Archive for November, 2007

30
Nov
07

Cook going to CES again. Who’s footing the bill?

 

Well it looks like Jacko got someone to foot the bill to fly his sorry ass out to CES this year. Wonder who that might be? I guess it will be only a matter of time before we know. The infomercial’s will be hot and heavy for whomever he roped into paying his way. It should make for some more installments of Americas Funniest Tech Videos.

29
Nov
07

3G iPhone: ‘You’ll Have It Next Year’

This was surely not how Steve Jobs intended to announce the monumental news that an iPhone capable of running on 3G networks would be available. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson didn’t even say, “oh and one more thing” before leaking the news.

Speaking to reporters in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, Stephenson responded to a question about a 3G iPhone. But instead of vague assurances or deferring to Apple, the CEO of the No. 1 carrier said, “You’ll have it next year,” Bloomberg reported.

 

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29
Nov
07

Zune users complain of fast-draining battery with latest firmware

It’s funny I didn’t see this mentioned on ole sausage fingers or Cook’s site. I guess they can’t report any negative press on the Zune. So much for fair and balanced! Good thing there are sites like Engadget that tells it like it is.

Engadget reports that they have already had a few reports of some problems with the latest Zunes (and the latest firmware), and it now looks like there’s another issue brewing, with a number of users complaining of battery problems with Zune 30s and 80s loaded with the most recent firmware. Apparently, the Zunes have the unfortunate tendency to rapidly drain their batteries, even when the player is not in use. Judging from the discussion on the Zune.net message boards, that particular issue seems to be due to some unknown difficulty the Zune has with entering hibernate mode which it, seemingly, doesn’t do at all (at least among those who’ve reported problems). Those finding themselves plagued by similar battery issues can apparently “fix” the problem by holding back and down on the d-pad to shut the Zune off completely when its not in use, although we’re guessing few will be completely satisfied until Microsoft chimes in on the matter.

 

Via Engadget

25
Nov
07

Where is the full disclosure Jack?

What would you think of a review where a product is rated 5/5? I might really consider buying it. Now what would you think if the reviewer had relationship with the the products manufacturer and did not disclose that in the review? You might think differently about purchasing the product.

That is the case with Jack’s latest review. The product gets a 5/5 glowing review. Now said product might really be that good but can you really take the chance knowing that the reviewer has a relationship with the company. I might trust the review if this was stated outright but this is not the case here.

People trust the folks that run websites that review products. Lets face it, a lot of these products cost a lot of money and, people want to know if they are getting a good product for their hard earned money.

Sites that don’t disclose their affiliations are doing a disservice to their readers and the companies that supply the product. A simple sentence stating the relationship would help the consumer make an informed decision.

Full disclosure should be the standard for every site that reviews any product. This will ensure that the reader gets all the information they need to make an informed decision.

Is it an honest review or is it just another infomercial? Hard to tell.

23
Nov
07

Apple retail stores revamp for holidays

Not a cash register is in sight. The electronics on display are all powered up and ready for use. Personal trainers, specialists and newly minted concierges in aqua blue shirts make the Apple Store feel part salon, part Internet cafe — just without the espresso.

Over the past year, Apple Inc. has revamped its 201 stores, changing the layout, adding services and increasing its staffing. The “concierge” service that Apple launched last week is only the latest initiative designed to draw more visitors and bolster already record-breaking sales.

 

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22
Nov
07

Happy Thanksgiving

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you all have the chance to visit with family and friends and enjoy some great food.

21
Nov
07

Contour Showcase

If you have read this blog or Mobility Today you know by now that I am an iPhonecc fan. Since getting the iPhone I have been on the search for the perfect case. The cases I have used thus far have been pretty good, however, I was at the Apple store and picked up the Contour Showcase.

The Contour actually comes in two pieces. The case that holds the iPhone and the holster that the case snaps into and clips on your belt.

 

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