New iPod Touch Details

August 30, 2010

Apple is poised to make an announcement Wednesday regarding one or more new products. I thought this would be the right time to tell you what I know about the new iPod Touch.

Colored text indicates edits made after the announcement.

The new iPod Touch will be comparable in size and shape to the iPhone 4, but slightly thinner and with some coloration differences to visually differentiate the two. It is also lighter since it does not need the telephone components.

CORRECT!

It comes in various sizes, but more importantly it will be available with or without 3G access. Versions with 3G will also have GPS capabilities.

WRONG! No 3G or GPS version is available.

The A4 processor, the same design used in the iPad and iPhone 4, will be used in order to bolster computing power and lower power requirements. This, coupled with a larger battery, will give the device incredible battery life.

CORRECT! The new iPod Touch boasts of 7 hours of video playback.

A compass and a gyroscope will be in all versions, regardless of whether it is a 3G version or not.

CORRECT! and WRONG! Compasses are not included, but a gyroscope is.

With this iteration of the iPod Touch, Apple finally is adding a camera to the device, a 5 MP sensor capable of 720p video capture as well as still photos. The iMovie app for iPhone will be compatible as well. There will not be a forward facing camera, and FaceTime calls will not be possible using the iPod Touch.

CORRECT! and WRONG! 720p video capture is possible with the 5 MP camera, but a forward-facing camera and FaceTime are included.

The screen incorporates the Retina Display of the iPhone 4.

CORRECT!

Can’t wait!

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New iPhone Crucifies Android

June 7, 2010

External bluetooth keyboard support? iMovie on the iPhone? The clearest screen… ever? A bigger battery and a faster chip? What’s not to love? To celebrate, I’ve created this short spot to highlight how Android phones are pretty much done.


Back From the Army; New Toys

May 7, 2010

So I spent the last 3.5 months in Missouri at US Army Initial Entry Training, during which I had little to no internet access. I’m back now, and I immediately went out and bought a brand new MacBook Pro, complete with upgraded 1680×1050 display, as well as a 64GB iPad. I also got a new cell phone, the Motorola Droid.

Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid. USA Today website not included.

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch. Only the one in the picture doesn't have the HD display that I got for mine!

Apple iPad 64GB

Apple iPad 64GB. Mine has a bazillion apps though 🙂

I’ll probably be reviewing these, as well as some new games I have and apps for all of the above. Stay tuned!


3 iPhone Apps I Want to See

December 27, 2009

So far I have loved my iPod Touch to death. That said, there are some apps I’ve looked for that simply weren’t there, and this post is a call-out to some of my favorite websites and online services that I think need to have their own official iPhone apps.

Meebo1. Meebo

This site is a great way to run all your IM accounts in a single browser window without needing to install anything on our computer. The simplicity of their design and their ability to constantly add new features and support for more protocols means they need to develop an iPhone app that’s just as easy and versatile.

Mibbit2. Mibbit

Much like Meebo, this site makes it so you don’t need to install anything on your computer, only this site is for IRC instead of IM protocols. It’s quick and easy to get going, and I think they could design a very nice iPhone app for IRC chatting.

uTorrent3. uTorrent

There is already a very nice iPhone interface available for uTorrent, but as often as it is updated it still is lacking in a lot of ways. It could seriously benefit from a real dev team instead of one poor guy trying to do everything himself. Plus, it would be nice to have an actual app instead of just a web interface.


MICROSOFT OMFG WTF?!?!

October 28, 2009

For those of you who don’t know, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has the ability to store any files (such as profiles or saved games) on a removable memory card that can then be taken to a different Xbox. Pretty nifty, except Microsoft only makes 512 MB cards, which is about as capable of holding data on it as a peanut shell is of holding the Encyclopedia Britannica. Not too useful.

Microsoft lost to this thing.

So thank God that Datel makes a memory card that holds 2 or 4 GB of data, and can be upgraded via microSD card to hold up to 16 GB! Once again, a third party saves Microsoft’s ass.

But it seems Microsoft isn’t too happy that people are buying a competing product. Instead of improving their own offering, what is Microsoft’s solution? To eliminate the competition by making all “unauthorized” memory cards cease to operate.

So now I have a $30 piece of plastic that can’t do shit. At least I can reformat the microSD card and use it in my phone.

Microsoft: FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU AND FUCK YOUR MOTHER TOO. I FUCKING HATE YOUR GODDAMN FACE YOU MOTHERFUCKER.


Mooch Report

March 4, 2009

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Make Money and Get Free Stuff

March 2, 2009

This really is pretty cool. Hopefully you have been familiar enough with my site up until now to know that I’m not BS’ing here. I found an awesome site that will let you make money and get free gaming/computer stuff at the same time in exchange for mindless clicking. Here’s how it works:

  1. Advertisers make ads with forms to fill out.
  2. Filling out the forms gives the referrer money.
  3. This site refers you to the ads.
  4. They get money.
  5. They buy you free stuff with it.

The awesome thing is this: the site knows that the advertisers are all scumbags, so they give you tips on filling out the forms. If you get a form filler you can fill out about 30 forms per hour or so. Each one gets you a certain number of points, which you then use to get games, consoles, computer equipment, cell phones, and more.

On top of all that, you also can get money, and here’s how: you get a referral link that you can give to your friends, and if they sign up, you automatically get 20% of whatever they get each time they fill out an offer, but in actual cash. It doesn’t subtract from what they get (they won’t even know it is happening), it just means you get free cash automatically. Get some really active friends on there and you can get tons of $$$!

Anyway, it is a good idea to use a referral link to sign up, because then people can benefit even more from this, and hopefully someone will return the favor and use your link when they sign up. With that in mind, take a look at the site and if you decide that getting free stuff isn’t so bad then totally sign up.

P.S. I will leave comments unmoderated on this post so you can all see the feedback (that way you know I’m not scamming you or anything).