Saturday, August 30, 2008

Apple iPod Touch and iPhone Tips.

If iPod freezes hold down the home and sleep/wake button at the same time till the apple log appears.
If you iPod won't restore, fource iPod into recovery mode/DFU mode by connecting ipod to you computer and holding the home and sleep/wake button down and when the apple logo appears let go of the sleep/wake button but keep holding the home button until the computer says it has detected an iPod in recovery mode. Please restore iPod and click restore.
To arrange the home icons hold down any icon until the wiggle then move them to there diserd locations.
If you want to take a screen shot hold down the home and sleep/wake button for 1 secound and let go. the screen will flash.
When it Safari if going to a web site with .edu, .org etc... hold down the .com button and drag you finger to the one you want. More tips coming soon.
This was posted by Nicholas Ouimet to apple forums.

Gameloft's Asphalt 4 Elite Racing Now Available

Gameloft has released their Asphalt 4 Elite Racing game to the app store tonight. The $9.99 game is for Apple's iPod touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G was originally expected by the end of July. The new racer provides some unique features such as Wi-Fi multiplayer mode so you can race against your friends. Other features claimed by the developer include:- 28 licensed rides from the world's most prestigious manufacturers: Ferrari, Bugatti, Aston Martin, Chevrolet Corvette, and more.- Use your phone as a steering wheel thanks to the accelerometer controls- The best 3D graphics available on iPhone- Hours of high-speed entertainment: 5 racing modes, 9 cities such as new York, Shanghai, Dubai, and Paris App Store link: Asphalt 4 Elite Racing

Good Morning

Today is Saturday August 30, 2008!
We are putting the iPod review together and should be avable in 1
week. We will update the site later. I got to go to bed.

Sent from my iPod Touch

Friday, August 29, 2008

Beta site

We are making an app that will run on PC or Mac and will work throught
the browser. It will not require installing just popping a cd into the
drive It will be on cd only. Plus free. Email for
more info.

New Motorola Moto Q on AT&T

That mysterious silver Motorola Q9h that has been reported has finally went on at AT&T. With metallic pinstripes and a silver keyboard, it looks like our picture was spot on. As expected, it runs Windows Mobile 6.1 with standard features like 3G and GPS. You know how we love us some AT&T Navigator… Nice color and a new version of Windows Mobile but not much more than the previous Q9h. It is available now for $149.99 with a two-year contract. Also, a new version of BlackBerry Connect has been posted to Motorola’s site which adds compatibility with Windows Mobile 6.1 on the Q9. Any takers, or was this just an unnecessary refresh?

BlackBerry Bold hitting AT&T on October 2? And Our 80th Post

With hope of a summer release fading with the passing of each and every day, Boy Genius Report cites a "pretty solid bit of info" that the BlackBerry Bold is now pegged for launch on AT&T on Thursday, October 2. So if you see a throng of three-piece suits starting to gather around your local store around September 28 or 29, yeah, that's probably why.

Engadget Mobile has more news about the Rim Blackberry Bold, Click Here to got to Engadget Mobile.

Good afternoon. Cracked ear buds

Here is just a question about Apple's In the ear head phones. They
cost 40 bucks but mine within one month the wire insulation cracked
rendering the right phone unusable. So apple sent me another set and
it was 3 days when I got to open it and it had the same problem but
both worked. Any one else have the same issue?
How about the orrignal ones.

My Review of Altec Lansing M602 Powered Audio System for iPod®

Originally submitted at Radio Shack

Listen to your iPod tunes out loud with this stylish and powerful compact speaker system.

Great Sound Bad Buld Quality

By Nick Ouimet from Beverly MA USA on 8/29/2008

4out of 5

Pros: Easy to Set Up, Stylish

Cons: Flimsy, Heavy

Best Uses: Travel, Daily Usage

Describe Yourself: Audiophile

Primary use: Personal

I got one for Christmas and i love it. The soud can go high with out destorting the sound. Nice soft blue leds look beautuful. The only down sides is no battery compartment, flimsy remote and flimsy construction. it wobbles and feels like it would crack. My friend had his on max voulme and max base and that cracked the back.
Mine after 8 months the dock connecter came loose and no longer works with out pushing on the iPod. At lease there is a in port. To day Altec won't offer any help. I do recommend this but be very carful as it won't last for ever.

EDIT: I posted this to Radio Shack. I will post more pictures in this update.

NOTE Top Picture is the Black version and the Bottom version is the White One. I own the white.

What Altec Lansing Has to say.

