t take a rock scientist to figure out that the Cinema Displays are due for a refresh in the near future since no major modifications have been made since their debut in 2004. MacRumors is hinting that they’ve heard Apple will refresh the line with LED-backlighting at Macworld next January. That’s too far away to even think about right now. → Read More