Saturday, June 30, 2007

iPhone first hands-on video in HD!

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It's over on Engadget classic, check it out!

 

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The crystal Jesusphone

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iPhone stock update: go get 'em

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iPhone activations hosed until morning?

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We've been hearing scattered reports some that newly-christened iPhone owners are having a heck of a time finalizing the activation process in iTunes. That sucks for a couple reasons: first, these puppies are darned near useless without being activated, and second, it seems the procedure is hanging after the point at which existing customers' current SIMs are deactivated. So yeah, long story short, there's a few people out there left phoneless while AT&T gets its act together, which it's been said may not be until morning. Burnin' the midnight oil over there, O Masters of Activation?

&n bsp;

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Apple iPhone vs LG Prada: separated at birth? (part 2)

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Thousands of tech faithful snap up first iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans flocked to stores on Friday to be the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music-playing and Web-browsing device expected to shake up the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Internet News ]

Thousands of tech faithful snap up first iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans flocked to stores on Friday to be the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music-playing and Web-browsing device expected to shake up the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

Thousands of tech faithful buy first iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans flocked to stores on Friday to be the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music-playing and Web-browsing device expected to shake up the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Internet News ]

iPhone delays of 2-4wks for online orders

Apple has added the iPhone to its online storefront, listing the 4GB model for $499 and the 8GB model for $599 as previously announced. Customers eager to get their hands on the devices will have to wait, however, as the Cupertino-based company has posted an expected 2-4 week wait for online orders to arrive and also noted that iPhone orders limite... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Thousands of tech faithful buy first iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans flocked to stores on Friday to be the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music-playing and Web-browsing device expected to shake up the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

Special Report: iPhone Sales

Apple stores may be a better bet than ATT stores for scoring a new, 8GB iPhone. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

iPhone now available on-line: still 2 per person limit

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iPhone now available on-line: still 2 per person limit

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It's here, so we're not complaining... but a 2 - 4 week delivery time? Best giddy up.

 

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SIM card swappin' and the early snap of iPhonation

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iphone sim card swappableSo maybe, contrary to previous reports, you will be able to swap out that SIM card on your iPhone. Although, with all things Apple, they would prefer you only use what they give you. The official word is "Other SIM cards may not work." Most AT&T cards will probably work.

In other news:
For a quick peek backwards of only a few hours ago, check out

Hey, where are those pics? Anyway, that was all within the first hour of sales. We can't wait to see Linux running on this thing, or at least iPhone Doom.
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Thousands of tech faithful buy iPhones at launch

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans made an orderly pilgrimage to stores on Friday to be among the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music- and video-playing device expected to reshape the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

Thousands of tech faithful buy iPhones at launch

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. gadget fans made an orderly pilgrimage to stores on Friday to be among the first buyers of Apple's iPhone, a music- and video-playing device expected to reshape the mobile industry. [ Full story from Reuters: Internet News ]

Apple issues five iPhone tech notes

Apple has issued five separate notes detailing known issues with its iPhone, as well as some instructional material on using the device. One note explains a potential problem where users are unable to send mail when using an email provider other than Yahoo Mail, Gmail, .Mac, or AOL. A second note covers users experiencing iPhones that aren't recogn... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Giveaway: have an iPhone on us!

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iPhone splayed for your pleasure

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Apple Store goes offline until 6pm PDT

Apple Store has gone offline for iPhone launch... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple posts iPhone User Guide, tech notes

Those without the iPhone still have the opportunity to learn every last detail of the device's functions and support through Apple's official documentation. The complete, 118-page user manual for the iPhone is now available online as a PDF. The... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

iPhone User Guide Posted

Apple has posted a PDF of the iPhone User's Guide.

... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

Apple's iPhone launch draws long lines, optimistic forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- For the iPhone, D-Day arrived at long last. [ Full story from MarketWatch.com - Top Stories ]

Microsoft working feverishly on answer to iPhone?

