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Microsoft app store collapse, WinMob 7 phones may support OS X

Microsoft is considering including support for Mac OS within future Windows Phone 7 series of devices.

Speaking to Engadget this weekend, Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman, (director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division) would neither confirm nor deny the plan – all he seemed prepared to commit to was to concede that there are “internal discussions” as his team is considering the plan.

What could make this interesting is Microsoft’s confirmation the other week that Windows Mobile 7 will offer a Zune client, in order that devices powered by the OS won’t be completely out of the iPhone’s league.

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Mac OS X 10.6.3 seed seems consumer-friendly, UK iPad prices slip…

Apple has shipped yet another developer seed of the in-development Mac OS X 10.6.3, and once again this release seems to have few critical issues, at least according to the Seed notes provided by World Of Apple – in a separate report, UK iPad prices may now have been slipped, read on…

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Amazon discounts Leopard OS as upgrade looms

Geek report alert: With Mac OS X 10.5.6 Snow Leopard eclipsing sales of Windows 7 on the Amazon US software charts, now’s looking like a pretty promising time to invest in a spare copy of Mac OS X 10.5.6 ‘Leopard’, just in case you want to keep a pristine copy of that OS for any veteran Macs that may come your way. And you’ll need it if you think you’re ever likely to get hold of a PowerPC-based Mac, as these are not supported by Snow Leopard, which is Intel Mac only.

With Snow Leopard hovering on the horizon and expected to ship next month, we thought it might be worth pointing out that Amazon is offering Leopard at a hefty discount through both its US and UK stores.

In the UK you can pick up a copy of Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 for just £68.99 – a 17 per cent discount on the original box price. Continue reading

Djay – MultiTouch magic for digital DJs…

There’s professional DJ’s who now turn up to play their sets with a few slabs of vinyl, but who really carry the tracks they plan to use on their laptops, or even iPods (using a Numark iDJ2) now Mac using DJ’s have a multi-touch treat with the introduction of Algoriddim’s djay 2.2 software.

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Apple plans ARM-based netbook for ’09?

As the annual San Francisco Apple event looms, it seems there may be a plan to launch an Apple netbook running on ARM processors, perhaps as soon as next year.

It appears plans for ARM-based processors may extend beyond the iPhone and the iPod touch, with plans for a Netbook or Mac tablet in the frame, a report claims.

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Apple’s netbook plans revealed – by analyst

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s rumours claiming Apple may release a touchscreen iMac and that it is developing video eyeglasses for its media players, this morning’s speculation claims the company will introduce a $599 ‘netbook’ in early 2009.

Naturally, this particular claim – an enduring notion that’s been up and down all year – comes from the analysts at Technology Business Research, where Ezra Gottheil has put their name to the idea.

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Apple updates iPhone SDK

Apple has released new tools for developers creating applications for the iPhone and iPod touch, iPhone SDK 2.2. The release follows last week’s introduction of the new 2.2 software for users running the devices.

The 1.6GB download is optimized for devices with firmware 2.2 installed and requires the host Mac be running Mac OS X 10.5.5 (the latest version of the OS). The SDK is made available free to registered developers.

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Boxee team release Apple TV upgrade, more

We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.

For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.

Seems not only media-junkies have been paying attention. Boxee recently revealed a $4 million investment from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures which will see Bijan Sabet from Spark and Fred Wilson from Union Square join the Boxee board.
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Snow Leopard soon, maybe, Apple boffin warns

Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at the high end engineering conference, LISA ’08 last week, MacRumors explains, and let slip Snow Leopard may ship as soon as Q1 2009.

In a slide alleged to emerge from the event, during which Hubbard discussed the evolution of Mac OS X from large servers to embedded platforms, and revealed a potential release date for the next version of the OS.

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