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Posted on Jun 8 2008 - 4:48pm by Richard Sharp
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Next week sees the greatly anticipated Apple World Wide Developer Conference where there is expected to be a number of developments that will set the gadget world alight (like the announcement of the iPhone did). Techradar has included a preview of the WWDC including announcements that they, and many others, believe will be forthcoming. Perhaps the most highly anticipated and expected of announcements is the release of a 3G iPhone. However, other eagerly anticipated news includes the release of details regarding third party applications....

It’s always pleasant to pontificate on Steve Jobs’s keynote speech. Apple has a history of causing a stir during the Worldwide Developers Conference, with the iPhone the most recent example of this. The world was taken aback by the announcement of the first version of the iPhone and it is widely accepted that the 3G iPhone will be the major talking point this year. The release of a 3G version of the handset has brought with it numerous rumours. Solar cells stored behind the screen of the iPhone in order to partially power the...

Analyst house Gartner has released figures of the most popular smartphones in the world, by market share. Despite the iPhone only having been available for purchase for around 12 months it has already taken third spot behind Nokia and RIM. In America, the iPhone has second spot behind just RIM with Nokia in third. Nokia holds top spot with a whopping 45 percent of the market share, while RIM (who make the Blackberry range of mobile phones) comes in second with slightly more than 13%. However, Apple has performed remarkably considering...

Apple has announced that it will now offer UK users the opportunity to rent or buy movies from the iTunes online service. The service will initially include 700 films, 100 of which will be in high definition, and many more will be added. Apple boasts that films from some of the major producers like 20th Century Fox, Disney, and Paramount will be made available. Movie rental gives users 30 days to start viewing once a title has been downloaded and 48 hours from when they first view it. Over a broadband connection the download will take...

Posted on May 27 2008 - 10:25am by Richard Sharp
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Gizmodo reports that Apple has applied for patents concerning the use of solar panels to charge their mobile devices. Gadgets are gradually turning to using solar in order to recharge their power – we reported last week on a solar charger for £25 but very few actually come with solar panels already fitted. The patents apparently also show that Apple intend to use the technology in a unique manner by placing the cells behind the LCD screen enabling them to continue offering the same, or similar, designs and forms to those already offered....

Well, there’s good news and bad news for iPhone fans. The good news for those that don’t yet own one is that O2 reports they will soon be getting more stock of the 16GB iPhone on their website. The bad news is that this may mean a slightly longer than expected delay before we’re treated to the next incarnation of the ultimate in touch screen mobile phones. Of course, extra stock doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be no new release during the keynote speech in June. But, as T3 reports, it does mean that the...

There’s a mass of iPod speakers and speaker docks available on the market, making choosing the right one a seemingly difficult task. The Gear4 Bass Station is one of the latest to be released and despite its simplistic looks it packs a fairly incredible punch. It’s also not a particularly portable option weighing 3kg but that’s primarily because it combines an impressive 35W of sound output with a seriously capable 5 inch subwoofer hidden under the bonnet. Make no mistakes, the Gear4 Bass Station is unlikely to win any...

Sony has just launched the DAV-F200 Bravia home theatre system, sony sound bites “Bringing cinema sound without cluttering up your living room with speakers” as the major selling point. In terms of specifications its not amazing but fine for casual home use. DAV-F200 Specifications 2.1 channel home theater system 300W amplifier HDMI output MP3 recording via USB Playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and JPEG via USB Internal playback of MP3, JPEG, and DivX formats BRAVIA Sync The control box can be mounted to the wall or placed...

I was reading over at engadget, those lucky, lucky people have managed to get there hands on the new 3ghz iMac to testdrive. They’ve taken a great selection of photos from the unbox process to booting it up and  managed to some time out to benchmark it against other machines. The top of the line 24-inch model now has a 3.06GHz processor, 512MB of on board video ram in the form of  NVIDIA GeForce graphics, 2GB of memory, and a 320GB 7200rpm disk for $2,199.  All machines tested were using Leopard. Heres a snapshot of the benchmarking...

According to a market report from Bloomberg, Steve Jobs may well be dropping the iPhone on Canada, tomorrow’s at Apples keynote speech. RBC Capital Markets analyst – Mike Abramsky says, Apple will unleash the phone via Rogers Communications — the country’s largest mobile service provider. ” There’s a very good chance that Apple will announce or discuss some kind of other carrier roll-outs, beyond the ones it has done in Europe and the U.S.” He said, adding that, “There is definitely very...