When will we see Gray Powell again?

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When do think we will all see Gray Powell again?  Here at the PocketUp nerve center Powell marketing ideas have been flying around all last week.

For those of you just waking from coma, Gray Powell work for Apple.  He left the ex-top secret Gen 4 iPhone at a bar after tossing back a few brews.  You can see full story here.

Here’s a small list of how we think Gray could make the most of recent “fame”.  What would you do now, if you were Gray Powell?

  • Apple let’s him keynote the release event.  Using a “you started it, no finish it” theme.
  • He becomes the lead spokesman for StuffBack
  • Budlight…we could spend all day rolling those ideas
  • He gets promoted to Apple’s head of MobileMe, touting it’s remote wipe feature
  • Windows Mobile hires him to “lose” one of their new creations

MacBookPro and the Core I(5,7)

Will someone important please call Apple and tell them to release the MacBookPros with the Core I processors?  I really WANT a new one.  My dual core 2.4ghz 4 year old unit is working just fine.  It’s really just a matter of want.  So someone pick up the phone, ringy dingy…

my Wednesday Apple prediction

  • The Apple iReader will be released.  Two versions a) an AT&T 3g and Wifi b) Wifi only.  Yes folks I think Apple is sticking with AT&T.  I don’t believe Apple wants to move away from the GSM, SIM based, world standard.
  • Core I5 processors in the 15″ MBPs and the Core I7 in the 17″(I will buy that one)

Some of you are asking yourselves why do I think Apple will stay with AT&T.  It’s very simple.  Almost everyone hates their mobile carrier.  Whether it’s Verizon, Spring, T-Mobile, AT&T, etc, we all hate them for some reason.  I also think this because Apple does not want to move away from SIM card based mobile devices.  Building a CDMA and GSM device is a waste of resources in Apple’s mind If you want our devices change carriers.

I’m ready to go out on a limb here, but I think in the near future Apple will buy AT&T’s wireless division.  I think Apple is very interested in keeping pace with Google.  A few years ago when the 700mghz network became available, and Google was bidding, I think Apple was very intrigued by this.  Asking themselves why would Google want that.  This got Apple thinking about mobile communications on a different level, not just hardware.

Apple is very tatical.  They start by releasing devices that cause AT&T to spend money and build their network.

Remember this is from someone who thinks Google will buy Verizon too. :)

8-2008 psychic moment is coming true

According to Gizmodo today

According to me over a year ago

Finally one of my Apple product psychic moments is coming true.  Now if they’ll release a MacMini with Blu-Ray, I’ll be batting a thousand.  Oh wait…I also think they will soon turn the MacMini into a gaming console to run downloaded, full sized games from the app store.

Apple Magic Mouse

Fry’s in Las Vegas has the new Apple Magic Mouse in stock.  I picked up three.

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Sync Facebook Status to —-> Twitter

A ton of my friends are finally getting on FaceBook. In short I have been using it more than Twitter. There are a few apps out for Facebook that allows for Twitter to update your Facebooks status. Just search your Facebook for apps like Twitter, TwitterSync, Tweeter, etc.

This post is about syncing the other way. Getting your Facebook update to sync to Twitter. Here’s how to do it.

Things you must have before you start: FaceBook account, a TwitterFeed account, and of course a Twitter account

  1. Login in to Facebook
  2. click this link: http://www.new.facebook.com/minifeed.php?filter=11
  3. at the bottom of the right column click this picture-2
  4. copy the URL into a TwitterFeed

All done.  Now your FaceBook Status RSS will update your Twitter.

Lenovo’s Hard Drive Protection

This video was taken back in 2006, but just recent released to the public.  I have not seen one with this protection yet.  It’s just a matter of time before this technology makes it to the market.

Surfing paid off tonight

I found this great TechyShit blog post tonight and had to share it.  See when I was a kid my Dad hung out with a guy that had one of these.  I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen.  TechyShit breaks down 10 Old Computers With Outrageous Price Tags