I’ll admit it. I’m a gamer. However, you might be surprised to hear that the only game system I’ve ever owned was an Atari. It was my first experience with video games. I played Frogger, Pitfall and Asteroids until I beat them all. I was obsessed. Then as Nintendo game
Square, Inc's credit card reader for the iPhone and iPod touch has been getting lots of attention since their site was launched last year, and for good reason. It's still being beta-tested, but when it becomes publicly available, the reader has the potential to allow anyone to accept payment via credit card right from their iPhone. I can see it being used at farmer's markets, garage sales, small businesses; just about everywhere.
I've personally been able to play with the system and it's just as cool as it sounds; plug a little block into your headphone jack, load up the app, and you're ready to accept payment by card. Unfortunately the unit I played with was having some trouble, but Kevin Rose got together with the guys at Square to record a full demo of the unit. Check it out below!
Over on Norweigen web site sofaprat.no, interviewers Arnt Eriksen and Thomas Moen got Digg founder Kevin Rose to confirm that his company is developing an application for the iPhone. When Eriksen referred to having seen a sneak preview of the application, Rose was visibly surprised. "I cannot show that off yet. You're not even supposed to know about that... Nobody knows about that."
World of Apple reports that Kevin Rose leaked details about how copy and paste is to eventually be implemented during a live taping of the popular internet show Diggnation. According to Kevin, selecting text is done by double-tapping on a word, which brings up two quotation marks that can be adjusted to select the text you want. Once the text is selected, you can chose between copying, cutting, or pasting. (Video after the break.)
Digg co-founder and Apple rumor-monger Kevin Rose has recently released a video demonstrating Qik running on a "jailed" iPhone. The video shows some of the vast improvements Qik has made to their iPhone client over the past couple of weeks in terms of UI and core functionality. In addition to the application's improvements, Qik has also managed to get the beta version of their app out to testers without requiring them to jailbreak their iPhones. Below is Rose's video of the application in action:
Kevin Rose is at it again, this time with more details regarding the rumored release of iTunes 8. According to Rose's sources late last month, iTunes 8 will be "a true upgrade" implying that significant features will be added. He has since stated that one of the additions will be a new visualizer, which he describes as "...really trippy - there is one with planet like objects wrapping around each other w/stars/light streams". Today on his blog, Rose posts what looks like a summarized feature list from iTunes 8. The most significant is a new feature called "Genius" which is said to make playlists based on songs which go well together. The full text reads:
Digg co-founder and internet star Kevin Rose has a history of sharing rumors about the iPhone and other Apple devices, and now he's back with yet more alleged information about some product revisions and software releases from Apple. Kevin says that Apple will be refreshing their line of iPods in the not-too-distant future to include a redesigned Nano, cheaper iPod touch, iPod touch software 2.1, and the iTunes 8.0 update that will include new features, all in the next 2-3 weeks.
As some of you may know, Digg founder Kevin Rose has a history of spreading iPhone rumors, like when he said a couple of months ago that the next iPhone would have a front camera for video chatting, or when he "confirmed" back in March that Apple would release a 3G iPhone some time in June. Now he's back with more rumors, this time dealing with a slightly more specific launch time and a possible price variation.
Last Saturday Digg founder Kevin Rose spilled the beans on what he thinks the next iPhone will be. Earlier today, Kevin claimed to have received further confirmation that Apple will indeed be producing 3G iPhones in June. The additional confirmation comes from a separate source which Rose claims is a "high lvl [sic] VP at a big company that works w/Apple". No further mention of the previously mentioned "frontside camera" was made.
Here's an interesting little rumor: in the latest instillation of the hit podcast Diggnation, the podcast about the social news website Digg.com, founder Kevin Rose claimed to have heard rumors that the next revision of the iPhone would be 3G-capable and have a second camera on the front for video chatting.