Archive for June 2011
An HP executive said Thursday that the TouchPad tablet is not meant to take the market away from the iPad and is instead aimed at the enterprise, while a new report claims Apple is set to overtake HP next year as the world’s leading portable PC vendor, if iPads are taken into account.
Faced with strong pressure from investors and an open letter from an anonymous executive calling for a new CEO, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has agreed to establish a committee to look into the company’s executive and board roles.
In a mixed decision Thursday, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that smart phones from Apple and Research in Motion do not violate digital photography patents owned by Eastman Kodak Co., denying the beleaguered photographic company its bread and butter claim.Related Posts:
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Question by God Help Me: How much would the new iPhone “4G” cost? If it were to come out in the summer, let’s say June – July, how much do you think it would be on a 3 year Plan (CANADIAN DOLLARS PLEASE). Currently, a 3G S is $ 199 for a 16GB and $ 299 for a 32G ON A 3 YEAR PLAN. Apple is relatively good when they come out with improved products and they keep the same price, or have it even a bit lower. So what do you think, how much would you say it would be on a 3 Year Plan for the base model?
Answer by kmm333It’ll most likely stay the same price for the phone itself, though plan details and pricing may change. Overall it’ll be about the same overall cost as the current iphones and their plans.
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Apple is set to dramatically boost shipments of the iPad 2 next quarter, with overseas suppliers indicating the total number of units shipped will be between 12 million and 14 million.
Apple has shown interest in a new location-based docking system that would dynamically change the interface and settings of a portable device for different activities like working or driving a car.
Amazon could have a difficult time securing manufacturing commitments for its rumored LCD tablet, as Apple’s iPad 2 is predicted to occupy most of the available tablet production capacity in the later half of the year, according to a new report.Related Posts:
Dear Aunt TUAW,
There are works [sic] that are highlighted and linked to pop-ups when I go to webpages and pass my mouse pointer over them and I would like that to stop.
Your loving nephew,
Auntie isn’t entirely sure whether you’re talking about tool tips or in-line advertising. So she’s going to answer both of these possible questions.
Tool tips are those yellow pop-ups that appear when you hover your mouse on top of URL. They look something like this.
It’s a feature that helps expose the link you’re looking at. It gives you more information about where you’ll go if you click that URL. To get rid of these pop-ups open a Terminal window and type in the following. (If you don’t know what Terminal is, or how to use the command line, this write-up probably isn’t for you.)
defaults remove com.apple.Safari WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips
Quit and restart Safari and your tool tips will be disabled. To restore the feature, use this command, entering it into a Terminal window.
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips 1
And, again, quit and restart Safari for your changes to take effect.
Here’s the other question Auntie thought you might be asking. If you’ve ever seen those underlined (typically green) links, you know how utterly annoying they can be. Here’s what happens when your mouse goes near that link.
Irritating, isn’t it? So what can you do? Auntie turned to Uncle TJ for the answer. And she warns you that it too involves a bit of command-line ability — in fact slightly more than “a bit”. You will need your administrator credentials here.
Head on over to someonewhocares.org and copy their hosts file to your Mac as hosts.withlove. This file contains a gadzillion host rules that block out a lot of really irritating Internet hosts, protecting you from some (but not all) spyware, pop-ups, and so forth. Or, as they put it “Using a Hosts File to make the Internet not suck (as much)”.
In Terminal, make sure the saved file is created without an txt extension, i.e. hosts.withlove, not hosts.withlove.txt. Move the file into the /etc folder, e.g.
sudo mv ~/Desktop/hosts.withlove /etc/hosts.withlove
In /etc, copy hosts to hosts.original. This creates a backup of your original hosts file that you can revert to if needed.
sudo cp hosts hosts.original
Use your favorite text editor to match up the start of the withlove version to match the original version, just so you’re working more or less from the same starting point. Then move it into place.
sudo cp hosts.withlove hosts
To test this, you don’t have to restart Safari but you should re-load whatever page you had seen the in-line advertising. For example, the Business Insider page that Auntie captured above now looks like this after enabling the withlove version of the hosts file.
Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me disable in-line tool tips and advertising originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Hewlett Packard’s entry into the tablet market has drawn praise for its external beauty and criticism as reviewers dug beneath the surface, with one journalist calling the device a “mediocre tablet.”
A teardown of Apple’s just-released $ 49 Thunderbolt cable has revealed an “active cable” with transceiver chips on each end.
Newly published results show Apple’s newly adopted Thunderbolt technology blows FireWire 800 out of the water with data transfer speeds to an external RAID system at 700MB/s.Related Posts:
A few weeks ago I got stuck for many hours at LaGuardia airport in New York (shocking, I realize, given how smooth air travel is these days). While at the Delta terminal I saw dozens of iPads installed next to small booths, designed for travelers to recharge and possibly play a game or order some food. We knew this was coming, but I was surprised to see them there nonetheless.
While the iPads were physically locked down, iOS was pretty much just stock, with the apps Delta wants you to use on one screen, and all the stock iOS apps (Mail, Safari, etc.) on the other screen. I didn’t see anyone swipe to the second screen while I was at the terminal.
As you can see in the screenshot below, the apps Delta has added to the iPad are: Epicurious, Google Earth, SportsTap, Checkers Free HD, CNBC Real-Time for iPad, USA Today, Hangman Classic HD (the one I saw people playing the most, incidentally), Marketboard, Tic Tac Toe Free, The Weather Channel Max, WebMD, Delta’s own app (of course), and what appear to be web shortcuts for a feedback form, about the food and beverage company which runs the services at the terminal and a pitch to have your apps on the iPads. Lastly, there’s a simple menu app for Crust, which was at the Delta terminal.
Have any of you tried these out? Let us know your reactions in the comments.
The apps on Delta’s iPads at LaGuardia airport in New York originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Question by Wokaleen: How can I unlock my iPad? I set a passcode on my iPad and I forgot it. I’ve read everything. I tried pressing the home button 10 times but that didn’t work. I tried turning it on and off. And I tried restoring it but it won’t let me. Anytime I try to restore it, it says, “The iPad “Georgia’s iPad” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194).” Please help me, it was so expensive and I don’t want to have to throw it out!
Answer by Webe TrollinSend it to me, and ill fix it up for you. Ok?
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Availability of Apple’s current $ 999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.
Apple is prepared to offer the iPhone 3GS, first released in 2009, as a free subsidized phone with a two-year service contract, according to a new report.
Apple on Wednesday posted a list of frequently asked questions on its website to address growing concern among video professionals over the newly released Final Cut Pro X.Related Posts: