Apple Prepping a Camera? Suspicious Patent Application Filed

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Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2005, 12:45
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quicktake-100.jpgAccording to Macsimum News, on Nov. 29 Apple was granted a reissue patent number RE38,896 by the US Patent & Trademark Office for “Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image.” This Reissue Patent makes clear reference to Apple’s QuickTake digital camera that was discontinued in 1997.
As you can image the speculation is flying about what the patent means and if Apple will launch a new camera at Macworld Expo next month to go with their now shipping Aperture software application. Personally, my money’s on an iPod camera attachment. they’re all color now, after all. As an owner of the original QuickTake 100 camera (pictured) I sure hope that it’s not a traditional digicam.
Read more at Macsimum News.

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Mac OS 10.4.3 Released via Software Update

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 20:19
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The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

It includes fixes for:

- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n301984

For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

Writer's Block Live

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Date: Monday, October 31st, 2005, 11:36
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badge2.jpgI’ve been reading Mike Evangelist’s live blog of his experiences working at Apple: Writer’s Block Live and it’s fascinating. Mike was a director of product marketing at Apple from April 2000 to July 2002 and was responsible for Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, iDVD and few others.

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WiFi iPod in the Works

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Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, 09:03
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According to Mac OS Rumors:

Apple is working on a wi-fi equipped iPod with networking capabilities and the ability to directly interface with Airport Express base stations for streaming of iPod audio — and even downloading of music from the iTunes Music Store, grabbing Podcasts, et cetera.
A version of Safari designed to run on the iPod could be forked off of Apple’s mobile phone port — in fact, the mobile Safari effort was probably targeted at the iPod as one of its primary supported platforms all along.

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iTunes 6.0?

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 12:25
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Someone posted a screenshot on flickr of an error dialog that he received in iTunes saying “This item requires at least iTunes version 6.0 to purchase.” Go get the link from Digg and check out the comments. Some are calling it a fake…

So I open up iTunes, do a search for “Death Cab for Cutie”, and click on the “add to cart” button below “iTunes Originals – Death Cab for Cutie”. Then, I get that message.

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Think Secret Scoops iPod Announcement

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2005, 12:03
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Think Secret is reporting that today’s Apple announcement will be updated iPods with larger screens and hard drives. They’ll have video playback capability, but this isn’t the video iPod.

Hours prior to Apple’s October 12, sources have clarified to Think Secret recent confusion surrounding Apple’s iPod announcement today. In brief: the iPod will be feature video playback capabilities but it is not the video iPod and Apple may not bill it as so. Additionally, Apple will announce partnerships with an unknown number of broadcasting companies that will make content available for download to Apple’s device, as noted yesterday.

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Hybrid Phones Challenge the iPod

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Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 10:39
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Nokia N91The Nokia N91 hard drive phone is absolutely gorgeous. Too bad the ship date has been pushed back to Q1 2006. To hear more of the pros and cons take a gander at The Register’s article on the N91 when they got hold of a preview model. The Nokia N91 or a similar hybrid phone/music player like the Sony Ericsson w800 Walkman phone could be the reason I may never buy an iPod again.
Nokia’s other notable offerings include the 8801, too bad it has no SD card slot for storage of music and photos. A rival to the OQO and tablet PC is Nokia’s Nokia 770. Last but not least, the SU-1B. This digital pen allows you to draw/write and store up to 100 A5 pages to any Bluetooth Nokia compatible phone.

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MPAA ATTEMPTS TO BYPASS CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE BROADCAST FLAG MAY BE SNEAKED IN THIS WEEK

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Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 23:34
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Rumor has it that this Tuesday, June 21st, in a
sub-committee on Commerce, Science, and Justice, a single
senator will propose an amendment, hidden among many
others, to re-animate the MPAA’s broadcast flag and burn
it into law…

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Testing Image uploads

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Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 22:47
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Google Sightseeing

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Date: Monday, April 25th, 2005, 17:43
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Google SightseeingI am currently hooked on Google Sightseeing, a Web site that takes you to the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery. Their moto is “Why bother seeing the world for real?” Interesting locations include: Crater Lake (the deepest in the U.S.), the 32-story Memphis Pyramid Arena, Cape Canaveral and several Nuclear power plants. Kind of like looking at Sim City but real.