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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.

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

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:

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.

Damn homie, Apple sues HTC…

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by prolifik1

Looks like Apple is getting shook up with up with potential competition. They didn’t seem worried about going after companies that tried to copy in them in the past, in attempts to overthrow the reigning Apple iPhone. Now, they feel as if they should go after those that copy them now, even more so, infringe on their so called patents.  Apple is suing HTC “related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.” This lawsuite is over 20 patents that HTC is accused of infringing.

Here are the following patents that Apple is suing over: via Gizmodo

The ‘331 Patent, entitled “Time-Based, Non-Constant Translation Of User Interface Objects Between States,” was duly and legally issued on April 22, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The ‘949 Patent, entitled “Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics,” was duly and legally issued on January 20, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘949 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit B.

The ‘849 Patent, entitled “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” was duly and legally issued on February 2, 2010 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘849 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit C.

The ‘381 Patent, entitled “List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display,” was duly and legally issued on December 23, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘381 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit D.

The ‘726 Patent, entitled “System And Method For Managing Power Conditions Within A Digital Camera Device,” was duly and legally issued on July 6, 1999 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘726 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit E.

The ‘076 Patent, entitled “Automated Response To And Sensing Of User Activity In Portable Devices,” was duly and legally issued on December 15, 2009 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘076 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit F.

The ‘105 Patent, entitled “GMSK Signal Processors For Improved Communications Capacity And Quality,” was duly and legally issued on December 8, 1998 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘105 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit G.

The ‘453 Patent, entitled “Conserving Power By Reducing Voltage Supplied To An Instruction-Processing Portion Of A Processor,” was duly and legally issued on June 3, 2008 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘453 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit H.

The ‘599 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Graphic System,” was duly and legally issued on October 3, 1995 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘599 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit I.

The ‘354 Patent, entitled “Object-Oriented Event Notification System With Listener Registration Of Both Interests And Methods,” was duly and legally issued on July 23, 2002 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the ‘354 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit J.

United States Patent No. 5,481,721 entitled “Method for Providing Automatic and Dynamic Translation of Object Oriented Programming Language-Based Message Passing Into Operation System Message Passing Using Proxy Objects,” issued on January 2, 1996…

United States Patent No. 5,519,867 entitled “Object-Oriented Multitasking System,” issued on May 21, 1996…

United States Patent No. 6,275,983 entitled “Object-Oriented Operating System,” issued on August 14, 2001…

United States Patent No. 5,566,337 entitled “Method and Apparatus for Distributing Events in an Operating System,” issued on October 15, 1996…

United States Patent No. 5,929,852 entitled “Encapsulated Network Entity Reference of a Network Component System,” issued on July 27, 1999…

United States Patent No. 5,946,647 entitled “System and Method for Performing an Action on a Structure in Computer-Generated Data” issued on August 31, 1999…

United States Patent No. 5,969,705 entitled “Message Protocol for Controlling a User Interface From an Inactive Application Program,” issued on October 19, 1999…

United States Patent No. 6,343,263 entitled “Real-Time Signal Processing System for Serially Transmitted Data,” issued on January 29, 2002…

United States Patent No. 5,915,131 entitled “Method and Apparatus for Handling I/O Requests Utilizing Separate Programming Interfaces to Access Separate I/O Service” issued on June 22, 1999…

United States Patent No. RE39,486, entitled “Extensible, Replaceable Network Component System,” reissued on February 6, 2007…

I’m interested to see how this turns out. Check out Gizmodo for following updates pending on this lawsuit.