Creepy Guy Destroys iPad, Delivers It To Steve Jobs

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SayHiToSpace.com

I don’t know what’s going on with mysterious website SayHiToSpace.com. Sure, there’s a countdown in there and even links to email and Twitter, but it’s their Youtube channel that creeps me out. Basically, the first video from SayHiToSpace went viral as it featured a creepy guy finding out that the iPad lacked a camera, then destroying it making a hole in the middle of the device with a water jet. Here’s the first video: A follow-up to that has been posted on Youtube, featuring the same guy — who actually sent the broken unit to Steve Jobs at Infinite Loop. To prove it, the DHL tracking number of the shipment was posted online. As you can see on Youtube, the video description says the “iTablet” will be sold on eBay starting December 9th. I guess the piece that has been removed will be sold on eBay, meaning that the lucky winner will share a piece of the same iPad with Steve Jobs. Awesome? Creepy? Check out the video yourselves. [via: macstories]

Apple 3D patent details glasses-free display projection

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Apple has patented a 3D display system that requires neither special glasses or parallax screens, and which will supposedly enable “inexpensive auto-stereoscopic 3D displays that allow the observer complete and unencumbered freedom of movement.” The system would instead use a combination of eye-tracking and a special, reflective display that would monitor the position of the user and bounce the image from a projector so as to split 3D content for the left and right eye.

Apple 3D Patent Display

Apple describes the special display involved as “a projection screen having a predetermined angularly-responsive reflective surface function,” which basically means that the angle of light reflection from different points on the screen would be predicable enough for a computer to bounce light with individual eye accuracy. It’s unclear whether Apple’s system would be able to support more than one simultaneous viewer, or indeed what computational requirements such a setup might demand. The application was filed back in 2006, and of course there’s no guarantee that Apple ever intends to produce 3D-capable hardware using the technology it covers. [via CNET]

All Apple iOS 4.2 Direct Download Repository

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device current version date found
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 4.2.1 (8C150) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPad (iPad1,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone (iPhone1,1) 3.1.3 (7E18) 04/08/2010 21:05:48
iPhone3G (iPhone1,2) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1) 4.2 (8C148a) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(2G) (iPod2,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1) 4.2 (8C148) 11/22/2010 13:08:57
last updated: 11/22/2010 13:20:02 EDT

iWork ’11 to Launch Alongside Mac App Store?

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iWork

The next major revamp of Apple’s iWork productivity suite is finished and ready to go, but the company may hold back the release until it gets around to launching the Mac App Store early next year, AppleInsider has been told. People familiar with the matter say development of iWork ’11 wrapped up this fall and the software was initially slated for an introduction alongside iLife ’11 last month, but was held back at the last minute for undisclosed reasons. Apple’s revised plans currently call for the company to launch the new productivity suite alongside the forthcoming Mac App Store, these same people say. The applications included in the bundle — Pages, Numbers and Keynote — will be available for purchase individually when the Mac App Store debuts. Those familiar with the matter said it remains undecided whether Apple will also release a retail box version of the iWork suite, as it has been sold previously. Alternatively, it could become the first piece of major Mac software from the Cupertino-based company to be available exclusively online. Last month, visual cues presented during Apple’s “Back to the Mac” media event suggested that it would sell the iWork and iLife suite applications individually on the Mac App Store. Images of the forthcoming software download destination included the ability to purchase iWork apps for $19.99 each, while iLife applications were shown at $14.99. While Apple highlighted updates to GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto at the event, no mentions of iWork were made. The same event saw the announcement of the Mac App Store, which is scheduled to launch before the end of January 2011. Like the App Store on iOS devices, it will allow users to download and install software with just one click. Developers will take a 70 percent cut of sales, while Apple will retain 30 percent. Apple began the sale of mobile versions of the iWork suite applications individually earlier this year, when Pages, Keynote and Numbers debuted on the iPad. Priced at $9.99 each, the multi-touch versions of iWork have consistently been among the top grossing options on the iPad App Store. Though Apple has not yet announced a firm launch date for the Mac App Store, it has already begun accepting submissions for the digital service. Like with the existing App Store for the iPhone and iPad, software will be hosted and licensed by Apple. The current version, iWork ’09, was released in January of 2009 and sells for $79 as a standalone product, or $49 with the purchase of any Mac. It was introduced alongside iWork.com, Apple’s online document sharing service. [via: Appleinsider]

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