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Prices linked to individual schools
Some educational discounts on the MacBook are extending well beyond $899, observers note. Apple recently dropped the standard educational price by $50, on top of a previous price below the $999 retail cost. At at least one school-specific Apple storefront however, the cost...
Cydle to out first portable device with Mobile TV
South Korea's Cydle, which builds in-car multimedia systems, promises to bring its newest handheld entertainment device to CES, as part of its P29 Series. The Cydle P29A is a multimedia player that also integrates subscription-free Mobile DTV and an HD Radio tuner. The device...
Uses 1,500 embedded Swarovski crystals
CAZE has launched a new Swarovski case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the Initial. The case guards the back, corners and sides of a phone, and uses a thin and transparent design. Unique is the presence of over 1,500 Swarovski crystals, covering the entire outside layer of the...
Garmin Oregon 450 and 450t surface
(Updated with pricing, release dates) Garmin wrapped up its year today with two new Oregon GPS mappers for the outdoors. The Oregon 450 and 450t both replace the older 400 models with a more visible and responsive touchscreen for its navigation. It likewise brings a more...
Showtime, Sony leading experiment
A symbolic change in the video industry is beginning as studios begin shipping videos ahead of their Blu-ray and DVD releases. Lionsgate-owned TV network Showtime has begun selling previously aired episodes of its show Weeds (iTunes) before their release on packaged DVDs,...
Adds support for Droid, other Android 2.0 phones
In the wake of a brief beta period, Mark/Space has posted the finished v1.1 release of Missing Sync for Android. The app is used to sync content from a Mac or Windows system with phones based on Google's Android platform. Owners can sync music, photos and video, as well as...
MS seen slow, outpaced by Apple and Google
Microsoft has reversed positions with IBM and is no longer fast or innovative, former executive and now Google employee Don Dodge says. He views the company as "like IBM was in 1985" and ready to be passed by a nimbler company such as Apple, Facebook or Google. It still has...
China iPhone carrier still prefers others
China Unicom in its next wave of phone orders will still prefer older smartphone platforms over Apple's, company general manager Zhang Zhijiang said this week. Of the carrier's mix, only 4 percent will be iPhones while 8 percent will use some variant of Windows Mobile. About...
Content aware image scaling comes to the iPhone
Colida is currently offering a special Christmas promotion on several of their Mac games. If customers purchase two qualifying games before December 25th, they will automatically be entitled to a free third game. The deal applies to The Secrets of Da Vinci, Return to Mysterious...
FCC doesn't believe Verizon
The FCC in a response (PDF) today rebuffed Verizon's claims that its ETF rate hikes are necessary. Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in a public letter described Verizon's justifications for doubling early termination fees as "unsatisfying" and sometimes "troubling." While the carrier...
Nook shortage sparked by supply, not demand
As many as half a million of Barnes & Noble's Nook readers will reach the US within four months, southeast Asian tips said today. The bookseller has long said it has been "overwhelmed" by demand, but those aware of its supply chain now tell TechCrunch that about 60,000 Nook...
Telefonica pays $209 million in cash for Jajah
European telecommunications and cable provider Telefónica on Wednesday announced is has purchased VoIP (Voice over IP) provider Jajah for cash equivalent to about $208 million. Jajah offers its services in nearly 200 countries and its customer base numbers in the millions....
Gateways most likely to replace CableCARD tech
At least two major electronics manufacturers, TiVo and Sony, have submitted a similar idea for a standard that would replace the aging CableCARD standard. A deadline for such submissions to the FCC was earlier this week, and the majority of the ideas for the technical replacement...
iFixit to offer all repair manuals for free
In brief: MacTech is celebrating its 25th anniversary and extending a special discount to new and existing subscribers. The magazine is also looking for stories and memories from its community, to publish in an upcoming issue. iFixit has meanwhile announced that all of its...
Google phone considered real challenger
Google's Nexus One phone has been given a detailed if early test today that suggests it may be the definitive Android device. The hands-on at Gizmodo notes that the combination of Android 2.1 and the 1GHz Snapdragon processor makes it faster than not only the Motorola Droid...
Title handles booking, other functions
Best Western has released its first iPhone app, Best Western to Go. The software mainly lets users locate one of the company's 4,000-plus hotels, and then make reservations. Users can also create itineraries, inserting addresses for various points of interest such as restaurants....
New Google phone would reach T-Mo later
Google's Nexus One may have only a very limited release scale at first, based on a document leak. A tip to Engadget supports talk of a January 5th release date but that initial sales may be limited only to invitation customers. These may include registered Android developers,...
RIM says mail failures lasted until early AM
RIM's second BlackBerry outage in a week ended early Wednesday morning after approximately eight hours and after an explanation. The company in an e-mail statement believed that the issue was triggered by a bug in two recent versions of BlackBerry Messenger that triggered problems...
Game will also feature AdMob commercials
Tapulous has announced that the Tap Tap Revenge 3 game will now be offered as a free download as the developer attempts to expand its customer base. The company has decided to take advantage of in-app purchases to generate revenue, eliminating the $1 up-front price initially...
Panic offering limited beta for Transmit software
In brief: A beta program has been set up by Panic to test an upcoming release of its Transmit software. This limited beta carries the usual warnings attached to any ptr-release software and requires potential participants to register online. Meanwhile, professional photographer...
Leak claims January news, tablet possible
Apple is planning an unveiling in January for an unspecified product, a rumor asserted Tuesday evening. As part of a leak whose sources back reports of an iTunes TV subscription plan, the Financial Times claims that Apple is "preparing an announcement"...
Christmas deals from Synium and Jumsoft
In brief: Synium has announced a special 50 percent Christmas discount on all of its software products. The sale will run from December 24th to the 26th, and require the coupon code "XMAS2009". The sale also extends to the company's iPhone applications, which are being lowered...
Magellan Premium Car Kit to ship January 7th
Navigation device and related peripherals maker Magellan has begun offering its Premium Car Kit for the iPhone and iPod touch for pre-order, also announcing a ship date of January 7th for the device. The kit includes a windshield mount with a built-in GPS sensor of its own...
64GB and 32GB RAM upgrades
Memory America has launched 1066MHz DDR3 RAM expansion kits in 32GB and 64GB capacities for Apple's Mac Pro. The 64GB kit is arranged using eight individual 8GB modules geared for 64-bit operation, with support for data rates of up to 8.5GB/s. The components are RoHS certified...
Subscription iTunes TV, tablet in works
Apple may have two studios lined up for its proposed iTunes TV subscription plan ahead of a winter tablet lanch, sources claim Monday night. Where before the rumored service had merely been proposed to studios, anonymous tips now suggest that CBS...
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