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4 years ago

Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.2 (Yes, it Kills Palm Pre Sync Again)

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Apple Releases iTunes 9.0.2 (Yes, it Kills Palm Pre Sync Again)

Apple this afternoon released a point update to iTunes, bringing the latest version to 9.0.2.

iTunes 9.0.2 adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility.

Needless to say, according to our friends at PreCentral.net, it also kills Palm Pre webOS sync dead. Again.

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4 years ago

Lala iPhone Music Streaming App Coming Soon

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Lala iPhone Music Streaming App Coming Soon

Streaming music has gotten pretty popular among iPhone owners and today we'd like to introduce you to one more option, Lala.

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4 years ago

iTunes TOS Leak Apple TV 3.0 with iTunes LP and iTunes Extra Support

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iTunes TOS Leak Apple TV 3.0 with iTunes LP and iTunes Extra Support

MacRumors has been tipped that users attempting to make purchases in iTunes today are being greeted with new Terms of Service (ToS) which include the following, tantalizing line:

The Terms of Sale have been revised to clarify that you can now use iTunes LPs and iTunes Extras on Apple TV with software version 3.0 or higher.

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4 years ago

How Important is iPhone to Apple's Business? And Who Thinks it Stinks?

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How Important is iPhone to Apple's Business? And Who Thinks it Stinks?

How important is the iPhone to Apple's business going forward? See the chart above, prepared by Fortune. Up from 5.7% in 2008 to 18.5% in 2009.

We're going to say "very" and "increasingly". Daring Fireball highlights how Apple goes about ensuring that "increasingly" part, riffing off The Loop's reminder of when Apple killed the iPod mini at the hight of its popularity and replaced it with the iPod nano:

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4 years ago

Pen Mac -- the Original iTablet

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Pen Mac -- the Original iTablet

TechCrunch has posted an interesting photo and write up of the Apple Tablet that never was -- the Pen Mac, unreleased in favor of the PDA-style Newton back in 1990.

The Pen Mac was a fully functional Mac computer (it even played the Mac startup chime) with a pen based touch screen. The screen itself was identical to the Mac Portable, but with the addition of pen touch. And of course the case was a lot smaller than the Mac Portable. The Pen Mac was supposedly not much more than one inch thick. Users could plug in a keyboard and mouse or easier input.

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4 years ago

Apple Retail Stores: Buh-Bye WindowsCE, Hello iPod touch!

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Apple Retail Stores: Buh-Bye WindowsCE, Hello iPod touch!

Looks like the rumors were true and Apple is finally set to replace the aging, WindowsCE + stylus based EasyPay point-of-sale devices used by the retail store staff with sexy new credit card reading, barcode scanning iPod touches. Apple will be using the same accessory access APIs supplied to developers in the iPhone 3.0 SDK.

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4 years ago

What Google Navigation Means for iPhone Maps App, and for Turn-by-Turn Competitors

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What Google Navigation Means for iPhone Maps App, and for Turn-by-Turn Competitors

So while the dust is by no means settling following Google's bombshell announcement of their free Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0, it's thinning enough that we can start to survey the landscape again.

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4 years ago

iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT

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iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT

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4 years ago

Closing in on 100,000 Apps, is iPhone All About Quantity or Quality?

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Closing in on 100,000 Apps, is iPhone All About Quantity or Quality?

The internets are a rocking with posts about the iPhone's App Store unofficially hitting 100,000 apps, but while we wait for official word from Steve Jobs, the blogsphere is also debating the important of the sheer quantity of those apps, and whether that's more important that quality.

It isn't.

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4 years ago

iGrip Custom Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount Reality Review

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iGrip Custom Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount Reality Review

In these tumultuous times you need some sort of protector; the kind that will prevent your iPhone from flying off the seat to who knows where. What kind of protector is here to save the day? The iGrip cigarette lighter mount of course! [$19.95 - TiPb store link]

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