Daily Archives: May 1, 2008

AppleTV update: direct movie purchases

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Apple on Thursday quietly enabled its Apple TV set-top device, in the wake on this morning’s movie announcement, to allow owners of the device to purchase movies directly, without the use of a computer. iLounge reveals that the update was automatically applied, without needing an entire system upgrade. Apple also added a “Top Sellers” category to the “Top Movies” menu, which shows the most popular purchased titles.

(Via MacNN.)


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iPhone is the most popular cameraphone on Flickr

iPhone is the most popular cameraphone on Flickr

0F17F718-756B-4CF4-B216-24A13A58CEC8.jpgNot only is the Apple iPhone the most popular phone for browsing the Internet, it is also the most popular phone for uploading pictures. Flickr, the world’s largest gallery of online pictures (by some accounts) rates the number of pictures uploaded by each type of camera phone. Guess who just passed the 5 megapixel Nokia N95 in terms of percentage of users? Yep, the 2 megapixel iPhone…

The results tabulated below show that the iPhone has steadily pulled ahead of the top Nokia and Sony Ericsson Phones over the course of the past year. One would expect this lead to dramatically increase once a 3G iPhone is released (faster native uploads).
The results are pretty impressive given that the iPhone isn’t even a year old and the specs on the camera are considered by many to be underpowered.

(Via Seth Weintraub’s blog.)

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Dude, you’re getting a MAC! Apple worth quadruple Dell’s market value!

Apple now worth quadruple Dell’s market valueBC128189-79A2-4E8C-A9A9-6FB08FF7487B.jpgOn October 6, 1997, in response to the question of what he’d do if he was in charge of Apple Computer, Dell founder and then CEO Michael Dell stood before a crowd of several thousand IT executives and answered flippantly, “What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”

A little more than a month later, on November 10, 1997, new Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded, speaking in front of an image of Michael Dell’s bulls-eye covered face, “We’re coming after you, you’re in our sights.”

On January 13, 2006, after a little more than eight years of hard work, Apple Inc. passed Dell, Inc. in market value, $72.13 billion vs. $71.97 billion at market close, respectively.

On July 27, 2007, Apple’s value doubled that of Dell’s, $127.81 billion vs. $63.65 billion, respectively.

On December 6, 2007, Apple’s market value passed 3 times that of Dell’s, $165.66 billion vs. $54.42 billion, respectively.

Today in NASDAQ trading, Apple rose $6.05, or 3.48%, to close at $180.00 and the company’s market value passed 4 times that of Dell’s, $158.66 billion vs. $38.97 billion.

(Via MacDailyNews.)

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Mac video/text Tutorials! Tons…..FREE!!!

Apple Video and Text Tutorials

There are tons of helpful Video and Text Tutorials on Apple’s web site – For beginners, switchers and Mac Geeks! Check em’ out, I’m sure there is something for you too!


Apple video tutorials:

Get Started With Mac
Anatomy of a Mac
Move to Mac
Windows on a Mac
Wireless Basics
Setting Up Your Wireless Network
Wireless Printing, Backup, and More

Text tutorials

Customizing Your Mac
Customize Your Mighty Mouse
Customize Your Mac With a Screen Saver
See Your Way Clear With Exposé
Open Applications Automatically on Start-up
Quickly Switch Between Applications
Dictionary Definitions in One Click
Go Home
Backup Your Music, Photos, and Other Documents
Quickly Activate Your Screensaver
Take a Quick Look
Capturing Screenshots
Using the Dock
Change the Position of the Dock
Add an Application to the Dock
Remove an Application from the Dock
Using Mail
Email a PDF
Quickly Email a Photo
Add an RSS Feed to Mail
Email a Web Link Instantly
Using Addressbook
Fill Out Forms Quickly
Automatically Add Email Addresses in Mail
Create a Birthdays Calendar
Using Safari
Blocking Internet Ads
Create Your Own Dashboard Widget
Create a Bookmark
Open a Web Page from the Dock
Using iCal
Share an iCal Schedule
Subscribe to an iCal Calendar
Using iChat
Add a Buddy to iChat
Create a Buddy Icon with Photo Booth

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Take your little car for a spin on goggle maps! Cool & Fun….for awhile anyway.

