Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
I know, I know, my song writing is brilliant. But it’s easy when your muse is new iPods and Apple TVs. It’s been nearly a week since Steve Jobs’ keynote speech, but let’s take a gander back at the new toys. Let’s start smaller. Tiny in fact. With the only iPod that Apple actually made bigger than its predecessor, but for good reason. The Fourth Generation iPod Shuffle (NOW WITH BUTTONS!) is a vast improvement over the Third Generation, and only a slight improvement over the Second. In fact, it’s basically the Second Generation again, with about an eighth of an inch shaved off and a playlist feature, plus it went back to the $49 price point. So woo hoo, the Shuffle is good again. Next, the iPod Nano, which is a completely different Nano altogether. Basically a smaller iPod Touch, the Multi-Touch capable Nano is certainly the best Nano yet; smaller, but with a larger screen and more storage, hooray. Now we’re just waiting to overhear people calling it the iTouch Nano.
And speaking of the iTouch, er, iPod Touch, it keeps getting better. Retina display, FaceTime, and 3G capability? It’s basically an iPhone. As long as you don’t mind using Skype to make all your calls. With a free iBooks download and the new performance improvements, it’s hard to believe the 64GB is only $399 (especially because I paid $499 for my 32GB Gen 1 just a few years ago. Phooey). That’s the way of technology I suppose.
Now the biggest overhaul yet comes in the form of the Apple TV. This time around Apple actually made a device that you’ll want to use, instead just an expensive external drive for your iTunes and iPhoto Media. For just $99 you have 802.11n streaming of every video you could possibly want to download from the interweb. And it fits in the palm of your hand. Unless you have an abnormally small hand.
So that’s the news. In other news, the NFL is on for real starting this Thursday with one of the most anticipated season openers in recent memory. Saints vs. Vikings in the rematch of last year’s NFC Championship. Then there’s Packers vs. Eagles this weekend and Jets vs. Ravens and our beloved Chiefs vs. Chargers Monday night. What a weekend, huh? Well good luck, football fans. I hope all your teams win. Except you, San Diego.
Friday, November 6th, 2009
Hello fellow web browsers long time no talk. I’ve been so busy repairing that I’ve forgotten to write a blog for quite some time. Well today I have a few things to talk about so I figured, I’d take a moment to fill you all in. Interesting fact, iResQ is now repairing 5th Generation iPod Nano’s!! That’s right, so go out with ease knowing that we can take care of you if something happens to happen while you are filming a short film (kind of a tongue twister huh? I like it.). Oh, I have another fun fact for you we are also repairing 3rd Generation iPod Touches!! Yup, you heard it right we are ready to go on that playing field too. Hmm what else, oh yea did you all hear about the new MacBooks? Good news, we are now repairing those too!! Wow blogging is exhausting when you have so much to talk about. Well I only have one more thing and then I’m out. Please take a look at some of the things our past customers have said, and even post one of your own if you’d like. We love hearing from you folks.Go Huskers!!!
Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Hey everyones. You excited about the improvements to the iPod line that Steve, YES STEVE JOBS, unveiled at the recent developers conference? As exciting as it is that the Godfather of Apple, Inc. came back to once again deliver the keynote speech, the content of his presentation was even cooler.
In particular, the new features on the iPod Nano deserve most of the headlines. A much larger screen, FM radio tuner with a live pause option, a pedometer and, most importantly, a video camera. Granted 8 or 16 gigabytes isn’t room enough to shoot the next Lord of the Rings installment or anything, but it’s great for amateur shorts.
So here’s a deal I have for you. You shoot a video on your new iPod Nano and email it to me, and I’ll take 10% off your next Apple notebook repair. Terms and Conditions: 1) Videos must be five minutes or less. 2) Videos must have some attempt at a story arc, so make sure something actually happens. 3) Activity on the video must be legal. Beyond that, go nutz. 4) Email videos, along with your six-digit invoice or web confirmation number to email@example.com by Halloween. That’s the 31st of October, people. Good luck.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
Well I’m sad to say I just got back from my Caribbean cruise and am back in the cold, dark midwest. Man, I don’t know how much longer I can take these midwest winters but that’s aside the point of this blog.
We had an awesome time – my girlfriend and I flew down to Puerto Rico and sailed south on a weeklong cruise to Barbados, St. Lucia, Tortola, Antigua and St. Thomas. We left 35 degree weather behind for 84 and sunny, swam the clearest ocean we’ve ever seen and snorkled. The scenery was beautiful – lush green rain forests and mountains and clean air. At one point while snorkeling, I peeled a banana underwater and there were so many fish swimming around me pecking away at the banana I couldn’t see one foot in front of me. Truly amazing. The boat itself was pretty cool actually. It was humongous. With this being my first cruise I’d always had this idea of what a cruise is like in my head: getting rocked out of bed, seasick, horrible excursions onto rainy land. Not that way at all – the food was good, we met many really friendly people and even the drink prices weren’t that bad. We did smuggle a bottle of vodka on the boat but no need to expand on that.
What a great trip though – here I sit now, it just snowed a couple days ago, I slipped on my front porch because it was so icy. Luckily my girlfriend helped catch me and I didn’t break my body into pieces. I think I just need to live somewhere warm soon. These KC winters are getting really old really quick. I might just have to sell everything and move down to St. Lucia.
One last thing – on the ship one night I got a “wild hair” and karaoke’d Rick Astley’s hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up” and rick-rolled an entire cruise ship. There were a lot of Canadians on the boat who didn’t get the reference, but such a hot performance still impressed the masses! Check out my sweet moves:
In honor of a memorable trip, and the legend of Rick Astley, I’d like to offer the QPON “RICK ROLL” for 6 dollars off of any repair. As usual this does not apply to any diagnostic services, only repairs. Just create your order and email me the QPON “RICK ROLL” to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll apply the discount for you.
Have a great time and go take a cruise and get away from the everyday stresses of life! – Mick
Monday, December 15th, 2008
Ahahahahahahah. Aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahah. No, seriously. Lol. Why am I so hysterical this morning, you ask? It just so happens that I spent yesterday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium watching my beloved Chiefs find yet another way to lose a game. It was a thrilling first half, to be sure, but they went cold late in the game. And how’s this for an analogy of the day’s outcome- the mild sixty degree Sunday morning fell to twenty-three by the end of the game before plunging to a frosty nine last night. So clearly there are more powerful forces at work. Someone does not want Herm Edwards and Carl Peterson running this team. But I digress.
Well, MacWorld 2009 is fast approaching with little more than a few murmurs of new releases. Is there a smaller, cheaper, Nano-er iPhone in development? And if so, why wait until after the holidays to announce it? Steve, Oh Captain my Captain, you must have a plan. In the meantime, though, there’s plenty of shiny new MacBooks and MacBook Pros to buy up before the 25th. So go at it.
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