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Retina TVs

Don’t be shocked when the Apple television has a Retina Display as a key feature. Because your eye’s distance from the screen is part of the calculation, a television could fit the “retina” 300ppi minimum requirement easier than most other screens they make.

In fact, they already have more than enough pixels in the existing 24” iMac screen, so it’s just a matter of manufacturing it at 50”, rather than any major technological leaps.

If they do that, it could redefine the “HD” label. To put it in perspective, on a “retina” TV, a Blu-Ray movie (as HD as you can get) would still have the black outline around it like you get with standard-def on today’s HDTVs. (That’s with rough math, but you get the picture.)

That would leave the content as the weak link, but that’s where the existing Apple TV infrastructure could really help complete the package. It would take a while to prepare content at a whole new resolution, but who better than Apple to make that push?

2 years ago

March 28, 2012
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iTunes will eventually go away as it morphs into iCloud.
— I’m calling it!

2 years ago

June 6, 2011
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link Dropbox is the best

If you haven’t tried it by now, you should. Definitely changed the way I work and share stuff with friends. And on a Mac, it works straight from the desktop, which is awesome. I just wish I had it about three years ago when I was passing around a hard drive.

2 years ago

May 10, 2011
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link Why I bought a Wi-Fi (Not 3G) iPad

(Personal hotspots coming to AT&T in two weeks.)

3 years ago

February 3, 2011
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photo After the iOS 4.0.1 software update, my signal icon changed from 5 bars to 4 when I’m at home. Thankfully not a huge change. Anybody else see a big difference?

After the iOS 4.0.1 software update, my signal icon changed from 5 bars to 4 when I’m at home. Thankfully not a huge change. Anybody else see a big difference?

3 years ago

July 16, 2010
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Video showing Canon’s new Wonder Camera concept. Pretty crazy stuff. Doesn’t get good until about 3 minutes in.

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iPhone 3G up and running with iOS 4

Ok, iPhone 3G is back and runs the new iOS 4 great. The initial backup took forever, and it definitely hung up enough to scare me early on. After rebooting the iPhone, it connected fine to the computer, and runs the software as snappy as ever. I’m sure it will fly on the 3GS and 4.

Before you do the upgrade, just be sure you have the time to monitor it. Mine took over an hour total. And don’t forget about the hour after to play with it.

3 years ago

June 21, 2010
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iOS 4 download has finally arrived!

Downloading the iOS 4 software upgrade for my iPhone right now. Just released by Apple through iTunes. Happy free upgrade day!

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Easiest Way to Know if You Can Upgrade to iPhone 4

To find out if you are eligible to upgrade to the new iPhone 4 at the special lower prices, just dial *639# and AT&T will text you your upgrade offer. (PS - I’m getting one!)

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link Happy Zero Day (again), from Adobe

Adobe announced a critical security flaw in both Flash 10 and Acrobat 9 that allows a hacker remote control of your computer. There isn’t a known solution as of yet. Click here for the full article.

Funny, a little over a YEAR ago, Adobe had a very similar announcement.

3 years ago

June 7, 2010
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The making-of video for the Google Chrome speed tests. The actual videos are supposedly coming out tomorrow.

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link one forty plus: Twitter Isn't "Over," I'm Over It.

Last week in Los Angeles I participated in a live Q&A as part of an ASCAP expo on songwriting. When the topic of Twitter came up, I explained my waning interest in it being part of my daily life. By no means do I think it’s over as a medium altogether, but I do think that the days of “Twitter: The…

My guess is this post will jump Tumblr’s installed base by at least 25%, especially if it—ironically—is automatically sent to John Mayer’s Twitter account. For what it’s worth, I agree and I think the Twitter novelty is wearing off fast.

Maybe John’s just getting twired.

3 years ago

April 27, 2010
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photo A collection of never-before-seen photos from the day Einstein died, taken by Ralph Morse, 55 years ago, today for Life Magazine.

A collection of never-before-seen photos from the day Einstein died, taken by Ralph Morse, 55 years ago, today for Life Magazine.

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link Real multitasking differences in Android and iPhone OS

If you’re in the mood for a long, detailed explanation of how the Android and iPhone operating systems differ, especially in how they handle multitasking, click away

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