Category Archive: Tech Garbage

Jun 27 2012

Podcasts App Now Available on iTunes App Store

It seems the rumors of an iOS Podcast app were true after all as the official apple iOS podcast app has been released on the iTunes App Store.  The app is called Podcasts and it is compatible with all iOS devices.  The app supports both audio and video podcasts and gives you the option to search for podcasts more easily by category then what was previously available on the iTunes app.

Jun 25 2012

Pair of Lulzsec Hackers Plead Guilty In Court

Just over a year ago Ryan Cleary was arrested by police for an attack on the CIA’s website that was done by the internet hacking group Lulzsec.  Not very long after another suspected member of the group Jake Davis was also arrested by UK police.  The two teens appeared in court today where they have pleaded guilty to Two counts of “conspiracy to do an unauthorised act or acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, the operation of a computer or computers.”

Both teens also admitted to being part of the Lulzsec group and that they took part in the groups DDoS attacks that targeted companies like Sony, Nintendo, NHS, News International, 20th Century Fox, and the Arizona State Police. However the teens denied allegations that they posted the unlawfully obtained data from said companies online.

May 01 2012

iCloud-Friendly Bookmark Syncing for OSX

Two things prompted my quest for a bookmark syncing utility: the acquisition of a new iPad and the installation of Mac OS 10.7 a.k.a. Lion. Those of you who listen to the podcast know that I am an Apple guy (but only as long as they make good stuff!). So I found myself with a MacBook Pro, an iPad 3, and an iPhone 4. The biggest reason I upgraded to Lion was for iCloud and it’s useful if you’re part of the Apple ecosystem. One of its features is Safari bookmark syncing. In order to accommodate this, I’ve spent a couple of months using Safari as my one and only browser. The bottom line: it’s pretty good, but Firefox is just better. There’s no reason why Apple can’t improve Safari, so let’s add that to the to-do list along with better sound quality/output.

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Apr 19 2012

Review: D-Link Boxee Box vs. Apple TV

Review: D-Link Boxee Box vs. Apple TV

As I mentioned in this week’s podcast, I recently purchased a D-Link Boxee Box and I’d like to share my thoughts on it in a little more detail than I could on the podcast.

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Mar 29 2012

Poisoning the Well: Fake Online Reviews and Just Useless Ones

Poisoning the Well: Fake Online Reviews and Just Useless Ones

Picture links to source for Sony HDR CX190 Pic

As anyone who listened to episode 18 of our podcast heard, I was in the market for a digital camcorder this week.

I want to talk a little bit more about this and the problem of spam reviews poisoning the well for those of us who like to try and do a little research before we plonk down our money on technology, and what kind of reviews you should look for, as opposed to the ones you should avoid.

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Mar 18 2012

Review: Apple TV (3rd generation)


The other day I walked out of Futureshop with Mike, Jay, and the new Apple TV.

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Mar 09 2012

AT&T’s iPhone 4S users connecting to 4G?

It seems the new iOS 5.1 update has caused a certain amount of confusion to iPhone 4S user’s on the AT&T network as people have been seeing their phones are connecting to 4G networks. Now one would think that this is impossible with a mere software update alone and you would be right. A simple software update could not allow any phone to connect to a 4G network when it doesn’t have the right chipset to do so but there is a possible explanation. The phones are most likely connecting to AT&T’s HSPA+ network which many providers label as 4G; however, these networks are based on 3G bands which would explain how the phones can be connected to them.

AT&T’s Mark Siegel has confirmed that the phones are connecting to the HSPA+ network with the following statement. “The iPhone 4S operates on AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network and as such, it is only appropriate that people see ‘4G’ on the phone when they are connected to HSPA+.”

So hey congratulations to AT&T 4S users, it looks like you may be getting faster speeds. That is if they haven’t been connected to these networks from the beginning.

 

Mar 09 2012

Apple IOS 5.1 What you need to know!

Apple releases new iOS 5.1

To get said iOS 5.1, you’ll need to head to Settings, General, then select Software Update, and click “Install” to download and update your iOS device to the new operating system.

iOS 5.1 has a number of new updates:

  • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

I really hope it improves the battery life, because that’s the only complaint I have for this amazing piece of technology. Also, for those having trouble, the Lock Screen Camera shortcut is not a button, It allows you to slide up the lock screen to use the camera.  Enjoy!

That’s Yo Garbage

 

Mar 07 2012

Apple Announces “The New iPad”

Its that time of the year again when apple fan’s sit patiently and wait for news of a new iPad. Well wait no longer as Apple has announced “The New iPad” today and it large amount of new hardware upgrades that are probably making apple fans twitch in excitement. You can watch full Apple keynote here or check out a full list of the new specs for the device after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07 2012

In Soviet Russia Controller Controls You!

Before i get shot, this has nothing to do with Russia.. at all, like zero, nothing, nada. I just thought it was a clever title. Lets get to the story while I’m still alive. In the above picture, you will see a controller that pushes you back. Pretty neat, it’s essentially a rumble pack but for your thumbs specifically.

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