Day: August 15, 2014

Apple debuts iTunes cards at Glastonbury Festival

Apple debuts iTunes cards at Glastonbury Festival As expected, Apple introduced iTunes Custom Cards to Europe at Glastonbury Festival last week. Huge iPod posters were clearly evident at strategic locations across the site; while Apple had also placed ads within the festival programme, the daily festival magazine and was running a series of daily iPod giveaway competitions, too. The company describes its iTunes Custom Cards as: “An exciting new promotional tool for record labels, artist managers and promoters to distribute music to fans.” The front of the card features a special custom design, while the back contains a unique...

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A New Fighter Is Approaching: Rise Kujikawa Confirmed for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax | Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold

A New Fighter Is Approaching: Rise Kujikawa Confirmed for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax | Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Rise Kujikawa steps into the ring in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. It seems a new fighter is coming to the ring in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: Rise Kujikawa. First introduced in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 as a teen idol, Rise always took back seat and narrated the action on the field, supporting the party by buffing and healing  at regular intervals. She also took the job of commentator in the original Persona 4 Arena. This will be the...

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Thunderbolt: Beyond USB and eSATA

Thunderbolt: Beyond USB and eSATA When I started in computing, we had two main peripheral interface choices: RS-232 serial and Centronics parallel ports. Neither was fast. RS-232, which was the more generally useful of the pair, topped out in early days at 20 kilobits per second (kbps). That was then. This is now. Today, USB 3.0 can hit 625 MegaBytes per second (MBps) and eSATA can handle up to 300 MBps. Intel’s creation and Apple’s newest darling interface technology, Thunderbolt can blast data along at 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps). That’s great news! If, that is, you have a...

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Apple store US goes offline

Apple store US goes offline Apple’s US online store has gone offline. Despite this, Apple’s UK store remains available. Outages on Apple’s online store customarily prelude the launch of new products from the company, which frequently makes such announcements on Tuesday. UPDATE: Apple’s US store has returned, though no obvious changes are flagged on the...

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