If you are unhappy about Apple's new two-tone keyboard design, you are not alone. And there's not much you can do about it, either, unless you are creative.
Designer Steve Lee decided to take matters into his own hands, and with just a cheap can of white spray paint, he transformed the keyboard into something he calls "possibly the most pretentious keyboard in existence."
These pictures are for your viewing pleasure and hey, now you know what you can do with that keyboard of yours. Oh, and if you are wondering whether Lee took the keys … Read more
Ever since Palm introduced the Pre at CES a few weeks ago, rumors have been swirling over the possibility of Palm butting heads with Apple in a courtroom over the Pre's functionality.
Critics say the Pre's use of swiping the screen to move between windows, and multitouch gestures to zoom, make it a logical legal target for Apple, which has engaged in some posturing over the past few weeks.
In Apple's quarterly earnings call last week, COO Tim Cook said that his company "will not stand for having our IP ripped off," but he wouldn't "talk about any specific company."
It's no secret which company Cook is talking about and in an interview with All Things Digital, a Palm rep said that if the company is "faced with legal action," it's confident that it has "the tools necessary" to defend itself against any Apple lawsuits.
Whether or not Palm has a case is in doubt. Apple was recently awarded a patent that covers many of the iPhone's multitouch functionality, including the zoom functions and swiping currently found in Palm's Pre.
Will Apple use this new patent to its advantage? The company has yet to make a statement. But if takes Palm to court over the Pre, I'll be rooting for Palm. … Read more
AT&T, the nation's largest phone company, reported Wednesday that its earnings for the fourth quarter fell 23.6 percent year over year, amid a tough economic climate.
The company said it earned $2.4 billion, or 41 cents per share, during the fourth quarter, compared with $3.14 billion, or 51 cents per share, during the same period a year ago. Revenue increased 2.4 percent year over year to $31.1 billion, which was slightly short of analyst expectations of about $31.3 billion.
Even though AT&T saw strong growth in its wireless business … Read more
Speculation has long held that AT&T was planning to offer a femtocell device--namely the 3G MicroCell--to its customers that would, in a manner of speaking, place an AT&T cell tower in the user's home. A femtocell is a device that produces its own cellular signals. There aren't many details yet, but this is what we know so far.
A 3G MicroCell in requires a broadband internet connection and provides support for ten cell phones, but only four of the phones would be able to stream data or voice simultaneously. Anyone one past the first … Read more
Shortly following the release of iPhone and iPod Touch firmware update 2.2.1 Apple has released the iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 2.2.1.
The new SDK is available for download if you are registered iPhone developer here.
This new release offers enhancements to the XCode IDE, Interface Builder, and Dashcode supports the creation of web applications that are optimized for the iPhone, as well as for Dashboard widgets.
Microsoft releases IE 8 browser http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7852340.stm http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-10150516-12.html
Senate passes bill to delay digital TV switch http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601984.html … Read more
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Apple announced on Tuesday that former IBM executive Mark Papermaster has resolved his dispute with IBM over a noncompete agreement and will start leading Apple's iPhone group on April 24.
IBM had sued Papermaster for allegedly violating the terms of a noncompete agreement in agreeing to join Apple as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, claiming that Papermaster would be in a position to divulge important IBM trade secrets. The two parties exchanged briefing papers for a few months but apparently found a way to settle their differences.… Read more
Apple has released a minor iPhone firmware update that is supposed to help improve the stability of its Safari browser.
The update should be popping up Tuesday if you connect your iPhone to iTunes. Update 2.2.1 is the first tweak released since Apple added Google's Street View to the iPhone's software back in November with the 2.2 release.
The iPhone developer behind Podcaster has found a way to get into Apple's App Store without invoking the wrath of iPhone Inspector No. 5.
The developer, who has a private Blogger profile but appears to go by Alex according to Uneasy Silence, has a new application called RSS Player that duplicates the basic function of Podcaster--letting you download podcasts to your iPhone or iPod Touch--but without some of the features that Apple appears to have disliked. For example, you can't search for podcasts through the app, you have to subscribe to the RSS feed for those podcasts.
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