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WWDC 2012

Monday, June 11th, 2012

In case you missed the WWDC announcements today, here’s a brief review of what Cook and Co. revealed today about the new notebooks, OS and iOS:

Item 1. Siri has a sense of humor. The Conference apparently opened with a round of jokes from the automated robot lady iPhone voice.

Item 2. MacBook Airs got a nice speed bump that now ranges from 1.7GHz to 2.0GHz. Prices still start at $999.

Item 3. The MacBook Pro now has a RETINA DISPLAY! 220ppi, and a thinner display that translates to .71 in for the whole notebook. Huzzah!. It also has a faster Quad-core i5 or i7 processor, USB 2 and 3 ports on each side, and two thunderbolt ports! The only downside appears to be that the Retina Display model starts at $2199. All things considered, that’s actually a good value for all it does, but your average consumer isn’t going to put up that kind of scratch on a whim.


Item 4. Mountain Lion. Not being a fan of Lion so far, I can’t say I’m particularly excited about the slow and inevitable demise of the desktop format as we know it. Then again, Snow Leopard was a whole lot more streamlined than Leopard, so maybe OS 10.8 will be a big improvement over the awkward 10.7. For those of you who love Siri on your iPhone 4S (now 40% more hilarious!) may appreciate Dication, the new voice-recognition feature in Mountain Lion. Get ready to verbally Tweet everything you see!

Item 4b. Mountain Lion will be available in July and is only $19.99!


Item 5. iOS. Siri has been upgraded (did I mention she TELLS JOKES?) and now can give you more information than ever, including and expanded knowledge base of sports stats and restaurant and movie reviews. Maybe she can explain to me why so many people still like Donnie Darko. But I digress. Apple has also made the move into automotive technology by integrating Siri straight into the dashboard of your BMW, Mercedes, GM, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Toyota, Honda or Chrysler. Oh, and also your iPad.

Item 6. Saving the best reasonably anticipated for last, Facebook is built into iOS 6. For those of us who have maintained our wall of introverted resistance against Facebook, this is not news. But I’m excited for the rest of you.

Item 7. All sorts of updates on the phone App. Do Not Disturb mode, text auto-replies, and FaceTime over data. Win for personal communication, loss for car accident statistics

Item 8. Speaking of car accidents, iOS Maps now has turn by turn navigation and has been more or less completely rewritten to stick it to Google. It looks like they’ve somehow managed to take a step ahead of the incumbent Google in terms of 3D mapping. I haven’t seen any Apple streetview cars driving around though. Perhaps there’s more to come.


That looks like it’s about it from the West coast today, everybody. Check out the whole conference later today at And have a great week.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2011

If you haven’t been to yet today, that’s what you’ll see written boldly across the front page. Of course they’re talking about the arrival of the iPhone 4 in white, a mere ten months after the date of announcement. So hurry over to your nearest Apple store if you want one- the lines are probably going to start forming if they haven’t already. And of course, if you happen to drop your white iPhone 4 on the way out of the store, we’ve had white replacement parts for months, and virtually any other color you could possibly want.

On to more fun stuff! A little over a week ago we posted a new ad on YouTube that has been getting some buzz on FaceBook and Twitter. It’s an homage to one of the most famous sequences in all of American film history, the classic Janet Leigh murder in the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Take a look:

There are more videos to come in this series of ads, so stick around to see what our creative department throws at you.

Have a great week everyone. The white iPhone is here, the NFL draft starts tonight, and the sun is finally shining in the midwest. Huzzah!

Written by Eric

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Hey all you out there on the cyberweb. It’s cooling off here in Kansas City and the fall rains are rolling in, but things are still hot in the tech room. Universities are in full swing again, Big XII football is our oasis in the the middle of our precious Chiefs’ desert, and students desperately need their MacBooks and MacBook Pros for, um, work. Not at all for iTunes and FaceBook and downloading Zombieland torrents. Just teasing, students. I kid because I love.

But seriously, we’ve been inundated with repairs shipping to university addresses and that gave me an idea. If you’re a college student with a campus address, email your six-digit web confirmation or invoice number and I’ll give you a deal. $10 off a MacBook or MacBook Pro LCD, $20 off an entire display assembly. You’re welcome. Now hurry up and order so you can get back to that “essay.” This offer is only good until October 31. Peace, friends.

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