Archive | December, 2008

Macworld Rumor: iWork going to the ‘cloud’

31. December 2008

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Ah, the ubiquitous ‘cloud’ that we’ve been hearing so much about.  9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce at Macworld that iWork will be moving up to the cloud. MacRumors comments: Apple’s move into web-based applications has been clear with the release of MobileMe’s extensive Mail and Address Book applications composed entirely out of web-based [...]

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GTA IV makes fun of Apple, predicts iPhone 3G reception problems

31. December 2008

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As 2008 comes to an end, we thought we’d look back at one of the best Apple spoofs from the last year.  And the winner, hands down, is Grand Theft Auto IV. GTA IV hit like a bombshell when it was released in April, received a ton of accolades, and subsequently won a few “Game [...]

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Rumor: Large form iPod Touch to come out in Fall of 2009

30. December 2008

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Is a large form iPod Touch on its way?  TechCrunch reports: We’ve got this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ‘09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and [...]

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Steve Jobs is fine says Jim Goldman of CNBC

30. December 2008

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In response to Gizmodo’s rumor about the health of Steve Jobs, Jim Goldman of CNBC writes: I spoke to Apple after these headlines crossed and the company, which officially doesn’t comment on rumors, reiterated the reasons it offered two weeks ago: Apple was pulling out of Macworld because the company didn’t see the need to [...]

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Kevin Rose sells all of his Apple Stock citing health of Steve Jobs

30. December 2008

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Digg founder Kevin Rose announced on his twitter page that he just sold all of his shares in Apple stock due to rumors of Jobs failing health. Wow.  This rumor about Steve Jobs health from Gizmodo sure is getting a lot of traction.  It’s already been picked up by some more mainstream news outlets, and it [...]

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Rumor: Steve Jobs’ declining health one of the reasons Apple pulled out of MacWorld? We call B.S

30. December 2008

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Normally we don’t publish sensationalist rumors about the health of Steve Jobs, but Gizmodo is reporting that one of their solid sources has told them that Apple hasn’t been 100% forthcoming as to why Jobs isn’t speaking at the keynote this year. Steves health is rapidly declining. Apple is choosing to remove the hype factor [...]

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Apple Store in D.C delayed yet again

30. December 2008

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The Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission recently rejected Apple’s third proposal for an Apple Store in D.C.  The problem is rooted in the commissions belief that an Apple Store wouldn’t fit in with the general decor of the area.  The Washington City Paper reports: Earlier this month, both bodies rejected Apple’s design—the third the company had [...]

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Time for an Apple Tablet? – Give me 1 good reason

30. December 2008

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I hate to start calling people out, but there’s so much shoddy Apple writing goin on these days that sometimes you have to call em like you see em.  In an absurd piece published by Silicon Ally Insider, Dan Frommer argues that Apple needs to come out with a tablet, yet gives no convincing explanation [...]

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More evidence of an iPhone Nano?

30. December 2008

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Another case maker has released images suggesting that an iPhone Nano might be on the horizon. While Apple does not give case manufacturers information about unreleased products, Apple must contract out to factories to manufacture their hardware. It is believed that it is through these contracts that case design specs are often leaked ahead of [...]

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Cygnus ammends glaring error in complaint against Apple, Microsoft and Google

29. December 2008

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Last week we reported that a company named Cygnus had initiated a lawsuit against Apple, Microsoft, and Google for allegedly violating its patent regarding ‘file preview’ features.  We also noted that the complaint was strangely only 4 pages long, and contained the following error: As you can see, they neglected to mention Apple, and mentioned Microsoft [...]

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Rumor: Turn your Mac into an Apple TV?

29. December 2008

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MacDailynews, citing an anonymous source, is reporting that Apple might be planning to allow users to download Apple TV software right to their Macs, turning every computer into a potential Apple TV. We’ve heard through the grapevine that Apple is considering releasing the Apple TV software as a separate box / download purchase. Take any [...]

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iFart developer makes $40,000 in 2 days

28. December 2008

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iFart, therefore I am (the #1 iPhone app).  Or something like that.  iFart is fast becoming one of the most popular iPhone/iPod Touch applications out there.  The developer of iFart, Joel Comm, has been pretty forthcoming with sales figures, and on his blog he noted that over Christmas Eve and Christmas day, more than 58,000 [...]

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