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Apple music/iPod event rumored for September

Jason D. O'Grady: MediaMemo citing “music industry sources” reports that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th. Apple has held similar events in September for the past four years, so it isn’t much of a surprise. MacRumors breaks it down: 2008: Apple held a “Let’s Rock” event to introduce iTunes 8 and new iPod touch, [...]

Thu Aug 13 22:29:57 PDT 2009

Conversion has never been so much fun

David Morgenstern: Some software programs have a certain “wow” factor. They are so much fun and so stylish that they can showcase the hardware platform. Who would think that an unit conversion utility could sell the iPhone/iPod Touch? Tapbots’ Convertbot is from the collaboration of interface designer Mark Jardine and programmer Paul Haddad. They call their applications “utility [...]

Thu Aug 13 22:13:12 PDT 2009

Review: Verizon MiFi 3G access point

Jason D. O'Grady: I just returned from a family vacation in and around Denver, Seattle and Vancouver (more on that later) and had the pleasure of toting a Verizon MiFi 2200 with me for the trip. The MiFi is billed as an “intelligent Mobile Hotspot” and is basically a 3G card and a WiFi access point/base station rolled into [...]

Thu Aug 13 12:00:18 PDT 2009

Coming in 2010: New Mac Office, and finally, Outlook

David Morgenstern: In a conference call on Thursday, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit said it will add Outlook to its next release of Office for the Macintosh, due in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Thu Aug 13 11:47:54 PDT 2009

AT&T testing iPhone MMS in Washington (Updated 4x)

Jason D. O'Grady: While on vacation last week I received an MMS on my iPhone (running OS 3.1 build 7C116a) while passing through Forks, Washington. I received the message from a user on Verizon Wireless on the east coast. Normally this would be a non-story, except for the fact that iPhones in the U.S. don’t support MMS because AT&T [...]

Wed Aug 12 12:12:11 PDT 2009

Apple tablet (a.k.a. iPad) shots/video look F-A-K-E

Jason D. O'Grady: Hot on the heels of my post last night about the fake iTunes 9 screenshots comes this beauty. MacRumors forums user Gonewiththewind posted two photos which he purports to be of the fabled Apple tablet (a.k.a. iPad). They’re obviously fake, I mean, look at that shady drop shadow around the top (?) of the “Wallpaper” widget. [...]

Wed Aug 12 12:08:07 PDT 2009

Apple shoots TV commercial for mystery product in 40s diner

Jason D. O'Grady: According to a post on 9-to-5 Mac Apple shot a television commercial for an “unannounced product” yesterday at a 1940’s style diner called Jax on the Tracks in Truckee, California. Restaurant owner Bud Haley told the Sierra Sun ?Apple found us, they?re trying to show us as a hip and cool spot for the 20-something [...]

Wed Aug 12 11:46:25 PDT 2009

Google Notebook discontinuation a loss for iPhone users

Jason D. O'Grady: ?A guest blog post by Ryan Kaplan I’m not a complainer and I don’t like to be around people who complain. ?I prefer to be around problem solvers, people who can look at a situation and come up with solutions or improvements. ?Unfortunately I have to join the ranks and complain to the team at Google. [...]

Wed Aug 12 07:28:06 PDT 2009


Wed Aug 12 07:28:06 PDT 2009

14 reasons why the iTunes 9 screenshots are F-A-K-E

Jason D. O'Grady: After looking at the purportedly “leaked screenshots” of iTunes 9 posted yesterday on Boy Genius Report something about them bothered me. Then it hit me, it was the second shot, which contained an item in the left pane called “Social” — it was simply a playlist called “Social.” You can do that in iTunes now by [...]

Tue Aug 11 21:55:17 PDT 2009

Review: Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 3GS

Jason D. O'Grady: A guest blog post by Vic Orly: The iPhone 3GS is awesome except for one thing: its battery life, or lack thereof. My battery experience had been awful. Recently, I was on a flight from Chicago O’Hare to San Diego with my new 32GB iPhone 3GS in airplane mode. When I boarded the flight, my battery charge [...]

Tue Aug 11 11:38:37 PDT 2009

Apple App Store to be bigger than Wal-mart?

David Morgenstern: A developer of mobile application deployment and analytic tools says project starts for the iPhone show no sign of slowing. According to its figures, Apple's App Store could have more than 100K titles by the end of the year, putting it into Wal-Mart territory.

Mon Aug 10 23:29:30 PDT 2009

New utility deep cleans contacts, calendar and Sync Services

David Morgenstern: Mac vendor Spanning Sync late last week released its suite Spanning Tools that can clean and repair contact and calendar data as well as manage Sync Services.

Mon Aug 10 08:31:33 PDT 2009

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