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1-Seg TV tuner & battery accessory for Japanese iPhone 3G

1-Seg TV tuner & battery accessory for Japanese iPhone 3G

When the iPhone first came out, many pundits suggested it would be pretty much ignored in Japan where high-tech mobile devices are commonplace.  That, of course, ignored the legendary Apple lust-factor, and the sheer usability of the handset; however, it's proved tricky to ween the Japanese public off their feature-overload, and so, caving to public demand, carrier Softbank have announced a 1-Seg TV tuner for the iPhone 3G.

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Meizu M8 – no, of course it doesn’t look like an iPhone…

Meizu M8 – no, of course it doesn’t look like an iPhone…

So the rep from Meizu, much like the company as a whole, continues to profess their design didn’t come from the iPhone, that their design was completed some time towards the end of 2006, well before the iPhone was released. They still don’t mention anything about the software though, which is almost definitely stolen from Apple.

Apple TV software update finally available

Apple TV software update finally available

The new Apple TV update is now available for download. In case you missed our coverage of MacWorld where the update was announced, the major features in this update are PC-less access to the iTunes store, and both SD and HD movie rentals.

VUDU slashed price to battle AppleTV?

VUDU slashed price to battle AppleTV?

In respond to the recent announcement from AppleTV & Apple Video on demand, the broadband IP-based Vudu slashed its $399 Set-To-Box down to $295, effective yesterday in order to compete with the crowded VOD market.

Apple TV Take 2

Apple TV Take 2

I don’t recall what the old interface looked like, but the new interface looks amazing and makes heavy use of the CoverFlow technology, in a very good way. The ability to use it without a PC is also a great feature, and it’s more power efficient that way.

Macworld 08: Keynote Summary & Transcript

Macworld 08: Keynote Summary & Transcript

After all the usual rumor, intrigue and speculation, another Macworld Keynote comes to a close.  It's been a morning of updates and a few significant launches, with Apple TV, iTunes, the iPhone and the iPod Touch all getting new software, the introduction of $3.99 movie rentals from all of the major studios, Apple's first NAS in the shape of the Time Capsule and, of course, the super-slim, super-sexy (and already super-controversial) MacBook Air.

The full SlashGear transcript of the Keynote is after the cut, and you can guarantee that we'll be bringing you all the latest coverage of these new additions and upgrades to Apple's range over the coming days. 

Macworld 08: Apple TV updated with streaming iTunes content, YouTube and movie rentals

Macworld 08: Apple TV updated with streaming iTunes content, YouTube and movie rentals

Apple TV, the company's wireless set-top box, has been updated so as to function without the need for a Mac, opening up the device to the thousands of potential users yet to invest (or unable to afford) one of Apple's computers.  While iTunes content can be streamed direct to the Apple TV and enjoyed through a connected widescreen TV, owners now have the option to browse, research and buy TV shows, music and titles from the new movie rentals service direct from the set-top box itself. 

Archos TV+ is everything the Apple TV should have been

Archos TV+ is everything the Apple TV should have been

I hate comparing one product to another, but the Archos set top box DVR is everything the Apple TV should have been and even has an equally slick appearance. Alright, lets start with the fact that it comes in your choice of 80 or 250 gigabyte capacities, and, since its made by Archos, I wouldn’t be surprised if some enterprising modders found a way to increase that.

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