Archive for April, 2009
  • No worries…Apple DID NOT layoff 1,500 employees
    by Mike
    Posted April 25th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    With all the focus on the economy and companies announcing layoffs left and right, many were surprised with the latest news that has been floating around of Apple themselves letting go of a reported 10% of their work force.  In the great excitement that the announcement caused, many people have simply misunderstood what the numbers meant.  Apple reported 14,500 "full-time equivalents" at the end of March - not 14,500 employees.  For many, they'll interpret full-time equivalents as employ...
  • Time Warner no longer pursuing tiers/caps, still cutting service for “over usage”…on “unlimited” plans..
    by Mike
    Posted April 25th, 2009 at 11:34 am
    When I said the last post was the last post about Time Warner...I lied.  Sorry.  Forgive me.  But as you know the only way to get something done in this country is by mass force.  The mass being the people, and the force being those people dropping their worthless TW service.  The latest chapter in the ongoing story with TW and their stubborn refusal to flat out dump caps, tiers, and kicking people off of the unlimited accounts for actually using them deals with just that.  Ryan Howard...
  • 49 reasons to travel the world with the Blackberry Storm
    by Mike
    Posted April 25th, 2009 at 10:40 am
    While I am not too particular on the Blackberry Storm myself (I don't really like the touchscreen on it), it is no doubt a monumental step for RIM. With the Storm, RIM entered a new market that was devoid of their signature feature, the keyboard. While the whole click screen wasn't my favorite, their are many people who have fallen in love with the combination of the whole touch and "clicking" idea. Because of the Storm's obvious focus on the touchscreen, it has time and time again been com...
  • Chipotle app…Where art thee?
    by Mike
    Posted April 25th, 2009 at 6:45 am
    Lets take a short break in the craziness that is life and crawl through the depths of your mind.  Ok, we aren't really going that far back in you mind...January '09 to be exact.  Do you remember a particular app that was made by the popular restaurant chain called "Chipotle"?  It was available for a whopping few hours before being yanked because the servers literally melted into the ground.  Do you remember their claim that they would relaunch the app within a couple weeks?  Well, thr...
  • Blazing fast Z-Drive’s from OCZ….*FAST*
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    Solid state drives have yet to become mainstream in the computers of the present.  While they are very much easily available, and while we have many several options when choosing a solid state drive, they aren't quite perfect yet.  The two biggest complaints regarding the stationary storage devices is that they are both slow, and their lifespan isn't as long as most spinning drives if you are a heavy user.  Well science is making strides on both fronts daily in the quest of eventually rep...
  • 4G coming to Finland by way of 1800MHz
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Finland natives rejoice as the path to 4G righteousness is upon your distant neighbors doorstep.  TeliaSonera, Elisa, and DNA have recently picked up quite a bit of space in the 1800MHz spectrum in order to develop and deploy their 4G networks in the next couple of years.  While the move to go with the 1800MHz frequency instead of the much more popular 2.6Ghz frequency used by many other European nations might seam a bit foolish as it will contribute to more radios having to be stuffed i...
  • Mobile Payments *slowly* gaining momentum. 2012 the year of mass acceptance?
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    If there is one thing people like, it is taking ten different objects and turning them into one multi-function power house.  For the digital minded, that is why we have smartphones.  Calendars, address books, web browsers, email, etc. are all at our finger tips meaning we don't have to carry each one of the mentioned and unmentioned objects with us seperately.  Remember, there was a time when we did, but now with technology and mobile devices becoming so much more widespread, smaller, and...
  • Cupcake *Officially* coming to T-Mobile Germany in May?
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 11:54 am
    If you haven't already picked up a copy of the Android 1.5 SDK (you rebel you), good news as you won't have to wait much longer, if sources are correct that is.  The Android 1.5 update a.k.a. "Cupcake" has been given a May release date thanks to T-Mobile Germany compliments of their website, which features a page detailing the goods that are on their way.  For those of you who aren't quite familiar with the whole Cupcake deal, it will be a very liberating release to say the least, with the...
  • Luckiest 13-year old in the world wins Apple’s billion app download contest
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 10:59 am
    If you are any type of an Apple fan, I guarantee that you want to be Connor Mulcahey, a 13 year-old from Weston, Conn.  This lucky kid has offcially been named the winner of the billion app download contest by Apple and as promised will recieve a $10,000 iTunes gift card, a 32GB iPod Touch, a Time Capsule, and a new unibody Macbook Pro.  *Speechless...and drooling*  Enjoy your free bounty dear young child.  You are the envy of many. Source: Macworld, *Image Source: Zcache*...
  • Is posting “home footage” of a sporting event illegal?
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 10:54 am
    I hope to god not.  If so, I sould/would have been in jail quite a while ago.  I myself in the few short years that I have had a phone with video capability have shared countless numbers of videos I shot at various professional sporting events.  To any normal American  here in the States, we rightly assume that since we were allowed to take our phones in to the venue, and take short clips of the events, we can do pretty much whatever we want with said clips because we own them.  Apparen...
  • Save a few dollars with T-Mobile UK’s annual Blackberry plans
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 8:40 am
    Are you the type of person who can't stand dealing with the annoyance of monthly bills from here and there and wish you could pay lump sums once a year?  Why you frugal saver you.  If in fact that is you, T-Mobile UK is rolling out a new plan that really isn't that bad at all.  For $265 per year, you get unlimited data, web access, and email, plus a Blackberry Pearl 8110.  For the less than capapble human calculators that equates to roughly $22/month for data access.  A pretty sweet dea...
  • Orange Vegas: Making touchscreens more affordable
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 8:19 am
    UK mobile phone buyers in the market for a cheap "feature phone" that eschews traditional and clumsy buttons in favor of a touchy feely screen will have a nice little option starting now.  The device, the "Orange Vegas", is a new low cost offering from Orange UK that is the latest phone to claim the title of cheapest touchscreen phone.  Now we all know that cheap doesn't really ever mean better as features get cut and specs get lower in proportion to the price.  However, the Vegas isn't a...
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