Apple

Known as one of the top companies for electronic products, Apple has left a big impression in the tech industry. In this section, you’ll find broadcasts of its latest updates where they relate to new features, tools, and apps for PC and mobile.

UK.gov spends thousands on iPhone app development

The BBC has reported that the British government has spent thousands of pounds developing iPhone apps for everything from Foreign Office travel advice to a jobseeker's tool. The apps, ranging from between £10,000 […]

Apple admits iPhone signal fault

It happens!  Technology moves to quickly and companies have such little time to actually socak test products these days that problems slip through.  Unless you're Toyota though they're not usually life-threatening which […]

AT&T ships some iPhone 4's but cancels others

US phone network AT&T was massively over-subscribed for orders for the new iPhone 4, with many people who tried pre-ordering a device on the launch day being greeted by a series or […]

600,000 iPhone 4's pre-ordered on AT&T

AT&T has already sold out of pre-order iPhone 4's, having had some 600,000 people in the US sign up for one of the spangly handsets (though I doubt anyone who finds one […]

iPhone 4 Announced

Apple have formerly unveiled the tech industry's worst kept secret, their next generation iPhone, as reported by Engadget.  The iPhone 4 was first leaked (i.e. lost) in a bar in California and […]

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Quick Charge iPad, iPhone and iPod On PCs

Why does it take so long to charge an iPad, iPhone or iPod on a PC? If you have been asking that question to yourself you might need to know that they […]

Can Apple meet demand for the iPad

On Friday Apple made the iPad available for sale around the world and large crowds of fans turned out to spend their hard-earned cash on the devices.  So far the machines are […]

Will you be Binging on the next iPhone?

Apple is gearing up for the launch of the next iPhone, widely expected in the next couple of months.  Now though rumours are circulating that Microsoft and Apple are in talks to […]

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iPad (Apple Tablet) Details

Rumors, rumors, rumors. That was all one would get while searching for the Apple Tablet. The tablet was revealed yesterday by Steve Jobs who confirmed that the tablet will be named iPad. […]

Hot Today: The iSlate Strikes Back, Thanks To More Apple Tablet Rumors

It was getting really boring around here without the bountiful goodness of exciting new Apple Tablet rumors. And it would’ve remained that way if DigiTimes hadn’t come to the rescue. Their propensity […]

Apple Update: The Apple Temple At 67th Broadway, Big Cash, Tablet Ahoy And More

The Apple slate/tablet makes a come back this week with a newly public Apple patent making its rounds around the Internet. Looks like Apple might include a stylus with their tablet after […]

iPhone Update: iPhone Has Malicious Code, More Verizon iPhone Rumors And More

As I continue with my line of iPhone updates, one thing is becoming pretty clear – Apple is going to have a massive year next year. They have always been good at […]

iPhone Update: Apple Adds Clarity and 3 New iPhone Apps

Apple has taken another small step today towards making the app approval process more clear, making a lot of iPhone devs nod and say “well, something is better than nothing.” Plus we […]

iPhone Update: Carrier Wars And Two New Apps

As I said in my last post, the iPhone has been hotter than usual these past few days. With new carriers entering the foray globally (read the UK), the scene has gotten […]

iPhone Update: Crazy Hack, First Ever Worm, HD Radio And More

I am going to be doing a series of iPhone related posts for the next few posts. We have people doing interesting things with their iPhones and have more interesting accessories coming […]

iPhone Update: iPhone Loved, Hated And Unlocked, $99 3GS, RFID And More

If there’s one phone that is constantly in the news, it is the iPhone. Love it or hate it, you simply cannot ignore it. So here we have some more iPhone news […]

Apple Update: Apple Bans Atom, Endless Racing Game For iPhone, Orange UK bans YouTube and More

Apple has begun the week a bit weirdly by banning Atom out of Mac OS. Whether this will last, we don't know yet but if it is made permanent then the hackintosh […]

Scary iPhone Moments

It is Halloween people and here at gHacks we are all feeling the chill in the air as the sprits walk the earth. So in keepng with that feeling, let’s revisit those […]

More Proof That Apple’s Next Target Is The Print Media/Industry

After Apple made iTunes, it soon became quite clear that it was the best place to sell music digitally. The store became so very important that it ended up playing a major […]

They Are Here, But Will They Cut It? [Apple]

Apple has finally launched the new Macs, and as expected, the world is going crazy over comparisons and everything. Apple’s Phil Schiller has been vocal about Microsoft’s Windows 7 not having any […]

iPhone Now: 4G Rumors, Rock Band For iPhone, Layar 2.0 And In-App Purchases

The iPhone has been one of the major driving factors behind the exponential growth of Apple in recent times. Their latest financial report for Q3 2009 shows growth that has blown everyone […]

