from November 2011

Nov 30, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 66: Upstream Players. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss that Apple allows a Tethering app, the top 5 websites visited on Black Friday, Apple Store sales setting records, HTC cuts forecast 23%, expects sales to shrink, Microsoft exec: Siri is nothing special, we’ve had it for over a year, Apple new MacBook Air series to compete with ultrabooks in 2012 Q1, Amazon Kindle sales jump 4X year to year, Kindle Fire leads and Best Buy: Playbook out of stock due to high demand after $300 price drop. All this and much, much more in Episode 66: Upstream Players.

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Nov 29, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Humor, Products, Review

Note: This list is inspired by two great forces: David Letterman and Napoleon Dynamite

10. All of your product names all begin with "Microsoft".
9. Your company also builds fantastic refrigerators.
8. Napoleon Dynamite thinks your products have skills.

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Nov 28, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: News, Predictions, Review, Rumors

Apple's stock price is off over 10% in as little as one months time. Aiding the slide, DigiTimes has reported that Apple has slashed (yes, slashed) component orders for iPhone, and Apple can't keep iPhones in stock, possibly due to supply shortages. To top it off, Kindle Fire is now out in the market for only $199, backed with amazing hype. Does this mean the end of Apple is near? Should everyone "Repent Now" from Apple?!

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Nov 25, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPad, News, Predictions, Products, Rumors

Bloomberg recently created a buzz about a forthcoming Apple HDTV, in conjunction with Sharp Electronics. But this is not where the immediate attention should be focused. Our information points towards a Tuesday, January 25 Apple's Special Event from Apple.

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Nov 23, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical

Podcast Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss the Adobe's Creative Cloud, Adobe killing Mobile-Flash development, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer denies that we ever left the Windows era, RIM to make Blackberry's Whimsical in 2012, and ARM's new CPU promises to increase performace 10x. All this and much, much more in Episode 65: Phasers Set on Whimsical.

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Nov 23, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications, Products

Adobe customers could previously upgrade their Creative Suite from three versions back. So customers could upgrade to Create Suite(CS) 5, from CS 4, CS 3, and CS 2. Many customers either can't afford or don't want to spend the extra cash to upgrade every version. These customers usually upgrade CS every other or every third update. That will all change with Creative Suite 6.

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Nov 17, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications

Pixelmator has come a long way since it was introduced back in September of 2007. It has become a full feature photo editor and graphic creation application. Yet, there are still some important features missing.

With Pixelmator 2.0 coming out earlier this fall, the developers have plugged up many of the holes for features that were missing, but not all. One of the holes they didn’t add was layer styles. While everything in layer styles can be done in Pixelmator, layer styles offer two big advantages over the manual methods. Layer styles are editable and are much faster to create. Duplicating layers is an easy work around for future edits. Are there work arounds for speeding up the process?

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Nov 16, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPad, News, Predictions, Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was releasd today, and based on the initial reviews, the secret we T-GAAP-ers already knew about is now out of the bag: The Kindle Fire tablet is no tablet.

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Nov 11, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 64: The Great Vacation. Down one man, Mark & Werner discuss the new JC Penney CEO tapping former Apple co-workers, Adobe pulling the plug on Flash for mobile browsers, Flash to be continued by RIM for its Playbook, Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, strike ad alliance to take on Google and Facebook and much, much more in Episode 64: The Great Vacation

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Nov 10, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications, Mac Pro, Products, Review

Photoshop is the most feature rich photo editor on any platform, but that does not mean it is always the best tool for every job. Just recently the developers of Pixelmator released version 2.0 of their photo editing application. The question this article will attempt to answer is "Can one use Pixelmator instead of Photoshop?" not whether Pixelmator is better than Photoshop.

Despite its lower price, Pixelmator does have a number of advantages over Photoshop and those include:

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