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Three Guys and a Podcast: Apple News & Analysis

August 31, 2011 at 7:56am Pacific Time
by: Karl Johnson 0 Comments

 The iPhone 4 makes a great flashlight since it is always there. While the front screen works ok to illuminate a dark area, the camera's flash does a much better job. In order to use it though, one needs to have a flashlight app.

After testing numerous flashlight applications, I finally found this week's App of the Week. While there are many flashlight applications out there, most have ads that get annoying and are slow to launch. This flashlight app is free and does not include any ads.

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August 30, 2011 at 1:01pm Pacific Time
by: Mark Reschke 0 Comments

Is Apple going all-out in an effort to acquire the type of contracts that will set their Apple TV and forthcoming HDTV sales on fire? Likely so.

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August 26, 2011 at 11:01am Pacific Time
by: Mark Reschke 0 Comments

In the wake of Steve Jobs announcing his resignation as CEO of Apple. Inc. this past Wednesday, Apple stock took a $19 plunge in after hours trading, costing AAPL nearly 5.6% of its value. The news of Jobs resignation could hardly be considered unexpected, but would this be a sign that investors viewed Apple as a one-man show or was the after-hours trading a mere knee-jerk reaction?

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August 26, 2011 at 10:42am Pacific Time
by: Mark Reschke 0 Comments

This week's podcast focuses on HP's big move to exist the desktop and mobile computing spaces, while Google snatches up Motorola Mobility for a cool $12.5 billion. Was it worth the price? Intel creates a $300 million fund in an effort to offset their own Ultrabook reference platform costs. Will this fund deliver the ability for PC manufacturers to compete with the MacBook Air? And of course, and our ever-present Werner Reschke (Guy #3) opening with This Day In History: Episode 57

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August 26, 2011 at 10:33am Pacific Time
by: Mark Reschke 0 Comments

This week's podcast includes discussion of iCloud, iTunes pay-to-play service, why no one can compete with the MacBook Air, iPhone 5 (purchase unlocked or via a subsidized plan?), and our ever-present Werner Reschke (Guy #3) opening with This Day In History: Episode 56

 

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August 25, 2011 at 8:19am Pacific Time
by: Karl Johnson 0 Comments

This week's app is a folder synchronization tool called arRsync. This is a great tool that can backup or synchronize folders and files. Any folder that the finder sees, whether local or network based, can be synchronized.

arRsync does a nice job of backing up folders from one's local hard drive to an external or networked hard drive. The best part about this tool is that it is free.

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August 23, 2011 at 8:38am Pacific Time
by: Karl Johnson 0 Comments

Ruko, a former property of Netflix, recently released a second version of their streaming media player. The new player now allows users to play some games on the TV.

While the new set-top box features looks interesting, the shape of the case looks very familiar. Why did Roku redesign their case to make it look like one of their competitor's cases?

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August 22, 2011 at 9:13am Pacific Time
by: E. Werner Reschke 1 Comment

MobileMe E-Mail Error

It appears that MobileMe (formerly known as “Dot Mac”), has been showing some signs of attachment disorder. The above errror message is consistent from more than one MobileMe account when sending an e-mail to the domain frontier.net The same e-mail can be sent to a different domain with no problem — message sent, message received.

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August 18, 2011 at 11:54am Pacific Time
by: Mark Reschke 0 Comments

If recent reports are to be believed, a new Apple TV will arrive this fall. Information coming from many of these reports cites TV Execs, which have proven to be anything but reliable in the past. The fall timeframe makes little sense for Apple to deliver an all-new Apple TV and Apple HDTV lineup when considering iOS 5, iCloud, iPhones and perhaps new iPads will arrive during a jam-packed season of fall releases. But where there is smoke there is often fire, and while fall makes little sense, our information points to a January Special Event from Apple.

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August 17, 2011 at 10:05am Pacific Time
by: Karl Johnson 2 Comments

 The new MacBook Airs are fast and light, but they currently come with a few software bugs. We have already talked about one of them here at T-GAAP, but there are more.

Many of these bugs are minor annoyances that should be solved in the next update to Apple's operating system, Lion, but there is one bug that needs more than just an operating system update.

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