updated 01:20 am EDT, Mon August 20, 2007
iPhone texting 2X slower
In brief: OWC is offering the first 3GB RAM kit for the Mac mini, a Glasgow, Scotland Apple Store is set to to open August 25th, a study shows that texting takes twice as long on the iPhone relative to other QWERTY mobile phones, Apple has fallen two spots in comScore's Web ranking, and new life is breathed into the HTML standard ... Other World Computing has announced that it is the first major supplier to offer up to 3GB of expansion memory for Apple's latest Mac mini Core 2 Duo models -- 50% more memory than the 2GB maximum factory-installed option. The memory is priced at $135 for a 2GB Module and $180 for a 3GB Kit (1GB+2GB Set)
Glasgow Apple Store to open August 25th
ifoAppleStore reports that the grand opening of the Buchanan Street (Glasgow, Scotland) Apple retail store will occur on Saturday, August 25th at 9 AM local time. "The event will include commemorative T-shirts for the first 1,500 visitors, and a MacBook and iPod sweepstakes prize." The two-level store is set inside a historic building in city center, and is the first store to open in Scotland.
Study: Texting takes twice as long on iPhone
A study purports that that texting on the iPhone takes twice as long as texting on other QWERTY phones. Analyzing the report, Russell Shaw reports that one particular issue the QWERTY users experienced with iPhone texting was a tendency to backspace when they made mistakes -- "a far less efficient way than to discover and correctly learn the predictive or corrective text on the iPhone." Apparently, none of the testers in the study were able to detect and use the iPhone magnifying glass feature while text messaging.
Apple falls two spots in Web ranking
A new report from comScore shows Apple dropping from tenth to twelfth in consumer activity at top online properties for July 2007. Apple Inc's Web site received 42,561,000 visitors in July, with Viacom Digital taking the number 10 spot. The top two sites were Yahoo and Google properties.
Apple helps spur HTML 5
Development of HTML stopped in 1999 with HTML 4, but now a report from IBM shows that the standard is coming back to life. Three major browser vendors -- Apple, Opera, and the Mozilla Foundation -- came together as the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WhatWG) to develop an updated and upgraded version of classic HTML. "More recently, the W3C took note of these developments and started its own next-generation HTML effort with many of the same members. Eventually, the two efforts will likely be merged. Although many details remain to be argued over, the outlines of the next version of HTML are becoming clear."