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Archive for September, 2011

Apple axes iPod click wheel games in iTunes, is the ‘classic’ model next?

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

We’re all well aware that a new iPhone will see daylight next week. What’s still a bit unclear is whether or not Apple plans on discontinuing the ol’ faithful iPod classic. However, we may be getting a clue as to what fate the PMP may soon meet. The folks over at AppleInsider discovered that the link to iPod Click Wheel Games no longer appears on the App Store drop-down menu in iTunes. Since 2006, the folks in in Cupertino have been offering added entertainment for the popular mobile jukebox for $7.49 each, but only about 50 titles were available for purchase — it’s kind of hard to develop software when a third-party kit wasn’t publicly released. So if you’re planning on hanging onto your iPod classic for a little while, we hope you’re content to keep playing Vortex, Klondike or whatever else you’ve already downloaded.

Apple axes iPod click wheel games in iTunes, is the ‘classic’ model next? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Griffin’s Multidock system charges and syncs up to 30 iPads at once

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

Don’t you hate it when all of your iPads collectively run out of juice? Well, praise Griffin for announcing its first business centric iOS “accessory” in the shape of the Multidock. It has its own power connection for simultaneous charging of ten iPads, but it can be chain-linked to two other docks for syncing of up to 30 tablets with a single Mac. With each server-esque tower measuring up at 18.6 inches (47.2 cm) tall and priced even higher at $700, this one’s for IT pros and Scrabble aficionados only.

Griffin’s Multidock system charges and syncs up to 30 iPads at once originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Harman Kardon’s MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, $600 pricetag (video)

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

Some folks get along just dandy with an iPod and a speaker dock, but if you need a rig that’ll handle more sources, Harman Kardon hopes to have you covered with MS 150 — which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Zeppelin Mini. This stereo system comes loaded with an iPhone dock, CD drive and FM tuner, along with a flood of auxiliary connections not limited to its headphone jacks and subwoofer output. It’s even sporting an LCD display so you’ll know what’s pumping out of its 30 watt drivers. The MS 150 is available now from Harman Kardon, but all of its functionality will cost you — it’s priced at a whopping $600. Hey, at least it comes with a remote. You’ll find full details in the PR and video demo below.

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Harman Kardon’s MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, $600 pricetag (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iPhone 5 cases and realistic unibody dummy show off incredible slimness

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

While we’re only five days away from finding out the true appearance of the next-generation iPhone, our good friends over at BENM.AT went ahead and crafted their very own unibody dummy using CAD drawings, CNC tools and a block of aluminum — seriously, that’s how they roll! Granted, this work’s only based on various data and rumor gathered across the web, but it’s still a pretty convincing presentation — the ultra slim teardrop design and elongated home button from previous reports are taken into account, and the mute switch has been relocated from the top left to the top right. BENM.AT told us that this dummy fits nicely into the supposed iPhone 5 cases that they obtained. Speaking of which, we also found some of these cases too — read on to find out what they’re like.

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iPhone 5 cases and realistic unibody dummy show off incredible slimness originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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How to Send a SMS or Text Message on your iPhone

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

Step 1- Click the Messages icon on your iPhone

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Step 2- Click the icon in the top right corner that looks like a notepad and pen

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Step 3- Fill in the phone number or contact for who you are sending the message to, then type your message in the window, and then push send

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Step 4- Message will show sending in the staus bar, and then will be sent

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Plantronics intros Marque M155, its lightest Bluetooth headset for smartphone users

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

Along with providing hands-free convenience for mobile users on-the-go, Bluetooth headsets serve a fine purpose for crazies, giving them something to point to when they’re rambling incoherently to themselves. Now, the latest offering from Plantronics brings greater comfort and style to both types of users. The Marque M155 heralds the company’s smallest and lightest headset to date, which weighs in at just 7 grams — approximately the weight of a ballpoint pen. Designed specifically for Android and iOS phones (though widely compatible with more), the M155 offers voice-guided pairing assistance, customized apps and the ability to answer or ignore calls with verbal commands. What’s more, all purchasers will receive a one-year subscription to the company’s Vocalyst service, which offers the ability to send email, update Twitter, check the weather, listen to news feeds and more — all hands free. Available in jet black or arctic white, the Marque M155 will retail for approximately $60 and is available for pre-order beginning today.