High-Definition AudioDigital amplification delivers powerful sound from a compact system.
Clean, Crisp SoundFour specially engineered full-range neodymium speakers smoothly deliver a full spectrum of pure, distinct sound.
Surprisingly Deep BassXdB™ bass-enhancement technology creates deep bass without a subwoofer.
Wireless Remote and Built-in ControlsiPod and speaker functions (play, forward, back, volume, bass, treble, and stand-by) are at your fingertips. Just sit back and enjoy!
Easy to UseBuilt-in universal iPod dock allows data transfer and recharges iPod
Elegant, Wall-mountable DesignLooks great in your living room or mounted on wall.
Composite Video Output for iPod videoEnables you to play your iPod videos on most TVs (cable not included.)
Universal MP3 CradleAllows you to place other MP3 players front and center (cable included.)
Headphone JackFor private listening.
Read customer reviews
SpecsThis detailed PDF document itemizes product features and performance specifications. Quick ConnectThis document, in PDF form, illustrates how to connect all elements of the speaker system quickly. User ManualThis PDF document provides detailed information about product set-up, operation, safety instructions, and feature highlights.

Your iPod is ideal when you’re on the go. But when you’re hanging around the house, wouldn’t it be great to fill the room - any room - with incredible sound? Introducing the Altec Lansing M602 powered audio system. It’s the complete package: Striking good looks, plus rich, clear sound from its four custom-designed speakers.What’s more, the M602 is surprisingly affordable, so you can still send the kids to college. Just place your iPod into the M602’s built-in dock and enjoy

M602 Specs Here

M602 Quick Connect Here

M602 User Manual Here

To read them you need Adobe Reader, a free download from here.

Apple and AT&T Discussing Official Tethering Option for iPhone?

Gizmodo reports on an alleged email Steve Jobs sent to one of their readers. The email was in response to a complaint that AT&T is not offering a tethering option for the iPhone, even though it is offered on other smartphones as a $30/month add-on. The response acknowledged Apple and AT&T were discussing the option:

We agree, and are discussing it with ATT.

"Tethering' allows users to connect their laptops to the internet by using their mobile phone as the internet connection. The lack of a tethering option for the iPhone was highlighted recently due to the enormous interest in Nullriver's Netshare application which was temporarily available through the App Store. As mentioned above, AT&T does offer an official tethering option for many of its smartphones as an additional $30/month charge.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Apple acknowledges iPhone passcode flaw, promises fix next month

Apple's taking a pretty lackadaisical attitude toward one of the most easily avoided security flaws in recent memory, calling the iPhone's passcode lock bypass a "minor iPhone security issue" and saying that a fix will be rolled out in September. Thanks, Apple; we suppose it'd be a little too much trouble to ask for a fix sooner, even though you already fixed it once in 1.1.4. For what it's worth, a company spokeswoman is quick to point out that the flaw can easily be hidden by changing the home button double-click functionality to take you to the home screen, but most users don't know that, now do they? Way to show some hustle, guys -- cookies and gold stars all around.

New Apple TV In September?

It is time for apple to refresh some of there products, like Macbook iPods and iMacs. Also the Apple TV. We have seen reports saying it will have a DVD slot in it. and will come in 160Gb and 320GB at $229.99 and $329.99! We may also see a Blue Ray drive bumping it up to $629 and $729
The New Apple TV will also have the same deminsions as Apple's Mac Mini.

Time Capsule

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Cheaper Price For Apple's Time Capsule Coming? !UPDATED!

Apple's Air Post Express and Hard Drive Station may be facing a price drop in September.

Apple's U.S. online store is currently displaying two sets of listings for Apple's Time Capsule combination wireless basestation and hard drive. Currently priced at $299 for the 500 GB model and $499 for the 1 TB model, the store lists these items available for shipment within 24 hours. There is, however, a second pair of listings priced at $249 for the 500 GB model and $419 for the 1 TB model, with both scheduled to ship in "4 weeks".
The thumbnails next to the lower-priced listings show a generic Apple "brown box" image for the 500 GB model and an incorrect Apple TV image for the 1 TB model, but the individual product pages for these new models correctly show existing Time Capsule stock images. The product descriptions and system requirements for the two sets of listings are identical.
Update: It appears from the "FB" prefix of the model numbers that these are likely refurbished Time Capsules mistakenly showing up in search results for the regular store.

Power Contol Software Blamed For Apple iPhone 3G Reception Issues?

