Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Apple announces final Mac World in January, Steve Jobs will not deliver keynote



This will shock a lot of people but a press release from Apple just released this afternoon stating that this coming MacWorld in January will be the last, and Steve Jobs won't be on hand to say goodbye. MacWorld has been a launching point for some of Apple's most important consumer products to date. In the press release Apple states the following for the shift from MacWorld:

Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers. The increasing popularity of Apple's Retail Stores, which more than 3.5 million people visit every week, and the Apple.com website enable Apple to directly reach more than a hundred million customers around the world in innovative new ways.

Some of this is true but I find it very hard to believe that such a high profile event would be canceled after January. Will this be the return of Apple to CES as they enter the consumer's homes?

Read the entire press release here.

Intel to showcase Internet connected Prototype set-top-boxes at CES

image CES is rapidly approaching and news from Intel is that they will be bringing Internet to the TV. Intel is scheduled to show off prototype devices that bring the Internet to the TV viewing experience.

The company plans to show off consumer electronics prototypes that run "widgets" or mini-applications that could complement TV viewing with information from the Internet. These widgets that are developed will allow TV watchers to talk to friends in real-time or buy products advertised o TV from online stores.

No news yet on whether these devices will be connected to online TV sites like Hulu, You Tube and others. [read]

iPhone 3G Officially Unlocked by the Dev-Team. Release Imminent!!

Here is something to be grateful for this holiday season.

Today our wonderful friends from the iPhone Dev-Team have finally done the impossible. They have gone and unlocked the iPhone 3G.  The unlock is not totally complete yet but they will be looking to release the unlock on December 31st!! Get ready guys!! This is a very exciting time for us 3G'rs that have been looking for this unlock. I personally am hoping the unlock works and maybe I can finally get some real speed on T-Mobile with the 3G network they have started to rollout in October. Or even if it is possible to convert over to Verizon since they have the best coverage in the US.

The team is currently packaging the app -- codename "yellowesn0w" -- into a user friendly app Pwnage Tool and QuickPwn. To read more and keep updated on the release head on over to the Dev-Team site. [read]

Monday, December 15, 2008

iPhone Nano to Arrive at Walmart for $99 in January???



XSKN posted some renders of a new case for what looks too be the much rumored iPhone Nano. Rumor's have been swirling about Apple selling $99 iPhone's at Walmart in January and this may be what verify's the rumors that have been swirling about a $99 iPhone.

IdealsChina is pretty sure it’s a real made-for Apple iPhone Nano case, though of course a case alone doesn’t guarantee that Apple is manufacturing a smaller iPhone. According to IdealsChina “It is the same height as the just release Nano but wider and thicker and with the same iPhone 3G contours. It has 3 sensors, camera, mirror screen but no 3G. Production will start on the 20th with 60,000 to 80,000/day pieces coming off the assembly line. Steve Jobs will be announcing it during the January MacWorld Show and you will find it in the stores shortly afterwards.”

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Cyber Monday Hot Deals

Keep updated on the latest Deals and Killer active Hot Deals on Cyber Monday. If you missed Friday's list you do not want to miss this one. Friday we were able to Pick up a LCD 22" Monitor with resolution of 1680 x 1050 for $99 from Fry's.

Limited Time!!! Guitar Hero Aerosmith Wii - $19.99

Memorex Blu-Ray Disc Player, MVBD2511 - $148.00

Flip Video F230 Ultra 30-Minute Digital Camcorder & Your Choice Bonus Accessory - $99.00

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $99.99 (Free Shipping)

Brother PT-1010 Portable Handheld Home and Office Labeler- $6.99 (Originally $39.99)

Imation 8GB Swivel USB Flash Drive - $14.99

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive- 23.99

CyberPower Standby 485VA 8-Outlet UPS - $29.99