Saturday, April 3, 2010

CNN ipad Situation room review

"if i were Sony, Nintendo, Gamers, i'd be worried"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wall street Journal/ New Times Ipad reviews are in


In 10 years of reviewing tech products for The New York Times, I’ve never seen a product as polarizing as Apple’s iPad, which arrives in stores on Saturday." David POGUE - New York Times

After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. It could even help, eventually, to propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades." - Walt Mossberg - Wall Street Journal

Speaking of video: Apple asserts that the iPad runs 10 hours on a charge of its nonremovable battery — but we all know you can’t trust the manufacturer. And sure enough, in my own test, the iPad played movies continuously from 7:30 a.m. to 7:53 p.m. — more than 12 hours. That’s four times as long as a typical laptop or portable DVD player. POGUE

I was impressed with the iPad’s battery life, which I found to be even longer than Apple’s ten-hour claim, and far longer than on my laptops or smart phones. For my battery test, I played movies, TV shows and other videos back-to-back until the iPad died. This stressed the device’s most power-hogging feature, its screen. The iPad lasted 11 hours and 28 minutes, about 15% more than Apple claimed. I was able to watch four feature-length movies, four TV episodes and a video of a 90-minute corporate presentation, before the battery died midway through an episode of “The Closer.Oh, and all the while during this battery marathon, I kept the Wi-Fi network running and the email downloading constantly in the background. Your mileage may vary, but with Wi-Fi off and the screen turned down from the fairly bright level I used, you might even do better. Music plays far longer with the screen off. On the other hand, playing games constantly might yield worse battery life.” Walt Mossberg

iPad have nots:
Adobe Flash

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Google Voice explained

created a set of short videos that dive into more detail about ten features of Google Voice:
Voicemail transcription
One number
Personalized greetings
International calling
SMS to email
Share voicemails
Block callers
Screen callers
Mobile app
Conference calls

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wall Street Journals Mossberg on iPad - video

Grace, Beauty, Feels good in the hand. "Holding the internet in your hand and making it more intimate".

Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg highlights some big points:
+ Out the box day one will run iPhone Apps... 140,000 apps
+ Starts at $499 that's' huge traditionally for a company that sells
expensive products. Will be a big problem for the netbook market and
the Dells, Lenovo etc... that go after the low price market.
+ 10 Hours of Battery life(no lightweight laptops can go 10 hours)
+ they made their own chip, allows them to charge a lower price

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPad makes Nexus One look Lexus expensive

Apple® today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for  web, email, photos, videos, music, games, e-books

iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch™ display.
iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds— thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. 

 iPad will be available in late March starting at just $499.

iPad features 12 next-generation Multi-Touch applications. Every app works in both portrait and landscape, automatically animating between views as the user rotates iPad in any direction. Watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD or flip through pages of an e-book you downloaded from Apple’s new iBookstore while listening to your music collection.
iPad runs almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. The iTunes® Store gives you access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 8,000 films including over 2,000 in stunning high definition video. Apple also announced the new iBooks app for iPad, which includes Apple’s new iBookstore, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device. The iBookstore will feature books from major and independent publishers.
iPad’s brilliant 9.7-inch, LED-backlit display features IPS technology to deliver crisp, clear images and consistent color with an ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angle. The highly precise, capacitive Multi-Touch display is amazingly accurate and responsive whether scrolling web pages or playing games. The intelligent soft keyboard pioneered on iPhone takes advantage of iPad’s larger display to offer an almost full-size soft keyboard. iPad also connects to the new iPad Keyboard Dock with a full-size traditional keyboard.
iPad is powered by A4, Apple’s next-generation system-on-a-chip.  Long battery life of up to 10 hours.*
iPad comes in two versions—one with Wi-Fi and the other with both Wi-Fi and 3G.
Environmentally responsible products, made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy-efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iPad contains no brominated flame retardants and is completely PVC-free.
Apple released a Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad. The SDK includes a simulator that lets developers test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac, and also lets developers create Universal Applications that run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Pricing & Availability 
iPad will be available in late March for $499(16GB), $599(32GB), $699(64GB).
Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April for $629(16GB), $729(32GB) and $829(64GB).

More info on

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Apple says opps didn't mean that... original iPad?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Steve Jobs on 60 Minutes -the Beatles Are my business model

Steve Jobs talks to 60 Minutes about his business model. He says it's like the beatles, for guys who keep each other in check.

"My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people."

