What we Craved this week: iPads, iPhone OS 4

We promise that in two or three more weeks, we'll shut up about the iPad. Promise. But for now, it's the Apple of our eye.

Sure, the big dog of the week was the preview we got of what iPhone OS 4 will (and won't) do for our lovely iPhones, but let's not forget the smaller dogs.

With thousands and thousands of Apps available in Apple's App Store, an iPhone can quickly become inundated with pages and pages of icons. In OS 4, users will be able to organize groups of Apps into folders.
In iPhone OS 4, users will be able to organize groups of apps into folders, Apple CEO Steve Jobs explains during Thursday's preview of the operating system. James Martin/CNET

We also have the first impressions of the lovely iPad and, for the most part, we like it. And the apps. And the accessories. It's a win.

But it's not all Apple news. Research In Motion finally released an official Twitter client for BlackBerrys. It's an open beta test, and it seems pretty solid so far, though it could use a few more features.

On the green-tech front, we mentioned a new power strip concept from Fujitsu that keeps a log of your power usage on a PC so you can see what's using energy, even when you're not home.

Linux on the PS3 is hot again, as iPhone hacker GeoHot demoed a hacked PS3 running Linux. The latest PS3 firmware disallows this, but GeoHot's hack re-enables it. No word yet on when a userland hack will be available.

And did I mention that we've been playing with iPads this week?

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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