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AT&T says iPhone 3G tethering coming “soon”

iPhone 3G tetheringNow that’s what we’re talking about! AT&T Movility President Ralph De La Vega just dropped the official word that the will be gaining the ability to be wirelessly tethered to notebooks, giving you 3G internet access on your laptop wherever your iPhone has a 3G signal. Just about every other smartphone that is the caliber of the iPhone has this ability, so it’s been a long time coming. No definite date given or anything, but at least now we know that iPhone tethering is on the horizon.

Read More | Technologizer

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Microsoft Plants Kiosk in Front of Apple Store

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Microsoft, PC / Laptop

Microsoft Kiosk

Microsoft, in a clever move, located an “I’m a PC” recording kiosk outside an Apple Store in Birmingham, England. By the way, if you really are a PC, you can upload a photo or video online and you might find yourself in one of their commercials. The company has already selected several of them in ads that are airing on network TV and are part of a $300 million advertising campaign. We’re all for any idea that doesn’t feature Gates and Seinfeld.

 

Read More | Apple Insider

Sonos Controller for iPhone hits App Store

Sonos iPhone: List View

If you thought we were done with today’s news, think again - they’re on a roll, having just announced the availability of Sonos Controller for iPhone and iPod touch, for free. If you’re a Sonos fan, then you immediately understand what this means. If you own an or iPod touch, you get a touchscreen Sonos controller, at no extra cost. Seriously, that rocks. The new app gives you access to all the new features we told you about earlier as well, like Rhapsody, Sirius, Last.fm, and tons of radio from across the globe. In fact, with the Sonos Controller for iPhone, you can access music from any computer on your network, a NAS drive, or even a . When you realize that one of the standard Sonos Controller remote costs $400, you begin to see how big a deal this is. Releasing this as a free download makes Sonos instantly easier to use, especially in a multi-zone, multi-iPhone household, like mine.

Be sure to check out our Sonos Controller for iPhone gallery for some high resolution stills of the app, which is available now on the .

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Google Earth Now Available on the iPhone

just released a free / version of its popular Google Earth desktop mapping application. The application allows users to fly around the globe with just the swipe of a finger; tilting the unit adjusts your view, zoom in or out by simply pinching your fingers. The new app also integrates geo-located Wikipedia articles – fly to the pyramids, and read all about them, all while riding the bus to work. Check out the video above for a look at the functionality.

Read More | Google Earth App (iTunes) via Google Blog


Apple shipping iPhone USB power adapter in huge box

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Accessories, USB, Apple, Peripherals

iphone USB adapter large box has had a a mind for all things “green” as stated in their past two keynotes.  A few weeks back, Apple recalled the power adapters because the prongs were breaking off into the wall socket, which could cause an obvious jolt of unpleasant experiences.  Apple offered two ways to replace the USB adapter, by mail or by going to their stores. The people who chose to have it sent by mail have been surpised to find that the new, greener Apple has shipped the small adapter in a box that about 100 times its size.  I am sure Apple will take notice and do something about it, but it seems all the eggs are not in the basket when it comes to their “green initiative.”  This just proves that going “green” takes time, and within a large company such as Apple it will continue to take months—or years—for them to achieve their goals.  If you have an iPhone and live close to an Apple store, you can do your part by exchanging it yourself.  If you are out of range of an Apple store and have done the exchange, let us know if you have had the same “large box” experience.

Read More | Apple via Gizmodo


Unboxing Live 043: Aluminum & Glass MacBook Pro

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, Videocasts

Sure, we’ve already put up a MacBook Pro 2008 unboxing gallery, but we figured there might be a few of you out there who’d want to see the unboxing action in video form - so here it is. We bring you a look at the newly redesigned MacBook Pro, which launched just a few days ago. In case you missed it, the MacBook Pro now has an aluminum unibody enclosure, a glass display (which means, glossy - not matte,) and even a glass single-button trackpad.

If you’re wondering how these stack up to the older models, be sure to check out our MacBook and MacBook Pro redesign comparison video.

Read More | MacBook Pro Product Page

Newegg Apple deals

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals

I’m sure that more than a few of you have heard of Newegg, the online shopping site that is superb for great prices on hardware. However, what you may not know is that they offer really good prices on last-gen hardware whenever new MacBooks or MacBook Pros are released. Case in point, these Newegg Apple deals. See? $700 off of a brand new MacBook Pro, with the option of a matte screen - better jump on that! Of course, if Apple hardware isn’t your thing, you can hit our forums, where we list tons of Newegg promo code and coupon deals.

Read More | Apple deals on Newegg via Newegg Promo codes and coupons


Apple Spill Detection Waterproofs Your MacBook Warranty

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Liquid Submersion Detection

Spill your morning coffee on your MacBook and then take it in for covered warranty service? Those days are ending; water damage is obviously a violation of the AppleCare warranty, and the new MacBook and computers, introduced last week, include what cellphones have had for years: Liquid Submersion Indicators, which alert technicians to water damage. Located under the keyboard and near the trackpad, the sensors change color when exposed to a liquid. Once these sensors are activated, there is no way to undo the process, so you’re just gonna have to fess up next time, so please - no more Shirley Temples near the hardware, okay?

Read More | Los Angeles Times

Mac mini shipments come to an end?

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors

Mac mini

The Mac mini has had a good run, but it sounds like Apple has decided to give the mini the ax.  The smallest and cheapest Mac is no longer shipping or available for order, according to a couple large retailers in Europe say Gizmodo.  Apple has a large financial call taking place today in which the mini is expected to get cut from the Mac lineup.  Lets hope this is in preparation for an upcoming Mac mini (Mac nano?) at January’s MacWorld Expo as many suspected the mini to get a makeover, not a going away present.

The Mac Mini is still available on the Apple store, so you may want to get it now if you were thinking it over.

Read More | Gizmodo

Speck Fitted iPhone 3G Cases

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Handhelds

Fitted CasesSpeck has a new line of covers for the iPhone 3G. Their Fitted is a 2-piece, snap together, easy grip design made with an interior soft-touch polycarbonate hard-shell lining. Of course, there is complete access to ports, controls and sensors. So far, only the tan houndstooth check, black-and-white plaid and black herringbone with pinstripes cases are available for $29.95 each, but Speck says that other styles and patterns will be added to the line at a later date.

Read More | Speck

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