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Shades case for iPhone

Shades case released for iPhone
ShadesCases on Thursday announced the release of its Shades case for the iPhone. The case costs $16.95.


Shades cases measure 0.4 mm thick and weigh one-half ounce. They’re made of polyurethane, and features a built-in screen protector. The case’s composition makes it resistant to wrinkles, dirt, grease and water, unlike silicone, according to the manufacturer.

The case is made in 11 different colors, including clear, aqua, green, red, orange, yellow, black, blue, pink, violet and two-tone black and white.

(Via macworld.)

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1 million Final Cut licenses sold

Apple: 1 million Final Cut licenses sold
1AC8331D-1453-49DF-B7EA-C5434544050E.jpgApple on Thursday said that it has no plans discontinue its popular Final Cut software for video editing and post-production, after rumors began circulating at NAB that the company had plans to sell the software. Moving to quash rumors, the company told TVB Europe that the Apple had sold its millionth Final Cut Pro license and that its new Final Cut Server software is the company’s latest addition to the product family: “I can categorically state, on the record, that is not the case,” said Richard Townhill, Apple’s director of marketing for professional video applications. The report also cites research by SCRI noting that Apple took 49 percent of the US professional editing market in 2007, while Avid took just 22 percent.

(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network.)

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Steve Jobs on TIME’s 100 list

Steve Jobs makes TIME 100 list
6B68A359-5B4D-45BB-9944-99EB5EBD6E99.jpgApple CEO Steve Jobs has secured a place in 2008’s TIME 100, a list of who various guest contributors to the magazine consider the most influential people in the world. Barbara Kiviat describes Jobs as “great at playing the countercultural icon,” championing products like the Mac and the iPhone in face of needless industry standards; in reality he is a “canny CEO,” Kiviat argues, who “knows how to sell product.” It was Jobs and not Steve Wozniak who focused on marketing the original Apple computer, and Jobs’ efforts have led to approximately $24 billion in annual sales, supporting 22,000 workers. Stock value is said to have risen by more than 70 percent in the last year.

Jobs’ strategy is said to differ from rivals in ignoring overall marketshare, turning instead to whichever group of customers is most profitable, and selling them what they want — something exemplified by devices like the MacBook Air. More controversial may be Jobs’ personality, which Kiviat says has been described as “mercurial” and “egomaniacal,” as well as micromanaging. Regardless, she concludes, Jobs has been raking in profit for Apple bosses.

(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network.)

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TrackThis : Track your Shipping Packages using Twitter

TrackThis : Track your Shipping Packages using Twitter


TrackThis is another useful service that is built on top of Twitter. If you have a Twitter account then you can use TrackThis for tracking shipping packages. The way it works, first go to trackthis and start following it.

Once it’s in your ‘following’ list you can check on the status of the parcel by simply sending a direct message to @trackthis, i.e. 123475756756 Dell PC. From there onwards TrackThis will start tracking your item and update you every time the location of the parcel changes. And since updates go to your Twitter account you can additionally receive them on email, IM, or SMS.


  • Track shipping packges via Twitter.
  • Supported courrier services: FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL.
  • Track as many items as you like.
  • Get updates on the status of your parcel through email, IM, or SMS.

Check out TrackThis @ trackthis.pb30.com

(Via MakeUseOf.com.)

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When 6 is not enough and 8 is too much, the 7 Port USB Hub!

7 Port USB Hub

DC093D1E-8CCA-427B-B950-1B0981134A60.jpgThe USB rotary hub is fairly unique as it has 7 flexible hi-speed ports which are capable of rotating 90 degrees. Three colours of the hub are available which are black, white or blue and it will set you back $17.99 from GizFever.

* 90 degree rotatable
* 7 flexible hi-speed ports
* Fully compliant with USB 2.0 specification
* Backwards compatible with USB 1.1
* Support data transfer rate at 1.5/12/480 Mbps
* Individual port over-current protection
* Friendly and ergonomic design
* Plug and play
* LED indicator
* Support windows 98/2000/Me/XP or Mac OS 8.6 or above
* Weight: 128g

(Via Gadget Venue.)

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