Daily Archives: February 26, 2008

Weekly Update

Breaking News – After much speculation week after week, today Apple updated its popular MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest and greatest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, bigger hard drives and 2GB of memory now come standard. Plus, the MacBook Pro includes Apple’s innovative Multi-Touch trackpad which first appeared in the MacBook Air.

News – The Oscars just went geek! Along with a billion other people, I watched Oscar host John Stewart playing with his iPhone (watching Lawrence of Arabia) and playing the Wii on the big Screen! Looks like Hollywood has embraced its inner nerd!

“Hey, I can't watch my favorite lip sync video on YouTube, what gives?” Blame it on Pakistan. "A religious state, Pakistan, identifies a content provider, YouTube, as the source of blasphemous, seditious content and orders, that the Internet tides be stopped." No problem….Youtube is back for all of us that love blasphemy! Speaking of YouTube, here is a 3 year old little girl explaining Star Wars.

So Cool – Are you sick of your work desk? Do you need something that represents you and that will let your "geek flag" fly? Get your hands on the Han Solo in Carbonite desktop. It is the coolest!!!

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Gadget of the Week – Trust me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope. It looks like a Star Wars themed Tech Talk this week, since the gadget of the week is an R2D2 projector, it comes with a Millennium Flacon remote! It projects photos and videos from DVD's, Cd's, memory cards, usb flash drives and with the internal iPod dock! I can't find a US distributor or a price but if your a true fan, use the force!

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Apple releases 1.1.4 for iPhone and iPod touch

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Apple has released software version 1.1.4 for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to Apple, the update “includes bug fixes and supersedes all previous versions.” It is currently unclear whether any new features have been added with the update; however, with Apple scheduled to release the iPhone and iPod touch software development kit (SDK) this week, it is possible that this update could be a precursor to that release.

(Via iLounge.)

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Apple’s iTunes Store now the 2nd largest U.S.

7208B06D-A3F7-4D87-B19F-EE9E58231D0D.jpgApple’s iTunes Store now the 2nd largest U.S. music retailer; over four billion songs soldApple today announced that iTunes is now the number two music retailer in the US, behind only Wal-Mart…”

(Via MacDailyNews.)

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Apple Releases Penryn-Based MacBook Pros with Multitouch

8505F3FB-B159-4894-A209-47C19A103B86.jpgApple Releases Penryn-Based MacBook Pros with Multitouch. After weeks of anticipation, Apple has finally released new MacBook Pros based on the latest Intel Penryn mobile processors. The release arrives alongside new MacBook updates. MacBook Pro includes the latest NVIDIA graphics processor.

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Photonic 1.0

Photonic goes 1.0

Photonic’s developer Barton Springs Software has just released Photonic 1.0 — a major step up from the beta.

In addition to the various bug fixes,
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Photonic also received the following features:

  • The ability to add favorites and photosets
  • New option to send FlickrMail to the owner of a picture via a contextual menu on photos in a stream
  • New option to go to the photo’s page is now a contextual menu
  • Drag and drop images to the application icon or to the source list to add the image to your upload queue
  • Double click now zooms in on image rather than going to Flickr
  • Set favorites on Flickr now
  • New tabbed preferences window
  • New preference for the number of concurrent downloads (previous default was 3)

Possibly the best new feature that has been implemented for 1.0 is the full screen preview. You can now see your (or your friends) Flickr photos full-screen; this is really handy for when you want to show off a set of pictures. Photonic is available as a trial download from the developer’s website, and it’s currently purchaseable at a special price of $20 until March 15th.

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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Sony’s new iPod dock – Bluetooth gear

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Yeah, just like that and Sony’s got a new iPod dock / clock radio — the ICF-ClipMK2 — which comes in both black and white with line-in for $100 this May. Also announced, the clippable DRC-BT15 Bluetooth A2DP / AVRCP receiver and SRS-BT100 30 Watt A2DP speakers. The Bluetooth gear is out March for $130 and $160, respectively.

Continue reading Sony squirts out new iPod dock, Bluetooth gear

(Via Engadget.)

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