iPhone

Macworld speculation

<dd class="wp-caption-dd zemanta-img-attribution" style="font-size: 0.8em;"> Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Apple-logo.png">Wikipedia</a> </dd> </dl> Did anyone catch the memo? The one that said Appleis done with Macworldafter this year because they want to announce products on their own timeline? Yeah that one. I thought you saw that one. People seem to have forgotten it already. There’s rampant speculation all over the net about products that Phil Schillerwill be announcing during the keynotenext week.

A Visit to Mission Control

If you were subscribed to my Twitter feed, you would have known in near real time that today I had one seriously exciting treat. I managed to squeeze my way into a tour group being led by the incredible Jack Garmanhere at Johnson Space Center. Think I would turn down such a chance? Absolutely not. Not only is Jack Garman a wonderful friend and professional mentor to me… today I learned much, much more about him… and I’m in simple awe.

60 more days of MobileMe for free

The net is abuzz tonight as MobileMeusers recieve more notices that MobileMe still isn’t what Applehad hoped it would be, so it’s offering 60 days more for free. Paul Thurrott has already played the part of the cynic and provided a rather insightful metaphor, but I’m going to come down on the positive side and say that MobileMe has been a wonderful experience for me. Not only has it been wonderful, it’s turned my iPhoneinto something I can only describe as a thing of glory.

The threat of the iBrick

I’m reading a lot of backlash today regarding Apple’s announcement that an upcoming firmware update may turn the iPhone into an iBrick. Most of reactions can be filed under kneejerk, but since that will be the smallest word on the tag cloud (cough cough), let’s analyze this a little bit. Apple is preemptively warning consumers that some of the publicly available hacks for the iPhone may have caused “damage” of some kind that will either be repaired or turned into an open bleeding wound.