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Briefly: new MacBook issue, Porsche CarPlay, Xcode 6.3.1 update

04/22, 1:43am

Retina 12-inch MacBook can hang during first setup, workaround posted

A new tech note from Apple details a flaw that can occur during the initial setup of the new 12-inch Retina MacBook that causes the process to stop temporarily -- sometimes for a prolonged period -- before finishing. According to the new tech note, Apple recommends that if users experience the issue they can restart the initial setup process by restarting, and can opt to disconnect from the Internet in order to allow the setup to proceed, and then connect to the Internet afterwards. The problem appears to center around Apple ID setup or iCloud account creation.


Eyes on QNX's PlayBook-like car interface in a Porsche 911

01/14, 8:30pm

We check out QNX in a Porsche at CES 2012

A side section of RIM's booth at CES 2012 was dedicated to showing off the results of QNX's work in car dash technology since it was bought by RIM. Custom-modifying a Porsche 911's dash and center stack, QNX showed Electronista an interface very heavily inspired by the QNX-based BlackBerry PlayBook but tailored just to the environment of a car. It not only controlled phone calls (including VoIP), music playback, and navigation, but also Internet access and even an app platform.


Porsche Design BlackBerry 9980 official at October 27 event

10/20, 12:20pm

RIM confirms Porsche BlackBerry 9980 is real

The mysterious Porsche Design-created BlackBerry has been confirmed by an invite sent to the media. The BlackBerry 9980, sometimes called the Knight, will be unveiled at an October 27 event in Dubai that Stuff and others will attend. Details were short in the invoite, but it would be an "exclusive collaboration," the invite read.


Porsche Design Pí9522 approved by FCC

11/24, 4:45pm

Porsche Design P'9522

The Porsche Design P'9522 handset was recently approved by the FCC and is expected to be available for sale in North America shortly. The quad-band GSM handset is manufactured by France's Sagem, and its specs include a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a 400x240 resolution. Conspicuously missing is 3G data network support, at least for North America, as this particular version of the P'9522 only has GPRS and EDGE radios.


Fanatec preps Porsche-designed gaming wheel

04/28, 12:20pm

Fanatec Porsche wheel

A German accessory maker, Fanatec, says it has developed a new gaming wheel in collaboration with the country's most famous sports car builder, Porsche. The 911 Turbo Wheel is based on Porsche's most popular vehicle, and includes not just a wheel but a 6+1 gearshift, along with gas, brake and clutch pedals. Force feedback is provided by three different motors, and the wheel's handle is covered in "automotive-grade" leather.



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