A recent spate of patent applications filed by Apple and unearthed by AppleInsider detail an intelligent universal battery technology that could lead to a removable battery in a future iPhone model.The Apple patent application details plans for a universal rechargeable battery that can be swapped interchangeably between, presumably, Apple devices.
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Amazon today announced the new Kindle 2 ($259) ($359) the successor to its a purpose-built eBook reader. The update is thinner, lighter, has more storage, a better display, better button placement and will be available on 24 February 2009 according to Amazon.
Not intimidated by Apple's legal action against Psystar, a German company called PearC is offering "Der PC mit Mac OS X" ("the PC with Mac OS X") in several configurations, including some with Blu-ray drives.In an interview with Der Spiegel, PearC's parent Hypermeganet noted that differences in how German law deals with EULAs may mean that PearC's products are legal in Germany.
A new iPhone app called "ServersMan@iPhone" turns the iPhone into a full-blown Web server. The name is said to be a tribute to Sony's "WalkMan.
On Thursday tinyComb reported that Apple had begun blocking access to Facebook at its Internet Cafes retail stores:In an effort to thwart off time-theft and loiterers, Apple has decided to add Facebook to the list of banned websites at retail locations nationwide. When I asked some of the genius’ today whether or not anyone noticed the change, they all said that Facebook stopped working sometime in the past week.
ABC announced the cast for Season 8 of its successful reality TV show Dancing with the Stars tonight and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of the contestants for this year's show. From the About the show page:A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, a.
Pandora (iTunes) is easily one of the most compelling applications on the iPhone, bar none.For the uninitiated, Pandora is an automated music recommendation and Internet radio service created by the Music Genome Project.
T-Mobile G1 users are receiving notices that a new firmware update (version R33) is available to be pushed to their devices over-the-air. This is in contrast to Apple's approach which requires firmware updates be applied while physically cabled to a computer.
Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:See where your friends are and what they are up toQuickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone callA FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and Android versions "soon.
Now that Apple's self-imposed deadline to ship the new unibody MacBook Pro 17 "this month" (back in January) has come and gone many people are beginning to wonder about the status of their orders. Apple spokesman Bill Evans broke the silence telling MacworldWrapping up the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is taking a few days longer than we expected, and we now expect to begin shipments in mid-February.