A plausible scenario for the iPhone 3G reception problems has emerged: it's a power thing.
RoughlyDrafted reported Thursday that a source with AT&T blamed "faulty" power-control software inside the iPhone 3G for the dropped calls and poor reception that owners have been experiencing since the device was released in July. In short, the iPhone 3G demands too much power--more than is necessary--from a local cell tower to maintain a connection, and when multiple iPhones try to glom onto the same tower, the problem snowballs.
The iPhone OS 2.0.2 software update was designed to fix this power-control problem, according to RoughlyDrafted's source. However, the source believes that the problems will not go away entirely until all iPhone 3G owners--or quite a few--upgrade to the 2.0.2 software:
In a mixed environment where users are running 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.0.2, the power control problems of 2.0 and 2.0.1 will affect the 2.0.2 users. It is not the network that is fault but the interaction of the bad power control algorithm in 2.0 and 2.0.1 software and the network that is at fault. The sooner everybody is running 2.0.2 software the better things will be.
This explanation makes a lot of sense viewed against the stories of CNET readers over the past month of iPhone 3G flakiness. It would explain why the problems were more pervasive in populated areas with lots of iPhone 3G early adopters, such as San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. It would explain why those who updated to the 2.0.2 software didn't see improvements across the board. And it would explain why the problems are being reported around the world, not just on AT&T's network.
So, this saga may soon be coming to an end. If you haven't already updated to the 2.0.2 software, do so today, for the sake of your fellow iPhone 3G owners. Hopefully that process, combined with an iPhone 2.1 software update to get rid of the other bugs in the release, will allow people to use their iPhone 3Gs as designed.
The unanswered question--assuming this account is accurate--is why the iPhone 3G shipped with balky power-control software, something that ostensibly could have been discovered in testing?

Obituary for Steve Jobs? FAKE!

An electronic gaffe at news outlet Bloomberg mistakenly sent an incomplete obituary for Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the wire on Wednesday afternoon, and a tipster promptly sent the soon-retracted file to gossip blog Gawker.

Steve Jobs at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference.

The lengthy file contains not only a preliminary obituary for the iconic Apple chief, but also a list of suggested contacts for a more extensive story--Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and early Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, among others.

The summary of Jobs' accomplishments, per the obituary, is that he "helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music, and refashioned the mobile phone."

It's not out of the ordinary at all that Bloomberg would have this written; all major news outlets have notable persons' obituaries prepared in advance so that only minor changes need be made at the actual time of death. That way, the news can be reported almost immediately and can be updated with further detail.

But a Jobs obituary, however premature, is more chilling than, say, a Bill Gates obituary. The Apple CEO successfully battled pancreatic cancer earlier this decade, and a magazine profile indicated that he had kept it secret for nine months while researching alternative treatments--a questionable move for any chief executive of a publicly traded company, but especially one as crucial to the runnings of the business as Jobs is.

When Jobs appeared onstage at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2008, his thin appearance led some bloggers and company critics to speculate that he was ill again, and some of them pushed the bounds of decency in demanding that Apple reveal the state of the executive's health to shareholders.

So given a CEO whose health has been discussed so speculatively in the echo chamber of the blogosphere, and whose company's stock has been shown to be far from immune to the influence of the rumor mill, the appearance--however brief--of a Jobs obituary online must certainly have been disquieting for those who stumbled upon it.

Bloomberg released a retraction later on Wednesday that made only the vaguest of reference to the content of the gaffe. "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently published by Bloomberg News at 4:27 p.m. New York time today," the retraction read. "The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted.

