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iPhone’s Unpublished Features

June 23, 2007 1 comment

Apple's New iPhone

Apple is set to release the much-hyped iPhone this Friday, June 29. The Onion recently highlighted its most highly anticipated features: 😉

– Nanotechnology enables it to reassemble itself when thrown against wall

– Exclusive link to Google Street View so you can watch yourself using your iPhone at all times

– Takes Polaroids

– When moved from hand to ear, makes Lightsaber sound effects

– Prominent Apple logo

– Reproduces through asexual budding

– Has way, way more PRAM than the last thingy

– Comes with an iPhone hat, so people know you own an iPhone during the brief periods you’re not using it.

Apple Offering Five Versions of OS X

June 13, 2007 Leave a comment

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs revealed more detail about Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.5 this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference. You have to enjoy his poke at Microsoft’s overly-complicated Vista offerings…

“We’ve got a basic version, which is going to cost $129. We’ve got a Premium version, which is gonna cost $129. We’ve got a business version, $129. We’ve got an enterprise version, $129. And we’ve got the ultimate version, we’re throwing everything into it, it’s $129. We think most people will buy the ultimate version.”

🙂

The Wii and My Ego

June 8, 2007 Leave a comment

mad mii

I’ve been playing video games since the Atari days of Night Driver and Pong. For the most part, I have been dominant over the female human species. I scoffed at any attempt by a girl to dethrone me from my exalted place of virtual gaming greatness. Even if an occasional loss occurred, I never failed to recover with a “best of three” offer.

Until now.

My wife, Krista, has repeatedly put a class-A whoppin’ on me with our new Nintendo Wii. For my birthday this year, I was able to convince her to slim down some of our budget categories in order to buy a Wii. My reasoning was flawless: It’s cheaper than an Xbox or a PS3, it’s great to play with guests (nevermind that we don’t do much entertaining), and the homerun ball was this: It’s a marriage builder! I convinced her that she would have tons of fun playing it with me! It only took playing the Wii one time at a friend’s house to see that I was right. She had a blast and Mission Wii was accomplished.

I’ve got to say that I may have hesitated to push for this birthday present if I would have known that she was going to kick my tail up and down the virtual bowling alley. The Wii comes with a collection of 5 sports games, including Bowling. The woman is almost bored with strikes! And all I’ve got to show for it is a sore arm, terrible win-loss record, and a badly bruised ego.

With that said, I can highly recommend the Wii for any home, as long as you are ready for the gender scales to be balanced. And if you aren’t married, don’t hesitate… buy one as soon as you have the cash (a Wii, not a spouse)!

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