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You've already seen bits and pieces of this morning's Today Show, but another segment in the broadcast managed to grab a trip inside Microsoft's Mobile Design Lab where engineers and "audio geeks" look to be hard at work as they try to "redefine cool." Notably, the video fails to show any undercover shots of prototype mobiles that Microsoft may have up its sleeve, and it seemed that this "sneak peek" was intentionally devoid of innovation (secrets we can't know about?). Nevertheless, we do get a chance to see dedicated ringtone makers, and while it's already understood, any future mobiles coming out of Redmond will reportedly attempt to cram "as much of your PC into your cellphone as possible." Best of all, however, is the aptly-dubbed isolation room, which left the interviewer grumbling over how tough it was to peck out an email on the tiny keys of his smartphone. And whether you want to believe it or not, Robbie Bach was seen stating that the iPhone "doesn't change Microsoft's strategy nor its approach."

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iPhone launch draws gadget geeks, hired help

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kristian Gundersen flew from Norway to New York to be among the first people to buy Apple's media-playing iPhone. He described the day as one of the best of his life. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

Engadget's first iPhone unboxing!

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Wow, six months since the announcement and the moment has finally arrived! Check it out!

 

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iPhone Take Apart

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As often happens with new and fantastic technology products with a lot of hype associated with them get released, someone immediately wants to take them apart to see what's inside. Such is the case at iFixit where they have begun the disassembly process on a new iPhone.

So, if you're curious not only about what the device looks like on the outside, you can also get a peek underneath the shiny, candy-coated exterior as well and see the inside. However, if you happen to be a bit squeamish about photos of disassembled devices costing over six hundred bucks, you may not want to look.

thanks for the tip kristen
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Apple faithful queue for iPhone

· Dozens camp out to be first in line for iPhone· Stakes could not be higher for computer giant [ Full story from Guardian Unlimited ]

iPhone buyers voice their feelings

iPhone buyers are voicing their feelings and opinions after purchasing the devices as they triumphantly leave with their desired hardware. Apple's iPhone hit store shelves today at 6:00 p.m. ET, which resulted in cheers erupting from at least one AT&T retail outlet located on Wall Street. iPhone buyers across the country are speaking about their pu... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Video: interview with Steve Wozniak!

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Boom!

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Microsoft working feverishly on answer to iPhone?

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You've already seen bits and pieces of this morning's Today Show, but another segment in the broadcast managed to grab a trip inside Microsoft's Mobile Design Lab where engineers and "audio geeks" look to be hard at work as they try to "redefine cool." Notably, the video fails to show any undercover shots of prototype mobiles that Microsoft may have up its sleeve, and it seemed that this "sneak peek" was intentionally devoid of innovation. Nevertheless, we do get a chance to see dedicated ringtone makers, and while it's already understood, any future mobiles coming out of Redmond will reportedly attempt to cram "as much of your PC into your cellphone as possible." Best of all, however, is the aptly-dubbed isolation room, which left the interviewer grumbling over how tough it was to peck out an email on the tiny keys of his smartphone. And whether you want to believe it or not, Robbie Bach was seen stating that the iPhone "doesn't change Microsoft's strategy nor its approach."

 

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Apple iPhone launch draws gadget geeks, hired help

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Albert Livingstone's wife thinks he is crazy for lining up overnight in Chicago to be among the first on Friday to buy Apple's much-hyped iPhone. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

First iPhone unboxing video!

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Eager customers snap up iPhones

Apple co-founder joins throngs in Calif. as technophiles converge on stores

News flash: The wait is over.

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First Look: Five fast iPhone impressions

Shawn King of Your Mac Life got to use the iPhone this past week. As the mobile phone ships, he shares some first thoughts on the iPhone's features.

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iPhones going to "preorders" at some AT&T stores?

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Despite the fact that preorders weren't accepted for the iPhone -- at least not in any official capacity -- we've been tipped that at least one possibly unscrupulous AT&T location in Little Rock, Arkansas has told campers that they've already sold out of units. So if there wasn't any preorder, where'd they go? To Premier customers who... um, preordered, allegedly. Folks in line were informed that they were more than welcome to come back this evening and pay for the unit they can't have, at which point they'd be shipped out next week. Something smell fishy here?

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iPhones going to "preorders" at some AT&T stores?

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Despite the fact that preorders weren't accepted for the iPhone -- at least not in any official capacity -- we've been tipped that at least one possibly unscrupulous AT&T location in Little Rock, Arkansas has told campers that they've already sold out of units. So if there wasn't any preorder, where'd they go? To Premier customers who... um, preordered, allegedly. Folks in line were informed that they were more than welcome to come back this evening and pay for the unit they can't have, at which point they'd be shipped out next week. Something smell fishy here?