Palm Treo Pro

The good: The Palm Treo Pro boasts a sleek design and offers a wide range of wireless options, including Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Windows Mobile smartphone also provides many productivity and communication tools for the business user.
The bad: The Treo Pro is too expensive and can be sluggish at times. The QWERTY keyboard is cramped and doesn't really suit the business feel of the device.
The bottom line: The Palm Treo Pro offers significant improvements in the design and features department, but the smartphone doesn't offer anything revolutionary and costs more than its competitors, which will make it a hard sell.
Specifications: OS provided: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional; Installed RAM: 128 MB; Processor: QUALCOMM 400 MHzMSM7201; ; See full specs
CNET editors' review
Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
Reviewed on: 08/27/2008
Photo gallery:Palm Treo Pro
While not the best-kept secret in the technology world, with leaked photos and videos all over the Net, we were still amped over Palm's official unveiling of the Palm Treo Pro. And why wouldn't we be? The smartphone looked pretty sharp, both inside and out. However, now that we've had some hands-on time with the device, our initial excitement is starting to fade. Don't get us wrong; there is plenty to like about the Treo Pro. Keyboard aside, we really like the updated and attractive design of the smartphone. It's sexy and is the sleekest touch screen/full QWERTY combination, in our opinion. The Treo Pro certainly isn't lacking in the features department either. The business-centric mobile comes loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition and the full gamut of wireless options, including HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Now, while this is well and good, at this point, Palm is simply playing catch up to the competition. Add the fact that, for the time being, Palm is only selling the Treo Pro as an unlocked phone for a whopping $549, and we have a problem. While we understand the freedom of an unlocked phone, we just don't see anything that really justifies such a high price tag. It's unfortunate since it's a generally solid device, but we think you can get comparable smartphones for less. Palm did not release a specific release date but it's expected to be available later this fall.
DesignThe Palm Treo Pro represents a complete redesign for the Treo line, and it's most definitely welcome. The Treo Pro completely sheds the outdated, clunky design of previous models and trades it in for a sleeker frame, measuring 4.4 inches high by 2.3 inches wide by 0.5 inch deep and 4.7 ounces. When compared with the recent Palm Treo 800w, which measures 4.4 inches high by 2.2 inches wide by 0.7 inch deep and weighs 5 ounces, the numbers might not that seem that significant, but in hand, you can notice the difference, especially in thinness. You should be able to slip the Treo Pro into a pants pocket with no problem, and it's still the only smartphone we can think of that successfully combines a full QWERTY keyboard and touch screen into one sleek device. The eye-catching black lacquer casing is icing on the cake, but it does have a tendency to hold smudges.
Palm has done a lot to improve the design and hardware of its smartphones. Here is the Treo Pro sandwiched between the Palm Treo 700p and the Palm Centro.
The Treo Pro features a 2.5-inch TFT touch screen with a 320x320-pixel resolution that makes for a fairly bright, crisp screen, though we thought colors looked a bit washed out. The Today Screen gives you one-touch access to your wireless options, upcoming appointments, e-mail, and Google search, and you can customize the Today screen with various background images and themes. The Treo Pro also introduces a new screensaver that will show you the time, any missed calls, or new text/multimedia messages at a glance. It's a small but convenient enhancement.
Below the display, you'll find a redesigned navigation array. You get the standard soft keys, Talk and End buttons, an OK button, shortcuts to the Start menu, Calendar, and Inbox, and a navigation toggle with a center select key. The latter will also flash when you have voice mail. Overall, the controls are fairly easy to use. The shortcut keys are set flush with the phone's surface, and we were initially concerned that they might be hard to press, but this really wasn't the case.
We weren't huge fans of the Treo Pro's QWERTY keyboard. It's pretty cramped and doesn't really suit the business-centric smartphone.
Unfortunately, we did find some issues with the full QWERTY keyboard. The Treo Pro's keyboard is pretty much the same one found on the Palm Centro. There's a tad more spacing between the buttons than the Centro, but it's still fairly cramped. I have small hands and had problems using the keyboard, so I would imagine it will give users with larger thumbs some difficulty. We also think that the keyboard doesn't really suit the smartphone. The Palm Treo Pro is designed for business users, and while the cute, gelatinous buttons might be OK for the consumer-centric Centro, it looks a bit unprofessional and childlike on the Treo Pro. We would have preferred the hard buttons from previous Treos.
On the left spine, there's a volume rocker and a customizable side key, while the right side has a Wi-Fi power button. The top of the unit has a power button and silent ringer switch. A microUSB port and 3.5 headphone jack are located on the bottom. Finally, the camera lens (sans flash or self-portrait mirror) and a side speaker are on the back, and a microSD expansion slot is hidden behind the battery cover.
In a first, Palm will ship the Treo Pro in sustainable packaging, which includes recycled content and a recyclable box.
The packaging and accessories included with the Palm Treo Pro are worth a mention. First, Palm is doing its part to help the environment by shipping the Treo Pro in a recyclable box and other recycled material. The user manuals are printed with soy ink, and the software CD (containing ActiveSync and more) is now preinstalled on the smartphone. You should be able to simply connect the device to your computer via USB cable, and access the content or install ActiveSync. As for the actual accessories, Palm revamped the power charger that lets you swap out the adapters and improved earbuds. In all, the Palm Treo Pro comes packaged with an AC adapter, a USB cable, a wired stereo headset, and reference material. For more add-ons, please check our cell phone accessories, ringtones, and help page.
