How To: Create Home Screen “Speed Dial” buttons for iPhone

Cre.ations.net has a tutorial up showing those of you that are desperate to get your phone dialing down to a one-button press how to create home screen icons of your most called numbers. It’s a bit of a hack, and honestly (to me, anyway) more trouble than its worth when your list of favorite contacts Read more…

More Video makes its way to the UK iTunes Store

The UK iTunes Video store is certainly not the cream of the crop of UK television, but Apple seems to slowly be adding content to it to beef the thing up. Just yesterday the UK iTunes Store was updated with the following programming: Wallace and Grommit Friends Wonder Woman V: The Complete Series Babylon 5 Read more…

Do Apple and the Hollywood studios think rentals could replace DVDs?

After re-watching the Macworld Keynote, and watching the Macbook Air guided tour I am getting the impression that Jobs and Co. may think that rentals from iTunes are a viable replacement for actually owning a DVD collection. Let me explain. At the Keynote Jobs explained that customers don’t want to rent their music – they Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 194 – 1st Quarter Results, stock stumbles, and more

A look at the 1st Quarter results for Apple, the resulting stock tumble, and a little bit of news as well. You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download the Apple Gazette Daily Widget and Read more…

Latest Quicktime Updates disable Adobe After Effects

Slashdot is reporting that there have been numerous posts on Apple’s discussion forums (most of which have been deleted – gotta love that), and also several posts on video editing blogs about the fact that Apple’s QT 7.4 update does more than just enable iTunes rental – it also disables Adobe After Effects. If you Read more…

Boot Camp now supports 64bit-Vista, more Vista/Mac news

According to the latest Boot Camp instructions bundled with the new Mac Pros “if you have a Mac Pro introduced in late 2007 or later, you can use a 64-bit version of Windows Vista”. This additional support is not something that Apple has announced, and I don’t know anyone who’s ever run the 64-bit version Read more…

Randy Newman’s Macworld 2008 Performance – Brilliant or Crazy?

Stevenotes are often noted by a musical guest or performer. Typically they sing a song and that’s it. Macworld 2008 was a little different. Singer/Songwriter Randy Newman performed – and spoke – at the Keynote in a way that I don’t think any other performer ever has. The point of his first “song” seems to Read more…

Apple stock plummets after ‘highest ever’ sales quarter report

SO – Apple shares dropped 11% after Apple reported it’s MOST SUCCESSFUL QUARTER IN THE COMPANIES HISTORY yesterday afternoon. Yeah – you read that right…the stock plummeted. Why? Because Apple forecast lesser earning than analysts predicted that they would. Now, unfortunately, I am not an expert at this stuff – the stock market has always Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily 193 – New iPod, MacHeads, and more

New iPod, MacHeads, and more You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can listen to the episode right here: right here In addition to that, you can also download the Apple Gazette Daily Widget and listen to every episode of the show right on your Dashboard. Click Here to download. Read more…

Reminder: Earnings Call this afternoon

Later today we’ll have the results from Apple’s 4th quarter earning call. If things go as they usually do, Apple will issue a press release before the call actually begins with all the financial information included. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has lowered his sale estimates for iPods today, just hours before the call, which Read more…