Monday could be the day that iPhone fans have been waiting for. According to News.com reporter Tom Krazit, who I interviewed for Thursday's Daily Debrief video, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will most likely announce big news on the second iteration of the phone at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Updates could possibly include, but are not limited to, the inclusion of GPS, a slimmer body, and the ability to connect to the 3G network.
Traditionally, Jobs has used the WWDC to discuss changes to the Mac and OS X. This year, Krazit expects less sexy … Read more
In the "20 percent time" that Google employees have to work on projects of personal interest, it turns out that an increasing number are spending time writing open-source projects for their beloved Macs.
It is in the 20 percent employee development time, however, where this statistic becomes interesting. At Google, development time translates into products. The more Mac-friendly employees, the more Mac-related development. The more Mac-related development, the more Google-sponsored Mac-based open-source code.
As Google's Mac Developer Playground demonstrates, some of this code is quite interesting.
Here are a few of the best open-source Mac projects from Google:… Read more
Expect to hear new details about the future of Apple's Mac OS X and Web business next week at the Worldwide Developers Conference--and we think there might be a new iPhone, too.
On Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco to address a gathering of Apple's developers and the media. This year's WWDC is sold out to the development community, who will be hearing formal presentations by Apple on both Mac and iPhone development during the week's sessions and meetings.
Anyone with even a passing … Read more
Like TiVo, Xbox 360, and Sonos, the Vudu on-demand movie player was one of those home entertainment products with a frustrating lack of built-in wireless networking. If an Ethernet connection wasn't nearby, you were forced to invest in a pair of power line networking adapters or a hard-to-configure wireless bridge to interface with the product's Ethernet-only connection. But that's no longer the case: as of today, a wireless option is finally available. The Vudu Wireless Kit is a dedicated pair of transceivers that creates a plug-and-play 802.11g wireless connection between the Vudu and your home's broadband router. Existing Vudu owners can pick up the kit for $79, while new customers can buy the Vudu/Wireless Kit bundle for $349, for a net saving of about $25. … Read more
Ever take a good look at your MacBook Air and say, "Man, this thing is just too thin and attractive?" Accessory maker Agent 18 would like you to cover up with its new MacBook Air Shield, lest all the unattractive laptops in the coffee shop become jealous.
We'll just say this isn't the kind of look we'd want to rock on our super fancy laptop, but Agent 18 does point out, "Unlike other MacBook Air cases, the MacBook Air Shield provides accessibility to all connectors and features an opening for the notebook's vents … Read more
NewsiPhone insanity:The iPhone name gamehttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9958222-1.htmlGPS coming to 3G iPhonehttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9956114-1.htmlSmaller, longer-lastinghttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9957677-1.htmlThird-party iPhone apps to come Mondayhttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9958320-1.htmlAndroid insanity:… Read more
Business reviews site Yelp will be focusing quite a bit on mobile features in the near future, including an upcoming location-aware iPhone app on the way, company representatives told CNET News.com Wednesday.
This will mean that iPhone users will be able to log onto the Yelp application and search for businesses and reviews of establishments close to their geographic coordinates. In other words, you will be able to look and find which sushi restaurants are within five blocks of your location--and see Yelp members' warnings on which ones might make you puke.
The application is still in development and … Read more
Rumor has it that there will be code details about OS X 10.6 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Bold prediction, considering it's a developer's conference. Geniuses. Now, what cat to name it after? Also, Bill Gates gives his last speech on the road to his nearly-full-time-job-retirement; Oklahoma City has a sweet Wi-Fi mesh network that you can't use (unless the password is "password"); and you can now get your Outlook e-mail on an LG enV(2).Listen now: Download today's podcast Episode 738
Mac OS 10.6 debuting next week? … Read more
The iPhone will make its official debut in Japan later this year on SoftBank's mobile network, the company announced Wednesday.
SoftBank is the third largest carrier in Japan, behind NTT DoCoMo and KDDI. But DoCoMo and KDDI have has built networks based on the CDMA family of standards (used by Sprint and Verizon in the U.S.), while SoftBank's network is based on the GSM family of standards currently used by the iPhone. Apple is expected to unveil a next-generation iPhone next week, but few expect the company to have a CDMA-version ready at this point in … Read more