[Thanks, Kev]

 

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iPhoneHints.com

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It is 6pm (on the East Coast) so you should have your iPhone now (there wasn't a big wait, right?). The question is, what the heck CAN you do with it? Sure, you can make a phone call or two (and even conference people in. Sweet.). You can pick up the iPhone missing manual in August, or you can head on over to iPhoneHints right now and learn some tips and tricks. There isn't much there right now, but soon that will all change I am sure.
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Apple's iPhone debut draws long lines, optimistic forecasts

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- For the iPhone, D-Day has arrived at long last. [ Full story from MarketWatch.com - Top Stories ]

RIM Shares Soar on Outlook, Unfazed by iPhone

Shares of Research In Motion jumped 20 percent as analysts showered the BlackBerry maker with praise in the wake of strong results and a forecast that appeared unfazed by the impending launch of Apple's iPhone. [ Full story from eWEEK Wireless ]

Creative Notes: Finding a mouse for the creative Mac Pro

Jim Dempsey shares his pain as he tries to find the right input device for his Mac Pro.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

iPhone: MS Exchange update, Amazon plugin

In brief: MacNN has reviewed the Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick, Microsoft has released an update to its Exchange 2007 software that likely fixes issues which could have prevented Apple's iPhone from receiving mail from Exchange Server 2007, Mercury Software has debuted nine iTabi iPhone cases, and Karelia Software has released the beta version of it... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

RIM Shares Soar on Outlook, Unfazed by iPhone

Shares of Research In Motion jumped 20 percent as analysts showered the BlackBerry maker with praise in the wake of strong results and a forecast that appeared unfazed by the impending launch of Apple's iPhone. [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]

Apple: MacBook Pro Update

"This update provides important bug fixes and is recommended for all 2.2/2.4GHz MacBook Pro models." [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Apple: iTunes 7.3

iPhone support but also possible problems... [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Podcast: The tech world waits for Apple

AMD cranks up its super chip, a cautionary tale for online daters, and rumor has it Apple's got a new product coming. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Verizon issues "iWhatever" memo to staff

The iPhone is purely a reactionary device meant to keep AT&T on par, Verizon's operations chief Jack Plating said today in a note sent to many of the company's employees. Attempting to inject the message with humor with an "iWhatever" headline, the executive said that carrying Apple's device was only an attempt to "stay competive" with Verizon, wh... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

BMW iPhone integration; Woz in line; Fox News mic jacking

BMW plans to be the first automaker to offer a custom iPhone integrated solution within its automobiles. Meanwhile, Woz politely declines Steve Jobs' offer for an iPhone and is instead waiting amongst the masses. And, uh oh -- we have our first TV re... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Music Industry Hopes for, Yet Fears, iPhone Effect

The music industry hopes mobile phones will help turn around weak music sales, but music executives privately fear the most obvious contender, the iPhone, may give too much clout to Apple, in shaping the future of the fledgling mobile music market. [ Full story from Ziff Davis CIO Insight Update ]

Apple pushes out iTunes 7.3

HandBrake gets some major press

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When your open-source project is the focus of a New York Times article, that's a big news day for you (at least it would be if not for those meddling kids in line to buy iPhones). Thursday's NYT article discussing the technical hurdles, legal haziness and other challenges to ripping DVDs for personal use leads off with the example of HandBrake dev lead Eric Petit ('titer') using his very own tool to convert a movie so it'll play on his PSP. The article goes on to mention VisualHub and VideoLan, and quickly dives into an acronym soup of MP4, OGG, AVI and more.

What I found most interesting about the story was what it failed to say about the software it featured so prominently: neither HandBrake nor VisualHub were described as Macintosh apps. VisualHub is of course Mac-only, and HandBrake has been historically a Mac tool (after beginning life on BeOS) before forking and unforking as MediaFork with a Windows version in the mix. It's pleasantly surprising to me that this sort of article can be platform-agnostic.
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Apple posts "Finger Tips"

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Apple loves them their videos: first the iPhone Guided Tour, then the Keyboard video, and now ten separate, easy-to-digest videos -- cleverly titled "Finger Tips" -- demonstrating various iPhone functions and offering some pointers to make good use of your new multi-touch monster. Tips include:

  1. Silence the ring.
  2. Delete a message.
  3. Create your favorites list.
  4. Assign a ringtone.
  5. More song controls.
  6. Browse in Cover Flow.
  7. Magnify to edit.
  8. Mail preferences.
  9. Set a passcode.
  10. Reset your iPhone
You can also watch all the Finger Tips in one video.

