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Rest in Peace: Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

Posted in Technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by prolifik1

There were rumors weeks ago that was accidentally leaked by mistake that Steve Jobs had passed away.  Without confirmation, the world continued to speculate on Mr. Job’s condition.

Today, it’s been confirmed by Apple representatives that he has indeed passed away.  Jobs has been in a constant battle with Pancreatic cancer since 2004.  Since then, he’s been in a constant battle with several health issues.  He resigned earlier this year, this past August as CEO of Apple and recommended that Tim Cook be his successor.

Apple is what it is today because of Steve Jobs.  Not only as a co-founder, he contributed to much of their current success with product developments such as their Mac OS, iPhone, and iPad.  The technology world would no longer be the same.  Would this affect how Apple would be perceived now that Jobs is gone?  Will it affect sales? Today officially marks a new age for Apple with Tim Cook at the helm.  Only time will tell on the future of Apple.

Simply a genius, a great entrepreneur, and true innovator.  You will be missed and I truly appreciate the contributions that you’ve made to not only the world of technology, but society itself.

Check out Gizmodo for more details.

Apple iPad 2 – Coming March 11, 2011.

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by prolifik1

Apple finally debuts the long awaited and anticipated iPad 2. Some improvements over the first one which makes it more appealing to be bought, but I’ll continue to wait for now.  Disappointed that there still is no USB or SD card slot.  Cool thing is it’s thinner and comes in white or black now.  They’re available at the Apple store beginning on March 11th.

With the new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to millions of iPhone® 4, iPod touch® and Mac® users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi. Photo Booth lets you apply fun visual effects, including eight photo special effects like Squeeze, Twirl and Kaleidoscope, to photos captured by either camera. iPad 2 comes with iOS 4.3, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, with new features including faster Safari® mobile browsing performance; iTunes® Home Sharing; enhancements to AirPlay®;** the choice to use the iPad side switch to either lock the screen rotation or mute audio; and Personal Hotspot to share an iPhone 4 cellular data connection over Wi-Fi.*** Additional iPad 2 features include a built-in gyro for advanced gaming; HSUPA support for enhanced 3G upload speeds on iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on AT&T, and HDMI Video Mirroring that lets users mirror their iPad screen on an HDTV using an optional adaptor.

The innovative new iPad 2 Smart Cover provides protection for the iPad screen while maintaining its thin and lightweight profile. Designed with a unique self-aligning magnetic hinge that makes it easy to attach and remove, the new iPad 2 Smart Cover automatically wakes iPad 2 when it’s opened and puts it to sleep when it’s closed, and has a soft microfiber lining to help keep the screen clean. The Smart Cover also folds into a stand for typing or viewing videos and is available in vibrant polyurethane for $39 or rich leather for $69 in a range of colors, including a (PRODUCT) RED one which helps support the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. Apple also introduced two new apps: iMovie® and GarageBand® for iPad, both available on the App Store℠ for just $4.99 each. With iMovie, iPad 2 users can shoot and edit videos right on their iPad and post their movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and their MobileMe℠ gallery; watch them on their iPod®, iPhone or iPad; as well as view them on their HDTV using AirPlay and Apple TV®. GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of touch instruments and 8-track recording studio, allowing you to perform with onscreen keyboards, guitars, drums and basses using multi-touch gestures–even if you don’t play a musical instrument.

iPad 2 runs almost all of the over 350,000 apps available on the App Store and there are more than 65,000 native iPad apps available from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The iTunes Store gives iPad users access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 14 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 10,000 films including over 3,500 in stunning high definition video. The iBooks® app for iPad includes Apple’s iBookstore℠, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device.

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi will be available on March 11 for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G compatible with the Verizon network will be available in the US only for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad 2 will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. iMovie and GarageBand for iPad apps will be available on March 11 for $4.99 each from the App Store on iPad or

For more details, hit up Gizmodo.

The Gorillaz – The Fall (Free Album)

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by prolifik1

Pretty siick shit as usual from the Gorillaz. Here’s their new project which was produced on the Apple iPad using several iPad apps.


It’s a free album so enjoy!


