Monthly Archives: September 2011

30th Sep, 2011

Best iPhone rumor yet: New model will come in 16-32-64GB sizes; unless it comes in 8-16-32GB sizes.

By | September 30th, 2011|Tech|7 Comments

I’m seriously not making this up. It’s right there on 9to5Mac.

30th Sep, 2011

New iPhone will be radically different, practically unrecognizable

By | September 30th, 2011|Tech|11 Comments


MacRumors gets the goods, based on photos of the case for the iPhone 5 which apparently have been arriving in AT&T stores and photographed by super-spies who leaked them to the press. (Right.) As you can see in the photo, there are huge changes coming. Once again, Apple has rewritten the rules of the game. One enormous design shift: The mute button now has been moved to the other […]

30th Sep, 2011

Amazon buying Palm?

By | September 30th, 2011|Tech|1 Comment

That’s the rumor of the day, from VentureBeat. Poor Ruby. He’ll need to get all new business cards — again.

28th Sep, 2011

Check out what Apple's #8 employee has to say about Kindle Fire

By | September 28th, 2011|Tech|6 Comments

Chris Espinosa is impressed by the Silk browser which will “capture and control every Web transaction performed by Fire users.”

Amazon now has what every storefront lusts for: the knowledge of what other stores your customers are shopping in and what prices they’re being offered there. What’s more, Amazon is getting this not by expensive, proactive scraping the Web, like Google has to do; they’re getting it passively by offering a simple caching service, and letting Fire users do the […]

28th Sep, 2011

Kindle Fire, and the tricky business of chasing scoops

By | September 28th, 2011|Tech|31 Comments


It’s tough work, trying to predict the future. Especially when it comes to technology products.

As I tried to point out yesterday in the post about all the nutty reports about the features that the new iPhone 5 might or might not have, it’s really pretty much impossible to guess in advance what some new product will look like.

Nevertheless people keep trying, because let’s face it, stuff like this drives […]

27th Sep, 2011

Holy crap, now Apple is embedding clues and subliminal messages in its invitations

By | September 27th, 2011|Tech|16 Comments


That anyway is what Business Insider now suspects or surmises or infers or reports in the latest bit of foaming-at-the-mouth SEO-bait speculation about the iPhone 5 announcement. See, the number 1 in the invitation that Apple sent out (above) “could be a clue that Apple is only releasing one iPhone,” rather than two, or three, or seven, or twelve, BI claims. Or the number 1 could mean something else. […]

27th Sep, 2011

It's official: Apple will announce one new iPhone, or possibly several; they will be bigger than iPhone 4, or smaller, or about the same size; and will be radically redesigned, or will look pretty much like iPhone 4

By | September 27th, 2011|Tech|8 Comments

The magic happens Oct. 4 on the Apple campus in Cupertino. Sources say the model(s) will be called iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 Plus but definitely there’s also an iPhone 5, although Apple might introduce all of them, and the new ones will boast a radical new look (photo above) and will look nothing like the iPhone 4 unless they look exactly […]

23rd Sep, 2011

Fat shirts and sexy smart phone apps

By | September 23rd, 2011|Tech|1 Comment

These are the subjects tackled in this week’s episode of the Double D Guys, which you can listen to here, or download from iTunes. There’s also some discussion of my own attempts to become the Tony Robbins of tech, a motivational speaker who can inspire hungover nerds and restore their sense of childlike wonder.

23rd Sep, 2011

All of life has been utterly, profoundly changed thanks to Facebook's new features, and nothing will ever be the same, and all I can do is sit here and weep at the beauty and magic that Mark Zuckerberg has brought to this world

By | September 23rd, 2011|Tech|152 Comments

I don’t mean to overhype this, but frankly I don’t think it would be possible to overhype something as huge and profound as what Facebook introduced yesterday, at least from what I gather reading the reports coming out of F8. Timelines. Open Graph. Apps. Music. Video. Bam! It’s all there and it’s all amazing and huge and life-changing and mind-blowing and nothing — nothing — will ever be […]

23rd Sep, 2011

Ann Livermore spotted in her office, with door shut, punching a pillow, shouting "No, no, no, no!"

By | September 23rd, 2011|Tech|15 Comments

You may not have heard of Ann Livermore. She’s not a big flashy A-list name in Silicon Valley. But Ann Livermore has been at HP her entire career. She joined in 1982, right out of Stanford B school. She has run huge parts of HP’s business, and knows the company inside and out. She’s a true HPer in the old sense of that word: quiet, competent, loyal to the company. […]