Barack is Mac, and Pac?

Barack is Mac, and Pac? Apparently, America’s president-elect is a Mac user, a Pac Man fan, and likes sticking stickers on one’s laptop. I really dig the pac-man eating the Apple logo. Is that a Speck clear MacBook cover? Commenters: let the Apple/Obama fanboy flamewars fly! Incidentally, he also uses a Crackberry. And Biden is evidently a fellow Mac user, at least on the road. And as long as we’re on the subject: I met Al Gore briefly last week, and he was packin’ an iPhone. Although, I was so star-struck at the moment, I may have hallucinated that part along with the swarms of solar-powered United Nations black helicopters. DISCUSS. POTUS uses a Mac (9to5mac.com, via friends list) Update: Rob Beschizza at Boing Boing Gadgets tackled this burning! hot! politechnical news! earlier today. (Via Boing Boing.) For those who […]

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Yahooo-ooooooo

Funny story around this button. At my work we had a bell at the front desk, about a week after it was placed there it “walked”, and considering how small the company is, it walked out the door. My bet is on the disgruntled FedEx guy. The bell was replaced with a Yahoo button. So whenever someone comes into the building, they press it and someone comes up front. I laugh each time because it’s the person going “Yaaaaaahooooo ooooooh” that resonates through the building. I wanted one! I went on eBay and found only one up for bid. I clicked “watch this item”. I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to spend money on it. Last Saturday I was sitting on the couch with Craig, I had my iPhone in hand while were watching TV. I got an email […]

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Mars Edit 2.2

I just got finished reading on the TUAW about Mars Edit 2.2. I have yet to settle on a desktop blogging application but have been leaning towards Mars Edit for a while now. What most excited me was the mention of a mobile version of MarsEdit. Mobile fans take note — Daniel is working on an iPhone version of MarsEdit, and it will be released as soon as he is satisfied with the quality of the final product.

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NY International Auto Show

Two Friday’s ago Craig, Kelly and I went down to New York City for the opening day of the New York International Auto Show. Craig and I have been several times over the past 14 years. This year we planned to look at the hybrid and alternative fuel options on the market, prototypes and future concepts. The biggest change that struck me was the lack of “extras” this year. Minimal print advertising to walk away with, minimal schwag to promote the brands. Everything was focused on the cars, the booth, displays showing their new technologies. We had a good time, went in with a clear focus and didn’t lose a whole day strolling around the Javits Center. A note on parking, it’s gone up. It’s usually $40.00 at the lots around it, this time it was $50.00. Created with Admarket’s […]

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iSale 4.4 another upgrade

We’ve been using iSale since November 2006. It’s been a pretty good program making eBay listing much less of a pain. Since we purchased it for $40.00. Then an update came out in February, which we upgraded at $16.00. And now it’s November and another upgrade for $20.00. While I like the app, if I were to upgrade again, I will have spent $76.00 on the program. Nothing says I have to upgrade, but there’s something to be said for companies that offer free upgrades for at least a year from your purchase.

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Apple iPhone Dual Dock Problems

Craig invested in the Apple Bluetooth Headsets for our iPhones which came with the Apple Dual Dock. This dock has a USB cable coming directly from it to your computer and charges both your headset and your iPhone. Great, right? All seemed to be well in our dual dock land, until about a week after getting them. For Craig using it with his iMac, it would actually cause kernel panics when he quit, it wouldn’t sync when he put his iPhone in it, and it would repeatedly tell him it was an accessory not designed for his iPhone. I had been doing ok, but I also had not updated my iPhone to 1.1.1. Since updating to 1.1.1 I now have the same problems. I searched around on the Apple Discussion boards and found several other people with the problem. The […]

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iPhone Updates

As a new owner of an iPhone, and a previous Treo owner, I decided to use AppInstaller. I’m really enjoying the different 3rd party apps. These are the apps I have loaded: FiveDice Colloquy MobileChat SummerBoard Blackjack iLigh iSplit Lights Off My eBay Pirate Pushr (removing this) Soduko Tetris VNotes The first time I added apps it was a bit buggy and things were crashing. I uninstalled things, and started over. All seems to be working smooth now. I’m holding out on updating to 1.1.1. until the 3rd party groups have been able to get things working again. My personal take on Apple crippling all this; if Apple is going to release their own apps (widgets) great, then tell us. If your not, it’s ok to take a “we’re not going to support the apps”, that’s the same stance as […]

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