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We don’t know what it is, but we want one

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2009

We don't know what it is, but we want oneWe have almost zero info on this beauty, but it has us drooling like a rabid dog. It’s a little touchscreen device that’s running Android and looks like it’s about 4.5 inches by 4 inches, like a larger version of the iPhone. Looks like it has two buttons on the top of the device and SD storage.

It may be a prototype. We don’t know who makes it or if it will even be for sale. Hopefully we’ll learn more about this device soon. If it’s real and the price is good, this could be a pretty neat open-source tablet. It’s sexy no?

Apple Tablet image leaked?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 15th, 2009

Apple Tablet image leaked?Here’s the latest “leaked” image of Apple’s upcoming tablet. Images hit the net this morning. It’s likely fake, though it comes from a French blog with a decent track record. The image certainly jibes with the iPhone/iPod touch and iMac, and with the rumors we’ve heard. But the thing that jumps out at us is the placement of the home key, which is odd.

You’ll also notice OS X on the display. Analysts have been guessing that the device would run some version of the iPhone OS. What do you think? Fake? Or the real deal?

Latest Apple Tablet news

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2009

Latest Apple Tablet newsThe Apple tablet saga continues. Here is the latest. Brian Lam of Gizmodo received a mysterious call from someone who claims to be an Apple insider. Their discussion lasted for awhile. Over an hour. The bottom line here is that Brian believes to “a high level of certainty” that the information is the real deal.

Here are some juicy details: The Tablet is basically a 10″ iPod Touch that comes with or without webcam (education version), it can be used as a touchpad for Macs, chances are that it will be launched for the holiday season and the price will be a staggering $700 to $900.

Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2009

Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPodWe’ve heard our share of stories involving overheating iPod batteries. Well, there’s an article in today’s Times UK about 11-year-old Ellie Stanborough, whose iPod touch blew up last month. Her father contacted Apple for a refund, got a little bit of a runaround, which is not unusual, and was eventually sent a settlement agreement offering a full refund as long as the family agreed to keep the deal confidential.

That’s pretty standard practice in these situations, but the agreement had a lot of lawyer-speak with a bunch of stuff that could be interpreted as vaguely threatening language about how breaking confidentiality might result in Apple relentlessly going after you. So the media coverage gets all amped up.

Analyst claims first hand knowledge of Apple tablet

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2009

Financial Times confirms Apple Tablet September launchAccording to a report in Barron’s, a “veteran analyst” is claiming to have actually handled Apple’s rumored tablet-device. If you believe the report, the tablet is still on for an announcement in September with availability in November.

The analyst claims the device will cost between $699-$799 and will be aimed at users as a media player and gaming device. Apparently the tablet is just waiting on Steve Jobs to give it the final go. He also claims that other ODMs have put a hold on new products until they see what Apple has up it’s sleeve.

Financial Times confirms Apple Tablet September launch

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2009

Financial Times confirms Apple Tablet September launchAccording to the Financial Times, Apple is all set to launch the Apple tablet in September, along with some fancy new iPods. Word is that Apple is working with record labels and book publishers on new iTunes features for the new device. Companies like EMI, SonyMusic, Warner Music and Universal Music Group. They’ve apparently codenamed the project “Cocktail”.

If you believe the Financial Times’ sources, the device will have a 10-inch touchscreen and run iPhone OS. The tablet will be able to connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi and looks like it will also have a book marketplace.

Apple demanded that Microsoft stop its Laptop Hunters ads

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2009

Apple demanded that Microsoft stop its Laptop Hunters adsApple may act like the Microsoft Laptop Hunters ads are no big deal, but behind the scenes the company had a different response, according to Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner. Turner says that he knows the ads are working because “two weeks ago we got a call from the Apple legal department saying [...] ‘Hey, you need to stop running those ads, we lowered our prices.’”

