Apple pushing Safari downloads on Windows users

March 21, 2008

In an apparent bid to rapidly gain share of the online browser market dominated by rival Microsoft, Apple is leveraging its vast iTunes install base to recommend that Windows users also download and install the latest version of its Safari web browser.

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Firefox 3 Beta 4 is Out and Available for Download!

March 11, 2008

“[Improved in Beta 4!] Firefox 3 Beta 4 includes more than 900 enhancements from the previous beta, including drastic improvements to performance and memory usage, as well as fixes for stability, platform enhancements and user interface improvements. Many of these improvements were based on community feedback from the previous beta.”

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Camino 1.5.2 Release Notes, All users are urged to upgrade.

October 19, 2007

camino logoCamino 1.5.2 contains the following improvements over version 1.5.1:

  • Upgraded to version 1.8.1.8 of the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine, which includes several critical security and stability fixes.
  • Large download lists and corrupt site icons will no longer cause Camino to stop loading pages or opening windows.universal binary
  • When viewing the source of a frame, Camino now uses cached data instead of requesting the frame again.
  • When JavaScript code wants to focus a minimized window, Camino now properly restores the window from the Dock.
  • Pages which perform actions when the tab or window is closed now function properly.i hert camino
  • Camino no longer adds site icons for local files to the site icon cache.
  • Upgraded the “Block flash animations” code to use Flashblock 1.5.4.1.
  • Upgraded the bundled Java Embedding Plugin to version 0.9.6.3.
  • Improved ad-blocking.

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Dear Real Steve Jobs… Thank you for iLife ’08.

August 8, 2007

red buttons Dear Real Steve Jobs,

Thank you. The iLife ’08 released today looks to be the most revolutionary media software package on earth. The iMacs… incredible, .Mac – Thank god, Numbers – expected, but thanks. All is all, iLife ’08 fills in the gaps that the Leopard keynote was missing, and then some. iMovie… who is that guy who simply came up with this idea, the idea that changed media forever? I want to buy him a gift on Facebook, and then buy him a real one, doesn’t matter what it is, a beer, candy, a rainbow, whatever he wants. He deserves it. He deserves to go on more vacations. Send him to india, the pyramids, the wall, stonehenge. I’m interested to see what he comes up with. iThink we all are.

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My BlackBerry Vs. My iPhone.

July 11, 2007

Nice title huh? not entirely true… however keep reading and you’ll see some interesting differences between my blackberry and my (future) iPhone.

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“Push! Push! Push!” While this may seem to be the mantra of la moz coach, it could also be the marketing mantra of Reasearch In Motion’s (RIM) Blackberry Products. Ohhhh how excited i was to get my Blackberry through Verizon. I literally couldn’t wait. At this point i heard speculation that the iPhone was coming, but it being September 2006, knew that the latest “smartphone” was the best option. I couldn’ve went for the treo, but i think it looks stupid (seriously) or the Motorola Q which was a tough choice, but as it ran Windows mobile and couldn’t push quite as hard as the blackberry, I went for the RIM product due to the teathered modem capabilities and international access abroad. This last point is especially important b/c at the time i was traveling back and forth between south american for business.

So what did i first think of the Blackberry?

WTF? basically. It was a few years since i lived in the states and had a US cell phone, but when I did it was a Nokia 3605, the far bar kind with every feature known to man in 2003 and a circlish rotary like dial. You’ve seen it. At any rate, I missed it immediatley.

MY blackberry phone wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be. it was fat, black, and featureless. My Noka was fat, white, and featureful. Yes, Blackberry’s at the time didn’t come with cameras, video, good games, or shit basically, but man could they push.

Then came the pearl, the Blackberry pearl- but as Verizon was who I had to go with, I couldn’t get this, b/c it wasn’t offered under their service plan yet, they said it would be, but I couldn’t tell when, and said, “f**k it, a lot of people like this thing, and I do lot of mobile and international business, must be the ticket!”

An expensive ticket to hell. The blackberry sucks. I sort of think about that every time i use it. Well, sometimes. Yesterday for instance I was sucking back an iced coffee in Bryany Park Mid town Manhattan and my sister called with an emergency. She needed to take a medical test, i was like, Shit, i ain’t no doctor! Then it dawned on me, i know a few and nurses too. So i called them to ask for hlp, they got the message, and I’m not sure if my sister passed her test or not, we’ll see.

Anyway, the email capability of the blackberry is good, but the typing sucks, and internet browsing is a joke. Everything stacks up and the major services that help haven’t so I haven’t been hard pressed to “push” for a new better browser on such a lack luster device, an email device that doesn’t little more than supply me with a junky web connection and an unbeatable stage on River raid, called San Lorenzo.

Internet Connection EV-DO vs. Edge.

