Archive for January, 2009
  • Opera Mini for Android comes into the limelight
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    So your Chrome browser on your G1 just isn't working for you.  Or,  you just like choices.  Good news folks.  Opera Mini 4.2 available today in the Android Market updates the older beta version by allowing you to now upload/download and save files on your G1!  Double-tap zoom in/out ala iPhone is also supported in this release.  Unfortunately video still isn't supported but cut them some slack, they've been working really hard.  Rounding out the updated browser are several bug fixes a...
  • House backhands the Senate: Shoots down DTV transition bill!
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    In what seemed like an almost certain coast through both the senate and the house, the bill that proposed delaying the DTV rollout from February 17th to June 12th failed to pass in the House!  How close was it?  Try 258 for an 168 against.  Thankfully the House has some common sense.  Supporters of the bill complain that the money set aside for the government funded vouchers for the digital boxes has run dry (which it has), but fails to address the issue that the date has been broadcas...
  • Worst laptop deal of all time. Brought to you by: Circuit City
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    The death of Circuit City has saddened some while making others giddy like little school girls.  Why?  When any store goes out of business usually a fire sale marks the last few days to week of the stores existence.  In the case of Circuit City, many have been greatly disappointed as the "deals" have been rip offs.  Take for example this current "bargain" at Circuit City.  An HP DV4305US on sale for a mere $705.46...down from $829.96!  Talk about a deal.  It gets even more ridic...
  • Confirmed: iPhone firmware 2.2.1 breaks yellow sn0w!
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    If you have unlocked your precious iPhone 3G and been looking to upgrade to 2.2.1...DON'T!  Yellow Sn0w, the unlocking software that unshackles the iPhone 3G gets reshackled in Apple's latest update.  However, jailbreakers can take a breather as jailbreaking is not harmed.  So if tricking out the theme or using PDA net is your thing, don't worry, you're still in business.  Unlockers will want to hold off until the Dev Team has a chance to release an update to yellow sn0w before upgrading...
  • iPhone Palringo app updated to include location, distance, and maps
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 11:59 am
    Palringo has been in my opinion one of the better free messaging apps for the iPhone.  It has a ton of features that the more expensive paid apps sometimes lack, or has had those features longer than the paid versions.  The developers of Palringo are not sitting down though as a new version has been released.  Starting today, when you look down your contact list in Palringo you can see your Palringo friends' location, in the form of a city name, as well as how far away that contact is fro...
  • Blackberry 8900 complete head to toe review
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 11:45 am
    So,  you want to jump into the Blackberry world, or, upgrade from your old curve but don't need the speed (and battery serial killer: 3G)?  Rim and T-Mobile have the solution for you.  The Blackberry 8900 is basically the same exact thing as the Bold save for 3G.  There's even a few improvements on the 8900 that the Bold doesn't have such as a 3.2 MP camera vs. the Bold's lowly 2.0 MP.  Also, the pixel density is higher on the 8900 as the screen squeezes more pixels into the same sized sc...
  • Teach the tot how to email, get them a “Baby Blackberry”
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 9:00 am
    In what is sure to infuriate some pyscho anti-tech invasion group out there, Leap Frog has announced a toddlerized "email device" that will allow them to learn how to type on such devices without mommy and daddy  having to worry who and what little jimmy is sending.  This baby beast has a full QWERTY keyboard and large screen so little Jimmy can send pretend text messages to the onscreen puppy, "Spot".  Don't worry parents there is some knowledge to be had as the device also comes with a ...
  • Comcast/AT&T buddy up with the devil. (RIAA)
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 8:53 am
    Not too long ago the RIAA was suing the pants off of supposed "illegal filesharers".  Their normal targets being helpless 12 year old kids.  Good plan guys.  They've since moved on and are now dropping that tactic.  Instead they are going higher up to to ISP level.  When the RIAA first came out with this proposal none of the ISP's were really interested in helping the RIAA and being an internet cop.  However Comcast and AT&T seem to be changing stances.  The new polices implemente...
  • The “A” phone coming February 16th (Acer)
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 8:41 am
    That's right, Acer is supposedly launching a smartphone on February 16th.  The smartphone arena is quickly becoming a hotbed of activity and for good reason.  There is a ton of potential in this marekt space.  So far all thats confidently known is that the aPhone will be rocking dragging Windows Mobile along.  Heres hoping that they making something truly innovative instead of another cookie cutter Win Mo phone. Source: Boy Genius, Pocket Lint...
  • iDen breaks into 2006 with their first QWERTY phone!
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    When you hear the words "Nextel" or "iDen", you usually begin to picture old, thick, and rubber encased phones that are horribly out of date. Well, most of that still applies. However the 'ol iDen network is making some progress. Take for example the new i465, which claims the title of "Nextel's first QWERTY phone"! So what OS will this beast be rockin'? Windows Mobile? Nope! Symbian? Try again. Android? Keep dreaming. Sadly, the first QWERTY title is coming to a "dumbphone". That is, ...
  • “All you can eat…errr listen music buffet”…$1.38/month. Compliments Isle of Man
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Can you imagine downloading all of the music you want for a measly $1.38/month?  Does this sound too good to be true, a mere figment of someone's imagination?  Well this "figment" is very real and slowly making its way through the local government of a tiny little island.   This tiny little island that is located in Irish Sea goes by the name of "Isle of Man" has come up with quite possibly the most ingenious method to embrace "piracy".  I'll give you a hint, it involves a buffet! (m...
  • T-Mobile dressed Samsung Memoir caught!
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    The Samsung Memoir is one of the few phones to sport an 8MP shooter!  usually those kinds of Megapixels don't make it state side.  However, the U.S. is finally starting to get some camera phone love.  If you are a mobile photographer and the idea of toting 8MP on your phone excites you beyond belief, calm down.  You don't have too much longer to wait as the cited release date is February 25th.  See, not that far off now is it?  With so many megapixels interested persons will obviously ...
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