October 2, 2009
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple will release a new mouse as early as this year along with the new iMacs. Apple will remove the problematic mechanical roller ball, and make the mouse mightier by expanding touch sensitive housing and using multipoint touch detection technologies found on the MacBook lineup. The new mouse will also drop the white plastic finish and come in aluminum finish to fit with Apple’s current desktop and notebook lineup.
October 1, 2009
Number of cores on a CPU is on a rise and companies like IBM and Intel are already talking about hundreds of cores on a single CPU within next 5 years. With increase in number of cores the problem of data management between cores also increases exponentially. To combat this problem Microsoft and ETH Zurich are developing a new OS codenamed “Barrelfish” that uses message passing and a database like system to pass information between cores.
September 30, 2009
Gizmodo is reporting that Apple is in talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device”. Apple is not just going for e-books or magazines, but they are aiming to redefine the whole print media. Apple is working hard with various print outlets to add print content to iTunes store for the new device.
September 29, 2009
Dell today introduced the Latitude Z – the world’s thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptop featuring lean, tapered design and soft-touch finish on the outside. The Z 600 is just 0.57-inch at its thinnest and 0.79-inch at its thickest. It weighs 4.5 pounds with 4-cell battery that can last up to 4 hours.
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September 28, 2009
Engadget is reporting “Not only is Apple complicit in the development of Light Peak, but the company actually brought the concept to Intel and asked them to create it. More to the point, the standard will play a hugely important role in upcoming products from Cupertino.”
According to documents seen by Engadget, Apple approached Intel as early as 2007 with plans to develop interoperable technology based on optical fiber that will replace multitudinous connector types like FireWire, USB and Display interface with a single connector.
Apple today announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store. Apple also said that there are more than 85,000 apps available to more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers and over 125,000 developers in Apple’s iPhone Developer Program.
The second biggest mobile carrier in China, Unicom has announced that Apple’s iPhone will be available in stores from October this year. The iPhone in China will be priced 5,000 Yuan ($730) and come with eight service packages ranging from 126 Yuan ($18) to 886 Yuan ($129) per month. Orange in UK has also posted a “register your interest” page on their website declaring iPhone 3GS coming soon to Orange.