This is the SuperTooth Disco 2. It’s the sequel to one of my favorite Bluetooth speakers ever, the SuperTooth, only smaller, a little quieter, and a lot more stereo-er. It also has a quirky little flower-vase style which will probably grow on you, especially if you have small tables. Like any other Bluetooth Related StoriesStackable Batteries Can Even Charge The New iPadSTM Scout Tablet Bag: Tough as the Outback, More Pouches Than a Troop of Kangaroos [Review]IconToggles Tweak Brings 16 Different Actions To Your Home Screen [Jailbreak]Camalapse, The Clockwork Timelapse Timer For You iPhoneShoot Incredible Photos On Your iPhone Or iPad Using DIY Filters [iOS Photography Guide]
Every time you drop by your local Apple Store it’s probably crazy busy. Even when they haven’t launched a new product in months, the floors are always packed with people. Apple just opened its 374th and 375th retail stores this weekend in Canada. While he was up in Canada, Jim Dalyrmple talked to Apple about Related StoriesHere’s How To Sell Your Used iPhone Right Now But Keep It Till The iPhone 5 Is ReleasedWhy Apple’s iMessage Isn’t A Home Run For BusinessesShow Us What’s In Your Gadget Bag & Win One Of Three Killer Bags From Waterfield Designs [Contest]iPhone 5 Parts Assembled To Show Smaller Dock, Repositioned Headphone Jack [Rumor]Ecoute, The Minimalist Music Player For Mac, Makes Its Way To The iPhone
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Out of respect to Judge Lucy Koh’s request last week that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung try to make peace before their trial goes to a jury, Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Kwon Oh Hyun will have a last-chance phone call today, according to Bloomberg. The results of that phone call are to be reported to Judge Koh later today. Koh said last week that she was “pathologically optimistic” that Samsung and Apple could find a way to come to an agreement over the two-way patent infringement lawsuit before it goes to the jury.
PaintCode (US$99.99) is a vector drawing app that generates Quartz and Core Graphics Objective-C (and C#/MonoTouch) drawing code. First released this March, the app was inspired by Apple’s introduction of the Retina iPad. It allows developers to create resolution-independent art that adapts to the physical and geometric differences between devices. It’s somewhat similar to Opacity (which I’m told it is no longer under active development), but with tools that specifically target Apple’s latest technology. For example, PaintCode includes a Retina preview button that lets you visualize how the art will look on higher-density displays.
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Hauppage has released the second version of its “Gaming Edition” Personal Video Recorder, which allows you to record streams of video from a television, gaming console or PC directly on to your Mac. We took a close look at the last version of this device, and it worked well, but completely without the benefit of HDMI. This new version, however, includes an HDMI port, which means you can record video on it at up to 1080p resolution.
Late last week, jalibreak hacker pod2g disclosed an issue with the way Apple’s iOS handles optional headers in SMS messages, a vulnerability that could allow users to be targeted by SMS spoofing that makes messages appear to originate from people other than the actual senders. While SMS spoofing is certainly not new and can be performed through various services, this specific issue in the handling of reply-to addresses could be addressed fairly easily by Apple. Engadget reported over the weekend that it had obtained a statement from Apple on the issue, with Apple simply touting its iMessage service as a more secure alternative to SMS.Apple takes security very seriously. When using iMessage instead of SMS, addresses are verified which protects against these kinds of spoofing attacks
With Apple opening a pair of new Canadian retail stores this past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Coquitlam, British Columbia, The Loop shares some fresh data on the company’s retail chain performance. Following the two grand openings this weekend, Apple now has 375 stores worldwide, and Apple notes that those stores have seen nearly 300 million visitors so far this year, or roughly 3500 visitors per store per day. Those numbers obviously vary significantly from store-to-store and day-to-day, but the company clearly continues to attract both new and existing customers to test drive Apple’s products, make purchases, and seek support.While meeting with Apple, I was able to get a few details about how the retail operation is going overall.