Stories by Peter Cohen

Big Bang Sudoku comes to iPhone and iPod Touch

Freeverse Software has announced the release of <a href="http://www.freeverse.com/iphone">Big Bang Sudoku</a> for the iPhone and iPod touch. Big Bang Sudoku is playable through the Safari Web browser on those devices.

Apple in spat with NBC over shows on iTunes

Apple will stop selling NBC Universal television shows through the iTunes Store. Apple said it's doing so because NBC wanted Apple to &quot;pay more than double the wholesale price&quot; for each NBC TV episode, which would have upped user costs to US$4.99 per episode, up from $1.99 presently.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 missing on the Mac

Electronic Arts (EA) has released Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08, a new version of the popular golf game for multiple platforms. While a Mac version is anticipated, it's not arriving simultaneously with other platform releases as first promised.

Logitech offers new USB headsets

Logitech on Tuesday announced its <a href="http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/internet_headsets_phones/devices/3622&cl=us,en">ClearChat Pro USB</a> and <a href="http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/internet_headsets_phones/devices/3621&cl=us,en">ClearChat Comfort USB</a>, two new USB-equipped stereo headsets with microphones. They cost US$49.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Logitech unveils iPod speakers

Logitech on Thursday introduced the Pure-Fi Anywhere Compact Speakers for iPod and the Pure-Fi Dream Premium Bedroom Music System for iPod. The Anywhere speakers are coming in September for US$149.99; the Dream is coming in November for $249.99 (the Web site lists it at $299.99).

Epson unveils inkjet all-in-ones

Epson America on Wednesday introduced three new "all-in-one" devices that offer printing, scanning and other features. The Stylus CX7400, CX8400 and CX9400Fax are priced between US$70 and $150.

ITunes adds John Lennon catalogue

Paul McCartney made the jump to iTunes, and now John Lennon's solo catalogue has followed suit. Three members of The Beatles now have their solo music catalogues on the United States iTunes Store, even if The Beatles themselves are still missing. (Ringo Starr's been on there for a while now.)

Apple update exposes features of aluminum keyboard

Apple's sleek <a href="http://www.apple.com/keyboard/">new aluminum keyboard</a> comes standard with the new iMac and is also available for purchase separately, for existing Macs. But if you haven't installed Apple's <a href="http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/keyboardsoftwareupdate11.html">Keyboard Software Update 1.1</a>, you're probably not getting full functionality out of the device.

Apple unwraps new iMac

Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, yesterday to present to a select group of journalists and other VIPs. &quot;Today's focus is on the iMac,&quot; he told the assembled throng.

Canon's US$300 duplex network laser printer

Canon US has introduced its imageclass MF4270, a Mac and PC-compatible monochrome laser multifunction printer with a suggested retail price of US$299. It will begin shipping to retailers in September, according to the company.

iTunes Store tops 3 billion songs

Apple announced Tuesday that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store. The store has a catalog of over 5 million songs, 550 television shows and 550 movies.

iPod Access utility now supports iPhone

Findley Designs has updated its <a href="http://www.findleydesigns.com/ipodaccess/index.html">iPod Access</a> utility to version 4.1. The new update is free for registered 4.0 users, and costs US$19.99 for new users.

Nintendo rolls out new Wii stuff

At its press conference at this week's E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, worldwide president Satoru Iwata and senior marketing director Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to show off new games and gadgets for the company's enormously successful Wii game console.