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Just One More Thing. . . January 6, 2009

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(Not) introducing the MacBook Wheel:



Pitch-perfect send-up, guys.


Notes From The Last MacWorld

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Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, did a yeoman’s job today in delivering the final MacWorld keynote, even if the announcements themselves weren’t so exciting. Here’s the the highlights via The Weiner’s twitstream for your edification:


– iLife refresh. I’m liking the new GarageBand/iTunes option to buy “artist lessons” from established musicians for $4.99.
– iLife still free on new machines. Upgrade is $79, family pack is $99 to upgrade. Shipping late Jan.
– Keynote remote – 99 cent app that lets you use your iPhone as a Keynote presentation remote. Neat.
– 17″ MBP unibody enclosure at last. 6.6 lbs?! That’s huge.
– $50 anti-glare option – thanks for the kick in the pants for all of us early MBP adopters.
– New battery type – longest lasting ever – I am hoping they sell them for the 15″ model so I can get one. Up to 8 hours of work time, 1000 recharges! That’s double today’s model.
– Non-removable – so much for getting one for my 15 inch.
– One more thing is iTunes – 0.69, 99 and 1.29 pricing and more DRM free stuff. Allegedly by end of Q1 ALL 10 M songs on iTunes will be DRM free.
– New Cheezburger iPhone app allows you to view AND make LOLs on the go.
– 3G downloading from iTunes and App Store working as intended.


A Swift Kick In The Hardware December 5, 2008

Filed under: Hardware — Gwyddia @ 9:05 pm
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Some iPhone 3G users have reported not being able to receive calls from landlines.  The solution – hard reboot.  Hold down your Home key and the silver button on the top of your phone until you can turn it off.  Wait at least one minute, and then turn it back on.  There you go.


Weinercast Wednesday October 15, 2008

The Weinercast is go! This week Araan and I discuss BlizzCon, World of Warcraft Patch 3.02, new Apple laptops, and more. Featuring special guest Simbelmyne!

As always, the Weinercast is available on Gwyddia - Weinercast

Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we’ll address it on air next week!

And a non-iTunes link if you need it.


Apple iGame now available September 9, 2008

Filed under: Hardware,Mac,WeinerCast — Gwyddia @ 10:44 pm
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Look out world, Apple has declared the iPod Touch to be a gaming machine. Monkeyball fanatics rejoice! Declaring it “The Funnest iPod Ever” (ugh), Apple rolled out a thinner, sleeker iPod touch with an advanced accelerometer (read: baby Wiimote), 3D graphics, and an onboard speaker. With hundreds of games available wireless via the App Store, and Firmware 2.1 promising to fix the 3G bugs, the new iPod Touch seems ready to take the world by storm, but will it? And will the new violently bright iPod Nanos (also with accelerometer) follow suit? I’ll discuss that and more in tomorrow’s WeinerCast.

They move in herds.

They move in herds.

She blinded me with violence.

She blinded me with violence.