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The iPad is announced! I just don’t don’t get it

With some fanfare the iPad was announced today. And if I am reading it right, it’s like an iPhone but big and fat. I don’t get it. It’s an iPhone without the phone. It does not multitask.  So while you are using it as a ebook reader, you can’t keep any instant messenger sessions in […]

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iPhone OS 3.1 software is out

Naturally I am about to update my phone to the 3.1 version of the iPhone OS. I’m hoping I can manipulate play lists within my iPhone now; I have not checked out the new features yet.

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Transcoding for the iPhone

This is definitely one of those “you’d better write this down” posts. Being a longtime LINUX monkey, I am used to manipulating files via the command line. The GUI is a fad and if you want to get something done switch to command line. Transcoding video files are good for that sort of CLI manipulation. […]

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Attention Apple: AT&T is hurting your brand

Another day and another 3G outage for my iPhone. Even EDGE is not working today. Voice works, just not data. If the Palm Pre is successful it will not be because of an iPhone issue, it will be because AT&T’s 3G network is a joke. The iPhone is a great piece of convergent technology. But […]

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Looks like I’ll need to try iTunes again

I don’t like DRM. It’s not an effective control since you can almost always convert the protected media into an unprotected version.It treats paying customers like trash and is meant to keep the fish swimming in neat little lines. That’s why I buy all my online music from Amazon. I’m not an Amazon fan exactly, […]

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High score on Bejeweled 2

I just got a 152,152 point high score on Bejeweled 2 classic mode on my iPhone. There’s something disturbing about my playing a game on my phone that long…

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Watching the shower get fixed

Yesterday Lily stayed at home and got the contractors started on our bathroom.  They have done work for us before and don’t need us but we wanted to start off right. Today it was my turn so I took a day off and ran errands.  Me and the owner of the contracting company went to […]

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The iPhone 3G

I’ve had the iPhone 3G for a week now and have come to one inescapable conclusion: I need to buy a watch. The iPhone 3G is well designed and easy to use.  The screen is larger than my old BlackBerry Pearl but not too large. The built in applications are generally okay but a little […]

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Got a new iPhone

I’m playing with the iphone and so far so good. The intergration and UI show how developed the product is. Serious time wasting potential.

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Rain 1, Cell Phone 0

I killed my Blackberry 8100.  I was caught in a downpour from 24th Street and Park Avenue South to 32nd Street and 7th Avenue.   I’m charging up one of my old Motorola junkers but soon I have to get a new iPhone 3G. Update: Phone is dry now and working.  No iPhone yet.

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