Archive for September, 2009

Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

Apple Store down: new iMacs and MacBooks incoming? Update: Nope, nothing new

You guessed it, it's a Tuesday and the Apple Store has been taken down for the usual hurried batch of updating.  No word on what we might be seeing added today, but considering the past few weeks have hummed with talk of new iMac desktops and new MacBook entry-level notebooks there could be a pleasant surprise if you're in the market for a new OS X machine.

Update: The store is back online (only the US site went down) and there are no changes we can see aside from to the cart system itself.  Looks like this was just maintenance downtime, and we'll have to wait a little longer for new iMacs and MacBooks.

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Palm webOS 1.2.0 update arrives for Pre

Palm webOS 1.2.0 update arrives for Pre

Palm have finally pushed out their latest update for the Palm Pre, webOS 1.2.0, a 79MB over-the-air firmware install that adds support for paid apps, Amazon MP3 downloads while on a mobile network (rather than WiFi) and cut/copy/paste support of text in the web browser.  There's also a new gesture - swiping down from the top of the screen toward the bottom - which opens the application/connection menu, together with music playback controls on the lock screen.

However what hasn't changed is iTunes compatibility, with the Pre still unable to sync with Apple's media software after the Cupertino company changed their settings to block the Palm smartphone.  Recently Palm was scolded by the USB-IF for their attempts to circumnavigate Apple's settings by using an iPod USB identification number.

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Sprint Instinct HD by Samsung Review

Sprint Instinct HD by Samsung Review

Samsung's original Instinct surprised many when an eager public turned it into one of Sprint's most successful devices, so it's little surprise that the carrier are now expecting similarly impressive things from its successor, the Instinct HD. High-Definition is certainly one of the more popular buzzwords around right now, so you can't argue with Sprint's branding onus; the big question is whether the device itself lives up to the billing. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

With many phone users across the country leaving landlines behind and moving to mobile phones only, the market for landlines and associated landline phones is shrinking. To combat this, landline companies and phone makers are rolling out new landline phones that add features typically found on smartphones for wireless carriers. VTech has unveiled its latest landline phone called the DS6321-3.

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Huntkey unveils power sipping universal notebook adapters

Huntkey unveils power sipping universal notebook adapters

Many people are very interested in saving power not only to save money on utility bills, but also to help the environment. A company called Huntkey has announced a new series of Energy Star universal notebook power adapters that promise to save significant power compared to standard power adapters.

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