I've heard good things about AppleTV 3.0 software. Something I need to do: check to see if an AppleTV can share its Internet connection with, say, a DirecTV receiver (via ethernet). If so, I'll strongly consider getting one for the bedroom. The living room TV has the Xbox 360 (with Rivet), so I don't need […]
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With two DirecTV DVRs, each having equalled and even surpassed the TiVo(s) they replaced, things have been going along swimmingly. We're recording everything we want, including Penguins hockey games, and not missing anything. But, as with all things tech, I'm not satisfied. There are two features I'd love to see implemented. The first is sharing […]
Double-clicking your iPhone's home button launches which of the following: Home Search Phone Favorites Camera iPod View Results For a little over a year now it's gone to my Phone Favorites, but I'm trying out the "Camera" setting for awhile since every time I want to use the camera it feels like the moment has […]
Took only 30 minutes. This one, unlike the first-gen one in my VW Touareg, shows the album and artist name. Or the title. But never all three together, bizarrely. But hey, at least it can change shuffle settings, navigate playlists, artists, and albums, and a few other things. Still, a step up. And I'll read […]
Does anyone else out there wish they could delete some of Apple's built-in applications from their iPhones? Sure, you can move them aside, but what if you never ever want to see them, and don't want them cluttering up your screens (or created unnecessary screens)? For example, I can't remember the last time I launched […]
Erie is now caught up to, what, 2001? We have Craigslist! Wow, 3G and Craigslist in one week. WTF is going on?!?!
Some time early yesterday evening I awoke my iPhone and, before it could latch on to my wireless network, I saw "3G" instead of "E" in the title bar. I turned off WiFi and, lo and behold, the "3G" remained. I loaded up a web page in Mobile Safari and, yep, it had to be […]
I'm thinking of submitting my iPhone 3G for AppleCare work. The back case is cracked, and there are three little dots on the screen which almost look like little holes on the inside of the glass. The cracking is the big thing: it's cracked near the bottom port and twice near the ringer switch. Anyone […]
Baldwin: This society is very wired together, and it's the most neurotic a society has ever been. Twitter, all this stuff, I don't view as anything good. Everyone is so hyperaware of what everybody else is doing. Everybody has been convinced their opinion should count. We all need to be spouting opinions. I'm now giving […]
As a valued AT&T customer, AT&T can offer you an early iPhone upgrade with a new 2-yr commitment and an $18 upgrade fee. You may qualify for a standard iPhone upgrade on 01/21/2010. $299.00* â€” 8GB iPhone 3G (black)$399.00* â€” 16GB iPhone 3G S (black or white)$499.00* â€” 32GB iPhone 3G S (black or white) […]
Holy crap! I haven't broken the 200/month barrier yet on my iPhone. American teenagers sent and received an average of 2,272 text messages per month in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Nielsen Company -- almost 80 messages a day, more than double the average of a year earlier.
A few years ago hybrids didn't make economic sense. Today, with cars like the Civic Hybrid and others having come down in price, they seem like they might make a bit more sense. True? Or is the upkeep and the fact that batteries in cars (batteries like these, anyway) are still relatively new to the […]
My Kindle arrived today, so here are some of my thoughts. In no particular order. Unboxing was not quite Apple-like, but it was better than most consumer products. Amazon should give you $9.99 or something to buy your first book. I find myself waiting to download the "perfect" first book rather than just any ol' […]
As some may have guessed, a Kindle 2 is on its way to me. I've previous said that the Kindle only interested me if it was $299 or less, and then went on to say "if it's free, and only then." I took advantage of the fact that, as a freelancer, I can set my […]
A simple question this time: Will you be buying a Kindle 2? Already did. Plan to soon. Eventually, I think. Nope, never. View Results