Google has apparently closed the "offline hole" when using its online office suite (Google Docs and Calendars) with the announcement of Google Gears. The best news is the that the new 710kb tool is available for the Mac.
The Apple Core
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the stage at the All Things D conference in Carlsbad, CA. The conference, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, had the makings of an exciting battle between two titans of technology but it was mostly a bore fest as Jobs and Gates each tried to out do each other with complements.
Apple yesterday released upgraded Apple TVs with spacious 160GB hard drives. The new beefier Apple TVs retail for US$399 versus US$299 for the anemic 40GB versions - a 300 percent increase of capacity for 33 percent more money.
The information vacuum surrounding iPhone's rate and data plans leaves us little choice but to speculate.iPhoneFAQ reports that AT&T will require you to purchase an unlimited data plan with iPhone, potentially leaving customers that use little or no data paying extra.
Apple yesterday released iTunes 7.2 (build 34) which includes the foundation for "iTunes Plus," the apparent name for what Apple is calling the new DRM-free (US$1.
Although it was previously thought that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Display would be the manufacturers chosen by Apple to fabricate the iPhone's "multi-touch" displays, a DigiTimes report citing "sources at panel makers" said the major suppliers for the panels may be "two Japan-based players while an unspecified Taiwan-based company may be a secondary source for the iPhone panels.
Two financial newspapers out of Taiwan, Commercial Times and Economic Daily News, reported on 29 May that Quanta Computer Inc. has been awarded a contract to manufacture the second generation iPhone.
Like a lot of people I bashed the iPhone just after its introduction for having a fixed battery, paltry memory and lack of OTA downloads and iTunes streaming.It turns out that Apple may be pulling their classic under-promise and over-deliver move in a bid to capture a larger share of the mobile phone market and to make a big splash with the iPhone.
File this one in the "extreme gadgets" department. Over the weekend I managed to drive over my iPod.
Apple Gazette has posted their predictions for WWDC 2007. With less than 17 days before the big event it's time to start placing your bets.