Apple has made Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 available for both OS X 10.5 Leopard and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users eager to add the new multi-touch Magic Mouse to their existing system -- when they become available. That's right, outside of buying one of the brand new iMacs Apple released last week (which include the mouse and the update), you won't find hide nor hair of the new Magic Mouse either at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store. They're still pending.
While Apple made a Windows version of iTunes years ago, they still haven't seen fit to roll out any official syncing solution for our Linx friends. That leaves unofficial solutions, which according to Marcan's Abort, Retry, Hack? blog, are finally on their way:
Google has just posted the above video tour of Android 2.0 Eclair, but does it look as yummy to you as its namesake? Android Central has already dished the specs, but it's nice to see them in motion and all official.
Apple SVP of Marketing, Phil Schiller mentioned to Gizmodo's Brian Lam that, with last week's offerings, Apple's holiday product lineup was now complete. Translation: stop watching the Apple Online Store for down'age, take Tuesdays off, and cancel the campouts -- no more new Apple products this year. No iTablet, no iPod touch with camera, no red flipping iPhones.
Apple has come to an agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) in which they will spend 4 million dollars to renovate the run-down Red Line subway station on North and Clybourn in the city. This particular site just so happens to be across the street from the future Apple retail store on Halsted Street.
In return for the renovations, Apple is receiving first dibs on naming rights, first crack at advertising rights within the station, and a free long-term lease on an unused bus lane that is between the subway station and the Apple store that will be turned into a landscaped public park. All of this should be taking place no later than September 30th of 2010.
Metallica and iPhone apps seem to be pretty popular as of late. First they released Live Metallica and now Tap Tap Revenge Metallica has just been released into the App Store. [$4.99 - iTunes Link] For your money you get the following 10 tracks:
enjoy fast, direct access to accurate, up-to-date space mission content from a wide range of U.S. Space Agency sources – all in one easy-to-use mobile platform. [...] Receive and share dynamic NASA mission updates, out-of-this-world images, and intriguing video links. Follow the path and progress of space exploration in real time while tracking the global orbits of your favorite spacecraft, all in the palm of your hand.
When Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone in 2007, Apple famously set their goal at selling 10 million units in 2008. They hit that goal in October. Now, in 2009, is it possible to imagine Apple selling that many iPhones in just one quarter?
Long anticipated, longer rumored, the iPhone is finally set to hit UK's Orange network this November 10. Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U are both expected to offer the Orange version of the Apple iPhone, though no word yet on pricing (they're looking to "add value" rather than "reduce cost").
With O2 exclusivity ended (but the iPhone still for sale on their network), Vodafone ramping up soon as well, and rumors of 3 next year as well, so UK iPhone lovers will have what US readers still lack -- a huge amount of carrier choice.
According to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon wants the iPhone, but Apple isn't offering it yet. More precisely:
“This is a decision that is exclusively in Apple’s court. We obviously would be interested at any point in the future they thought it would make sense for them to have us as a partner. And so we will leave it with them on that score.”