Here at the Jace Hall Show we know how passionate gamers can be about the things they love, especially when it comes to epic minecraft tributes. In the midst of the passing of one of the computer industry’s greatest pioneers, the outpouring of remembrance from gamers has been just as heartwarming as the tributes from the core Apple community.
Using what they know best, several dedicated Minecraft players have created some pretty stunning tributes to Steve Jobs. The most emotional (below) of the dedications (courtesy of KickAssTechnology) doesn’t actually show the group putting it together, but definitely hits the mark ending with Jobs’ famous quote, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”. Keep Reading
We’ve known about Facebook’s iPad app for quite some time, but today the company has made it official and launched an updated app that supports both iPhone and iPad in one unified design. Along with support for the tablet, they’ve also given the UI a refresh and added a couple features.
You can now access games & apps from within the app, and improved navigation allows you to “send a message or see your notifications from any screen” and swipe to browse while maintaining your current position in your News Feed. The left hand slide out menu stores your bookmarks (groups, pages, apps), a more comprehensive search, and they’ve apparently added a few security updates. Unfortunately, as of yet, there doesn’t appear to be support for any of the new Facebook features such as the new Timeline view. Keep Reading
The disappointment over the lack of an iPhone 5 and the presence of just an incremental iPhone 4S upgrade isn’t stopping consumers from pre-ordering the device. Apple announced today that the iPhone 4S has set a new record for day one orders with over one million in just the first 24 hours. This compares to the previous record of 600,000 units set by the iPhone 4.
Not only does it hold the record among iPhone launches, it’s the highest pre-order number for any product the company has ever shipped.
With the passing of legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, analysts and long-time Apple enthusiasts alike are trying to predict what this means for the future of the company. More importantly, how will his absence impact the current product roadmap.
According to a report from Daily Mail, “Apple sources” have confirmed Jobs’ work over the past year will greatly contribute to products currently in the pipeline for at least the next four years. This isn’t surprising given companies Keep Reading
It’s been almost a week since Apple unveiled the voice-controlled Siri personal assistant feature as an exclusive to the new iPhone 4S, and we already have a video mocking it. Why bother? Out of excitement for the iPhone 4S and Portal 2 DLC, of course.
The video below made by Jeff Heimbuch shows the latest Apple ad overdubbed with a voiceover sounding a lot like GLaDOS from Portal. The voice isn’t perfect, as it was made using a number of computer programs and not 100% accurate to the original, but it sounds close enough to complete the effect. Keep Reading
Being an admirer of Ke$ha’s attitude and style, I’ll admit that her hit single “Tic Tok” is so many shades of auto-tuned awfulness. But still, it’s good to see someone doing something truly useful with it for once.
Leave it to Dr. Who fans to utilize their respective copies of Premiere and iMovie to turn it into their own ironic, nerdier tribute to the good doctor. Even the voice-over is better than anything I’ve heard in awhile.
Despite being chock full of spoilers for the upcoming 6th season Keep Reading
The video below might very well be your first look of Samsung’s yet to be unveiled Nexus Prime (Galaxy Prime?) pure Google smartphone. The Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone would be one of the first to debut with the latest version of Android and was expected to be unveiled by Sammy and Goog at Mobile Unpacked on October 12th.
Unfortunately, that event, as of today, has now been postponed. The statement given by Samsung originally didn’t give a particular reason for the delay, but they’ve updated it to confirm speculation that it was out of respect for Steve Jobs: Keep Reading
Most of the world is aware of Steve Jobs’ professional life; his co-founding of Apple computers in a garage in 1976 through the first Macintosh introduction and finally the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. However, while most see Steve Jobs as the product visionary behind iDevices, the man’s impact on the technology industry and world as a whole reaches far beyond his days at Apple.
A lot less people know about the type of person Steve was. I never knew Steve personally, although years of religiously covering Apple has lead me to great stories of compassion and dedication that give insight into just how hardworking and unrelenting Jobs was in the pursuit of perfection. Keep Reading
With a southern twang, a personal monkey, and 45 million fans, Ty Moss has YouTube written all over him. He’s the tech expert whose YouTube channel, TysiPhoneHelp has accrued over 160,000 subscribers in roughly 3 years. Now he’s taking his expertise to Revision 3, the home of “the best TV shows on the internet.”
According to Rev3 the show will be called Ty’s iHelp and air every Thursday.
“Ty Moss covers the world of Apple products, providing up-to-date news, explanatory how-to’s, concise reviews, and even jailbreaking tips. Tune in to Ty’s iHelp weekly!” Keep Reading
Interested in trading in that boring old iPhone 4 and grabbing a shiny new iPhone 4S? Apple is offering up to $200 for your iPhone 4, depending on the condition it’s in, of course.
