Archive for Nov 24, 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 47 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 47 2008

Most anticipated news this week was the launch of the BlackBerry Storm on Verizon Wireless, RIM's first touchscreen handset.  If you're at all considering the Storm then make sure to check out our two part super-review: part one is here, part two is here.

Meanwhile, Apple released firmware 2.2 for the iPhone, bringing with it Street View and over-the-air podcast downloads among other things.  Check out the full details of the upgrade here.  That release was followed in short order by QuickPwn for v2.2.  What the new firmware didn't include was MMS messaging, but that might be arriving sooner rather than later if Mobispine have their way.

QuickPwn for iPhone 2.2 released

QuickPwn for iPhone 2.2 released

The iPhone Dev Team have released a version of QuickPwn that will work with the latest iPhone firmware, version 2.2.  The software, which is available for both Mac and Windows users, will allow third-party apps to be loaded as well as other unofficial modifications to the handset.  However it is not a baseband unlock.

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Unboxing MacBook Air (late 2008 model)

Unboxing MacBook Air (late 2008 model)

When the MacBook Air launched, not only was there hardly anything on the PC manufacturers shelves to match it, Apple themselves didn't have another product like it.  Now, with the arrival of the late-2008 model unibody MacBook and MacBook Pro, people had started to question exactly whether the Air's ULV processor and relatively scant performance were one sacrifice too many.  Apple have responded by releasing the new, late-2008 MacBook Air: on the outside it looks pretty much the same, but under the hood the Cupertino company is keen to stress how different things are.  Check out our unboxing video after the cut.

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iPhone firmware 2.2 update details roundup

iPhone firmware 2.2 update details roundup

Now that we have all had an opportunity to upgrade to the newest version of the iPhone firmware 2.2, it is very clear that there are a lot of changes made to this version. From what we have seen, every single one of the reported features is present and working very well.

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