Tuesday CES and Macworld roundup: Beyond the iPhone
The mobile trend of this year's CES continued today as Steve Jobs' keynote at Macworld captured the spotlight with the announcement of yet another new mobile device--the iPhone. But there was other stuff going on, from new Google announcements to more news from the TV realm.
-- Crave). The hardware's the same, but the Motorola Q Pro has some software differences: virtual private network (VPN) support, a firewall, and data encryption, to name a few. As the name would imply, it's making the Q more friendly to the business crowd. (
-- Google releases SketchUp 6 at Macworld. With SketchUp, a 3D software modeling tool, users can create 3D models and then integrate them into Google Earth. The latest release includes some new tweaks, including new display settings and the ability to trace based on a photo. (CNET News.com)
-- Crave). The satellite TV provider is claiming that it will be offering 100 high-definition channels, from MTV to the Food Network. That's way more than the competition's providing. (
-- Crave). Crave's John Falcone deconstructs 's new device, which lets you bring Internet video content to your TV. (
-- Crave). Google Maps, Search, and Gmail are pre-loaded on several new Samsung phones. This isn't totally new, since Samsung made the , which uses Google Maps for its GPS functions. (