Apple TV or Mac Mini

January 22, 2007

(Brady Forrest, O’Reilly radar) “Last week Apple didn’t just release the iPhone. They also released Apple TV, a single use appliance that allows you to play music, watch movies and view your pictures from your home PCs or Macs. When I saw it my first thought was how this would stack up compared to the Mac Mini as a multimedia device. Both are small, both have iTunes — what are the exact trade-offs? Luckily, the Apple Blog has written up a great side-by-side comparison of the Mac Mini and the Apple TV…”

O’Reilly Radar > Apple Tv or Mac Mini


Flash Based Zune for Xmas This Year

January 22, 2007

(Ryan Block, engadget) “It looks like the same discussion with Chris Stephenson that yielded that 2007 European Zune launch figure also gave up a few more details about the Zune line: apparently we can expect a flash-based Zune for the holiday season later this year (damn they’re taking their dear sweet time on that) and apparently Stephenson also hinted at “a truly WiFi-enabled device” at some point in the future, according to Digital Music News…”

Flash-based Zune due in Q407, better WiFi soon – Engadget

Apple Forced to Deal with Security Issues

January 5, 2007

(Ryan Naraine, “…The MoAB (Month of Apple Bugs) launched on New Year’s day with technical details and attack code for serious holes in the way media files are played on Apple’s Mac OS X and the two researchers—a hacker known only as L.M.H. and Kevin Finisterre—promise to expose similar insecurities every day throughout the month of January…”

Can Apple Overcome Latest Security Backlash?

$100 Laptops for Kids

January 3, 2007

(Brian Bergstein, Associated Press) “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Forget windows, folders and boxes that pop up with text. When students in Thailand, Libya and other developing countries get their $150 computers from the One Laptop Per Child project in 2007, their experience will be unlike anything on standard PCs…”

Low-cost laptop could transform learning – Yahoo! News

No Apple iTV at MacWorld?

January 3, 2007

(Ryan Block, engadget) “Take it for what you will, but the latest AppleInsider rumor to chew on is that at MacWorld next week Stevie J will not be officially introducing the iTV…”

Apple iTV rumored to be passed over at MacWorld – Engadget

The Wii Browser

December 22, 2006

Opera? Check out the first looks from Engadget…

Wii browser hands-on – Engadget
…or go right to the image gallery for the screenshots

Taking iPod Minimalism to a Better Place

December 22, 2006

A new mp3 player from European disk/memory/USB drive maker TrekStor is bringing moving parts back into fashion. This is a beatuiful new take on the basic iPod style of interaction design – and it solves the problems associated with the synaptic touch pad wheel.

TrekStor – vibez