  • 01 Phoner to Arizona
  • 02 Revolving Doors
  • 03 Hillbilly Man
  • 04 Detroit
  • 05 Shy-Town
  • 06 Little Pink Plastic Bags
  • 07 The Joplin Spider
  • 08 The Parish of Space Dust
  • 09 The Snake in Dallas
  • 10 Amarillo
  • 11 The Speak It Mountains
  • 12 Aspen Forest
  • 13 Bobby in Phoenix
  • 14 California and the Slipping of the Sun
  • 15 Seattle Yodel

DOWNLOAD: Gorillaz – The Fall

Additional Info: iPad Applications Used: Speak It! / SoundyThingie / Mugician / Solo Synth / Synth / Funk Box / Gliss / AmpliTube / Xenon / iElectribe / BS-16i / M3000 HD / Cleartune / iOrgel HD / Olsynth / StudioMiniXI / BassLine / Harmonizer / Dub Siren Pro / Moog Filatron

via 2DopeBoyz

ZOZOTOWN Design Project Vol. 2 – Bape and Stussy iPhone 4 cases

Posted in Fashion, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by prolifik1

These cases look pretty dope! They even have some for the iPad as well. Hit up the Zozotown link at the bottom to view the other offerings of the Zozotown Design Project Volume 2.

For zozotown’s new Design Project Volume 2, they have approached stores and brands that are part of their network to create cases for the iPhone 4 and some of the more notable gadgets. The ones that stand out are from A Bathing Ape and Stussy, with Stussy using the artwork from their 30th anniversary project, and Bape coming with a classic Bape camo all over print. To see the rest of the brands featured head over to zozotown.

via HypeBeast

Introducing the new Apple iPhone 4!

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by prolifik1

Well folks, the waiting has finally ended! This morning at the WWDC 2010 keynote, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the the 4th generation Apple iPhone! It has been highly speculated that it would soon arrive, after apparent leaks all over the world, including the infamous Gizmodo drama. (See: 4th Generation Apple iPhone Revealed)

Once again, the phone comes in either white or black. Great thing for those who want white, the phone is actually completely white now! Unlike the 3G and 3GS which only had a white plastic backing. That alone is a good start on a color change.

This phone is encased with a glass front and back. The internals consist of a band made out of stainless steel that goes around the whole phone which acts as an antenna system. It still uses the same GSM/UMTS radio used in previous iPhones, hence, the reason why this wasn’t called the 4G. AT&T doesn’t necessarily have that up and running as of yet.

They have finally incorporated a front facing camera. The rear camera that we’re use to on our previous iPhones now have a better lens, along with a LED flash. The iPhone now has a high resolution display which has doubled pixels now rated at 960 x 640. They dub it a “Retina Display.”

The new iPhone now operates on the A4 processor which is found in Apple’s iPad. The new iPhone also sports a smaller engine, despite the larger processor. With this in mind, Apple was able to incorporate a larger battery for longer talk time of 7 hours on 3G connection, 6 hours of 3G browsing, not to mention 10 hours of WiFi browsing (now supporting 802.11N), along with 10 hours of video. Most importantly, 40 hours of music!

The iPhone 4 will be sporting the newly renamed “iOS4” previously known as OS4, which was shown a few months back. (See: Apple iPhone OS 4)

The phone will be available on June 24th in either White or Black. The 16gb model will be retailing for $199 and $299 for the 32gb model.

The 3GS model will now drop to #99 dollars along with the complete discontinuation of the 3G version. Preorders begin next week all over the world which include the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Japan. Eighteen more countries will soon follow afterwards.

All in all, consider one sold! I’m due for an upgrade after having my 3G for 2 years now. At the same time, it’s not much of a major change performance wise. It’s mostly cosmetic along with the new OS, I’m pretty sure I can probably last another few years with my 3G. I would have to think about that one for a bit.

For those who really don’t care about AT&T and the new iPhone, it does bring good news for those who will consider getting an iPad. First and foremost, skip the first gen! The screen and camera specs announced for the new iPhone would most likely make its way for the second gen iPad, which could be probable for next year. A back camera, front face camera, along with a higher resolution screen would definitely make it worth waiting for. Why waste money on such a disappointment that the first gen is considered as?

source and photos: Engadget

For more on the story, checkout Engadget: iPhone 4 Announce

Cool iPad decals

Posted in Random Bullshit, Technology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by prolifik1

Saw these and thought they were pretty cool, works a lot nicer on the macbooks with the glowing Apple logo, but you still get the similar effect with it on an iPad or iPhone.

Here’s the Joker: Click on the image to be redirected to purchase it.

