Apple’s back to school promo is always exciting for students that need a new laptop. Traditionally, Apple has offered a free iPod Touch with a new Mac purchase. This year, we’ve been hearing reports that they’re offering a $100 iTunes gift card instead, and that the promo could launch tomorrow!
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A few days ago, we reported that Apple’s channel inventory of Mac Mini’s and AirPort Extreme were running low. Now, it appears that Best Buy’s inventory is also low on these products (Mac Mini’s are backordered, even), furthering the likelihood of a refresh of these products in the near future.
The Economic Daily, according to a report from Reuters, claims that, in addition to the previously mentioned MacBook Air refresh in June, we’ll see an iPad 3 in Q4 of this year – with an astounding 6x the resolution of the current iPad 2.
Apple has provided a much needed visual overhaul to its support pages, and it looks like a vast improvement! They’ve removed much of the clutter, and have replaced many text links and lists with large icons and product images that are easier to find and identify.
I dunno about you, but I’m pretty excited for the next release of the MacBook Air – The likely inclusion of Thunderbolt and the new Sandy Bridge processors will surely make it a beast – and Reuters reports that they might be coming as early as the end of this month!
An innovative app from Budweiser will provide you with free pints of beer if the summer sun shines and the temperature hits a certain high. However, the app is only available in Ireland – a country that doesn’t need any help with beer drinking.
A comic book strip focused on Apple CEO Steve Jobs will hit newsstands and online retailers on August 24th. The 32 page comic will detail his life and career to date.
The Mozilla team is taking drastic action to prevent memory leaks from crippling Firefox 4. Mozilla has setup a special group to tackle memory leak issues that are causing major performance issues in the open source web browser.
Apple has just updated the US online store making the GSM iPhone 4 available as a carrier-unlocked option. Free at last!
The best instant messenger on OS X has updated itself to version 1.4.2. When you launch Adium you will be prompted to install the update. If the update manager doesn’t run, go to Adium > Check For Updates. Alternatively, you can download Adium 1.4.2 from their site.
FxFactory is an incredibly useful and exciting bundle of plugin’s that fits into the Final Cut workspace extremely well. Over the last few days I’ve had the time to look over each plugin. This is what I thought of the plugin bundle.
Wi-Fi syncing to iTunes and backup via iCloud can’t come soon enough for lazy iPhone users since only about half of them sync and backup their devices.
While Apple has already announced (in the WWDC 2011 keynote) that you’ll be able to use your iPhone’s volume up button as a shutter in iOS 5, we’ve received a report that its also possible to use the volume up button on your Apple headset to do the same!
We’ve been hearing reports that the next-gen iPhone is in its final testing stages, and is now in the pockets of high-level Apple and carries executives. Further, 9to5Mac reports that, which 3G FaceTime may be on the way, it won’t be coming to new Verizon iPhones.
With the announcement of the free iCloud at WWDC, which largely replaces the $99 annual MobileMe services, some consumers who recently purchased or renewed their subscriptions are unhappy. Fortunately, however, Apple has decided to begin offering pro-rated refunds for some users.
Apple, ever vibrant in its ongoing legal battle to protect the “App Store” trademark, claims that it’s worries that users will confuse the iOS app store with Amazon’s “inferior” product, which they described as a potential security risk for mobile devices.