Apple Builds Giant Data Center In North Carolina – But For What?

Earlier this month Google CEO Erik Schmidt parted with the Apple board of directors because Apple and Google are closing in on each others core businesses. Most people will probably say that Google is closing in on Apple, with the launch of Android, Google Chrome, Google Chrome OS and so on, which was also said … Read more →

Simple & Easy DIY iPhone Dock For Free

diy_iphone_dock1This is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that!?”…

A really simple made Do It Yourself iPhone dock, made out of the box it came in and using the dock plate and USB sync cable that also came with the iPhone.

All you need is basically some glue and cutting a hole in the iPhone box and you have your very own home-made iPhone dock without paying Apple $49 for it.

“Seeing as the iPhone already comes with a dock plate, it was just a simple matter of gluing the dock cable to the plate and mounting it onto a box.” – Vince wrote in his caption.

[via: iPhone Savior]

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What Secret Game Are Apple And Google Playing?

Eric Schmidt, Google U.S. Federal Trade Commission has already started to look at the complex relationship of Apple and Google.

Last week Google chief Eric E. Schmidt left Apple’s board of directors as both parties agreed that they actually compete in the mobile business with Android and iPhone. Yet, there is much talk in the corners and some people believe that Google deliberately failed to build multi-touch in Android at the request of Apple.

Now it also emerged that the two companies have an agreement not to recruit from each other’s employees, according to TechCrunch, who is in possession of an e-mail from Google.

Apple and Google remains tied together pretty well and part of Google’s technology is already built directly into Apple units, including extensive support for YouTube in everything from Apple TV to the iPhone.

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Facebook: World’s 4th Most Visited Website. Google: Brand Value $100 Billion

In just one year, Facebook has seen a phenomenal growth in the number of visits. Today there are 208 million more people visiting Facebook, than there was just a year ago. 24 million more visits last month makes Facebook the fourth most popular site in the world and the most popular site that has nothing … Read more →

Apple Just Released Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update

Apple just released software update 10.5.8 for Mac OS X Leopard. This update upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2 as well as accuracy of full history search in Safari 4. Also some minor improvements and fixes within Bluetooth, iCal, MobileMe Sync, CalDav, AirPort networks. You can read all the details about the 10.5.8 update at Apples … Read more →

iPhone 3GS In Malta Has Arrived

Vodafone MaltaAccording to Vodafone Malta and the “iPhone 3G/3GS in Malta”-Facebook group, Vodafone Malta now has the 16GB iPhone 3GS available and in stock. You may have to go to Dickens in Sliema to get one though, I’m not sure yet.

The list price is €599 but they also write “Special offer price: €75” – not sure exactly what that includes, could be for business plans only. I do believe, however, that the €599 price is without contract – but probably still simlocked, expect prices to be as high as €200 to have it unlocked (for the 3G at least, probably the same with the 3GS).

Personal price plans ranges from €40 a month to €100 a month – for 24 months (!!!) – including minutes, text and data.

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iPhone 3GS Launch Crashed Danish Operators Webshop

iPhone 3GS was just launched in Denmark today. Two (Telia and Telenor) of the three operators selling it had some of their stores open from midnight, with DJ and lounge atmosphere. Not as many customers as last years iPhone 3G launch though. Around 400 people were in line for the midnight launch of iPhone 3G at Telia last year while they had 110 people this year and Telenor with respectively 60 and 40 people in line at their two open stores.

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iPhone SMS Exploit To Be Demonstrated At Black Hat Conference

In the beginning of July, security expert Charlie Miller announced that he had found a theoretical vulnerability in the iPhone SMS app that allows for eavesdropping. Now he’s back on the radar and ready for prime time, as he will be demonstrating a working version of his exploit, apparently already later today at the Black … Read more →

Inside The iPhone 3GS

Admit it, you’ve had some naughty thoughts on how the new iPhone 3GS might look under its appearance… well, now you can see it in this great stop-motion picture by TechRestore. In just 2 minutes it will be taken apart – with all kinds of fancy sound effects too – and assembled again in the … Read more →

How-To: iTunes TV Shows & Movies For Non-US Citizen

UPDATE – September 16th 2009: It seems the Danish media finally found out about this tip, as articles today so far has featured in Politiken, DR P3 News and Maczonen.dk. According to Danish lawyer, Peter Lind Nielsen, it’s not – seen from a Danish legal point of view – nothing illegal about this method as … Read more →

Summary: Apple Q3 2009 Quarterly Financial Statement

Here’s a summary of some of the highlights from Apple’s Q3 2009 results, announced yesterday. Note that Apple’s fiscal year does not follow the calendar year, their fiscal year ends in September so their third quarter results are more like second quarter Apple call it their “Best Non-Holiday Quarter in Apple History” Apple turned over … Read more →