May 14, 2008 · 6:47 pm
Flock – Free Web Browser For OS XFlock 1.1.4 is an excellent free web browser for OS X that makes it easy to share media and connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stay up to date with new content from your favorite sites, and search the Web with an advanced search toolbar. It just won a 2008 Webby Award for Best Social Networking application.
There are also versions available for Windows and Linux.
Webmail Integration – Yahoo Mail And Gmail Now Supported
Upload Directly To Picasa And Photobucket
Friend Activity Feed
Supports Facebook, YouTube, Twitter And Flickr
Share Pictures, Text And Video
Blog Editor – Blogger, LiveJournal, WordPress And More
Download it HERE!
(Via Cool OSX Apps.)
May 14, 2008 · 6:08 pm
Cyberduck is a robust FTP/FTP-TLS/SFTP browser for the Mac whose lack of visual clutter and cleverly intuitive features make it easy to use. Support for external editors and system technologies such as Spotlight, Bonjour, Keychain and AppleScript are built-in.
Cyberduck is a open source product licensed under the GPL and free to use. Donations are welcome to help advance development in the future. Thanks to contributors, Cyberduck is available in English, Japanese, German, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and Polish.
Get it HERE!
May 14, 2008 · 5:06 pm
The New Apple Store on Boylston Street revealed its front entrance today. The three-floor store will become Apple’s largest retail store in the U.S. when it opens on May 15.
The store had been covered with a Green Monster-like facade that said “coming soon” up until today.
(David L. Ryan photo credit)
Visitors climbed the spiral glass stairway during a press preview sneak peak of the new Apple store in Boston on Wednesday.
Each floor of the store, connected by the stairway, was stocked with Apple products.
(Reuters photo credit)
Apple Computer’s Senior Vice President Retail Ron Johnson spoke at the press preview inside the new Apple store the day before it opens to the public.
Johnson said that the new store even has a “green roof” — a rectangle of lush grass surrounding the skylight.
(Reuters photo credit)
Check out the whole story and all the pics HERE!
May 14, 2008 · 3:41 pm
Blackberry 9000 will get iTunes sync
Smartphone fans are excited about yesterday’s announcement of the Blackberry 9000, aka Blackberry Bold, aka Research In Motion’s iPhone killer. But Blackberry users are a different breed than iPhone users–the Blackberry’s reason for existence is always-connected e-mail, and Blackberry users tend to be all business, afraid of being out of touch for even a moment. (An old friend in Washington D.C.–where Blackberry users are legion–had to make a vow after her third child was born not to check her e-mail after 6 p.m.)
So while the iPhone grew out of the iPod, and thus counts music playback as one of its primary features, the Blackberry Bold focuses more on its core communications features–e-mail, messaging, and telephony–as well as new physical improvements, like a bright color screen. You can see this focus in the first detailed hands-on review of the product at Crackberry.com, where media playback isn’t even mentioned until part III (of IV) and gets no more than a paragraph. And 1GB of onboard memory isn’t really enough for serious music listeners anyway, although it’s expandable to 16GB.
But the clearest indication of all: while the 9000 might echo past Blackberries and ship with a Roxio application for organizing music on your PC and transferring it to your phone, RIM is also preparing a new application called Blackberry Media Sync that will let you use Apple’s iTunes to transfer files to the phone. Of course, once you do get music onto the device, a relatively powerful internal stereo speaker system might actually make listening without headphones a reasonable option–sort of like the boombox of tomorrow. The iPhone’s speakers are apparently not quite up to the task.
Still, for music fans in desperate need of a new phone–like me–the iPhone is still the most obvious choice, especially now that a 3G model is almost certainly on the way. But if you’re already a Blackberry fan, or are primarily concerned with having access to e-mail at all times, the 9000 seems like the clearest alternative to the iPhone.”
May 14, 2008 · 3:27 pm
Top 10 Things You Forgot Your Mac Can Do
Macs may be more expensive, and Mac users more elitist (ahem), but blind Apple loyalty aside, there are a number of neat features bundled into your Mac that make it super useful and fun. We’ve covered dozens of Mac tips over the years in these pages, but today we’re highlighting 10 lesser-known Mac tricks that come baked into Leopard. From pure eye candy to outright productivity-boosters, read on to get reminded of some of the more obscure things you can do with your Mac, fresh out of the box.
Great List – Check it out HERE!
Filed under Apple, geek, interesting
Tagged as Apple, mac
May 14, 2008 · 3:20 pm
AT&T promises Wi-Fi speeds on its 3G network by 2009
How fast will the new iPhone run on AT&T’s 3G network?
Plenty fast, according to promises made by AT&T (T) mobility chief Ralph de la Vega at Morgan Stanley’s annual Communications Conference on Wednesday.
De la Vega said that a version of the network was already running in AT&T labs at 7.2 megabits per second, which according to AppleInsider’s Katie Marsal is double the theoretical throughput of the company’s HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network.
It also happens to match the specs of the Infineon (IFX) SGOLD3 chip Apple has reportedly chosen to serve as the new iPhone’s cellular modem. See here.
Throughput of 7.2 Mbps would put the 3G iPhone within spitting distance of Wi-Fi speeds, which typically run between 6.5 Mbps and 20 Mbps.
But de la Vega didn’t stop there. According to Marsal, he told the Morgan Stanley audience that sometime in 2009 the company will transition to HSPA release 7, which could deliver speeds “exceeding 20 megabits per second.” (link)
Of course, we won’t know how fast Apple’s (AAPL) 3G iPhone really is until someone gets their hands on one and runs some good benchmark tests in the wild. AT&T EDGE network, after all, is rated at up to 236.8 kbps, but when put to the test, actual throughput turned out to be in the 50 to 90 kbps range (see here).
In February, AT&T said it expected to deliver 3G services to some 350 leading U.S. markets before the end of 2008, including all of the top 100 U.S. cities (link). Owners of 3G iPhone in the other markets will have to make do with EDGE — or whatever stray Wi-Fi signals they manage to pick up.
(Via FORTUNE: Apple 2.0.)
May 14, 2008 · 3:15 pm
Rumor Machine: The Next iPhone to Be Black Plastic?
This June will mark the one-year anniversary of the original release of the iPhone (though it was announced several months prior). Many Apple fans are chattering that this June’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco will be the time and place to announce a “3G” version of the iPhone, with a new sleek black-colored plastic design.
Among the additional claims: GPS built-in, 3G capability (which can be turned off), slightly thicker form-factor, and better signal strength (as a result of the plastic case, replacing the current model’s metal backing).
Some rumormongers even claim that such a device will appear as early as in the next week or so (due to recent rumored shortages of the current iPhone). It’s normal for product in the sales channels to be nearly or completely depleted before the unveiling of a new replacement model, and can sometimes (but not always) be an indicator of something new on the way. This may also be part of Apple’s plan to have a new model on-hand for developers on or before the conference, as the conference takes a strong turn in the direction of the iPhone this year.
The more conservative rumors peg the iPhone to be released in the same form factor, but with more capacity (32 GB, possibly 64 GB) and possibly a cheaper price tag, sometime this summer.
(Via The Apple Blog.)
May 14, 2008 · 6:54 am
3G iPhone with GPS, Video Conferencing, TV?
LeMatin.ch (French) reports that based on a source in Swisscom, Switzerland will be getting the iPhone this summer.
By itself, this news is not that surprising, as there have been a growing number of reports of the iPhone being delivered internationally in the coming months. Unique to this source, however, is the report that the iPhone would come with GPS, Video Conferencing and Mobile TV functionality.
GPS and video conferencing (with front-sided camera) have both been rumored for the next generation iPhone, but the addition of mobile television is new.”
May 14, 2008 · 6:51 am
First Look: Boston Apple Store Uncovered [Apple Store]
Here’s the first look at the new largest Apple Store in the U.S, courtesy of John Sheehy. Last time we saw the glass mammoth, it was covered up in an unsightly green sheet. Upon viewing this pic, you’re expected to fall to your knees, shed an awe-inspired tear, and proceed to the nearest Apple Store — where you will buy large amounts of Apple gear.