FeaturesThe Palm Treo Pro marks a great advance for the Treo line, but when compared with the competition, it doesn't offer anything revolutionary. It's simply playing catch up. As the name would suggest, the Palm Treo Pro is designed for mobile professionals and is an evolution for the Treo line, but doesn't offer any revolutionary features. The smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition, complete with the full Microsoft Office Mobile Suite for editing native Word and Excel documents, and viewing PowerPoint presentations. In addition, Palm ships the Treo Pro with Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Live integration, OneNote Mobile, a PDF reader, and the WorldMate Pro travel suite to help globetrotters stay on track. Other productivity applications include a voice recorder, a Zip manager, Sprite Backup, a calculator, and a Task Manager to help optimize CPU and memory usage. The Treo Pro comes with 128MB RAM and 256MB storage (about 100MB of it is user accessible).
The Palm Treo Pro features a microSD expansion slot, which is located behind the battery cover. It can accept up to 32GB microSDHC cards.
For e-mail, you get Microsoft's Direct Push Technology for real-time message delivery and automatic synchronization with your Outlook calendar, tasks, and contacts via Exchange Server. You can also configure the Treo Pro to access POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts, which, in most cases, is a simple process of inputting your username and password. We were able to set up our Yahoo account on our review unit with no problem and started receiving e-mail within a few minutes. Windows Live Messenger is the only instant-messaging client preloaded on the smartphone.
Phone features on the Treo Pro include quad-band world roaming, a speakerphone, speed dial, smart dialing, conference calling, and text and multimedia messaging. The contact book is limited only by the available memory (the SIM card holds an additional 250 contacts), and there's room in each entry for multiple numbers, e-mail addresses, instant-messaging handles, and birthdays. For caller ID purposes, you can assign a picture, one of 37 polyphonic ringtones, or a group ID. Bluetooth 2.0 is also onboard for use with mono and stereo Bluetooth headsets, hands-free kits, object exchange, and dial-up networking.
The Treo Pro is a 3G-capable handset as well. More specifically, it supports the 850/1900 HSDPA bands, which means you'll be able to get 3.5G speeds, provided that you are using an AT&T SIM. T-Mobile's 3G network operates on the 1700/2100 bands so you won't be able to enjoy the same advantages. Fortunately, the smartphone also has integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), providing an alternative method for surfing the Web. Simply press the one-touch button on the right side of the smartphone to turn on the Wi-Fi and connect to a network. The smartphone will automatically scan for available networks and allows for authentication and data encryption.
The smartphone also has integrated GPS for your navigation needs. To speed up the process of determining your location, the Treo Pro includes a utility called QuickGPS that downloads the latest satellite information via an Internet connection. Google Maps is also preloaded on the device, which provides turn-by-turn directions, local search, traffic updates, and more. However, for real road warriors, you might want to consider getting a full location-based service, such as TeleNav, so you can get more robust navigation features, including text- and voice-guided directions and a fuel price finder.
While it's been all business up to this point, Palm includes some features to bring some balance between work and play. First, you get the standard Windows Media Player 10 Mobile that allows you to enjoy your AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, MPEG-4, and WMV files, to name a few. Plus, if you have TV shows recorded on your Windows Media Center PC, you can transfer them to your device for on-the-go viewing or stream your home's TV programming right to your device with a Slingbox and SlingPlayer Mobile. The Treo Pro's microSD expansion slot is designed to accept up to 32GB cards (when available), so you can fill up a high-capacity card and enjoy all your media.
On back of the smartphone, you will find the Treo Pro's 2-megapixel camera. There's no flash, but you do get 8x zoom and video-recording capabilities.
The smartphone is also equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom and video recording capabilities. You can shoot still images in one of five resolutions and one of four quality settings. There's no flash, but you do get effects and white balance and brightness controls. A self-timer and time stamp are also available. In video mode, options are a bit more limited. You have your choice of four resolutions and can adjust the picture via white balance, brightness settings, and effects. There's no limit to recording length.
Picture quality was mediocre. There was good definition but colors looked washed out.
Picture quality wasn't the most impressive. While objects were clearly defined, colors looked washed out. No matter how much we adjusted the white balance and brightness settings, we could never get the tones to look right. Video quality was acceptable for short clips.
PerformanceWe tested the quad-band Palm Treo Pro (GSM 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900) in San Francisco and call quality was decent. For the most part, we enjoyed crisp and loud audio on our end, but there were a couple of instances where voices sounded garbled or we heard a bit of cackling. Still, the overall experience was good and we were also able to use an airline's voice automated response system with no problem. On the other side, our friends reported good results with just a couple reports of an echo. Speakerphone quality was OK. We were able to carry on conversations, but calls sounded a bit hollow and at the highest volume setting, audio could sound slightly blown out. We were able to pair the Treo Pro with the Logitech Mobile Traveller Bluetooth headset and the Motorola S9 Bluetooth Active Headphones with no problem.
Armed with a 400MHz Qualcomm MSM7201 processor, the Treo Pro's general performance was OK, but not great. While we didn't suffer any system crashes during our review period, we definitely experienced some of that notorious sluggishness that plagues Windows Mobile devices. It wasn't any better or worse than other Windows Mobile smartphones, but frustrating nonetheless. On a brighter note, the Web browsing experience was swift, thanks to the HSDPA boost. The Treo Pro was also able to find and connect to our Wi-Fi network, and we were also able to enjoy surfing the Net that way. As for multimedia performance, music playback through the phone's speakers sounded one-sided and lacked bass. We're pleased that Palm included a 3.5mm headphone jack, however, and we had a much better experience listening to music with a nice pair of earbuds. Watching video was fine in short spurts, and audio and images were already synchronized.
The Palm Treo Pro's 1,500mAh lithium ion battery has a rated talk time of five hours and up to 10 days of standby time. We are still conducting our battery drain tests and will update this section as soon as we have results. According to FCC radiation tests, the Treo Pro has a digital SAR rating of 1.5 watts per kilogram.

