Rumor roundup: iPad to ship March 43rd, HDMI coming to some Macs, Netflix coming to iPad/iPhone

I don’t normally comment on rumors, but I really can’t find anything else to wrtie about at the moment, so here’s my 2¢ on a couple of the latest rumors swirling around the interwebs. iPad to ship March 43rd Yes, the rumor mill is now predicting Apple will perhaps miss its March shipping deadline by a couple weeks. Apple has had more than a couple delays in shipping... Read More

Some things are just so stupid that they’re awesome…

… and some things are just stupid. I am somewhat on the fence here about the Retro TV Dinner Turkey Corn and Mash Potatoes Gadget Case for the iPhone/iTouch. Sure, it seems like a good idea for a joke gift, but at $20 it rivals the cost of many “real” iPhone cases that a person might actually use. Now, if it looked like bacon, that would be different. But as... Read More

Reasonable-looking Apple tablet pics surface

As usual, pics of Apple’s top secret device have surfaced exactly 4 hours before the official unveiling. An Engadget tipster has sent out what appear to be pretty convincing shots of an Apple Tablet-like device, bolted to a table (presumably to prevent this sneaky shutterbug from stealing it outright). Note the front-facing camera, and “no carrier” label at... Read More

Repair site already offering to repair your 4G iPhone

While conventional wisdom tells us we’re still 5 months away from the next iPhone, that hasn’t stopped iPhone repair site Mission:Repair from announcing it is ready to fix your broken 4G iPhone. “4G iPhone Repair and Upgrades! Are you looking for a 4G iPhone repair service? You’ve come to the right place. “ Apparently Mission:Repair is hoping there’re... Read More

iSlate to run 10.7 “Clouded Leopard” OS? OF COURSE! It all makes sense now!!

OK, as with all unconfirmed (and likely 99% 110% fake) iSlate rumors, take this with a grain of whatever condiment you’d like, but faithful Macenstein reader imalk noticed this picture show up on Gizmodo for all of 20 seconds before being pulled. Now, we assume Giz pulled it because they feel it is so fake it isn’t even worth trying to get hits off of, but we’re... Read More

Prepare to freak out! iPhone developers are using apps to pass your phone number to telemarketers

Our good friends over at the French Mac site Mac4Ever have alerted us to a somewhat alarming development. Apparently a few days after purchasing the Swiss app MogoRoad, a free radar tracking application, users are reporting receiving telephone calls asking them if they’d like to purchase the FULL version of the application. When asked how the caller had obtained their number,... Read More

God, I wish I cared about this event…

Faithful Macenstein reader The Boston Spangler writes: Hi Doc, A friend of mine works at EMI music, and he just posted this pic up on facebook… Thought it might help fuel the Apple/ Beatles debate until we hear a real announcement today… So, whaddya think? Thanks! The Boston Spangler  Read More

Macenstein’s “Mac Chick of the Month” (September 2009): Yael Markovich


Welcome to Macenstein‘s “Mac Chick of the Month”. Each month we feature a different die-hard, Mac-loving girl who is (almost) as well designed as the Apple products they love. This month we present you with the lovely Yael Markovich, an Israeli model who just happens to be a die-hard Mac Chick! Photos by John Graf Read More  Read More

Snow Leopard to hit next Friday (August 28th) – support training has begun

According to reliable West Coast sources, support training for Snow Leopard has begun, signaling an imminent release of the next major release of OS X. Sources claim a date of Friday, August 28th is extremely likely. Below are screenshots from the current Apple Support Snow Leopard training course for those of you are who are so into Apple minutia that you’d care about such... Read More

Confirmed? TomTom’s iPhone GPS Car mount will work with iPod touch, as well as 3rd party navigation apps

Our good friends over at Mac4ever had a sit down with Yann Lafargue, who handles PR for TomTom, and were able to confirm a couple pretty interesting things about TomTom’s forthcoming GPS car kit. It has been known for some time that the car kit was more than a simple mount and charger – it also includes a built in GPS unit designed to replace the iPhone’s somewhat... Read More


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