Archive for the ‘Tech Disappointments’ Category
  • California: “Plasma/LCD TV’s use too much energy, therefore we are banning them”.
    by Mike
    Posted January 5th, 2009 at 8:59 am
    Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds.  California being the environmentally conscious state that it is, is taking a rather drastic and ridiculous step.  They are proposing banning the sale of certain "inefficient TV's, mainly Plasma and LCD TV's.  The strain on California's power grid is apparently too much and they are looking for every possible means to reduce the load.  The LA Times is pushing hard the fact that LCD TV's use 43% more power than traditional tube-style TV's of yestery...
  • Microsoft’s CES keynote leaked….*Crickets chirping*
    by Mike
    Posted January 3rd, 2009 at 12:03 am
    Are you an avid Microsoft junky who drools at every Redmond announcement?  For those select few, get the drool cup and take pop a few Prozac because this post could be a little much for you.  Tech Crunch has received the CES keynote basic outline and boy is it as exciting as watching paint peel, exciting!  In fact it's sooo exciting, Bill Gates himself had to sit this one out due to his ailing health and old age.  His energetic and youthful replacement, Steve Ballmer has enough excitemen...
  • Apple approved MMS for iPhone a go…In Sweden…Not US :(
    by Mike
    Posted November 20th, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    It what is to many U.S. iPhone users gut wrenching news, iPhone users in Sweden will soon be able to claim something no other iPhone user in any other country can claim...Apple approved MMS.  According to Macworld Sweden, Apple has given Telia, the iPhone carrier in Sweden, the go ahead for developing their own MMS app for the iPhone.  A release time frame is currently somewhere around 2 months!  For us U.S. users, someone will either have to find a way to maybe hack/copy the Swedish version,...
  • Verizon = Greedy A**holes
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2008 at 5:16 pm
    I'll start by saying, bar none, Verizon has the biggest 3G foot print, and generally in most sections of the country, the best coverage.  However, I don't care if they had 100% coverage from here until the moon I would NEVER subscribe to their nickel and dime bs. Rant aside, Boygenius has got his hands on the full two page document highlighting Verizon's consumer friendly change in their plan pricing and Smartphone/PDA plan schemes.  After November 14th ALL smartphones will requir...
  • The dirty side of the Android App Store
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2008 at 1:12 am
    Until next year, all Android apps must be free through the Android App Store. I'm all for making money on your work, however sneaking through backdoors is just dumb. Word circulating on the Internet is that Android developers are merely posting links on the android store that links the buyer to the developers own page where the customer is required to pay. If I were in charge of the Android store I would remove the links ASAP. It's a simple rule. People are greedy, deceiving animals. +1 for...
  • AT&T’s Network = Crap
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    Just as we thought...the REAL reason behind no iPhone tethering plan is that their are so many iPhone users already straining AT&T;'s network that they are a bit skeptical and afraid about what could happen to the network if they allow iPhone tethering now. It puzzles me how they rip of customers and still don't have enough money to upgrade their network. Really, instead of imposing caps on usage and higher rates, fix the issue...THE NETWORK! There is light at the end of the tunnel...or at le...
  • Does Apple even listen to their customers?
    by Mike
    Posted October 9th, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    ...survey says NO! So far the news about the next OS release isn't very inspiring. Really apple...come on. A redesigned (slightly) mobile safari, Google street view and emoji icons!! Thanks for nothing. Where's copy and paste, landscape keyboard system wide, video recorder, MMS...the list goes on. I can think of at least a dozen things the ENTIRE iPhone community has been asking for instead of the crap Apple is adding to the 2.2 upgrade. What, does Apple have two guys in a closet developing...
  • No HTC Touch HD for us Americans
    by Mike
    Posted October 7th, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    Have you ever heard of or seen pictures of the HTC Touch HD? Have you been drooling in anticipation of the HD gracing the American shores? Well droolers...it's time to get a drool cup because you're going to be drooling for a while. According to Boygenius, an insider at HTC has announced via twitted that due to time constraints the HD won't be released in the US. Apparently, by the time the phone makes it through the FCC and all tests had been run, the Touch HD will be old outdated news. T...
  • T-Mobile restricting 3g data usage to 1GB a month!
    by Mike
    Posted September 23rd, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    Word is going around that T-Mobile is putting a soft cap on data usage at 1GB per billing cycle. For all of the hype T-Mobile and Google have been spewing out regarding android and all of TMO's new found 3g goodness this is truly a slap in the face. Power users will want to keep that Android device in their pockets a little more than out. To make the cap even worse, customers who go over the limit will have their bandwidth throttled down to 50kbs or less! So now it really becomes useless. I b...
  • Communists running App Store approval process.
    by Mike
    Posted September 21st, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    [caption id="attachment_140" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="MailWrangler"][/caption] Communism is making its way through America...starting with Apple.  Another highly useful app has been banned from the App Store. MailWrangler, a tool to greatly increase Gmail functionality on the iPhone by letting you log into multiple Gmail accounts, see threaded views and all of your Google contacts, archive (quickly), star, etc without the normal issues associated with apples own Gmail IMAP f...
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