Apple Macbook With Multi-Touch

An Apple patent application published today rehashes some concepts and diagrams from 2006 patent but generates continued interest due to persistant rumors that Apple may release a multi-touch tablet Mac.
AppleInsider details some of the techniques in accessing small user interface controls when using a your fingers on a multi-touch tablet Mac:
Apple explains that on a tablet Mac, the buttons of a control box may be smaller than a users finger and located close together. Therefore it may be difficult for the user to make a selection directly without possibly pressing an undesirable button. To solve this problem, at least a portion of the control box would be enlarged, including the buttons therein when the user places their thumb over the control box.Apple also details the use of swipe and scrolling to manipulate on screen lists as well as the implementation of a full screen multi-touch keyboard.:
While we've heard rumors of a tablet Mac for years, this year we've heard claims that either a tablet or mini-tablet Mac could be coming soon.

New iPod and Laptops... and iMac?

AppleInsider recaps many of the circulating rumors which expect both iPod and Mac notebook updates in the coming months. Some rumors have pegged September 9th as the possible day for at least some of the updates.

The iPod Nano and iPod touch are expected to see revisions, and long standing MacBook and MacBook Pro rumors point to revised case designs (MacBook, MacBook Pro) that adopt an aluminum/tapered look.

Newly reported, however, are expectations that the Apple iMac will see a refresh prior to the holiday season:
Separately, Apple is also planning to refresh its line of 20- and 24-inch iMac seasons ahead of the holidays. People familiar with these plans have described the refresh to consist of 'speed bumps' rather than major internal or external changes. Based on the roadmap presented to AppleInsider, these systems would debut later this fall following the release of the new MacBooks, making their way to market with little fanfare.

An iMac update would be contrary to expectations as the iMac is the most recently updated Mac. The iMac was updated in April of this year and introduced early Montevina-like technology. As a result, there would be only marginal improvements if it were updated to the most recently released Penryn/Montevina chipsets.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Smart Car Crash!

crashing a smart car to test occupant survivability

U.K. iPhone Ad Banned Due to 'Misleading Claims'

The Guardian reports that a television ad for the Apple iPhone has been banned by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority after receiving complains about misleading claims. The television ad which can be viewed online claims that "all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone." The complaints about the ad pointed out that the iPhone does not support Flash or Java which may be required for some websites. The Advertising Standards Authority concluded that "the ad gave a misleading impression of the internet capabilities of the iPhone".Apple responded by saying that the purpose of the ad was to point the iPhone's ability to access standard websites and that it could not ensure compatibility with "every third-party technology in the marketplace".

Dirt Bike Stunt 2

Dirt Bike Stunt


We are launching a Dirt Bike Game. It is in Beta. and will be avable for the public in 2 minutes. However it is already live on Mc Met Gamer

More than just an iPod update on September 9?

While rumors have focused on iPod Nano and iPod Touch updates as early as September 9th, the fate of the MacBook Pros and other updates have been less clear.It appears, however, that Apple could be prepping for a wide range of product updates, with signals to at least some resellers to halt resupplies of Mac minis, MacBook Pros, iPods and even Cinema Displays.Unfortunately, reseller signals can be misleading and could simply represent temporary supply shortages. Best Buy, for example, had shortages of MacBooks towards the end of July. Our buyer's guide does show that many of Apple's products are due for revision

Thank You,
Nick O

Bye Bye Tris

So i stayed up all night to see Apple pull The #1 App Tris from the App Store. See prevous post.

So bye bye Tris. Be with Us.

It will be intresting if Apple uses the "Kill Swich" to deactivate Tris on All iPod touch and iphone users. The URL in the Apple iTunes App Store was
or you can Click Here just to get an error message saying it is not avable.

Good Riddence Tris.
At least i downloaded it and already have it.

iPod Video Review

We just finished filming the iPod 5th Gen AKA Video review. it will be avable soon.

Thank You,
Nicholas O

Today Is Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Good Morning Everyone. The iPod Video AKA 5th Gen review is being filmed. and should be avable for view on Mc Met Vid or You Tube in a week or two!
Thank You and have a good morning,
Nick O

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Apple iPhone/iPod touch 2.1

Apple iPhone/iPod touch 2.1 will be released with the new iPod touch and will be avable in September. It may be avable September 9th. But will be for iPod touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G users.

Thank You and have a good evening.

Kevin Rose and New iPods.'s Kevin Rose has posted a new blog entry and YouTube video claiming to have knowledge of upcoming iPod updates with a significant number of details:- Revamp of entire iPod line.- Small cosmetic changes to Touch, Nano to see significant redesign (see above)- iPods to see fairly large price drops to distance itself from the $199 iPhone.- iPod touch 2.1 software, iPhone to get update very soon after.- iTunes 8.0 ("it's a big update w/new features").- All of this coming in the next 2-3 weeks.- Blu-Ray support coming in Mac OS X 10.5.6Rose details the rumors in this video:
Rose has been the source of a number of Apple related rumors over the years with his most recent claims having some accuracy. The new iPod nano that he describes is depicted above and is consistent with claims made by iLounge.

