Daily Archives: July 13, 2008

Day Three and No iPhone – Still a 3 hour wait in NYC! (pics)

Took the subway up to the famous cube one more time around 7:30pm (July 13th) – thinking it’s been three days, EVERYONE must already have their iPhone so now it’s my turn.

It was a NO go, we were told it would be a three hour wait, oh yea it is really HOT here as well……I will get my iPhone out of that damn cube!!!!



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iPhone second day delays

iPhone second day delays
B6E88422-8BB0-461E-8B57-698D04A7558C.jpgSix and one-half hours in line at the Apple Store, added to the three hours spent waiting in line at at AT&T store, only to be told that they had run out. Is the white, 16 gig iPhone 3G worth it? Totally. The excitement felt by Ralphie upon receipt of his Red Ryder BB gun is comparable.

Although demand will begin to fall off as time goes on, there are a few tips for eager iPhone fans who have yet to get their hands on one of these amazing devices:

  • Check ahead of time at the Apple Retail iPhone Site. Knowing which store has the model you want is crucial.
  • Follow the rules for business plans. If you have any type of discount on your AT&T plan, dial 611 and have them remove it. Otherwise, Apple can not finish the activation, and you’ve just wasted several hours.
  • Bring everything listed on the iPhone site. Things like a credit card, social security number, and previous account number if you are porting from a carrier other than AT&T.  If you don’t, you’re going to waste your time.
  • Bring the primary accountholder with you (if you aren’t it). AT&T does not authorize non-primary members to make account changes, such as phone upgrades. The same rule applies to Apple.
  • The Authorization Servers, despite best efforts, are still struggling. East Coast users who activate right at 8 am will have better luck, but as the rest of the country comes online, things will begin to slow down.
  • Be prepared to wait. Bring entertainment. At the Fair Oaks Apple Store in Virginia, the most popular diversions were a video iPod or a Kindle. 7 hours of watching mall traffic gets boring quickly.
  • Got kids? Have one spouse in line, one spouse out. Your kids will appreciate the change in scenery, and others in line will appreciate the break.

Good luck – and happy waiting!

(Via Appletell)

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Solar Power for Apple MacBook Air

Solar Power for Apple MacBook Air

Picture 1.pngQuickerTek, the leader in wireless Apple products, announces the Apple Juicz – a new way to power the Apple MacBook Air using solar power. Three models are priced from $500 to $1,000 USD and fold to a convenient 10.5 size and come with a cool Element messenger bag. These solar panels charge the MacBook Air while in use.

The Apple Juicz Solar Charger requires the sun to charge your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. The flexible thin-film solar cells will charge the MacBook Air in five hours. Since the MacBook Air has a non-removeable battery, alternative power options are welcomed by the Mac community. Especially “green” options.

There are three different solar panels:
* 55 watt model $1000.00 – recharges the MBA in 5 hours, unfolds to 60 x 42 inches
* 27 watt model $600.00 – recharges the MBA in 8 hours, unfolds to 41.5 x 30.5 inches
* 18 watt model $500.00 – recharges the MBA in 14 hours, unfolds to 30.5 x 30 inches

All models require an upgraded MagSafe power adapter. QuickerTek can modify the customer’s adapter for $25.00 or purchase a modified MagSafe power adapter for $100.00. Either way, the adapter retains the original functionality with the added advantage of being able to hook into the Apple Juicz line. Each unit comes with a cool Element messenger bag which holds everything nicely.

Like most QuickerTek products, the Apple Juicz Solar Charger is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

Apple Juicz Solar Charger

QuickerTek, Inc. is based out of Wichita, Kansas and was founded by Rick Estes in 2002. QuickerTek has been a recognized leading innovator of antennas and RF products for the Mac community.

(Via macmegasite )

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iPhone 3G Review with nice pics

iPhone 3G Review [Iphone 3g Review]

There are simple reasons why the new iPhone 3G is better than the last.

Apple has eliminated so many annoying little hang-ups that you might run into when using the old one. The GPS pinpoints to meters instead of blocks. The 3G connection slashes web loading times by minutes to seconds. The more rounded case feels great in the hand. And most importantly the new software polishes the OS and opens the phone up to nearly unlimited capabilities through the countless programs that are already being written by the brilliant legions of faithful developers. It’s kind of cool.

If you want to cut to the chase, the software is what we’re most excited about—so much that we ran the first half of this review earlier extolling the iPhone 2.0 virtues in detail, including the fact that it’s a free upgrade for the people who snapped up the first iPhone, perhaps before it was ready.

On the software side, the iPhone has the most advanced touchscreen OS out there today. Scrolling, dialing, panning, zooming, touching and pinching are all actions you can do to get around your photos, your maps, your movies, your music and of course, your phone calls. The iPhone 2.0 update improves on the already great communication features such as desktop-class email and web browsing by adding MobileMe and Exchange support—both of which push emails to your phone as soon as they’re received, just like on the BlackBerry. These two new additions also allow your phone to always sync contacts and calendar events with your computer or your office’s system directly over the air, without ever needing to dock, or take any action. There’s also the App Store, which gives you access to a gigantic library of third-party applications to add features such as controlling your iTunes, instant messaging, 3D gaming and To Do lists. One drawback is that Apple may not support the cool (illegal) apps like the NES emulators and video recording programs that don’t work through the SDK. Lots of unofficial third party apps may never make it to the store. One, Instinctiv, a super iPhone music shuffle app, was recently denied store sales because it is against the terms of agreement to enhance the iPod or iPhone music playback in any way. Huh?! Apps also take a long time (minutes) to install and uninstall, and backups now take awhile longer than before. Annoying, but still worth the wait.

The fact that the free software’s advantages are available on the original iPhone means that the reduced subsidized price $199 for the 8GB and $299 for the 16GB are good, but maybe not good enough to justify a trade-in. (The $10 extra a month for 3G access is a wash, frankly.) Quite a conundrum for those of you tempted.

Read the full review and see all the pics HERE

(Via Gizmodo)

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Give your iPhone Extra Juice

iPhoneNeck – Gives your iPhone Extra Juice

Here’s a great way to extend the battery life of your iPhone, the iPhoneNeck.


The iPhoneNeck plugs into the bottom of your iPhone to extend both of its length and the battery life.

A uniquely designed and rechargeable battery for iPhone. The backup battery offers you the convenience of charging your iPhone on the go and charges up to 60% of your iPhone’s battery life.

the iPhoneNeck is available to buy online for $35 from IPMart.

(Via Geeky-Gadgets)

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