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  • Matthew 9:51 pm on March 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , imac, iphone, 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.

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  • Matthew 9:50 pm on August 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , iphone, tv, vod   

    Blinkx Remote will ‘make your TV jealous’ 

    The website Blinkx has launched a new service currently in Beta.

    It is designed to link together all of the online shows from providers such as BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Channel 5 and (oddly) CBS, Saving time for people who can’t be bothered to work out which channel their favourite programme is on and go to the provider’s website.

    Despite the site looking like it either has no layout or is designed for iPhone, by that I mean it is just all listed rather than having a boxed layout with columns, it seems interesting, even if quite possibly useless.

    This is only possible now that all main UK TV providers now have browser based catch-up services.

    I was a bit disappointed when I realised that it does not play shows on the Blinkx website but instead simply directs you to the proper website. It is simply a directory of what is available – which I guess is useful for browsing’s sake.

     
  • Matthew 9:41 pm on August 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: iphone, iphone rival, mobile world congress, n96, nokia, nokia tube,   

    Finally, a release date for Nokia’s N96 

    n96 The follow up to the N96 has been given a launch date after 7 months of waiting.

    Originally unveiled at Mobile World Congress the new super phone will come out on the 1st October.

    It will be able to store 18,000 songs on it and has a 5 megapixel camera. As well as this a kick stand so you can pop it up on a table (maybe on the train?)

    Although useless in the UK, it also sports a TV tuner.

    The phone is quite a beefcake and probably isn’t one for cutesy wutesy tiny phone fans but for anyone looking for an iPhone alternative this will do very well.

    Still no news on the real iPhone rival – the Nokia ‘Tube’ which is still in the mist sadly.

     
  • Matthew 7:30 pm on July 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , iphone   

    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, iphone   

    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).

    Features:

    • 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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