Turner also noted that “they took like $100 off or something,” and that it “was the greatest single phone call in the history that I’ve ever taken in business” He did however think it was a joke at first.

iSamurai Bluetooth iPhone app unveiled

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on July 13th, 2009

isamurai-sbI am a big fan of games on my iPhone, but I haven’t been so thrilled about the apps that require you to fling the iPhone around. I don’t want to hurl my iPhone across the room and break it. That said, the iSamurai Bluetooth app looks cool.

The application lets up to two players play via Bluetooth and there are four different strikes and four different blocks that players can use. The iPhones make sounds to let the players know if an attack was successful or if it was blocked.

Apple tablet PC rumor surfaces again

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on July 13th, 2009

appletabletSometimes it seems like the technology world survives on Apple rumors. The new iPhone was rumored each time a new Apple event was scheduled. I guess if you predict that a new Apple product will launch each time Apple holds an event, eventually you will be right.

The long rumored Apple tablet computer has been refreshed with the new rumor putting an October launch date on the device. The rumor also says that the tablet will cost about $800.

Apple App Store Turns One

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on July 8th, 2009

appstore1I can remember feeling like I didn’t care much about the App Store when it was first launched. I really liked my iPhone, but I had never had a good gaming experience on a mobile phone and figured the App Store was not going to be that useful to me. My mind quickly changed when I saw how many apps there were and how well they worked for the most part.

It seems like the App Store has been around forever, but it is only officially turning one this week. The birthday for the App Store is this coming Saturday and Apple is already celebrating with lists of the top apps and other things.

Apple moves one million iPhone 3G S units in a weekend

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2009

iPhone 3GS announced: $199 16GB, $299 32GB, June 19If you thought that Apple was having a hard time unloading all of those new 3G S units, you can rest easy. The gang at Cupertino have issued some stats that will make Apple fans breath a collective sigh of relief.

Those stats show that they’ve managed to move a million iPhone 3G S units over the weekend. That’s right, as usual, like lemmings to a proverbial cliff, tons of buyers flooded Apple’s stores for the new smartphone. It’s all looking great for Apple.

Navigon iPhone app available soon in U.S.

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 22nd, 2009

navigoniphone-sbThe iPhone 3G and the new 3G S mobile phones are slick devices that are very popular. They both have integrated GPS capabilities, but Apple really didn’t go all out to take advantage of the navigation capabilities of the device.

Navigon has announced a new App that is available now in Europe and will be available soon in the U.S. called MobileNavigator for the iPhone. The app turns the iPhone into a fully functional portable navigation device.

NextWorth offers iPhone 3G trade in program

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

iphone3g-sb2Today is the big day for iPhone fans looking to get their hands on the new iPhone 3G S. The catch for some iPhone 3G owners is that AT&T’s upgrade plans for the iPhone 3G S are not that great if you haven’t had your old iPhone that long.

NextWorth has announced an upgrade program for iPhone 3G owners that may give enough cash to upgrade to the 3G S iPhone. The company says that some that trade-in their old device may even have cash left over after they buy the iPhone 3G S.

Men’s Health unveils iPhone workout app

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

menshealthappThere is an app for everything on the App Store for the iPhone. You can find free games, applications to keep track of your finances, and applications to keep track of how many calories you eat each day. If you are trying to get fit and want to use your gadgets to meet your goals, the iPhone can do that too.

Men’s Health has announced a new iPhone app called Men’s Health Workouts that is available now on the App Store for $1.99. The App offers 18 exclusive workouts and over 125 exercises from the world’s top strength coaches, athletes, and fitness experts.

University report warns that Apple’s glossy screens are a danger

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2009

University report warns that Apple's glossy screens are a dangerDanger. Danger Will Robinson. Apple’s screens are a silent danger just waiting to mess you up. So says an advisory recently published by Queensland University of Technology, which predicts a rash of injuries as a result of users straining to get a clear look at Apple’s “high gloss” screens, due to the ergonomically unsafe postures and positions that result.

If you have such a display, Queensland Tech offers many suggestions for staying healthy: One is placing the monitor so that screen is at a 90 degree angle to overhead lighting, another is closing the curtains or blinds to minimize glare, and adjusting the contrast / turning down the brightness. Most importantly, do not panic!