The news yesterday from the Library of Congress stating that jailbreaking your iPhone was legal was expected to make the bigwigs at Apple a little unhappy. A spokeswoman from Apple kept their official statement pretty short and sweet, essentially stating that although it may be legal, jailbreaking your iPhone will still void your warranty.
In an interview with Cult of Mac, Apple's spokeswoman stated, "Apple's goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we've said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably."
AAXA Technologies has been offering a micro projector that is a bit more than a handful for a while now. The original projector had about 66 lumens of light and the company has announced a new version of the projector called the M1 Limited Edition.
The limited edition version has the same chassis design and is the same size. The difference is that the limited edition version has 75 lumens of brightness. The resolution of the little projector is 800 x 600.
Gigabyte's On/Off Charging technology was announced back in April and it has made many with mobile devices pretty happy having a place to charge their mobile devices whether their PC is on or off. Gigabyte has now announced hat their On/Off technology is indeed compatible with the iPhone 4, and even provides a 40% faster quick charge than traditional motherboards. This is due to the fact that Gigabyte's USB ports can provide the near 1 amp that the iPhone 4 requests to quick charge compared to the 0.5 amps that USB ports are normally capped at.
For a long time HTC made phones that were sold under other brand names. The company then started selling HTC branded devices in the US and other countries.
HTC has now announced that it will launch its smartphones in China under its own brand. The company will team with Chinese wireless provider China Mobile to bring the devices to market.
I am not a watch wearer, like many people today I prefer to just use my iPhone to tell time rather than a watch. If you like strange watches we have one for you today from Chinavision.
The watch is called the Abyss and has blue LED lights on the face to tell time. Those lights only glow when the user touches the screen and the watch has no hands. When the watch is not lit, the face is a blank black dial.
I have said it before, it's uncomfortable to watch video or use the iPad for an extended period with it laying flat on a desk or table. I want a stand to lift the screen up for more comfort.
A new iPad stand has surfaced called the HyperMac Stand. The thing has two slots that hold the iPad in or out of a case. One of the slots is good for an 18-degree angle and the other provides a 45-degree angle for the screen.
The first time I saw these I wondered who in their right mind would want a set of speakers for their MP3 player that were teddy bears. Them my daughter saw them and flipped out and it dawned on me -- little girls.
The Mini Bear Speakers are from Juicy Couture and are available for pre-order for $68. They are set to ship on August 20.
Along with the other new products that Apple unveiled today, the iMac line gets another update. The last update for the iMac machines was last year.
The new update brings new CPUs with Core i3, i5, and i7 parts inside. Other new options include ATI Radeon discrete graphics cards. The memory card slot now ready SDXC cards and the panel used is an IPS unit. The lowest end machine starts at $1199 with a 21.5" screen, 3.06GHz Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and more.
Apple is tossing out several new devices today and updating some of its machines as well. If you are fan of the Apple Cinema Display line, you now have a new size to choose from.
The Cinema Display has been offered in 30-inch size for a long time and Apple has now offered up a new 27-inch LED backlit screen. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 compared to the 2560 x 1600 that the 30-inch unit musters.
Acer has pulled the wraps off a new line of ultra-thin computer displays that are in the S1 series. The series has three screen sizes including a 20-inch, 21.5-inch, and a 23-inch size.
The smallest of the screens is only 13mm thick and the other two are 15mm thick. The displays use white LED backlights and have no hazardous substances inside.