With wireless Apple toys in abundance; Magic Mouse, Keyboards and now the Magic Trackpad it seems to make sense that Apple takes a dive into the rechargeable battery business. Apple claims that their rechargeable batteries have a lifespan of up to 10 years and hold a charge “for an incredibly long time”.
I must admit that I don’t really follow the rechargeable battery industry aside from my mothers freezer technique. But I must say this product will have me do some spec and price comparison and eventually lead to a purchase.
Today you will be able to touch your Apple Desktop like never before. Over the last 5 months speculation of this mysterious device has been debated after an appearance by Mr. Blurry cam hit the interwebs. This device was given even more steam 4 months later after official FCC documents stamped Apple Product id A1339 the stamp of approval. It’s listed at $69 and can be purchased over at the Apple Store today.
What woud really be awesome is if they somehow incorporate this into the alleged forthcoming Apple TV. Only time will tell…
I’ll pick one up during lunch to review.
All good things were meant to be leaked…right? Just in case you weren’t one of the lucky 11 journalist to walk the inner hallways of Apple’s testing labs I got a few snapshots for ya.
You’ll see the prototypes covered and surrounded my iMacs, the outside/inside of an anechoic chamber of death, the dummy heads and hands used to test reception and a 3D cat scan of the iPhone 4’s internals. Enjoy.
Screencaps via [ABC]
All seems well in the land of upload speeds, at least in the NJ/NYC area. I am also tracking a thread on MacRumors that indicates upload speeds are getting back to the norms unless you live in Pheonix, AZ. According to the thread, Phoenix natives, are still gazing upon the stars wondering when internets will grant them upload love.
Btw, having a norm of 1,660/up is pretty kickass.
You know what? It’s been a while since they have put out a Star Wars sequel and Mr. Vader may be having some cash flow issues. This afternoon Darth decided to waltz into a Long Island, NY bank and show them who’s daddy. I surely hope he gets back on his feet.
Well it’s finally here. Skype update 2.1 now allows you to accept calls in the background. Still no video chat support…2.2???
Thanks Rob Y.
Looks like RIM’s PR Machine is in Full Effect. Earlier today, Electonista posted two videos of RIM’s soon to be released BlackBerry 9800 that showed the death grip in action. The funny thing is, the videos weren’t posted to show the death grip phenomena, it just kind of happened during the demo.
While showing off the new WebKit and media browsers, clips given to Salomondrin has shown what appears to be the ‘death grip’ symptom in action: while held in certain positions, the phone drops to one or two bars,” wrote Electronista.
RIM co-CEOs responded quickly to Apple showing the death grip problem on a BlackBerry, calling it “unacceptable.”
“One thing is for certain, RIM’s customers don’t need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity,” said Lazaridis and Balsillie. “Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple.”
Unfortunately, BlackBerry users may have to use a case with the new device, but since the videos are no longer available, you won’t be able to see it in action.
I couldn’t make this up if I tried. For $230, this rolling watermelon cooler will be the life of the BBQ or day on the beach. It’s manufactured by, JoyBond, a company in Japan which is not so surprising due to the high cost of fruit there yonder.
Somebody has some ’splanin to do. Above is a capture from a Samsung Galaxy S user manual. Looks like your classic Death Grip isn’t too kind to the Galaxy S either. I guess Apple will just have to draw a picture to avoid holding a press conference for the iPhone 5.
I’ve had the iP4 since the launch day and yes I have seen the bars drop…but haven’t dropped a darn call yet. I’m on the phone for the better part of each day and I, like Mr. Jobs, see this as a NON ISSUE.
It’s just like the old story “Dr. my arm hurts when I position it like this”… Dr: “Well don’t do that”….”Oh, Thanks”
Honestly, the news, media and Apple haters have taken this story and misconstrued the hell out of it. Whenever any company sells a million of anything, there are going to be some issues with a small % of the devices. That’s a given. The problem nowadays, is that the first “I want some media love-whore attention jerk” will begin to whine, tip news outlets and complain on every message bored around.
I’ve TRIED to drop a call by using a Samurai Death Grip and it just wouldn’t happen. Yes, the bars fall but it’s not hurting reception or the phones performance.
Anywho, to those who have been weary about picking up and iP4 because of this nonsense please don’t hesitate…it’s seriously not that bad.
If you are dropping calls, please drop a comment below. I’d love to see it in action.
In iOS 4.0 if you receive an email that says “tomorrow night” Apple has now made it easy as pie to create an event for that “tomorrow night” engagement. I am guessing that a “tomorrow afternoon” or “tomorrow morning” will result in the same prompt.
When clicking on the actionable link, a popup titled “Create Event” appears. This results in a calendar entry for the next night beginning at 8:00pm.
It’s the small things like this that make Apple products stand out from the pack.