Thursday, July 29, 2010

Family Tracker | iPhone applications

"Family Tracker allows you to track your wife, husband, children and fiancée.

Your husband tells you he’s going to be late tonight due to a business meeting. Is he really at the office, or is he having dinner somewhere else? Your wife told you she is going out shopping with her girlfriends at the mall. Is she really there or is she with her gym teacher? Your kids tell you that they are staying late with friends to study for their test. Are they really there, or did they go out partying?

No more lies or excuses! You can now find out where they are, at anytime, as long as they have their iPhones or iPads with them. "

Family Tracker | iPhone applications

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

iMacs with i7, SSD, and Magic Trackpad make their debut

As anticipated, Apple released an update to the iMac line Tuesday morning. It also unleashed the rumored Magic Trackpad, a wireless "intuitive multi-touch" trackpad that brings gestures to the desktop. The iMacs still sport the same cosmetic design as the previous model, but are packed with more power and can even come equipped with an SSD drive.

iMacs with i7, SSD, and Magic Trackpad make their debut

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flipboard -- The Social iPad App Everyone Is Going Crazy Over -- Explained In 80 Seconds!

Helping Children With Learning Disabilities

Steven has difficulty reading. Every time he knows that he will be asked to read aloud in class, he develops a stomachache.

Despite her teacher's urgings, Maria has problems writing legibly. It takes her hours to complete her homework.

Noah reads the same school assignments repeatedly. Still, he forgets the material and struggles with his grades.

STEVEN, Maria, and Noah suffer from learning disabilities, the most common of which involve reading disabilities. Dyslexics, for example, often confuse letters that have a similar appearance. Other learning disabilities are dysgraphia (a disorder that affects handwriting) and dyscalculia (difficulty with math skills). Yet, most of those with learning disabilities have average or above-average intelligence.

Symptoms of learning disabilities include delayed language skills, trouble rhyming words, habitual mispronunciation, persistent baby talk, difficulty in learning letters and numbers, inability to sound out letters in simple words, confusion involving words that sound alike, and difficulty following instructions.*

Continue reading the article with Helping Your Child to Cope

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Teen Trades up on Craigslist from Phone to Porsche in 2 Years

"In a world where many teens seem to lack both patience and common sense, one teen in Glendora, CA, demonstrated both masterfully.

Steven Ortiz, 17, used Craigslist to trade his way up from an old cell phone to a Porsche. It took him 2 years of bartering like mad, but it appears that the effort was worth it. He’s the only student at Charter Oak High School who drives a Porsche to school."

Read the full story by JD RUCKER

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Google Energy Inks Wind Farm Deal, Now Officially a Utility | Earth and Industry

"When Google was first given the go ahead by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to buy and sell electricity in February, we knew they were planning something big in the clean energy space, we just didn't know what it would look like. Today, we're beginning to see the plan unfold.

Google announced today that it will begin a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement to buy 114 megawatts of wind energy generated at NextEra Energy Resources' Story County II facility in Iowa. The agreement, set to begin on July 30, is the first by Google Energy LLC and it allows Google to buy the renewable energy directly from its source, rather from a retailer in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs). Because Google cannot use the energy directly, it is reselling it back to the grid in the regional spot market and retiring RECs associated with the power."

Google Energy Inks Wind Farm Deal, Now Officially a Utility | Earth and Industry

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Here's How Apple Can Recover From The Snowballing iPhone 4 Disaster

Consumer Reports' Brilliant PR Move: Trash The iPhone

Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: Why Appleand not its customersshould fix the iPhone 4

"In our reporting and a video yesterday, we made the point that the signal drop that iPhone 4 customers have observed when they hold their phones the "wrong" way is real—and we've called on Apple to do something about it. In an earlier statement, the company noted that attenuated performance is a "fact of life" for every wireless phone. Apple suggested owners mitigate the problem by holding the phone differently or purchasing a case. But those solutions put the onus on consumers and skirt Apple's obligation to offer a product that works consistently and reliably out of the box.

We think it's the company's responsibility to provide the fix—at no extra cost to consumers."

Consumer Reports Electronics Blog: Why Appleand not its customersshould fix the iPhone 4

iTunes users should strengthen iTunes passwords following second hack

"It's been a second bad weekend for Apple, following another alleged app-driven hack of its iTunes store. iTunes users should now change the password on their iTunes account as well as switching to a prepaid debit card for the service.

Over the weekend, reports have been coming in that a second developer has been using a similar approach to the Vietnamese group, which appears to have ramped a range of apps with similar names to the top of a section on the App store, said Barmak Meftah, Fortify's chief products officer.

"Over the 4th of July weekend, a Vietnamese group used the same strategy to ramp its apps to the top of the book charts on the App Store. This time around it seems it's the travel section that's been hit," he said.

"The clever aspect of this hacking strategy is that iTunes members will see an app at the top of the charts and download it, if only to see what all the fuss is about, and then open themselves up to a obfuscated malware infection or, more likely, see their iTunes account details being lifted and misused," he added."

iTunes users should strengthen iTunes passwords following second hack

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Did Apple make your iPhone 3G slow with iOS4?

You may have noticed that after you installed the recent iOS 4 updated from Apple on your iPhone 3G that its slower. Also that applications seem to stutter when you launch them and that in general it feels like your slogging though quicksand.

I have the solution to your problem:
1) Go into settings, general, home button, spotlight search, uncheck all check marks..
2) Select the App store icon and then select the Updates button and run all updates.

After completing the above you will notice that your iPhone is almost back to normal iOS 3 speeds.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Apple's New Shanghai Store Looks Amazing

A Professional Fashion Shoot With an iPhone 3GS

Don't let people fool you into buying an expensive camera because you can take amazing photos with the current camera you own. Lee Morris of fstoppers did a photo shoot on an iPhone 3GS (not the iPhone 4G mind you) and his photos turned out amazing! Check out the video to see just how he did it.

The iPhone Fashion Shoot - Lee Morris Shoots With The 3GS Fstoppers from FStoppers on Vimeo.

First music video shot on iPhone 4 released - iPod/iPhone - Macworld UK

Flajakt has released what they claim is the first music video made on Apple's new iPhone 4.

First music video shot on iPhone 4 released - iPod/iPhone - Macworld UK

Trend Micro offers free secure surfing tool - - formerly

"Security vendor Trend Micro has added to its growing range of free security offerings with a tool designed to improve the safety of web browsing.

The product has been designed to protect against sophisticated threats such as the Hydraq family which was used to such effective ends in the Operation Aurora attacks by Chinese hackers on Google and other firms at the beginning of the year."

Trend Micro offers free secure surfing tool - - formerly

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Apple's New Store In Paris Is Absolutely Gorgeous

iTunes accounts plundered, Apple's App store needs better control mechanisms

"iTunes accounts have been compromised by money-loving criminals. It all started on Sunday, when The Next Web noticed that the list of the top 50 best selling application in the "Books" category contained 40 applications from the same application developer - one Thuat Nguyen."

iTunes accounts plundered, Apple's App store needs better control mechanisms

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ryanair To Sell Standing Room Only Tickets

Santa Maria Neon Sign Company at MONA

Check out the KABC report to see Larry from Santa Maria Neon Sign Company working on restoring a sign at The Museum of Neon Art, MONA (starting at 2:50).