03/18/2010, Details on Apple’s iGroups patent have surfaced, thanks to the patent filing submitted. iGroups seems to be a new social networking application that allows members of a group attending an event to keep in touch using a variety of methods such as GPS coordinates and tokens to exchange encrypted information. Could the iGroups be the reason that Apple doesn’t want to see Google’s Latitude application on the iPhone? Patent filing.
03/18/2010, iPhone developers will want to take note that Apple has released the iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 5 Build 10M2148. It’s still a beta version, so you’ll probably want to tread cautiously, just in case. And if you’re running an older version of Apple’s OS X, you’ll need to make sure you’re running at least OS X 10.6.2 or later.
03/17/2010, Another day, another dock for the iPod and iPhone family – this time round we have DICE Electronics to thank for their G2 Cradle. Meant to see action in a vehicle, the G2 will boast a pass-through Dock Connector port which hooks up the cradle to a car integration kit, charger, or rear-seat entertainment system. Coming in a black and brushed aluminum design, you get half a dozen interchangeable cradles […]
03/17/2010, The Kindle app for Mac OS X 10.5 and above is finally available without calling for a glitzy press conference, where this free application weighs in at 22MB. Most folks have been looking out for it since its announcement last October, when the iPad was but vaporware at that point in time. With this app, you can download Kindle books that are under your possession, reading them at your own […]
03/17/2010, [SXSW] Yesterday at SXSW, Paypal launched its new version of the Send Money application for the iPhone. Paypal allows users to send money securely to others around the world (190 countries, 24 currencies), without the hassle of bank wire transfers procedures. Paypal launched its first mobile version for the mobile web in 2006, Paypal for iPhone was launched with the Apple app store in July 2008 and today the new […]
03/17/2010, In a rather bizarre move, it seems that Microsoft has removed the Bing iPhone app from all of Apple’s App Stores aside from the US App Store. Apparently the Bing iPhone app was only meant for the US market, but the company accidentally made it available to the international App Stores. It’s not entirely clear why Microsoft doesn’t want the Bing app on international App Stores, or why it took […]
03/17/2010, Folks who have taken an interest in Apple’s iWork.com beta will love to know that Apple has introduced some updates and new features for the site. Most notably, users are now able to create a public link, allowing them to share documents with large groups or on websites such as social networks. Gone is the need to set a password or send an invitation. Users are also now able to […]
03/17/2010, Who do you think came up with the i-Got-Control device? Why, the i-Got-it Corp. of course! The i-Got-Control is a nifty little accessory for your iPhone that can be controlled by the i-Got-Control app via the App Store. i-Got-Control features an industry-leading database of over 40,000 IR codes for various consumer electronic devices worldwide, and even if you can’t find your device in the list, it sports a user friendly […]
03/17/2010, Could this be an accidental leak by the Australian Apple online store? An eagle-eyed reader noticed that there were new Apple ads on the Australian tech site PC Authority showing higher prices for the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro. The Australian Apple online store lists said items at A$1999, A$1599 and A$3599 respectively, but the ads sighted showed starting prices of A$2399, A$1899, and A$4499 respectively. If you […]
03/17/2010, The winner of the 2010 CES Innovations and Design award, the iLuv iMM190 App Station, is now available for $89.99. If you’re wondering what this is, it’s an iPhone and iPod speaker dock that allows you to dock an iPhone or iPod touch in a vertical or horizontal position for watching movies, listening to music, as well as charging your iPhone at the same time. The thing that sets it […]
03/16/2010, Western Digital has the hearts and minds of Mac users worldwide with their latest My Passport SE portable USB hard drive which comes in 750GB and 1TB capacities, available through Western Digital’s online store. Compatible with the Apple Time Machine software, these USB-powered drives save you the hassle of toting around another power adapter while you’re on the go, while 256-bit hardware encryption with password protection provides another level of […]
03/16/2010, While it seems that the previous “built-in projector for the iPad” rumor didn’t become reality, it’s still worth noting that Apple has been granted a patent for a projector related application. In the patent filing, it’s stated that a projector could not only be fit into an iPhone or MacBook, but also other devices such as an Airport Express. Such a product would be able to function as a router, […]
03/16/2010, While it seems that Apple’s iPad may not experience the shipping delays that were previously rumored, but that same can’t be said for the accessories. Items such as the iPad case have been moved from April 3rd to mid-April, and now the iPad Keyboard Dock has also been pushed back to May. To make matters worse, the iPad Camera Kit isn’t anywhere to be found in Apple’s online store, so […]
03/15/2010, It seems like the folks over in Japan have really embraced the fun of augmented reality (AR), and the Crimsonfox project just serves to further solidify that belief. Crimsonfox is an AR scavenger hunt game that took place in Tokyo, Japan. Users would use the special AR app (which is only available in the Japanese App Store) on their iPhones to participate in the mass player game in the central […]