Archive for March, 2009
  • 3 Blackberry App Store comparisons (App World, Crackberry, MobiHand)
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    It's no secret that the App Store wars are nearing full swing in a multi manufacturer sense as you app stores already launched or in the process of from Apple, Android, Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM.  RIM's much hyped Blackberry App World has the Blackberry user base in a frenzy as they have for quite a while now wanted a more unified app system.  After Apple's amazing success with their app store everyone changed course from hardware being number 1 to software and app stores.  However, unlik...
  • Theme support coming to WinMo 6.5
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    WinMo users...this announcement is just for you.  If you are a themer and customizer and like to mix things up from time to time, gone are the old days of having to jump through fifty different hoops just to change your stupid wallpaper and a few icons in Windows Mobile OS's of yore as Microsoft has announced that it is commited to making Windows Mobile more personal.  Helping with that quest will be several prominent designers and design houses including the Design Museum London and the C...
  • Theme Firefox the lighter way with Personas
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 11:41 am
    I won't lie, I love to put various themes on all of my electronics if possible. I simply like change. Changing themes on Firefox can sometimes be chore as you have to restart the browser. Granted, you can "save and quit" and have all of your tabs reopen at restart but if you have dozens of tabs open, all of those tabs reloading at once can cause the less apt computer to have a stroke. That's where Personas come in. They aren't as deeply integrated as normal themes and are integrated as ...
  • Sony wants to be in last place…price drop comes to *drum roll* PS2
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 10:00 am
    I can understand bottom line sales tactics and keeping your company afloat, but if you can't drop the price on product that is already a couple of years old, you need to get rid of some of or all of your management because someone isn't doing their job.  The latest disappointment comes to you by way of Sony and their still expensive with no price drop in sight PS3.  Instead, Sony is choosing to drop the price on their able yet drossly outdated PS2 down to a pocket change price of $99.  Th...
  • Android Marketplace/T-Mobile following Apple/AT&T…banning tethering apps.
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 9:10 am
    Android and the Android Marketplace have been hailed as the "most open" app store.  Developers and consumers have free rein.  Besdies, Android is based off of Linux meaning everything should be up to the user base anyway...right?   Wrong?  According to a peeved Android developer who goes by Seth, an app he contributed towards was banned from the Marketplace for violating the Developer Distribution Agreement, more specifically a T-Mobile clause that bans tethering.  His app isn't the on...
  • Good god…”Peekaru”
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 7:53 am
    I've tried to ignore all of the posts floating around the web of snuggies and a dozen other knock offs however this one while actually serving a good purpose, has an extremely "alien vs. predator" look to it.  I completely understand good parent skills and keeping your child warm and what not, but these things are downright freaky looking.  (freaky picture on left)  The picture shows exactly what I'm talking about to a "T".  Poor kid...trying to break free.  Probably thinking "Mom get m...
  • Rock out in style with your Guitar Hero cuff links.
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 7:05 am
    Show the upper class folk that you are a different breed of human, one who is classy and wild.  Show them that you can rock out while wearing a suit.  "How on earth do you accomplish this monumental task?" you ask.  Simple: Guitar Hero cuff links.  You can see from the picture above that these aren't cheapo cuff links.  The GH cuff links are available from Cuff Links and feature a meticulously detailed guitar for each wrist.  Even the colors on the fret board were transposed over to th...
  • PSB (PS3) theme for Blackberry 8900, Bold, Storm
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 6:53 am
    Those Crackberry users looking to bring a bit of Sony flare to their beloved 8900, Bold, or Storm can now do so thanks to Elecite, you can now have the Playstation 3 UI on your Berry.  What is different about this theme from others is the navigation on the homescreen.  It is uncluttered and relatively free of any objects blocking the wallpaper except for 5 icons.  However, once hovered above an icon, 4 more icons will appear beneath it bringing the grand total of icons on the homescreen t...
  • British Gov’t: We see you…and you…and you…and….
    by Mike
    Posted March 31st, 2009 at 5:59 am
    Do you like privacy?  Are you a Facebook junkie.  Do you live under British government rule?  If yes to all of the above your world is in for a big change very soon.  The British government is building a reputation of that of a spy.  "Why?" you ask.  They are joining many other governments in the big rush to force ISP's to monitor, track, and store user data.  Under the ideal circumstances for the nanny governments, every page visited by every person would be stored allowing greater "...
  • Being an iPhone app developer for *the rotten* Apple becoming less rosy.
    by Mike
    Posted March 30th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    The last week has seen the tech headlines filled with Apple and app store polices...not for the better. Seems as if Apple is getting mighty shady with their bread and butter developers of the iPhone phenomenon. If you are an iPhone developer and have been living in a hole the last couple of weeks, you may have missed the changes that are coming to the App Store, all of them for the worst. They are walking a dangerous line that could cause many developers to drop the iPhone platform all toge...
  • Microsoft recants $99 for app updates
    by Mike
    Posted March 30th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    In what was most certainly a ridiculous and blatant move centered around greed, Microsoft was imposing a $99 fee for app submissions over 5 submission in a year. Ok so that wasn't that bad. The real kicker was that app updates were included. A developer can easily go through 5 updates in a year for a single app let alone a library of apps. Under the old rules, if a developer released an update as simple as a bug patch longer than a week after the original apps release, that update was coun...
  • Vodafone inks deal with Twitter…Tweeting on the go now more affordable!
    by Mike
    Posted March 30th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    Vodafone users and Twit-o-holics have a reason to fill the web  with tweets this afternoon as the deal between Vodafone and Twitter is officially official.  Voda users will now have the exclusive privilege of being able to send and receive tweets for FREE!  It doesn't get much cheaper than that kiddies.  Soon, sending tweet-texts will become part of your bundle, however starting off the celebration the first few weeks will be free while receiving will be permanently free.  Supposedl...
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