updated 02:55 pm EDT, Mon April 7, 2008
Apple refreshes Mac TM
In brief: We have a review of the Tannoy i30 iPod speaker system, Apple refreshes the "Macintosh" trademark, a 36-hour iPhone programming marathon takes place and iSync phone plugins gets new device support ... We have posted a review of the Tannoy i30 iPod speaker system. This heavy-duty speaker system has an oval shape that is flat from the front view, but extends the oval in the back, complete with an inset hidden handle. The clean front design has not a button to be seen; so all the controls are on the small remote. The front is graced with two non-removable gray grills that cover 4-inch iCT, Inductive Coupling Technology , speakers and an iPod dock, under which is a gray TANNOY label. When removed from its suitcase-like box, the sheer weight of the speaker system is impressive, as is the simple packaging.
Apple refreshes "Macintosh" trademark
On April 7, 2008, the US Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark refresh, titled "Macintosh." Apple has filed the trademark under "Computer software for managing networked computers, computer device driver software, and computer manuals in electronic format."
36-hour iPhone programming marathon
setteB.IT reports that four iTalian students are planning a 36 hour marathon of programming a hypothetical iPhone application. The nature of the application has not yet been determined, but the developers hope that within 20 hours of the start the software will be running. The video demo of the current build is available here, and setteB reports "the four boys want to stress that the SDK beta is plagued by many bugs."
iSync phone plugins gets new device support
nova media has announced iSync phone plugins 6.0, which adds 13 new plugins for cell phones from Nokia, Samsung and Motorola. The tool now supports a total of 158 additional cell phones with iSync in one single plugin. Version 6 supports the cell phone models listed below: Samsung SGH-i520; SGH-i550; SGH-i560; Nokia 2600 classic; 6263. System requirements are Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher with support of 10.5.2.