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News for Friday 17th October

October 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Like a phoenix from the ash, VisualHub is reborn as OSS
The popular video encoding app could live on as an open source project.

NVIDIA spills beans on new 9400 chipset family
Now that Apple has announced its use of the new chipset Nvidia adds the rest of the details.

Windows Vista SP2 will be available before Windows 7
…as long as it isn’t delayed. Vista could also be delayed, so which will arrive first is anyone’s guess.

Top 10 things you didn’t know about the new MacBook
Interesting findings and unmentioned changes to Apple’s new laptop range.

New MacBook Pro’s got game: compelling new gaming benchmarks
Premium laptop finally able to hold it’s head high and be proud of its gaming performance.

News for Wednesday 15th October

October 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Is Apple’s new MacBook Pro a gaming machine?
If the hardware is available will the games come? Unfortunately the Mac will not be considered a serious gaming platform until games are simultaneously released with the Windows version.

A closer look at Apple’s move to NVIDIA chipsets, DisplayPort
Design choices in the latest laptops indicate Apple’s future direction.

Apple’s U.S. Market Share Approaches 10%
The economy may be screwed but Apple continues to defy the global slowdown.

Intel Update: MacBook Airs Get Penryn, MacBooks and Pros Get Montevina Benefits
MacRumors looks at the processors inside Apple’s new range of laptops. Now that Nvidia chipsets are used will this mean a wider range of compatible motherboards for hackintosh builders?

News for Monday 13th October

October 13, 2008 Leave a comment

VideoLAN updated to 0.9.4
The cross-platform free and open source video player is updated. Versions available for a wide range of operating systems.

The story behind Cydia on the iPhone
A brief article on the iPhone and iPod’s main jailbroken software installer.

Running Leopard on a Netbook
Nice article about installing Leopard on a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook.

First T-Mobile G1 user review
Lots of questions answered and a mixed bag of pro’s and con’s.

Smartphone showdown: BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone
Macworld does the head to head that everyone wants to see.

ASUS plans touchscreen, dual-core Eee PCs
Wondering what’s next for the Eee PC? read the article for the details.

News for Wednesday 8th October

October 8, 2008 Leave a comment

User replaceable batteries in EU devices
Is the EU trying to force manufacturers to offer user replaceable batteries? Read and see what this news could have on future gadgets.

Virgin says no to space porn
Virgin Galactic has turned down a million dollar offer to allow its spacecraft to be used for a porn movie.

Blackberry launches the Storm
The first touch screen Blackberry is coming soon to Vodafone UK

Samsung’s new smartphone revealed
Details of the new high end Series 60 device hit the web.

News for Monday 6th October

October 6, 2008 Leave a comment

Sega returning to the Hardware market with handheld device
Reghardware is claiming that Sega will return to the entertainment hardware fray next year with a device for games, video (playing and capture), mobile TV and ebook reading. Welcome back Sega, we all missed you.

Has Apple hit its 10 Million iPhone target 3 months early?
News today on a wide range of sites suggests Apple has already hit its 10 Million iPhone sales target three months early.

Firefox Mobile could see an Alpha release in a few weeks
Mozilla’s CEO John Lilly said in a recent interview that the browser is coming soon to mobile devices, to provide a better mobile experience.

News for Friday 3rd October

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Google wants to save the world
CEO Eric Schmidt lays out Google’s plan to break the US dependency on fossil fuel by 2030.

Apple says Psystar’s antitrust claims are deeply flawed
The Cupertino based company asks Judge to dismiss Psystar’s countersuit.

Nokia launches first touch screen phone
5800 Xpress Music phone runs Series 60 and supports Adobe’s Flash. Video’s here.

Digital download royalty rate stays at 9.1 cents
CRB keeps the rate at current level but songwriters are unhappy.

Internet users can do more to prevent Identity Theft
The National Cyber Security Alliance claims most Americans are not using antivirus, antispyware, and firewall software.

News for Thursday 2nd October

October 2, 2008 1 comment

Increase your ADSL speed with the BT iPlate
For those suffering slow broadband speeds over an ADSL connection help may be at hand. The BT iPlate replaces your master phone socket and filters out electrical noise caused by other appliances in your home.

Microsoft and Washington Attorney General target scareware
Fed up with those popup windows warning that your computer is infected/corrupted and only by buying a piece of software can your computer be saved? So is Microsoft and it’s doing something about the problem.

Nintendo reveals the new DSi
Larger screens, two cameras, SD memory support and an MP3 player are some of the features of Nintendo’s latest handheld.

Apple threatens to close the iTunes music store over increased royalty rates
Increased royalty rates could mean the iTunes store would run at a loss if Apple is forced to pay for the increase.

Seagate Freeagent for Mac reviewed
And it’s not brown.

Apple readying more Snow Leopard Beta’s
Hopefully coming to a Bittorrent server soon. Now the developer focus on the iPhone is dropping off Apple is pushing ahead with Snow Leopard beta releases for developers.

Engineering Windows 7: Managing Windows windows
A lot of though is going into Windows 7, hopefully the engineering teams will have more say than the marketing team on what ends up in the final release.

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