Archive for March, 2009

Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

Apple devs face out-of-pocket expenses over refund policy?

iPhone and iPod touch developers distributing through the App Store may find themselves seriously out of pocket if return rates on their software climb too high, thanks to a refund clause in the Apple contract.  According to the clause, while Apple passes 70-percent of App Store revenue onto developers for sales, developers are liable for 100-percent of the cost should Apple have to refund a buyer.

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More capacitive netbook touchscreens promised for 2H09

More capacitive netbook touchscreens promised for 2H09

The capacitive touchscreen netbook storm continues to brew, with all signs pointing to a number of releases toward the end of 2009.  Latest panel manufacturer to throw its proverbial hat into the ring is Young Fast Optoelectronics, whose chairman has revealed that they will release a netbook-scale capacitive screen in the second half of this year.

Sony VAIO P Summer refresh tipped: faster Atom?

Sony VAIO P Summer refresh tipped: faster Atom?

According to the latest model numbers dug up by Sony Insider, it looks as though Sony are preparing six new variants of the "it's not a netbook" VAIO P ultraportable.  The codes - which jump from the 500-series of the current generation to a new 700-series - suggest the same array of color options, but also specification updates: VGN-P710T/B, VGN-P710T/R, VGN-P710T/G, VGN-P710T/W and the VGN-P730A/Q and VGN-P730T/Q.

Antec Skeleton case mod contest: predictably unpredictable results

Antec Skeleton case mod contest: predictably unpredictable results

The Antec Skeleton PC case isn't exactly a shy and retiring design in itself, which is why entrants to the company's modding competition have had to reach a little further in order to come up with something eye-catching.  Designs range from repaints, through bizarre furry wings, to doubling-up the case like this spaceship-like concept here; there's also a very convincing All-In-Antec machine.

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