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Siri has been something if a disappointment so far—more flash than substance—but this particular trick is a mighty impressive novelty. A neat new hack lets Siri play music on a Yamaha Disklavier player piano from music files in your library.
Israeli financial paper Calcalist reports Apple has thrown down some serious stacks to acquire Anobit, a flash memory firm. But the purported £250-£320 million (!) buyout isn't just for any memory firm — Anobit says its memory's faster and cheaper.
Whoa. Apple just won a potentially huge partial court victory against HTC that could force HTC to stop selling its Android phones in the US. The United States International Trade Commission ruled that HTC was infringing on a system level patent that affects HTC Android devices running Android 1.6 to 2.2.
With Disney graphics and an easy-to-use photo editing app, the Sakar AppClix camera is squarely targeted at kids. But instead of a USB port it includes a 30-pin Apple connector, making me wonder if other camera manufacturers will follow suit.
The Apple TV rumours have been flying lately. Whether it'll be a service, an actual TV, or just another set-top box, isn't exactly set in stone. Adding to the rumour mill, the Wall Street Journal has laid bare everything it's got on Apple's so-called "TV assault". Apparently Cupertino is "in talks" with its media partners to "change the way consumers watch TV".
Perhaps realising that Apple will quickly put an end to this unofficial mod, the K.O. Store is only selling this DIY luminescent logo iPhone kit for just over 36 more hours. So if you want one, you better act fast.
One could argue that everyone in the '80s dressed up like douchebags. That's probably true. I'm guilty of that (thanks mum!). But you can also argue that Apple users wearing Apple gear looked extra-douchebaggy with vagina cleaning foam on top.
Siri is freaking cool, but unfortunately if you're not a hacker the chances of accessing Apple's Darpa-funded A.I. on anything but an iPhone 4S are nil. But a new IOS update makes some Siri hacking legal. Is Apple willing to free Siri?
We've known about iTunes Match for a while, but it just went live in the UK today. The £22/year music service promises to not only store your iTunes purchases in the cloud, but to back up your non-iTunes tracks as well. So how does it work exactly?
Apple updated its terms of service for iTunes in the UK last night, and it seems to have actually rolled out its cloud music service properly this time -- although there's still no mention of iTunes Match on the Apple UK site.
So I find this clip of the Ellen Degeneres show. Some dude in the audience gets down on a knee, pops the question to his girlfriend, and she says no. He's f*cking crushed and, I figure, will need a drink or 17 before the evening is over. But, as any recently dumped individual knows, the worst thing you can do in this situation is get historically slammed and drunk dial your freshly-ex'd. And that got me to thinking.
"How did a drug-taking college dropout create one of the largest companies of the world?" That's the question that this one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs by the BBC. I just watched it and it's not bad.
Looks like Apple might have hit the go button on the release of iTunes Match in the UK a little early. UK users have been seeing the option to sign up for the cloud music service, but have been bounced back when attempting to get it set up.
Although iOS does many things really well, its multitasking UI is not one of them. The iPad's gesture support makes things much better, but on the iPhone, it's just clunky. As it just so happens, Apple has brought on someone with a few ideas on how to improve that.