Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads
The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon.
Verizon finally killing unlimited data plans this summer, says it'll get iPhone 5 at same time as AT&T
Verizon’s been telegraphing its intent to drop unlimited data plans for nearly a year, and despite the fact that LTE smartphones launched with all-you-can-eat options, those plans haven’t changed one bit.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus iPhone charging case now Verizon-friendly
Until now, Verizon iPhone owners looking for the Mophie battery boost had three options: lugging around a Powerstation plug-in, settling for the Juice Pack Air’s measly 1500mAh battery, or slipping into an ill-fitting Juice Pack Plus AT&T case — an awkward fit, thanks to a slight difference in the handsets’ button placement.
Comcast brings Xfinity TV VOD to iPhone, iPod Touch, but only on WiFi
Comcast rolled out a v1.5 update today for the iPhone / iPod Touch versions of its Xfinity TV app which allows them to access the video on-demand streaming that has been available on the iPad since February.
Apple gets cozy with EMI, Universal, and Sony over cloud music licensing
Ah, so it’s all coming together now. Following a report on Warner Music inking a cloud streaming deal with Apple, CNET is back with fresh information that sees three more major record companies jumping on board.
Apple's MacBook Air duo to receive Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt upgrade in June or July?
We’ve already seen Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt reinvigorating the MacBook Pro line, so it’s only logical for the MacBook Airs to eventually follow suit — presumably they’ll pick up Sandy Bridge’s 17W mobile processors to match the current 10W and 17W Core 2 Duos.
It looks like the Micro SIM (announced with Apple’s first iPad last year) is destined to shed a few more grams, an Orange spokeswoman said — contradicting an earlier rumor claiming that Apple is trying to kill off the chip altogether.
Planex capacitive stylus mocks Steve Jobs, all the way to the bank
In the past, our coverage of Planex has largely been relegated to storage devices and wireless access points, but now the company has entered one of the most exciting businesses of all: breaking poor Steve Jobs’s heart.
YouTube will add 3,000 streaming movies for renting (Update: NBC Universal, Sony and Warner are on board)
In the midst of a blog post welcoming us to “the future of video” head of YouTube Salar Kamangar confirms that starting today it will add around 3,000 new movie titles for rental in the US, along with reviews and behind the scenes extras.
Eton's Soulra XL solar-powered iPod boombox will cost $300, now ready for your pre-orders
Summer’s nearly here, the sun shining bright — wouldn’t you like to share your tunes with friends while basking in the light? That’s what Eton’s counting on as it prepares to ship the Soulra XL, the solar-powered iPod boombox formerly known as the Soulra 2.
Amazon Cloud Player streams tunes to iOS, following silent upgrade (updated)
Amazon Cloud Player has been laying low following its scuffle with Sony Music, but that hasn’t kept the company’s developers from rolling a crucial new feature out — support for Apple’s iOS devices, which it didn’t have on day one.
The Daily generated 800,000 downloads, $10 million loss in first quarter of operation
It’s still too early to pass judgment on News Corp’s daring venture into tablet-only newspapers, The Daily, but at least we now have an idea of how much it costs to get a project like this off the ground.
iOS 5 updates expected to be carried over-the-air, at least for the Verizon iPhone
Having spent a good part of our day yesterday negotiating with iTunes and downloading a whopping 666.2MB file to update our iPhone to version 4.3.3 — a version, we might add, whose sole claim to fame is the removal of things — we know well the pains of updating Apple’s mobile software.
Chrome Canary comes to Macs for fearless browser enthusiasts
Until now, Mac users who like to live their digital lives on the edge have had to make do with Chrome’s dev channel while their Windows counterparts were flying by the seat of their pants with the Canary build.
Apple’s promised update to iOS to rectify what it perceived as a set of bugs in the system — namely, an excessively large cache of location information that was backed up to iTunes and hung around even after you switched Location Services off — is now being distributed to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches out in the wild.
Apple's 2011 iMac undergoes teardown, shows off fancy new upgrades
Yesterday, you saw the new 21.5-inch iMac fully specced out and up for sale on Apple’s online store, and you were even treated to the sight of its 27-inch sibling pushing three displays and 11 megapixels of resolution.
iOS 4.3.3 rumored to be coming within next two weeks with fix for location tracking issue
Apple promised last week that it would address the iPhone tracking issue in a software update in the “next few weeks,” and BGR is now reporting that the update is coming within the next two weeks, or “possibly sooner.”
During the holiday season of 2009 when netbooks were the hot commodity, Apple lost share in the PC market. It had nothing to compete with the sunken prices and shrunken sizes of those miniature laptops.