The good news is if your iPhone manages to grab the maximum $200, you will be able to pick up a 16GB iPhone 4S absolutely free (on a two year contract). If you’re interested, you can swing by the Apple Recycling Program site to to see if you qualify. Of course you will be getting the money in Apple Gift Card form, so don’t expect to spend the money on an Android. Keep Reading
While the iPhone 4S unveiling was arguably the star of the show, Apple also announced a slightly refreshed iPod touch and iPod nano lineup.
The new iPod nano has the same physical design as the previous generation. The big update here is an improved UI which allows you to swipe through large icons one at a time rather than the previous grid UI. There have also been some improvements made to Nike+ integration and a series of 16 watch faces you can check out half way down the newly posted features page.
The good news is even last year’s 2010 iPod nano will receive a firmware update that will enable the majority of the new UI features. Keep Reading
Just in case you are wondering how Siri integration will work on the new iPhone 4S, below we’ll walk you through what you can expect from Apple’s new voice-controlled personal assistant. As you can see from the video below, the feature allows you to control tasks on your phone such as scheduling calendar items, reading and sending emails, sending texts, searching the web, and presumably anything that could be controlled using a voice command.
You can activate the feature by simply holding the home button briefly, much the same as the iPhone 4′s current Voice Control feature Keep Reading
Epic Games took the stage with Apple execs today at the iPhone 4S unveiling to show off some of the device’s upgraded graphics and processing power with their latest game, Infinity Blade 2.
“Infinity Blade allowed us to demonstrate the true potential of triple-A handheld gaming by delivering mind-blowing graphics and awesome gameplay to millions of mobile users,” said Donald Mustard, creative director at ChAIR Entertainment.
Apple execs just finished up unveiling the new iPhone, which we now know is branded as the iPhone 4S, and not the iPhone 5. You can probably tell from the image above that design of the device is pretty much the same as the currently shipping iPhone 4. What’s different about the iPhone 4s? It all starts with the hardware inside the device.
CPU and Graphics:
Much like the iPhone 3GS was an incremental update to the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S adds a ton of speed and processor powering over the previous generation. This is thanks Keep Reading
Growl, best known as an OS X notification system compatible with a ton of apps and aiming to be a sort of customizable, system-wide notification system in many ways, has just received a huge update. Version 1.3 not only includes a ton of new features, it’s also the first time Growl will be available exclusively in the Mac App Store.
What can you expect from the new version? The developers have completely rewritten Growl and, for starters, created a entirely redesigned UI that lets you access everything from a menubar icon. A new preference pane also lets you easily search through your full notifications history, tweak your preferences, and apply themes. Keep Reading
We’ve been hearing more and more lately about Google’s intention to land Hollywood and TV quality content on YouTube. Today we get a little bit more insight into their plans with WSJ reporting GOOG is in negotiations with media companies and celebrity personalities to hand out more than $100 million to fund the production of original content.
Slated to make an appearance in early 2012, the content will reportedly debut on “dozens of free channels with professional-grade shows”. While this step into producing original content might come as a surprise to some, the way Google intends on recouping their investment will not:
The typically reliable Robert Scoble took to Google+ earlier today to share with us that his sources have confirmed Steve Jobs will most likely not be making an appearance at tomorrow’s iPhone unveiling due to health reasons. He has also today shed some light on a new iPad app that Apple has been working on that “looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish“.
“I’m hearing that Apple is working on a new iPad app that looks a lot like DirecTV without the dish, too. Again, that app will have Steve Jobs’ Keep Reading
It’s no secret that nice weather usually puts us in a better mood, especially those of us that live in cold, dreary, or just “boring places” when it comes to the weather.
But could climate and weather patterns shape soicetal crises and determine if a certain species succeeds or dies off? Scientists at the Museum of American Natural History are exploring just that, and their conclusions may surprise you. Keep Reading
Despite the fact that the United States economy is in the toilet, environmental geeks and car enthusiasts alike flocked over the weekend to see what it’d be like to fit 7 buddies into a $50,000 sports car that goes 0-60 in less than five seconds.
This past weekend, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (a regal name if there ever was one) premiered the Model S , the latest in a long line of bad motherf*cking cars that can seat several branches of your family tree, and proving once again the auto industry is capable of producing an environmentally game-changing, if uber-expensive automobile. Keep Reading
Make of it what you will, but Vodafone Germany has prematurely added ordering options to their website related to the iPhone 4S and an 8GB iPhone 4.
Of course there is no way of knowing whether or not these just are placeholders in preparation for tomorrow’s unveiling. Interestingly, Vodafone lists the iPhone 4S in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants, confirming previous reports. The site also lists all three models in both black and white.