5 Reasons Why The Apple Tablet Might FAIL

With all the rumors around the device and the vast number of different sources of those rumors, it seems like Apple really is going to release the fabled tablet early next year. […]

Quickly capture screens and share them on OS X with Skitch

Macs don't have a PrintScreen button, and if we want to take a screen-capture, the default program we use is Grab. Grab is great in a few ways; you can choose to […]

Why Apple needs a Tablet PC

For those of us who live on tech blogs, it should be no surprise that we’ve been hearing the idea about an Apple Tablet computer floating around for quite some time now. […]

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First iPhone App Pulled from Apple App Store

It was just a matter of time until the news would break that an application that has been offered on the Apple App Store was raising security or privacy concerns. Even Mozilla […]

Listen to Complete Albums on Lala

Lala used to be a CD exchange site until pretty recently. Since its launch, more than 500,000 CDs have been traded on the site. Now, the site has reinvented itself and has […]

Apple iTunes Video Rentals cracked? Not really!

So the guys at Gizmodo started playing around with the video rentals at iTunes trying to figure out a way how they could prolong the time - 30 days to start watching it, 24 hours to watch after starting it - that they were allowed to watch the movie that they rented. Some tests seemed to reveal that one of the oldest hacks of old time would work, that they could increase the time almost indefinitely by changing their computer's system date to the future and back to the present.

Rumor: Apple launching Record Label with Jay-Z

So, what do we make of this ? The rumor is that Apple is launching a record label together with Jay-Z according to BSG who say they have confirmed it from a high-up person attached to Jay-Z. We do not have many details as of yet but we can make some assumptions. The deal makes perfectly sense if you consider that Apple already has a very popular distribution model in place which would profit the most from artists that sign under the new label.

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Apple iPhone Nano

A picture comparing Apple's iPhone with the iPhone Nano which is supposed to come out in October 2008 was published on Flickr. The iPhone Nano, as usual, will be smaller than it's first generation predecessor but also cheaper retailing for a price of $300 or less.

Put Wikipedia on your iPod

If you have one of the newer iPods with 8GB+ you might want to consider putting all the information of Wikipedia on it for fast reference. I personally think that this is an excellent idea if you regularly visit Wikipedia to research information but do not have Internet connection all the time. This could also be useful on your holiday trip if you want to quickly lookup information about a place, location or historical fact.

Ipod Reset Instructions

Frozen iPods are more common than you might think. Read on before you go out and buy a new iPod just because you can't get your old one fixed. As I said, frozen iPods are common and there are a few steps that you can undertake that will most likely fix the iPod and get it out of it's frozen state.

Apple announced new iPods. Does anyone care?

Apple once again announced a new batch of iPod devices to lure consumers in the trap of buying just another iPod that can store more Gigabytes, is smaller or offers a touch screen interface. High-End users have the choice between a 8 and 16 Gigabyte iPod Touch which looks pretty similar to the iPhone but ships without phone capabilities or between a 80 and 160 Gigabyte iPod Classic device.

Apple iPhone commercials

I did not pay much attention to the Apple iPhone hype until now but today the newest commercial for the iPhone caught my attention on Youtube. The first thing that struck my mind was that the navigation was blazing fast. As you might know a multi-touchscreen is being used for writing and navigating through menus.

It looks more like a multimedia gadget with phone capabilities than the other way round which I personally do not like that much. I like slim, fast gadgets that are not that bloated than the iPhone. I would never for instance watch Youtube videos on such a Gadget, does not make sense to me.

DRM Free Songs come to iTunes

Apple and Emi announced today that the entire digital repertoire from Emi music can be purchased at Apples iTunes store without DRM. The songs will be offered at a higher quality which means an encoding quality of 256 Kbps instead of the usual 128 Kbps. There is however one downside: The DRM free songs cost $1.29 per song instead of the usual price of $0.99 per song. I'm a little bit concerned about the 30% increase which can not be explained rationally I think. Albums on the other side will not change in prices at all which makes the single song price increase a mystery to me.

iPod City Guide

We already know that most iPod can store various information next to music and videos. Wikipedia can be uploaded as well as information about subways in various citys. The iPod city guide is another excellent application for most iPods, including iPod Nano and iPod Video, which adds information about more than 300 cities to your iPod.

The iPod Bomb Incident

This is a funny story I read on the World of Warcraft forums. A guy who is playing World of Warcraft was on his flight from the United States to Canada to meet some of his fellow clan members. He used the toilet on that flight and witnessed afterwards that the stewardesses were acting strangely. Something seemed to keep the toilet from flushing. The guy immediatly thought it was his fault but decided not to tell them because of this embarassing situation.


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