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Apple Closes LaLa.com. Will iTunes.com Launch In June?

Apple will close down its recently-acquired LaLa.com service on May 31, the company revealed in a bried message posted on the streaming music service’s website. Existing users will be able to log in until the end of next month. Continue reading

iPhone-controlled iPad Becomes TV Games Console – Can Apple TV Be Far Behind??

Once again, with the technology so obvious that developers are already creating such solutions, there is a future for the Apple TV, as a low cost console for the television that aggregates all your iTunes media, offers internet access and surfing, a full selection of HD or upscaled iPhone apps and higher capacity.

Oh, and the new Apple TV system is controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or future low-cost touch sensitive remote control that will ship in the box with the new product… Continue reading

Want Your iPhone To Rub You All Over? There’s An App For That…

You know you love your iPhone a little too much when you realise you want it to give you a massage. Of course, that’s impossible, right?

Wrong. Turns out (drum roll) there’s an app (and a chair) for that, the iPhone/iPod touch – and iPad – controlled Human Touch Connect massage chair, available now. Continue reading

Why Apple’s ARM Takeover May Make Sense

So the news is that Apple may acquire Cambridge-based chip designer, ARM Holdings for $8 billion.

Chips designed by ARM now feature in nearly every one of the 4bn mobile phones in use around the world. ARM designs are deployed in Apple iPhones and iPads.

Analyst Richard Holway of TechmarketView said. “I have no idea if there is any validity in (the rumours) but makes sense as Apple designed the main chip for the iPad inhouse and doesn’t want to see its technology used in other competing products.” Continue reading

iTunes Festival 2010: Ozzy, Scissor Sisters, Tony Bennett, more

Summer’s coming and Apple has once again anounced its annual iTunes Festival in London for 2010.

Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Continue reading

Watching Movies On iPhones Is “Dumb” Says Avatar Director James Cameron

Look, dummy, if you’re watching movies on your iPhone you’re not watching a movie, you may think you’re watching a movie, you may be able to hear the movie, you may even get the illusion you’ve seen the movie after you finish, but you ain’t, you just ain’t seen the movie.

And its not me saying this, it’s James Cameron, and he reinvented the movie industry with Avatar, which is almost certainly gonna spawn a million 3D copycats and put, oh, a thousand actors out of business.

Actors are so troublesome. Hollywood’s always wanted to find a way to get rid of them.

Anyway, the story – Cameron was speaking at a press conference about Avatar’s Blu-ray release. Continue reading

Opinion: Apple’s App Store Hints Future Ads Strategy

Some say it isn’t where you’re going nor where you’ve been that counts, it’s just precisely where you’re at as you join your life’s internal dots. So let us now speculate on the meaning of the latest location-focused iTunes promo, as spotted by TechCrunch.

iTunes right now is featuring the top five location-based services via its iTunes Store, both on the Web and the iPhone. And we think the promo is a table-setting deal for future Apple ads-serving solutions. Continue reading

We love iPhone remote control systems

Just had to quickly note i-Got-it Corp.’s all-new remote control system which puts your iPod or iPod touch in command of all your household electrical gadgets.

i-Got-Control is a plug-and-play accessory that turns an iPhone-powered device into a universal remote, allowing the user to control virtually any infrared device — TVs, stereo systems and more — at home or on the go.

The software ships with a database containing 40,000 IR codes for consumer electronic devices. The system consists of the i-Got-Control accessory and its associated iTunes app.

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