SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2010

Jun 20, 2010
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Happy Father's Day to all the geeky dads out there from all of us here at SlashGear! Last week was a busy one with E3 going on and lots of new gaming gear unveiled. It wasn't all gaming gear though with the Toshiba GuideBook dual-screen tablet set to land in June. The little thing looks pretty cool.

One of the first big stories of the week was the iPad email security breech. The breach was carried out by a security firm called Goatse. Early in the week we also heard grumblings that iOS4 might be getting direct to Facebook video uploads. That would be a welcome feature for Facebook addicts.

The iPhone 4 went up for pre-order in the UK unlocked and SIM free. Lots of us here in America are counting the days until we can get similar deals. Apple updated the Mac mini on Tuesday giving the little machine HDMI, a GeForce 320 GPU and a new unibody chassis. The machine now starts at $699.

Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox 360 dubbed the "Slim" by most fans with a larger HDD, new hardware, and a smaller chassis. The machine is already available to purchase. Microsoft has announced the official launch date of the Kinect accessory, which was previously known as Project Natal. Kinect will ship on November 4.

Nintendo rolled out the 3DS officially at E3. Some specs for the little device were already known, but we got our first official look at the thing on Tuesday. Sony unveiled the official details of the PlayStation Plus service at $49.99 for a year. The service gives buyers access to DLC and more.

The PlayStation Move controller was officially priced at $49.99 on Tuesday. The Move is the motion control system for the PS3. Apple released the latest version of OS X making version 10.6.4. The release fixed bugs and offered Safari 5.

The iPhone 4 sold out in both the US and the UK. The sell out doesn't mean you can’t pre-order still, it only means the ship time is pushed back. The Goatse security person who hacked the AT&T email site was arrest over drug charges. The FBI found the drugs while searching his home in relation to the AT&T hack.

We learned for sure this week that the iPhone 4 and iPad microSIM cards can’t be shared between the devices. That eliminates the chance of using the iPhone 4 card for data on your iPad. Apple announced mid-week that over 600,000 iPhone 4 orders had been placed. The number set a new record for Apple.

Nintendo offered the full specs on the 3DS Thursday. The design can still change but specs include WiFi, two cameras, an SD card slot, and more. We offered up a video unboxing of the new HTC Wildfire Thursday. The handset has a 3.2-inch screen Android 2.1, and a 5MP camera.

AT&T is getting its own version of the Galaxy S smartphone. The AT&T version will be called the Samsung Captivate. Apple announced that the session videos from WWDC were available online for devs. You have to be a registered dev to access the video. Sources announced Friday that Apple is thought to be shipping 1.2 million iPads per month. That is a ton of iPads for sure. Thanks for reading!


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