Apple and European cellphone operators reportedly agreed to terms on sell the iPhone according to FinancialTimes. According to the FT, “Apple has succeeded in committing European mobile phone operators that want exclusively to sell its new iPhone to share parts of their revenues with the technology group.”
Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For August, 2007
Apple introduced a new addition to their online store. The iPhone cell phone has been added to other Apple products being sold under the refurbished title. As predicted back on July 2nd of 2007, the iPhone was going to be available in the refurbished area of the store within six months time.
Apple’s summer Mac hardware and software press conference on August, 7th introduced several updates to current products and showcased some new ones. Apple released several changes to their product line and they are the new wired and Bluetooth slim keyboards, iMac 4th generation, a new PCI Express RAID card option for the Mac Pro and AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Apple’s iPhone gets access to over 20,000 free public domain books and novels via Project Gutenberg and other Creative Commons licensed texts. The two text type versions supported by the unauthorized eBook reader are plain text or HTML. PDF formatted books is not currently supported.
Apple and HarperCollins have launched a web 2.0 mobile Web site that is accessible from the iPhone’s Safari Web browser. The publisher is releasing digital excerpts from 14 books that can be read from an Apple iPhone.
Meebo, a free web-based multi-protocol chat web application has released a version for the Apple iPhone. This marks a turning point for iPhone users where they can now use quite a few chatting sites all rolled into one.
The currently offered chat protocols include AIM, MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, GoolgeTalk and Jabber. The best part of the Meebo site is that it auto-detects the iPhone cellphone and serves up the iPhone-optimized website. This is quite helpful to anyone not wanting to click through several areas on a site to get to the iPhone URL.
Apple’s iPhone and the Facebook website, two of the most hyped technology products of the year, have joined forces. As a result, Facebook the widely popular web 2.0 app is now viewable on the Apple iPhone cellphone with its own login. Netvibes, released its own iPhone website this week which is also quite usable.
A recent upgrade to the all-in-one software suite from Apple, iLife ‘08 represents the “biggest jump since we introduced it,” Jobs said. It has been available for a few days now for $79 and is included with all new Macs. Following is a mini review of what’s new.
Bringing a product or service to the market place first is usually the winner, but sometimes companies take a little while longer to come out with a much better product. Case and point, the iPhone by Apple and now Shape Services is doing the same by releasing a still BETA Skype VoIP calling service.
Apple released several new products and upgrades to their current lines at the recent press conference. Some of the new products released from Apple are the new iMac 4th generation, wired and Bluetooth slim keyboards, AirPort Extreme Base Station with Gigabit ethernet ports and a new PCI Express RAID card option for the Mac Pro.
Their last but not least product upgrade during the press event was their Mac Mini. Continue reading Apple's Mac Mini Is Upgraded With Core 2 Duo Intel Processors