1984 Mac cover for iPadSaturday, November 10th, 2012
If you want your iPad to look like the original iMac, ThinkGeek is selling the Padintosh. For $24.99, your iPad 2 or 3 will have a protection case that will remind you why 1984 was not like 1984! Check ThinkGeek for more informationRead more
Mac OS X Lion Available Today From the Mac App StoreWednesday, July 20th, 2011
Apple today announced that Mac OS X Lion is available today as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99. Some of the features in Lion include: new Multi-Touchgestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control; the Mac App Store; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app. Additional new features in Lion include: Resume, which brings...Read more
Apple Introduces New Mac Mini ModelsWednesday, July 20th, 2011
Apple today Apple today updated the Mac mini with next generation Intel Core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Lion. The new Mac mini lineup is the following : - The 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Mac mini with 2GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive starts at a suggested retail price of $599 (US), with options to add memory up to 8GB and a 750GB...Read more
Apple Introduces New MacBook Air ModelsWednesday, July 20th, 2011
Apple today introduced several new MacBook air models.The new Macs are based on Intel's Sandy Bridge platform. Apple also replaced the minidisplay port with a Thunderbolt port for peripherals. The new MacBooks also have backlit keyboards. They are offered in the following configurations: 11.6-inch - 1.6 GHz, 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM: $999 - 1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1199 13.3-inch - 1.7...Read more
Apple Releases iTunes 10.4 (64 bits, full screen, designed for Lion)Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Apple today released iTunes 10.4 with support for Lion's Full-Screen Apps feature. The other major feature of iTunes 10.4 is that it is now a 64-bit Cocoa application. According to Apple, "you can now use iTunes with OS X Lion's new Full-Screen App capability, which allows you to use iTunes and other apps without distractions. Navigate between your full-screen apps with a simple gesture....Read more
Mobee today announced that the Magic Bar inductive charger is available for pre-order immediately on our website. (deliveries are planned for end of June/early July depending on customers area). Mobee is offering an 8 ClearPores% rebate to the Cube-Zone readers, with a coupon available until end of May for pre-orders on the Magic Bar using following code : "MAGICBAR0511".You can use the coupon on their online store at http://www.mobeetechnology.com/shop.html
Apple just released new iMacs. The new desktop computers have new Quad-Core CPUs (Core i5 or i7) across the entire range and 1 (21") or 2 (27") Thunderbolt ports. Starting at $1,199, the new iMac is up to 70 percent faster and new graphics deliver up to three times the performance of the previous generation, according to Apple.
The new iMacs feature quad-core Intel Core Eye Secrets i5 processors with an optional Core i7 processor on the high-end model.
Prices and configurations are as follows :
- 21.5" 2.5GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6750M, 500GB, $1199
- 21.5" 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1499
- 27" 2.7GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6770M, 1TB, $1699
- 27" 3.1GHz Quad Core i5, AMD 6970M, 1TB, $1999
For more information, check Apple web site.
Stephan Schutze, creator of Sound Library and The Foundation Library sound effects collection, today released Ringtone Librarian 1.0 for iOS devices. Ringtone Librarian includes the bulk of the Sound Library catalog of sounds.
* Over 15,000 sounds formatted to iPhone ringtone format
* Unlimited downloads
* A random search function for when you are stuck for ideas
* Lots of fun sounds from burps and farts to zombie guts
* A wide range of animals sounds including domestic, farm and wild animals
* Thousands of created sounds such as reviews for intivar explosions, magic spells and ambiences
* Natural ambiences
* Recordings of historical objects such as trains, machinery and vehicles
* Unusual sound sources from underwater recordings to volcanic vents
* Regular updates of new material to the collection
* Support page with forum for feedback and future ringtone ideas
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 2.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Ringtone Librarian 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Apple today announced that the white iPhone 4 will be available beginning tomorrow. White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
“The white iPhone 4 Levitra has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”
Lines are already forming in order to get the new iPhone 4
Apple just published a Q&A on its website about the Location Data "problem":
1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone?
Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.
2. Then why is everyone so concerned about this?
Providing mobile users with fast and accurate location information while preserving their security and privacy has raised some very complex technical issues which are hard to communicate in a soundbite. Users are confused, partly because the creators of this new technology (including Apple) have not provided enough education about these issues to date.
3. Why is my iPhone logging my location?
The iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it’s maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location, some of which may be located more than one hundred miles away from your iPhone, to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate its location when requested. Calculating a phone’s location using just GPS satellite data can take up to several minutes. iPhone can reduce this time to just a few seconds by using Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data to quickly find GPS satellites, and even triangulate its location using just Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data when GPS is not available (such as indoors or in basements). These calculations are performed live on the iPhone using a crowd-sourced database of Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data that is generated by tens of millions of iPhones sending the geo-tagged locations of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple.
4. Is this crowd-sourced database stored on the iPhone?
The entire crowd-sourced database is too big to store on an iPhone, so we download an appropriate subset (cache) onto each iPhone. This cache is protected but not encrypted, and is backed up in iTunes whenever you back up your iPhone. The backup is encrypted or not, depending on the user settings in iTunes. The location data that researchers are seeing on the iPhone is not the past or present location of the iPhone, but rather the locations of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers surrounding the iPhone’s location, which can be more than one hundred miles away from the iPhone. We plan to cease backing up this cache in a software update coming soon (see Software Update section below).
5. Can Apple locate me based on my geo-tagged Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data?
No. This data is Cialis sent to Apple in an anonymous and encrypted form. Apple cannot identify the source of this data.
6. People have identified up to a year’s worth of location data being stored on the iPhone. Why does my iPhone need so much data in order to assist it in finding my location today?
This data is not the iPhone’s location data—it is a subset (cache) of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database which is downloaded from Apple into the iPhone to assist the iPhone in rapidly and accurately calculating location. The reason the iPhone stores so much data is a bug we uncovered and plan to fix shortly (see Software Update section below). We don’t think the iPhone needs to store more than seven days of this data.
7. When I turn off Location Services, why does my iPhone sometimes continue updating its Wi-Fi and cell tower data from Apple’s crowd-sourced database?
It shouldn’t. This is a bug, which we plan to fix shortly (see Software Update section below).
8. What other location data is Apple collecting from the iPhone besides crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data?
Apple is now collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database with the goal of providing iPhone users an improved traffic service in the next couple of years.
9. Does Apple currently provide any data collected from iPhones to third parties?
We provide anonymous crash logs from users that have opted in to third-party developers to help them debug their apps. Our iAds advertising system can use location as a factor in targeting ads. Location is not shared with any third party or ad unless the user explicitly approves giving the current location to the current ad (for example, to request the ad locate the Target store nearest them).
10. Does Apple believe that personal information security and privacy are important?
Yes, we strongly do. For example, iPhone was the first to ask users to give their permission for each and every app that wanted to use location. Apple will continue to be one of the leaders in strengthening personal information security and privacy.
Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:
- reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
- ceases backing up this cache, and
- deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.
In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.