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Mac iOS 5 Available for download

October 12th, 2011 Comments off

Apple’s new Mac iOS 5 is now available for download via iTunes. Remember you must update your iTunes to 10.5 before you can update your iPhone 3GS, 4 or iPad to iOS 5.

I am upgrading my iPhone 3GS right now. Update time says 35 minutes remaining, so I will update you once the update has completed.



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iPhone 4S Preorder has shipped!

October 10th, 2011 Comments off

This morning I received shipping notification that one of my new iPhone 4S’s have shipped from Hong Kong and will arrive by the end of the day on October 14th. Once I receive the phone, I will be posting some reviews on the phone.


Below is a confirmation from UPS.

Location Date Local Time Activity
Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong 10/10/2011 4:51 P.M. Arrival Scan
Shenzhen, China 10/10/2011 1:50 P.M. Departure Scan
Shenzhen, China 10/09/2011 6:50 P.M. Origin Scan
China 10/09/2011 5:31 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Apple Magic Mouse revealed

October 20th, 2009 Comments off

Today, Apple has announced a new mouse that comes standard with all new iMac computers. It is the first mouse that clicks, scrolls, and swipes all with the touch of your fingers. Best of all, there is no mouse ball to get gummed up.

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

The Magic Mouse is completely compatible with any iMac that has bluetooth enabled. It works the same way as the iPhone and iPod does, flicking thru webpages and documents.

With all Apple products, the quality is top notch. The price is a little above average for your average wireless mouse, but at $69, you can not go wrong with the Apple brand name and quality you will be receiving.

I just ordered mine. It says it ships in 5-7 days. I will post more pictures once it comes in showing the new “Magic Mouse” in action.

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How to install Windows 7 Professional Upgrade on a clean hard drive

October 14th, 2009 Comments off

A month ago, I wiped out one of my old computers that had Windows Vista on it. Since then I have been having a hard time installing Windows XP on it, so I decided I would try and install my Windows 7 Professional Upgrade on it. The computer has two hard drives wiped totally clean. The only thing I had was my Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD and needed to install it on my computer.

I was able to by doing the following steps:

Windows 7

Windows 7

I opened regedit and navigated to the following key:


Change MediaBootInstall from “1″ to “0″.

I went and typed cmd into the search bar and ran it as an administrator. I typed the following command “slmgr /rearm” (without quotes)

I rebooted my computer and went to activate Windows normally. It activated just fine. Of course, I had a copy of Windows XP that came on my Dell, so I was prepared to enter the serial key if needed. Fortunately, it was not needed and I was able to use the Upgrade DVD to complete a fresh install.

Thank you Microsoft!

Apple releases new iPod Touch and iPod Nano

September 13th, 2009 Comments off

Today Apple announced two new updates to their iPod line. The new iPod Touch and iPod Nano.

Apple has began marketing the iPod Touch as a “gaming device” and not just an iPod. With prices starting at just $199, it is a great device for those looking for an ipod, personal gaming device, and a handheld computer. Using the new iTunes 3.1, not only can you purchase mp3’s, but you have the ability to purchase movies to play on your iPod Touch.

iPod Touch

iPod Touch

8GB $199 – 1,750 songs – 10 hours of video – 10,000 photos – Up to 30 hours of music playback – Up to 6 hours of video playback – iPod touch 3.1 software – Wi-Fi – Bluetooth – Nike + iPod support built in – Built-in speaker – Earphones

32GB $299 – 7,000 songs – 40 hours of video – 40,000 photos – Voice Control – Up to 30 hours of music playback – Up to 6 hours of video playback – iPod touch 3.1 software – Wi-Fi – Bluetooth – Nike + iPod support built in – Built-in speaker – Earphones with Remote and Mic

64GB $399 – 14,000 songs – 80 hours of video – 90,000 photos – Voice Control – Up to 30 hours of music playback – Up to 6 hours of video playback – iPod touch 3.1 software – Wi-Fi – Bluetooth – Nike + iPod support built in – Built-in speaker – Earphones with Remote and Mic

iPod Nano

iPod Nano

Apple also announced the new iPod Nano today. The Nano has a new FM tuner that allows you to listen to live radio. The best part about it is that it works like a Tivo. You can pause live radio and rewind up to 15 minutes of saved radio. While listening to the radio, you have the ability to tag a song that later when synced with iTunes you can purchase the mp3 for that song.

Unlike the Touch, the Nano has a new movie camera incorporated into it. You can now take live video for later viewing. It would have been nice to incorporate a still camera into both devices instead of just a video camera.

When reading about the two new devices, I came across an article that when Steve Jobs was asked about why the iPod Touch was not given a still camera, he stated that the users wanted the iPod Touch as a gaming machine and not for a camera. This is why they included a faster processor and video display in the higher-end  32 and 64 GB models.

Personally, if the new iPod Touch had a decent camera (6.0 megapixel or more) and an FM tuner, I would have one sitting in my hands right now. Until then I will be sticking with my iPod classic.

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