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: March 4, 2010
- Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.
Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.
- Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.
There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.
Buying either game will set you back just nine bucks a piece which isn't so bad when you consider what the Nintendo DS versions of these games are going for. A lot can be said for being able to use tactile buttons though.
- 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).
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.
- Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.
Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.
Tuesday: February 16, 2010
- Mobile firms get together create viable competitor to Apple's app store.
Not one, not two, not three, but twenty-four mobile providers will take part in this effort to kill off Apple's dominance in this arena. It kind of reminds of when the Destructicons would band together to form Devastator. The problem here is that the Autobots usually had Omega Supreme waiting in the wings.
- 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.