Archive for April, 2009
  • UK Government gets lazy, decides ISP’s need to do the data retaining.
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 8:43 am
    In case you don't remember the UK's plans for a central database of epic proportions, for a quick refresher, it was a database that would store every email, phone call, and web page visited by UK natives. Scared? You should be. Why the extreme evesdropping and invasion of privacy? It was all in the name of "national security". Because somehow taking the needle in a haystack idea and multiplying it one thousand fold will make it soooo easy to catch the creepers. Well some sort of good n...
  • Missing Sync 2.0 for iPhone adds “Two-way syncing” to the feature list
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 8:22 am
    If you were a bit peeved by the iPhone and iPod Touches lack of syncing certain files such as notes and documents just to name a couple, Missing Sync was your saving grace. It allowed you to sync files that your Mac that you normally wouldn't be able to borrow from your device. Though, with the first rendition you could only sync files on the mobile device to the Mac, and not the other way around. However, Missing Sync 2.0 now brings the ability for true two-way syncing as to make the mos...
  • Microsoft’s Vine to compete with Twitter?
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 8:12 am
    Twitter is no doubt the latest craze, though a large part of the recent traffic spike could be attributed to all of the media coverage concerning the now infamous Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN race to one million followers. Celebrity draw aside, Twitter has been growing each month at levels that any company or business would die for. Microsoft being the tech giant that they are, are constantly looking for ways to bring in more revenue. In this case by means of a new service in the form of Twitter...
  • Don’t just jam cellphone signals, decimate them with the Super Power GSM Cellular Jammer
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 7:28 am
    Whether you are in the market for a cellphone jammer merely for fun on a boring Saturday afternoon, or you are 008, the next replacement for James Bond, cellphone jammers can prove to meet both of those individuals needs. In this case however, at £2875.00 ($4,196.64), only the more serious signal jammers can afford such a luxury: the Super Power GSM Cellular Jammer. This bad mama jamma (funny...? Eh...no...Ok) will render any GSM signal (regardless of the weather) within its large 120 met...
  • Nokia’s flagship N97 to suffer from weak processor?
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 7:07 am
    The mobile market, particularly the smartphone market is heating up as mobile web usage and data plan usage both reach towards the skies. With the increase of mobile web usage comes a need for more powerful devices that can take advantage of everything the web has to offer as well as slowly replacing our time spend at typical desktop or laptop computers and instead investing that time into our mobiles. One of the biggest parts of the whole *productive* mobile usage is the processor. A sma...
  • Think FiOS is fast? Well…it used to be…
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 5:48 am
    Verizon FiOS users who once bragged about their insanely fast internet connection will now be left sucking the dust from Optimum Online/Cable Vision subscribers. Just announced, Cable Vision's new Ultra plans put the speed back in speed. With numbers like 101 Mbps down and 15 Mbps up, you can sure put a mighty dent in several RIAA/label/copyright holders' pockets. (Not that we're endorsing that in any way). Speed with such swiftness must cost an arm and a leg and maybe even a sacrificial...
  • T-Mobile, HTC, and RIM team up for device trade-ins
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 4:14 am
    That shiny and swanky new Berry or HTC device while the top of your digital world now (or then), will at some point become old and busted.  Or, you simply may just grow tired of it or be completely wowed by the next latest and greatest mobile device.  Whatever the case, T-Mobile, RIM, and HTC want to let you know that they are in fact thinking of you and have teamed up with a pretty trade-in deal.  The gist of the operation includes you sending back your old phone, (must be in working con...
  • Wow your gardening buddies with the Solar Powered Rock
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 4:00 am
    We have solar powered lights, solar powered cars, and now...solar powered rocks.  Have you ever been sitting outside on your patio or deck and looked at your garden, your garden that you have slaved over for countless hours over many days and weeks and thought that something was missing but you just couldn't put your finger on it?  I am happy to tell you I know exactly what it is.  The Solar Powered Rock is just the gadget to take the style and sophistication of your garden from boring to...
  • USB/Tape Dispenser frees up your precious desk space
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 3:51 am
    Yes, it is true that advances in technology often come in in the form of not only faster, more efficient products, but also smaller products as the downsizing of components allows us to do more with less.  Every once in a while, a truly unique and useful gadget comes along that just makes your office life easier and less clutter filled.  Todays gadget that accomplishes that feet: The USB Tape Dispenser.  This gadget is pretty straight forward.  It combines old school adhesives with a new...
  • Does Apple really want a leading market share?
    by Mike
    Posted April 28th, 2009 at 3:00 am
    Everyone who knows anything about computers knows that Apple computers will always be more expensive than their PC counterparts.  According to Microsoft and as well as many individuals, the "Apple Tax" is wasted money on nothing more than some cute little fruit logo affixed somewhere on your machine.  For others it is a sign of "coolness", youth, and individuality.  One thing is for sure, Apple who was expected to weather the economic storm is mortal just like everyone else.  So much so ...
  • Seagate Replica brings Time Machine-esqe features to Windows world
    by Mike
    Posted April 27th, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Apple users have in recent years touted Time Machine as the most efficient and easy to use back up service available in the world today taking away the worry and pain of having to remember to manually back up your data.  Then the Time Capsule debuted and made even wireless back ups and storage simple.  Until now, if you wanted a program that operated as nicely as Time Machine or a piece of hardware as nice as Time Capsule, your only choice was to switch to OS X.  Many people however don't...
  • 24/7 Live Chat Support added to MobileMe’s growing list of features
    by Mike
    Posted April 27th, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    Did you sign up with MobileMe and have had one, two, three, or more questions/problems that the written FAQ's and other forum based topics couldn't answer?  Good news English speaking users as Apple announced on this Monday, April 27th, on their MobileMe News Blog that MobileMe will now feature 24/7 Chat support (English only) to help you step your way through your issues no matter what time of day or night, and hopefully get you back on the straight and narrow faster and happier.  So turn...
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