Should Apple unlock a dead man’s son’s phone?

I was reading this article at Ars Technica about a man whose 13 year old son passed away. He’d love to be able to capture those prized moments and memories. I think Apple should do this. I think there should be some mechanism for deceased phone owners, especially if they are minors. Why not create […]

Dropbox adds convenience for business users

We use Dropbox at work and I also use Dropbox personally. Prior to just recently, to use both of my Dropbox accounts, I had to use DropboxPortableAHK alongside the standard Dropbox client (for Windows). It worked about 99.8% as well as I wanted it to. Every now and again, the portable version would get stuck […]

Windows XP still at 29% market share

So I’m reading this article over at Ars Technica that talks about how Windows XP is near its end of life for support from Microsoft (April 8). It has all kinds of graphs and charts that say one thing: Microsoft is still winning the OS and browser war. What else it shows is that with […]

Reading up on Sparrow Creator

I’ve been using the free version of Sparrow on the Mac for a few months now. Why? Well, I was turned on to Postbox, a pay-for-a-free-email-client-based-on-Thunderbird by a friend of mine at Wayne State University a few years back. I liked it quite a bit because it offered features that weren’t part of Thunderbird and […]

iPhone 4S (and iPhone 4) Speed Test: AT&T vs. Verizon vs. Sprint

So, the other night, I had the opportunity to test a few phones across AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. We had two iPhone 4S and one iPhone 4 phone. One iPhone 4S was on AT&T, the other iPhone 4S on Sprint, and the iPhone 4 on Verizon. I was quite astonished by the results of our […]

iPhone 4S Upgrade Woes RE: photos

I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 about a week earlier than the Oct. 12th release date. Loved it. Used the new album creation (like tagging really) to make a bunch of “albums” that made it easy. I digress. Anyway, I picked up my 4S on Friday. I took one last backup of my […]

Jailbroken 4.1

Thanks to greenpois0n for their 4.1 jailbreak tool. It went fairly easy. I downloaded AptBackup first, so I could backup my “list” of jailbroken apps to Cydia’s server. Then I did the update to 4.1. Then I did the jailbreak. After the jailbreak, I installed Cydia with Loader.app, then installed AptBackup and did a restore. […]