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Apple to Announce New Products on Sept. 1st @ Yerba Buena Center

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, turtleneck fan Steve Jobs and the Apple gang are getting ready for a big reveal on Wednesday, September 1st at Yerba Buena Center, and speculations are flying.

Apple's Newest "Creation" to Premiere at YBCA

The latest masterpiece to open at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on January 27th isn't a painting, a sculpture, or even, arguably, "art" at all. It's the newest product from the folks at Apple, which is sure to make techies squeal like children about to enter Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. (The invitation, left, shares Mr. Wonka's enthusiasm for psychedelic colors.) As is typical with Apple, the "creation" hasn't been specified, though the Internet rumor mill predicts it will be the company's first tablet PC-- if it comes with a stylus pen for drawing enthusiasts, that should explain the choice of an art museum as a venue. Either way, since Apple has bowed out of its typical introductory venue, the Moscone Center's annual Macworld Expo, this should be a big one.

Win a $5,000 Apple Gift Card

Exercise your wit and show off your snarky side for the chance to win $5,000 worth of Apple products. Saucony Originals and Journeys.com want to wish you a happy holiday with a fun photo caption contest and sweepstakes. It's not too late to get in on the action—every week from now until December 25, jump onto CaptionOriginals.com and come up with a clever caption for the current photo. Each week's winner will be awarded a special prize pack.

The Foodspotting iPhone App: Cool?

The good people over at Eat Me Daily have already offered their mini-review of the forthcoming Foodspotting application for the iphone, which the developers are billing as a "visual local guide" that will help you "find the foods your craving" and "see what's good at any restaurant." We'll reserve judgement until we've had a chance to play around with the app, but we had to make mention of one thing that EMD didn't—that (as seen in this screen shot) the xiao long bao from Shanghai House are already getting some promotion (we like 'em, too—they made our "

The Epic Battle: Mac vs. PC

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iPhone 3.0 Unveiling and More!

Sorry, Halloween, the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) has you beat as our favorite time of the year. Our mouths are watering with all the announcements being made at Moscone West. Thanks, Jason Snell of Macwold for keeping us abreast of all things Keynote related.

Stuff we're pumped about:

We knew iPhone 3.0 was coming. Glad to hear we can now cut and copy. Duh? Should have been on 1.0. And MMS (i.e. texting your pics), which is now available too. Tethering, or using your phone as a wireless antenna for your computer, is all set to go. At least for every other carrier except AT&T. We hear the boos from here.

Apple to Buy Twitter?

Sorry Facebook, Apple to buy Twitter for $700 million? Rumors circulating: http://tinyurl.com/cu2p37. Lots of money for only 140 characters!

Geek Grub

While other MacWorld attendees are crowding into Jollibee at lunchtime, you, armed with this list, will be enjoying a genuine San Francisco culinary experience. Here’s our list for the best places to lunch (and drink) around Moscone Center.

Why eat a boring turkey sandwich when you could be dipping your chopsticks into the modern Vietnamese food at Bong Su? Don’t miss the shrimp cupcakes, green papaya salad and Empress rice. (311 Third St. at Folsom, 415-536-5800. Open for lunch and dinner.)

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