iHome manufactures dozens of Apple-oriented audio devices, ranging from headphones to speaker docks. The AirPlay-capable iW1 wireless speaker is by far the company’s most advanced product, but its $300 price tag pits it against some tough competition, including the Sonos Play:3.
The PC community has already begun rallying around Gordon’s impassioned “Post PC My Ass” blog post from last week. Galvanized by his trenchant outburst against all the silly post-PC era talk out there, Michael Dell recently rubbished the whole idea of the still ubiquitous PC being on its deathbed in an interview with the Financial Times. However, for some odd reason, Mr Dell neither said what inspired his latest comments - which we strongly believe to be our Senior Editor’s highly affecting piece - nor leave any hints to that effect. Hit the jump for more on this.
Apple has gone to war with just about anyone who dares to compete with its iOS lineup, suing where possible and spreading FUD when they can’t. Before the lawyers ever threw the first punch however, there was the original rivalry, Apple vs. Adobe. Many analysts believed that Steve Job’s unwillingness to embrace flash would be the death of the platform, but amazingly, it thrived. HTML5 video spread across the web like wildfire, starting with YouTube, and moving to just about every content creation site worth visiting. Adobe put up a brave front, but has finally thrown in the towel, and announced how it will address flash on iOS going forward.
If you’re an Android or iOS device user, you’re faced with the happy dilemma of having a gazillion ways to ingest the news and stories that are important to you while you’re on the run, chilling on your lunch break or hiding from the boss in the bathroom. One of our favorites is Pulse by Alphonso Labs. Sleek, easy to use, and most importantly, free, Pulse is an example of what a mobile news aggregator should be. Now, thanks to Save to Pulse, our Browser Extension of the Week, Chrome users who rock Pulse on the go will find chomping on the content that interests them even easier.
GameStop is now accepting trade-ins for your used iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices, and there's only one logical explanation as to why. The used game dealer is planning to sell these gadgets, and according to one media outlet, GameStop announced as much recently at an annual trade show in Las Vegas.
No iPhone? No problem! Amazon just scored its first exclusive desktop software courtesy of DistinctDev, makers of the hit iOS game The Moron Test. You can now download the popular title to your PC or Mac, though if you don't own an iPhone to begin with, you may have already passed (Zing!). We jest, and actually, The Moron Test is also available on Android and Windows Phone 7, which still won't come as any consolation if you're rocking a feature phone.
In case you’ve been wondering what hacker George Hotz, aka Geohot, has been up to, social networking site Facebook has confirmed that the until recently beleaguered hacker is now on its payroll. The official confirmation came after reports of him being hired by Facebook emerged over the weekend. But the question remains: what is he up to? Find out after the jump.
There’s a good number of drawing and design programs available through the Chrome Web Store. Most of them will let you knock out awkward looking stick-figure sketches or primitive landscape images using features similar to those we’ve enjoyed/loathed in MS Paint over the years. Some offer more complex features, such as layering and various virtual paint brushes… which most of us end up using to knock out awkward stick-figure sketches or primitive landscape images. If you want to draw something useful--the blueprints for your next house, for example--there’s only one Web App that’ll do: AutoCAD WS. It’s a Web App with so many awesome features and such rich functionality that we had to make it our Chrome Web App of the week.
The thing about train wrecks is once an out-of-control locomotive steamrolls off of the tracks, there's no telling where it will land. Such is the morbid curiosity that comes from seeing where Charlie Sheen will take his antics next. He's tried talk shows, live streaming, and even the stand-up variety show circuit. What's left to, um, conquer? The mobile app world, duh!
It wouldn't be a week in the technobubble without a new intellectual patent suit. This one is looking like quite the doozy, though. Apple has filed a patent and trademark infringement suit against Samsung. At issue are Samsung's line of Galaxy phones and tablets. Apple claims the physical design and user interface borrow too heavily from Apple products.