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Opinion: Jolie film exposes rape in war

// January 5th, 2012 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Opinion: Jolie film exposes rape in war: “Gayle Lemmon says Angelina Jolie's movie about the Bosnian war shines a light on rape used as a weapon in war. This is a global crisis, and women must be part of peace processes for things to change.


Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO [Steve Jobs]

// August 24th, 2011 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO [Steve Jobs]: “

Apple’s board of directors announced today that Steve Jobs has resigned as the company’s CEO. Tim Cook has been named CEO and Jobs has taken a position as chairman of the board. More »


Report Claims Apple Set to Offer Next-Generation iPhone Pre-Orders on September 30th, October 7th Launch

// August 17th, 2011 // No Comments » // iPhone, Uncategorized

Report Claims Apple Set to Offer Next-Generation iPhone Pre-Orders on September 30th, October 7th Launch: “

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Last week we heard a report claiming that Apple is aiming for an October 7th launch for the next-generation iPhone. A new report has surfaced from 9to5Mac extrapolating a little farther. That is, pre-orders starting on September 29th or 30th, and a hard launch for October 7th or 14th.

Of course, they caveat the report to no end, claiming that Apple’s launch timeline plans fluctuate, and can be unpredictable. To me, this reads as hot air- hot air that makes sense.

If you read between the lines, if the device will be available for pre-order at the end of September, then Apple will likely announce the device a few weeks prior. Which really isn’t a surprise. Of course, this whole looks like it’s going to be spread out over several weeks, with an announcement, then a pre-order timeframe, then an official launch.


Continue the Legacy of Service

// August 5th, 2011 // No Comments » // Tech Notes, Uncategorized, YouTube videos

I’m in this video in the default image 😉

Continue the Legacy of Service: “


iPad 2 Pannel Suppliers Boost Production, Apple May Finally Meet Customer Demands

// July 6th, 2011 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

iPad 2 Pannel Suppliers Boost Production, Apple May Finally Meet Customer Demands: “

Screen shot 2011-02-22 at 9.28.23 PM.pngA recent report surfaced claiming that Apple was aiming for 12-14 million iPad 2 unit shipments in Q3 of this year. A new report suggesting that touch panel manufactures produced 5 million panels in June and are planning to produce another 5 million in July, has surfaced giving credence to this rumor.

Why is this important? Well, a shortage of display supplies has been one of the largest bottlenecks when it comes to Apple’s supply chain. In other words, Apple can’t pump out as many iPad 2s as they would like, due to component shortages, in this case, displays.

I would expect to see the wait period for new orders of the iPad 2 purchased via Apple’s online store to finally reach the “within 24 hours” shipping timeframe we’ve all been waiting for.


Apple Preparing ‘Thinner and Lighter’ iPhone for Third Quarter Launch

// July 6th, 2011 // No Comments » // iPhone, Uncategorized

Apple Preparing ‘Thinner and Lighter’ iPhone for Third Quarter Launch: “The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is indeed preparing a new iPhone for a launch during the third quarter of this year, with an initial production target of 25 million units through the end of the year.

“Apple’s sales estimates of the new iPhone is quite aggressive. It told us to prepare to help the company meet its goal of 25 million units by the end of the year,” said another person at one of Apple’s suppliers. “The initial production volume will be a few million units… we were told to ship the components to assembler Hon Hai in August.”

Countering claims that the next-generation iPhone will be nearly identical in appearance to the iPhone 4, the Journal‘s sources indicate that the new device will be “thinner and lighter” and that Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn/Hon Hai is having difficulties with yield rate on the new device due to it being “complicated and difficult to assemble.”

Two of the people, however, cautioned that shipments of the new iPhone could be delayed if Hon Hai can’t improve its yield rate as the new iPhone is “complicated and difficult to assemble.”

Reports over the past few months have been pointing to a September release for the next-generation iPhone, which has been said to carry Apple’s A5 processor found in the iPad 2, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a baseband chip from Qualcomm to support both GSM and CDMA networks.

