Apple Updates

Snow-Leopard Confirmed

Exchange support out of the box – push email / contacts / calendars, auto-discovery, global address book, remote wipe.

Movie just played showing enterprise development

Scott Forestell is going deep into firmware 2.0 for the iPhone

Super Monky Ball will be available in App Store for $9.99

Developers talking at WWDC are all stating current projects will be available at the announcement of App Store for the iPhone

What will happen when iPhone 2.o is released?

  • Girls will take off their tops to get you to take a pic so you will show them your iPhone 2.o.
  • Amazing hacks will be released for spying on your friends via the front facing camera.

(You will be watching the side of a friends/persons face.)

  • Gizmodo will find a way to use the iPhone 2.o for another way to turn off screens during a major tech convention.
  • A website will be launched for virtual video conferencing via Twitter but with your mug talking and no one can shut you up.
  • A new iVibe will be released to have a camera on it
  • Steve Jobs will have another accomplishment bronzed for his shrine
  • Airlines will kick another passenger off a plane durring flight this time even though the new iPhone will be in Airplane mode
  • Random lines will never stop existing at the Apple Cube in NY

A Very Smart Patent For Apple

Apple is one of the most innovative tech companies around, with their current patent there is no doubt that they are key at being environmentally friendly as well as technologically advanced.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a laptop that didn’t need to be plugged in to charge?  What about taking your portable device with you into un-industrialized places?  This has been sought after for many years now and it seems that a good company is in the right place at the right time.  I look forward a self sustaining portable device.

While we wait, and wait… and wait for manufactures to perfect long-lasting fuel cells, Apple and others are pursuing at least one other approach: solar augmentation. In a patent application dated April 24, 2008 and titled “Solar cells on portable devices” attributed to a number of Apple employees, Apple reveals possible plans to integrate solar cells into devices such as iPods and MacBooks. The application describes a scenario where, “Solar cells are typically stacked with other layers made of transparent or semi-transparent materials… Some of these layers may be used for display or input purposes, and some layers may be coated with various materials or they may be etched with product logos or other patterns.” In other words, Apple is looking to cover the entire device, including the transparent display, with a layer of solar cells — the latter approach already patented by Motorola. While the efficiency of solar cells and existing manufacturing techniques call into question the immediate viability of such an approach, it’s intriguing nonetheless as a means to offset any lost battery life on the move to say, 3G.

[Via MacRumors]