Monday: April 5, 2010
- Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.
A jailbreak was virtually expected following the iPad's launch, but the rapid discovery has shown that the iPhone 3.2 firmware used on the device hasn't patched all of the security holes that were present in the 3.1.3 code.
Thursday: April 1, 2010
- Walt Mossberg's review of the Apple iPad now online.
It's qualitatively different, a whole new type of computer that, through a simple interface, can run more-sophisticated, PC-like software than a phone does, and whose large screen allows much more functionality when compared with a phone's.
Tuesday: March 30, 2010
- Rumors swirling that there may be an iPhone for Verizon on the horizon.
The Taiwan firm, Pegatron, will begin shipping the phones from next year, said the source close to Pegatron, who declined to be named as the plans were not yet public. The source could not confirm if the products would be for Verizon's network.
- Apple posts several guided tour videos for the soon to be released iPad.
Want to know just whats it like to read a e-book on the new iPad? Want to know how you'll be checking your email? Apple now has eleven videos online that demo pretty much everything you need to know and they show off a great deal of the interface and overall aesthetic of the device.
Friday: March 26, 2010
- The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.
Always dreamed of experiencing the thrill of reading Huck Finn on a certain magical unreleased tablet-type product? This news should make you quite happy. At least there won't be a shortage of stuff to read.
Monday: March 22, 2010
- Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.
Yes, you may be getting your iSocial on in the near future thanks to this little patent that Apple has put forth specifically for the iPhone. Behind the scenes your iPhone passes tokens around to correspond with users in your immediate vicinity and let's you connect with them (either digitally or realistically).
Thursday: March 18, 2010
- Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.
Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that. The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks.
Monday: March 15, 2010
- This time around Apple says if your iPad battery fails, you get a brand new iPad.
Sure, it's a minor inconvenience when the battery in your Apple device won't hold a charge but in this case at least you'll be getting an entirely new device when and if it actually fails. The swap will set you back $99 bucks (plus shipping).
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.
This should be pretty easy to figure out especially if you happened to be an early iPhone adopter (such as myself) from way back in 2007. One would conclude that Apple y wouldn't repeat the same mistake although it was nice quite nice to get some free Apple money.
Monday: March 8, 2010
- New iPad commercial accidentally reveals some book pricing information.
It's easy to miss just by viewing the ad but the folks over at The Unofficial Apple Blog have spotted a frame of the commercial that indeed shows off some pricing. So, want to know what you'll be paying for books on the iPad? Probably around $12-$14 bucks a pop.
- Steam distribution service for gaming officially coming to the Mac platform.
After some very well placed teasers last week, Valve has predictably pulled the curtain bac k on Steam for Mac gamers. Aside from the distribution platform, there will also be Mac-native versions of several their popular games coming in the very near future (next month) as well.
Friday: March 5, 2010
- Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.
Ok, so maybe there won't be as much of a demand as there was for the iPhone to warrant people camping days before the actual release but one can never tell. I'll stop by the great glass cube on Fifth that day and let you know.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Apple would like you to know that they've hit the ten billionth download.
The downloader of said billionth song is the lucky recipient of a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Try not to spend it all one place (gift card is also good for app store purchases as well).
Wednesday: February 24, 2010
- Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.
Along with the references to camera in the code, others have even discovered GUI elements that reference it as well. Perhaps there are still some suprises in store for the iPad or maybe this is just for future-proofing version two.
Monday: February 22, 2010
- Yes, you too can own a piece of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store's staircase on eBay.
This broken glass stair will set you back just $2,500 (if you use the BUY IT NOW option on eBay's website) otherwise you are left to toil with the other bidders - of which there are none at the time of posting this.