Why Apple making a watch would be the ultimate Shark Jump.

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There have been plenty of rumours flying around about Apple designing a new watch; sites up and down the web are suggesting that Cupertino may be about to shake up a market which has stood for over a hundred years. More than likely a massive Red Herring, these rumours have annoyed me; completely ignoring the nature of Apple, a company that traditionally doesn’t pander to flights of fancy.

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iPhone becomes truly wireless and start digging for floppy’s

A new way to sync our iPhones and iPads might be on the way soon enough, doing away with those USB cables, which can be a bit of a nuisance at times when looking for a quick sync.

A bright spark of a developer has come up with a new App called Wi-Fi Sync, which enables users to wirelessly sync their iPhones, iPads and iPod touches to their computer using their home wireless networks.

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iPhone set to multitask your life!

Apple is set to release one of the most anticipated and useful updates of the iPhone’s existence in June, along with a major mobile operating system update; iPhone OS 4.0. Multitasking is set to be included in the latest software update, filling what was seen as a gaping hole in the benefits list of the iPhone specs.

The iPhone is one of few smart-phones which has not enabled multitasking, which is seen by most as a serious downfall when going to consider a new phone. Mostly, however, the cult of Apple and the handsets’ momentum in sales has kept this from being too serious an issue for first time consumers or the company in general.

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An Apple a day, keeps the competition away…

Apple has changed the world, literally. They’ve let us bring our music libraries with us where ever we go, made smart phones cool for the average joe blogs, now they’re going to shake up up portables and how we read news and magazines.

While this is brilliant for us, who are now so used to seeing the Apple logo, it’s practically one of our five-a-day now. The Software and hardware giant has also livened up competition, made other companies fight for our attention and forcing them to produce machines that don’t just work, but look attractive.

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Google to take on Apple? Again?!

Google looks set to release their own pad computer following Apple’s release of it’s long expected iPad on Wednesday.

If the rumours and mock-ups are true then it brings Google’s attempts to jump into the hardware industry and tackle Apple’s might into the foreground.

Looks like an iPad, a... G-Pad? Too many jokes right there...

The software giant may be taking advantage of the criticisms being thrown at Apple over the iPad, such as lack of flash and webcam integration, and the manufacturers well-known strictness when dealing with apps and software which need to be approved before appearing in the app store for download.

Google’s open source nature may deal a serious blow to Apple’s attempt to take over the ebook and new found pad market (even if it is just the old tablet market with a new lease of life), using a pad running its open-source Chrome OS which the device will probably run on but is still to be tested on any major scale in the consumer market.

Whether or not Google’s device could be an iPad killer is yet to be seen, if it is released at all. The search giant’s much awaited Nexus One was expected to be an iPhone killer when it came out earlier this year, however take up has been poor and failed to dent the growing iPhone market which is showing little or no signs of being slowed by a competitor.

Google definitely don’t bring the wow factor or coolness to the table that Apple does, or even the hardened experience and solid production that Microsoft brings, but at the very least it they show the computer world that Google is tenacious and wouldn’t be put off by a let down by a larger competitor, even if they can’t match the hype levels that come with Apple launches.

iPhone OS3.2 big features for a big updates.

A glimpse into the future iPhone has been, today, shown to the world; Engadget have reported that several new features in iPhone OS 3.2 have been leaked.

Reportedly there will be several brand new features popping into the popular phone’s operating system. Most interestingly perhaps is the potential support for video conferencing, which could indicate the future presence of a forward facing camera just above the screen.

The video calling feature is also supposed to allow for only part of the screen to be taken up, allowing for… Wait for it, multitasking. Features such as the video phone support for the iPhone have also given rise to the potential that Apple will make their phone a multi-tasker, which would rub over a lot of headaches coming from nay-sayers.

Video calling, any point, really?

It has always been a point of criticism that Apple has only allowed multi-tasking on the iPhone to its own apps, in a very limited way when compared to what other smart-phones in the market can do in terms of multiple apps running at once. Another very tasty feature which would be fantastic to see would be upload/download support for files from Safari.

If true, then it would mean that files could be downloaded straight from your browser and stored in your phone much like on a computer, and use the files in other apps. These updates could be precursors to OS4.0 which could be released after the iPad is sent out to shops, and giving support for multitasking to the iPad more so than the iPhone. Indeed many of these features would be useful on the larger device which is aimed more at the average consumer who needs neither a laptop nor a smartphone.

Other features which have been rumoured include; address book integration to spell checker, expanded dictionaries for the phone, USB host support, expanded Bluetooth support, handwriting keyboard and potentially location sensitive ads in Maps.

In general these updates do seem long awaited, multitasking in particular, but when iPhones are still selling like hotcakes and have outdone even their biggest rivals, do Apple really need to add a camera in which no one would really use anyway? It seems like most of these updates are for the sake of the iPad, which could certainly do with them more given that the iPhone is an established name and is going no where, and the iPad is still to impress many people.

The iSlate revealed? Surely not!

This morning Tech Crunch released two pictures of the potential Apple iSlate, sent in to them by a friend of a friend who works in Apple.

These photos if real; are pretty impressive! The slate looks super thin, super sleek and as usual with Apple products; super sexy. Being photographed next to a MacBook really helps to enhance just how thin it really is. And it looks gorgeous!

That’s all of course, if this is true – and there has certainly been some debate on the matter, with users scrambling to check drop shadows, and lighting to see if there’s any errors.

The images probably are faked, but they’re very good, and come a day ahead of Apple’s announcement which has seen the companies share prices rise to new levels and a form of excitement not seen since the iPhone launch a few years ago.

All of this bundles neatly together with Apple’s latest financial announcements for the first quarter of the year. The giant posted revenues of $15.68 billion, and has reportedly sold 3.36 million Macs which is up a third on last year, 8.7 million iPhones which is double the previous quarter and 21 million iPods which is an eight percent decline on previous figures, but unsurprising given that people are probably just switching to the iPhone.

Apple seems to be on a winning streak at the moment, and lets hope that tomorrow doesn’t disappoint!

Looks real, doesn't it? The nice ten inch screen and slim design really make the iSlate a true portable like no other

Smaller than the keyboard! Perfect for mags, papers, doodles, googling, and media 🙂 Apple can do no wrong!