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iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?
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iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?

I am surrounded by Apple products daily; an iMac, an iPad 2 and an iPhone. I use the iPad 2 the most and have grown to appreciate it’s benefits when compared to a traditional laptop or desktop computer. One of the things that gets to me though is the inability for the system to properly multitask(when youtube is sent to the background for example it stops playing) and play flash files, two things that a tablet computer should be able to do in this day and age. There was renewed hope for these improvements when the iOS 6 was announced, I was hoping that I will be able to get what I truly want out of an iPad. The ‘improvements’ that came with the iOS6 update is sadly disappointing, as a matter of fact they seem less like improvements and more like simple add-on patches. Take for example t...
Apple patents Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds as Wireless Bluetooth Speakers take Flight
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Apple patents Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds as Wireless Bluetooth Speakers take Flight

Looks like Apple is cranking up the innovation engine again, so soon after the debut of the Apple iPhone 5 on Tuesday September 11th 2012 as covered in Kelroy’s article iPhone 5 Announced – Slimmer, Taller and Faster. After the successful launch of the Apple iPhone 5, it went on sale on Friday September 21 with the customary long lines expected of any Apple Product going on sale. The Apple iPhone 5 has broken the previous sales record set by the Apple iPhone 4S, with two million (2, 000,000) iPhones sold in the first 24 Hours. But the untold story seems to be the Apple iPod Nano and the Apple iPod Touch both of which got a makeover under the quiet. The Apple iPod Nano has gotten a new makeover with a bigger 2” screen and Bluetooth and the Apple iPod Touch now sports iOS 6.0 and Siri Voice...
Steve Jobs: The Man of Millennium 2, Decade 1
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Steve Jobs: The Man of Millennium 2, Decade 1

I have been an arch critic of Steve Jobs and Apple on a whole, this stance was in it’s own right a byproduct of my former loyalty to Nokia and Symbian. Steve Jobs and Apple in my late admission, have been the force behind, both directly and indirectly, the destruction of Nokia and Symbian’s market share and market volume. It could be argued that Steve Jobs and Apple indirectly lead to the creation of Android by spuring competition on thanks to it’s new and revolutionary approach to smartphone interactivity. Android booted Nokia and Symbian from the number 1 position back in January and today commands the largest smartphone user group in the world. Though I still harbor strong anti-Apple sentiments I have taken the time out to express my condolences to Job’s family and former co-workers,...
Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO – Fourteen years of Innovation with an “I”
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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO – Fourteen years of Innovation with an “I”

An era has ended with the resignation of Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs. Tim Cook, the Vice President, is now the CEO, with Steve Jobs stepping into the background as Chairman of the Apple Board much as had occurred when Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO and became Microsoft Chairman. His fourteen (14) years reign as Chief Executive Officer after his return in 1997AD is best chronicled in the below Infographic from Column Five: (click for full view) The innovator born February 24th 1955 to Paul and Clara Jobs nee Hagopian (yes he’s Syrian!) lived in Mountain View, California with no certification in Electrical Engineering started Apple Computers in 1977AD in his Garage with his friend Stephen Gary “Woz” Wozniak. “Woz” did most of the engineering work, while Steve Jobs stuck to the M...
Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting now available for iOS devices
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Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting now available for iOS devices

Monster Hunter is a very popular series by Capcom that debuted on the Playstation 2 in 2002. It has undergone various subtle changes over the years in various incarnations but the basic premise is that it has players exploring a fantasy world, completing quests, hunting and capturing monsters of all shapes and sizes. There has been Monster Hunter games on the PS2, PS3, PSP, PC and Wii and now it has made it's debut on the iPhone and iPod. Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting has the layer taking up a one-handed sword, dual swords, or great sword and using the touch controls of the game to complete quests and kill or capture monsters. Check out to the slashtastic trailer below and pick it up for $4.99 if you have an iOS device. Via Capcom-Unity
Apple iPod Nano vs Phosphor Reveal – Bling Bling, Playa
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Apple iPod Nano vs Phosphor Reveal – Bling Bling, Playa

In a previous article entitled Prediction: The iPod Nano Watch - Time has a New Standard, I unintentionally exposed myself. Very badly too, as an Apple-philic friend of mine who follows the Geezam Blog pointed out. This individual is not just a user of Apple’s products; she has built a shrine to Apple CEO Steve jobs, a rare thing for any Jamaican. So she took umbrage with even daring to turn the cute, affordable little Apple iPod Nano into another expensive piece of arm candy. Thoughts of “but that’s what you are!” ricochet in my brain, but I managed to escape the conversation with this fair skinned femme fetale Catholic Friend just outside of Juici Beef, ‘front of Young’s Pharmacy in May Pen, ‘bout two (2) fortnights aback. So I shall come out of the broom-cupboard [coughing, sneezi...
Prediction: The iPod Nano Watch – Time has a New Standard
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Prediction: The iPod Nano Watch – Time has a New Standard

The refresh of Apple products back in September 2010 when it rolled out the US$999 Apple Macbook Air as well as updates to the Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPod Shuffle, and the Apple iTV. However, one of the more curious refreshes ever was that achieved by the Apple iPod Nano, which after the September Press Event, made many wonder if it was in fact a NEW product. After all, it is called the “Nano” because it is small, but the degree by which it shrank was incredible – and annoying. Annoying you say? Indeed so, as its new dimensions have made using the touch screen interface a chore for those of us with large clubbed hands and chubby fingers. Then again, after all, that’s why it is called the Nano. It’s the affordable, ultra-small and cheaper version of the Apple iPod. Can’t afford an Appl...
Usain Bolt Gold iPod Touch
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Usain Bolt Gold iPod Touch

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and triple world record holder Usain Bolt now has his own limited edition Apple iPod Touch. The “Usain Bolt Gold iPod” is embellished in 24ct. hardened gold and all of the 500 units that will be produced comes complete with a lifetime warranty against scratching or fading. The iPod Touch will feature Usain's signature and his famous pose engraved on the back of the device and this sporting memorabilia is an ideal acquisition or gift for the collector and sporting enthusiast of Usain Bolt's historic achievements to date. (more…)