Daily Archives: April 4, 2008

A New book for Your New Mac

No Starch Press Introduces My New Mac

BCC5299A-33B1-474D-92B6-87966DFA75A7.jpgNo Starch Press has introduced a new book to meet the needs of new Mac users, My New Mac. The book is aimed at those who’ve switched to a Mac or are compelled by the ease-of-use of Mac OS X and want to jump right in with fun projects such as surfing, sending e-mail, listening to CDs, and working with digital photos.

(Via macobserver.)

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3G or not 3G, that is the Question…

Is This the Back of the 3G, Next-Gen iPhone?

688ECE9A-14A1-4245-AC5F-42D9E6FE67E0.jpgTake this rumor with a grain of salt the size of your fist, but this is what some people are claiming is the back of the upcoming next-gen iPhone. It could very easily be a fake, but then again, you never know. What do you guys think? Do you like the glossy black or do you missed the two-tone design of the current model and the classy brushed metal?
iPod Observer

(Via Gizmodo.)

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Amazon lets you shop via SMS with TextBuyit!

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Amazon lets you shop via SMS

What is Amazon TextBuyIt?
Amazon TextBuyIt is a service that enables consumers to find and buy products sold by Amazon using text messaging. The service lets you search for an item using keywords, such as those in an Amazon web search, get pricing and then buy an item from the search results. You can also order by texting specific information like ISBN or UPC barcode. Visit AmazonPayments.com to learn more about how to activate your mobile phone number. All of your purchases made with Amazon TextBuyIt can be found in the “Where’s My Stuff” section of the Amazon.com “Your Account” page.

What can I order on Amazon.com using Amazon TextBuyIt?
Any item sold by Amazon.com can be purchased through TextBuyIt. Items that are not in stock or unavailable for any other reason will not be included in your TextBuyIt search results.

Very interesting….

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April 4, 1975: Bill Gates, Paul Allen Form a Little Partnership

April 4, 1975: Bill Gates, Paul Allen Form a Little Partnership

Two pioneer geeks get in on the ground floor and make something big: Microsoft.

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In other news…..Galactic Emperor, Darth Vader build a new, indestructible Death Star.

(Via Wired News.)

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Apple comments on iPhone shortage…ummm kinda

Apple comments on iPhone shortage.

The iPhone shortage seems to have everyone talking these days. The mystery of why no iPhones are available in many Apple Stores throughout the country is what has everyone curious. Today, Apple’s Steve Dowling commented on the shortage to NY Times’ Saul Hansell.

“We are working to replenish iPhone supplies as quickly as we can,” Dowling said to Hansell. “Our stores continue to receive shipments almost every day.”

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Hansell then tried to flesh out this statement a bit. “Do you confirm that those shipments to the stores are inadequate to meet demand? Why is there a delay on your website in shipping the iPhone? Is there a shortage of components? Is a model change imminent? Is there an accounting reason to prefer shipping to AT&T vs Apple stores?”

“I’ll just leave it at my statement,” Mr. Dowling said.

Apparently, this is a clear indication that Apple’s iPhone is in much higher demand than even Apple can keep up with. In just 19 days, Apple will announce exactly how many iPhones they have sold during their earnings conference call.

(Via LoopRumors.)

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Griffin’s ClearBoost iPhone antenna booster Or the GCiAB

Griffin’s ClearBoost iPhone antenna booster hits the scene

Griffin‘s antenna-stub sporting ClearBoost case for the iPhone just hit the streets, and opinions are already pouring in. The case involves the antenna, a bumper and a screen protector, and while the resulting combination is not much for loooks, iLounge found it to improve performance in certain situations. Apparently in very low coverage areas the ClearBoost isn’t much help, but in wonky two or three bar situations ClearBoost added one or two bars. Sounds like a win to us, but you’re going to have to have some serious need of signal to sacrifice iPhone aesthetics this totally.

[Via iLounge]

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