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Jul 262010
 

Turns out the Nexus One may not be so dead after all…

Due to some AMOLED display shortages it is reported that HTC is going to switch to SLCD AKA SUPER LCD on some of its super phones.

While the news about the screen change is all around the net the fine print in many articles reads “and global Nexus One later this summer”…

WHAT???


Even though it appeared the Nexus One in all forms was as good as dead.  It seems this “global” version is alive and kicking even after Google runs out of its stock


IT’S ALIVE!!!!

I have a soft spot for the Nexus one.  I firmly believe Google holds a warm spot in its heart for this plucky little phone and will keep updating it before others (even newer models) in its class.

The phone is a contender and even though Google’s direct sales model didn’t work out there is no denying it’s still a top tier phone.

Just wish mine had the new screen…

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20011620-85.html

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/07/26/htc-gives-up-waiting-on-amoleds-switches-to-slcd-on-desire-and-nexus-one/

http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/21/googles-nexus-one-supply-is-exhausted/


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Jul 232010
 

“According to one Security Provider, Apple has had the most reported vulnerabilities for its platforms during the first half of 2010.”

Is time running out?

The days of security through obscurity are well behind us.  Check out the PC World article for the rest below:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/201805/apple_blazing_a_trail_in_software_insec…

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Jul 202010
 

So what is it with all of the consumer FUD lately?  If you’ve been following my blog you know I’ve been covering the iPhone 4 and “Antennagate” which got me to thinking about my man Woz.

As some of you may or may not know this X apple front man/hero was also one of the voices speaking out about the iPhone 4 antenna issue.  Woz suggests in the article link below “If you can afford it, carry a second Verizon phone”

http://www.intomobile.com/2010/07/15/steve-wozniak-has-iphone-4-antenna-issues-advises-carrying-a-spare-phone/

While “Antennagate”  HAS been beaten to death and I believe Apple (reluctantly) made right to their customers I realized Antennagate wasn’t the first consumer FUD Wozniak has been involved with.

“Apple Founder: Toyota Problem is Software”   http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/RunawayToyotas/apple-founder-toyota-problem-software/story?id=9728007

There it is strike two!  Not even five months ago Woz was involved with another consumer product debacle.  In the article Woz is quoted as saying the car sometimes goes into an “unlimited speed up”.

Now I don’t know about you but I’m thinking lightening usually only hits the same spot once.  Is Woz the unluckiest man in the world?  Are the problems he has a small sample of what other early adopters are faced with?  If two high tech items were bought by the same man and both had major quality control issues what does that say about the state of product quality worldwide?

While you are pondering these questions I would like to make a proposal.  I nominate Steve Wozniak to head a new consumer watchdog group for all high end technology (read expensive) products.  With his track record of receiving faulty consumer goods he should be able to identify quality and safety issues long before they become a problem to the market as a whole.  His status as an Apple founder will also give him an insider edge with Apple while appeasing Apple fanboys worldwide.

I mean who doesn’t like Woz?

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Jul 162010
 

“Sorry about that. We’re not perfect.”  Apple’s one liner from the press conference today.

While supposedly all phones from other manufacturers have the same antenna problem (due to physics) only a small proportion of Apples phones are affected .  Either way… Free cases or bumpers for all!

Apples play was much needed and ample but I still feel like they should have served a larger slice of humble pie…

What do you think?  Was the issue overblown by the media?  Should Apple have even apologized?  Was their press conference a backhanded apology lacking the sincere tone of a concerned and responsible company?  Has Apple’s brand turned into into something that they’ve fought so hard against for all of these years?

Something tells me this one hasn’t been put to bed yet.  Apple has positioned themselves as the best and easiest, can they keep up the image of perfection now that they’ve admitted to the world that they aren’t perfect?

If I were Apple I’d start reading some Seth Godin books ASAP.  Things are about to get crazy.”Sorry about that. We’re not perfect.”  Apple’s one liner from the press conference today.

While supposedly all phones from other manufacturers have the same antenna problem (due to physics) only a small proportion of Apples phones are affected .  Either way… Free cases or bumpers for all!

Apples play was much needed and ample but I still feel like they should have served a larger slice of humble pie…

What do you think?  Was the issue overblown by the media?  Should Apple have even apologized?  Was their press conference a backhanded apology lacking the sincere tone of a concerned and responsible company?  Has Apple’s brand turned into into something that they’ve fought so hard against for all of these years?

Something tells me this one hasn’t been put to bed yet.  Apple has positioned themselves as the best and easiest, can they keep up the image of perfection now that they’ve admitted to the world that they aren’t perfect?

If I were Apple I’d start reading some Seth Godin books ASAP.  Things are about to get crazy.

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Jul 142010
 

Google’s Android App Inventor promises that even lowly non-technical people will be able to create Android apps like they were snappin’ together a puzzle.

This really looks like VB for Android and I for one like it.  Regardless of what the 1337 d00ds out there say I think this is a great gateway drug to Android development.

I’m still awaiting my beta invite but until then you can check out some of the news here:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/12/android-app-inventor-demo/

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