Hey Gizmodo…

Next time just pay the dude $5,000 for pictures and the ability to see, touch and tear apart the device. Don’t actually purchase it…rookies.

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the iPad case iChose

Welcome to Last Month

- post from Jan 10, 2010

Sweet little prediction I had.   Hung?  Well at least the last line.  Jump to the link.

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SlingPlayer for the iPhone on 3G

Since making the switch from Windows Mobile and Blackberry to the iPhone I thought not having access to my Slingbox would be my biggest issue.  When SlingMedia started their iPhone application development I was excited.  I mean this would be ideal.

About 18 months ago my 1st gen Slingbox took a dive, power supply I thought.  I tried reviving it with another power supply, but no luck.  So I just tossed the unit onto my growing pile of old, out dated, powered plastic.

This morning however my ears perked up.  Slingbox’s iPhone application has now been approved for 3g.  The original iPhone application on used Wifi.  Having 3G may have just changed my tune on watching live TV in my iPhone.  Maybe it’s time to invest in a new Slingbox?

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PocketInformant | an App I thought I would never use again

PocketInformant use to be just a PocketPC app.  Back in “the day” I bought my share of Pocket PC apps.  Hearing about PocketInformant getting released for the iPhone takes me back to the days when we talked sleds/sleeves, iPaqs, Compact Flash, the Jornada, or even when Casio played the PDA game.

Not sure I need PocketInformant, but here some video coverage at MacWorld.

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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…

The FanBoy Cube

Linux has fanboys?  I found this amusing

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editing…

I’m dong some maintenance, theme editing and even adding a forum this weekend(1/30-31/10).  Bare with me while I get things better than normal.

I am also growing unhappy with the local Mobile User Group I have been attending.  A few members and I have been tossing around the idea of a starting a new group.  If you’re in Denver and would like to be apart post up in the comment section and I’ll make sure to get you the meeting information.

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.

July/Aug/Sept 2008 iPhone Upgraders: 32gb now $200 cheaper

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A few weeks ago I pre-ordered my new iPhone 3GS for delivery this Friday.  I was under the impression that I was going to pay $499.  I was an early adopter of the 3G version(launch day) and was only being offered a $200 cut form the $699 retail, no contract price.

Today I log in to AT&T and run through the upgrade process and it’s offering me the 3GS for $299 with 2 year contact.  A story broke yesterday on Gizmodo that AT&T was July/Sept/Aug 2008 upgraders a better deal, but the prices won;’t show up till today.

Bottom line is that AT&T just saved me $200 tomorrow.  My $349 sale of my 3G on Craiglists on Monday just got a little sweeter!

Could this be the death of Apple’s iDisk?

Airport Extreme & Time Machine | from the looks of the spec on these new network devices there is a firmware upgrade. MobileMe customers will be able to access any file on these devices. The drive must be connected via USB on the Airport Extreme.

Note for existing AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule customers
Existing AirPort Extreme (MA073 and MB053) and Time Capsule (MB276 and MB277) customers can access their AirPort Disk / Time Capsule disk through Mobile Me over the Internet by upgrading to AirPort Utility 5.4.1 and AirPort firmware 7.4.1. Subscription to Mobile Me online services is required for this feature. Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi and Guest Networking features are only available to new AirPort Extreme (MB763) and Time Capsule (MB764 and MB765) customers.

Pretty nice feature. Is this the end of the iDisk?  Let’s hope so.  That has been an annoyance to me to say the least.  I hate the way files have to be stored in it. I am meticulous about file folder structure, and having to pull something out of it so I can use it at work is aggregating. I know I need to relax. :)

However, being able to access file MY personal cloud, with my own structure, is a pretty cool feature to me. I won’t need iDisk with this feature added to my AE.

Any Ninjas on your gift list?

If your like me I have a Ninja or two on my Christmas list.  If someone one your list has a set of those two toed sock shoes I just found you a perfect gift for them.

There not really throwing stars.  Well designed magnets.  My oldest son is going to love these. No he is not a REAL Ninja.

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AT&T to offer iPhone tethering

It’s all over the Internet. AT&T is going to offer iPhone tethering. The only question still outstanding is how much it will cost. Most rumor sites agree somewhere around $30.00.

I don’t really have need for it these days. I used tethering quite bit a few years ago. These days WiFi is almost everywhere. I also find myself using my iPhone for tasks that I use to pull out the lappy for.

I would like to see some info about how the connection is going to be made. A bluetooth connection in combo with a 3G tether will drain the iPhone battery pretty quickly. Let’s hope those of you that decide to subscribe can us it via USB also.

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