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Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.Five smart playlists to help you manage your iTunes library.

Some good suggestions from the folks at TUAW for making the most out of of your iTunes library utilizing smart playlists. Here's an additional one from yours truly: One Play Wonders - rating is in the range of 3 stars to 5 stars while the play count is just 1. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:54 PM | Tags (8) | apple | itunes | library | management | playlists | queries | smart | songs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.Twelve things you need to know about the recently released Apple TV 3.0.

Everything you really need to know about Apple's expensive music store / television gateway device. Hey, have you downloaded one of those fancy new iTunes LPs yet? Apparently they work great on this little device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | apple | gizmodo | hd | lp | media | movies | music | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.

AppleInsider managed to get some details regarding the dimensions of said fabled table device as well. The device was described as a larger iPhone, 'small enough to carry in a handbag but too big to fit in a pocket.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (12) | apple | australia | books | device | dimensions | movies | newspapers | pitch | pocket | rumors | size | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

Apple reports that they just had the most profitable quarter ever.Apple reports that they just had the most profitable quarter ever.

This company is so innovative that they actually figured out a way to beat the economy. Kudos. Hey, why aren't you buying a laptop at this very minute? Get thee to the nearest Apple store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:53 AM | Tags (6) | conference | earnings | profits | quarter | recession | record |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.

Say goodbye to all of those cute (and free) 'lite' apps and hello to a constant bombardment of 'BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW! BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW!'. Great, just great.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | apple | apps | free | in-app | iphone | ipodtouch | lite | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.

This wouldn't be the first time Apple awoke sleeping hardware functionality from its mobile products.  Apple sometimes chooses to leave hardware features dormant in their products until they feel the time is right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:53 AM | Tags (8) | apple | fm | radio | functionality | capability | 9to5 | sleeper | dormant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.

The update also resolves an issue that could interrupt the cell network until the phone is restarted. A bug that caused a crash during video streaming has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | software | update | bugs | fixes | crashes | network | streaming | sleep | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Fabled Apple tablet might be a reality first quarter of 2010.Fabled Apple tablet might be a reality first quarter of 2010.

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the manufacturing partner for an upcoming tablet PC device from Apple, according to market sources.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:15 PM | Tags (7) | apple | digitimes | foxconn | production | release | rumors | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirty-five Mac applications to improve your browsing experience.Thirty-five Mac applications to improve your browsing experience.

A good list of plugins and various programs for your beloved Mac that you may not have previously known about. I'm curious to try some of these out, especially the apps listed under the 'taking a break' section.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (7) | apple | apps | appstorm | browsing | experience | firefox | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.The glorious unboxing of an Apple job offer.

Yes folks, even Apple job offers are worthy of an unboxing post. The little touches that Apple decided to include with the overall package are quite cute (especially the 'Ah, paperwork' opener).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:15 PM | Tags (5) | apple | job | nerdy | offer | unbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 140 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe to put Flash on the iPhone application by application.Adobe to put Flash on the iPhone application by application.

The upcoming version of Flash Professional CS5 (still in beta) will let you build very own Flash applications made ready specifically for the iPhone. Time to brush up on my ActionScript. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:36 AM | Tags (7) | adobe | apps | appstore | cs5 | flash | iphone | ipodtouch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.

Smartphone users will soon be rid of 'Flash Lite' in favor of a full blown version capable of HD streaming. The article mentions Apple's unavailability twice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | adobe | flash | apple | mobile | iphone | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

The Apple tablet may make use of both of your hands for touch input.The Apple tablet may make use of both of your hands for touch input.

The described system in the patent application would individually detect all ten fingers and separate palms on a person's hand, giving the ability to type, write, draw and interact with a device large enough to support multiple hands.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:48 AM | Tags (9) | apple | hands | input | insider | multiple | multitouch | patent | rumors | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.Apple's tablet device might turn out quite well for the print industry.

The possible distribution model would involve a DRM’ed “one-time-use” book, which could spell out to lots of money for publishers while reducing pricing of e-books for consumers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:37 AM | Tags (9) | apple | tablet | print | industry | wired | gizmodo | drm | publishers | distribution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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