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White iPhone 4 Available In Spring 2011

 

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Are you  still waiting for the white iPhone 4?  Folks at 9to5Mac have noticed that some of the new signage going up in Apple Retail Stores has a footnote stating that the white iPhone 4 will be available in Spring 2011.

Was it worth the wait?  Let’s find out.

 

 

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December 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Nielsen Study says iPhone And Android “Most Desired” Smartphones

I was in the AT&T store the other day and the manager admitted that the Android platform outsells the iPhone.  Of course it is supported by various manufacturers and carriers. If price is not an an obstacle most people choose iPhone. Now Nielsen has published a new survey report on the "most desired" imagesCA2FSJCRsmartphone platform in America, which was conducted between August and October this year, has come up with some pretty interesting findings.

According to the report, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS are nearly tied at the moment for the "most desired" tag with Apple enjoying a slight edge overall.

The survey report notes that iOS, Blackberry and Android presently constitute nearly 80% of the US smartphone market – a segment that makes up close to 30% of the total mobile subscriber base. Apple leads the pack at 27.9% ownership while Blackberry is a close second. However, when it comes to the "most desired" OS, the survey found that a significant majority of customers preferred Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android over any other platform.

Among those who were likely to upgrade to a smartphone, Nielsen found that 30% of the surveyed consumers preferred the iPhone over rival devices. Android phones came a close second at 28% and Blackberry handsets were third at a distant 13%. Android phones were more popular among users who owned a featurephone. The platform garnered 28% of the votes in this segment compared to iOS’ 25%. Among current smartphone owners though, Apple was found to enjoy a significant lead with over 35% of the surveyed users preferring an iPhone over rival handsets.

The Nielsen report notes that Apple enjoys a lead over rival plaform developers among all the age groups except those in the 35-54 group who seemed to prefer Android over iOS. The lead here though was less than 1 percentage point. Interestingly though, the report finds that more women preferred an iPhone over Android devices. On the other hand, Android found greater acceptance among the males.

source – iphonehacks.com

 

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December 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

iPhone Problems With Exchange 2003 After Upgrading To iOS 4.2.1

 

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iPhone users are reporting issues with Microsoft Exchange 2003 after upgrading to iOS 4.2.1 that was released by Apple last week.

The problem is compounded by the fact that there are actually two different issues affecting the same feature.

The first bug, and the more serious of the two is that calendar events that are created by users or the ones they have accepted disappear from the iPhone for no apparent reason. This means that users relying on ActiveSync could end up missing meetings, conference calls etc. The weird thing about this is that these events are still visible in Outlook or via the webmail interface.

Users are also reporting issues while accepting or declining an invitation. Users are reporting that they get an error message informing them that your message cannot be sent. While this bug might not be as serious as the first one, this could prove detrimental to people who work in fragmented groups and use this feature to track each others schedules and event plans for the day.

source – iphonehacks.com

November 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm Leave a comment

Tired of wasting time in meetings?

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Introducing The Blabber Meter ™ which will calculate the cost of wasted time spent on the phone, meetings and other useless conversations!  This is a great gag gift.

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November 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Apple iPad Makes It To Time’s ‘50 Best Inventions of 2010′ List

ipadHere’s one more reason to brag about your iPad. It’s part of the elite list of products that were featured in TIME magazine’s list of “50 Best Inventions Of 2010”.

The iPad is revolutionary in terms of being the first color Tablet with multitouch and full fledged web browsing ,  but this is an elite list, which makes the honor even bigger.

From Time: "How does Apple keep out-inventing the rest of the tech industry? Often, it’s by reinventing a product category that its competitors have given up on. In theory, the iPad is merely a follow-up to such resoundingly unpopular slate-style computers as Microsoft’s Tablet PC. But Apple is the first company that designed finger-friendly hardware and software from scratch rather than stuffing a PC into a keyboardless case. When it calls the results “magical” and “revolutionary,” it’s distorting reality only slightly. One analyst says the iPad is the fastest-selling non phone gizmo in consumer-electronics history."

The second invention to make it to the “Technology” section of the list also has an Apple connection. It’s an iPad app called Flipboard that is featured as the second entry in the list of the top inventions of 2010. Flipboard presents various social media network updates in a magazine style layout. This means you can look at those Facebook pictures and comments in a completely different way! Congratulations Apple!

from Time

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November 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

58 inch iPhone table

You have to see it to believe it. 

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The down side … it’s not easy to put in your pocket.

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November 3, 2010 at 4:45 pm Leave a comment

Houston Creative Summit is Friday October 23!

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https://i1.wp.com/houstonsummit.org/Resources/Pictures/101020f.jpgThis is your last reminder to save $25 when registering for The Houston Summit for the Creative Economy, lifting off this Friday at Rice University’ McNair Hall.

An elegant vase by Houston artist Terry Hagiwara has been donated by the Goldesberry Gallery to be our door prize. You must be present to win!

Walk-up registrations will be $125, but if you act visit HoustonSummit.org right now, you can still register for $100 with the code word ‘collaborate.’

— Connect to Houston’s most vital community of fire-starters
— Boost creativity and innovation in Houston
— Learn how to turn ideas into reality
— Build relationships with supporters and advisors
— Join teams revolutionizing Houston.

Register now at www.HoustonSummit.org or call (281) 433-2302.

Spread the secret code "collaborate" by email, word of mouth, social media. please forward this email to everyone you think needs to be there. follow us on twitter @houstonsummit and tag your tweets with #HSCE. Look for us on Facebook and Linkedin, too.

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Creative Summit Schedule

Friday, October 22, 2010

8:00

Check-in, networking

   

8:45

Welcome, orientation

 

George Worthington

8:55

Opening panel

How creativity drives Houston’s economy

Jonathon Glus, CEO of Houston Arts Alliance

Peter Bishop, futurist and UH Professor

9:40

Move to strategy labs

   

9:45

Strategy Labs

Urban Regeneration

Andrew Burleson of CNU-Houston.org
Russell Hruska, AIA of Intexure Architects

   

Arts-based learning

Donna Howell of Third Coast Theater, artist Lillian Warren and representative from corporate training at Weatherford

   

Incubators & hives

Matthew Wettergreen of Caroline Collective, and 
Marc Nathan of Chai One, formerly with Houston Technology Center

   

Local assets

Brian Rod and Cody Ledvina of The Joanna, plus more names to be announced

11:20

Recap of learning

   

11:30

Culinary arts panel

Creating Cuisine

Teresa Byrne-Dodge of My Table and 
Monica Pope of t’afia

12:15

Lunch

 

Buffet by Grant Gordon of Tony’s and Michael Cordua’s restaurants, Monica Pope. …

1:15

Move to strategy labs

   

1:30

Strategy Labs

Nanotechnology

Mauro Ferrari, The Alliance for Nanomedicine

   

Medical innovation 

Pumps & Pipes Conference founder Alan Lumsden, head of cardiovascular surgery at Methodist

   

Creativity, technology and community

J.R. Cohen of weSLGT.com, Alfred Cervantes of Houston Film Commission

   

Digital, design & film

Tim McLaughlin, Texas A&M Visualization Department
Jerry Alexander of Acumen Design

3:10

Recap of learning

   

3:20

Closing panel

Marketing the Creative City

Ward Pennebaker, agency founder and chief marketing officer for Houston Grand Opera, Steve Latham of Spur Interactive agency and Dwight Cook of Soundworks and OnlyInHouston

4:05

The Symphony of Ideas

 

Conducted by Durwin Sharp of The School for Innovators

October 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

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