Toyota Gets Out Of Jail

Toyota Gets Out Of Jail

Apr 17, 2011

Late this week a story came to light talking of how Toyota had released a Scion screensaver for the iPhone. But not just any screensaver or iPhone. This was released through Cydia, for jailbroken iDevices. Which created an interesting set of circumstances, and left a lot of people waiting to see how long this would be permitted to continue. Which turned out...

Portable Computing’s 30th

Portable Computing’s 30th

Apr 3, 2011

Today, we’re all used to portable computing, what with laptops, notebooks, netbooks, smartphones, and tablets. However, it wasn’t always so, and it was just 30 years ago that Adam Osborne unleashed onto an unsuspecting public the Osborne 1, which was, essentially, a computer in a sewing machine case. With a floppy disk drive and CRT monitor, it was...

3-D Viewer for iPhone

3-D Viewer for iPhone

Apr 3, 2011

Available in Target stores in the US from today is Hasbro’s new 3D viewer for the iPhone and iPod, named My3D. Looking a little bit like the old Viewmaster 3D slide viewer, this viewer includes four different cradles into which you place your iDevice. You need to download one of the apps from the App Store, and then you can enjoy your world of iPhone 3D...

Google’s Doodles

Google’s Doodles

Mar 27, 2011

From time to time – when there’s some significant date or anniversary – Google change the banner logo on their website to something that pays respect to that item of significance. Earlier this last week it the 137th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s birthday, and they made a banner to commemorate this event. Google refers to these banners as...

iPad 2 On Sale In Australia

iPad 2 On Sale In Australia

Mar 27, 2011

Apple’s iPad 2 went on sale in Australia this week, with Apple outlets commencing shop floor sales of the device on Friday last, at 5 pm. As usual, there were people queueing outside Apple stores for days in advance, even though iPads could also be easily obtained at other retailers, commencing at the same time. Online sales commenced early on Friday...

Deaf Puppy To Learn Sign Language

Deaf Puppy To Learn Sign Language

Mar 27, 2011

An 8 weeks old springer spaniel was taken to a pound in Ireland after being abandoned by her owner because she was deaf. The staff at the centre where Alice was surrendered knew that she would be a difficult dog to place, due to the special training and attention such an animal would need. Not being able to hear commands is a serious impediment for most people...