Facebook iPhone App Works With New ‘Messages’ System

With more and more people starting to find their Facebook account has been upgraded to the new messaging system, I thought I’d have a poke around. It seems that once Mark Zuckerberg (I choose to think he does everything at Facebook, OK?) flicks the big Messages switch I wondered how the already twitchy iOS app would handle it. Thankfully, our … Read More

RIM: PlayBook still capable despite no PIM features

The BlackBerry PlayBook is universally acclaimed as one of the most promising tablets to be announced in the last few months, and with its impending launch it’s sure to turn a few heads with its impressive performance and fancy UI. One problem many critics (including my good self) have thrown at it though is the reliance on being tethered to … Read More

Vodafone Germany Lists White iPhone 4 In Its Inventory System

It looks like Engadget’s ‘trusted sources’ have been at it again, this time snapping shots of Vodafone Germany’s stock system showing an iPhone 4 in the fabled white colour. The photo from the Germans clearly shows both 16GB and 32GB models of the white iPhone 4 listed, though no release date is present. The latest we’d heard was that the … Read More

Best Buy Lists and Then Removes 3 New Apple iPad SKUs

Apple 3 New iPad SKUs

A number of Apple blogs recently ¬†reported that US chain Best Buy’s web store listed three new Apple iPad SKUS for a short while with all 3 being currently unreleased hardware. The erroneous entries were all lists as “APPLE COMPUTER INC. – APPLE IPAD SKU WIFI” with two priced $599 and the other weighing in at $699. No other details … Read More

Notion Ink joins tablet party with Adam

Notion Ink Adam FCC

One of the tablets the geek world has been looking out for since CES 2010 is Notion Ink’s Adam, a Tegra 2 based 10″ Android tablet. Now it looks like it’s coming. Notion Ink’s Chairman Rohan Shravan posted on the company’s blog that the produce has passed FCC testing and could be available as early as Wednesday. The main reason … Read More

iOS 4.3 SDK files point to camera in Apple’s iPad 2

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People have been debating the possibility, or PROBABILITY of a camera being part of the eagerly awaited iPad 2 ever since the first tablet was announced. Now, thanks to iOS 4.3’s 1st beta release, might know for sure. After flicking through the iOS SDK and using files found inside it, 9to5Mac’s tipster, Sonny D has managed to piece together screenshot … Read More

Apple’s App Store About To Serve 10 Billion Downloads

10 Billion Apps App Store Apple

July 10th 2008 saw the launch of the iOS App Store and the sales numbers have been stellar ever since. The next milestone to arrive will be the 10 billionth download, and Apple will be celebrating by giving the lucky downloader a $10,000 App Store gift card. Let’s just think about that 10 billion number for a minute. It’s taken … Read More

Is ‘Find My Friends’ Apple’s New Location Service? [iOS 4.3 Beta 1]

It’s amazing what you can find when you go digging through iOS betas, and version 4.3 beta 1 is no exception. MacRumors has posted a screenshot of settings for a new feature called ‘Find My Friends’ that appear to be related to MobileMe. Is Apple getting ready to enter the world of location-based checkins? Apple obviously has the ability to … Read More

RIM Maintains BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Claims

blackberryplaybook battery life

As soon as I saw the hardware specification of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the first question off my lips was ‘what’s the battery life going to be like?’. With its dual-core 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM, it’s safe to say RIM’s iPad competitor will take some powering. Thankfully, according to senior product lead Ryan Bidan at least, … Read More

Second Gen iPad To Arrive in April?

It’s getting to that time of year where the iPad 2 rumors start, and now MacRumors is reporting that MacNotes.de claims the 2nd generation iPad will be released on either April 2nd or 9th – at least in the United States. The german site reports that the next iPad will be released in the US a few months before becoming … Read More

iOS 4.3 Beta Release New Features Roundup

Apple yesterday made iOS 4.3 beta 1 available to developers around the world, with versions available for all the usual hardware (including Apple TV) with the exception of the iPhone 3G. Farewell old friend. With that sad news out of the way, lets move onto what’s new in version 4.3 and after playing with the OS for 24 hours on … Read More

CDMA iPad Coming Soon According to Verizon CFO

Hot on the heals of the announcement that the iPhone 4 is (finally) landing in a Verizon store near you, reports are now circulating that the iPad could be the next Apple device to get the CDMA treatment. According to Bloomberg: Verizon will get an embedded chip in the iPad for use on its network, Francis Shammo, chief financial officer … Read More

Apple’s iOS 4.3 To Get Hotspot Feature?

With Verizon’s iPhone 4 bring announced yesterday, a feature we all noticed straight away was the ability to use the handset as a personal hotspot. When switched on, up to five devices can use the iPhone 4 as a wifi hotspot much like many of the newer Android phones. The good news for people who don’t happen to be Verizon … Read More

Apple’s iTunes Turns 10

Prepare to feel old.¬†Apple’s jukebox and home of all things media reached its 10th birthday yesterday, just months after hitting version 10. I hope that was planned! It was way back in 2001 that Apple unleashed iTunes at Macworld and it’s been growing ever since. Now the cornerstone of so many things coming out of Cupertino, iTunes powers Apple’s music … Read More

Verizon iPhone 4 To Be Announced Tomorrow : Reuters

As time goes on it’s starting to become more and more likely that the Verizon Wireless press conference to be held on January 11th will provide the US with it’s 2nd iPhone 4 carrying provider. A source has confirmed to Reuters that Verizon will indeed be offering the iPhone 4 after the event in New York, with reports claiming availability … Read More