Daily Archives: August 4, 2008

iPhone 2.0.1 Released and not a moment too soon!!!!!

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Finally the day has come!

Get the update Via iTunes.

iPod touch 2.0.1 has also been released as well.

Hopefully this will fix most of the problems, let me know how it goes for you!

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Apple’s silence is Deafening! – NetShare’s side of the story….

73D5F0BE-867F-44A5-AE0E-07CB0C96E5B7.jpgAfter the MobileMe debacle and the iPhone 3G in-store activation fiasco, now Apple is giving iPhone Apps developers the silent treatment……

Come on Apple, what gives???

For a long time Apple supporter and dare I say it, Fanboy, I am starting to get a sick feeling in my gut about the direction Apple seems to be going.

We have all had run-ins with Apple’s “customer service”. I personally spent three days on the phone trying to exchange an 24″ iMac after two previous ones were defective. (I gave up and got a MacPro)

But what is going on now? This behavior is not the Apple that I know, or thought I knew. Apple has made lots of mistakes in the past along with lots of amazing products, software and hardware. When something went wrong, they eventually took the blame and corrected the problem, at their expense.(usually)

In the last few months, it seems Apple is hiding behind their huge wall of cash, oblivious to what we, the consumers, are going through.

Enough of my rant, here is what nullriver is going through – Posted on their site today:

“NETSHARE STATUS REPORT:

We still haven’t gotten any answer from Apple as to why NetShare was removed from the App Store. Calls to ADC yield wait times of a few hours and we’re forced to give up. E-mails to various contacts at Apple and the developer program have also given us no response. Is this acceptable business practice? We don’t think so. When an application fails to be approved or even more importantly so, when an application gets removed from sale, Apple should be required to provide a valid reason.”

I agree with Giles Turnbull from tuaw, He writes: “What makes this more extraordinary is that developers of App Store products are not just developers; they are an income stream. Thirty per cent of the money we pay for every app goes directly to Apple, that’s how the App Store works.

It’s a deal, and deals work in two directions. Both sides get something. In this case, Apple gets software to offer to users of its exciting new platform. And the developers get access to a secure online distribution system, including payment processing, hosting, everything they need to sell their work.

Deals make partnerships, and partnerships (even unequal 30/70 ones) ought to work both ways. Apple expects (and has a right to expect) developers to behave themselves and act within the rules it has laid down. But in return, developers expect (and have every right to expect) Apple to be a responsible, indeed responsive store owner. At the very least, they have the right to know whether or not Apple considers their work suitable for sale in the Store, and to be told why it has been withdrawn. Then reinstated. Then withdrawn again. And so on.”

A deal is a deal! Come on Apple you are better than that!

Picture Credit:
Tara Douglas

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Pictures of Apple’s new MacBook?!?

Extra, extra, get you MacBook rumors hot of the press!

5B10AE41-B452-43F5-A1B1-D0CA8445F09C.jpgEngadget has some pics of what might be the NEW MacBooks that are expected later this month.

They are reporting: “The text clearly reads MacBook, which falls right in line with rumors that the next iteration of the smaller laptops would be aluminum just like their big brothers. Right now it’s anyone’s guess if these pics are legit or not — but you can be sure we’ll be keeping a close watch on this one as these pictures emanate from the same site carrying the last supposed leak.”

You never know, the leaked iPhone pictures were spot on. We will wait and see!

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iPhone 3G Power Options – iPod power Station review too.

iPhone power.jpgWhat is better than going to the mail box and getting a new gadget? It’s like Christmas and your Birthday all at once! Well today I received my first iPhone 3G gadget – The iPhone Power Station. Purchased from mobile.brando.com.hk for the low, low price of $25 add $3 more for shipping and Bob’s your Uncle (English phrase, not sure what it means)

So fresh out of the pack it comes charged and ready to rock, so I plugged it in and it did what it said, started charging my iPhone 3G. (see Spielbergesque type video)

It comes in black or white, though the website is stating: *BLACK is out of stock and shipment will be sent in Mid of August!*
It also reads:
External emergency backup power battery for your iPhone 2G/3G and iPod

The first round – I plugged in my iPhone and it did start charging and charging and charging…it didn’t seem to stop even though the iPhone looked fully charged and the display of the charging icon was sans(french for not there) the lightning bolt.

Currently I am testing it out on my 60GB video iPod and it is charging it up as well.

A more detailed review will be coming soon as I test and play around with this “External emergency backup power battery”.

ALSO – Morphine just announced the Juice Pack for the iPhone 3G can be pre-ordered for $99.95

Standby Time – Up to 350 hours

Talk Time – Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 12 hours on 2G

Internet Use – Up to 6 hours on 3G | Up to 7 hours on Wi-Fi

Audio Playback – Up to 28 hours

Video Playback – Up to 8 hours

All juiced up and ready to go… straight out of the box!

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