VisualHub Updated for iPhone

From Macworld

Techspansion announced the release of VisualHub 1.26, an update to its universal video conversion software for Mac OS X. It costs $23.32, and is a free update for registered users. New to this release of VisualHub is support for the iPhone.

VisualHub lets you convert from nearly every video format to iPod, PSP, DV, DVD, TiVo, AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG and Flash. It features a simple drag and click interface, supports Xgrid cluster computing for batch encoding, doesn’t require QuickTime Pro, can batch-process multiple files, features dynamic previews and more.

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Griffin Offers PowerJolt Charger for iPhone

From Macworld

Griffin Technology introduced its PowerJolt for iPhone, a car charger designed to work with the new iPhone. It costs $19.99. The PowerJolt lets you charge your iPhone’s battery using your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or accessory power socket. It enables you to work with the iPhone even while you’re using it.

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Apple Releases Audio Update 2007-001

From Macworld
Apple released an update for Mac OS X, resolving an issue users were reporting with audio on the Macs. Audio Update 2007-001 1.0 resolves the issue that was introduced on Intel-based Macs with the release of Mac OS X 10.4.10 on June 20. There was no further information available and a download link is not yet posted on Apple's Web site -- the update is available through Apple's software update mechanism built into Mac OS X.

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Radtech Intros ClearCal, Gelz for iPhone

From iLounge

Radtech has introduced two new accessories for iPhone, as well as a list of iPhone-compatible legacy products. ClearCal for iPhone is a optically-correct protective film that completely covers the device’s display screen. It uses a siliconized adhesive to attach to the phone’s surface, and can be removed, washed, and reapplied. It is available now, and sells for $10. Gelz for iPhone are low-tack silicone cases with a form-fitting design. Available now in six different colors, they are priced at $9 each.

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Apple Sells 500,000 iPhones?

From iLounge
Apple may have sold as many as 500,000 iPhones over the launch weekend, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster had projected sales of 200,000, an estimate that was beaten according to J.P. Morgan analyst Bill Shope, who estimated sales of 312,000 units. While Apple has yet to release any exact sales figures for the new device, the launch is already being viewed as a success by industry pundits. “This is a very successfully handled launch,” Munster said in an interview with Bloomberg. “The real sign of success would be what kind of legs this product has in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, we estimate a third of Apple’s sales will be from iPhone. This is a huge product.”

Spokespeople for AT&T have declined to confirm numbers, but have been enthusiastic about the launch. Mark Siegel, AT&T spokesperson, claimed “things have just gone extraordinarily well.” The cellular provider said that most of its 1,800 stores sold out of iPhone stock in 24 hours.

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Universal in Dispute with Apple over iTunes

From the New York Times
The Universal Music Group of Vivendi, the world’s biggest music corporation, last week notified Apple that it will not renew its annual contract to sell music through iTunes, according to executives briefed on the issue who asked for anonymity because negotiations between the companies are confidential. Instead, Universal said that it would market music to Apple at will, a move that could allow Universal to remove its songs from the iTunes service on short notice if the two sides do not agree on pricing or other terms in the future, these executives said.

Representatives for Universal and Apple declined to comment. The move, which comes after a standoff in negotiations, is likely to be regarded in the music industry as a boiling over of the long-simmering tensions between Mr. Jobs and the major record labels.

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The iPhone Launch

From Macworld
Want to experience the excitement of an Apple product launch, but couldn’t break away from your home or office for the iPhone’s debut? Not to wory—This Macworld Video podcast, brought to you with the help of Your Mac Life host Shawn King is the next best thing to being there.

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Lesa on ABC!

Lesa was interview by Good Morning America both before and after her iPhone purchase (but they only used part of the after). Click the link below to watch.

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iPhone Comparative Review

Welcome to our comparative review of the Apple iPhone; a feature-by-feature matchup against the LG Prada, Treo 750, Blackberry 8800, Helio Ocean, and Nokia N95.

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Can't Fox News get *Anything* Right?

Shawn King, from the unknown town of Newport, Conn., displays his devotion to Apple as he waits for the iPhone outside the Fifth Ave. store.

(Shawn's Comment: The Fox people were there all day. The town is *Westport* and I sure as hell wasn't "displaying my devotion to Apple"!)

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First Look: 5 Fast iPhone Impressions

From Macworld
An early adapter shares his first thoughts on a few iPhone features

(Shawn's Comment: My 1st article!)

