updated 03:55 am EST, Tue February 13, 2007
Apple takes iPhone idea?
Briefly: Apple is being accused of stealing the iPhone concept/idea from Korean manufacturer LG Electronics, after it unveiled its Prada prototype last September: LG's head of mobile handset Research and Development has said that the company believes that Apple copied the iPhone concept from LG's Prada phone, according to a new report. "We consider that Apple copycat [the] Prada phone after the design was unveiled when it was presented in the iF Design Award and won the prize in September 2006," said Mr. Woo-Young Kwak.... Developers continue to update the software used to sync Macs with Google's online calendering service: claiming the help of more than 10,000 beta testers, the developers have released Spanning Sync 1.0b14, another public beta of the software service that bidirectionally syncs Apple's iCal desktop calendar software with Google Calendar..
Nokia challenges Apple
While acknowledging that the iPhone would stimulate the cell phone market, Nokia's chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo challenged Apple to "turn mindshare into market share" when it launches the iPhone later this year and introduced new products that leverage high speed data connectivity to disincentivize customers from switching to the iPhone, which has a "cool factor" that is hard to match.
Dual quad-core Mac Pro
One Mac site has posted a step-by-step tutorial on upgrading both of the original dual-core 3.0GHz Xeon processors inside a Mac Pro with two quad-core Xeon X5355 processors running at 2.66GHz, requiring a few common hex- and philips screwdrivers and thermal paste.