Thanks, Fraser Drew!
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Apple posts ‘Finger Tips’ iPhone videos

Apple has released new iPhone videos... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple's iPhone: Not A Disrupter ... Yet

In the long term, the device will reshape mobile telephony. But in the shorter term, don't expect upheaval. [ Full story from Forbes.com News ]

iPhone launch: Can it handle Exchange?

Canadians may not get Apple's new handset right away, which may give IT managers time to figure out how they'll make the devices work with corporate e-mail systems [ Full story from IT World Canada: Daily IT NewsWire ]

iPhone Under The Knife

Some folks in line today for Apple's new toy are bent on destruction. [ Full story from Forbes.com News ]

The pros and cons of iPhone security

Neel Mehta, a researcher with IBM's ISS X-Force, talks about the security issues that might face Apple's new smartphone

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Apple, Research In Motion, Palm, data in the spotlight

Top stories before the start of U.S. trading. [ Full story from MarketWatch.com - Top Stories ]

iTunes Japan: Friday Update

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Every week, the Japanese iTunes store updates later than the stores for the rest of the world. Because of this, the iTunes Single of the Week for Japan lags behind other countries. Sorry about taking so long this week to get around to posting this update. It's been iPhone crazy. Here (finally) is this week's offering.

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A method to the iPhone madness?

Love it or hate it, the frenzy around Apple's iPhone is forcing consumers to think about what they want from a mobile device. [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

A method to the iPhone madness?

Love it or hate it, the frenzy around Apple's iPhone is forcing consumers to think about what they want from a mobile device. [ Full story from ZDNet News - Front Door ]

Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick

Sometimes interesting products roll across the MacNN reviews desk. The Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick is one of them. This small portable product allows you to watch and record HD TV right onto your Mac... [ Full story from MacNN | Product Reviews ]

Review: Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick

Sometimes interesting products roll across the MacNN reviews desk. The Pinnacle TV for Mac HD Stick is one of them. This small portable product allows you to watch and record HD TV right onto your Macintosh. The product is similar in function to an Elgato Hybrid and uses their software. The Elgato Hybrid, for those keeping score at home, loo... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

More evidence of iPhone's Exchange support and RSS reader

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Joystiq Podcast 010 - Banhunt 2 edition (feat. Chris Remo from Shacknews)

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After a short delay, we're back with another installment of the Joystiq podcast, marking our first double digit show (about time!). This episode we're joined by Chris Remo, editor-in-chief of Shacknews, who tells us about his time spent with Valve's latest treats and sticks around to go over the rest of the week in gaming news, including Banhunt 2.

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Hosts: Christopher Grant, Ludwig Kietzmann

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Chris Remo from Shacknews

Music: "We Weren't Put Together" by David E. Sugar

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More evidence of iPhone's Exchange support and RSS reader

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The kids over at ThinkSecret have some exclusive pics of what they purport to be interface shots of the iPhone. In these, we clearly see an RSS view thanks to the reader.mac.com URL, a previously unseen SIM loading procedure (requiring a paperclip), and what appears to be an Exchange email configuration tab. TS says that the iPhone supports Microsoft Exchange servers and has likely licensed Microsoft's ActiveSync. The latter dealio we've heard before and is certainly making corporate IT departments a bit fidgety. After all, more than a few CEOs will be demanding integration of their new toys come Monday morning. Jobs himself responded to a USA Today question about the lack of corporate email support with, "You'll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks. We have some pilots going with companies with names you'll recognize. This won't be a big issue." The fact that most of these pictures still sport the old Cingular logo certainly doesn't give us much confidence for an "iDay" release.

