May 08, 2009

Sprint: Redefining Incompetence

Boy Genius Report intimates that Sprint will introduce the long awaited Palm Pre smartphone on June 5th. That's right. The weekend before the onslaught of rumors that'll precede Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC). TheStreet.com sums it up pretty nicely:

Delaying the Pre introduction to the eve of the new iPhone launch, is only the latest in a rich tradition of Sprint missteps.

No matter what Apple introduces during WWDC 2009, I'll be stuck with Sprint till early 2010. Unless I hit the lottery.

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March 11, 2009

New iPod Shuffles...

Apple updated it's smallest music players: iPod Shuffle-HAL. 4GB at $79. (The 1 GB 2nd gen shuffles are still available at $49 for you bargain hunters.) I want one, but not if you must use Apple's crappy earbuds.

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January 03, 2009

The Mac, Truly Grown Up

Blogger's Note: My OMG! Has it been that long since I last blogged?!

[ via John Gruber's Daring Fireball ]

25 Years of Mac: From Boxy Beige to Silver Sleek By Steven Levy

..Here's what's amazing about the Mac as it turns 25, a number that in computer years is just about a googolplex: It can look forward.

Continue reading "The Mac, Truly Grown Up"
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August 15, 2008

The iMac , 10 Years Later

From Insanely Great News:

The original iMac (LowEndMac), widely credited with "saving Apple," shipped on this date 10 years ago. A bit quaint by current standards, Apple's Bondi-blue wonder shipped with Mac OS 8.1 running on a 233MHz G3 with 32MB RAM, 4GB disc, 24X CD-ROM drive, 1024x768 CRT and an integrated 56 Kbps modem—state-of-the-art features at the time.
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April 01, 2008

32 Years Later...

Happy Birthday Apple.

Apple (Computer) Inc. was born on this date, 1976. Now if I could finally get a new computer. Eight and a half years on this iMac is enough.

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January 09, 2008

The First iPhone Virus... Not!!

When will these attention whores (the "virus" writers and Mac "news"/rumor sites) stop!?

The First iPhone Virus Arrives

We were all waiting for it and it's finally happened. The first iPhone trojan has been discovered.

Targeting only "jailbroken" iPhones (which have been modified to allow the installation of third-party applications), this trojan masquerades as an update Erica's Utilities and is named "113 prep." Simply running the application causes no harm - it simply prints the word "shoes" to the screen. Uninstalling the application, however, removes certain files from the iPhone's /bin directory, making it impossible for various applications to function correctly.

I'm not going to provide a direct link to the screaming banshees that wrote the above (especially since it's actually a rather harmless trojan). Nor will I quote the niggardly "security" firm meatheads because they're trying to scare up potential customers. Like several posters have written on various Mac-centric websites about anyone that was foolish enough to jailbrake their iPhones: The chickens are coming home to roost!

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December 21, 2007

RIP Or Good Riddance?!

Think Secret will no longer be published.

I was never conflicted: Think Secret never suffered due to it's journalistic zeal, but rather, because of its immoral actions. Encouraging the stealing and dissemination of trade secrets had nothing to do with journalism. Apple screwed up by being too harsh in the beginning of its lawsuit. But they had a right and obligation to pursue the leaker and those that encouraged them and profited from them. End of story.

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