Sunday, July 11, 2010

Apple is recalling defective Time Capsules

Apple is recalling defective Time Capsules sold between February 2008 and June 2008. The defective devices may not power on or may shut down unexpectedly after starting up. Serial numbers between XX807XXXXXX - XX814XXXXXX are affected.

If your Time Capsule falls within serial number range above and it does not power on or shuts down unexpectedly after starting up, it may be eligible for repair or replacement.

Contact the Apple representative most convenient for you:
● Apple Authorized Service Provider. Find one here.
● Apple Retail Store. Set up an appointment with a Genius (available in some countries only).
● Apple Contact Center. Find the phone number for your region.

If Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider confirms that your Time Capsule is affected, Apple will repair or replace it free of charge.

Note: If you need to retain the data that is on your affected Time Capsule, Apple provides options depending upon where you live.

If you live in the U.S. or Japan and want to retain the data on the affected Time Capsule, contact Apple to arrange for mail-in service. Turnaround time for mail-in service will be 3 to 5 days.

In all other countries, an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) can transfer your data from the affected Time Capsule to a replacement Time Capsule if desired. Your Retail or AASP representative can provide specific turnaround times for this service.

If you believe that you paid for a repair or replacement Time Capsule due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund.

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A new stylus for touchscreens

Canadian jeweler Andrew Goss, has designed the oStylus, an anodized aluminum stylus allowing drawing and writing to be smoother and easier for touch screen devices.

Specifically designed for drawing and sketching on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and other touchscreen (capacitive) devices, this new exclusive stylus design allows you to see lines and colors as they are being drawn. The open contact O is also hinged so that it lies flat against the screen no matter how the stylus is held.
Video will be up shortly..

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iPod docks at a Japanese Burger King

It's a cool idea - and one that, before long, could become a widespread phenomenon at fast food establishments around the world. But don't hold your breath. While the concept of an iPod dock in your booth at a dine-in restaurant is intriguing and possibly a sound reason to actually patronize fast food a little more regularly, for now, Asia is the only place to find these particular eye-catching "musical showers."

Here's how it works. A dome-shaped, half-cone hangs directly above your head at a table or booth at a fast food restaurant. Accompanied by an iPod dock at your table, patrons can get a beat to go with their burger as they jam out beneath the cone that, supposedly, enables one to listen to their music while eating and not disturbing anyone else - you know, people in adjacent booths under their own musical shower.

Unfortunately, you shouldn't expect to see an iPod dock at your nearest fast food eatery anytime soon. For now, Burger King is tinkering with the novel set-up at only a few select locations around Tokyo. The fast food giant is taking a wait and see approach with the popularity of this dine-in feature for the time being. If it sticks, expect the concept to expand across Asia, possibly even at competing chains. And who knows? Maybe we will soon rock out with our Whoppers out all around the globe... you know, sort like we can do right now if we own earphones.

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Kind of looks like a modern version of these old things
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iHand fixes those pesky iPhone 4 reception problems

Hey lefties, are you having problems making calls on your shiny new iPhone 4? Well, here's a solution that won't cost you an arm and a leg, but only a hand.

The iHand moves the iPhone 4 away from your signal blocking flesh, while providing a sturdy grip on your precious iPhone thingy. It even comes in variety of ethnically stereotypical colors, all carved from the finest European beech wood.

Don't look too hard for it soon at an Apple store near you.

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SBRotator Adds Support for iOS 4

SBRotator has been updated with many improvements including support for iOS 4

Make your iPhone behave like an iPad! This application rotates your SpringBoard in every of the possible 4 orientations automatically, when you rotate your device! It does not rotate only the icons, but all your user interface!

What's New in 2.0:
● added support for iOS4
● improved in-app rotation
● improved list icons/dock icons positioning
● added option for independent background rotation/animation
● added 3rd rotation mode, semi-mode can now also scroll left-right
● added background transitions
● added 10 extended animations for the main view
● added option to override Shrink on landscape
● added custom icon positioning/spacing adjustment
● improved statusbar icon behavior

What's New in 2.0.1:
● fixed couple of conflicts w background/wallpaper applications like panorama

You can purchase SBRotator for $1.99 in the Cydia Store.

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Large Crowds Gather for Apple Shanghai Store Opening

The grand opening of Apple's new Shanghai store drew large crowds numbering in the thousands, according to a Macenstein reader.

I got there at 7am. There were already hundreds of people waiting in line. By the time at 11:30am, there were thousands of people in the queue! And lots of reporters on the site. It’s pretty hot day, store workers were giving out free water to the waiting customers. A few lucky people got apple logo umbrella. I am one of them. :) These umbrella’s body are made form fiberglass! Pretty cool stuff. I wish they could make some limited edition fiberglass back iPhone 4. The first 5000 customers also get a free T-shirt. I got one, haha!

The store is huge! I think it’s bigger than the one in New York. By the way, there is a guy and his wife (or girlfriend) camped at the store 2 days before the opening. He is the first customer got into the store. There is a photo of him in the set (he is the guy with the Steve Jobs’ flag in one of the photos).

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