Wednesday, December 31, 2008
If this pans out I may not repair my wife's laptop but buy one of these. I can dream, can't I!
Via Tech Crunch: Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09--Brian
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Immediate frustration with click screen
She found the click screen difficult to use. This may be because she is used to my iPhone and was trying to do what she was accustomed to.Found menu hard key quicker than me
Again a force of habit for myself, but she did find the menu hard key quicker than I did.Found games and camera quickly
She was able to quickly find the games and the camera very quickly after she figured out the click was a physical push on the touchscreen.Figured out how to email picture taken with camera
Samantha had no trouble emailing a picture taken with the camera (because she quickly figured out the menu hard key) and was able to email a picture she took.Began to navigate quicker
As she got more comfortable with the touchscreen and UI she was able to navigate the device more fluidly.Found audio and video
Easy enough.Tried to pinch zoom
I noticed that when she was searching through the photo roll on the phone she was trying to pinch zoom. Another iPhone habit.Played movie trailer successfully
She was able to play and then stop the playback of the movie trailer that was already downloaded on the phone.Didn't like it
Was the brief response as our food got to the table. She felt the biggest problem was the click touchscreen and that "clicking was difficult" to do. In the end she preferred the iPhone's interface more than the Storm's.And that was all I could get from her before she started into her burger and onion rings. At least the meal wasn't a loss!
Special thanks to @camaross for the use of his Storm!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!, a Free Holiday Download, and CD Giveaway | Geekdad from Wired.com
If Microsoft Built Cars...
1. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you'd have to buy a new car.
2. Occasionally your car would just die on the motorway for no reason, and you'd have to restart it. For some strange reason, you'd just accept this, restart and drive on.
3. Your car would inexplicably get slower over time and, every 3-6 months, it would simply grind to halt and fail to restart. At this point, you'd have to reinstall the engine. For some strange reason, you'd just accept this too.
4. Apple would make a car that was powered by the sun, was three times more reliable, fast, and easy to drive--but most people wouldn't know it or believe it.
5. Apple car owners would get expensive Microsoft upgrades to their cars which would make their cars go much slower.
6. Microsoft would replace the oil, engine, gas and alternator warning lights with a single "General Car Fault" warning light.
7. People would get excited about the "new" features in Microsoft cars, not knowing that they had been available in Apple's cars for many years.
8. Microsoft cars would come with 5-year-old Apple car paint jobs, but they'd be the same crappy Microsoft car underneath.
9. If you were involved in a crash, you'd have no idea what happened.
10. Before deploying, the airbag system would ask "Cancel or Allow?"MacDailyNews - What if Steve Jobs ran one of the U.S. auto companies?
Apple's Security Paradox - Forbes.com--Brian
Saturday, December 6, 2008
championship. I might pass English as long as I do good on my final
and the essay I revised today. All my other classes are going well.
The business is going slow. I don't have the time I would like to
dedicate towards it and it turns out were in a recession. So there
haven't been to many calls. Stupid recession.
So I am going to try to write here more with dealing ground breaking
material that entertains and informs you, my readership. I need to
make sure I try to keep good on my commitment to myself that I would
maintain this site. Stay tuned.
Brian M. Bufalo
Friday, December 5, 2008
Twitter feed as well as firemail on the iPhone. So far I love
firemail. When will the rotating keyboard come to Mail? My semester is
ending soon and I hope to put up a good long post then. Until then
thanks for your patience.
Brian M. Bufalo