Article Archive for May 2007

Palm’s Foleo vs. VTech and er, Fisher Price
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Posted in Computing, Gadgets, Internet, Media, Retail on 31 May 2007
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The Palm Foleo is a 10″ screen with a keyboard, wifi and bluetooth for syncing with your Treo or some other smartphone. “However, the Foleo uses an underpowered processor that isn’t really suited for video, Hawkins admitted. It gets five hours of battery life. It wasn’t designed to be a standalone product apart from its […]

iTunes EMI DRM Free + 50 Other Online Mp3 Stores for Your iPod
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Posted in Apple Mac, Computing, Gadgets, Media, Music, Retail on 31 May 2007
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Yesterday, most if not all of EMI tracks on the iTunes music store went DRM-free for $1.29. You can pay $.30 to convert your tracks from Fairplay AAC 128kbps to AAC 256 kbps. Since Apple keeps track of your purchases, after you download and install iTunes 7.2, you will be presented with a list of […]

Advice For Your Startup – Web Site Design
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Posted in Advertising, Computing, Internet, Marketing, Media, Retail on 30 May 2007
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Now, that I’ve visited about 400 search engines and about 100 web apps, let me offer some tidbits of advice for your web startup page & site: a) It’s 2007. Make sure all your copyright, trademark notices all read 2007. b) Typos. SPELL CHECK. There was a site with about 25 words on its front […]

New Google Street View Maps
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Posted in Computing, Internet on 30 May 2007
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This is a shot of one of my old haunts called the Mars Bar in San Francisco. It is not too far from the old Eidos headquarters so it made it convenient to slug down some suds after trying to wrangle a deal with the Eidos boys. Called Street View, Google Maps now allows you […]

Free & Nearly Free Phone Calls & Texting From Your Mac
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Posted in Apple Mac, Computing, Internet on 29 May 2007
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Computer to Computer “VOIP” Skype, of course. Free calls worldwide to fellow Skypers. SIP/Gizmo – same free calls to fellow Gizmo users. Both offer phone numbers to dial in locally worldwide. Gizmo is offering 40 minutes to landlines, cells, etc for signing up another Gizmo user. GizmoCall: Free phone calls worldwide – if you can […]

iPhone Clone to Hit US Shores Prior to Apple Launch of the Real Deal
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Posted in Apple Mac, Computing, Gadgets, Marketing on 29 May 2007
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The Chinese are very agile in their bootlegging and just as apt at creating one-offs (ok, blatant ripoffs) of hot consumer brands. The CECT P168 phone is modeled directly against the upcoming iphone. They have obviously copied the wallpaper but also many of the specs including: a 3.5-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen, a 2 Megapixel camera […]

The Calm Before the iPhone Arrival Storm: The Last Days of the Cell Phone Industry Cabal
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Posted in Apple Mac, Computing, Gadgets, Internet, Marketing, Retail on 28 May 2007
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It is interesting how in the final days before the iPhone Arrival Storm, the other cell phone manufacturers and cell phones networks seem to think all is well. That, no, they haven’t really noticed that they are guardians of a decaying system – much like feudal lords thinking the serfs would never rise up and […]

There’s a New BBQ Grill In Town – Infrared Heat Grills
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Posted in Food, Gadgets, Retail on 28 May 2007
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“For a quarter century, chefs at pricey steakhouses have been searing meat on burners that cook with infrared energy. Now the high-temperature technology may be coming to a backyard barbecue near you. With the expiration of a key patent, major gas grill manufacturers, including market leader Char-Broil, which is based in Columbus, have scrambled to […]

Memorial Day Gasoline Pricing
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Posted in Gadgets, Marketing, Politics, Retail, Universe on 27 May 2007
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There are a million ways to approach this but let’s cut to the chase. There are some people who love to cry we’re at the “peak oil” stage which in theory means production will never be as great as it stands now but that hardly seems the truth. There is plenty of oil left on […]

How to Run Your Business Using Only Web Apps: Bring Mac & Safari (or Firefox)
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Posted in Apple Mac, Computing, Gadgets, Internet, Marketing, Media on 25 May 2007
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We live in some pretty interesting times – your Mac comes with some astounding software and whatever else you need is pretty much on the web. Of course, the question to ask if you really need “boxed” business apps? Do you really need a full blown word processor? How many tables or newsletters do you […]