January 21, 2008
Filed under: Gaming, iPod Family, iPhone TUAW reader Alex Cahiz pointed us to this New Creatives page showing a design for Van's Finger Fracture for iPhone and iPod touch. It's hard to tell how close this design is to being a reality -- whether it's just a concept design or whether there will be a real product. I couldn't find any further details at the Vans website but if it is for reals, it looks like it would rock. According to the writeup, the game uses the touch screen to steer your skateboard and allow you to pick various equipment to perform tricks and earn points. It's unclear whether the accelerometer would be used as well. To read more as well as to see other screen designs, pop over to the New Creatives website. [Via NotCot] Readers suggest that these are lifted screen shots--so we're going to go with either "Concept Design" or "Internet Hoax" for now. Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted by Jim at 12:10 PM
The 24-hour limit on watching Apple's new iTunes movie rentals was briefly hackable. Gizmodo reported early Thursday that simply playing with your system time -- either setting it forward before watching a movie, or backward after watching a movie -- confused iTunes and allowed effectively unlimited watching time for your movies. In a follow up report, the site noted that Apple has now disabled that workaround, restoring the company's 24 hour time limit on watching movies.
Posted by Peter at 11:54 AM
January 20, 2008
Apple TV's updated functionality provides access to movie rentals and HD content (Credit: Apple) Update: Check out three related videos with more info on the forthcoming Apple TV upgrade: Steve Jobs comments during his keynote address; the video guided tour on Apple's Web site; and a summary from CNET's Donald Bell. This post has also been updated since its original publication with additional information. The Apple TV just got a whole lot more useful. Steve Jobs unveiled a major feature update to the Apple TV today during his Macworld keynote address in San Francisco that aims to transform the device from a TV-based iTunes media viewer to a more full-featured media-on-demand device. The hardware will remain the same, with the entry-level 40GB model dropping from $300 to $230, but a free software upgrade--available in two weeks--will add the following functionality: ...
Posted by Michael at 03:24 PM
January 17, 2008
iLounge s annual Best of Show awards are designed to recognize standout products and major innovations in iPod, iPhone, iTunes and/or Apple TV products and services. This year, iLounge considered hundreds of newly announced 2008 products, planning to award as many as 20 Best of Show awards to deserving recipients. On January 16, 2008, 13 winners were selected, with an additional 10 finalists selected as runners up. Here are this year s
Posted by Lorren at 08:23 AM
January 12, 2008
From the laugh track to the outback, Vern's iTunes Store safari this week found free videos to make you laugh and teach you a little more about the world around us.
Posted by Guido at 04:02 PM
January 08, 2008
Myvu Corporation has introduced its new generation of personal media viewers with the new myvu shades and myvu crystal video eyewear. Both new viewers feature Kopin s CyberDisplay technology, offering the highest pixel density and the sharpest resolution for its size, a rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours of viewing time for shades and up to four hours of viewing time for crystal, and earbuds from Ultimate Ears. In a partnership with INNO
Posted by Chris at 09:54 AM
January 01, 2008
Our last poll, Which likely 2008 Apple product are you most excited about?, has closed. The results were interesting: with 3,957 votes taken, readers appeared to be more excited about more powerful touchscreen devices than anything else. A plurality (41%) voted for a more powerful touchscreen iPod, with 21% interested in a 3G iPhone and 20% interested in a Mac tablet or sub-notebook. Only 11% registered interest
Posted by John at 08:31 AM
December 30, 2007
Apple and 20th Century Fox may have struck a deal to bring digital movie rentals to the iTunes Store. The deal will bring will bring "on demand" movie downloads from the latest Fox DVD releases to Apple's media store.
Posted by Stephen at 04:23 PM