Archive for March, 2010
Yesterday Apple released iTunes 9.1. With a new version you can sync with your iPad to enjoy music, TV shows, movies and many more while you're on the go. The app will help you to organize and synchronize books that have been downloaded from iBooks on your iPad. The improvements also include more freedom in managing Genius Mixes and several security updates. To learn more visit Apple
To update your iTunes select Software Update in the Apple Menu at the top left of the screen.
A popular tech pundit John Gruber from the DaringFireball.net web-resource laughs at today's WSJ rumor about two new iPhone models coming this summer. He points at the lack of information in the article and hints at the features that he seems to know about:
"...And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone. Nothing. Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip. Not the 960 × 640 double-resolution display. Not the second front-facing camera. Not even the third-party multitasking in iPhone OS 4."
Well, the multitasking and front camera were suggested before. But the higher resolution display is something new.
"The people briefed on the matter said one of the new iPhones is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which produced Apple's previous iPhones. The model that has CDMA capability, used by Verizon Wireless, is being manufactured by Pegatron Technology Corp., the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan's ASUSTeK Computer Inc., said these people."
Pegatron reports they plan to start mass iPhone producing in September. An AT&T spokesman claims there is a lot of incorrect information about CDMA iPhones and only Apple has the most reliable information.
Macstories was able to create a small video with iPad App Store. It features different applications we’ve seen so far on screenshots: the Yahoo Entertainment app, Twitterrific, OmniGraffle and OmniGraph Sketcher, Real Racing. Take a look:
Because of a larger screen size InfoXenter developed a built-in web-browser, multiple tweet-columns and provided an unlimited number of Twitter accounts support. Other features look good too. For more information check the video above.
After the beautiful drawings of the iPhone Pro designer Antonio De Rosa offers us the concept box of the device, showing all the various accessories that are contained within it. Pictures and video are under the cut:
Here's more - top free and paid apps and top grossing list:
Guess what gadget won the first place? Well... wrong answer, this one got the second place. Take a look at the video:
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit consists of two adapters and will allow users to transfer digital photos directly to their iPad via either USB or SD card. Now it is
It is still unclear if these adapters could be used as storage for videos and music. For instance, you can buy this kit and several SD cards to and possibly increase iPad's storage.
After the iPad event, making the name official, Fujitsu company claimed the name "iPad" was still very much theirs. We're not sure what kind of deal the two companies had — money, patents, licenses, who knows. What matters is that now
Few hours ago Steve Jobs and Eric Shmidt were spotted talking at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto.
The photos were made by the Gizmodo tipster. It is interesting that the Calafia cafe is owned by Charlie Ayers, who is a former Google chief. Gizmodo source doesn't know what the men were talking about, but he heard two phrases:
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Paul Rand is not a well-known person, but it was he who created logos for such famous companies like ABC Television, UPS, IBM and NeXT. He didn't actually design any of the logos for Apple, but he was chosen to be portrayed with an Apple logo for a print ad.
In 1993 Steve Jobs gave an interview to Alan Pottasch and Doug Evans. That was a time when he was a chief executive officer of NeXT and concentrated on porting their NeXTSTEP OS for x86 processors. That year Apple changed the guard from J. Sculley to M. Spindler.
At that interview Jobs spoke much about Rand as of an artist who became a "gem" for the company. He also says:
"When you scratch the surface of any of his work, you find out the depth of the intellectual problem solving that's taken place."
This morning Digg released their official iPhone app. It allows you to browse and interact with the popular news aggregator. You can view the top, recent and upcoming stories in any category; clicking a headline will lead to a built-in browser that will display a requested page. At the bottom of the screen you'll find a buttons to Digg or Bury (like or dislike) the story, Save The Story button (for this you need to be logged in with your Digg account), and an option of sharing the link. The latter is pretty convenient, as you can send the story to the Email, Twitter, Facebook or to the iPhone's clipboard.
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