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Apple Store app the newest app in the Apple App Store

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 17:37 CDT

Yes, you read the title right. In one of the biggest "why didn't they think of this way before now" moments, Apple released an official Apple Store app for their devices designed to give the Apple Store experience to customers on Apple devices. The app, which seems to be U.S. based only for now, runs on iOS v3 and above and shows reviews, locates local Apple Stores, offers featured products, and allows you to make purchases and preorders for those of you who may be eyeing an upgrade.

RIM Tablet, Touch Phone in development

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 16:58 CDT

A report in the Wall Street Journal is stating that Research in Motion (RIM), the folks behind Blackberry, are developing a new tablet as well as a new touchscreen slider phone to combat the iPhones and Android phones of the world that are dominating the current news. RIM is hoping for a September release on the phone with a new OS and is hoping for the tablet to release by the end of the year.

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iPhone 4 pre-orders ready to go---if you like black

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 15:59 CDT

Ready, set, pre-order! The iPhone 4, slated for release on June 24th, is now available for pre-order on Apple's online store and through the AT&T website. White iPhone fans will be disappointed though as only the black version is available for pre-order or in-store pickup according to the Apple Online Store.

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Cool iPad dock made from old iMac

By: Shane McGlaun | Laptops | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 14:02 CDT

I like my iPad and I have said on a few occasions that it has plenty of power to replace my netbook in many instances. The only thing I don't like about it is having to look down at the screen most of the time.


A iPad loving geek has taken the shell of an old iMac computer and turned it into a very cool iPad dock. The rounded bottom has a metal arm stuck in it that holds the iPad on what appears to be a custom acrylic holder.

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3RD Space FPS Gaming Vest gets console compatibility at E3

By: Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:06 CDT

At CES a few years ago, I had a chance to try out the 3RD Space Vest and it was cool. The vest simulates bullet hits and other strikes in games by inflating little air bladders inside the vest. The vest was only for PC gamers until E3 this week.


TN Games has announced its new 3RD Space Trigger. The device is a hardware adapter that allows the vest to work with compatible games on gaming consoles. The console system works with the trigger, software drivers, and compatible software.

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Office 2010 now available globally

By: Shane McGlaun | Software | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 12:04 CDT

I have been working with Office 2007 for a long time now and have finally got used to the new layout. Microsoft has announced today that Office 2010 is now available globally. I haven't heard anything that makes me inclined to upgrade personally.


If you need Office, the new version will be what you get or if you want to upgrade you can now do that too. Office comes in three versions including Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010, and Office Pro 2010.

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Nintendo unveils 3DS game console at E3, no glasses needed

By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 12:03 CDT

Nintendo just minutes ago officially unveiled the much talked about 3DS portable game console during its E3 press conference in LA.


Soturu Iwata is on stage introducing the 3DS right now, which is able to produce flexible widths of 3D graphics without need for special glasses. Nintendo are pushing the new unit, that is backward compatibility with Nintendo DS series software, as being a device you can take on the road and experience 3D with ease and without spending too much money.


It has not only one, but two cameras, and you are even able to take photos using the device and see them in 3D - pretty cool. More to follow.

GoldenEye 007 for Wii coming these holidays

By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:38 CDT

Wow. Nintendo finally announced something actually exciting at its E3 press conference this afternoon. But, Wii Party is kind of cool.


Remember GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 that was released all the way back in 1997? If you are old enough, of course you do! I remember playing it endless back in the day when I was much younger than I am today.

Good news for JB fans, GoldenEye 007 is coming back in 2010 for the Wii. It will go on sale these holidays just in time for Christmas.

New Mac Mini gets unboxing treatment

By: Shane McGlaun | Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:04 CDT

For a long time now, the cheapest way to get a Mac desktop was the little Mac mini. The device has moved along basically the same for a long time now, but that changed today.


Apple has debuted a new unibody Mac Mini and Engadget has laid hands on it for your unboxing perusal. The new mini measures 7.7" square and is 1.4" thick. It promises twice the graphics performance of previous models.

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Nintendo's E3 Press Conference streaming live in a few minutes

By: Cameron Wilmot | Gaming | Posted: Jun 15, 2010 @ 10:55 CDT

We got done with Microsoft's new announcements yesterday at its E3 2010 press conference. Yep, we love Kinect just a bit.


Today it is Nintendo's turn to shine in the LA spotlight, along with Sony three hours later. So, what is Nintendo going to announce? Word on the street says 3D related technology.

We will all find out soon enough. You can watch the live stream here yourself and see the announcements as they happen.