Almost every PC notebook vendor and their brother is hawking Core 2 Duo powered notebooks these days and Mac-heads are starting to get a little miffed. Understandably so.
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Jason D. O'Grady
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A nice feature of the new iPod update is support for games but the downside is that you can only buy them from Apple. There's a movement afoot by the HomeBrew community to pry open Apple's proprietary iPod game package (.ipg) format and reverse engineer a way to load third-party games onto the device.
Apple's new "enhanced fifth-generation" iPod (with video) comes with some pretty interesting new features and I want to take a look at which of them you can expect to work on the previous iPods.
Being a DJ one of my biggest grievances with iTunes is the silent gap that iTunes (and the iPod) inserts between songs. For a lot of people this "gap" isn't a big deal because the music they listen to was intended to have a second or two of silence between tracks.
Apple announced upgrades to all three iPod lines (iPod, nano and shuffle), iTunes 7 with movies and gave a sneak peak at an Apple set-top box slated to ship in January 2007 at a media event at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
One side effect of announcing the new Core 2 Duo iMacs and faster Mac minis last week is that it effectively removes them from contention for debut at Apple's media event tomorrow.
Apple filed a patent in March 2006 for a "Multi-functional hand-held device, the patent was published on 7 September 2006 by the the US Patent & Trademark Office.
Variety magazine is reporting that Amazon.com is preparing to enter the movie download market this week with a new service. The interesting part is that it claims that Apple's service will only offer movies from Disney.
Apple's invitations to their 12 September 2006 press event (the un-keynote) feature a large Apple logo bathed in Hollywood-style search lights with copy reading "It's Showtime" across the bottom. A thinly veiled reference to the movie download service that the company appears to ready to announce in six days.
Ever wonder what's inside your Apple battery pack? It turns out that they're not that complicated inside, but it's amazing how much power these little cluster of cells can hold.