I’m allegedy on the 700 kbs/sec EV-DO, I question that. I have been to three different Verizon stores and seriously their technical assistance as nothing more than a technical difficulty. The stores are always crowded, and the workers are very best buy-like… as in hired because they submitted an application and if they don’t know your questions, call corporate, who of course tells you to go to your friendly (over/angry crowded store.) Ay ay ay.

I have gone and asked about how to hook up the teathered modem with the enterprise account, and no one has helped, i know it can’t be done with a mac, but i have vista and bootcamp for this reason, but at this point screw it, i’m used to the blackberry web browser which is more like 10 to 20kb/sec and not that easy to use. Writing is the worst, error correction is a joke, sometimes you have to erase a full sentence b/c one letter or word makes everything look screwy. This wastes time baby.

The whole thing is screwy. The software often screws up and I have to rip out the battery and push it back in, although I had to do that with my old feature packed Nokia too. The spellcheck, internet, and dare i say it, e-mail programs are all complicated and not anything special. The customer service as i have said is ungodly awful. Remember I can speak for the cities of Chicago & New York regarding the Verizon service, it is T–errible in these places.

Ok, now to the iPhone. Tell me what you guys got, how is your service going?


iPhone touch screen for next iMac…

July 9, 2007

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iT has been reported that the next iMac may indeed have touch screen capabilities. Personally, I doubt it. I don’t think the Cupertino company wants to move that fast. (That would cut into profits and they are on such a roll, have you seen the Apple store foot traffic?) However, APPL has surprised us before.

The move from the g4 to the g5 imac was a major boon for the product. The iMac pretty much takes care of those that want professional design in one sleek product. The Mac Pro is notably better, but of course brings a hefty price tag to the fan inducing Xeon processors that need a housed unit of its size holding over 15 gigs of ram and Terabytes of info. Back to the Mac.

The iMac is great. I own a PPC G5 20″ i wish it had a built in camera and were a 24″ to get the 1080 HD, but hey, I’m not complaining. The next ones are rumors on Think Secret & Apple insider to have “Brushed Aluminum.” i bet they are black. Good glossy, 80 gig ipod/8 gig iPhone black. Brushed aluminum is what the macbook pro does. It is high end, it is what the mac pro does, high end things. So why would Apple bust out the 2001-2003ish brushed aluminum? It just seems to make sense. The general consensus is that they will, it looks good. Not so much on safari, but when you can touch it- look out, it feels like we are taking part in the NASA SETI program. It’s futuriffic. Shiny black is sweet too, so perhaps they will do both, but who knows, a launch later this month or next will reveal all new imac details.

Now that is just the housing, how about the screen? You know touch screen is coming. to the iPod, but what if it is the iMac next? Check out the iphone vs. iHaveAbigAssTable entry. haha. iT makes sense though.

Imagine pluging in your iPhone and having it function on your desktop, something like’s Steve Job’s keynote did at Macworld. imagine if you can touch it. Dang, maby for $199.00 or something you can get a virtual iPhone, i’d check out the trial run if my iMac was touch screen sensitive. Anyway, we are free to dream.

i suspect the next iMac will be metal, black, white, 20, 24, with perhaps a 30 inch, and if not an update to their displays. “Check out the Vista.” They will say, or Vrroom with a view as they have said.

“C’mon Cupertino, you know you wanna…

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iSpy an iPrank. 408-421-0126

July 9, 2007

So, a funny thing happened to me on the way near the forum.

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iDecided to check out the 5th Ave. Flagship Apple store in Midtown Manhattan to compare the foot traffic to the week during the hoopla wait for the iPhone. The funny thing was… it was busier.

Why? Do iHave to spell it out for you.i-p-h-o-n-e. In the store.

To be handled, held, and pressed against your cheek.Yes, the iPhone is on display at some (most? all?) Apple stores and the demo tables are mobbed right now in NYC. iMyself got to check out the phone. Phun!, Phantastic, Phucking cool Phone. Well, actually i didn’t check out the phone so much as features like Maps.

Amazing, much better than on a pc/mac. Really, the maps is incredible, you have to see it to believe how its little animated pin-drops may in fact inspire some users to rethink grad school and go after a second degree in cartography (maybe.)

The photos works as good as advertised, the home button is crucial, ease of use, Safari, zoom, you tube, videos, flippy effecty. Everything. iForgot to use iTunes, there was a big line and i could pheel phone pressure, but no big deal, i did get to tyoe on the keyboard, send a message and even make a call.

Which leads me to my prank idea.

Call Apple customers if you want to know more about the iPhone quality. Call several phones at once, keep calling until they make a name for it, maybe they will call it, c-a-l-l-t-o-l-o-g-y.

Why? Phun!

You see i was pleasantly surprised that the iPhones are really connected as opposed to phones in a verizon or sprint store. These babies are hot, (literally form the massive use) live and ready 2 go.

So please write back with either A. more numbers B. stories of your own. C. Other pranks for the iPhone.Call 408-421-0126 and iprank and iphone today!ispy iphone