Archive for October, 2009
  • Spotify coming to UK BlackBerries in early 2010?
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Music streamers and UK dwellers rejoice. If you're a BlackBerry user who has been scowling in envy at your fellow iPhone toting friends with their fancy pants Spotify iPhone app, take comfort in knowing that your own version is coming soon. Very soon. Early 2010 to be exact if mocoNews is correct. While the Spotify app for iPhone is an awesome app, not everyone wants an iPhone. Let's also not forget that the BlackBerry version, as well as every other version of Spotify will stream in the ba...
  • HTC saying “No thank you” to Android 1.6. Hello hotness to 2.0?
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    HTC's current lack or recognition for Android 1.6 (Donut) has left many HTC users feeling hurt and unloved. Even though Cupcake/1.6 doesn't bring anything that earth shattering, Android people love their updates. Almost as much as CrackBerry users. So it is understandable that a lack of 1.6 love could cause some problems. Take comfort in knowing that it is for the greater good.... An email between a slightly disgruntled HTC Hero user and an HTC European CSR: Dear HTC customer, Thank...
  • The world after the fall of net neutrality…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    John McCain: since you have no idea what the internet is nor how to work it, sit down and take note. The image below is how cable/quasi-internet packages will look if you and your we're-in-the-pockets-of-big-business friends F' up net neutrality and the internet as a whole, tiered pricing and all -- you know, since tiered pricing is everyone's favorite and "benefits" the economy. Is this a worst case, end of the world scenario? End of the world - no. Worst case - Yes. If net neutrality f...
  • In wake of Google Navigation announcement, Garmin stock price takes detour to hell…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    And so it begins...To all of those who thought that Google Navigation either wouldn't impact the mobile GPS market or would take some time to impact the market, I give you exhibit A above. Traditional GPS makers start to see the cold hard truth. So let's all ask Garmin: How does it feel to see a billion dollars worth of market cap evaporate since this mornings meeting? One thing to keep in mind, as @zpower points out, Garmin has several other very large, very profitable divisions. Strictly...
  • Eat a mushroom. A Mario-themed mushroom truffle that is.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    After some up and down content today, I figured it would be nice to take a break and get in touch with the lighter side of the tech world. While fake Chrome OS scammers and free Google Navigation mobile apps are driving the tech minded few absolutely bonkers, for these next few seconds you and I can hit pause in life and admire these fine creations of modern culinary. I guarantee that if I were anywhere near that box I would totally decimate at least half of those truffles. I'm a chocolate fr...
  • Google Chrome OS release = FAKE!
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    That Google Chrome OS just got finished gushing about? Ya it's fake. Sucks I know. Damn scammers. I've already and gone ahead and updated the original post. This is just so it gets to the top of people's feed lists. Again, it's a fake. Resist temptation and do not download. You've been warned. Daring Fireball {Image source}...
  • Google Navigation to shake up mobile GPS market.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 11:53 am
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  • Google Chrome OS (beta) now available! [Update: FAKE!]
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 10:25 am
    **Update Damn, seems like that was a short lived sucker punch, as a matter of fact, no such surprise existed. This isn't an official release. John Gruber was able to look past the instant wave of geekery that claimed me as a victim and noticed a couple glaring issues with the most apparent being a bunch of installed software on an OS supposed to be based on the cloud. Some clever scammer is responsible for the link now appropriately struck through below which leads to the fake download pag...
  • Microsofot Store PC’s free from crapware.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 am
    Purchasing your computer at any retail location or online is hardly the same PC once you actually get a working model back to your house. When booting up your new PC for the first time, you go through normal set up with accounts and such. But one thing that has been a pain for years is the pile of crapware that comes pre-installed on your PC. Anything and everything you can think of has at some point taken the role of crapware. Such junk is called crapware because the only thing it excels at...
  • About the “revolutionary” Storm 2…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 am
    I haven't yet touched and felt the new Storm 2 for myself. But I can assure you I will be heading to the local Verizon store today to give it a try. Am I going to buy one? No! But after reading Zdnet's review, my initial excitement at hardware based improvements on the latest iteration have effectively been squelched. I already knew that save for the re-worked touchscreen and some good 'ol WiFI, everything else in the physical sense was more or less the same. But I still hoped that those su...
  • Tmo 9700 decides to stay home a few more days. Not showing up until November 16th party.
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 am
    Products release dates getting pushed back are never fun at all. Starting with a sentence like that, you know that something now so smile inducing is following. Word is that the much lusted after T-Mobile BlackBerry 9700 decided to hold of it's coming out party until November 16th. You know T-Mobile better watch out. Starting a string of delays isn't fun for anyone and this delay in particular is starting to remind me of the delay after delay style launch AT&T;'s Bold suffered from. We can o...
  • So long Helio, we barely knew you…
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 7:48 am
    Fall into the Helio craze did you? Better keep that Ocean/Ocean2 in tip top shape because it appears those will be the last Helio branded devices ever. As Engadget points out, it never made sense of Virgin Mobile to hobble along supporting two different brands. Whether the exec's at Virgin Mobile finally stopped tapping that funny kool-aid or they just came to their senses is a moot point. The fact of the matter is Helio branded devices are being erased from Virgin's memory save for two lone...
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