As of Tuesday morning, the 8GB iPhone 3G is no longer for sale on Apple's Web site.
To be clear, that's the 2-year-old iPhone 3G, not the year-old iPhone 3GS. But Apple has been offering a steep discount on the 3G since last year and now it appears customers no longer have the option to buy it online at all. Apple hasn't responded to a request for comment about it.
But this isn't very surprising. Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference on June 7, an event … Read more
Actors vying for roles in Apple's latest commercial apparently didn't get the memo about the company's obsession with secrecy.
Two different actors posted their plans to audition for a new Apple commercial on Twitter, according to Engadget. But it's not just some run-of-the-mill TV ad: one of the actors said the commercial was being directed by Sam Mendes, probably best known for "American Beauty."
Engadget also noted that, according to its sources, Mendes is shooting a series of commercials for Apple. One of the ads is said to show a mom and daughter using … Read more
Though perhaps not quite as ornate as that steampunk computer desk from last month, the handmade iPhone and iPad docking stations and iMac and MacBook case covers at Old Time Computers are more accessible, at least for the moment.
A side project of Etsy user and old-time hot rod restorer woodguy32, the Old Time Computer items are all limited edition. According to the Web site, "they all take a long time to build, so they will not be in production. This is just a hobby and something I enjoy and put my heart into."
Prices range from $42 … Read more
Here's a pickle: Do you jump on a killer iPhone deal right now or wait for the new model that may launch next month?
It's no secret that Apple will likely unveil the "iPhone 4G" at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that kicks off June 7. It may be weeks or months after it's announced before it's available, but it's coming.
Perhaps as a big push to unload its existing iPhone stock, Walmart is offering this spectacular deal: a 16GB iPhone 3GS for $97, plus sales tax in most states.
For that price, … Read more
Algoriddim's Djay is a $49.95 Mac application that lets you spin your iTunes library in a virtual two-turntable setup.
Djay's interface stays fairly faithful to the old-school turntablist tradition, with a crossfader, cue points (which let you mark a record at specific spots so you can move the stylus to the desired part of a song), and virtual "scratching," enabled by dragging your cursor across the vinyl on the screen. At the same time, Djay offers digital conveniences such as automatic beat matching and tempo synchronization. In addition, its Automix feature creates a mix on … Read more
The App Store is home to numerous apps that let you connect to a desktop PC from afar. Granted, navigating Windows on a screen as comparatively tiny as the iPhone's is not a lot of fun, but it works better than you'd expect.
Indeed, I've used remote-access (or "RA") software many times for simple tasks like e-mailing a file, peeking at a document, and even shutting down the PC (when I'm too lazy to walk down a flight of stairs).
Last October I conducted a simple poll: What's your favorite iPhone Twitter app? The winner, with around 28 percent of the votes, was Tweetie 2, then a $2.99 app.
Last month, Twitter acquired Tweetie, rebranded it, and dropped the price tag. The result: the official Twitter for iPhone, aka Tweetie 3.0. It just landed in the App Store with a hodge-podge of new/improved features and the sure-to-be-popular price of "free."
The app now lets you view trends, search, and browse without actually having a Twitter account. You can also sign up for one right … Read more
The iPhone app formerly known as Tweetie has a new name and a new owner.
Twitter hit the iPhone market Wednesday with its first official app, dubbed simply Twitter for the iPhone. But the new app is actually just the 3.0 update of Tweetie 2.0, which the company got hold of after acquiring Tweetie developer Atebits in April.
Though it's hardly a revolutionary upgrade, the new 3.0 version sports a few small changes over Tweetie 2.0. First off, it's free--Tweetie 2.0 set you back $2.99, even if you upgraded from a previous … Read more