Archive for April, 2011

RIM-Shot Through The Heart

Ohh RIM… why do we continue to circle back to thee…. and never with good news.  This morning RIM shares dropped 14% in preopen trades and may not fair too well throughout the day.  This is a result of RIM’s forecast decrease in first-quarter profit outlook from $1.55 a share to $1.30 a share.  RIM’s less sweaty Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said today “We are cutting over to a whole new platform with whole new products and whole new architecture… the transition right now is affecting near-term volume.”  I hate to tell him, but those new products aren’t looking too promising for the long term either… new products are supposed to generate buzz about your company and lift you in the short-term, you know, when they’re good products.

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iCloud.com Bought by Apple

Speaking of the cloud Apple appears to purchased the domain name iCloud.com. For what purpose you may ask? Probably for their cloud services they may/may not announce at WWDC or their Fall event this year. Only Apple knows when their gonna announce something like this. All indicators point to moving iTunes and MobileMe to the cloud though. so get ready Apple fan boys for iCloud.com… Now with 100% more cloud! Source links after the break. (more…)

White iPhone 4 is Available Now!

You can finally purchase a white iPhone 4 now if you’ve been holding off (unlikely). Apparently Apple had to work out some tweaks such as extra layers for UV protection and location of the proximity sensor. If you’ve been waiting patiently for yours its available at apple.com or any iPhone retailer near you. Hit the source after the break for some more details.

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What is the Cloud?

There’s been a lot of talk about “the cloud” in the tech industry lately. Apple’s data center in North Carolina that will allow iTunes cloud based services, saving you data to the cloud with programs like Dropbox or SugarSync, Microsoft’s new ad campaign, “To the Cloud,” and of course Amazons cloud services. It seems you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how great the cloud is. The problem is that most people don’t know what “the cloud” is or why they should care about it. It is because of this I’ve decided to sum up a little about the history of the cloud and what it means for the future of technology. Follow along after the break for more riveting details! (more…)

The Failed Attempt at Podcasting

Week of April 18-23 the Failed Attempt at Podcasting welcomes a new guest, and rants about Apple issues that plauged the week.

Enjoy!

-TFA

Download the MP3  The Failed Attempt at Podcasting 4-21

iPhone 5… Drumroll please

This my friends, is a mockup from thisismynext.com of what the iPhone 5 may look like. According to Joshua Topolsky’s sources the phone will have a 3.7 inch screen, virtually no bezel, and a multi-touch “gesture area” where the home button is located. It also will have a “‘teardrop’ shape which goes from thick to thin (something along the lines of the MacBook Air profile).” While this is only a mockup the folks at this is my next have some reliable sources that say this is what the new iPhone could look like. Hit the break for some more detail (and of course the source link). (more…)

iPhone 4 Users Beware

Hoh boy… Fresh off filing suit against one of their competitors, and posting some amazing earnings estimates Apple is now in some pretty hot water over the tracking of users through cell towers. Some dudes from the UK have cracked the known issue and visualized it with a program they’ve developed, allowing people to see how the iPhone 4 (or should I say iOS 4) is tracking their movement as they go from place to place. Why is this an issue you ask? Well, for those who may not back up their phones to their own computers it’s a risk simply because now anyone who wants can have access to where you’ve been (there is even a file that tracks compass movement as well so theoretically someone could see EXACTLY where you’ve been.) Hit the source after the break to see all the news-y links about what this means for your privacy, and if Apple is in violation of their Licensing Agreement. (more…)

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