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Wednesday: January 2, 2013

New version of iOS starts appearing in developer logs.New version of iOS starts appearing in developer logs.

Developers have started noticing some curious entries in there log files regarding a new version of Apple's iOS operating system. The current version of iOS is six but references to iOS 7 are being found. Along with the new version of iOS a new iPhone hardware identifier has been unearthed as well. Look forward to iPhone 6 sometime in the near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:17 AM | Tags (6) | iphone | ios | developers | macrumors | hardware | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 19, 2012

Creators of Zork series to receive Pioneer Award.Creators of Zork series to receive Pioneer Award.

If you Google hard enough you can most likely find a web-based version of the original Zork for those of you looking to take a step back into text-adventuring nostalgia. You are still likely to be eaten by a grue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:03 PM | Tags (6) | zork | pioneer | award | gamesindustry | gaming | true |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 10, 2012

Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.Upcoming Star Wars 1313 video game getting some helping hands from all facets of LucasFilms.

Now that Disney has acquired LucasArts some interesting news is starting to trickle out regarding their games division. It seems that all of the different entities under LucasFilms such as Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, Lucas Animation, and LucasArts are all collobarating on this next generation title. Star Wars 1313 will take place in the seedy underbelly of Corsuscant which alone sounds like an interesting premise. Whatever does come out of this Disney/Lucas effort it will most likely be better than The Force Unleashed 2 by default (zing).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:09 PM | Tags (8) | 1313 | disney | force | gaming | ilm | lucasarts | starwars | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 21, 2011

A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.A couple of highlights from Arnold Schwarzenegger's commentary on the Total Recall DVD.

Normally I'm usually quite opposed to post anything from a Gawker-related media site (in this case the main Gawker.com site of all things) but this one was just too good to pass up. Watch the embedded video and you'll hear Arnold quip about some interesting points during the movie-making process that was Total Recall. Here is a great example: 'this scene is unbelievable because my frustration that this taxi cab does not understand where I want to go.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 10:50 AM | Tags (9) | arnold | comedy | commentary | dvd | gawker | gold | movies | schwarzenegger | totalrecall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

A video review of the next Legend of Zelda game due out on November 20th for the Nintendo Wii.A video review of the next Legend of Zelda game due out on November 20th for the Nintendo Wii.

GameTrailers sums up everything you would need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in under ten minutes for your viewing pleasure. I've always had a real soft spot for Zelda games. This title may force me to blow the dust off of the old Nintendo Wii and hook it up via nine-hundred multi-colored component cables once again. Also, as the review demonstrates, the Wii really shows it's age with the graphics and lack of voice acting here. In the end though, it still looks like it will be an utterly fantastic Zelda game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:50 PM | Tags (12) | controls | gametrailers | gaming | motion | nintendo | review | skyward | sword | video | videogames | wii | zelda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.Apple pulls the curtain back on iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match.

Unlike competing cloud storage music services from Amazon and Google, iTunes Match saves a lot of bandwidth and time in your initial synchronization, because Apple can identify which songs in your iTunes library are already available in the iTunes Store. If Apple can positively match a song in your library with any of the 20 million tracks for sale in the iTunes Store, it won’t bother uploading that song; only unmatched songs get uploaded to the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:30 PM | Tags (8) | apple | release | itunes | match | macworld | software | music | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 1, 2011

Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.Vimeo now available on your Apple TV thanks to latest software update.

Vimeo has some great HD content, it's nice to see this appear on the little black TV box from Apple. Besides the welcomed support of Vimeo to this little device, you can also stream your purchased television shows directly from the cloud. This will work for your previously purchased television shows as well which is nice. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:33 PM | Tags (10) | apple | box | software | streaming | television | thenextweb | tnw | tv | update | vimeo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

An awkward meeting between Twitter founder Biz Stone and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.An awkward meeting between Twitter founder Biz Stone and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

The Next Web posts an interesting article regarding a meeting between the two heads of the socially charged companies that happened some time around November 2008. It is rumored that this is about the time that Facebook was thinking of acquiring Twitter for sum of about $500 million. I smell a Social Network sequel or at the very least an Odd Couple-esque sitcom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | awkward | bizstone | facebook | markzuckerberg | meeting | thenextweb | tnw | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Ten neat Star Wars shirts for your viewing pleasure, go forth and wear The Force proudly.Ten neat Star Wars shirts for your viewing pleasure, go forth and wear The Force proudly.

Be the envy of all of your friends as you wear your Wookie of the Year t-shirt with pride and honor knowing that you've served The Republic and rid the galaxy of evil forces who came at you with robotic droids. They may have overrun your planet and caused a Jedi Master to flee into exile but in the end you can always crash with your Ewok friends on Endor and call it a day. Too much?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 11:29 AM | Tags (10) | chewie | clothing | cool | endor | ewoks | starwars | t-shirts | vader | wookie | yoda |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.

The fun begins about fifteen seconds in if you can't see the giant visual countdown over the video. In a rare instance I find myself agreeing with some of the YouTube comments. So yes, please make more of these and apply this effect to even better movies. Edit: spoke to soon, there is already a Matrix version out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:34 PM | Tags (9) | starwars | youtube | acapella | sith | jedi | saber | battle | vocals | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.

So the story kinda goes like this, an artist wanted to capture various people as they stared blankly into computers, you know for purposes of art (better explanation via source link). The computers happened to be the public ones at a New York City Apple retail store. No big deal, right? The Secret Service apparently felt differently and issued a search warrant for computer fraud. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:47 PM | Tags (11) | apple | artist | camera | confiscation | exclusive | fraud | secret | service | spy | store | warrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.

This new software will allow companies, marketing groups, and advertisers to track 'consumer sentiment' on various social networks. Just one more thing to be be aware of as you romp through daily social networking sites. It can even analyze product names, industry jargon, slang, even emoticons. :-/

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 11:01 AM | Tags (10) | analytics | debut | ibm | mashable | media | reporting | social | software | tool | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

An insightful TED video on why people seem to like Apple products so much.An insightful TED video on why people seem to like Apple products so much.

This is a great video that will challenge your common mode of thinking just three minutes in. The method doesn't only apply to Apple (other inspirational leaders are referenced in the video as well) but it serves as a great example for the entire concept. Mental note to self: watch more TED videos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:48 AM | Tags (10) | how | ideas | inspiration | inward | leaders | talks | ted | thinking | what | why |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple files and receives trademark usage for iTunes Live.Apple files and receives trademark usage for iTunes Live.

No one is quite sure what this newly trademarked service will actually do. It may refer to iTunes in the cloud for purchasing music online without actually using the iTunes software or perhaps it could be a method for seeing (and purchasing) live concerts as they are performed. Either way, purchasing will probably involved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:14 AM | Tags (10) | apple | cloud | gizmodo | itunes | live | music | program | purchasing | software | trademark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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