Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
I can understand the need for a frontal camera has more mobile warriors switch over to video chats as a mean of communication. With Fring, Skype, and Apple's own FaceTime paving th way to the future, frontal cameras are a must.
But I have yet to see the need for a tablet to have a back camera. I can only see limited use for it. I get the need for the iPhone and other devices to have a back camera as a lot of users use their phones as a point-and-shot camera replacements.
Personally, I don't see myself pointing my iPad or a future Android tablet at my nieces and nephews.
A sales team might go out to take pictures on location but I am sure they'll likely have smart phones as a part of their mobile arsenal.
Maybe when the next generation tablets come out, Apple and others will show needs for the back camera on tablets that I have yet to find an use for.
What do you think? Do we need a rear camera? What use can you find it for?
-- Post From My iPad
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Apple's iTunes Announcement, No, Not the Beatles, The Ones They Didn't Announce (And Near Future Rumors)
Apple has the exclusives to sell Beatles music for some period into 2011. That was what the special announcement was done on Apple's website and iTunes this morning. And while I am especially happy for Steve Jobs who had been talking about this for years, I can't help but felt a tinge....no, let me back that up. A big, big disappointment in what was not announcement.
Were we so naive to think that Apple will make some sort of a big deal after all of the Christmas has been set in stone? I remember distinctive three and four years ago, rumors would fly that something from Apple would be announced in December. Those two years, it had all been about that iPad. Well, folks, it didn't happen.
Then two years ago, Apple had to issue a special statement telling people nothing new will be announced before Christmas.
Then last year, no one said anything about a special announcement.
And this year? Well, on Monday, we had that cryptic message about this morning's announcement. Speculations flew ranging from a music subscription to online media storage and streaming to who knows what.
Well, I'll say this for Apple. We're not going to see an iPhone that runs on Verizon's CDMA or LTE network. My hopes for a T-Mobile iPhone was dashed the day Apple introduced the new 2010-2011 iPod line. That would have been the day to make an announcement of any kind related to the iPhone.
Between now and January 2011, we're going to see a lot of crazy rumors because that is the nature of the blog business these days. Apple and its competitors will need to spread rumors in a public battle for consumers' attentions. Bloggers will report questionable tips or, at worst, make stuff up.
I am very interested in what Apple has planned for their data center and a major of what we hear over the next few weeks will be about it.
Today, we learned that Google and RIM are interested in mobile payment systems to replace credit cards. That will play a big part about what iPhone 5 will feature and if it'll have near field communication features. Oh, and Verizon, ATT, and T-Mobile have joined forces in this area too. So, we know it's going to be big. It's going to be big as far as Apple rumors go.
So, it's going to be boring as far as real Apple actions goes but strap on to your seat because the rumors of announcements will be wild.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I have the late-2008 unibody Macbook and since then, this has been the best Mac that I have owned. Well, second best. I still think my Powerbook 500 still rocked during the days. You can't beat two battery packs. You just can't. But the Macbook comes pretty close and this two-year old just got better.
I got 4GB memory modules in the mail today. I wasn't too excited. These days, my iPad is my go-to device for mobile computing. At times, it shares duties with my iPod touch and the G1. So what's two extra 2GB of memory going to do make me love the Macbook more than the iPad?
Well, wow. After installing the memory model, I am getting a totally different impression of the Macbook. And more than that, I regret not maxing out the Macbook from day one.
Everything just seems to happen faster. Mail, Safari, and Rapidweaver flies and pages loaded up faster.
And if you read my blog, you know that I take every opportunity I get to grip about battery lives. Well, I have been typing, surfing, and working on some other Web work and the battery life indication hardly budged. What I mean is that it doesn't seem to be going down much. And for the record, I don't have Flash running. I generally turn it off when I am not using it (I think I only use Flash when I view Hulu contents).
So, I recommend anyone out there with a Macbook , MBP, or an Air, max it out. This is expecially true of the new Macbook Air that have their memory model soldered on. Once it ships out of the factory, you're stuck with it for good.
I had considered upgrading the hard drive as well. It came with a stock drive with 200GB capability. A similar SSD drive will cost quite a bit so I might end up not doing that. In a year or so, I will likely replace this Macbook and pass it off to a lucky nephew or niece.
But you can get that I will max out my future Macs from day one.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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