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Thursday: March 25, 2010

Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.Hacking contest reveals brand new security flaw in your beloved iPhone.

The contest in question netted two lucky individuals a cool $15,000 as well as a brand new iPhone for their discovery. The hack in question involved a vulnerability located in the mobile Safari app which opened the door to other mischief.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | apple | contest | exploit | hack | iphone | messages | mobile | safari | sms | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Daily Grind: Picky

Name: Vin (aka mr. critical)
How Vin feels today: Picky @ 3:08:46 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue nit-picking at certain designs and also learning all about the wonders of objective-c coupled with Cocoa Touch as I attempt to publish some kind of iPhone app... hopefully this year.

Music Stuck in Head: Imogene / God Street Wine
The trend continues yet again. Also doesn't help that I'm building an archival site centered around the very same musical group at the very same time.

Stuff to do today:

  • See if that Tron DVD has finally arrived from Netflix
  • Proceed to introduce said Tron movie to other half who has never actually seen it
  • Brace self for nerdy onslaughts
  • Find more time to play Final Fantasy XIII
  • My take so far? Quite boring
  • ...and this review sums it up quite perfectly
  • Find more time to continue plugging away at iPhone app
  • Find more time to continue that other archive-based project
  • Find more time in general

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:08 PM | Tags (7) | app | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | gsw | iphone | publish |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.A handy tutorial on how to fix a stripped wire on your beloved set of headphones.

This has happened to me more times than I can remember specifically with a certain line of Sony headphones. Next time this happens I'll be giving this tutorial a whirl before running out to the local Best Buy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:15 AM | Tags (6) | headphones | stripped | wire | instructables | dip | plastic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.Brand new Apple patent may pave the way for their very own social network.

Yes, you may be getting your iSocial on in the near future thanks to this little patent that Apple has put forth specifically for the iPhone. Behind the scenes your iPhone passes tokens around to correspond with users in your immediate vicinity and let's you connect with them (either digitally or realistically).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:56 AM | Tags (9) | adhoc | geographic | iphone | location | media | mobile | networking | patent | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.

Turns out that the Google has only moved about 135,000 of these units. This is staggering when you take into account that Apple had already sold a million iPhones by the same time in that product's life cycle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:12 AM | Tags (10) | device | flop | google | insider | ipad | mobile | phone | preorders | sold | units |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.Three reasons as to why the iPad won't see a quick price drop after it's release.

This should be pretty easy to figure out especially if you happened to be an early iPhone adopter (such as myself) from way back in 2007.  One would conclude that Apple y wouldn't repeat the same mistake although it was nice quite nice to get some free Apple money.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:08 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | price | drop | apple | iphone | early | adopters | credit | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Daily Grind: Fantastic

Name: Vin (aka hat tipper)
How Vin feels today: Fantastic @ 2:11:12 PM
What Vin really wants today: To continue absorption of certain programming material for a certain mobile platform in a certain amount of uncertain time.

Music Stuck in Head: Electrocute / God Street Wine
Mostly in honor of the recent God Street Wine reunion announcement that was just recently posted. Must. Contain. Excitement. Link here for those interested.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue containing excitement
  • Attempt to purchase tickets to said reunion shows first
  • Seems like it's a good week to be a fan of jambands past and present
  • And by 'present' meaning this little Phish link that popped up this week
  • Attend movie in full-on Avatar costume for giggles (since it will most likely be in 3D and all)
  • Ben Stiller FTW - abandon previous to-do item 
  • Get back to iPhone development

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:11 PM | Tags (13) | avatar | benstiller | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | godstreetwine | gsw | iphone | jambands | music | newyorkcity | nyc | phish |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

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: March 4, 2010

Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.

Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:16 PM | Tags (11) | apple | competition | digitaltrends | ereader | gadget | gaming | iphone | netbook | portable | psp | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.

Buying either game will set you back just nine bucks a piece which isn't so bad when you consider what the Nintendo DS versions of these games are going for. A lot can be said for being able to use tactile buttons though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | apple | finalfantasy | gaming | gizmodo | iphone | ipod | rpg | squareenix | touch | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.

Objecs announced today that it has developed 'enhanced memorial products' that add Near Field Communications tags to cemetery markers, which allow text and photos to be 'embedded' in a headstone and retrieved whenever a cell phone is touched against its surface.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:35 AM | Tags (9) | wireless | tombstones | betanews | communications | grave | morbid | mobile | phones | touch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.

Interesting move considering how much AT&T is bashed for their poor and spotty coverage as it relates to all things iPhone. Although, I have to admit I've never had a real issue with AT&T in terms of service here in the NYC suburbs. Maybe I have a magical account.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:33 AM | Tags (10) | 2010 | at&t | carrier | exclusive | holiday | interface | microsoft | phone | service | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

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


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


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Sixteen games that make gaming on the iPhone worthwhile.Sixteen games that make gaming on the iPhone worthwhile.

Some interesting choices for fellow iPhone owners looking for some gaming recommendations. I'm a bigger fan of casual games these days so I can heartily agree with the Peggle and Bejeweled 2 inclusions. I'd also like to throw Scramble (free app) which is a lovely waste of time as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:50 AM | Tags (6) | apple | gaming | iphone | kotaku | videogames | worthwhile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 79 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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