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Steve Jobs:


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Steve Wozniak carries 2 iPhones (battery & multitasking fixed)

Mr. Woz, needs 2 release his own phone at some point. I'm sure his current tweaked iPhone model would be a best seller. Steve Wozniak carries 2 iPhones (battery & multitasking fixed)... I wonder if a Family plan for a family of phones exists. For those that carry 3 or more devices at a time.
ha ha...I buy most of the significant gadgets that come out...I did not buy an Android right away but I did like the looks of the Motorola Droid so I bought it. When you buy a gadget and it works without hours of figuring things out, it's a joy. At different points in time you'll find me with different Blackberries and other phones. At the time of this interview I carried 2 iPhones (battery and multitasking fixed) and the Droid on my belt. And I do enjoy the Droid and it does my normal stuff fine, but it will take some time to find apps equal to some that are important on my iPhones. When the Nexus One came out I put the Droid aside and shifted to checking out the Nexus One. I'm always on the watch for the latest hot gadgets. When I don't like new gadgets, I keep my mouth shut. It's better to focus on the good. I'm not the conflict type of person so I don't try to get into arguments you never win about which is better. But if I only carried my iPhones, I wouldn't have as good an idea of how others do with their alternate choices....Woz

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Nexus One, Nokia N900, HTC HD2(Power Phones)

Power Phones(Linux based Phones lead the way): Android(Nexus One, Motorola Droid) Maemo(Nokia N900) and Windows Mobile 6.5(HTC HD2)

Sorry but the Blackberry doesn't compare to these near net book devices that can REALLY browse the web. When it comes to e-mail, messaging and security the blackberry CAN'T be beat. But with web browsing and media it fails. These devices are so much like laptop be prepared to carry chargers and spare batteries. One phone doesn't fit all, chances are you will carry two to make the right balance. No phone beats the iPhone with the content universe of iTunes, i repeat NO PHONE!

Hardware wise the Nexus One is the Phone to Beat. The Nexus One is the lightest(130Grms), thinest(11.5mm), fastest(1Ghz) and brightest display. It sets the hardware and software standards of what phones will have to live up to for the next 2 to 3 years. Only to be match hard where wise to the HTC HD2. HTC is the luckiest company in the world to be at both sides of the coin making phones for MS and Google.

Nexus One, Motorola Droid, HTC HD2 and Nokia N900(most underated phone of the year) lead with High level Displays. These are this Falls HEAVY WEIGHTS!! Imagine what will be released next year. For the iPhone to maintain it's lead in this area it will have to give their weak 480/320 display a face light and processor a upgrade. And you can be sure they will step up to the plate. By the Competition going this hard, they've shown Apple the cards their holding...

Nexus One: $529(unlocked)
Network: T-Mobile(HighSpeed), ATT(EDGE low speed), Coming soon to Verizon
Operating System: Android 2.1(Eclair)
1400 mAH battery

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen: 800 x 480 pixels
100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
1ms typical response rate
512MB Flash

noise canceling dual microphones

ROM: 512 MB RAM: 448 MB

largest of the bunch 4.3 Inches diagonal
Capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA

157 grams (5.54 ounces) with battery
1GHz Snapdragon™ processor
Capacity: 1230 mAh
3.7-in.; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen
Dual microphone noise reduction
1400 mAh Li Ion
(a 600MHz, OMAP3430 chip downclocked to 550MHz)(it's similar to the chip inside the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre.)
256MB of RAM, and 512MB of ROM
Nokia N900 $569 + tax comes unlocked.
*has a TV output can watch content from phone on the TV. Plus the cables are included. TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
*32 GB internal storage. You can show case pictures or video's you've taken on the larger screen.
Best camera/video off all powerphone devices:CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens, Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps

Processor and 3D accelerator PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support(same as iPhone 3Gs)

TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
800 × 480 pixel resolution
(256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
BL-5J 1320mAh
Nokia N900:


Nexus One:

HTC HD2:;lst
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wall Street Journal Mossberg w/ Rubin Nexus one designer - video

All Things Digital Walt Mossberg interviews Andy Rubin Android's creator and designer.

They discuss a future enterprise model. With a larger plan.

The Nexus One version 2.1, the Ambassador Phone for Google's Android Platform.  The only phone that says Google, not with Google as the other dozen Android Phones.

Front end to Google services that puts Google at your finger tips.

They all address the Customer Service issues, Growth of Apps.   The Split with the Developers(%70), Google(costs) and Carrier(the rest).

So far the reception of the phone has been poor.  Complaints about no customer service, $700 early termination fees and poor first week sales(20,000) estimates.

See David Pogue's video review:
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Google Nexus One - Goog's new approach

Official Google Blog: Our new approach to buying a mobile phone

Google today launches a new SmartPhone. The Nexus One, will be the flag ship Android phone. I guess the partners weren't moving as fast as Google wanted or google noticed so much more potential with the new device.

Needless to say it must be selling like hot 'cupcakes'. The the HTC Hero still has one up on the new Nexus One with Multitouch. The Hero and IPhone are the only two so far that have that capability.

It looks like it's still just the beginning as this sector is about to explode and no one has show cased their full deck off cards yet.

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