Author Archives: Killian Bell

New MacBook Pros to Launch on March 11th, Show Up in Best Buy Inventory

Posted on 07 Feb 2011 by Killian Bell

Recent reports regarding extremely low stock levels for Apple’s current line of MacBook Pros have led to speculation that a product refresh is coming in the not too distant future. Further evidence to support these claims has emerged from 9to5 Mac today, after they received screenshots from the Best Buy …

Verizon to Throttle Data Speeds for Heavy Users & Optimize Content

Posted on 03 Feb 2011 by Killian Bell

It seems Verizon Wireless is preparing its network for the launch of the iPhone 4 on February 10th, as the company puts plans in place to limit data hogs who regularly consume “an extraordinary amount of data.” The carrier aims to ensure that performance for other customers isn’t affected by …

AT&T Increases Data Allowance on Tethering Plans By 2GB

Posted on 02 Feb 2011 by Killian Bell

AT&T has announced in a press release today that the upcoming release of its new ‘Mobile Hotspot Application’, which allows users to share a handset’s 3G data connection, will see data allowance for smartphones increase from 2GB to 4GB per month at no extra charge. The service is set to …

Future iPods Could Boast 220GB of Capacity Thanks to New Toshiba Drive

Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

Toshiba introduced a new 1.8-inch hard drive this week, boasting a whopping 220GB capacity, and capable of holding up to 55,000 songs, 34,000 photos, or 275 hours of video. The announcement of this drive has sparked new rumors suggesting Apple’s next-generation iPod classic could be available in capacity of up …

Apple To Make Gloves for Use With iDevice Touch Screens?

Posted on 26 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

If you’ve been outside at all this winter, you’ll know that trying to type a message or email on your iPhone in the freezing cold can lead to some pretty numb fingers, because, of course, we need to take our gloves off in order to use the iPhone’s touch screen. …

Microsoft Offers 30-Day Trial of Office for Mac 2011

Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

If you haven’t already given Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 a go, I highly recommend it. Despite the disappointing 2004 and 2008 releases, Microsoft have really stepped up their game, and their latest Office for Mac is a huge improvement. To help you discover all that’s wonderful in Office 2011, …

iPad 2 May Only Have 1 Megapixel Camera

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

After weeks of speculation and rumors surrounding the iPad 2, many users are hopeful that the new device will feature front- and rear-facing cameras, however, some may be disappointed to find that the device’s rear camera may only be 1 megapixel. 9to5 Mac have been digging around in the latest …

White iPhone 4 Coming February 27th?

Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

Two reports have recently emerged that suggest the notorious white iPhone 4 could soon be on its way. One comes from MacRumors, who have been handed a screenshot (above) claimed to be from the Best Buy store inventory, which lists both the 16 and 32 GB models of the iPhone …

Next iPod Touch to Compete With Nintendo 3DS and Offer 3D Viewing Without the Glasses?

Posted on 17 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

Japanese Mac blog Macotakara has suggested in a report today that Apple’s next iPod Touch device could feature the same glasses-free 3D display that will be introduced later this year in the Nintendo 3DS. Macotakara points at the multiple patents the Cupertino company has recently filed for 3D technologies to …

Download 10 Billionth iOS App and You Could Win a $10,000 iTunes Voucher, Or Just Fill Out Entry Form

Posted on 14 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

Apple’s iOS App Store is just about to hit 10 billion downloads, and the person who downloads that 10 billionth app could land themselves a $10,000 iTunes gift card as a little “thank you” from Apple. As I write this post, there are just over 200 million apps left to …

Does Spotify’s New Partnership with Shazam Mean Service is Finally Coming to U.S.?

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 by Killian Bell

A new partnership between Shazam and Spotify has seen the music discovery service integrate a new function into its latest app update called “Play in Spotify,” which allows users to listen to full songs within the Spotify app on their devices. The new feature is available now to both iOS …