iPhone Predictions Scorecard

Here were my original predictions about the iPhone 2.0, updated with the actual announcement from Apple: 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the phone at $399 and $499 respectively and yes, there will be a 3G chipset as the entire world is predicting. Apple stuck with the 8 GB and 16 GB versions of the phone, now with 3G,…

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SEPTA goes iPhone-alicious

If you happen to be clutching an iPhone and you live or work in the Philadelphia area, SEPTA has developed a nice iPhone application: iSepta.org. (Click on the link from your iPhone.) What makes this interesting is that SEPTA’s website is pretty inconvenient for finding train schedules, but this iPhone optimized website is quite brilliant. You simply enter the start…

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Two weeks with BrightKite

For a little more than two weeks, I have been investigating BrightKite, a new website that brings location and photos to Twitter. Now onto my experience. After receiving my private invitation to the service, signing up with BrightKite was simple. Finding Friends With any social network application, the overall experience gets better as more friends participate. BrightKite is no exception….

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iPhone's Private Internet

One of the things that is quite remarkable since the introduction of the iPhone is the version of the Internet that has been tailored for iPhone users. For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about… Most mobile phones have some access to Internet content but the experience is less than stellar. Apple provided a rich framework to…

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Kudos to Apple Customer Service

Last night, I was horrified to find my iPhone cooked. Seriously, HOT to the touch and completely unresponsive. As soon as I determined that the phone wasn’t going to wake up, I went online and scheduled myself an appointment at the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store, a simple and smooth process. I was anxious all morning and afternoon…

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Inquirer: What are cell phones doing to our society?

And sure enough, the morning after my iPhone was cooked, the following article appears in the Philadelphia Inquirer: What are cell phones doing to our society? One of the points that the writer, Jonathan Last, makes in the article is something that my wife and I discuss all of the time. Cell phones let us connect individually, but disconnect socially….

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Update on Technology Conspiracy

1. PowerMac G4 Dual Processor Machine: working, making its usual fan noise. Seems to be okay. I don’t plan to turn it off ever again if I can help it. And if I do, I know the voodoo tricks that worked this time. 2. Color Laser Printer: toner didn’t magically materialize. We are committed to “go green” by going paperless….

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My Technology is Conspiring Against Me

Today was one of those days. With guests staying with us, I shut down my desktop machine, an old dual-processor G4 from 2002. It is quite noisy. When I went to power it up this morning, it didn’t. Nothing, nada, zip. Uh-oh. Usual tricks didn’t work either. Double uh-oh. So I walked away to try to enjoy the rest of…

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Why AT&T might subsidize the iPhone

AT&T has a real problem. People are buying iPhones and not signing up for service. Apple cares a little bit (they get a percentage of the monthly service) but they really make the profit on selling the phones. So, I will throw out my theory about the rumored price break on the 3G iPhone. (Please note that this is a…

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iPhone Predictions

Okay, so as a proud owner of a first generation iPhone, here are my predictions about the iPhone 2.0: 16 GB and 32 GB versions of the phone at $399 and $499 respectively and yes, there will be a 3G chipset as the entire world is predicting. No internal GPS chip, but the 2.0 software will support external GPS devices…

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