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June 18, 2009 Posted by | Internet scam, spam and junk mail | 1 Comment

iPhone Speed

Here in the Silicon Valley there are enough iPeople that whenever Apple releases a new product, or Steve Jobs changes his shirt, or buys a latte, it is Front Page News. (Fortunately, Steve never changes his shirt…)

You might think I am exaggerating… and, okay, I am. But not by much. Apple is part of the “valley culture”, and rightly or wrongly, it has been a media darling. Apple is “hip” and it is “chic”.

So I cannot help but know that tomorrow a new iPhone will be available to the public. And that there’s much “anticipation”. And much “excitement”. And that it is called an “iPhone 3G S”.
And that the “S” stands for “speed”.
(In the Geek world of tech, speed is “good”.)

Some of the hype: Faster processor, more RAM, more storage, faster Internet, and… “the new phone is packing some serious heat, with an upgraded 3MP camera with autofocus and auto-exposure, video camera with editing, longer battery life, and voice control too.”
And it has a compass.

Hmmm… video editing? The “stat” that catches my eye is that the plain-old iPhone 3G that this new “S” one is replacing will now be $99.

Now, I am clearly out of touch with reality, too old, or whatnot, because I think $99 is roughly twice what a phone should cost — “smart” or not. Or, should include a year of unlimited Internet. (No need to write in. That’s just my opinion.)

I will admit this: I have been thinking about acquiring a new smart phone, and at $99, I am, for the first time ever, considering an iPhone as an option.
If I do go that route, old Tech Paul will finally get to be “hip” and “chic” too.. and that’s worth something, right?

Today’s free link: Internet security blogger Bill Mullins posted an article that looks at a technology that is being implemented in the guise of being “Green” that could prove quite dangerous. Please click here and give it a read. Interesting insight and food for thought here.

Today’s free download: KeyScrambler Personal A browser add-on, is recommended by PC World as one of the “15 Great, Free Privacy Downloads.”  It protects all your inputs against known and unknown keyloggers in IE, Firefox, and Flock: your login credentials, credit card numbers, passwords, search terms, Java, Flash, PDF Forms, web email, and more.

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June 18, 2009 Posted by | Apple, cellular, hardware, Internet, iPhone, News, shopping for, tech | , , , , , | 2 Comments