Microsoft bought Skype – Damn it

I have no idea what this is going to mean for the Linux, Android, and even Mac versions of Skype. I just don’t see this is a good thing no matter how you look at it. Here’s a collection of links. I’ll be watching this pretty closely. I’m already starting to look for alternatives. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_technews/20110510/tc_yblog_technews/microsoft-acquires-skype … [Read more…]

Why Apple is so Popular

I watched this a couple days ago, and thought to myself, this is exactly why Apple is popular. If you watch the video, it’s an April Fools joke played on a Fox News corespondent where her co-anchor convinces her that there’s a new technology now available that lets a person smell and taste things through the screen of an … [Read more…]

Is the iPad 2 Great?

I just finished reading a post over at ZDNet by David Morgenstern. The article started with the question, “Why can’t they just say it’s great?” The “it” in this particular case is the iPad 2. Morgenstern quotes Edward Baig of USA Today: As Apple unleashes the latest object of desire, a slimmed-down iPad 2, it … [Read more…]

Honeycomb Apps…

Today a good friend of mine asked me what apps can be loaded on the Xoom. That’s actually an interesting question at this point, since the Xoom is still new. I did a little bit of research (when I said a little I mean less than 5 minutes), and I found some interesting numbers. According … [Read more…]

iPad 2: Yawn worthy

OK, so the announcement has been made. Details are had by all. After a review of those details all I can say is, *yawn*. The iPad 2 is nothing interesting. They’ve finally added the cameras, and they’re upgrading the OS (incrementally). Nothing to write home to Mom about. Here’s a chart that compares the specs … [Read more…]

Secret to Full Bars on the iPhone

Sometimes, you get a tweet, and it’s just too good to just retweet. It deserves a post all it’s own. Today I got one of those from John Fahrner (@MongrelBrewski). His tweet was in reply to an earlier article posting I made: Verizon iPhone Snubbed By Consumer Reports Citing Antennagate Is Not Fixed. His reply … [Read more…]