Apple TV, the impressive impulse purchase

  • March 23rd, 2007

One more excuse to be unproductive and lazy, I took home the Apple TV. Yes, that’s right, I succumbed to the alluring draw of one more shiny Apple gadget. The net is full of recent reviews and I do not plan on spending much time doing the same (that would take away from entertaining myself […]

What Apple ProCare service?

  • March 14th, 2007

Two days ago I noticed a saddening spectacle as I witnessed a dark irregular shape creep across the corner of one of my 23" Apple Cinema Displays. In stark contrast to a previous Apple service visit with ProCare membership in hand, a recent visit to the U-Village Apple Store was a complete surprise. As stated […]

The power of mis-information and its followers

  • March 8th, 2007

Rant: This may translate into nothing more than a personal rant, but recent events are too difficult to ignore. Yesterday, my discovery of the the text string "iPhone for Derek Punsalan / 2 yr. Agreement Savings $150" on a recent Cingular receipt received a noticeable amount of attention. The story graced the pages of Digg, […]

iPhone with Cingular receipt

  • March 6th, 2007

Image links to an actual photograph of the original receipt – Cingular Store, Redmond, WA. Late last week I traded in my Sprint BlackBerry 8703e for a Cingular BlackBerry Pearl. I will reserve a full review / thoughts for another day. However, today I felt the urge to share this little piece of info. Earlier […]

Breathe new life into OS X Front Row

  • September 24th, 2006

Continuing the “Breathe new life into OS X” series including Breathe new life into OS X Safari & Breathe new life into OS X iChat, our focus will be on Apple’s Front Row application. Out of the box, Front Row taps into your current media library composed of iTunes albums, movies, television shows, iPhoto albums, […]

Review & Contest: Incase Nano wallet

  • September 23rd, 2006

If there is one thing Apple hardware users enjoy, it’s protecting their appealing investments with equally attractive solutions – neoprene sleeves, padded backpacks, silicone / hard cases, etc. Incase Designs is one of a handful of manufacturers who create protective solutions for personal electronic. More specifically for Apple users, Incase offers protective line for Apple […]

2nd generation Nano demands more

  • September 18th, 2006

What do current 1st generation iPod Nano [$99 refurbs] owners receive when they opt to upgrade to the newer 2nd generation brushed aluminum equivalents? They receive a number of upgrades through a much sleeker footprint / body, brighter screen, redesigned earphones, and an incredible 24 hour [claimed] battery life. Amazing right? All of that for […]

Not aesthetic, MacBook hardware issue

  • September 3rd, 2006

After two consecutive top shell replacements on the MacBook to alleviate the aesthetic issue(s) presented due to discoloration on select Rev. A MacBook’s (white), I am unfortunate enough to experience an altogether new problem concerning – presumably – the logic board. After hearing news from a fellow 9ruler concerning random shutdowns, I laid my discoloration […]

Living with a wireless Mighty Mouse

  • August 12th, 2006

It’s been a little less than a week since I managed to procure one of Apple’s latest, the wireless Mighty Mouse. After having spent the last couple days with it, I’ve discovered a few pros and cons concerning the odd looking pill sitting beside me on my desktop. Pros Wireless. No point in feeling restrained […]

Leather & Apple never looked so good

  • August 10th, 2006

Who would have thought PVC leather and the Apple MacBook could look so great together? If a seemingly indestructible piece of plastic could offer little help preventing the discoloration on select rev. A MacBooks, maybe PVC leather holds answer? If you can overcome the idea of applying leather on to your shiny white or dull […]