This could be really nice. And yes, thanks engadget for the photos. I am very aware of the watermark in the corner of every pic. I do use my iPad 2 mainly for apps and not music or files. So, I do game a lot on my device. Sometimes, ok, most times, it is hard to steer cars, or PacMan, or some guy running around in Grand Theft Auto. And for a low $20 bucks, I will definitely be picking one of these up. Makes sense, too, suction cups. I just hope it doesn’t take any of the screen with it or leave any gunk that I can’t get rid of, after the fact. Click engadget in the beginning of the post, there’s a video that couldn’t be embedded. While you’re there, you can read their reviews. Hey, come on. You gotta’ do a little work. Made again, by Logitech. Not on sale until next month.
Sorry, I feel like I’m a week late on this one. At the time when it happened, I was in no mood to blog. I was too busy delivering a truckload of angry tweets to Twitter… seriously. But, now that that’s all over, the tweets, not the situation (Well, that’s over, too. Kinda’ shut that one down.), I bring to you the the latest news break ever. Here goes. So, there’s this guy named Mark Bao, right? He’s like this college student at Bentley University (never heard of it), and about two months ago, he had his Macbook Air stolen on campus. Cool thing, after the incident, this 18-year-old kid discovered he could still access his browser history along with some of the stuff on the hard drive. Guess what was one of the first things this idiot thief did? Photo Booth. Yep, that’s right. A snapshot. But, no need for that, this next thing is hilarious. So, if he didn’t think taking a picture was quite enough to incriminate himself, making a video certainly was, you Dummy. Mark Bao found the video and posted it to Youtube, embarrassing the hell out of the poor, little guy. He was asked by the criminal to take it down, but declined and here he is, dancing horribly to ‘Make it Rain’ by Tyga. He was able to find the perpetrator on Facebook and realizing he lived near his own dorm, planned on taking the information to the Police and Campus Authorities. But, not after having his laughs, first. Bao used Back-Up software, Backblaze to access his Mac while it was stolen. Also during this period, decided to purchase a new Mac laptop in the process. Later news, he plans to sell the recovered Air, donating all proceeds to Japan. Most info found on Engadget.
Ok, so the fam and I have been on T-Mobile since before they were T-mobile, back when they were Voicestream and or Powertel (Can’t remember which). So, we have been “grandfathered in” on a lot of stuff. A lot of deals have gone down. We really like the coverage, most of the time, but the phones until now, have always kinda’… well, sucked. Well, I’m not complaining. I comfortably, went from my Mytouch 3G Slide to the HTC G2 in what seemed less than a year, but must have actually been a year for the upgrade to even happen. Now, all of a sudden we randomly hear news of AT&T buying T-Mobile. What? The initial reaction was not a good one. Most or all of us had and still have questions. But, the more days pass by, the more info we’re being told, and the more things are starting to clear up.
Initially, we were like WTF?! What happened? What are they doing? They better not mess anything up. And I’m not payin’ extra for NOTHIN’. Very positive attitudes. Lol. And by reading all of this news, we do know that AT&T did do this for very selfish reasons. As an Ex Apple Employee, I have to tell you, I hate AT&T. Never been a member, but I dealt with them with the iPhones everyday, all day. And I hated them, that’s why I never purchased an iPhone even though, I am so in love with Apple technology. First off, their plans are too expensive. Secondly, their customer service is whack.
So, why did they do it? I’m not gonna’ go into detail, but somethin’ about having too many customers (iPhone) and not enough towers or network availability to actually remedy the situation. The price you pay for success. So, instead of waiting years for the “possibility” of enough resources, they just decided to take over T-Mobile’s networks, which I guess were right behind theirs (in terms of size and infrastructure). Now, if combining the two networks is a plus, I’m all for it. But, if they plan to just drop all you AT&T people right in the middle of my HSPA+ and 3G, then yeah, we got a problem. Not to mention, I tether and I do not have a tethering plan, if T-Mobile even has one. And hearing that AT&T is cracking down on Jailbreakers and Tetherers without a plan, warning them, and then just automatically signing them up for a $45 monthly Tethering Plan is not gonna fly over here.
But from what I just read on Engadget, it should double T-Mobile’s 3G, put both networks on HSPA+, and create the fastest LTE speeds possible based on combining the two. Ok, so these are all good things, I guess, I don’t really know what LTE is. But, speed is good. Lol. (About to do some Googling). As far as pricing, all T-Mobile had to say was that they would honor the agreements of customers that were all ready entered into prior to the buyout. Hey, that’s us. So, I’m good. Lol.
More… maybe, as this continues to progress.
So this is the world’s simplest phone, huh? John’s Phone. It’s kinda’ cool. So simple it’s kinda’ cutting edge. Nothin’ special like text messages, internet, or even a screen, but hey it does what a phone is SUPPOSED to do. At least what phones were invented for. Downside? I didn’t post the pic because I think it is the worst idea ever, but in the back of this phone is a door that opens to a pad of paper for addresses and a stylus-like pen. Wha? No. Get that outta’ there. Also, according to Engadget, the thing is so cheap-feeling that you’d really think it was a Mattel toy. Call quality – ok. Button usage on the side – not so great. I guess I’d get one and teach my 3 year old kid how to use it. He’d probably figure it out on his own, anyway. Yes, Engadget. I know these are your pictures. Aside from the obvious watermark, how else would I get such cool info? You don’t think I know the maker of John’s Phone… do you?
Ok, so even though this product didn’t get the greatest reviews in construction (giant wobbly battery), I still think it is the cutest little thing since sliced bread and netbooks. Yes, it’s a netbook made by Jolicloud complete with it’s Linux operating system. That’s right, it’s not Windows or the Mac OS X which I most definitely prefer over Windows, it’s Linux. And the coolest thing about this little guy, other than the awesome lid which is more negatively controversial than one would think, is that it’s basically app-based. If you were to look at the desktop of one of these things turned on, you would see a bunch of icons for apps like Skype, Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail. The app icons are basically links that open up the webpage to that specific site or app, kinda like bookmarks on your desktop. They say it’s not for adults, well it’s not quite for kids either. It’s more of a social netbook: a netbook for people who love apps and social networking and drinking coffee in coffee shops at tables topped with netbooks full of games, apps, and social sites. I love it. I did say I would love to get it for my three-year-old (extremely smart). But who am I kidding? This little sucker would be all mine and the closest thing to any Windows computer as I would ever come… even though it’s NOT Windows. Well, It’s not a Mac either and I’m totally an Apple Fan. So far, it seems as though the Jolibook has only been released in the UK. Well, I don’t care. All I wanna know is… how in the cloud of Joli do I get one?! My info came from Engadget.