Here’s the “Gothic” princess aka Gothic Snow white: Click on the image to be redirected to purchase it.

Details on Apple iPad 3G AT&T data plan

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by prolifik1

Both are no contract data plans

Unlimited data: $29.99 per month

250mb: $15 per month

As long as a 3G data plan is active, the user also has access to every AT&T WiFi Hot Spot. This is beneficial for those who only have the 250mb data plan.

Users of the 250mb data plan also get alerts of how much data they have remaining. They will receive notification alerts at 20% and even at 10% data remaining. Once it runs out, they can renew it which would start another 30-day cycle or they can simply upgrade to unlimited.

Each plan does automatically renew itself once it has been confirmed on the iPad.

via Gizmodo

4th Gen Apple iPhone

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by prolifik1

Apparently, an Apple Software Engineer, Gray Powell had lost the new iPhone he was testing which was disguised as a iPhone 3GS at a local bar up in Redwood City, CA. Now it’s in the hands of the folks over at Gizmodo. It probably was intentional since Apple did not take any action or trip off the fact that they posted tons of photos of it on their website.

Looks good, has similarities with the iPad when it comes to the trim area. Good thing I held off on the 3GS, once this comes out, perfect timing for an upgrade.


What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What’s Changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

The hardware specs

The phone measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches. It weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 137 grams on a postal scale (and 135 on Apple’s official measurements). So, in comparison, it’s 3 grams heavier. The battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V. On the back of the phone, it said it was XX GB, but since we were unable to get the phone to a running state, we couldn’t see exactly how large it was.


For more on the actual article along with additional photos, click on the following link: Gizmodo – Apple’s Next iPhone

Update: 5-12-2010

Here is another next gen iPhone that happens to appear lost on the other side of the globe.

Chip Specs:

APL0398 339S9084 <- Apple A4
K4X2G643GE <- 256 MB Samsung DRAM (two dies)

The same as the A4 processor in the iPad


Source via Gizmodo

Apple iPad/iPhone Owners: Turn iPhone into a wireless iPad Camera!

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by prolifik1

Saw this over via Gizmodo

I thought it was pure genius! I love these types of apps! I don’t have an iPad to test it out on, but for those who own an iPad and an iPhone, feel free to try it out!

All you need to do is download the Camera A and Camera B apps onto your iPad and iPhone respectively—note that Camera A will set you back a buck while Camera B is free. Once you’ve got the apps on your devices, make sure bluetooth is switched on, and open the apps. Ta da! You’ll see everything your iPhone’s lens sees on your iPad.

To take a picture you’ll tap the camera icon at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. A pop up prompt will ask you if you really want to save the photo and that’s it, you’re done. Oh, and if you want photos to save to both your iPhone and your iPad each time, then you can flip the little toggle switch in the lower right of the screen:

First Look: iPhone OS 4 Multi-tasking

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by prolifik1

Here’s a video following the keynote that shows a sneak peak on how multi-tasking works in the new OS 4.

Apple iPhone OS 4

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by prolifik1

Today, Apple held its keynote presentation this morning unveiling the new OS 4 for the Apple iPhone.  My thoughts, I’m not impressed at all.  I have a jailbroken 3G and I’ve had these features for almost 2 years of owning my iPhone. Only thing my lacks is the speed of a 3GS. It’s funny how Apple finally implements features that other independent/home brew developers have already done via jailbreak.

Not having the new Apple multi-task feature for older models like the 3G is a slap in the face. I’ve already had this feature and it handles just fine. I wouldn’t consider it much of a slap in the face for 2G users since they obviously need to upgrade already.

I guess it’s safe to say, those who aren’t too tech savvy on performing the available hacks that can be done on the iPhone can pretty much appreciate the new OS 4.

Here is a  run down of what the best features were as brought to you by Gizmodo.

Multitasking: It’s here, finally. It’s handled with a simple task switcher: double click your home button, and you get a list of running apps. Select, switch, done. Multitasking is limited to audio streaming, VoIP and GPS apps, as well as a few other allowances: they can finish specific, important tasks in the background, for example. As far as non-music/nav/VoIP apps, those can be suspended in the background, but not left running. (See below.) Full details here.

Fast app switching: With iPhone 4’s multitasking, most apps aren’t actually running in the background—just certain functions of the app, like an audio stream or a GPS lock. But! All apps can now be frozen, in full, so that when you reopen them, they’re restored to exactly the state they were in when they were closed.