 

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Soup shows how stalkers use the iPhone

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Big challenge looms before Apple: How to replace an icon

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- In the world of technology, the words "Apple" and "innovation" have become practically synonymous. In one area, however, the maker of personal computers and consumer electronic devices has shown an inability to think different. [ Full story from MarketWatch.com - Top Stories ]

AT&T's EDGE Network: Now Snappier?

One of the major criticisms of Apple's iPhone release is the use of AT&T's EDGE data network.

A common thread amongst the official reviews has been the slow speed of the EDGE Network:

- AT&TÂ's EDGE cellular network: "ex... [ Full story from MacRumors : Mac News and Rumors ]

Apple releases MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0

Apple today released MacBook Pro Software Update 1.0 which... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?

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AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?

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Mixed motives draw crowd to iPhone retail circus

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - No true fans of the coveted iPhone could be found standing in line outside Apple's flagship store here a full day before the gadgets go on sale. There were just exploiters, exploited and a few clowns. [ Full story from Reuters: Technology ]

iPhone: The wait is over

Apple's much-anticipated iPhone is finally hitting the market. So, was it worth the wait? [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Apple to Offer RSS Reader for iPhone?

An image on Apple.com reveals what looks like an RSS reader on the iPhone, but the image has since been removed. [ Full story from eWeek VOIP ]

Music Industry Hopes for, Yet Fears, iPhone Effect

The music industry hopes mobile phones will help turn around weak music sales, but music executives privately fear the most obvious contender, the iPhone, may give too much clout to Apple, in shaping the future of the fledgling mobile music market. [ Full story from eWEEK Wireless ]

Music Industry Hopes for, Yet Fears, iPhone Effect

The music industry hopes mobile phones will help turn around weak music sales, but music executives privately fear the most obvious contender, the iPhone, may give too much clout to Apple, in shaping the future of the fledgling mobile music market. [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]

16,000 users served from Mac mini

CommuniGate Systems has announced that in an experiment conducted in-house, the company was able to serve 16,000 users -- for services including email, calendaring, VoIP and voicemail, and IM -- from a single Mac mini. The demonstration was conducted using the new Pronto! product, which employs Adobe Flash and Adobe Flex 2 technology. The tool allo... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple: Pro application updates

Stability and other improvements for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, Compressor, Soundtrack Pro, and Pro Applications Framework. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Apple: SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1

The SuperDrive Update improves readability of certain CD media for MacBooks and MacBook Pros. [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Report: Optical Drives

Apple firmware update [ Full story from MacInTouch ]

Jobs hints at iPhone corporate e-mail support

Apple Inc.'s chief executive has confirmed that iPhone will ease its way into workplaces after all, according to a new interview. Speaking alongside AT&T's recently promoted CEO Randall Stephenson about the iPhone's release in a joint interview, J... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

Apple to Offer RSS Reader for iPhone?

An image on Apple.com reveals what looks like an RSS reader on the iPhone, but the image has since been removed. [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]

Apple to Offer RSS Reader for iPhone?

An image on Apple.com reveals what looks like an RSS reader on the iPhone, but the image has since been removed. [ Full story from eWEEK Wireless ]

Additune recommends music to (Mac) users

Additune is a new music recommendation application that is only for Mac OS X. It is designed to help... [ Full story from iPodNN | The iPod News Network ]

Additune recommends music to (Mac) users

Additune is a new music recommendation application that is only for Mac OS X. It is designed to help you grow your existing iTunes playlists by looking at each playlist's "unique mood." Select a playlist from your iTunes library and Additune will recommend songs that extend your playlist. Additune can also recommend songs that fit your current moo... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

iLoser retains place in line, crisis averted

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iLoser retains place in line, crisis averted

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Rarely does a reader-submitted tip appear so urgent that we feel the immediate need to leave the comfort of our cushy home office, but when we heard that Greg the iPhone Camper [a.k.a. New Jersey highway maintenance worker and professional line sitter Greg Packer] -- affectionately dubbed "iLoser" in the media -- had been kicked out of line at Apple's Fifth Avenue store along with the rest of the wackos hopefuls, we were obligated to spring into action and investigate. Well it turns out that the reports of Greg's preemptive removal were greatly exaggerated, as the man himself was right there yucking it up with reporters and curious passers-by just like he has been since Tuesday morning. Keep on reading for more pictures of this unlikely internet celeb, along with a few shots of the madhouse that the corner of 5 8th and 5th has become...



