Daily Archives: June 23, 2008

Snow Leopard DOES have some new features!

Snow Leopard DOES have some new features!
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Apple is marketing the idea of there being “no new features” for Snow Leopard and instead promising an overall improvement in how Mac OS X works under the hood, thanks to a diligent code optimization and refactoring cycle discussed in the previous article. At the same time, there are plenty of significant new features coming in Snow Leopard to look forward to. Here are ten big new features (plus a few minor ones) that you probably haven’t heard much about from anywhere else,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for RoughlyDrafted.

Dilger looks at many new fetaures and techinologies, including:
• LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine)
• CUPS 1.4 (Common Unix Printing System)
• ZFS support
• QuickTime X
• Grand Central
• OpenCL
• Multi-Touch™ support
• Resolution Independence
• Code optimization

Full article here

(Via macdailynews )

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Android delays expected

Good news for Apple: Android delays expected
B1C84A0A-9F80-4870-BFD6-9D80456EB213.jpgThe Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s mobile phone platform, Android, is experiencing delays that may move the launch of Android-based phones into early 2009.

In a Monday article about the delays, the WSJ noted that at the launch of Android last November it was expected that the new breed of smartphones would appear in the second quarter of 2008. Due to developmental difficulties, the first carrier to have an Android-based phone — T-Mobile — may not see one until the fourth quarter. Google is focused on the T-Mobile launch, which is causing further delays for other partners such as Sprint Nextel and China Mobile.

What does this mean for Apple? A lot of good things. By the fourth quarter of 2008 or early 2009, the iPhone 3G, App Store, and development for iPhone will be well established, with tens of millions of the inexpensive handsets sold. It also points out the intelligence of Apple in owning all pieces of the puzzle — hardware, software, development, and software distribution — instead of relying on various open source development teams and numerous hardware partners.

Apple’s won this battle, and things are looking good for winning the handset war.

(Via (TUAW))

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“Geek Gift” Robot USB Drive

Robot USB Drive

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This shiny retro style robot USB drive is not only a great looking accessory, he will also be able to carry around your most important data.

This little guy is a 256MB drive and includes a clasp to attach to your keychain, briefcase, or purse. His arms are flexed showing is muscle powers. Made of plastic and metal.

The Robot USB Drive measures 3 1/2(W) x 2(H) inches. The products is available from e-CorporateGifts.com for $28.50.

(Via GeekAlerts)

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Motorola gets serious (finally)

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Word on the street has it that Motorola is going for broke with their newest flagship cell phone, and this could very well be their “last stand” too. It seems that internally, most folks hope that this will be the handset that gets Motorola out of the doldrums, or the handset business will just fold if it is a failure. So far the specifcations of this are rumored to include :-

  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Integrated NVIDIA chip
  • GPS navigation
  • Touch screen navigation
  • UIQ operating System

It looks set for an October release, but that could change anytime though. I guess nobody ever thought that Motorola’s cell phone business could close down, but stranger things have happened in the past I suppose.

(Via Ubergizmo)

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