Its become a sad day here at mlgnn.com. As rumored apparently per Justin Long “the Mac” in the Mac ads, they are coming to an end. The 30 second TV ads were popular in 2006 when they first launched in the MAC vs PC war. Justin is quoted as saying,”You know, I think they might be done. In fact, I heard from John, I think they’re going to move on. I can’t say definitively, which is sad, because not only am I going to miss doing them, but also working with John.”
The ads have received a number of awards, and have also pissed off a number of Windows users (who probably like Star Trek as well). The ads stared Justin Long as the MAC and John Hodgman as the PC. There are currently 66 televisions commercials so far. I can only hope maybe they’ll so a farewell commercial. If you use a PC or Mac these commercial are hilarious even if they are a bit inaccurate. So long John, and Justin. You will be missed…
What about Adobe? That’s what people who like flash videos, and games are screaming at Apple. Apple is openly non-supportive of any Flash types online, and feel that’s its a “dying” technology as Steve Jobs stated earlier this year. Company’s have been scrambling to conform to Apples strict standards and not using this dying technology. Videos are being re-formatted, advertisements are re-coded, and everyone’s waiting to see the iPad (that’s what all this craziness is for). The HTML5 community has been trying to get a piece of the action and I think we’ll be seeing more via Apple. However a little bug has pop its head up and yelled HEY!. That bug is called Google.
Google’s Chrome OS with not only support flash its built in. There is no need to update as its an intricate part of the platform. Google believes that Flash is a living technology and will continue to grow, and see’s no reason to kill it now. I wonder if that’s why Job and Schmidt had lunch to compare note on how there going to not have a monopoly and still dominate the industry (secretly). Steve Ballmer would have showed up but he was busy running around the block yelling about Microsoft. We’ll see how this plays out. It’s going to become a friendly version of Google vs Apple.
Well I am happy and sad to report that the pre-order for the Apple iPhone 3G S is sold out. So if you were looking to avoid the lines, your a tad bit late. Even if you can find a place to do a pre-order there is a minimum of a 2 week wait. If you were looking to skip the camp out and digital file transfers then you’ll have to wait like everyone else who didn’t pre-order on time.
The AT&T customers who have placed there pre-orders in, still have to show up at the stores at 7a, to grab their phone. There pre-orders are kind of like line savers. So their covered but where does that leave you. We’ll if you like me, just playing with your iPhone 3G for an extra couple of weeks. I suspect that if you haven’t pre-ordered yet, theres probaly a reason, and you should know that the iPhone craze has happened twice already. So this shouldn’t be a shock about wait times. At least to those reading this. .. Viva la Apple.
So the ASUS’ awesome Eee Keyboard has been spotted in China. The “keyboard” is almost a fully functional computer, with an 5-inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display/trackpad on the right side of the keyboard, is, as it turns out, running a standalone version of XP, and serves as the main display for the PC, with the external monitor functioning in a secondary capacity. Also has a music player built in. The word on the street is that it works extremely well and the keyboard will come in two styles wired, or wireless.
We are hoping for a release date for the end of June. When it will be shipped world wide, or the price is yet unknown. Pretty sure this is the future of the keyboard and I’m willing to bet this is where Apple is going to follow suite.
Wow what a long day for Apple. Yesterday they were served with a lawsuit from Cartier. You know Cartier their watch’s don’t come with calculators and you can’t afford them. Well they sued Apple yesterday because someone had created an app which is a replicate Cartier watch with logo so you could have a fancy one on your iPhone (because you bought your iPhone, so now you can’t afford a $5,000 watch).
Cartier sued over copy right infringement however they dropped the suit today because Apple agreed to remove the applications. The center of the suit was gear towards the two apps named Fake Watch and Fake Watch Gold Edition. The makes of the app were not mentioned in the papers. So I guess they got off the hook pretty easy. Now who’s going to have an iPhone with some extra bling? For the record this one of the stupidest lawsuits ever. Who cares about a fake watch on a phone. Why not go after all those guys in New York that have them lined inside of their trench coats? Wait they don’t exist, just the guys in trench coats that flash you a piece of meat for free. Oh New York City your so funny…
Word on the street is that Apple is in development of a tablet computer. A hybrid of the Macbook and an iPhone which is scheduled to drop in 2010. This by the way is a rumor. Like Apple would come out with a phone in the early 2000′s. So I’m game to believe. The idea is that it’d be better for surfing the Web, watching movies, and reading books than the iPod or iPhone, but not powerful enough that it would crush notebook sales.
Apple is also rumored to be partnering with Verizon Wireless for some other mobile devices that are planned for release in 2010 as well. The bigger iPhone type device most likely is to compete with the Amazon’s Kindle.
As Apple first then PC user, I think Apple is slacking here. They could have had my money for the tablet, but Apples lose is MSI’s gain. However I can ‘t wait for these products. VIVA LA APPLE!!
So Apple has to have some of the dumbest applications ever for a phone. Besides Caller Tunes. Thats not an app I just hate listening to upgrade me when i think, Hey I’m calling from the iPhone. So here is a nice collage of how you can put the Apps together and make more sense of your life. Geeks need not apply. Enjoy.
Apple says “God” is no good for the iPhone. The developer, Benjamin Kahle got the axe from Apple recently and went on record speaking against the censorship Apple has recently employed. First Trent Reznor, now God? Apple must not like competition.
Why's Apple gotta Hate on God?
The application is called Me So Holy. You can take a picture or use on from your photo library and place your face over Jesus’. It involves different pictures for a lot of relgions Kahle says, its not just christianity. Will Apple lighten up a little bit, and let this app in its store. Only time will tell. They could use with about 100 less Bible applications just for the record too.
This is just a news story with a tad bit of commentary. Don’t send hate mail. Everyone believes what they want. Thats fine. I just don’t want to hear about it.
The Doctor is in the house. The Dr. Hard Drive Bag is here to help. He’s trained to recover all of your lost files. He can do nothing for that pesky erection thats lasted more than 4 hours. Sorry. This cool little contraption is just a concept by Hyuh Jin Lee, he hopes to get this off the ground. Although it already is, its on a stand.
If your computer crashes and you lose files just take out this portable drive IV and presto USB drive to computer, your on the way to mending your comps broken heart. The Doctor has anti-virus installed in it, so it will scan all your files at it recovers them, and quarantine the infected ones, also looking for corrupted files as well.
Finally graffiti gets a face life. Well sort of. Apparently ignored by the mass of stupid people in the public, a sneak few have been “throwing up” (means doing graffiti) right in front of your eyes. These select few have taken it to the next level. No I’m not talking about throwies or digital graffiti however fun that is. Shh. I’ve very fun. They are wheat pasteing curors, writing 404 on street grates, and even going so far as to stencil. Eat that Banksy you has-been. I’ve seen some pretty witty stuff in my day, even doing some pretty witty stuff but I’d like to take a moment to recognoize my fellow geeks who like myself do not view graffiti as destruction of property, but as a way of expression. This is not a forum for debate. This is just my view. Now shut up, and scroll down and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Graffiti bianary stylee. Boiiii. (along with being a geek I am also a 1980′s hip-hop affectionado, seriously)
These are just a few. See if you can find more, or better yet go out and impress the world. Or that hot girl who knows hip-hop is not a dance its a culture and take her bombing as a date, but rememer two things. You never heard of me, and keepy it geeky.