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Thursday: December 10, 2009

Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.Apple decides to kick a thousand apps out of the app store for gaming the system.

It turns out that all of the thousand applications in question were actually from the same developer. The developer was trading promotional codes in exchange for five star reviews. Apple was none too pleased hence the swifty expulsion from the app store island.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:57 AM | Tags (11) | appstore | expel | cnn | apple | kickout | developers | iphone | suspended | expulsion | promos | reviews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.Another day brings yet another Apple Tablet release rumor.

According to today's batch of recently leaked information the fabled tablet is due to arrive next Spring. It will have a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen thus making it mostly similar to what can only be described as a really big iPhone. Woo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:45 PM | Tags (8) | 2010 | analysts | apple | rumors | spring | tablet | release | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.

Google has also pulled the curtain back on an extensions library (which is still in beta) but currently they only work for Windows and Linux versions of Chrome. I'll still give this browser a whirl on the Mac for giggles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | google | chrome | mac | linux | extensions | beta | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.

So AT&T would like you to reach out to them with this iPhone app if you happen to hit a dead zone or if you become a dropped call victim. So how are you supposed to actually make the complaint when there isn't any service?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:34 AM | Tags (6) | at&t | iphone | app | complaints | service | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.The top ten gadgets of the decade according to ABC News.

You will be shocked to know that Apple holds two positiions for two different products on this list. Can you guess which two products those are? If you said Mighty Mouse, please go back to your corner.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:31 AM | Tags (9) | abcnews | apple | decade | digicams | gadgets | gps | iphone | ipod | netbooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple decides to acquire Lala, a streaming media service.Apple decides to acquire Lala, a streaming media service.

I have a strange feeling that the 'Genius' functionality in recent copies of iTunes are due for an upgrade thanks to this brand new acquisition. Just a hunch.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:17 AM | Tags (7) | lala | acquisitisions | streaming | apple | media | itunes | genius |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

The top eleven imaginary features of the imaginary Apple Tablet.The top eleven imaginary features of the imaginary Apple Tablet.

9. The startup sound has the ability to tame unicorns and capture leprechauns.  My other personal fav: 6. Does not even have a battery to remove. Powered only by your awesomeness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | tablet | funny | bbspot | imaginary | features | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.The ten best celebrity computer advertisements of the eighties.

Yes, that would be Jack Black expressing his extreme excitement regarding the fast-paced action/adventure game that was Pitfall for the Atari. Nice hat, too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | 1980s | apple | billcosby | computers | eighties | eighties | jackblack | pc |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.An original Apple-I computer will set you back just fifty grand.

By today's standards it looks downright primitive. But Jesse Sackman knows it's also a collectors item and he wants $50,000 for his model on eBay. 'It's a museum piece and in demand all over the world,' said Sackman.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | apple | vintage | ebay | museum | collectors | item | computer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Apple's unannounced tablet might come in two different flavors.Apple's unannounced tablet might come in two different flavors.

...Apple's two tablet PC models - one of which will have a 10.6-inch TFT LCD panel while the other will have a 9.7-inch OLED panel. However, the sources did not explain how production for the two models would be split between the three makers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:24 PM | Tags (10) | 2010 | apple | digitimes | lcd | models | oled | oled | rumors | tablet | flavors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Latest Palm WebOS update doesn't attempt any shifty iTunes syncing.Latest Palm WebOS update doesn't attempt any shifty iTunes syncing.

The free update weighs in at 126MB and brings with it dozens of tiny tweaks that improve the Palm experience. But if you were waiting for the resurrection of the Palm iTunes sync, you're out of luck: WebOS 1.3.1 does no such thing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:12 PM | Tags (8) | apple | hack | itunes | palm | sync | update | usb | webos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple deals another legal blow to Mac clone manufacturer, Psystar.Apple deals another legal blow to Mac clone manufacturer, Psystar.

Judge William Alsup's court of Northern California ruled in Apple's favour on all counts. Psystar is now likely to face claims for damages from Steve Jobs. Psystar is attempting a parallel defence in Florida, where the firm is based.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | clones | legal | register | psystar | mac | apple | favour | court | damages |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.

...I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:16 AM | Tags (8) | apple | appstore | facebook | developer | approval | process | joehewitt | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple releases update to Safari browser to fix some security issues.Apple releases update to Safari browser to fix some security issues.

Along with some patches to fix certain vulnerabilities, the update contains some bits of code to make your beloved copy of Safari more stable as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | bugs | safari | update | software | apple | ars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.Apple drops support for Atom processors in latest Mac OS X software update.

Thinking of purchasing a Dell Mini laptop with the sole purpose of putting Mac OS X on it? Apple would prefer it if you just bought a laptop from them instead. Now pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:35 AM | Tags (12) | apple | atom | dell | devices | hack | mac | macosx | netbook | processor | support | unsupported | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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