Monday: January 4, 2010
- Ten technologies that will somehow manage to rock 2010.
This covers all the bases that you've probably heard about somehow. For example, the soon-to-be-released-not-so-fabled-after-all Apple tablet, the perils of net neutrality, the hazy goodness of cloud computing, and mind altering views that you can see with some augmented reality. Woohoo.
Tuesday: December 29, 2009
- Verizon would like you to know they think slate computers will be all the rage in 2010.
Gee, this wouldn't have anything to do with a certain company coming out with a certain product that may or may not be tablet-related does it? Maybe this is a clue that Verizon will have something to do with the impending iSlate? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.
Monday: December 28, 2009
- Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.
According to DigiTimes, Foxconn's panel-making subsidiary Innolux will serve as the primary supplier of 10-inch panels for the forthcoming multi-touch device while Wintek -- Apple's primary iPhone display panel purveyor -- will be tasked with filling many of the remaining orders.
Thursday: December 24, 2009
- Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.
According to MacRumors, Steve Jobs is quite happy with how the device turned out. There's also that little rumor going around about a media event at the end of January in which Apple has asked certain developers to convert their apps to 'full-screen' use.
Wednesday: December 16, 2009
- A collection of the most popular free Mac downloads of 2009.
Some interesting bits of free software to try out if you haven't already. I still haven't gotten around to testing out Google Chrome on the beloved Mac. I'll be giving that a whirl today. Also, it's a shame that Magnifique doesn't work with Snow Leopard - would've liked to try that one out as well.
- You can now use Bing on your beloved iPhone via their brand new app.
For some time Microsoft has tried to muscle onto the iPhone. In August Microsoft app developers made it possible for third-party iPhone app developers to integrate Bing into their offerings by providing a software developers kit (SDK).
Friday: December 11, 2009
- Apple offers up a free holiday sampler in the iTunes Store just for you.
'Sampler' in my opinion, is the wrong word in this case as Apple is essentially giving away TWENTY tracks of free holiday music. Head on over to iTunes and snatch this up while it's still available. You'll get to hear Weezer do a rocking rendition of 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'.
- A list of Lifehacker's most popular tutorials of 2009.
An extensive list of tutorials that covers step-by-step guides on everything from installed homebrew on the Wii (without the need of Twilight Princess) all the way over to building your very own computer from scratch. Good luck.
- The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.
Here I thought WSJ was providing methods in which to actually build an iPhone apps and not advice on how to BUILD UP an iPhone app. A couple of extra words in the headline may have fixed that mixup for me, WSJ. Cough.
Thursday: December 10, 2009
- Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.
It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.
Wednesday: December 9, 2009
- Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.
According to today's batch of recently leaked information the fabled tablet is due to arrive next Spring. It will have a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen thus making it mostly similar to what can only be described as a really big iPhone. Woo.
- Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.
Google has also pulled the curtain back on an extensions library (which is still in beta) but currently they only work for Windows and Linux versions of Chrome. I'll still give this browser a whirl on the Mac for giggles.
Monday: December 7, 2009
- The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.
You will be shocked to know that Apple holds two positiions for two different products on this list. Can you guess which two products those are? If you said Mighty Mouse, please go back to your corner.
- Apple decides to acquire Lala, a streaming media service.
I have a strange feeling that the 'Genius' functionality in recent copies of iTunes are due for an upgrade thanks to this brand new acquisition. Just a hunch.
Tuesday: December 1, 2009
- The top eleven imaginary features of the imaginary Apple Tablet.
9. The startup sound has the ability to tame unicorns and capture leprechauns. My other personal fav: 6. Does not even have a battery to remove. Powered only by your awesomeness.