Monday, June 30, 2008

RSS Week 5

iPhone 2.0 software update.

@ http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

I am so waiting for this update. Looks like July 11th with be the the day I plug in my trusty iPhone to my MacBook Pro and download the 2.0 Firmware. Here is what it comes with:

1. Microsoft Active Sync --Cool!
2. Scientific Calcualtor --Way Cool! too bad stats is over :(
3. Real Applications --Ajax is cool, but the internet is not always avalible
4. Builtin AIM! --Thank the GODS
5. Moble Me --cloud computing, cool to mention for school, Hi Professor Lumley!
6. PPT, aka powerpoint

Still need cut and paste! Waiting for Christmas in July! Till then

Jerry

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

RSS Week 4

Avoid Wikipedia, warns Wikipedia chief --It can seriously damage your grades

Apparently Wikipedia is helping students fail. Yikes! I cite them, however it is with facts that I know are true --just need to back it up with a quick reference! I found this article @ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/15/wikipedia_can_damage_your_grades/
here are a few blurbs, with my comments! LOL

Supposedly the students are emailing the Wikipedia Chief, Mr. Wales. These emails say, 'Please help me. I got an F on my paper because I cited Wikipedia'" and the information turned out to be wrong, he says. But he said he has no sympathy for their plight, noting that he thinks to himself: "For God sake, you're in college; don't cite the encyclopedia," --WOW, I recommend to go to multiple sources. Can I phone as friend??

Wales didn't suggest renaming the project to something more appropriate, like "Jimbo's Big Bag of Trivia", --okay

Apparently, according to the article " Wikipedians love to blame everyone but themselves for their predicament", in large part, he's correct. Encylepedia Brtianica anyone?

What's more interesting is that Wikipedian's guardians see its new found infamy as an opportunity to forge a marketing strategy for the troubled project.
Last year criticism of the site, which is popular with teenagers and the unemployed, was met with the counter-attack that the user was being morally delinquent if they failed to correct the mistakes themselves.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

RSS Week 3

Apple targets Blackberry business users with iPhone 2.0


Looks like the iPhone 2.0 a.k.a son of the iPhone has hit the streets.  Seems like all kinds of goodies are loaded on this phone. First of all, fast 3G connectivity, PowerPoint reader, and MobileMe. MobileMe will allow the delivery of email in realtime, just like RIM's Blackberry and Microsoft ActiveSync. Question, will iPhone show up on corporate networks anytime soon? Lastly will the iPhone 1.0 users get the MobileMe and PowerPoint reader? 

Sunday, June 1, 2008

RSS Week 2

Son of iPhone: the next revolution


Is the son of the iPhone, the next gotta have gadget? I was one of those first folks to get the iPhone and I loved it --still do! It has its limitations, i.e. still no cut and paste, 2.5g EDGE. Some complain about the keyboard, yet I love mine --think it i better than my Blackberry. Furthermore I hate the stylus on the windows mobile phones. So what will this new gotta have gadget....have?

Looks like it will have a 3G data connection --yeah! Rumor has it a video camera and more space --for those videos I presume. Apple is keeping quiet on the expectations of the son of the iPhone. I guess we'll have to see what happens when it goes out for sell June 9th!