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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


Monday: October 19, 2009

Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.

The folks behind Wolfram|Alpha would like you to know that this application is a great day-to-day replacement calculator. Uh, no thanks, I'll just stick with your free website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | app | apple | application | iphone | overpriced | pricey | wolfram |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.

Smashing Magazine takes an in-depth look at successful (and perhaps the not so successful) design trends and patterns of the mobile sensation that is iPhone. Big pretty buttons, don't fail me now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 2:56 PM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | design | trends | patterns | smashing | buttons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Thursday: October 8, 2009

IGN leaks out news that Rock Band is heading over to the iPhone.IGN leaks out news that Rock Band is heading over to the iPhone.

IGN has apparently gotten some hands-on time with it as well. Anybody remember Phase for the original iPod?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:52 AM | Tags (7) | apple | gaming | harmonix | iphone | phase | rockband | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 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


AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.AT&T decides to allow VoIP on the iPhone 3G.

The general thought has been that AT&T didn’t want always-available VoIP because it would eat into its core business as a telephone company. The well known 3G congestion on AT&T’s network has also been suspected. This has all been upturned, for voice communications at least.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | att | apple | iphone | 3g | voip | skype | vonage | googlevoice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 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


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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