Typical Phone Fanboys

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As you all know lately Apple just made some great news about the New iPhone OS 3.0, and its exciting features, well some people are moaning about how they have these features all ready, or they are making up useless info, which makes no logic sense, but is used to cover up half the errors made by those phones. Yes, the iPhone does have many bugs throughout its OS, but none to the extent of Windows Mobile based phones. I mean, does it matter if you have a flash light on your phone, a 5mp camera(which I wouldn’t mind), a infrared receiver.

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Microsoft Uses iPhone in Email Marketing

Wow this is so funny, I guess the windows live mobile marketing department is not on the same page as the CEO or the windows live mobile web-team as they mocked-up what your mobile experience would look like on a mobile phone, but instead of using a real phone, they used an iPhone to show-off their smart design.

Safari 4 Beta vs. Firefox

Apple released Safari 4 Beta to the public, I quickly downloaded, installed and restarted my Mac Pro, this application runs very fast. I wanted to see how fast it really is hence I ran a Benchmark test provided by SunSpider.

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Here are some results from the Benchmark results SunSpider.

Safari 4 Beta: 903.8ms +/- 3.4%
Firefox 3: 2634.4ms +/- 1.7%

The amazing browser uses the latest W3C standards such as HTML5 and CSS3, and uses the Nitro JavaScript engine which makes it run about 4.5times faster than Firefox 3.

The only think lacking would be the ability to add extensions and add-ons like firefox supports. If safari had these abilities I wouldn’t need firefox.

Hulu pulls content off of Boxee

 

In the latest news Hulu asked Boxee to remove their content off their Media Application, Official response from Hulu

“Two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from Boxee,” Boxee said in the post. “We tried (many times) to plead the case for keeping Hulu on Boxee, but on Friday of this week, in good faith, we will be removing it. You can see their blog post about the issues they are facing.”

Hulu, the video site formed by NBC Universal and News Corp., said in a note on its blog that the problem rest with their content partners.

“Our content providers requested that we turn off access to our content via the Boxee product,” Hulu wrote. “We are respecting their wishes.”

Boxee CEO Avner Ronen told CNET News that he was disappointed by the decision and attempted to convince Hulu executives that Boxee was good for the video site and its content partners.

“I hope that they will realize the opportunity is greater than the threat,” Ronen said

What exactly that threat is was unknown to Ronen and Hulu didn’t spell out the reason its content partners were down on Boxee in its blog post.

Hulu’s decision to leave TV.com, owned by CBS (parent company of CNET News), is unrelated to the decision to pull out of Boxee, said a source familiar with the negotiations. Hulu said that in the case of TV.com, it was a contractual issue. As for Boxee, Hulu was forced to honor the request of its content providers, the source said.

iPhone 2,1 Gen:3

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I know you’ve been reading all this news on how the new iPhone will be coming out in June since we’ve found a hint to a code update on the firmware 2.2.1 which was released just a few days ago. As the initial iPhone is referred to as iPhone 1,1 and the iPhone 3G is iPhone 1,2 the new firmware hints at an iPhone 2,1 which means a complete overhaul of the iPhone internals.

Here is what I think is going to happen on the new iPhone:

  1. better camera (with faces) possibly an auto-focus
  2. video recording at at least 480p or 720p (its’ possible with a 4mp lense
  3. better battery life
  4. 32GB space
  5. snow-leopard based OS
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ASEM© Boots EFi-X™ USA Reseller

efi-x-usb-dongleART STUDIOS ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA (ASEM), the company behind the EFI-X UEFI dongle, has severed its relationship with EFI-X USA LLC, its North American distributor.

The whole situation started when EFi-X™ Usa started peddling generic PCs with pre-installed OS X and the EFI-X dongle.

This upset ASEM which sought to block the American shop from selling machines. A falling out of sorts ensued and, as of the 12th of January, ASEM has come forward and denounced the EFIX USA business model as breaching its NDA and terms & conditions.

Here is the full break down

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Google updates Maps UI

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Google Maps UI

Google updated their Maps UI today with a lot cleaner look’n’feel and icons + sliderbar, add some much needed clarity and class to it. The person on top of the slider bar enables the streetview for you and starts in full-screen. This also might be because Google has streetview almost all of the US and want to make it easier for users to access the feature. Plus with the new release of iPhone firmware update 2.2 streetview feature has been included.

This is definitely a step towards cleaner much refined application user interface.

I’d guess there’s a new UI designer on board at google, always looking forward to cleaner more user-friendly applications on the web.

Kevin Drew – Safety Bricks

Once Every Week all Post a new song that I am currently listening to, today is Kevin Drew with his featured song Safety Bricks, With Loving melodies and beats this song should be appealing to everyone.

Kevin Drew is a Canadian musician and songwriter who, together with Brendan Canning , founded the expansive Toronto baroque-pop collective Broken Social Scene . He was also part of the lesser-known KC Accidental, which consisted of Drew and Charles Spearin, another current member of Broken Social Scene.

Kevin attended the Etobicoke School of Arts along with Metric’s Emily Haines and Star‘s Amy Millan, where he studied drama.