Apple has continued their plunge into the Chinese market by officially launching their online store for Chinese customers today. The Apple Store China will allow customers to order custom-configured Mac computers, iPods, iPads, and the iPhone 4 online.
Apple has also launched a Simplified Chinese version of the App Store and announced plans for 25 Apple Stores to open in China by the end of next year. It look like Steve Jobs took the backlash about "neglecting the Chinese market" to heart and is coming after every yuan he can get his hands on.
WebOS, looking to make a comeback after the acquisition by HP, may be doing that by teaming up with Foxconn and Compal Communications. These two companies are said to be currently manufacturing "multiple WebOS devices," including the PalmPad.
Sources state that "Palm's new smartphones manufactured by Foxconn and Compal Communications will all adopt the brand's Linux-based mobile operating system, WebOS, which will more or less allow the two suppliers to gain manufacturing familiarity with Palm's Pre Plus and Pixi Plus phones." It looks like the Palm name won't be disappearing anytime soon, regardless of their HP ownership.
Cheap Android tablets seem to be hitting shelves in a lot of discount stores like K-Mart. Walgreens is adding their name to that list by offering up the $100 Maylong M-150 Android tablet.
Specs aren't really anything to scream about: a 7-inch 800 x 480 screen, 400MHz VIA VM8505+ processor, WiFi, and a microSD expansion slot. The Internet Explorer looking Internet icon and overall iPad look give it kind of a knockoff feel, but for a Benjamin you go in knowing you're not getting the latest and greatest tech. It's still not a bad looking device for the price, so check it out next time you're picking up your prescriptions. Funky grainy preview video after the break.
Impulse buyers watch out - PayPal have just enabled in-app, in-site buys - allowing anyone to purchase something, anywhere.
For example - if you're in a game or on a webpage - you'll no longer need to leave whatever you're doing to use PayPal to fund your task. Instead - you'll use a new tool PayPal has introduced, you just have to click a single link.
Clicking the link will trigger a PayPal pop-up, which you'll obviously have to approve of.
Well - even I didn't know this until now - Android was not a Google creation. Google bought the company back in 2005 (for an undisclosed amount - which is estimated to be around $50 million) - and as we all know, it has turned out very well for them.
Just how good, is the question - where Google's vice president or corporate development, David Lawee told attendees at the Stanford Accell Symposium this week that the acquisition of Android was Google's "best deal ever." He went into greater detail saying he did have initial skepticism about the deal and recalls saying "I hope this guy does saying" after seeing Andy Rubin around the building for two years.
Just a short note to Angry Birds fans - just in time for Halloween, Rovio released a Halloween update to Angry Birds. I purchased it for my iPad and it was a great blast, quick play and now I'm going to conquer it for my 3 stars in every level.
Rovio have announced it sold a very surprising 1 million copies in only 6 days on the App Store.
Today Mozilla have announced it will delay Firefox 4 until 2011. The decision is after several weeks of no progress on Firefox 4 Beta 7 - which had a date to ship in September but missed it as they hit several bugs in the release.
Director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner said "Completing this work [on Firefox 4] is taking longer than initial estimates indicated as we track down regressions and sources of instability."
Apple's fiscal 2010 report is out (10-K form) - the document is filled with information and details on the state of Apple's business - one big flashing light is just how much Apple spend on advertising in 2010.
In previous years, Apple spent $467 million in 2007, $486 million in 2008, $501 million in 2009 and this year Apple have spent an astonishing $691 million on advertising alone - a $190 million increase from last year alone. Even more surprising, Apple is continuing their trend of lowering the percentage of revenues spent on advertising.
While $691 million is a lot on advertising - keep in mind Apple had total revenues of over $65 billion - this equates to around 1 percent of their revenue, spent on advertising. Last year, that percentage was 1.37 and in 2007 it was 5 percent.
Announcing the Tempest EVO, a sleek, all black, steel mid tower gaming chassis. Building off of the original Tempest's award winning design, the EVO brings advanced cooling power, expandability, and cable management. The Tempest EVO maximizes airflow circulation with Dual 120mm intake, dual 140mm top exhaust, side 120mm, and a rear 120mm fan. NZXT even redesigned the fan blade design so they effectively deliver more air at lower noise levels. Additionally, the bottom mounted PSU provides better airflow and separation of heat from the CPU.
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If you are a Wii gamer, you probably have a MotionPlus accessory that you use for some of your games. I think that we can all agree that having that MotionPlus accessory sticking off the end of your controller isn't the ideal way to get better control in your games. Nintendo is working on a new controller that has MotionPlus built-in. Sunflex has announced the Snakebyte controller claiming the title of first third-party controller to integrate MotionPlus.
The official name for the Wii Remote is the Snakebyte Premium Remote XL+ controller for Wii with Motion Plus. That is a seriously long name for a controller. The Snakebyte supports up to four players just as the normal Wii Remotes do. It also has an integrated speaker, memory settings, and vibration effects just as the factory controllers do.