GrouponLive has a new feature designed to give event-goers the chance to get to the entrance much sooner than they can right now.Dubbed G-Pass, the new GrouponLive feature lets users skip past the will call window or box office line and head right to their seats on event day. After purchasing a ticket to an event, users will be given their ticketing, seating, and barcode-scanning on their GrouponLive voucher. Groupon launched GrouponLive last May as part of a joint venture with Live Nation. Users of GrouponLive are offered deals on sporting events, concerts, theater shows, and other live events. … Read more
Editor's note: This live blog has concluded, but you can read an edited transcript below or click here to replay the event with all the color commentary. To recap, Apple announced a new 1080p Apple TV box, followed by a new iPad with 4G, a faster A5X chip, and a higher-resolution Retina Display similar to that of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Here's CNET's first take on the new iPad and a roundup of all iPad news.
An edited transcription of the live blog starts here:
9:44 a.m. PT: Josh Lowensohn: Hey everyone, we … Read more
Though iPhoto is the newest addition to the iPad's iLife apps, GarageBand also got a few updated features and instruments to add to its arsenal of music tools. The original version of GarageBand for iOS already impressed me with intuitive touch-screen instruments, smart instruments that required no prior musical skill, and multitrack recording features anyone could use, but the new GarageBand adds even more to like, with wireless connections of up to four iPads for live music creation, and more.
The new version is by no means a complete makeover, but it adds a new category of instruments, the … Read more
In just a couple of short hours, Apple will be holding its iPad event in San Francisco. As it has in the past with other product launches, the company has taken its online store down to update it with the goodies it plans to unveil today.
And what might those goodies be? Apple has already made it clear it'll be showing off a new iPad, though there is some question whether it will be called the "iPad 3" or the &… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Apple today began adorning the outside of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts ahead of its media event next week.
That event, which is widely expected to bring the next version of its iPad, is once again taking place here. Apple has used it as its venue of choice for the iPad, as well as for its music-themed events that have brought new versions of the iPod.
In typical fashion, Apple has covered up the front of the building with its logo, once again choosing a multicolored paint splatter design similar to the one it used … Read more
Apple could go off the beaten path in unveiling its next iPad, holding a special event in New York instead of the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report.
Citing anonymous sources, CNBC sent out an alert on Twitter this morning saying Apple would be unveiling a "quad-core iPad 3 with 4G LTE" next week in New York. That venue would differ substantially from years past, where the company has chosen the San Francisco Bay Area as its go-to location for presenting its newest products. … Read more
The questionable rumor that Apple planned to hold a special iPad 3-related event this month has been amended by its source, who now says that said event is taking place in March instead.
Japanese Apple blog Macotakara today clarified its original report saying that the "special event" it heard about from an "Asian supplier and a source from the United States" that would bring the official unveiling of the iPad 3 is actually taking place next month.
The site added that Apple was still going to have a "strange" event sometime this month, without … Read more
Being able to automate tasks is a very convenient option when using computer systems, which is one of the reasons why Apple included its Automator tool in OS X that can various scriptable tasks within applications and therefore do things like organize files and contacts, create documents with specific items in them, and manage calendar events.
While Automator and other scripting options like shell scripting or AppleScript are convenient, they are missing the triggering tool that will run them. Apple supplies its Apple Events options where you can have the system run a script when a folder's contents are … Read more
The format of today's episode is a little different, as we discuss all the products to come out of Apple's Education Event at the Guggenheim Museum here in New York, along with Bridget Carey who reports from the field on iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the revamped iTunes U platform.
Even after the press conference is over, we're still left with questions about hardware deployment and format compatibility, so CNET's David Carnoy joins us as well to give his take on the e-publishing industry and the challenges Apple will face alongside district budget cuts and existing … Read more
The company kicked off its event at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum today discussing the troubles American students are having competing against those in other countries. Apple, vying to be the hero, said it has some solutions to improve educational quality for students.