As with all rumours, these about the new Macbook will mostly turn out to be false. Nevertheless, ComputerWorld seems to think that in addition to becoming thinner and more rounded like the Macbook Air, the next generation of Macbooks will have:
- Glass trackpads that allow multi-touch gestures
- A body made out of one piece of aluminum (which would be eco-friendly and more sturdy)
- Intel Centrino 2 processors
- Slightly bigger screens (14″ and 15.6″)
ComputerWorld estimates that the new Macbooks will be released in the last weeks of September. We’ll see if their predictions are correct, then…
Creative recently announced the ZEN Mosaic PMP player. Available with 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB of memory, the Zen Mosaicfeatures a 1.8 inch LCD display, built-in FM tuner, voice recording capabilities, and integrated speakers. The Zen Mosaic is compatible with MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM, 10 and Audible audio forms and jpegs. Prices for the gadget begin at $99 for the 2GB model. Here’s the press release!
The iPhone Dev Team has hacked the latest iPhone firmware within days of the 3G iPhone (and subsequent 2.0 firmware) being released. This means that you can jailbreak (allow your iPhone or iTouch to run Apps developed outside of the realm of Apple) and unlock your iPhone or iTouch (to allow it to run on different networks like T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon). Here’s the link to the step by step directions for using Pwnage with a 2G iPhone. Here’s the 3G jailbreak guide. The Pwnage 2.0 tool is really easy to use, too. For jail-breaking, unlocking, and updating a never before pwned 2G iPhone, all I had to do was upgrade iTunes to 7.7, download the 2.0 iPhone firmware, download Pwnage 2.0, and download two different bootloaders (3.9 and 4.6). Then, follow the directions, and voila! You’ll soon have an unlocked, jailbroken iPhone for free! Major props to the iPhone Dev Team. My favourite thing about the new firmware is, of course, all of the new apps in the iTunes store. There are a lot of fee apps that are incredibly useful (like the Facebook App, Urbanspoon, BoxOffice, Pandora). So, what are you waiting for? Get Pwning!
iPod Touch Jailbroken and Using Cydia [Via Wired]
The Emperor Workstation was designed for increased comfort and enhanced gaming experience. The Emperor Workstation boasts 3 monitors, THX Dolby surround sound, air filtering, light therapy, a webcam, and battery back-up. I’m sure this would take WoW (or CS) to a whole new level! The Emperor Workstation will be released on July 24th at a price currently undisclosed (although indoubtedly very expensive). Click here for more information!
Pantech’s newly released Sky IM-U300K phone has a 2.2 inch 320×240 screen, a 2 megapixel camera, a 0.3 megapixel camera for video calling, a built-in DMB tuner, HSDPA, and media playing capabilities. The Sky IM-U300K is a tri-band GSM phone. It’s selling feature (for tweenage girls, anyway) is 8 LEDs on the front of the phone, which can be customized to make hearts, stars, or anything else. Click here to see more!