Update: Rose's rumor track record: 3 right, 2 wrong, 1 part right.

Apple Event for September 9th?

As rumors continue to build of upcoming Apple product updates, more hints are starting to suggest that Apple will be holding a special event in September to launch these new products. A rumor over the weekend originating from Kevin Rose claimed that we could see iPod Nano and iPod Touch updates in the next few weeks. A subsequent report from Rose indicated that September 9th could be the date for the launch. While we had initially housed that rumor on which consolidates minor news and unverified tidbits, an ArsTechnica article now suggests that there may be some validity to that "general date". More possible case photos for the upcoming 4th Gen iPod Nano and 2nd Generation iPod Touch have also been posted.

Update: Brian Lam of Gizmodo has "heard similar things" regarding the September 9th date

New iPod nano and touch revealed by case manufacturers?

Apple iPod case manufacturers seemed totally unthinkable? Yeah, those times are over -- check out these silicone cases for a fourth-gen iPod nano and second-gen iPod touch that just appeared on Alibaba. We're not totally sold on the touch cases, but the nanos look way more legit, especially since we've seen some others matching this general look before; while nano KIRFs in this form factor aren't uncommon, we'd say it's pretty unlikely that anyone's making several different types of silicone cases for them. We're not calling this anywhere near 100 percent yet, but let's just say we're hoping Apple's press photographers can make the new nano look a whole lot better than our pal Mr. Blurrycam by the time September 9th rolls around. More case photos after the break.
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Last Chance to Get 'Tris' Before It's Gone

Noah Witherspoon, the developer behind the current #1 application on the App Store, has that Tris will no longer be available as of Wednesday, August 27th. The Tetris-clone caught the attention of the Tetris® Company who claims a "copyright" claim on the game.
The trouble is, I'm a college student, and not an affluent one, and I simply do not have the time, energy, or resources to fight this battle right now. There's a point at which I am willing to give up and be practical, to let the world have its way with that ever-mistreated little ideal of “principle”. Thus, it's with great sadness that I must announce that I'll be pulling Tris from the App Store on Wednesday, August 27th, to remain in Apple's systems but publicly unavailable until I work out a solution to this.As a result, if you had any interest in Tris, now's your last chance to get the popular game. To download Tris Free before it gets pulled tommorow click here. We love you tris.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Did you know? We have an Apple ID and use it in Apple Disscusins?
We do and as of now I am level 110 I have been with the apple forums for over a year. My user name is ouimetnick.
I spend most of my time in the iPod touch and iPhone sections. You can also email me with questions at
Thank you

Apple Web Apps

The Mac 611 web app and the Mc Met Mobile web app is expected to be avable at
on either tommorow, Augest 20,2008 or 21 or even the 22!
Apple is busy approving Web Apps so this may take a while! We will post when it is avable.
If there are delays we will let you know. Even though this is Pending it will NOT interup our posting to any of our blogs.
The Mc Met Gamer is having problems so we can't review, and we are working round the clock to fix this issue. If you have questions, comments or concerns please email me at
Thank You,
Nick O

Mac 611

Mac 611 is a web app that is avable at
We have submitted it to the listings of apples web apps
Thank you

Mc Met Mobile

Mc Met Services and it's smaller web sites
Mc Met Services Staff #1
Mc Met Vid
Mc Met Gamer
Mc Met Services
Will be going mobile friendly for iPhone and iPod! With it's ability to watch videos, download pictures and more.
We have submitted our Web App to Apple and should appear soon under "Web Apps" under "News"
The site is already mobile but the web app is coming soon.
Thank you!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Mobile Days!

If you have a Mobile Me account it will be exstended for even longer. Apple already offered 30 days and now adding on to it 60 days. So apple give us 90 extra days for there mistakes, and applys to any one who created there account prior to Augest 18, 2008! We got our email and will post it in the morning!

Thank you,
Nicholas O

Apple 2.0.2 for iPod touch/iPhone

The 2.0.2 update improves a number of things! I tried opening apps and closing them opening and closing. To all of my 60 apps. Not one of them crashed or froze. The app store no longer freezes, improved battery life and no Lagging in the keyboard. 2.0.1 was supposed to fix the lagging but it did not. Thank you apple for fixing the locate me feature I Google Maps. We have still yet to unviel more fixes and features that will be posted to let you know. People say that it did not go the iPhone 3G reception problems. We only have an iPod touch and are still testing it! The iPhone/iPod touch 2.1 will be avable in September.
Did you find anything new that I didn't? Please email me at
Thank you,
Nichols O

Apple 2.0.2 for iPod touch and iPhone

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iPod touch 2.0.2 is out

Apple just released the 2.0.2 update. We are downloading it right now and will post what we find later.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Apple Event

In September Apple Inc will be hosting there "Special Event" and it will bring us a new iPod touch that will have all or some
of the following, Speaker, camera and GPS! Or it will be a price drop. 16 GB $299.99 32GB $399.99 New Mac Book with a metal casing and new mac book pro. Mabe a new iPod Nano and Air. Also some say a new Mac Mini! Last and Least color iPhones. With a product red casing. This is just rumors, but we really do think a new touch an Mac book will be coming!
Also it has been confirmed that the 2.1 Update will be avable by the end of September!

