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Why Apple Announced Apple Watch Now

Now What?

by: E. Werner Reschke | Feb 02, 2012

Those of us who have followed Apple for three decades have been a spoiled lot. In the 80's we were introduced to the Apple II and then to the Macintosh. The Mac was an unbelievable computer that propelled us 50 years into the future compared to DOS and unix counterparts. 

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 Apple has been pretty quiet the last couple of months. So have the rumors about the new products. January has come and gone without hardware updates from Apple. Some speculated Apple would bring out the Apple HDTV, but that did not pan out.

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Does QuasiDisk Have Full Tethering?

by: Karl Johnson | Jan 31, 2012

QuasiDisk was updated Monday morning with a secret feature. It allowed iPhone users to tether their 3G connection to their Mac. Redmond Pie was one of the first to pick up the news and had a video tutorial on how to set it up. Without that information, it would be hard or impossible to figure out it even had tethering.

It was not long after the news broke about the secret feature that Apple pulled the application from the App Store. While the setup to tether was a little long, it did work for those that were able to purchase the application before Apple pulled it. Yet, does QuasiDisk have full tethering?

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Last week Sony announced three new back-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensors. In simple terms, Sony announced better camera capability for smartphones and mobile devices, but they're likely to cost the competition much more than Apple, whle lagging behind in overall speed.

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The iPhone 5 Will Improve Your Pictures

by: Karl Johnson | Jan 26, 2012

The iPhone 5 is not coming out until at least this summer or fall. Yet, we are starting to see some possible component upgrades that will be in the next iPhone. One of those components is the camera sensor. Apple has switched suppliers a number of times as they pick the best camera for that year. Since the iPhone is the number one selling smartphone, building camera sensors can be a profitable business.

The current iPhone 4S iPhone uses a Sony camera. While Sony does make their own line of high end cameras, their biggest market is camera sensors. Currently, a number of Nikon high-end cameras use Sony sensors. Sony is now taking what they are learn from high-end sensors and building a line of great smartphone sensors as well. Despite its high resolution, the sensor in the iPhone 4S is excellent, with low noise and good detail. Sony is not standing still.

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Best iPhone Travel Apps

by: Karl Johnson | Jan 25, 2012

 The iPhone is a great tool for traveling. It can replace a phone, camera, notebook, maps, and travel books, all in one small package. Traveling out of the country does present some problems since most iPhones are locked to a specific carrier. Yet, even with this disadvantage, the iPhone is the one device that travelers should always carry with them.

Apple's built-in iOS applications for the iPhone are some of the best tools for traveling. The maps tool is the best tool for finding one's way in a new place or when trying to find a specific location. Safari (Apple's Web browser), is still the best tool for looking up information while on the go. Having access to a browser while traveling allows users to use their time wisely to find information on locations they are visiting. Apple's clock application comes in very handy as a travel alarm clock. While these tools are great, adding tools from the App Store makes the iPhone a master multi-function device. Some of the top applications for traveling are:

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Apple's Q1 2012 Estimates. Seriously?...

by: Mark Reschke | Jan 23, 2012

Seriously? Take a look at these analysts number in pink/red highlight. It's these analysts that are pegging Apple's returns at or below Apple's own guidance. And that is just laughable. There is no data whatsoever alluding to such ridiculously low earnings forecasts, but I'm glad they exist!

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Podcast Episode 70: Ron-Tethering-Paul

by: E. Werner Reschke | Jan 23, 2012

Ron Paul

Podcast Episode 70: Ron-Tethering-Paul.  It's political season and the The Three Guys spend some time showing off their political candidate immitations as well as discussing iBooks 2, iBooks Author, AT&T rate changes, Kodak going bancrupt and iWorld. All this and much, much more in Episode 70: Ron-Tethering-Paul.

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The Top Three Products for Apple's Success

by: Karl Johnson | Jan 19, 2012

 Apple has a great and focused line of products. Each one fills a need for their customers. They have focused on each line to create a product that is significantly better than their competitors.

While all their products have gone through a great deal of research and development, they can't focus on all of their products at once. Apple has to decide which products they need to focus on and which can wait. For 2012, Apple needs to focus on their top three products. Those three products are:

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Podcast Episode 69: Metro Sexual

by: E. Werner Reschke | Jan 14, 2012

Podcast 69: Metro Sexual

Podcast Episode 69: Metro Sexual. The Two Guys (Mark and Werner — Karl is "resting") discuss CES, Microsoft's tablet strategy, Intel's chip strategy and Ultrabooks. All this and much, much more in Episode 69: Metro Sexual.

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