Archive for October, 2009

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Verizon iPhone Release Imminent for 2010? [Analysts Disagree on the Future of Apple’s iPhone]

October 30, 2009

This is not the first time we hear people talking about a Verizon iPhone in 2010 and it will certainly not be the last time. Last time we talked about the issue as rumors suggested that Apple and Verizon have been testing an LTE version of the iPhone. But what do analysts say?
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Apple TV 3.0, iTunes 9.0.2 Released [TheAppleBlog]

October 30, 2009

Following a presumably unintentional disclosure in the terms of service for the iTunes Store, Apple has released Apple TV 3.0, as well as a corresponding update for iTunes.

As previously reported, Apple TV 3.0 supports iTunes LP and iTunes Extras, and does so with a new look. According to Eddy Cue, Apple VP of Internet Services, the new interface “gives you instant access to your favorite content.” The new interface continues an evolution away from Apple’s otherSource: GigaOM Network RSS Feed

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6 Reasons Why You Need to Consider Email is a Communication Strategy on Your Blog

October 29, 2009

Email is back!

Earlier in the week I mentioned that one of the emerging themes in the monetization sessions at Blog World Expo was the idea of membership sites as a way to make an income from a blog.

The other theme that emerged in a number of the sessions was that many bloggers were placing increased attention on the medium of email as a way to communicate with readers.

Email is back!

Actually email never really went away – but it’s back on the radar of manySource: ProBlogger RSS Feed

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Motorola DROID spotted in fine GSM form (video)

October 29, 2009

While the newly launched DROID is keeping us plenty busy, we’d be remiss if we didn’t hep you to this hands-on video that’s recently popped up on the YouTubes. Of Vietnamese origin, we do believe that this is the first GSM version of the phone we’ve caught on tape. All seems to be going well until about 2 minutes 7 seconds, when the viewer encounters a considerable lag in between gesturing to open the app drawer and the event itself. But don’t take our word for it — see for yourselfSource: Engadget RSS Feed

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Studios Considering Plan To Delay Rental Releases For Blu-Ray and DVD?

October 27, 2009

Presented with the option of buying a film on disc or just renting it, it practically goes without saying that springing to purchase a a film sight unseen must happen far less regularly than just plumping for a hire. This situation will also be exacerbated by Netflix-style postal services and VOD. It isn’t any wonder, then, that the studios are considering a plan that would give sell-through discs a window of their own, a protected chance to tempt consumers into a more profitable course of Source: SlashFilm RSS Feed

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VW Lifts a $5.75 Million VAIL at Stanford

October 27, 2009

Volkswagen and Stanford University go way back, having collaborated on two cool autonomous cars for DARPA, and now they’ve gone in together on a laboratory where researchers and students will develop technology they say will lead to safer, greener cars.

The German automaker, through Volkswagen Group of America, is investing $5.75 million in the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory to spur the creation of new automotive tech. Along with VW’s Electronics Research Laboratory inSource: Autopia RSS Feed

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Novatel MiFi 2200 gets new firmware, now stays on even when you don’t need it

October 26, 2009

If you’re using one of the various MiFi incarnations, you may have been slightly annoyed at the thing shutting itself down after a few minutes of inactivity. It’s a lovely feature to save juice when running disconnected — a little less desirable when running on AC. There’s a new firmware in town and it does away with such bad behavior whilst also adding better compatibility with the Nintendo DS and BlackBerry Curve. It’s not an automatic update, though, so you’ll need to dig through someSource: Engadget RSS Feed