How many of you out there use AppleTV? It Apple lets you watch media from the internet and your own collection on your television. Here is an excellent video on how to get the most out of AppleTV:
CNET covered the unveiling of the exciting new software, reporting that it will be available to users in June as a direct download for $299. Final Cut Express ran at $199, but the new software is still deeply discounted compared to Apple’s Final Cut Studio suite, which is priced at $999.
CNET goes on to describe the product as “a 64-bit application written in Apple’s Cocoa. It sports a new interface, as well as features to speed up the editing process, including background rendering, full use of multicore processors, and Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch system, as well as the option to make edits as footage is being imported.”
eHow.com put together a great video on downloading music on iTunes.Learn how to get the most out of iTunes, download all the right songs, and preview before you purchase in the below video.
While Apple enthusiasts had anticipated the release of Apple’s fifth generation iPhone at this year’s Worldwide Development Conference, many are now suggesting a more likely release of late 2011 or early 2012. With an even longer wait for iPhone fanatics, rumors about the new iPhone have been springing up across the web. Here are 5 of the most popular rumors that have Apple enthusiasts buzzing:
- Casing Design: Most sources suggest that the iPhone’s glass casing will be replaced with an eco-friendly aluminum casing that will help to reduce scratching. Some are also suggesting that the new iPhone 5 will finally be offered in its original color of white.
- Larger screen display: It is anticipated that the new iPhone will have a 4-inch, scratch-resistant touchscreen.
- Improved camera: While rumors of an increased megapixel camera are conflicting, some believe that the new iPhone 5 will have an 8 megapixel camera, a big improvement from the iPhone 4’s 5 megapixels.
- Home Button Placement: Many are questioning whether the Home button will disappear with the new iPhone 5. Some suggest that the Home button will be moved to the phone’s edge in an effort to increase the size of the screen display.
- Faster processer: Similarly to the iPad2, the iPhone 5 is expected to include an A5 dual core processor and some are even suggesting that it will include 512 MB RAM.
The most recent Apple buzz is that Craig Federighi will be replacing Bertrand Serlet as the new Senior VP of Mac Software Engineering. Serlet recently announced his decision to leave Apple, reportedly to shift his focus to science over product development. Serlet has worked with Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, for 22 years in the development of products for Apple and software company, NeXT.
Federighi, who was responsible for the development of Mac OS X, is anticipated to make a seamless transition to Serlet’s position of Senior Vice President of Mac Software Engineering, having managed the Mac OS team for two years. In addition to Federighi’s extensive product development experience, he has been described by some as a “geek god” with a history of spending late hours answering questions about Apple products on community forums.
Despite Federighi’s extensive background, many are questioning how Serlet’s decision will affect Apple during a time of significant developments and changes.
Watch this video to hear more from Federighi:
If you’re like most Apple users, you may have peeked around the MobileMe cloud service once or twice, and then opted out on account of its high price tag of $99 a year. After Apple recently pulled the service for maintenance, rumors about its re-launch have been circulating around the blogosphere. While it was first suggested that the new version would be free to users, the rumor that’s now spreading across the web is that the price will be dropped to $20/year.
Along with its price drop, the prospect of a cloud music service called “music locker” has been a popular topic amongst bloggers. The “music locker” would be a cloud-based backup of all the songs that users have bought and downloaded from iTunes. This new feature would allow users to store music purchased from iTunes on the MobileMe cloud and sync it with all of their devices.
We are excited to announce its new iPad 2 cases. As with other XtremeMac cases, the new iPad 2 cases provide innovative style and added functionality. The Tuffwrap™ Shine, Microshield™ and Thin Sleeve cases are made of premium materials and designed to protect and allow users easy access to the new iPad 2.
The Tuffwrap Shine is a stylish form-fitting case for the new iPad 2. Made of soft durable materials, the Tuffwrap Shine offers full protection and better grip support to the iPad 2 without adding any bulk and providing full access to all controls. Trend right colors include honeysuckle pink (Patone’s color of the year), black and clear, each with a high-gloss finish that provides a touch of style.
The Microshield for iPad 2 is an ultra-thin hard plastic case designed to protect against scratches, dust and dirt. The thin, impact-resistant case gives users full access to all controls while providing a soft touch surface and added grip. True to the current fashion trend of metallics, these cases are available in a frosted finish, in black, blue or purple, that lets the iPad shine through.
XtremeMac’s Thin Sleeve is a full coverage case that fits both the iPad and iPad 2. The durable exterior and soft micro-suede interior provides full protection against scratches, dust and dirt. The bulk-free sleeve features a unique integrated eject tab for easy removal of the iPad and secure magnetic closure.
The signature XtremeMac Tuffshield™ complements each case, protecting the iPad’s screen. The durable, ultra-sheer and anti-glare film features a static cling adhesion, allowing for easy application and removal. Tuffshield is available in glossy and anti-glare finishes.
Tuffwrap Shine, Microshield, Thin Sleeve and Tuffshield for iPad 2 will be shipping at launch for availability on XtremeMac.com and other retailers. Look for more innovative styles coming in Spring 2011.
Chief executive of Verizon Daniel Mead told the Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 4 sold more on its initial launch than any other phone the in the carrier’s history. This came as a bit of a surprise surrounding all the talk of empty Verizon stores the day of the iPhone 4′s Verizon launch.
Mead confessed more than 60% of the carrier’s iPhone4 sales happened online.
“It was a conscious decision to spread the launch over three phases,” Mead told the WSJ.
The CEO also dropped clues that Apple and Verizon would be working to bring 4G technology and Long-Term Evolution to the iPhone 4.
“You’ll see more coming from Apple on LTE,” he told the WSJ. “They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it.”
President Barack Obama was in Silicon Valley meet a handful of the biggest names in the tech industry, including Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The subjects likely discussed at the private meeting was Obama’s plan to invest in research and development to boost America’s high-tech competitiveness. Despite Jobs’ health conditions, he was confirmed to be at the event.