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Next Thursday's Apple event in New York is going to feature something related to education. But it's not a special tablet for students or any other kind of hardware, the New York Times reports. So what is it?
Check out the thousands of anxious Chinese fanboys, awaiting overnight to descend on Beijing and Shanghai's Apple Stores like locust over Egypt. They are there to devour every iPhone 4S in sight. [Mercury News via Fortune]
I love the alternate-reality logo work by svenska designern Viktor Hertz. After his first series, he's back with a new batch of Honest Logos, even better than the first. My favorites: Nokia, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. [Flickr via Bored Panda]
Don't think Apple is not at CES. They are there, everywhere. You can't see them, but 250 stealth Apple employees are at CES 2012. They are not there to show things. They are there to voraciously analyse the competition.
Mark your calendars: Apple has summoned the press corps for a special event on January 19th in New York City. That's next Thursday for those keeping count. What's this going to be? A special version of the iPad for students, perhaps?
It’s a bit strange, it has to be said, that the iPad 2 hasn’t gotten an injection of Siri yet; unless Apple’s going to screw us and leave it as an iPad 3-exclusive, of course. But according to new evidence found in a recent iOS 5.1 beta, Apple is actually working on Siri-powered Dictation for the iPad.
There aren't many details available yet, but Bloomberg is reporting that Kodak is suing Apple over four patent claims. Is it a last ditch effort for the near-bankrupt company to keep its head above water? Or a justified defense from a company with generations of intellectual property to its name? Well, both, probably.
Nuance, the amazing voice recognition technology behind Siri and other voice recognition software on phones, has announced that they'll be bringing their voice tech to TVs now with Dragon TV. Basically, Nuance wants you to talk to your TVs. And since Apple is supposedly making an HDTV that let's you talk to the TV, this is getting VERY interesting.
Making full use of your Mac's thunderbolt port has been an expensive business until now, with the only dock option being a £899 Apple display. Thankfully Belkin is finally releasing its Thunderbolot Express dock in September 2012.
Yeah, they might have a point here. Everyone loves to either hate-on or big-up Apple, but it certainly does a good job of combining and polishing existing technologies -- just like the Earl of Sandwich. [Doughouse Diaries]
...Though they don't need to stress about finding a member of the opposite sex to force into marrying them, as pop-up wedding chapel iDo also performs commitment ceremonies; fake weddings and even pet weddings. Taking design cues from Apple's retail stores, iDo at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas also gives newlyweds rings made out of erasers, because nothing says love like rubbing out the words on your marriage certificate after you come to your senses the following day.
Apple adverts usually tout what the iPad and iPhone can do rather than the innards running them. That doesn't mean Apple isn't actively working on making your next iOS device super-duper, quad-core fast.
It turns out that the iPad may be ignoring some of your frantic virtual key bashing, as you attempt to respond to your boss’s email you should have replied to hours ago. In a slow motion video, the iPad clearly ignores key presses as the guy types.