Local notifications: Notifications can be sent between apps on the phone, not just from remote servers. In other words, if something important happens in an app you’ve opened and moved away from, a notification will pop up in whatever app you’re using at the time, effectively saying “switch back to me!” It’s a fairly clever way to keep track of multiple apps without the need for a start bar or dock-type interface. From Apple’s dev guidelines:

The advantage of local notifications is that they are independent of your application. Once a notification is scheduled, the system manages the delivery of it. Your application does not even have to be running when the notification is delivered.

Apple’s official line:

iPhone OS 4‘s new multitasking offers users a new way to quickly move between apps, and provides developers seven new multitasking services to easily add multitasking features to their apps. These services include background audio, so apps like Pandora can play music in the background, and VoIP, so VoIP apps can receive a VoIP call even when the iPhone is asleep or the user is running other apps. iPhone OS 4 provides multitasking to third party apps while preserving battery life and foreground app performance, which has until now proved elusive on mobile devices.

And some more technical details, again from Apple’s developer guidelines:

An application can request a finite amount of time to complete some important task. An application can declare itself as supporting specific services that require regular background execution time. An application can use local notifications to generate user alerts at designated times, whether or not the application is running.

App folders: Now you can sort your apps into folders! That’s homescreen clutter solved, just like that. Apple’s description:

Folders help users better organize and quickly access their apps. Simply drag one app icon onto another, and a new folder is automatically created. The folder is automatically given a name based on the App Store category of that app, such as “Games,” which the user can easily rename. Using folders, users can now organize and access over 2,000 apps on their iPhone.

2160, to be exact.

A new Mail app: Unified inboxes, multiple Exchange accounts, fast inbox switching, threaded messages: These new features are actually a huge deal, since the iPhone’s mail client has barely changed since 2007, and Apple doesn’t allow alternative mail apps. Apple’s pitch:

iPhone OS 4 delivers the best mail experience on a mobile phone with its new Unified Inbox, allowing users to see messages from all their email accounts displayed together in a single inbox. With just a few taps, users can quickly switch between inboxes to see messages from any single account.

iBooks: Oh hey, that iBooks ebook reader app and accompanying ebook store we first met on the iPad has ambled on down to the iPhone. Nice, since you can now take your books with you wherever you go, as oppose to wherever you go with your iPad.Custom backgrounds: Jailbreakers have them. Hell, the iPad has them. Now you can choose a persistent background for your iPhone—and not just for the lockscreen.

Game Center: Apple’s going to roll out a centralized gaming service—a multiplayer network like PSN or Xbox Live—to help connect games to one another, by the end on the year. There are 3rd-party services that already do this, like OpenFeint. They will probably die. Full details here.

iAd advertising: It looks like Apple’s finally making use of Quattro, that mobile ad company it gobbled up a few months ago, by rolling out its own advertising platform, a turnkey ad plugin for app developers called iAd. The theory here is that instead of relying on links to external websites, which pull users out of apps whenever they tap on an ad, developers can use Apple’s new tools to keep people in the app while still showing them advertising—sort of like popover browser windows. You can watch videos, play games, and even buy apps from within these ads. This is in the iPhone OS 4 developer tools, but it’s not explicitly a part of OS 4, so you won’t see apps with iAds until later this year. Full details here.

5x digital zoom: Could this hint at a higher quality camera in the next hardware? 3.2 megapixels seems a bit low for 5x digital zoom.

Bluetooth keyboards: Another carryover from the iPad, Bluetooth keyboard support will finally come to iPhone 4.

• A bevy of other new developer features, including 1500 new APIs to play with: See here for more details.

The Apple iPad available now!

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2010 by prolifik1

Today is the day! Apple fanboys have been waiting for this day to get their hands on the new Apple iPad.

I’m passing for now, I’m not an early adopter when it comes to certain electronics. It looks tempting to buy, but I’ll hold out.

Wifi version:

Wifi + 3G version

Click on the image below to purchase in various configurations:

After trying a few friends iPads out on launch, this thing is highly overrated. With so many missing things such as usb ports, cameras, and other stuff you’d often picture for a tablet device; it lacks a lot. I’m over it and probably would wait for a second generation which will obviously add everything that lacked in this first gen.