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  • Matthew 9:51 pm on March 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , imac, , ipod, macmini, macpro   

    Expected Apple announcement surfaces 

    Does no-one care about Apple anymore?

    Today Apple announced upgrades to a number of desktop products including a new Mac Pro and Mac Mini:

    The new version of Apple’s Mac Mini, which failed to appear two months ago at the Macworld expo, emerged today, and while it’s billed as “faster” and “greener,” the Mini remains a small desktop computer with the soul of a laptop.

    Apple has also upgraded the MacPro tower and the iMac line, which now offers a 24-inch display at the same price, $1,499 as the older 20-inch model. (The 20-inch remains, and now costs $1,1199.)

    – New York Times

    t-macHowever, the New York Times was the first major news site where I could find this story. Nothing on BBC, Sky News or The Guardian (in the UK). Fine, I appreciate that it is the same day but I’m not sure if they will report the news at all.

    I suppose the fact is, that most people won’t appreciate news of new Apple desktop products. I bet if you surveyed everyday people about the products Apple make, they would simply say iPod and iPhone. Do ordinary people even know about what Apple does best?

    In any case, Apple product releases are always cool for me and the rest of the tech community. I use Mac Pros on almost a daily basis and want to buy a Mac Mini in the future, so yes, it’s cooler than an upgrade to the iPhone to me.

    Apple has also lowered the price of the 24″ iMac. Still rather expensive, Innit.

  • Matthew 7:30 pm on July 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    The feature you’ve always wanted on your iPhone… 

    Apple said they didn’t care for copy and paste. Now, MacNN are saying that, well, they are saying this:

    Apple may already be laying the groundwork for several important
    updates in the next major iteration of iPhone firmware, according to
    multiple sources. One notes that in exploring the Localizable.strings
    entry under English.lproj in the current iPhone WebKit framework, there
    are entries for several commands the firmware does not currently
    support, including cutting, copying and pasting. Apple has expressed interest in adding the feature, but has not set a timeframe.

    The firmware also contains a reference to a “mobile radio” function, which could indicate that Apple hopes to support native Internet radio, instead of through third-party apps.

    Another source claims to have obtained a beta of v2.1 firmware,
    said to be in distribution for developers only. Among the features in
    this are alleged to be expanded Core Location items, including means
    for gauging the direction a person is headed, and their velocity. In
    theory, this could allow turn-by-turn GPS navigation.  The update also appears to have an early implementation of Apple’s background push notification, a means of imitating background processes without the corresponding battery drain or decline in CPU
    performance. Apple has said that full support for push notification
    will only arrive in September however, which could suggest when v2.1
    will be delivered via iTunes.

    In the meantime Apple is believed to be preparing a v2.0.1 update, addressing bugs only.

    Nothing to get too excited about I guess.

  • Matthew 7:00 pm on July 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: docks,   

    Brando’s $25 (£12.50ish) iPhone Power Station 

    Not only can you charge your iPhone or iPod anywhere, but you can now do it for a bargain price of just $25 (that’s US money for us British).


    • Test button for checking the power station’s current capacity
    • Animated LED indicator when charging is in progress
    • Capacity: 1000mAh
    • Input: 5V/500mA
    • Output: 5V/400mA (max)

    Go buy one here.

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