The Ars and Giz WWDC Party Was a Good Time

Things went well last night at the Giz and Ars WWDC party. So well, I woke up a little late this morning. If you came, thank you for making it an event full of wonderful, beautiful people. Yes, you too, mysterious ponytail man wearing an Apple shirt! All 7 of you. I met lots of great devs, but there were some people I… » 6/11/08 3:44pm 6/11/08 3:44pm

Steve Jobs Looked Thinner Than Usual at WWDC—So What?

One of the first things we noticed when Steve Jobs came out on stage was that he was noticeably thinner than he was in previous events. We were vaguely concerned since he's had a recent history of what could be considered pretty severe health problems, but it looks like it's just a "common bug" says Apple PR. At age… » 6/10/08 11:00pm 6/10/08 11:00pm

MobileMe Looks an Awful Lot Like Windows Me

MobileMe, Apple's replacement for .Mac, was announced at WWDC and something struck me (and some others) as a little odd: its logo is remarkable similar to a notorious software disaster from nearly a decade ago, Windows ME. Would a company so famous for the creation of household brand names really release MobileMe, and… » 6/10/08 7:53pm 6/10/08 7:53pm

Steve Jobs Explains OS X Snow Leopard in Three Easy Steps

The NY Times has a good interview with Steve Jobs in which Apple's CEO lets fly with very quotable, very understandable quotes about OS X 10.6. We already heard the details, but it was still hard to wrap our head around why Apple would make an operating system without many visible features and just go and change… » 6/10/08 3:03pm 6/10/08 3:03pm

"iPhone 3G" FCC Application Hints at Potential Apple "Smartphone"

Washington D.C. (Agencies) - Confidential FCC documents unearthed today by internet blog Intomobile point out at the possibility of Apple releasing a new secret device which some experts think could be a "smartphone." The new gadget—which was submitted for FCC approval in June 1, 2008—apparently has a big "touch"… » 6/10/08 7:10am 6/10/08 7:10am

World Gets iPhone and Multiple Carriers per Country, Canada Stops…

Yes, this is another iPhone post, but embrace it with true love, because it means two things: one, no more damn "iPhone to be available in [insert name of some weird country here]" articles ever again (stop saying words, Canada.) And two: you get to see We Are the World one more time. It also means a third new thing:… » 6/09/08 9:00pm 6/09/08 9:00pm

Apple Says White Is Cool Again... But Is It?

In an otherwise surprise-free keynote today, one without booms or "one more thing"s, one bit of news stood out: White made a quiet return to the iPod family in the premium 16GB iPhone 3G. Sure, it never fully left Apple—remaining the default color for earbuds, plugs, power bricks, AirPort products and the cheapest… » 6/09/08 7:37pm 6/09/08 7:37pm

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard Revealed: Multi-Core Optimized, GPU Lovin' OS…

Yep, you heard right: Apple showed off the OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, due out in a year, to the attendees at WWDC, and let some details slip to the public, including:

• Optimization for multi-core processors

• GPU friendly (actually GPU utilization of highly parallel tasks generally done on a CPU)

• Supports… » 6/09/08 6:37pm 6/09/08 6:37pm

iPhone 3G Pricing and Activation Details: $30 Unlimited Data, Activated…

Click to viewWe just talked to AT&T's President of National Distribution Glenn Lurie, who gave us all the pricing and activation details for the iPhone 3G, which won't be getting special treatment anymore. It will be using all AT&T's standard voice and data plans, which means $30 for unlimited 3G data for consumers,… » 6/09/08 5:36pm 6/09/08 5:36pm

Video: iPhone 3G Ad Reveals Apple's Secret-Keeping Protocols

Did anyone else let out a Darth Vader scream when Steve said July 11? Sorry to mix movie metaphors here, but the new commercial makes me want to go all Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise and break into Apple's high-security bunker, dangling from a rope above a grid of lasers to snatch it early, because July 11 is soooo… » 6/09/08 3:27pm 6/09/08 3:27pm