Tech Today: iTunes Match won't allow music streaming
With big news from Apple and the continued rise of the HP TouchPad, here's the tech news that broke after you logged-off.
iTunes Match won't stream to your device
The new Apple cloud music locker service iTunes Match won't stream music to your device in the same way that Spotify does, it will still require users to have music files stored locally. One of the presumed attractions for the forthcoming iTunes Match service was the ability to have your iTunes library available to you without filling up your drive. Apparently that won't be the case.
HP TouchPad might not be dead yet
Following the fire sale, which saw the discontinued HP TouchPad tablet sold for as little as £89 and become one of the most sought after pieces of tech in the world, the company has hinted that it may consider resurrecting its interest in the tablet market. HP's Personal Systems boss says that tablets remain relevant.
More TouchPads on the way in Q4
If you weren't able to pick up a HP TouchPad for under £100 then feat not, HP has decided to make use of its leftover components and build a few more that will also be available at the same bargain price. Keep your eyes peeled, because when they arrive they'll go fast.
The 3G MacBook Pro prototype heads back to Cupertino
After garnering bids of 70,000 on eBay, before Apple put the kibosh on the deal, the 3G MacBook Pro prototype is on the way back to Apple headquarters. The buyer had initially picked up the prototype on eBay-alike Craigslist before a surprise discovery that the laptop boated 3G tech.
Woman scammed into buying wooden iPad
A twenty-two year old woman thought she'd scored the bargain of a lifetime when she bought an iPad for $180. However, when she got the device home she discovered it was made out of wood. Perhaps she should have guessed something was awry when she was approached in a McDonalds car park by two dudes claiming to have bought in bulk and passing savings onto customers.