Not surprisingly, even the sedentary activity of sitting in line makes a man thirsty on an oppressively hot Manhattan afternoon.


Line sitters have the same needs as the rest of us: they just need to perform those functions in public.


Interesting tidbit: girls and women also seem to be fascinated by the iPhone and all the hype surrounding it -- as evidenced by Sirius' Cosmo Radio live on the scene -- but become decidedly less interested when the topic of conversation turns to writing and editing a gadget blog.


It's already pretty wild out there; can you imagine what this place is gonna look like in less than 24 hours?

We guess that's why these crowd control barriers are being hauled in by the dozen.

[Thanks, Jonathan]

 

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Apple Stores Allowing Two iPhones Per Person Sales

Apple has issued another iPhone press release concerning the whens and wheres of the iPhone launch, along with some surprising information.Apple's revolutionary iPhone will go on sale this Friday,... [ Full story from iPod Hacks ]

Additune recommends music (Mac) users

Additune is a new music recommendation application that is only for Mac OS X. It is designed to help... [ Full story from iPodNN | The iPod News Network ]

Podcast: No way! Apple's got a cell phone?

What more to say about the iPhone? Why GPL 3 really matters, Hollywood's winning copyright battles but does it risk losing the war? [ Full story from CNET News.com ]

Traffic light hack keeps tabs on your system

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Playboy.com aims to make the iPhone even sexier

Additune recommends music (Mac) users

Additune is a new music recommendation application that is only for Mac OS X. It is designed to help you grow your existing iTunes playlists by looking at each playlist's "unique mood." Select a playlist from your iTunes library and Additune will recommend songs that extend your playlist. Additune can also recommend songs that fit your current moo... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple web application lets you track iPhone availability

Just when you though you'd heard enough about iPhone ahead of tomorrow's launch, Apple's here to tell you there's more. The company has developed a small web application that will let customers check up on availability of the device at its 164 nation... [ Full story from AppleInsider ]

iPhone in the wild: French edition

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News: Punch ships ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X

Punch Software is shipping ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X, an inexpensive 2D/3D design software package.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Apple Stores in Wisconsin, Oklahoma to hold Grand Openings on June 29th, day of iPhone launch

Apple will celebrate the Grand Opening of their newest retail stores... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Apple creates iPhone-only RSS reader

Apple has developed a web app... [ Full story from MacDailyNews ]

Punch! Releases ViaCAD 2D/3D for the Mac

Punch! Software announced the immediate availability of ViaCAD 2D/3D on Thursday. ViaCAD 2D/3D is two and three dimensional precision design application for Mac OS X
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Visto brings corporate email to iPhone

Visto today announced that it is offering corporate email functionality for Apple's iPhone along with end-to-end security. Through Visto, iPhone users can experience secure mobile access to current as well as legacy versions of both Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino corporate messaging platforms. Visto enables access that is easy to implement... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Greenpeace highlights Apple, Lenovo rise

Latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows companies improving all round in green awareness and action

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News: Some MacBook Pros, MacBooks get SuperDrive update

Apple has updated the SuperDrive firmware for certain MacBook Pro and MacBook models.

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E-mail hoster grapples with storage issues

Canada's Ceryx promises to take companies' Exchange problems away from them, but now it's dealing with a problem of its own: the capacity requirements that come with 10MB spreadsheet attachments [ Full story from IT World Canada: Daily IT NewsWire ]

Punch! debuts ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac OS X

Punch! Software has released the first version of ViaCAD 2D/3D, available for both the Mac and Windows. A general-purpose design program, it allows users to create curves, NURBS surfaces and solid objects, as well as automatically draft 2D drawings based on 3D renderings. Parts are drawn from a library of 26,000 symbols, and extensive training ai... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

News: 1TB miniStack drive features quad-interface

Newer Technology on Thursday announced the release of a 1TB version of its Mac mini-style miniStack V3 drive.

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Send SMS officially in Leopard's iChat

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Reader CrazyRower sends word of something small, but cool coming to iChat in Leopard. According to screenshots from an account named after Apple's favorite designer, sending a message to an SMS number is now builtin to the iChat File menu.

