Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For August, 2007


Aug 22

Apple iPhone HalfApple 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.”

Continue reading Apple's iPhone Reveals European Contract With 02, T-Mobile and Orange

Aug 21

Apple iPhone Cell Phone Refurbished $100 discountApple 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. 

Continue reading Apple's Store Has Refurbished iPhone Cell Phone For $100 Discount

Aug 20

Apple iWork 08 Numbers

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.

Continue reading Apple's iWork '08 Introduces Numbers Spreadsheet With Keynote & Pages

Aug 19

Apple iPhone SidewaysApple’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.

Continue reading Apple’s iPhone Gets Over 20,000 Free Books And Novels

Aug 18

Apple iPhone HarperCollins Site

 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.

Continue reading Apple's iPhone Cellphone And HarperCollins Offers Excerpts From Books

Aug 17

Meebo And Apple iPhone Multi Protocol Chat Web SiteMeebo, 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.

Continue reading Meebo And Apple's iPhone Enables Multi-Protocol Chat Website

Aug 16

FaceBook on the Apple iPhoneApple’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.

Bloggers on the Internet have said that the FaceBook iPhone site is the gold standard for iPhone customized pages.  The site uses javascript for page refreshes.  While navigating the site some lag is experienced which is a problem of the iPhone.

Continue reading FaceBook Releases Its Web 2.0 App For Apple's iPhone

Aug 16

Apple iLife 08 Software Suite

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.

Continue reading iLife '08 From Apple Introduced As Biggest Software Suite Upgrade Yet

Aug 15

IM Plus For Skype For Apple iPhone

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. 

Continue reading Apple iPhone Receives IM+ For Skype VoIP Calling By Shape Services

Aug 14

Apple Mac Mini With Intel Core 2 Duo

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