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“The one person on Twitter that you should follow. (And no, it’s not me)” (via On the Verge of Something Epic)

August 21, 2011

This great person liked me enough to write about me! Go check his article out, and follow us both on twitter ūüėČ @TechZader and @mjhale22

The one person on Twitter that you should follow. (And no, it's not me) WARNING: FOLLOWING THIS PERSON WILL BLOW UP YOUR TWITTER FEED…but it’s worth it. Did you know that HP had a liquidation sale yesterday to sell all of their HP Touchpads (HP’s version of iPad) for $99?¬† It’s true.¬† BestBuy¬†Canada along with other HP-selected retailers¬†pulled the sale by early afternoon yesterday¬†after they sold out.¬† My guess is that you probably didn’t know and neither would I if I wasn’t following Chris Luzader¬†(@TechZader) on ‚Ķ Read More

via On the Verge of Something Epic

iOS4 and iTunes 9.2: A Recap

June 21, 2010

Apple’s released it’s 4th version of their mobile Operating System and the Internet is going crazy, tweets are racking up faster than ever as everybody hurries to be the first to download and start testing it out.

iOS4 was released to the general public today, with over 100 new features! iTunes 9.2, released last week, is required to download this update.

According to Apple, iTunes 9.2 now allows:

  • Syncing iTunes content with iPhone 4
  • Syncing and reading e-books (with iBooks 1.1 installed)
  • Syncing PDF documents as books
  • Utilizing new folders feature for organizing apps
  • Faster syncing

Naturally, we all want to know what’s

changed in iOS4, so here‚Äôs the primary features: Read more…

Social Site Bebo to Be Shut Down or Sold

April 7, 2010

Aol. is giving up on Bebo only two years after paying $850 million for the social-networking start-up.

Bebo also sent out a staff memo which said, “Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would require significant investment in order to compete in the competitive social networking space …

Social networking is a tough market these days with the dominance of Facebook and Twitter, and the slowly declining Myspace, which have the backing of large companies such as Microsoft.

Bebo is quite popular in Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, however it has failed to make any real impact in the United States. It’s hard to predict whether a larger organization will acquire Bebo, as it may seem much to tough of a challenge to take up.

I imagine AOL will sell it Рperhaps some enterprising venture and private equity investors will swoop in to buy it at a discount, as happened with Skype? Or maybe Facebook should acquire it to conquer Europe in exchange for stock?

Only time will tell.

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Johnny Cash Song Is iTunes’ 10,000,000,000th Download

February 25, 2010

Apple today¬†announced that its iTunes Store has reached the significant milestone of 10 billion songs downloaded, as noted yesterday. The company also revealed that the winner of its¬†“Countdown to 10 Billion Songs” contest is Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia, who purchased “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash to push Apple to the milestone. Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card, along with a phone call from Cash’s daughter. Coincidentally, the name of the song is “Guess Things Happen That Way” and tomorrow would have been Johnny Cash’s 78th birthday!

We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We’re proud that iTunes has become the number one music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering.

Apple notes in the press release that the iTunes Store currently offers a catalog of over 12 million songs, over 55,000 TV episodes and over 8,500 movies including over 2,500 in high definition.

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Verizon Announces Unlimited Skype Calling Over 3G

February 16, 2010

At the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Verizon Wireless and Skype today announced a strategic relationship that will bring Skype to Verizon Wireless smartphones in March. The new Skype mobile product enhances Verizon Wireless’ smartphones for users who have data plans by offering a new way to call around the globe, while also giving hundreds of millions of Skype users around the world the opportunity to communicate with friends, family and business colleagues in the United States using Verizon Wireless.

The two companies have created an exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones. Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans can use Skype mobile to:

  • make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on America‚Äôs most reliable wireless network
  • call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates
  • send and receive instant messages to other Skype users
  • remain always connected with the ability to see friends‚Äô online presence.

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Raw Video of Nodar Kumaritashvili’s Fatal Luge Accident [ABC News]

February 16, 2010

WARNING – THIS VIDEO IS OF A GRAPHIC NATURE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. [Video from ABC News]

Note: This is far, in fact from another realm from what I normally post, but I felt the need to put this out there.

Since WordPress won’t allow me to directly embed videos, you have to click this link and watch the video on ABC’s site. Click on this: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/video/nodar-kumaritashvili-video-fatal-luge-crash-9823485

News report:

On Friday of last week, just hours before the Opening Ceremonies, the collective world held its breath upon news that Olympic Luge Athelete, Nodar Kumaritashvili, had tragically died in an accident during practice on the luge course. And while some were later mourning the unexpected passing of an Olympic hopeful, others across the Internet chatted with each other and sought answers. What had happened?

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Samsung Wave: New, Fast, Sleek, bada-filled

February 15, 2010

https://i0.wp.com/dpimg.ospos.net/marketing/images/img_devices_07.jpgOn Sunday, February 14, Valentine’s Day, Samsung Electronics Co., the largest maker of cell phones for the U.S. market, revealed the first phone running Samsung’s own OS, bada.

With bada, which means ‚Äúocean or sea‚ÄĚ in Korean and is meant to represent the ‚Äúlimitless variety‚ÄĚ of the platform,¬†Samsung is taking the TouchWiz system used on its touch-screen non-smart phones and making it the basis of a smart phone platform to take on the iPhone and BlackBerry.

The new phone, dubbed the¬†Wave (S8500), is a¬†touch screen phone¬†like the iPhone. It features a highly saturated, high-resolution screen using organic light emitting diodes, or¬†OLEDs. Samsung said the Samsung Wave will be offered ‚Äúwithin an affordable price range and be distributed globally.‚ÄĚ

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