Readers using the Sony Ericsson P800 mobile phone should download Bluetooth 1.2.1 which was quietly released by Apple today (it is not in software update.)
I installed the BT 1.2.1 update and am now able to transfer MP3s from Mac OS 10.2.6 (PB17) to my P800 (R2D). Previously MP3 transfers from OS X to my P8 would fail.
What’s new in Bluetooth 1.2.1?
Bluetooth 1.2.1 provides enhanced stability and support for the following Symbian OS based mobile phones: Nokia 3650, Nokia 7650, and Sony Ericsson P800. Bluetooth 1.2.1 is recommended for use with iSync 1.1.
An interesting article in CreativePro discusses recent advances in LCD technology from NEC. How long until fold-up LCD technology hits laptops?
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display Launches its First Folding, Light-weight LCD
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America, Inc., the number one stand-alone vendor of flat panel desktop displays, today announced its first line of light-weight LCD monitors that fold up for easy portability. Attractively designed for home users and gamers on the go, the new monitors provide a protective black bezel acrylic screen with flexible silver cabinet and stand that adjusts to a variety of angles including flat against its base. Priced aggressively low to help drive LCD monitors further into mainstream consumer and gaming markets, the 15-inch NEC LCD1565 is $349 U.S. ESP and the 17-inch NEC LCD1765 is $549 U.S. ESP.
According to PhoneScoop
At the Flat Panel Display exposition in Tokyo this week, Japanese company ELDis is demonstrating the world’s first dual-emission organic light-emitting diode display (OLED) for a mobile phone. The screen can be viewed from both sides, eliminating the need for a separate external display on folder-style phones. OLED is seen as a potential replacement for current LCD technology, particularly in mobile devices. OLED displays are thinner, lighter, consume less power, and have faster response times than LCDs.
CNET: Sony brightens prospects of OLED
Geek.com: Sony displays a 24-inch OLED prototype
Kodak Brands OLED Displays
Kodak EasyShare LS633 zoom digital camera, the world’s first product with a full-color, active-matrix (AM) OLED display.
We can dream, right? Sure, there’s an excellent chance that next week’s Macworld keynote will be nothing other than a rehash of Apple’s blockbuster WWDC announcements. But Apple will have a big crowd assembled at the Javits Center Tuesday morning, so why not make a little big splash? The company has been known to make announcement at shows other than Macworld. Here’s what I’d like to see make the list.
Are you heading to New York for next week’s Macworld Creative Pro?
The PowerPage received a memo outlining MacDonald’s plan to implement high-speed wireless Internet access at many McDonald’s restaurants in the San Francisco area effective today. The McDonald’s S.F. Bay Area “Hot Spots” pilot program is the first of three metropolitan high-speed wireless tests McDonald’s is launching this summer. No word yet on pricing.
The longest Mac OS 9 hold out, QuarkXPress, is finally ready for the big leagues of Unix with their announcement of version 6 on 10 June 2003. (Aside: for some background on the new pagination application check out the excellent review on CreativePro.com.)