PayPal Wants to be Your Digital Wallet
The Private Space Industry Goes For Launch
Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch its fourth flight to the ISS from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California while Orbital Science will be launching its maiden voyage to the ISS from the Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Virginia coast.
Voyager 1 Leaves Our Solar System
Microsoft Will Give You a $200 Gift Card for Your iPad
From now through October 27th, at “select Microsoft retail stores in US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada”, Microsoft will give you a $200 gift card for your iPad. Your iPad has to be a gently-worn 2nd-, 3rd- or 4th-generation model. In return, you will receive a Microsoft Store gift card. Microsoft is hoping that you will pick up a Surface tablet while you are there. Note that this is not available online; only in the brick and mortar stores.Before you trade your iPad for a 1st-generation Surface tablet, keep in mind that Microsoft will launch 2nd-generation Surface tablets on September 23rd.
Walmart Discounts iPhones, Both Old and New
In addition, the 16GB iPhone 5 can be had for $79, a $19 discount. The 8GB and 16GB iPhone 4S is priced at a measly 97 cents. Starting September 16th, the 8GB iPhone 4 will be priced at 10 cents and come with at $100 Walmart gift card.
Of course, a two-year contract is required in all cases.
Mountain Lion Gets an Update
Apple released an update to OS X Mountain Lion. The update, 10.8.5, addresses an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages. In addition, it improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Also resolved is an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically. Lastly, the update improves Xsan reliability. Xsan is Apple’s storage area network (SAN) or clustered file system for OS X.
Wall Street Not a Fan of the New iPhones
Not News But Funny
KitKat Parody Mocks Apple
If you’ve seen the Apple videos related to product launches, you will appreciate this.
The New iPhone Comes to Hollywood Boulevard
Jimmy Kimmel’s team took to Hollywood Boulevard trying to pass off the iPad mini as the new iPhone 5S. Some of the reactions are pretty funny.