While most of the mystery of Apple’s North Carolina data super center comes from the fact that we’re still not really sure what Cupertino will be using it for, let’s not underestimate another contributing factor to the intrigue: the fact that Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center appears as a big, gaping hole in the Earth under Google Maps. But no longer!
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Digital Archaeology: Browse Websites from the Past at Internet Week NY
Content on the Internet changes daily, or more frequently than that, usually with scant concern for preservation or future studies. For a look back at the past Digital Archaeology, an upcoming exhibit during Internet Week NY June 6-13, will endeavor to bring some of the Internet’s earliest and/or most influential websites back to life.
Eric Schmidt Hints Apple Will Have NFC “Very Soon”
Google’s Eric Schmidt may have just pre-announced the iPhone with NFC.
iCloud: More Details Leaked
Apple’s iCloud music locker will not require users to laboriously upload all the music in their iTunes libraries, but will instead rely on “scan and match.”
Apple Scrambles To Ink Deals With Hollywood For iCloud Movie Streaming
When Steve Jobs unveils iCloud at next week’s WWDC, we know that all four major music labels will be onboard Apple’s streaming music service… but what about Hollywood?
Up until now, it looked as if iCloud would launch as a music-only affair without the proper deals inked with video content providers, but in a surprise development, it looks like Cupertino may be scrambling around Tinseltown trying to round up signatures after all.
iWork Comes To The iPhone And iPod Touch
After months of rumors, Apple just gave us a nice little pre-WWDC present: if you don’t mind a little bit of cramping, you can now use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Join Cult of Mac and Washington Post For Live Q&A About iCloud At 1PM ET
After months of whispers and rumors, Apple’s finally tipped its hand: iCloud is a real product, it’ll debut at next week’s WWDC, and through it, iTunes will be making its long-rumored leap into the cloud. But when all is said and done, what will iCloud actually be, and why should anyone care?
Today at 1PM ET/10AM PT, I’ll be hosting a live Q&A about iCloud and Apple’s cloud ambitions over at The Washington Post. The Q&A will last roughly an hour. I’d love it if some of CoM’s readers came by to ask questions and chat.
To follow the Q&A, all you need to do is click this link, or go to https://wapo.st/jqM0Bk. You can ask questions now. Otherwise, you can ask a question via Twitter by either sending a question to @postlive using the hashtag #wpchat.
I hope some of you guys will come by and chat about iCloud with me, lest I have to fill dead air with obscene limericks. See you then!
Update: And that’s all she wrote! Thanks for coming by and asking questions, guys. If you want to see the transcript, you can find it here
New Apple Store Will Get Direct Hookup To North Carolina Data Super Center
Where will you get the fastest streaming speeds once iCloud launches? Most likely at the new retail location Apple is opening up a stone’s throw from its North Carolina data super center.
iOS Users Ready for iCloud, Already Stream More Media than Android
Apple’s announcement that iCloud should appear June 6 couldn’t be better timed. Owners of iOS devices are heavy music and video users, streaming more media than Android or any mobile operating system… and with iCloud’s debut, it’s only going to get more lopsided.
Hack Turns iPad 3G Into a Fully Functional Phone!
There’s something fishy about this, but iPad 3G has supposedly been hacked to make phone calls and send SMS messages — just like a giant iPhone!
Check out the video of the supersized iPad/iPhone in action: