Skype now has 3G and Wi-Fi video calling for iOS

December 30th, 2010 at 9:22 AM  No Comments

Skype is now apparently now even more useful for annoying your friends and looking like a total idiot. (See video) I can’t tell you how many times TechVirtuoso’s own Franky Frank Owen has wanted to dance in his underwear on his bed for me while I was in the shower, but our iPhone to Android incompatibility prohibited our special moment. While Facetime over Wifi is Apple’s native and kosher way to do video calling on your iPhone (4 only), they’ve opened the flood gates to now allow video calling through Skype over AT&T’s super fast and stable 3G network.

Devices that lack cameras, such as the iPad and the older iPod Touch can still get in on the video fun, but only on the receiving end. But sometimes, isn’t its more fun to receive.

Get the update (version 3.0) in iTunes or on the App Store of your mobile device.

Apple posts DOS emulator to App Store, promptly pulls

October 26th, 2010 at 3:53 PM  2 Comments

For a brief moment in time today, Apple allowed an app called iDOS through their approvalĀ gauntletĀ and into the walled garden of the iTunes App Store. Problem is, the App Store doesn’t allow emulators. As such it was promptly removed. If you were lucky enough to grab it for just under a buck, you can now use your non-jailbroken iPhone to run DOS.

Why would you want to run a 30 year old text based operating system on your fancy new iPhone/iPad/iPod? Why not?

As it is, there have already been a few tweets across the Internet of people installing Windows inside their DOS box, and playing old school games.


Apple already planning to double the size of its North Carolina datacenter, adds second facility

October 25th, 2010 at 8:36 PM  3 Comments

Apple has been building a massive 500,000 square foot datacenter in Maden, North Carolina for the last year or so. Even though this datacenter is not even fully operational, Apple has already started work on another matching facility just behind the recently built one.