Mac name change confirmed?
Earlier reports of .Mac receiving a major makeover appear to be all but confirmed, as developers and enthusiasts find proof of a .Mac name change to Mobile Me. The Coding Robots blog reveals that the new iPhone SDK also contains information specific to the .Mac restructuring. Deep in the SDK, in a file entitled “Main.strings”, a definition at the beginning of the file states “MOBILE_ME_SERVICE_NAME”, while a PNG graphic file called “mobileMeAlbum.png” sits within the PrivateFrameworks directory.
An individual identified as Jamie Marshall also found that Mobileme.com is currently parked by MarkMonitor.com, the domain registration service that Apple uses for its URLs, including Apple.com”
Read full Article HERE
(Via macnn .)
New 3G iPhone already here ! Steve Jobs to announce IMMEDIATE WORLDWIDE availablity at WWDC.
Forbes today reports that the new 3G iPhone is already here and that Apple has been quietly positioning units around the world.
“Apple has been quietly positioning millions of units of a mysterious new product–almost certainly the new iPhone–in key markets since March. And yet, incredibly, not one credible image of Apple’s new product has yet been published.” Brian Caufield reports.
“If the new phone is a flop, it’s going to be a doozy. Apple is promising to sell 10 million of the gizmos this year; many investors are betting the Cupertino, Calif., company will sell many more than that. Yet Jobs has managed to keep the look, the feel and a complete list of the phone’s features under wraps.”
Here at MacBlogz, we think Steve Jobs will hold up the new 3G iPhone on June 9th, in front of thousands of Apple die-hards and developers, and say…
“The new iPhone, Available World Wide… TODAY!”
This only makes sense seeing as how Apple has been lining up deals across the globe with upcoming iPhone carriers. Apple is definitely a secretive company, but this dizzying maze of information seems pegged.
We will be posting a complete updated World-Map of all current iPhone deals across the globe…Stay Tuned.
Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: June 2008
Desktop wallpapers can serve as an excellent source of inspiration. However, if you use some specific wallpaper for a long period of time, it becomes harder to draw inspiration out of it. That’s why we have decided to supply you with smashing wallpapers over 12 months.
And to make them a little bit more distinctive from the usual crowd, we’ve decided to embed calendars for the upcoming month. So if you need to look up some date, isn’t it better to show off a nice wallpaper with a nice calendar instead of launching some default time application?
This post features 14 free desktop wallpapers, designed by 14 designers across the globe. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free.
(Via Smashing Magazine.)
Focal iBoom HiFi iPod Dock
Focal from Japan announced its new iBoom HiFi iPod Dock that functions with a wide range of iPods, ranging from the obsolete mini to the touch. Japan is a pretty huge consumer of the iPod after all, so it makes sense for this to be released there in the first place. Other than playing back your favorite tunes, this iBoom iPod dock also doubles up as a charger when your iPod is docked within. Features include a couple of speakers, a single 3″ woofer and one tweeter. The Apple remote works just fine with this 2kg unit, and it won’t take up too much space in your tiny Tokyo apartment, measuring 300mm × 190mm × 240mm. Expect to fork out a pretty pricey $300 for this.
Filed under gadget, geek, ipod
Geeky Accessories – The Pac Man Wallet
Check out this funky Pac Man Wallet.
If your a Pac Man fan, then this geeky wallet might be for you.
If you want one they are available to buy online from Pullandbear for 8.95 Euros about $17.
Samsung retracts Safari phone claim
Despite Samsung announcing a few days ago that one of its handsets would use the Safari browser, it has since had to alter the claim because the L870 talker doesn’t sport full Safari browsing.
Samsung’s L870: now not featuring Safari
Samsung originally claimed that the L870 would sport a feature dubbed “Safari browser (full browsing)”. Many took this to mean that the handset would be running a version of Safari, but that’s apparently not the case.
The manufacturer has since said that the L870 is actually equipped with the S60 platform OSS browser, also known as S60 safari browser, and which uses the same webcore platform as Safari.
Samsung admitted that “unclear specification” had caused the mix-up, which led people into believing that the L870 would support Safari.
Still, it’s generated lots of interest for the upcoming handset”
(Via reghardware .)
Apple’s .Mac (Google) overhaul finally near?
: rumor and speculation ahead.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Remember rumors last year that Apple’s .Mac was about to get a Google overhaul? It’s back with a bullet thanks to the latest 10.5.3 Leopard update. That iCal code snippet above replaces “.Mac” with the “%@” variable which Apple can fill-in later with any name it chooses. If that’s not enough of a hint then there’s always the text, “the new name of Apple’s online service (was .Mac).” This code change has also been found in the newly updated Safari and Mail apps and did not exist prior to the 10.5.3 update. So now the question: will the name change, presumably coming next week at WWDC, usher in Jobs’ promise to “make up for lost time” with the bealeugered service, or will it simply reflect the new semantics related to Apple’s
Computer’s increased emphasis on iPhones, iPods, and other consumer level products? We’re hoping for the former but expecting the latter.