Friday, August 31, 2007

What the hell... this?

NBC Gets Greedy

Apple announced today that it will no longer be selling NBC programs on iTunes despite their popularity. It seems NBC wanted to increase the per episode price from $1.99 to $4.99.

Nice try, greedy bastards.

Friday, August 24, 2007

AT&T Exclusivity is Over

Engadget has claims that has indeed done it. They've unlocked the iPhone SIM to decouple it from AT&T without a lot of high-tech gadgetry and wizardry. I say kudos. While I've been a happy CINGULAR customer for many years, I am amazed at how quickly it turned to shit once it became AT&T. Fewest dropped calls my ass. Sure, perhaps when it was Cingular that was true, but AT&T within the last few weeks has been absolute shit. Case in point - myself and my good friend Robert were working from a coffee shop sitting directly across from each other. My iPhone? No Service. His iPhone? A full 5 bars.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

$100 off iPhones!

If you really really want an iPhone (and you should) but don't want to spend $499/$599 for it, the price excuse is now gone. While supplies last, get a refurbished iPhone for $100 off, or $399 for the 4GB or $499 for the 8GB version.

I've owned a myriad of Apple refurbished products - iMac, MacBook, iPod - and have never (knock on wood) had any problems whatsoever. So get an awesome product at an unbelievable price.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

$99 iPod Nano

2GB iPod Nano. $99. Refurbished. Good as new. Forget the Shuffle. Buy now. 'nuff said.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

New iMacs, New iWorks, New iLife

Well it's about damn time. I've been waiting for a new iLife for way too long. New sexy iMacs were launched this past Tuesday along with iLife and iWorks updates. The new iMacs are significantly thinner, feature a glass glossy screen and upgraded specs. It also sports a new ridiculously thin keyboard in a wired or wireless version. The 17" model is discontinued, but is replaced by a same-priced 20". All around yumminess.

iLife features upgrades to all the suites, along with a new photo sharing enhancement which quite honestly I've not had time to learn much about. iWork upgrades Keynote and Pages, but adds an Excel-killer (come-on, Keynote absolutely makes PowerPoint look like a hack) called "Numbers".

.Mac also received a more-than-much-needed upgrade. Among many other things, it now supports 10 gigs of space instead of 1; supports personal domains and tighter integration with iLife & iWork.

More on this eventually.

Apple Launches MyTunes

Apple seems to finally be embracing web 2.0. MyTunes enables you to post what you've recently purchased, your favorite artists and what you've reviewed. Check out mine in the right navigation. Kinda cool. It'd be even better if it pulled not just what you've purchased in iTunes, but you're entire iTunes library.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Microsoft Office 2008 Delayed....Until 2008

I really don't understand what's the point of naming your software after the year it was released. Do I really want to be reminded that my copy of Word is now over 3 years old? Or my copy of iLife is over a year old. In this day and age of rapid technology advancement why would software vendors name things this way.

Microsoft announced that MS Office 2008 will be delayed until 2008. Don't even get me started about releasing software before the year of its name. Maybe software marketers all came from the automobile industry where model years are all f'd up.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Let The Parodies Begin

Need I say more?

Ohhh a Zepplin!

B&W has this, well, Zepplin-looking iPod speaker system. B&W is known for high-end speaker systems. At $600, I'm sure this thing rocks.

(Via Gizmodo)