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- mark 3-16-2011 1:28 am [link] [2 comments]

AT&T introduces bandwidth caps for DSL. Unlike cable, the last mile isn't shared. (Coax goes to about 500 houses who share the allocated DOCSIS data bandwidth, sorta like a digital version of a party line.)

"Bandwidth hogs?!" 150 GB is three blu-rays. I've got 32 GB in my pocket, and I'm not even trying.
- mark 3-15-2011 9:25 pm [link] [add a comment]

Time Warner streams to your iPad (in your house and provided you buy tv and internet from TWC). "HD" is 720p30.
- mark 3-15-2011 9:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

My first impression of Quicktime 10.0 is that it can suck my salty balls. My favorite feature of Quicktime Pro, the ability to transcode to other formats, has been fuxored beyond all recognition. Boo!

Hey look, it's simpler now!

Simply lobotomized!

If you have Quicktime Pro, don't allow it to be "upgraded" away.

- mark 3-15-2011 5:42 am [link] [6 comments]

In a meeting today ... "honeycomb and gingerbread will merge to create ice cream"

Is it getting hungry in here?

(The topic was Android.)

- mark 3-11-2011 12:01 am [link] [add a comment]

Ebert on Facebook's streaming movies -- He concludes that he's not in the target demographic
- mark 3-10-2011 11:55 pm [link] [4 comments]

Movies on Facebook?
- mark 3-10-2011 12:08 am [link] [add a comment]

Apple TV Gets MLB.TV, NBA League Pass
- mark 3-09-2011 11:31 pm [link] [add a comment]

Ye have the MPEG-2 always with you.
- mark 3-09-2011 10:30 pm [link] [add a comment]

WaPo on Netflix
- mark 3-07-2011 9:54 pm [link] [add a comment]

If iPads are “post-pc devices” why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one?

- mark 3-06-2011 6:10 am [link] [7 comments]

- mark 3-05-2011 6:54 am [link] [add a comment]

Steve Jobs' reality distortion takes its toll on truth
- mark 3-04-2011 7:25 am [link] [add a comment]

Atrix has faux carbon fiber weave silkscreened on the back. Rather than snapping it in half to see, I asked a guy who fabricates composites. He spotted it as fake immediately.

Still waiting for a sim card. (insert sad face)

- mark 3-04-2011 2:24 am [link] [add a comment]

cult of mac
- mark 3-03-2011 2:31 am [link] [add a comment]

Comcast's streaming video, within the house. Implemented via transcoding in the house -- like a slingbox that slings just over local wifi.
- mark 3-03-2011 12:53 am [link] [add a comment]

Place your bets. New iPad to be announced at Apple event starting in half an hour. Signs point to incremental feature bump rather than a large leap forward. I think 512MB RAM (up from 256), and front facing camera for video chat. Plus probable second rear facing camera (this one doesn't make sense to me, but 3rd party iPad case design leaks all show a cut out, so I'm saying it's true solely on that evidence.) Maybe slightly larger screen (smaller bezel) but same resolution. No SD card slot. No USB. No Thunderbolt. Really new iPad with more major changes to come in September.

Also revamped Mobile Me may well be announced, finally providing some clarity to the purpose of their *massive* new data center in NC. I'm guessing this will provide "cloud" storage for iTunes Store purchased media so that you can access from any of your iDevices. But not, as some people are speculating, cloud storage for all your digital media (i.e., I think they won't allow you to upload and store non iTunes Store purchased media.) Also I think no streaming music or video services (i.e., no pay $x/month to stream whatever music you want a la Rhapsody) making Apple's LaLa purchase still a bit hard to understand. Some basic features of Mobile Me to become free (or maybe "basically" free, like $1.99 from App Store), but anything really useful will be an add on with a (probably too high) price.

Yes I have no life and find guessing these things sort of fun.
- jim 3-02-2011 5:35 pm [link] [4 comments]

ars technica gropes the atrix
- mark 3-02-2011 4:39 pm [link] [5 comments]

Engaget fondles Xoom -- Hits retail tomorrow. Wifi-only version coming later.
- mark 2-24-2011 2:51 am [link] [add a comment]

Interesting take on Apple's subscription kerfuffle. Apps aren't magazines and vice versa.
- mark 2-23-2011 10:41 pm [link] [add a comment]