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Peek at Apple’s new ‘Snow Leopard’, not much on the surface

In Apple on June 21, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Engadget reports that there have been leaks of Snow Leopard’s new Safari 4.0. It shows the ability to create web clips, so you can download any website functionality right on to your drive. This will be great for Google Docs and Blist. It seems as if Snow Leopard’s upgrades from Leopard will be in the engine and not the paint, though. Nothing seems to have changed much, and it seems like just one big upgrade for Leopard, hence the lack of creativity in the name, with just four letters and a space added. Apple fanboys, such as myself, drool over this picture of “Safari 4.0” and Microsoft fannies, ahem, well, you’re in the wrong place.

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Buy a Mac, get an iPod

In Apple on June 3, 2008 at 4:44 pm

It’s true, Apple is offering, until September 15, a free 8GB iPod Touch or iPod Nano when college students buy a MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac. They can also get up to $300 off the actual computer and up to $80 off AppleCare. The rumors have been circling around for months now, and they were 100% true, congrats college students, you now have Apple’s blessing. To see the offer on the Apple website click here.

Napster launches $0.99 MP3 online store, there is a crapload of news

In Internet, Uncategorized on May 20, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Well, today has been a busy day in news, first the new iriver launches from Creative Labs. Then the Megan Meier incident, then the text-messaging lawsuit, and now Napster is launching their own online ninety-nine cent store. It is equivalent to Apple’s iTunes, only there’s nothing to download, and …*drumroll*…no DRM! Yes, finally, all songs $0.99, without Apple’s DRM crap. Everything is in MP3 format and you are free to do with it as you please. I’m making the switch, are you?

3G iPhone leaked due to a carrying case render?

In Cell Phones, Technology on May 19, 2008 at 10:28 am

Well, I’m sitting at school, checking Engadget, and come across this, a potential leak of the 3G iPhone. I believe that it is true, there is just too much evidence of the new iPhone, first Apple takes it off their website, then Apple stores and AT&T report dwindling stock of the iPhone, then the picture, and now this. The case is significantly different from the current iPhone, it is rounder and some of the jacks are out of place, I believe that this is the one that will prove the 3G iPhone, it’s about time!

Microsoft announcing “TouchWall”, just another piece of hardware for Google Maps

In Technology on May 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Microsoft has announced Touch Wall, Engadget reports, a touchable electronic device mounted on a wall. It will be a great piece of hardware for web applications like Google Maps. It looks like it’s going to be used for the public and not private. It looks pretty neat, but is it worth the money? I say no, it’s a big piece of flash that costs too much for too little. Microsoft isn’t making the right choices so far. Vista is a failure, they’re trying to copy Apple with their ‘simplicity’ with the new Office Suite, the Zune, and this new TouchWall that they just announced, and quite frankly, it’s not doing too well. Well that’s my take on it, for now goodbye.

Signed,

The Addicted

Apple reaches $154 billion, Ubuntu to become the most popular Linux distribution?

In Apple, Linux/Unix, Technology, Ubuntu on May 14, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Well, well, it’s Apple’s time of year, because they just reached $154 billion! That’s one monster sized company, they are worth more than Google Corp. and Yahoo! Inc (Well we all knew the latter). Their enormous size comes from the stunning success of their iPods, iTunes, and the growing popularity of Mac’s and OSX. As for Ubuntu. Ubuntu has been one of the fastest growing Linux distributions out there, why? Because it is easy to use, and a WIndows user can adapt quite easily to it. It also has the capabilities of Linux with the simplicity and functionality of a Windows machine. This combination of abilities has easily driven Ubuntu to one of the top Linux distributions in terms of use. All I can say is, “Go Ubuntu!”. That is all.

Your blogger,

The Addicted

Off Topic: Apple online store out of iPhone’s in US and UK?

In Cell Phones on May 13, 2008 at 1:05 am

I just found this article on MacRumors.com. The iPhone has stopped selling in the Apple online store in the US and UK. Don’t believe me? Just check out the picture below or this link. There has also been a sort of a leak on the AT&T online store, which gave users the option to purchase an iPhone in the standard color or black. The picture also follows.

Off Topic: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 coming out, iPhone 2 anyone?

In Cell Phones on May 12, 2008 at 3:05 pm

OK, with all this talk about cell phones nowadays, I’d like to present two of the biggest contenders for me. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the Apple iPhone. I’ll start with the Sony. The X1 is a hybrid of a touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard. It slides up and looks pretty nice. I don’t know the specs, but judging from the photos, it’s pretty nice. Now for the iPhone. The iPhone has been getting a lot of hype lately ever since the leak of an iPhone 2 came out earlier this year. Engadget even hosted a picture of it a few weeks ago. They say it has 3G, a GPS, and many more new goodies. It looks different, but they say it’s just a case (Which I agree with). You can find a full list of new specs at Engadget.com. Pictures of both the X1 and the rumoured iPhone 2 are below.