Macworld reports that the iPad is about to get it’s very own version of the quite popular Opera Mini web browser. The new iPad-centric version of the browser will allegedly be released at the Mobile World Congress event taking place in Barcelona next week, along with revised versions of the app for other platforms, such as iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
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Popular cross platform Twitter client TweetDeck has been bought by UberMedia, according to TechCrunch. The fee is believed to be between $25m and $30m.
In a recent interview, PopCam Games’ Garth Chouteau said that yes, it’s likely that PopCap will bring Bejeweled 3 to iOS. The newest version of the original game was released on PC not to long ago, but a large number of people held off buying in the hopes that it would soon arrive on iOS. Personally, I really don’t see a great deal of different between the original Bejewed, and any subsequent version… but for those of you that must have the latest, this should be good news.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple may be doubling their initial production for certain “hot-selling” MacBook models. The report claims that Apple’s Asian manufacturing partners have seen orders for popular MacBook models as much as double, while shipments of notebooks to other brand-name vendors have failed to meet expectations.
The report goes on to make a number of further claims, however the real essence of the report is that while other makers of notebook computers are seeing declining sales, the opposite is true of Apple, who is in fact ramping up production in response to extremely successful sales.
Good News, Everyone! According to a report from AppleInsider, the actual delays caused to the MacBook Pro refresh by the faulty Sandy Bridge chipsets should be quite minor. In fact, their source claims that it should only delay the refresh by about two weeks.
Also according to the report, one person familiar with the matter told AppleInsider that some, but not all, of the upcoming MacBook Pro models were effected by the delay. According to this source, Apple elected to make minor tweaks to the logic boards of the affected models, but the actual changes would translate to an actual delay of less than two weeks.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs, despite his medical leave, continues to man the helm at Apple in a capable manner, and still remains very actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the massive Cupertino corporation. The report indicates that he has been working from home, and even holding business meetings there.
Robby Wilkinson, an eagle eyed follower of @mactrast on Twitter, has spotted a potential hidden clue as to the launch day of either the iPhone 5 or the iPad 2, or both.
Hipstamatic have responded to criticism from users over their Terms of Service, some users took issue with the all encompassing license Hipstamatic were being granted via contests and Hipstamart uploads. Hipstamatic have been responding to questions and posts on the matter and are having their legal people look into the terms.
According to a report from CNET, Apple’s Macbook Air, though recently updated, will be receiving a June refresh to include Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge line of processors. The report does not mention any further upgrades to the line, although I would suspect such upgrades as increased SSD sizes, and perhaps more RAM. According to the report, this knowledge has come from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans.”
One of the big three music labels may be preparing to pull out of iTunes. It’s a move that could see the likes of Beyonce, Tool, and Pearl Jam drop out of iTunes. Sony is apparently still upset over Apple’s rejection their ebook reader app from the App Store a few months ago.
Cooliris and InMobi have come together to offer interactive 3D advertising on the iPad. Check out the embedded video in this post to see a 3D advertisement in action.
Would you like to use the restroom? Check out this video of what seems to be Steve Job’s first television interview. A nervous 23 year old Jobs doesn’t know what to make of all the technology. Cute.
Apple has just released beta 4 of OS X 10.6.7 to developers for further testing. OS X Lion is gathering a bit of pace. You can expect to get your grubby little paws on a 10.7 release in the next 3 to 5 months. Lion isn’t a major new release of the OS X operating system. It’s an incremental update similar to that of Snow Leopard. But either way, we thought it would be a good idea to recap on some of the leading features of Lion.
AppleInsider reports that Apple has issue the fourth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers, who have been asked to focus their testing on the Mac App Store. The update weighed in at around a gig for the combo update. Developers have also been encouraged to focus on Airport, Bonjour, SMB file sharing, and graphics drivers.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a smaller and cheaper version of the iPhone for direct sale without carrier involvement. The new iPhone will reportedly be dual-mode (for use on any network), and be loaded with similar components as to those used in the current iPhone 4. iPhone Nano anyone?
Well, it’s only been a matter of days (a matter of hours for some) since the iPhone 4 was unleashed upon the world, but our good friends at TiPb have already released a comprehensive guide for jailbreaking it via Greenpois0n. If you own a Verizon iPhone and want to take advantage of what jailbreaking has to offer, I encourage you to take a look at their tutorial!