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Siri shows up on an iPod Touch

October 26th, 2011

Siri shows up on an iPod Touch

That Siri gal is certainly making the rounds these days. When she’s not answering your questions on a 4S, she’s showing up on iPads and elder iPhones. Not one to play favorites, Siri’s now lending her considerable talents to an iPod touch. Two enterprising young hackers, euwars and rud0lf77, are the ones who put Siri on the iPod, and you can see the results of their labor in the video after the break. Of course, Apple’s servers still aren’t as friendly as the virtual voice assistant, so Siri’s latest cameo remains a silent one — but some Siri’s better than foreveralone.jpg, right?

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Harman Kardon’s MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, will cost you $600

October 3rd, 2011

Harman Kardon's MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, will cost you $600

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.

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Samsung countersues Apple in Australia, claims iPhone / iPad 2 violate its patents

September 19th, 2011

Samsung countersues Apple in Australia, claims iPhone / iPad 2 violate its patents

The long, winding and increasingly mind-numbing battle between Samsung and Apple has taken yet another turn, this time in Australia, and it’s the other way round.According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung feels that the iPhone and iPad 2 both “violate a number of wireless technology patents held by Samsung.”

Spokesman Nam Ki-yung stated the following: “To defend our intellectual property, Samsung filed a cross claim for Apple’s violation of Samsung’s wireless technology patents.” The suit is being filed just days / weeks before a ruling will decide on whether the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can be legally sold Down Under, and in related news, Samsung is also appealing a recent ruling back in Germany. If ever the world needed an out-of-court settlement… this one will be so huge.

SOURCE via Wall Street Journal

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i-helicopter, the RC helicopter that can be controlled by your iPhone

September 13th, 2011

i-helicopter, the RC helicopter that can be controlled by your iPhone

It’s said that Apple’s iPhone is very magical, and there’s an app for everything. It’s so magical you can almost drink water from it. But let’s just admit it, playing Angry Birds and Cut-A-Rope and some Tap Tap Revenge may be abit boring after you’ve played finish em and replayed again for 3 times. Why not bring the fun outside?

i-helicopter, the RC helicopter that can be controlled by your iPhone

Your iPhone isn’t limited to just making calls and some simple apps. You can even control your television with your iPhone. And today, we’re gonna show you one more thing that you can control – an RC helicopter!

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Personal Audio sues Apple again, targets iPhone 4, iPad 2 and newer iPods

July 25th, 2011

Personal Audio sues Apple again, targets iPhone 4, iPad 2 and newer iPods

And you thought that the beef between Personal Audio and Apple has been solved, well think again. Everyone’s favourite patent licensing company is back, hitting Cupertino with another suit. You’ll recall an earlier ruling by a federal jury in Eastern Texas found the CE maker guilty of infringing upon PA’s playlist-related IP with an assortment of older iPods. This new filing alleges that newer Apple devices, like the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and modern day iPods — which weren’t part of the original 2009 case — also violate that same IP, in a move we’d surmise serves to pad Personal Audio’s coffers.

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Klipsch’s AirPlay-enabled Gallery G-17 Air soundbar pleases ears

July 21st, 2011

Klipsch's AirPlay-enabled Gallery G-17 Air soundbar pleases ears

The thing above may look like some mutated Made-in-China Kinect device, but it’s not. In fact, those aren’t even camera sensors. What you’re looking at is Klipsch’s latest soundbar, the Gallery G-17 Air, and boy it looks sexy in a way.

Although not totally new, its full specs have been revealed and its price re-vamped from $400 to a slightly ‘Apple-ish’ $530. The bi-amplified stereo rig features four individually powered drivers that aim to deliver full-range sound via two Tractrix-horned .75-inch tweeters (10 watts each), and dual 2.5-inch, 20 watt woofers.

Although you’ll probably be streaming music over WiFi from iDevices or iTunes, the unit’s equipped with USB and 3.5mm inputs should you ever want to plug-in directly or juice-up your battery. There’s an ultra-svelte grill-cloth magnetically attached to the front, playback and power buttons on the side, and it also comes with a remote.

The system itself sits atop a tempered glass base, but if space is at premium it can be mounted to a wall. The G-17 is set to release this fall, but if your ears are already tingling you’ll find more info in the source link below.

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Apple files second ITC patent infringement complaint against HTC

July 12th, 2011

Apple files second ITC patent infringement complaint against HTC

George Hotz once said that giant companies should hire more IT security experts instead of lawyers, and it seemed that Apple is not heeding that advice. Just months after Apple smacked HTC with an ITC complaint, it looks as if the company’s doing the same thing again. As if one ongoing ITC complaint against Samsung wasn’t enough, the US International Trade Commission is reporting that HTC is being accused again. As predicted, the patent infringement complaint is asking for the entity to block the import of “personal electronic devices” by HTC, but until it becomes available for public viewing, it’s hard to know exactly which device(s) ticked the lawyers in Cupertino off. As for the prior tiff? A judge is expected to rule on that August 5th, and those findings are then subject to review by the full commission. HTC’s not commenting yet given that even it hasn’t seen the details, so we’ll be sure to keep you posted as the drama unfolds.

SOURCE via SF Gate

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iOS 5 beta 3 comes out of the oven, brings new fixes and toggles to the table

July 12th, 2011

iOS 5 beta 3 comes out of the oven, brings new fixes and toggles to the table

Ready for a newly refined recipe for the next flavor of iOS? After dropping iOS 5 beta 2 on us on June 24th, Apple has now unleashed beta 3, meaning those with sensitive taste buds (and developer accounts) can start sniffing and sussing out what’s changed. Of note seem to be a bevy of toggles controlling location services in detail, while there’s also a new switch for voice roaming in settings. From what we’re seeing not a lot has changed visually anywhere outside of the gears icon, but don’t let that stop you from grabbing this savoury download.

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Soundfreaq launched Sound Step wireless speakers for audio-loving pad owners

July 7th, 2011

Soundfreaq launched Sound Step wireless speakers for audio-loving pad owners

Soundfreaq made quite the first impression last year with its Sound Platform SFQ-01 audio system, which is why our ears perked up when we heard about the company’s newest creations — the Sound Step and Sound Step Recharge compact wireless speakers.

Compatible with all iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, these Bluetooth-enabled docks allow users to remotely stream audio directly to their speakers, which feature a set of 2-inch drivers + a single 3-incher dedicated sub-woofer and a UQ3 spatial enhancement processor. There’s also a 3.5 millimeter line-in jack and a USB charging port, meaning you’ll be able to juice up multiple gadgets as you kick out multiple jams. And, since these guys are just 3.6-inches tall, you probably won’t have to freaq out about making space for them, either.

If your appetite is already whetted, you can grab the Sound Step for $139, or opt for the Recharge (with its six hours of rechargeable battery life) for $159.

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Pioneer’s AppRadio is here, automotive and audio bliss for $400

June 27th, 2011

Pioneer's AppRadio is here, automotive and audio bliss for $400

We already knew that Pioneer is developing an app called the AppRadio car stereo to cozy up with our iPhones, but we didn’t know how much its iOS integration capabilities would cost, until now. Turns out 400 bucks buy you one, and it’s picked up some new capabilities since we last heard of it.

In addition to letting you listen to tunes stored on your iPhone, access Google Maps, and make calls, the AppRadio now has access to your iPhone’s contacts, calendar, videos, and photos as well. Unfortunately, there’s still only four other apps (Rdio, Pandora, MotionX-GPS Drive, and INRIX) available, though Pioneer says more are coming. So Apple’s cool with that name huh?

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