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How Else Do You Think We’ll Get to Star Trek?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Forget everything you’ve heard about the iPad. Put aside all the caveats and seemingly major flaws that people are floating around, and think about what Apple’s really doing here. If you don’t quite get it, don’t worry, it’ll eventually click.
A tablet computer, a beefed up iPhone, a touch screen slate, the iPad, whatever you call [...]

MacBlogz Is With CoCo!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

MacBlogz stands behind Conan O’Brien. Show your support for the movement and artist Mike Mitchell by purchasing an original I’m With CoCo t-shirt or print. Read more about the I’m With CoCo movement here and here.

Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

iPhone 3GS: Some Pit-falls Revolving Search, Photos and Videos

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I’ve had roughly 7 hands on hours with the iPhone 3GS. While the device performs entirely like a newer, faster, more powerful iPhone, a few pit-falls regarding searching and tagging leave me a tad confused.
Undoubtedly, the video recording feature is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve already been recording everything around me for the fun of it, [...]

Palm Pre Overhyped, and Why Roger McNamee Shouldn’t Speak In Public

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Currently burning through huge cash infusions from Venture Capital firm Elevation Partners, Palm has moved all their chips, their rolex and mortgage to the center of the table with the Pre.
In a matter of days Palm will be releasing the most overhyped device since the original iPhone. They’re calling it the Pre, which takes its [...]

The Palm Pre: Hope or Hype?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Let’s cut around the hype and get to the point. I’m hounding the release of the Palm Pre the same way I hounded the iPhone from January 2007 until that historic day in June. Maybe not with the same passion and intensity, but I’m definitely checking in on a daily basis to see what’s going [...]

Leaked Photo of NEXT-Generation iPod Shuffle

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Even though Apple has recently released released a new iPod Shuffle, our sources were able to get their hands on a leaked photo of the NEXT generation iPod Shuffle. It’s even smaller, invisible and only works with these obscure Japanese headphones that nobody can find.
The new shuffle depicted in the leaked photo below, has wireless [...]

Macbook Air Hinge Failures Not Covered by Apple’s Warranty (VIDEO)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

A large number of first generation Macbook Air owners are claiming that the hinges on their notebooks are failing. Unfortunately, early responses from Apple claim these issues are not covered under the company’s warranty.
The issues seem fairly widespread with Macbook Air owners explaining what is going wrong both in Apple’s Discussion Threads, as well [...]

Safari 4: Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

With the new Safari 4 release, Apple aims to increase its web browser market share while innovating new features and cool new enhancements to what it calls “the fastest browser on the planet.” Indeed the new browser is speedy, but with every step forward Apple takes towards open-standards and accelerating its javascript engine, the more [...]

Apple Tablet: Marc Andreessen and Charlie Rose Think It’s Inevitable (VIDEO)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

During an incredibly interesting interview between Charlie Rose and serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, both of them touch upon the subject of a “scaled up” iPhone. Charlie Rose thinks it’s an inevitable idea, while Andreessen explains that he “would be the first to buy one.”
Specifically around the forty minute mark, the interview shifts towards Amazon’s business [...]

Apple Hardware Updates Shifting Towards Annual Refreshes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Over at ComputerWorld, Seth Weintraub (author of 9to5mac), postulates that Apple is steadily shifting their product release cycles to an annual schedule. The information makes sense, and correlates with actual industry moves being made by Apple, which we have been tracking closely over the past year.
Based on the extended period of time it has taken [...]

Apple Says ‘Over 15,000′ Apps in the App Store

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Exactly one week ago, stories broke that Apple’s App Store had passed the 20,000 application mark. Yet Apple has just sent out an email claiming “over 15,000″ apps, not 20,000.

Recent reports claimed there were over 20,000+ apps, but Apple highlights 15,000
When word first broke about the app count, it was based on apptism.com’s app tracker. [...]

Apple COO Tim Cook Comments on Netbook, iPhone Pricing Changes

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, has recently met with Apple COO Tim Cook, and he believes that Apple is indeed working on a Mac netbook, as well as the possibility of some iPhone price changes.
After meeting with Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, who has taken over for Steve Jobs while [...]

Adobe’s First Full-Blown Flash Player for Smartphones Announced, No iPhone

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Adobe Systems has announced that its first full-blown multimedia Flash player aimed at smartphones will be released by the end of the year, yet Apple remains steadfast in its opposition against the media player making its way to the iPhone.

Adobe is claiming that Google, Microsoft, Palm and Nokia will all be releasing either platforms, or [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

New German Mac Cloner Emerges As Psystar Battle Continues

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new company calling themselves PearC has been spotted selling a new line of PC’s with Apple’s Mac OS X operating system pre-installed. This comes fresh on the heels of an ongoing legal dispute between Apple and currently the biggest Mac cloner around, Psystar.
Psystar’s legal standing is by no means clear cut. The last we [...]

App Store Improvements: Is Apple Listening?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since the App Store first launched, it has been met with heated backlash by many, joyous praise by others, and the inability to be matched by any of Apple’s competitors. Even though the App Store, and the business model surrounding it are great, the development community continues to brainstorm ways to make it better.
The [...]

Simulated Flash for iPhone Used In Online Ad Campaign

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not content with waiting for Apple and Adobe to align expectations with porting Flash over to the iPhone, a company called GreyStripe has developed a simulated Flash experience currently being used in advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilver’s Axe Brand bodyspray.
The simulated flash experience, which Greystripe is dubbing Rich Media Flash Ads for the [...]

Saab To Be “Apple of Car Brands” After Split From GM

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

As Saab looks break away from sickly General Motors, they are aiming to follow Apple’s style of consumer focused design and innovation.
From UK based Autocar:
Knut Simonsson, the Saab’s director of Global Brand and Sales, told a Dutch auto magazine that the Saab DNA underpinning future models will be represented by “innovation, aircraft history and Scandinavia”. This [...]

SpeedDate.com Launches iPhone Dating App, Looks AntiSocial

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

SpeedDate.com has released an iPhone app into the App Store that allows its users to increase dating partners and “make a match anywhere from their iPhone and iPod touch.” Quite a hefty promise for an application that promotes anti-social behavior.
The application, which can be downloaded from iTunes here, can be downloaded immediately. Users can log [...]