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Plantronics intros Marque M155, its lightest Bluetooth headset for smartphone users originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iFixit busts Apple’s Thunderbolt Display wide open, no creamy center inside

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

It’s been more than two months since Apple unveiled its Thunderbolt Display, and the gadget sadists over at iFixit are just getting around to picking the thing apart — quite literally. So what has this dive into the 27-incher revealed? Well, for starters, the iFixit crew found that the LG-made LCD display in this Thunderbolt monitor appears to be the same one found in Dell’s UltraSharp U2711, though favoring a cursed glossy finish. That’s also the same setup we saw in Cupertino’s 2009 iMac. This teardown also features a slew of chips from the likes of Texas Instruments and Broadcom and a miniature subwoofer. For more under-the-hood discoveries and a healthy helping of disassembled Thunderbolt Display components take a stroll on over to the source link below.

iFixit busts Apple’s Thunderbolt Display wide open, no creamy center inside originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iLuv unveils WorkStation docks, turns your iPad 2 / Galaxy Tab into a PC, sort of

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

We’ve seen all shapes and sizes of iPad cases, with varying degrees of utility. But, if you have use for a desktop PC-style dock / keyboard combo, you may want to check out some of the new offerings in iLuv’s WorkStation Series. First up is the iMM737, featuring a wired keyboard with iOS function keys that can be stowed in the dock’s base when you’re not typing away, a tilting / rotating bracket for easy customization and built-in speakers. Next, the iMM517 boasts an adjustable slate holder of its own, a Bluetooth keypad and jAura Sound technology. Need something a wee bit more portable? Perhaps the iCK826 or the iSK912 Professional WorkStation Portfolio cases will suit your workflow. Both offer a wireless set of keys that are detachable, should the need arise. Only looking for a keyboard? That’s an option too with the iBTKB20. You can grab any one of these you’d like for $180 to $50, from top to bottom. You’ll have to wait until November to pick up the iMM737, though — everything else will be hitting stores this month. Check out the gallery below for a look at all the above mentioned add-ons, or peep the full PR after the break.

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iLuv unveils WorkStation docks, turns your iPad 2 / Galaxy Tab into a PC, sort of originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple wants to ‘talk iPhone’ on October 4th

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News

Well, it’s about freaking time! Apple has finally begun sending out invites for its upcoming press conference, and the company’s being none too subtle with the hints, offering up some familiar app icons in the artwork and the tagline “Let’s talk iPhone.” As to whether it’ll be an iPhone 5, 4S or some other new formation, we’ll all have to wait until the event to find out — and you’d better believe we’ll be there at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters to find out.

Apple wants to ‘talk iPhone’ on October 4th originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The White iTouch Is Here

Written by iHospital. Posted in Apple News, iHospital iV

The highly anticipated new iPod touch is coming to a store near you.  The 2011 version is very similar to the previous 2010 release except this time it’s white.  The hardware is reportedly receiving an oleophobic coating (to repel liquid such as the oil on your fingertips keeping the screen smudge free) on the display and a updated ambient light sensor. Additionally, it will receive a different lamination process than is used for the iPhone which will make it a little more original.

The new iPod touches should hit stores during the first week of October and likely to go on sale in the middle of the month.  Leaked components from overseas suppliers have shown a white front panel as well as headphone jack which confirms the new white color scheme.

Interestingly, the iPod represents five percent of Apple’s revenue and the bulk of that comes from the iPod touch.  More than half of the 7.54 million iPods sold last year were iPod touches – I think they’re on to something!

How do you think the new white version is going to sell? Do you think it will make a difference? What else would you want from your iPod touch?

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