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V-MODA Beats Apple to the Punch With Vibe II In-Ear Headphones

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Beating Apple to the punch, V-Moda has uncovered their long-await Vibe II in-ear headphones, with in-line microphone. Users who have been waiting for Apple’s premium headphones, might want to give these a look first.

Although priced at nearly $60 more than Apple’s unreleased in-ear headphones, the V-MODA Vibe II’s are a follow up to the well [...]

Starbucks No Longer On Apple’s Website, What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

The Starbucks page on Apple.com has disappeared driving speculation about the “lucrative” deal being terminated, or in a “transitional” phase. While this wouldn’t affect Apple too adversely, seeing as how the deal didn’t garner much attention to begin with, the impact on Starbucks could be greater.

Engadget points out that the Starbucks page on Apple’s website [...]

Video: Macbook Mini Spotted: OOPS, We Mean Modded

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Apparently German hacker Florian couldn’t wait for Apple’s upcoming notebook transition to get a new Mac. Instead he took it upon himself to put together a rather “desirable” Macbook Mini, and we wish we could play with it.
Florian used a dremel, and an extremely steady hand to fashion together the housing and exterior elements of [...]

Full Video: Nokia Markets Another Device as “iPhone Killer” to Attract Attention

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Since Apple launched the iPhone, the entire mobile industry has been playing catchup. Recently Sprint and Samsung have marketed the Instinct directly as an “iPhone killer.” With a new device codenamed “tube” Nokia is expected to unveil another “iPhone killer” on October 2nd.

Because Apple’s iPhone is so overwhelmingly successful, and dominant in the touchscreen space, [...]

RIM Rumored to Release Mac Compatible Application

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

According to CIO.com, an anonymous source says that Research In Motion, the Canadian company behind the Blackberry, will release a new set of tools to make the device harmonize with a Mac sometime in the first half of 2009.

The tools as said to “address a number of longstanding complaints from Mac users,” though details [...]

Microsoft Bails on Seinfeld, Launching New Campaign to Directly Target Apple

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Microsoft is dumping the ill-received Seinfeld Windows campaign for something a little more focused. A campaign directly targeting, and mimicking Apple’s “Get A Mac” ad campaign

Microsoft aired two commercials which were called New Family and Shoe Circus. Although both ads commanded attention, and bounced off every tech blog on the planet, Microsoft wasn’t trying to [...]

Wireless USB Modem Plus Memory Stick From Nova Media

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Nove Media has unveiled the iCON 401, “a wireless USB modem for Macintosh computers with memory stick functionality.” The new device can be used worldwide, and supports most kinds of mobile connection speeds.

To use the device, all you need is a SIM card from a cell provider which has been enabled for data transmission. [...]

Best Buy Set to Acquire Napster for $121 Million

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Best Buy has today announced that they will acquire Napster Inc. for $121 million in attempts to promote growth in the digital entertainment industry.

The transaction, which values Napster at $2.65 per share, has been approved by Napster’s board and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.  Included in [...]

Facebook Mandates Redesign on its 100 Million Users.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

That’s right, as of today all Facebookers will be forced to adapt to the social networking giant’s redesign unveiled seven weeks ago, whether they like it or not.

Since launch nearly four and a half years ago, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has discovered that any significant changes made to the popular online destination cannot be delivered [...]

Google in final stages of Digg acquisition

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Google’s on and off negotiations to acquire Digg are back in a big way.  TechCrunch is reporting that over the last six weeks, multiple sources from within Google have informed them that the acquisition will bring Digg under the Google News Property.

The acquisition is estimated to be in the $200 million range, well below [...]

Off-shore Mac Clones are seriously off-shore

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

A company dubbed Open Tech announced this week that it would follow in the erroneous foot steps of Mac Clone maker Psystar. Upon browsing the company’s website, I was intrigued to see a .tk domain extension. Out of natural curiosity I set out find find out what country this belonged to. After [...]

Symbian set free after Nokia buyout.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

“The leading smartphone operating system, Symbian, is to become open source, under guidance from a newly set up Symbian Foundation. Nokia is buying up other vendors’ Symbian shares for US$409 million (£204 million), and then – apparently – donating the company to the Foundation. The Symbian Foundation will start work in 2009, and will unify [...]

Apple’s products suffering overseas. Dutyfree to blame.

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

According to CNN.com today, the United States has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over European tariffs over three classes of high-tech goodies, including the coveted flat-panel computer monitor and some printers. The Information Technology Industry Council (itic.org) says the duties, or taxes, are as high as 14% making United [...]

An iPhone & Earbud set The Hulk can appreciate.

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Hey Hulk, your wishes have finally come true.
The folks over at iPhone Big & Tall have released this oversized iPhone and Earbuds set. A quick statement from their CEO confirmed that iPhone Big & Tall is currently “…trying to get the first handsets into hands of celebrities like The Hulk, Paul Bunyan and Shaquille O’Neal.”

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We Love Feedback

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Hello all,
We have recently received some great feedback and encourage you to keep it coming.  We are hard at work implementing new features that guys have suggested.  We invite you to let us know your opinions on what you like/dislike and would enjoy seeing in the future.  We here at MacBlogz  are dedicated to creating [...]