As we've reported before, this is hardly a new feature-- you can do it with your iChat (or any other AIM enabled program; I did it on Adium) right now. All you have to do is go up to File, then New Chat, and instead of the AIM account name, just type " 1" and then any SMS enabled number. And whoever you message can even reply from the phone, and their reply will appear right back in your chat window.

But it is cool that it will be built right in to iChat's menu. You'll be able to send driving directions to your non-iPhone (or just bother your girlfriend with text messages while chatting online at work) that much easier.
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15" MacBook Pro LED review: Amazing screen

ExtremeTech reviews the new 15" MacBook Pro with an LED screen, noting that while the laptop with desired upgrades and accessories is pricey (about $2900 total), it delivers a virtually unrivaled user experience. The reviewer first notes that the data and setting transfer process from a PowerBook was made almost too easy by apple's Migration assist... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Apple Releases SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1

Apple released the free SuperDrive Firmware Update 2.1 for the MacBook and MacBook Pro on Wednesday. The scant information about the update states that it improves the readability of certain CD media
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Gartner: Businesses should ban the iPhone

Analyst claims companies should refuse to support Apple's iPhone for the time being because it could breach corporate security defences

[ Full story from ZDNet UK News ]

GameTap Thursday: Samurai Shodown II headlines a Neo-Geo love in

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Samurai Shodown II leads the pack in the first of what will be a weekly institution here on Joystiq -- GameTap release notices. There are a slew of great releases every week for the all-you-can-eat PC (and as of today, Mac) gaming service and seeing as how the Wii and Xbox 360 get their share of love, we think it's high time GameTap got theirs as well.
If you're a fan of games in which you maim, cripple and generally inflict harm upon living creatures, this is a great week to be you!
  • Samurai Shodown II (Neo-Geo): The infamous sequel that, while not as dramatically as Street Fighter II, made its predecessor look real bad. Now sporting online play, this is bound to be one of the most popular games on the service.
  • Metal Slug 4 (Neo-Geo): Also known as the part where you stop caring, MS4 is the result of Playmore digging up the corpse of Metal Slug and parading it around your local arcade.
  • King of Fighters 99 (Neo-Geo): Sure, it introduced the concept of Strikers that turned the game into a broken mess for a few years, but KoF99 also features some of the best tunes in the series' 13 year run.
  • Hitman: Codename 47 (PC): Announced just this week, the original Hitman speeds onto the service as of today. It's probably not a coincidence that the trailer for the movie hit theaters this past weekend.
  • Project Snowblind (PC): Originally known as Deus Ex: Clan Wars, Snowblind is a solid, but ultimately forgettable first-person shooter. It's worth checking out, however, if you're in the mood for some shootin' and wouldn't mind a huge arsenal to do it with.
  • The Manhole (PC): Finally, one for the kids, The Manhole is an interactive adventure from the creators of Myst, Cyan Worlds. It doesn't feature any objectives, per say, but if you have some little ones around they may enjoy clicking on all the pretty colors.
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Review: Data Backup 3

I donít know why it is, but nobody likes to backup their files. Most people think that every time they turn on their Mac, all of their files should be available and usually that is what happens. It is that black day when you turn on your Mac and you get the flashing question mark or nothing at all, that you become concerned. That may be too late. T... [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

Sony's NW-808 Walkmans for powderpuffs

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Vodafone iPhone deal hinges partly on subsidies

Apple has demanded a guaranteed sales volume for the device, which the mobile operator does not want to give

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Laying siege to iPhone stores

High-tech aficionados lay in provisions, muster allies to outmaneuver hordes eager to hold shiny new Apple

Mario Armstrong knows exactly where he will be at 5:50 p.m. tomorrow - perched in a lawn chair outside an AT&T store north of Towson with a supply of food and water and a Mac PowerBook on his lap, fired up and ready to go.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Editors' Notes: iPhone burn-out

The iPhone hasn't shipped yet, but Peter Cohen finds himself weary of all the hype surrounding Apple's soon-to-arrive mobile phone.

[ Full story from Macworld ]

Up close with the iPhone

The iPhone won't ship until Friday, but we've studied the videos, talked to the insiders, and committed Steve Jobs' keynotes to memory to tell you all that we know about the new mobile phone on its way from Apple.

[ Full story from Macworld ]