Friday: February 19, 2010
- Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?
...a source of 'security holes.' He also referred to Flash as dying technology, likening not supporting Flash on the iPad to Apple dropping support for floppy drives, ditching legacy data ports, and replacing CCFL backlighting with LEDs.
Thursday: February 18, 2010
- New Apple products might be arriving tomorrow according to Best Buy inventory systems.
Dear Apple, please release an updated version of the MacBook Pro so I can eagerly give you my hard-earned cash to replace my aging plastic (cracking along the edges I might add) regular MacBook.
Tuesday: February 16, 2010
- Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.
Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.
Friday: February 12, 2010
- Apple holding countdown contest for ten billionth iTunes song download.
The winner of the countdown--the person that downloads the 10 billionth song--will win a $10,000 gift card. You can download any song from iTunes and be eligible for the prize, the company said.
Wednesday: February 10, 2010
- Apple pulls the curtain back on new version of Aperture.
So yesterday's big update was the unveiling of the new version of Aperture rather than new MacBook Pros. New version of said includes Faces, Places and Brushes. Faces and Places will be quite familiar to iPhoto '09 users. Joy.
Tuesday: February 9, 2010
- Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.
This news comes after a Best Buy employee snapped a pic of their inventory screen with old models no longer being available for order. Oh, and the Apple Store is also down this morning. Coincidence? Eh, who knows.
Wednesday: February 3, 2010
- New Apple patent may bring touch sensitive bezels to future iPads.
I actually am quite addicted to using hot corners functionality on my beloved copy of Mac OS X for various tasks. This seems like it would be an absolute perfect fit for the iPad's overly thick bezel.
Friday: January 29, 2010
- Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.
The lack of Flash support for the iPad - and, for that matter, for the iPhone and iPod touch as well - is Apple's doing, not Adobe's. Adobe, for its part, has been eager to get Flash onto Apple's handhelds for quite some time.
- Nintendo President not impressed with the new iPad at all.
Satoru Iwata would have liked more 'surprises' from Apple in regards to their latest product. Also, he doesn't think that 3D video gaming (a la Avatar) will ever catch on. Now go buy a Nintendo DS.
- Netflix streaming won't be coming to the iPad anytime soon says CEO.
If you want to watch Netflix via InstantWatch you are better off doing so on your large screen than your soon-to-be acquired small screen. Or you could just buy/rent movies through the iTunes Store, but who does that really?
- Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.
Don't worry, I'm sure all of these issues will be resolved by the next revision of the iPad. FYI, you may be seeing more iPad stories on GeekLikeMe as I have been out of touch for the past few days and sort of missed iPad mania.
Tuesday: January 26, 2010
- The top eleven unlikely features of the Apple Tablet.
Given the amount of secrecy around this product one of these unlikely features may actually turn out to be true. Alright, all things considered it won't probably won't turn into a robot ...or will it?
Monday: January 25, 2010
- Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.
At tomorrow's Apple media event you will probably see the unveiling of a tablet-like device of some kind, most likely a tablet. That's just my guess. I'm not an authority on the subject by any means.
Tuesday: January 19, 2010
- Apple sends out invites for press event scheduled for January 27th.
The text on the colorful invite simply says 'come see our latest creation'. Most of the major news sites (especially Fox News who claims they have a confirmation from an inside source) are convinced that the we will finally get a glimpse of the non-fabled tablet in the very near future.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.
A sales promotion for Intel retailers offers a chance to win a MacBook Pro featuring a Core i5 processor during the month of January, though such a machine does not currently exist in Apple's lineup.