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Fans turn out for 'rock star' iPhone

I'm going to run home and ring people just to say 'Guess what, I've got an iPhone, bye!'

(Shawn's Comment: Yes - I did say that. :) )

Are These iPhone Crates?


Shawn and J on the Brian and Mike Show

Brian is going in New York City this week hanging out at the Apple Store waiting for the new Apple iPhone and he'll be meeting up with Shawn and Lesa. In the meantime, check out the instant replay audio of us hanging out with Shawn and J at Macworld Expo 2006.

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From ScamBusters
Apple's iPhone is one of the most anticipated -- and hyped -- products ever. And with any huge product launch, the scammers come out in droves. So, if you want to make sure you don't get ripped off, you've come to the right place.

Here are our predictions for the top 7 iPhone scams.

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iPhone Premieres Friday Night at Apple Retail Stores

From Apple
This Friday, June 29, at 6:00 pm local time, the revolutionary iPhone goes on sale at the 164 Apple retail stores nationwide, all of which will stay open until midnight. Customers can purchase up to two iPhones on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Learning to Fake It: How I created the fake headlines used in David Pogue's iPhone video

On last night's show, I talked about how to create fake newspaper, magagzine, and web site headlines. The techniques are super easy and can be done in either Elements or the full-blown version of Photoshop. Hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Hope to see some YMLers in line down at the 5th Ave Apple Store later this evening!

Exclusive iPhone Scoop and Dish with Mac Expert Shawn King

From "Three Things You Should Know"
In show 25 we bring you an exclusive pre-release interview with Mac expert Shawn King, who got up close and personal with an iPhone last week. Shawn, host of the widely acclaimed Your Mac Life Show, tells you some surprising things, both good and bad, about the phone that has people lining up days early to purchase one.

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Archives for June 27th, 2007

Streamed Audio Only Archive - (Open QuickTime, type Command-U and type in the address)

Our guests on Wednesday's show were:

- David Pogue, New York Times Technology columnist

- Lesa King, Graphic Reporter

- Peter Cohen

You can subscribe to Your Mac Life on the iTunes Music Store - just click here!

Listener of the Week!

Dave Merten aka BMER - Founder/MUG Ambassador/President.

Dave has been an invaluable help to Your Mac Life in setting up our video feeds - without him, you woulddn't be seeing our smiling, happy faces during the show!

Because of Dave's help, we can now announce the Your Mac Life video page is up and live! Go to one of these links:

Live during the Your Mac Life show

Our videos from the 5th Ave Apple Store iPhone Launch

Head over to and give Dave a big thanks!

Apple Confirms iPhone VPN Support, Headset Charging Dock

From iLounge
Apple has posted a new iPhone Questions and Answers page, which confirms several iPhone security features, as well as displays a photo of a new variant of the iPhone Dock, which charges both the Apple Bluetooth Headset as well as the iPhone and will reportedly be included with the headset. The iPhone will allow users to protect their iPhone with a four digit password, which is then required whenever iPhone is turned on or wakes from sleep, as well as offer support for virtual private networking (VPN).

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FireWire Headed for Slow Decline

From Macworld
A new report from In-Stat says that IEEE 1394, known to Mac users as FireWire, is heading for a slow decline in the face of major challenges from other interfaces and a stagnating market share.

FireWire, long a staple of Macintosh computers, is a high-speed serial interface that's been used to connect digital camcorders, hard disk drives and other devices. Although the FireWire standard has seen evolution with IEEE 1394b, also known as FireWire 800, In-Stat analyst Brian O'Rourke said FireWire "suffers from being the second-choice technology in many market segments."

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Apple Debuts "Works with iPhone"

From iLounge
Two and a half years ago, Apple introduced “Made for iPod,” an iPod accessory licensing and testing program that provided manufacturers with iPod hardware specifications and an official Apple seal in exchange for a royalty on badged products. Today, Apple has announced a new iPhone-specific program called “Works with iPhone,” and stated that “[p]roducts that are engineered and certified to be compatible with the iPhone will carry the ‘Works with iPhone’ logo on their packaging.”

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Sly's Website of the Week - June 27, 2007

Don't worry if you can't make it to an Apple or AT&T Store to pick up an iPhone this Friday.....this week's website of the week offers an alternative:

Introducing, The jPhone!

(It only offers services 6 days a week though.)


Disclaimer: Before anyone writes and says they're offended, please don't. The submitter's own religious persuasion is also that which is featured in the video; it is most certainly only meant in fun. :-)