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File this under cool shit we probably won't see for a long time. Apple just recently filed filed an expanded patent application for a system that would detect hand/head motion around a computer and let you manipulate projected image controls.
It's that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner and even Apple's getting into the festive spirit with the release of its 12 Days of Christmas app for 2011. Like previous years, Apple'll shovel you some chosen free downloads from the iTunes store through the app, starting on the 26th December and running through till the 6th of January.
Manufacturers are never going to agree on a universal charging standard, but Innergie makes that empty promise easier to stomach with their Magic Cable Trio that's got you covered whether you need a microUSB, miniUSB or Apple dock connector cable.
The new iBooks 1.5 is out. It's great. It has a nighttime mode to make reading books in the dark easier on the eyes and full-screen layout with none of the stupidly gimmicky backdrop. Just beautiful typography. More useful features:
I'm surprised that, after three decades of amazing launches, hundreds of outstanding missions, great science and some very sad moments, there's not more stuff celebrating the space shuttle. Thankfully, NASA is coming to the rescue with this free iPad app.
I personally don't give a damn about this gimmicky piece of software, but if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 now you can add full Siri functionality using a Cydia program called H1Siri. Unfortunately, there's a catch.
A long time ago, I made a pact with Apple. "You can control my entire technological life, from my computer to my phone to my stereo. I'll pay premium prices. I'll dive into your product ecosystem, and buy books and music and movies and apps from you. Even though they won't work on devices made by anybody else."
All the rumours of late have been pointing to the demise of the Mac Pro, or at least Apple not bothering to refresh the line. If the drivers contained within the latest Mac OS 10.7.3 beta build are to believed, that might be soon to change.
According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft may discard its original plans to include support for desktop applications in their tablets. Instead, they would go for Metro-only apps, like the ones found in Windows Phone 7.
"Stephen G. Wozniak", "steven p. jobs" and "Ronald Wayne". The latter had the best signature on Apple Computer's founding contract, signed on April 1st, 1976. Too bad he used it again to sell his 10 per cent share for £500.