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Rumor: Apple to switch to dual-LED flash for iPhone 5

// June 23rd, 2011 // No Comments » // iPhone, Uncategorized

Rumor: Apple to switch to dual-LED flash for iPhone 5: “

The new iPhone 5: It may just feature an even swankier flash system.

Per DigiTimes, “recent market rumors” indicate Apple’s iPhone 5 will likely come with a dual-LED flash. Taiwan-based LED packaging firms Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto and Lite-On Technology are named as potential suppliers. Although the publication has well-placed sources within the Asian supply chain, the accuracy of its Apple predictions varies significantly.

“Everlight and Lite-On have strengthened their deployments in the smartphone market for a while, with their products already being shipped to the supply chains of brand-name handset vendors,” the reported noted industry sources as saying. Meanwhile, sources said that Edison specializes in high-power LEDs and has reportedly started shipping LED flash products to branded handset vendors, giving it a “high chance” of attracting dual-LED flash orders from Apple.

It had been reported that Apple had “greatly reduced” orders for Philips LED flash components in recent months and may go with another company for the iPhone 5, according to a person familiar with the matter. At the time, the source indicated that “highly unconfirmed” rumors pointed to a Taiwan-based firm as the new LED flash supplier.

Apple first began using LED flash in last year’s iPhone 4.

Last month, photos of a few purported next-generation iPhone cases and parts components emerged, showing a shift in the location of the device’s camera flash. An alleged case leak showed up on a Chinese international trade site, followed by photos of a supposed fifth-generation iPhone rear camera part without attached flash. Finally, a photo of a back panel allegedly for the so-called iPhone surfaced in late May.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.


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Urban Improv of the Day

// May 31st, 2011 // No Comments » // Uncategorized, YouTube videos

Urban Improv of the Day: “


Urban Improv of the Day: For its latest mission, Improv Everywhere sent 23 human agents and 2 canine agents to Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to confuse the hell out of strangers by pretending to be under the influence of a mute button.

Produced in partnership with the Guggenheim Museum as part of its stillspotting nyc exhibition.



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Rumor: AT&T rep says iPhone 5 may come after typical June/July launch period

// May 4th, 2011 // No Comments » // iPhone, Uncategorized

Rumor: AT&T rep says iPhone 5 may come after typical June/July launch period: “

A potentially awesome new iMac just came in, now you might have to wait a bit for the next generation of iPhone.

Per a report on MacRumors, an AT&T representative has asserted that Apple has informed the carrier that it does not plan to release a new version of the iPhone in June or July of this year.

The article cited that AT&T customer care representatives claim to have heard directly from Apple that the launch of the next-generation iPhone will miss the company’s usual early summer timeframe.

‘Apple has informed us that they do not plan to release the iPhone in the June to July timeframe, though there will be a newer version in the future,’ the report noted the AT&T representative as saying. ‘Unfortunately, we have not been given a release time for the new phone. We will release this information on our website when it is available to us.’

The representative made the comments after a reader allegedly called AT&T over concerns that his upgrade eligibility had been pushed back several months.

The rumor should, of course, be taken with a grain of salt. The report’s author Eric Slivka warns that he is ‘always skeptical about such information shared by customer-facing representatives of Apple or associated companies.’

However, Slivka add that ‘due to the specific nature of the claim and its presentation in a matter-of-fact manner expressly citing Apple as the source of the information, the tidbit is worth sharing.’

Apple has traditionally unveiled a new iPhone at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June. However, this year’s WWDC, which takes place from June 6 to June 10 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, is expected to be a software-centric event. In its announcement, Apple teased that this year’s show will ‘unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.’

Reports have suggested that the so-called iPhone 5 will feature only minor upgrades to its form factor and features, though the device has been rumored to house an 8-megapixel camera and may feature a larger display.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.


U.S. ‘trash’ changes lives in Mexico

// April 29th, 2011 // No Comments » // Uncategorized

U.S. ‘trash’ changes lives in Mexico: “For decades, Richard St. Denis has advocated for the rights of Americans who, like him, are living with a disability.