The concept of this Apple patent is fairly simple. The idea is that when you are looking at your monitor it will be more realistic to move your head around and look into the display, just like you would do out a window. The whole idea is based on using your computer either hands free or with minimal input. You can essentially just look around as though your monitor was one big window.Read More
MacRumors has obtained a new photo which compares what is believed to be the back of the new iPhone. The new iPhone back is in a matte finish that we have seen before. Other than that, there is no more information. We can kind of get an idea of the new iPhone design from the bezel and now the matte back. Not much difference in design, but some changes nonetheless. The back would certainly be much less prone to scratching.Read More
By now most of us know that the Palm Pre syncs with iTunes, but the real question is how this is accomplished. Many have stated that they believe Apple and Palm have struck a deal to get this accomplished. According to John Johansen’s Blog this is not the case.
The one thing many of us have wanted from their iPhone which other smart phones offer, is a way to connect your phone to a laptop and use ita internet connection. There was one app which made an attempt at this, Netshare. That app was quickly shut down by Apple (AT&T?). So now comes comfirmation via the AT&T CEO, Ralph De La Vega, that tethering is coming to the iPhone. All we can say is, it’s about time. Mac Rumors also believes the tethering ability will be in the 2.2 firmware update.
The google maps application on the iPhone and iPod Touch have been great, but they lack one nice feature, street view. The 2.2 Beta which has been seeded to developers has been said to contain the update which adds street view to Google Maps. Also in the Beta which was seeded tonight to developers is a line-in app.Read More
The new MacBooks may have a feature which all other MacBooks currently lack. The feature is the ability to decode H.264 video directly off the GPU instead of using the CPU to do all the work. This would enable the MacBooks to perform multiple tasks more seamlessly while encoding and greatly improve performance of the encoding times as well.
Another leaked pic of tomorrows MacBook has come to our attention. The picture is of the new MacBook and shows a normal trackpad, but is lacking a button for the mouse. Per Engadgets post "metal and glass" enclosure now houses an NVIDIA GPU, but no FireWire 400, and video-out is apparently through a connector "more compact" than MicroDVI.
This means the glass trackpad could be a reality or just wishful thinking…Read More