Police riot vehicles might be needed on 2 Feb at the London Apple Store, as Stephen Fry – TV broadcaster and Twitter’s sometimes head of publicity (he and sometimes-TV presenter Jonathan Ross were gassing on the box about it on Friday night) –
is speaking at the shop Not now, we understand that it’s been cancelled.
Continue reading Stephen Fry Appearance At London Apple Store: Potential Riot? UPDATED
iTunes has been bugging me for a while about upgrading, but frankly, I’m not that interesting in anything beyond it playing me music occasionally, so I ignored it.
Continue reading PC iTunes Upgrade Failure: Wake Up Apple!
Apple has done it again with the announcement of their Mac Book Wheel.
The revolutionary design does away with the pesky keyboard that dominate laptops, replacing it with a single ‘wheel,’ as you’ve seen on their iPod products, further streamlining the look of the machine.
As is quoted in the video Steve Jobs says, “People who use keyboards stand in the way of human progress.”
Continue reading Mac Book Wheel Announced (Video)
Interesting to see that Apple’s iPhone has had its iPhone interface replaced with a version of Linux by a group of determined enthusiastic Linux fans.
From the video that we’ve seen (below) – and who knows if it’s for real? – OpeniBoot gives iPhone owners the choice to start the iPhone up in Linux, as well as the normal Apple OS.
Continue reading OpeniBoot: Linux On The iPhone (Video)
It’s looking like Apple has built copy protection into their new laptops, without bothering to tell prospective purchasers about it.
The currently Apple-faithful who have bought the new laptops, including the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, are finding that if they try to play films – that they have legitimately rented through Apple iTunes Store – through a non-HDCP external screen or projector are begin met with a message “This movie cannot be played because a display that is not authorised to play protected movies is connected.”
Not surprisingly this has angered them a great deal – and quite rightly in our view.
Given how Apple go to a great of effort in launching their products to the world, we think it’s pretty disingenuous not to mention that the laptops that are being bought have High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) built into them.
Continue reading Apple User Copy Protection Fury
As sure as night follows day, another Apple MacBook range was launched yesterday.
Of course things about it are xTimes faster than the previous models and the clever Apple marketing leads you down the path that you can’t live without it — don’t get us wrong, we’re not immune and are tempted to trade up our 3+ year old iBook, especially with the reduced prices of the new machines.
Continue reading New MacBooks: How Often Is Too Frequent For New Machines?
Mike is at the London end of the Apple announcement today, bashing away LIVE as things happen.
Started early by the looks of it.
[17:55:26] Bloke currently waffling on about their 500 resellers in EMEA
[17:55:37] big crowd too
[17:56:21] loads of “we’re great” blather going on
[17:56:38] Right: it’s started
[17:57:56] showing footage from Apple borg crowds around the world
[17:58:12] actually it’s just SF
[17:58:38] got to be around 700peeps here
[18:00:44] whooping from SF
[18:01:37] Jobs on screen – makes joke about rumours of his death being exagerated: cue more whooping
[18:02:11] 8.5m songs now on iTunes, 2600 Hollywood movies
[18:02:41] 65m user accounts shopping
[18:03:03] now #1 music distributor in US
Continue reading Live Coverage: Apple “Let’s Rock” Event: (UPDATE 14)
With their usual high levels of secrecy – no doubt accompanied by the ridiculous ritualistic taking down of their Website for ‘updates’ – Apple are expected to announce refreshes to their iPod range in tonight’s “Let’s Rock” launch.
Continue reading Apple London Event: Live Updates
We know that lots of you, dear reader, are into Digital Design. Well, NMK have brought an event to our attention that we think you could well enjoy.
Digital Design Day is part of the London Design Festival and will be running the full day of 17th September 2008 at the Southbank Centre in London.
Scheduled to run between 9am and 11:30pm. The breakdown of the free and pay-for events is below.
Continue reading Digital Design Day Details: 17 September, London
Steve Jobs has been chatting to the Wall Street Journal about the iPhone, its App Store and the ‘Kill Switch.’
Jobs confirmed that an impressive 60 million iPhone applications have been downloaded in the first month of the iPhone App Store.
Continue reading iPhone Apps: 60m In First Month