As some of you know by now, Apple is hosting a "special event" Wednesday, September 1, 2010, to unveil something--perhaps several somethings.
According to the rumor mill, Apple might take the wraps off an iPad with a 7-inch screen or a new-and-improved version of the Apple TV--which many people are guessing the company will call the iTV.
Traditionally, September is Apple's iPod refresh month, so the chances are good that we'll see a new Touch, and possibly a new Nano or Shuffle as well. And what of iTunes? Will Apple finally do something with the Lala music-streaming service it acquired last year? … Read more
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week Brian sorts out the new iPod rumors, Apple TV (or iTV) rumors, touch-screen iMac rumors, and Apple's patent for security devices based on sensor detection. You'll also learn how to retrieve visual voice mails that may not show up on your iPhone and get a look at the Netflix App for iPhone.
CNET TV's Brian Tong discusses the latest in Apple news, rumors, tips, and tricks. This week, the iPad gets more television than you can shake a stick at, iPhone 4 rumors heat up with reports of Apple testing near field communications, and a quick tip for reading PDFs in iOS 4.
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Is near field communications the next big feature for iPhone? … Read more
Ever since the slow decline of the PSP platform began, we've wondered where exactly Sony would go next with its handheld-gaming platform. Despite Marcus Rivers and a handful of admittedly good titles, the PSP has been too expensive for its own good, while the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android phones have become increasingly good and cheap gaming alternatives.
Nintendo answered back with 3D technology on the 3DS, but it has always seemed like the PSP could take its strong downloadable-game library onto a phone-like device with good results. We even predicted that as a longshot at this year's … Read more
Rumors of Samsung's next mirrorless system camera, the NX100, have been floating around the Web for some time. But now, it seems there's more concrete evidence of the shooter. The blog Photo Rumors spotted a TV advertisement from National Geographic that featured the Samsung NX10, but at the end of the clip, there were three other cameras that aren't in the NX lineup.
The white camera looks similar to what was leaked online last week, and other sites such as PetaPixel have reported that it is likely the NX100. The design bears a striking resemblance to the … Read more
Now that news related to the iPhone 4 launch has cooled down, iPad rumors are heating up. The latest suggest a speedier and possibly smaller-screened tablet device from Apple as early as January.
Digitimes claims to have the drop on Apple's first revision to the wildly successful iPad. According to the report, Apple will beef up the speed of the iPad by swapping the Apple-built A4 processor with a Cortex-A9 and replacing the 256MB of RAM with the same 512MB currently found in the iPhone 4.
Interestingly, the report also claims that Apple will release a 7-inch version of … Read more
A report from Brazilian news site MacMagazine says Apple's annual refresh of its iPod line is little more than a week away.
Citing "a reliable source within Apple," MacMagazine pegs the unveiling of the next-generation iPods between August 14-16, the first two days of which are a Saturday and a Sunday, leaving Monday the 16th as a more likely candidate.
For the last four years, Apple has held its iPod press events in early September, and is widely expected to follow suit this year. In the past, the company released new iPod models on an annual basis … Read more
There's not much to know about the device yet, such as what OS it will run. In a follow-up tweet to another user who asked if it will run Android, Stephens said Friday, "The question is: Is 2.2 ready for the tablet interface?" I think it is, though not without some work on the UI.
TechCrunch's Sarah Lacy reported Wednesday that Slide, which went from photo-sharing service to sheep-throwing Facebook app manufacturer to ad network to second-tier player in the social-gaming craze, has been sold to Google for $182 million and that the deal will be announced Friday.
If true, that's a lot less than the $500 million valuation that was getting touted a few years ago when Slide was one of the Web 2.0 heyday's darlings. That valuation came about when Slide raised a $50 million funding round in January 2008.
Lacy also wrote that this is only the first … Read more