Friday, October 30, 2009

Updated Apple Store

Apple has brought back the store, and with it, they bring some new, unannounced additions:

  • White plastic MacBook. Redesigned, starting at $999
  • iMac with an incredible new display
  • Mac Mini with more memory and a faster processor
  • Magic Mouse – “The world’s first multi-touch mouse”

Pictures and link are after the break.

UPDATE: There is also a new redesigned Apple Remote, and updated Time Capsule and Airport Extreme stations. (As predicted – Also after the break!)

Click the images for a link to the website.



Mac Mini:

Magic Mouse:

New Apple Remote:

Apple Remote

Links for:

Updated Time Capsule (Faster Auto backup, and simultaneous Dual Band)

Updated Airport Extreme

Metallica Revenge Released

Tapulous has recently released a new special edition Tap Tap Revenge, this tapulous is showing its metal side. Metallica Revenge has an added tapper bar, making up 4 tapper bars in regular play, in extreme mode and boss levels you rotate the device sideways for 5 tapper bars.

iTunes link HERE

iTunes 9.0.2 Released

iTunes 9.0.2 was released several days ago, it included several changes and updates. One of them is an option to change the background color to black, for those of us who can't stand the bright white.

iTunes 9 comes with many new features and improvements, including:

• An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.

• iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.

• iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more – available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.

• Home Sharing helps you manage your family’s iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.

• Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.

• iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.

• iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.

• Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).

• iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

[Reader Article] Cool Use For an Old Flash Drive

Co Cool Use For Old Flash Drives

Don't throw your old USB flash drive away. Instead, you can use an old flash drive to prevent your laptop from being stolen. Here is how.

1. Install free software on your laptop. (free for personal use)
2. Fasten a neck strap to your old USB flash drive.
3. Fasten the other end of the strap to a table.
4. Plug in the USB flash drive into a USB port of a laptop.

5. Lock the laptop by pressing the Windows logo key and L key together.

When a thief removes the laptop from the table, the USB flash drive will be disconnected from the laptop and then a loud siren sound will be emitted. (See photos: In addition to sounding an alarm, the software sends an alert to your mobile phone. This tip is also useful if you worry about identity theft. The free software destroys data in case of laptop theft.

This was a reader submitted article by James Lee

Friday, October 2, 2009

Apple Tablet: Two hand multi touch

Talk today is of the latest patent application made by Apple for a ‘multi-touch contact motion extraction‘ system where two hands and ten fingers can be used on screen simultaneously to type and make gestures.

Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.

It’s suggested the Apple Tablet won’t appear until ‘early 2010′. So start saving now as I doubt it will come cheap!

Via: AppleInsider


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