Thank You,
Nicholas O

2.1 BETA 4

Apple has suspended the Push Nodafacation services in BETA 4. We don't know why. It will be released in September.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

All My downloaded Apps!

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iPhone at Best Buy! 9.7.08

iPhone 3G will be avable at Best Buy on September 7, 2008!
Now you can get the new 3G iPhone at AT&T, apple, and now Best Buy. It may also be avable at Radio Shack, but we have herd nothing new about that. We just got back from vacation so that is why we did not post for a while!

Apple iFire

One of Apple's Bulidings in Curpintino had a 3 alarm blaze at 10 PM PST! It took 3 hours to get the fire under control and required 60 fire fighters No one was reported injured.
This is a summer that apple will want to forget.
Mobile Me launch problems
iPhone cracks
Server problems
2.0 and 2.0.1 problems and bricking phones
Now a fire!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The 2.0.1 update for the iPod touch/iPhone improves a number of thing! We got 2.0.1 on our Apple ipod touch and heres the scoop. You can now drag an app icon across multiple pages in one motion, rather than having to drag it, drop it, pick it up again and drag it over to next page, and repeat.-Contacts are now more responsive.After installing 2.0.1, each successive backup is much faster.Apple may have changed the calibration of the iPhone's reception "bars" while connected to a 3G network to reflect a stronger signal than before.-Keypad loads quicker.-Screen rotation in Safari appears to be smoother.-Some apps may ask to be updated after the firmware upgrade.
Google Maps alos finds your location again. Mail now works perfect. We only had this for 24 hours. so we will keep you posted on battery life.

2.0.1 for iPod touch

We played with 2.0.1 for over 3 hours. We have no found anything other than what we listed. We will keep you posted.
Thank you,
Nicholas Ouimet

Monday, August 4, 2008

AIM for an Update

Today AOL just updated AIM for iPod touch/iPhone! Are you downloading it for the first time? If yes don't worry you will have the updated version.

Apple iPod touch/iPhone 2.1

Oh and when we said that the 2.0.1 will be in augest we just guessed but we also had our hopes up and had some sources to prove. The 2.1 WILL be avable I September.

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iPod touch/iPhone 2.0.1

The 2.0.1 update for the iPod touch/iPhone improves a number of things! We got it on our own iPod touch and this is what the scoop is. The contacts app no longer laggs and freezes fir secounds. Google Maps now will find you location fast again. Apps install quicker boot up time is improved backing up is faster mail does not have any problems. And that's all. Checkout the screen shot above. We only had this update for 1 hour so we will find new fixed in the update and keep you posted.

Apple Releases iPhone/iPod touch Firmware 2.0.1

Well, finally. iPhone/iPod touch firmware 2.0.1 has just been released by Apple, and we're hoping it solves the myriad problems introduced by 2.0: crashing apps, interminable keyboard delays, choppy scrolling -- you know what we're talking about. We're pulling down the 250MB file now, we'll let you know how things turn out -- won't you do the same?

Apple only lists "Bug Fixes" amongst the changes. Early claims:- Backup process for the iPhone and iPod touch is much faster.- Netshare still works- SMS typing faster

Update: Well, it took its sweet time to install, but things seem a little tighter and snappier all around. We'll give it a day or so of actual usage before we pronounce things A-OK, though -- how's it going for you? You can get the new 2.0.1 update here.

Next Gen Mac Book Pictures

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Next Gen Mac Book Pictures

We are not sure it the pictures above are legit. But we have leaked pictures of the next gen Mac Book due in September. As promised by Apple that there would be an aluminm Mac Book in 2008 this may be it. We will keep you posted.

New Website

Along with this Blog/ website we now have a Google Site avable here We are still learning the basics so the site may look a little messy. Hopfuly soon we will get it all sorted out.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

All About Runescape

All About RunescapeAll About Runescape is a very sad blog and you should only visit it if you would like to get a laugh out of your system. I think it should be shut down. I know the child who made it and he is a sad child who sits at home all day playing runscape on his computer. The blog is all about runescape as you could probaly tell by the title. So basicaly in short terms I would not suggest visiting this blog.The URL is or click here.