Category: iOS

Charge your iPod with an onion?

Posted as an interest story, a recent YouTube post demonstrates how one user charges his iPod using an electrolyte soaked onion. The electrolytes in Gatorate create a chemical reaction with the onion which provides an electrical current through the USB cable into the iPod.

The procedure is fairly straight-forward using a screwdriver to poke a hole through the center of a white onion and submerging it in 2 cups of Gatorade, Powerade, or any energy drink. Once half the liquid is absorbed by the onion (30 minutes), the onion is now ready to power up the iPod.

while we have not conducted the test ourselves, the author claims that the iPod could benefit from a 15 - 20 minute charge from the onion.

 

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Entirely new product at Macworld?

OOPRumors sources have pointed to an entirely new product release this January that will “coexist” with current MacBooks. From the information we’ve gathered, here’s what we know: the new product is said to have a larger screen, touch input capabilities, utilize Wi-Fi networking and Flash storage, which leads us back to rumors of a tablet-like device possibly with a hybrid screen.

While other rumor sites point to an ultra-portable MacBook, from the data we received, we believe that this device will not be an evolved MacBook, but rather an entirely new breed of devices that is related closer to an iPhone than a MacBook. The new device should make computing more enjoyable, and easier to use than today’s iPhone due to its larger screen and more Leopard-like OS.

While the new device may eventually replace MacBooks, the current iteration is said to coexist with MacBooks and target an audience that wants services such as email, maps, and web on the go.

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Entirely new product at Macworld?

OOPRumors sources have pointed to an entirely new product release this January that will “coexist” with current MacBooks. From the information we’ve gathered, here’s what we know: the new product is said to have a larger screen, touch input capabilities, utilize Wi-Fi networking and Flash storage, which leads us back to rumors of a tablet-like device possibly with a hybrid screen.

While other rumor sites point to an ultra-portable MacBook, from the data we received, we believe that this device will not be an evolved MacBook, but rather an entirely new breed of devices that is related closer to an iPhone than a MacBook. The new device should make computing more enjoyable, and easier to use than today’s iPhone due to its larger screen and more Leopard-like OS.

While the new device may eventually replace MacBooks, the current iteration is said to coexist with MacBooks and target an audience that wants services such as email, maps, and web on the go.

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Apple’s $100 credit: Strategic?

Apple was nearly a month ahead of expectations when they announced they have sold one million iPhones so far. But just days before this announcement, Steve Jobs cut the price of the iPhone by $200, suggesting that sales might be sluggish. “As far as dispelling the fears that the iPhone was off to a bad start, this should help that,” said Gene Munster, analyst at PiperJaffray.

Now that the dust has settled, it appears the move was a strategic one.

Dropping the price of the iPhone will help stimulate sales even further, making the device more attractive to masses and not just the faithful.

Additionally, giving a store credit to all those who purchased the phone will encourage trips back to the Apple Store and further drive revenues for the company. $100 off a new Mac is a big savings and will certainly encourage Holiday shoppers to give a high ticket item a second look.

Giving back $100 Million to customers is not an overnight decision in most companies, no matter who makes the call.

So was Steve’s apology really an apology? Or was it another indication of how Apple is marketing itself better than its competitors?

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Exclusive: Apple hybrid displays coming?

Apple is in the early stages of developing a new hybrid display, according to recent rumblings.

This new display is supposedly capable of two different methods of inputs; electronic and physical. The displays will be unlike traditional offerings where the screen only shows what the keyboard and mouse tell it, but will also be interactive, like Apple’s iPhone. Users will be able to ‘touch’ the screen to input and control information on the display.

No additional information other than ‘the displays will have built-in iSight cameras’ was given. We will keep you posted on any further developments.

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