Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Evan Selleck has an innate love for technology, gadgets, and shiny things. He's a father, which is the only thing that out-classes his love for writing. He's been writing about technology for three years.

Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

Apple Counts Up to 10 Billion App Downloads, Offers $10,000 Gift Card as Thanks

On April 10th, 2009, Apple started a contest for those who love the App Store, and downloading applications from it. They announced that they were catching up to the 1 billion downloads mark, and to celebrate the company wanted to hand out a $10,000 iTunes gift card, along with a few other prizes. On April 24th, they closed down the contest, as they officially passed the 1 billion downloads mark. Now, Apple is ready to celebrate again, as they've put up the app download counter again, this time tracking their arrival at 10 billion downloads. And once again, you could win if you're lucky enough.

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Microsoft Sells 1.9 Million Consoles in December, Sees Year-Over-Year Growth

Microsoft Sells 1.9 Million Consoles in December, Sees Year-Over-Year Growth

Earlier today, we reported that Microsoft was seeing strong sales of its home videogame console, the Xbox 360. So strong, in fact, that Larry Hryb (or Major Nelson, if you prefer) was told that Microsoft had literally "run out" of the consoles. With stock supposedly tight in January and February as well, Major Nelson was quick to note that if they didn't get first place in console sales from the NPD group with their results today, it would be due to strong sales, and not the opposite. Microsoft has released the NPD's highlight reel for the 360, and sure enough, Microsoft's console is doing very well.

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Street Fighter IV 3D Edition Features Online Versus Mode, Other Online Features

Street Fighter IV 3D Edition Features Online Versus Mode, Other Online Features

Nintendo's stance on online gaming is barely a stance at all. Even on their home console, the Wii, the company hasn't made a huge push into the online gaming market. And it doesn't look like that position is going to change with the upcoming launch of the Nintendo 3DS. The portable gaming unit, while featuring highly-detailed, 3D titles of which many could very well feature online play, is forced to suffer with a small online architecture. Fortunately, Capcom is ready to bring the latest edition of their Street Figher series to the 3D realm, and they're bringing online multiplayer along for the ride.

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Windows Phone 7 ROM Loaded Onto HTC HD2, Missing Windows Live Services [Video]

Windows Phone 7 ROM Loaded Onto HTC HD2, Missing Windows Live Services [Video]

The development community can make any phone live long past its manufacturer support timeline. For the HTC HD2, which features plenty of hardware to make it a stand-out device even in today's market, the fact that it wouldn't be able to be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 rubbed a lot of owners the wrong way. But, thanks to the development community, Windows Phone 7 hasn't been a complete stranger to the device. And now, thanks to Dark Forces Team (DFT) a true-to-life Windows Phone 7 ROM is available for the HD2.

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Apple Awarded Patent for Solar-Powered Devices

Apple Awarded Patent for Solar-Powered Devices

Solar power is becoming a common addition to some gadgets. Yet, it's mostly tied to accessories that charge our more important devices, rather than being an integral part of them. That looks to be changing for at least one company, as Apple has recently been awarded a patent for solar-powered devices. Generally speaking, the patent describes solutions for charging devices that range from smartphones, to laptops and tablet devices, courtesy of solar power.

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BlackBerry Torch 2 Outed, Features 1.2GHz Processor

BlackBerry Torch 2 Outed, Features 1.2GHz Processor

The BlackBerry Dakota wasn't the only device to find its way onto the Internet prematurely. The Torch 2, the second generation "best BlackBerry ever," features the same physical construction as the first device, but the main differences that should catch potential customer's attention is the hardware inside the phone. While the original Torch featured a processor clocked at 600MHz, the new model significantly upgrades the speed, along with bringing new features to the mobile Operating System (OS) on board.

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Larry Hryb Says Microsoft Ran Out of Xbox 360s in December

Larry Hryb Says Microsoft Ran Out of Xbox 360s in December

Today, market researcher NPD is supposed to release the sales rankings of the video game consoles. While it may not be released publicly, which NPD has chosen to do in the past, Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Director of Programming Larry Hryb has come forward and tweeted why Microsoft may not be at the head of the pack if the numbers do get released. And, in a strange twist of fate, it's not because the Xbox 360 isn't popular, but it may be because the console is too popular.

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Mix-Style Headphones Going on Sale in UK January 31st

Mix-Style Headphones Going on Sale in UK January 31st

For those who find themselves in certain regions of Japan, Mix-Style headphones are something of a normal occurrence. But they may not be everywhere else. For the United Kingdom, they're about to get a big boost of the headphones hanks to audio retailer HiFi Headphones. The outlet will be selling a wide assortment of the headphones beginning at the end of the month, and they've got styles for everyone.

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iPad 2 to Debut April 2nd or 9th, Rumor Suggests

iPad 2 to Debut April 2nd or 9th, Rumor Suggests

While the second generation iPad hasn't been announced yet, there's already folks talking about when the tablet device will launch. With as many rumors already swirling around, a release date is something we've been expecting to hear for quite some time now. According to MacNotes.de, the iPad is set to launch either the first or second Saturday in April, the 2nd of 9th respectively. Of note, the original German headline suggests that the 9th is a more likely date than the 2nd.

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