Now I want to start this post of by saying, this is a non biased article. We use Google ads on our site to help us fund it. Now for the post.
I think Google has it out for Apple. Just my blatantly honest opinion. I was watching some tech reviews on Youtube, and came across this ad on a TechnoBuffalo video.
Now what I really want to point out is this: at the bottom left corner of the picture is says: “Ads by Google”.
I want to know who approved an ad for an iOS jailbreaking app on a video that has 50,000+ views, on a channel with 230,595,287 video views and 515,797 subscribers.
Just a little food for thought.
Funny or Die released a parody biopic type of film starring Justin Long(as Steve Jobs), Jorge Garcia(As Woz), Anthony Gioe(As Justin Long), Michaela Watkins(as Melinda Gates) and more! You can check out the trailer Here.
This is Funny or Dies “comedic” take of the story of Steve Jobs and Apple. The story has some funny moments and some not so funny moments. Read more
Google Fiber, the 1 Gbit(1,000 Mb/sec download and upload speeds) internet service that is currently in Kansas City, may be heading to Austin Texas. Google and the city of Austin sent out invitations to an event next week. Details are still not known yet fully, and the story is still developing but it’s highly speculated to be Google Fiber. 
Google Fiber is taking advantage of “dark fiber” that Google has been buying up since 2005.  Dark Fiber is fiber that is already wired underground but isn’t hooked up to any networking equipment. Over time Google lit up some of this fiber(hooking it up to networking equipment) to link up its own data centers and peer up with other internet service providers to save money on bandwidth for products such as YouTube.  So since Google already has a large network of unused fiber under the ground already, they can start lighting them up for consumer use. Read more
Last summer, Apple called out Samsung on 6 patent infringements for various products. Judge Lucy Koh, who preceded over the trial, originally ordered Samsung to pay just over 1 billion dollars. According to a report, the award money has been reduced to just under $599 million, under half the original sum. The judge plans to open a new damages trial.
Source: Yahoo! News
Reddit user jayhawk503 bought a new 5th generation iPod Touch, and got more than he expected. The back of the iPod Touch was engraved “No thanks. I don’t want my iPod engraved.” on the back, and he claims he didn’t want it engraved. Not sure how true that is and I’m thinking he did this on propose, as you can leave the engraving line 1 and line 2 boxes empty and click “Continue” to skip it, with Apple’s clean and simple check out process.
So I’m pretty sure he just typed that as the engraving just to have a popular post on Reddit, but anyways I find it funny and noteworthy.
Apple released a new iPad TV ad during the Oscars. I didn’t watch the Oscars, I was sleeping but I did see that Apple’s YouTube channel uploaded a new video.
We have all heard about the PlayStation conference that occurred at Manhattan Center Studios in New York few days past. Although many have heard about it, do you know much of what happened? Sony’s Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House took the stage to explain the specs and features of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 (To be released in holidays of 2013). Let us get into it. First off, all rumors about them changing the naming style are not true, the new Sony entertainment system will be named the PlayStation 4, thus standing with Sony’s tradition.
There was several rumors that Sony was ditching the Dual Shock controller design, this rumor caused large controversy with blogs and gamers. Many loyal PlayStation players loved the DualShock design and comfort. Sony did not ditch the DualShock, instead now we have the DualShock 4. Lets talk about the specs Read more
Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The screen on it is a 8 inch 1280×800 resolution display. It features a 1.6GHz A9 quad-core processor. It has 2GB of ram and has built-in storage options of 16GB or 32GB. if you need more storage, it’s expandable with a MicroSD card. Something not all tablets on the market support, so that’s great!
It features a 5 megapixel back camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera that seems comparable to the iPad 3 and above , and iPad mini cameras.
Startup WobbleWorks started a KickStarter so they can produce a product called the 3Doodler. It’s the world’s first and only 3D pen that lets you draw in the air, so you could draw the Eiffel tower base on a piece of paper or cardboard and then lift it up into the air off of the paper, creating a 3D model. Way more fun than drawing boring old 2D models. Read more
AOL recently released profits amounts for each of its divisions in Q4 2012. It’s Dial-Up division accounts for $500 million dollars of AOL’s profit. Surprised they are making that much from dial-up with its shrinking user base as more and more people are moving to broadband. I assume it would be more popular on Farmland and poor rural areas where they just have phone lines mostly and not cable. Read more
Apple today announced some updates to its MacBook line up. The 13″ Retina MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash storage. The 256GB version with a new 2.6GHz processer starts at $1,699. About 200 dollars cheaper. So that’s great news and I expect that over time Retina MacBook Pro’s prices will eventually become around the same prices as the non-Retina MacBook Pro’s and replace them in the MacBook Product line.
Twitter has started testing out a new language translation on the site. So instead of plain old English you can change your language to LOLCATZ (Beta). For those who are unfamiliar with lol cats, those are the funny pictures of cats with captions floating around the internet.
But anyways, I decided to try it. Stuff like “Interactions” turn into “INTERACSHUNS”, “Worldwide Trends” turn into “WURLDWIDE TRENDS”, “follows you” becomes “FOLLOWS U” and so on.
Apple is rumored to be experimenting with wrist watches that would run iOS and feature curved glass. This is just a rumor and the exact feature set is unknown but we can always speculate, and with major news publications relaying these rumours, they may have some truth to them. The source wasn’t named but it seems it could have been an Apple employee familiar with the prototypes who leaked the info, wishing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.
Corning, the company that makes the Gorilla Glass that is used on the iPhone, announced last year that it has been developing thin flexible glass for the last decade.
Wearable computers are predicted to be the next big thing. I currently wear a Nike FuelBand, Tim Cook, who is on the board of Nike, wears one also. Apple just might be interested in wearable computers too. Read more
Dell’s founder Michael Dell announced today that Silver Lake(A firm that invests in technology companies) and he are going to take Dell private again. Michael Dell and Silver Lake will be buying up the company at $13.65 per share. This deal is valued approximately at 24.4 Billion dollars.
By being a private company Dell won’t have to worry about impressing share holders each fiscal quarter. So now they can focus on whatever they want such as trying new interesting things. This is basically like becoming a startup again.