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Friday: March 5, 2010

Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.Apple's iPad will be officially available on April 3rd to those willing to camp out to get it.

Ok, so maybe there won't be as much of a demand as there was for the iPhone to warrant people camping days before the actual release but one can never tell. I'll stop by the great glass cube on Fifth that day and let you know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:04 PM | Tags (8) | apple | camp | campers | device | gadget | ipad | release | sale |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.Turns out that Microsoft has a secret phone waiting for use with Verizon's network.

The phone is dubbed as 'Project Pink' (but may just end up being called 'Pink') and runs the brand new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.  Verizon is most likely the exclusive carrier.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:59 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | verizon | cnet | secret | device | windows | phone | seven |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.Forbes covers fifteen kooky inventions you may not have previously known about.

Yes, someone actually holds a patent for a device that allows the user of said to device to swiftly kick themselves in the buttocks. This would undoubtedly make for a lovely addition to any home or office (most likely the latter).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 11:20 AM | Tags (8) | buttocks | devices | forbes | inventions | kick | kooky | patents | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.Yes, digital books on the iPad will be wrapped up in FairPlay DRM.

Cheer up, once you download one of the books you can always re-key it, re-typeset it and then import back to iPad. See? There's always an easy way to get around digital rights management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | apple | ebooks | ibooks | store | ereader | device | gadget | ipad |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft pulls the curtain back on their brand new Zune-like Phone.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on their brand new Zune-like Phone.

That's quite an interesting user interface that Microsoft has come up with for this device and I wonder how useful it will actually be in day-to-day use. Also, I appreciate their underlying message/tactic of designing the gadget to be the complete opposite of the iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:42 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | phone | zune | competition | interface | internet | gadgets | device |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?

Yes, you may be seeing the end of boring black and white e-ink on your beloved Kindle at some point in the near future. I could be wrong though, maybe black and white multitouch screens will be all the rage. The possibilities!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:21 AM | Tags (8) | kindle | amazon | device | touchscreen | multitouch | ereader | ipad | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.

The lack of Flash support for the iPad - and, for that matter, for the iPhone and iPod touch as well - is Apple's doing, not Adobe's. Adobe, for its part, has been eager to get Flash onto Apple's handhelds for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | adobe | apple | device | flash | gadget | handhelds | ipad | iphone | ipod | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Netflix streaming won't be coming to the iPad anytime soon says CEO.Netflix streaming won't be coming to the iPad anytime soon says CEO.

If you want to watch Netflix via InstantWatch you are better off doing so on your large screen than your soon-to-be acquired small screen. Or you could just buy/rent movies through the iTunes Store, but who does that really?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:31 AM | Tags (5) | device | gadget | ipad | netflix | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.

Don't worry, I'm sure all of these issues will be resolved by the next revision of the iPad.  FYI, you may be seeing more iPad stories on GeekLikeMe as I have been out of touch for the past few days and sort of missed iPad mania.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:24 AM | Tags (5) | wired | apple | ipad | device | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

The top eleven unlikely features of the Apple Tablet.The top eleven unlikely features of the Apple Tablet.

Given the amount of secrecy around this product one of these unlikely features may actually turn out to be true. Alright, all things considered it won't probably won't turn into a robot ...or will it?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:18 AM | Tags (8) | apple | bbspot | device | features | funny | slate | tablet | unlikely |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Apple sends out invites for press event scheduled for January 27th.Apple sends out invites for press event scheduled for January 27th.

The text on the colorful invite simply says 'come see our latest creation'. Most of the major news sites (especially Fox News who claims they have a confirmation from an inside source) are convinced that the we will finally get a glimpse of the non-fabled tablet in the very near future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:14 AM | Tags (8) | press | event | tablet | apple | rumors | mac | devices | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Latest rumors see Apple tablet announcement happening on January 27th.Latest rumors see Apple tablet announcement happening on January 27th.

Sources in a position to know tell me Apple is indeed planning a media event later this month at which the company will announce a major new product. The gathering is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a space Apple often uses for media events like this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:25 PM | Tags (8) | allthingsd | announcement | apple | device | january | products | rumors | table |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.GPS device manages to strand couple in Oregon for three days.

In the town of Silver Lake, the unit told them to turn right on Forest Service Road 28, and they followed that and some spur roads nearly 35 miles before getting stuck in about 1 1/2 feet of snow near Thompson Reservoir, the sheriff said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | gps | device | yahoo | stranded | wrong | turn | stuck | road |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn's panel-making subsidiary Innolux will serve as the primary supplier of 10-inch panels for the forthcoming multi-touch device while Wintek -- Apple's primary iPhone display panel purveyor -- will be tasked with filling many of the remaining orders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | tablet | parts | apple | appleinsider | glass | panels | multitouch | device | orders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.

According to MacRumors, Steve Jobs is quite happy with how the device turned out. There's also that little rumor going around about a media event at the end of January in which Apple has asked certain developers to convert their apps to 'full-screen' use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | apple | macrumors | event | january | fabled | device | tablet | multitouch | fullscreen | stevejobs | happy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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