Archive for January, 2009
  • iPhone software release: 2.2.1
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Sorry to say folks but don't get too excited. The 2.2.1 software release focuses on Mobile Safari stability and other minor performance tweaks. No copy/paste, Bluetooth file transfer, or anything else remotely close to anything that users have been clamoring for. But if having the newest numbers is an absolute must for you, connect to iTunes and hit the update software button.  Notice anything exciting that Apple neglected to mention?  Let us know! Source: Apple Insider...
  • Mobile payments being held up by highschool drama
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    So you want to lighting your purse?  Or wallet?  Well if you're in one of the few countries that allows you to use  your cellphone as a credit/debit card you're good to go.  Simply swipe your phone over a scanner and it gets routed to a particular card number.  Now, here in the U.S. we'll have to wait just a little longer.  Like usual, the little girls running the big corporations involved including manufacturers, cellular carriers, financial institutions, and retailers just can't agre...
  • Verizon still on track for 2010 LTE rollout
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    In the current economic times, cellular technologies aren't usually on in the forefront of very many peoples' minds. Thankfully, Verizon knows what their priorities are and is doing their best to keep LTE's 2010 launch date a reality. On a company earnings call today, Verizon's COO Denny Strigl said that he's hopefull that they can hit the current projected release date. If you've been living in a cave the last few months, or honestly don't know what LTE is, (it's ok, I won't judge you), L...
  • Sony PS3 finally getting a price cut?
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    Sony isn't always the most giving to their customers.  Take for example the PS3.  It didn't sell very well over the holiday season, (though that didn't stop Sony's CEO from declaring the PS3 the most successful console of the year).  Sony has stubbornly refused to drop the price of the PS3 stating that they feel the price is more than generous.  Ok, guys.  More than generous has come and been long gone.  If you want to start making money in this economy you're going to have to take a s...
  • When 1TB just wont do….
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Western Digital is uping the capacity ceiling in the hard drive market by releasing their latest and greatest 2TB Caviar Green hard drive.  It's noted as being the first hard drive in the industry to reach the 2TB milestone.  *clap*  Don't worry, the high storage doesn't come with that high of a price.  Priced at $299, it seems like a fairly reasonable amount to pay for such a plethora of storage for all of your little 1's and 0's.  If you are of the type who live on spec sheets, head...
  • DTV Transition officially moved to June 12
    by Mike
    Posted January 27th, 2009 at 5:31 am
    Apparently, 2 years isn't enough time for the technologically handicaped government and the U.S. citizens to get their digital ducks in a row as the DTV transition has officially been pushed back until June 12th!  Great job guys, you did a real bang up job.  The reason for the delay?  People are still confused and the Big G didn't allocate enough money for set top boxes.  Right, changing an event as big as this that has had the date broadcasted for only the last two years won't confuse p...
  • Windows key finally serves a purpose in Windows 7!
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    The Windows key has always come off as useless to me.  I mean, you don't really use it for anything.  It just sits there...looking at you (as all inanimate objects do).  With Windows 7 introducing so many new features and tricks, it's easy to miss something.  Luckily, Brandon Paddock, a Microsoft employee working on the Windows 7 team took the time to iron out a list of all the "hot keys" used in Windows 7.  One feature of the new Windows key that is truly awesome is the ability to pres...
  • Apple changes position, approves “RSS Player…(a.k.a. Podcaster)?
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    Apple isn't exactly known as having the most uniform approval methods for App Store apps.  They've approved some apps that make absolutely no sense at all, while denying some that could actually prove to be big money makers.  The danger is that those denied developers with apps that have some actual use are driven to 3rd party methods such as Cydia and the jailbreaking community.  The exact opposite of what Apple wants.  Podcaster, an app that had previously had a round with the App Sto...
  • Blu-ray slowly but surely gaining market share. Digital downloads coming on fast!
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    The road to HD discs hasn't exactly been smooth.  The whole dual between HD-DVD and Blu-ray left one camp sent home with their tail between their legs and the other with a tail in a much better upright position.  However, it hasn't been smooth sailing for Sony since winning the HD format war.  Uptake of HD media hasn't exactly been quick.  According to Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings, "Blu-ray adoption is starting to pick up nicely".  How nicely?  Try 700,000 Netflix subscribers, or 30% a ...
  • Firefox Mobile coming very soon?
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    That's right.  The infamous Firefox Mobile that has been talked about for months now could finally see the light of day.  The Mozilla team announced on a company blog that they are targeting a release date of early February.  In a recent meeting, Mozilla said: We are targeting a Milestone release for the first week of February, targeting the HTC touch pro. So there isn't much longer to wait folks.  Fennec/Mobile Firefox is coming very soon.     Source: WM Experts, Mozilla, Gawk...
  • Intel 3.5GHz Dual-Core slipped
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    For some odd reason, *leaked* information seems to get me more excited.  I don't know, maybe its the "surprise" factor.  Whatever the case, someone at Intel got a little trigger happy and jumped the gun by releasing info on a new processor, the E8700, on their knowledge base.  The info has since been removed but Tech Report managed to grab some information before it was taken down. 3.5GHz clock speed 6MB cache 1,333 MHz FSB 65W thermal envelope No price has been announced yet...
  • Unlocked Palm Treo Pro now available for the low low price of $699
    by Mike
    Posted January 26th, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    If you are a Windows Mobile lover and have a thing for Palm, Best Buy has something for you.  The Palm Treo Pro, the hottest Palm of last year is officially available at Best Buy Mobile for a gut wrenching $699.  You have to be a true diehard Windows Mobile/Palm user to actually jump at a price like that.  The Sprint subsidized version which will come in at a much lower price will supposedly be here in mid February.  But as a gadget freak, I can understand the "gotta have it now" attitu...
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