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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 [...]

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, [...]

Apple Playing Both Sides of the CDN Fence

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

As Apple’s digital content offerings grow, Content Delivery Network Limelight Networks has managed to swipe some of Apple’s business away from rival CDN, and long time Apple partner Akamai Technologies.
Apple pushes huge amounts of digital content over the internet. From Mac OS X updates, iPhone apps, videos, music, software and everything in between. When delivering [...]

The Importance Of Backing Up and the Increasing Virus Threat

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Do Mac users need to lose sleep over the malware that plagues our PC using friends? Do we need to load up on antivirus and antispyware and antirootkit software? Probably not. There is a better solution: bootable clones.

The more knowledgeable PC users know that the greatest vulvernability to malware assault resides in user habits, opening [...]

Google Unveils SearchWiki, Customizable Search Results

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google has introduced a major interface change to their search results interface called SearchWiki. The search giant has implemented functionality that allows users to vote their search results up and down, as well as comment on each result.

The ultimate conceptual goal here is for search results to become increasingly dynamic and personalized. “We have been [...]

Apple Releases iTunes 8.0.2, Minor Update and Fixes

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Apple has released an update for iTunes to version 8.0.2. The 60.3MB update is available from Apple’s website or via Mac OS X Software Update.

iTunes 8.0.2 improves stability and performance and provides a number of important bug fixes, including:
• Addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers.
• Fixes a connectivity issue with the iTunes [...]

Apple Releases Software Update 2.3 for Apple TV

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Apple has released an update for the Apple TV. The update is accessible through the Apple TV’s settings menu, and navigating to General then Software Update.
Apple has listed the new features and fixes found in Software Update 2.3:
AirTunes Streaming from Apple TV: Music can be streamed via AirTunes to Airport Express speakers or other Apple [...]

All I Want For The Holidays Are App Store Development Guidelines

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Apple’s App Store has changed the way mobile developers can reach their audience. By setting up a fast, secure environment for developers and game publishers to distribute their games and applications, Apple is attempting to bridge a major gap between the industry. However, some setbacks remain and the environment still needs some attention.

One of Apple’s [...]

Screenshots: iPhone OS 2.2 Adds App Store Sorting

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Fresh off the heels of rumors that iPhone OS 2.2 will be landing within ten days, Boy Genius Report posts a few screen shots of Apple’s unreleased iPhone OS 2.2 Firmware. The new images show new App Store “sorting” functionality not present in any iPhone Firmware build to date.

…you can sort the categories themselves by [...]

Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ Beta Available for Mac Users, Play Instantly

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Netflix has officially launched a version of their ‘Watch Instantly’ program for mac users. By simply opting into the beta program, downloading Microsoft Silverlight, and creating an account, you’ll have access to Netflix’s content library.
If you are dying to get away from iTunes and the way Apple does media business, perhaps you’d be interested in [...]

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Now Shipping, Flash 10 Released

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Adobe has finally announced that its new Creative Suite 4 bundles of software have now begun shipping, or available for direct download. Alongside the vast improvements to Adobe’s flagship products, the ubiquitous Flash player has been upgraded to version 10.

New in Adobe CS4 is an improved version of Photoshop CS4, which gained some additional Mac [...]

iPhone 2.2 Seeded to Developers, Mobile Safari Interface Tweaked

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Apple has seeded iPhone Firmware 2.2 to developers. While there hasn’t been too much time to dig around the insides, one change that has been noticed is a slight interface tweak to the device’s web browser “Mobile Safari.”

Not long after Apple released iPhone Software 2.1, they have seeded firmware 2.2 to developers. This new build [...]

Apple Helps Mozilla Fix Potential Graphics Exploit in Firefox

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

With help from Apple Inc., Mozilla has been able to successfully fix crash errors in their flagship product, “Firefox”.

The Mozilla organization says that Apple helped fix crash errors in their Firefox browser. Earlier versions of Firefox 3 were said to have bugs that would repeatedly cause the software to crash, sometimes even corrupting [...]

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Available, Photoshop Gets A Boost

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Adobe has unveiled Creative Suite 4, its latest software packages aimed at creative and production professionals. Many details have emerged and the entire creative suite is available via Adobe’s online store.

Back on September 3rd, we gave you a Sneak Peak at Adobe’s CS4, as well as a video interview with John Nack (Adobe Photoshop’s [...]

iPhone Software 2.1 Apple Finally Gets It Right

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Only a few hours ago, Apple released iPhone Software Update 2.1 for all iPhone users. Though the update has only been available for a few hours, early usage feels very promising with increased reception, signal strength, and overall device and app stability.

I have been using iPhone Software 2.1 for about 2 hours now. The update [...]

Feature: Would You Really Want All Your Data and Applications in “The Cloud”?

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Google released their very own web browser this week, “Chrome“. Initial reaction has been positive and Google’s stance on cloud computing has become more apparent. Everyone from the NY Times to Google’s own co-founder Sergey Brin have called Operating Systems bulky, and old-fashioned.

Cloud computing is being pushed like never before. Google with Chrome is [...]

New York Times: Microsoft Windows Monopoly is Slowly Eroding

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Microsoft’s Windows Operating System continues to make billions of dollars being sold and prepackaged with new computers. However the inevitable demise of its dominant monopoly, is so apparent that even mainstream media is writing about it (via Silicon Alley Insider).

Joe Nocera write the following for the New York Times
Windows is already dying a death by [...]

Feature: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Sneak Peak on September 23; Video: John Nack Interview

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

On September 23, 2008 Adobe will be offering a sneak peak of its flagship product, Creative Suite 4. Users can signup for a webcast, which will feature the new applications being used, as well as showcase new enhancements and “major improvements” to Adobe’s popular application suite.

In May, Adobe made three betas available for download, DreamWeaver, [...]

Feature: [video] Google’s “Chrome” and Mozilla’s “Ubiquity” – Changing the Way We Web

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Mozilla and Google are trying to change the way we browse the web. Google with the release of a new web browser called “Chrome”, and Mozilla Labs with mind-blowing projects like “Ubiquity.” Google’s “Chrome” browser is being released today, and the far more impressive “Ubiquity” has been available only as a prototype.

Browsers like Apple’s Safari [...]

[Update] Apple Releases iPhone Update 2.0.2

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Apple has released iPhone update 2.0.2 this afternoon. In typical Apple fashion, the update is set to deliver some “bug fixes,” while lacking any further specifics.
The update is 248.7MB in size and is available via iTunes, or directly from Apple.
Some analysts have been speculating that Apple is (or has been) working on a software update [...]