According to CNET, sources familiar with current negotiations between Apple and record labels claim Apple is currently trying to secure international music licenses related to iCloud. The report even suggests an announcement could be made at the iPhone media event on October 4th if a deal is reached before then. If CNET’s source is to [...]
Samsung on Friday took the wraps off its latest addition to the Galaxy tablet family, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The new slate is an update to the tablet that started it all for Samsung, and it features a 7-inch 1,024 x 600-pixel display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, dual cameras, embedded HSPA+ and Android 3.2 Honeycomb. ”Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry,” Samsung’s mobile boss JK Shin said in a statement. “Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus reloaded with enhanced portability, productivity and a richer multimedia experience. GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus is for those
Despite teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, Kodak will forever be legend. Slides! Kodachrome! Advantix! In the 2000s, they morphed into a maker of easy-to-use digital cameras and pocket camcorders. B...
We're back with a new episode of TC Cribs, and it's featuring one of the most tricked-out offices yet: YouTube. Yes, the world's biggest archive of cute cat videos (among other things) invited us to take a stroll through their halls, which are brimming with nifty artifacts, viral video memorabilia, and gnomes. A lot of gnomes. There's also a big surprise that comes around two-thirds through the episode that had me hurting for a couple of days. Don't miss it!
Apple has just begun pushing out Lion 10.7.2 (11C71) to devs. Included in the update are fixes to Find My Mac related to using a firmware password, and improvements to Lion Recovery. Otherwise the build includes no new known issues. Earlier today Apple released the iTunes 10.5 beta 9, a necessary update for devs interested [...]
Verizon filed an appeal in federal court today protesting the FCC net neutrality ruling. It claims the rules are unnecessary and will create confusion. Left unsaid is that it thinks the ruling could cu...
Apple’s Siri and Nuance-powered “Assistant” voice control feature expected to launch with iOS 5 has hardly been a secret, and now MacRumors has commissioned a video mock-up of the service based on what we know so far. The video shows, for example, that a user might be able to hold down the home button to activate the application and speak a command, not unlike Apple’s simple voice controls today. Assistant should step today’s capabilities up quite a bit, however. The service will likely scour your phone’s contents or the web to deliver results, and it may even be capable of replying to you; in the MacRumors video, Assistant asks the user if he would like to text a contact’s mobile
By now, we all know that the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Sprint and C Spire Wireless (formerly known as the Cellular South) have filed suits to that same effect, but AT&T has asked the court to reject those companies' complaints. The reason? AT&T believes that Sprint and C Spire are fighting for their own sakes, and not for the public's best interests.