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Theory: Apple iPhone Conspiracy

I was just thinking about it. I think Apple Didn’t want to allow 3rd Party developers to write native apps, IE Non-Safari, for the iPhone because they wanted to steal all of the best ideas and “write” (permanently borrow and not tribute) their own versions. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like they might be doing this so that they don’t have to think about what apps people want, they can do market research… just an idea…

I do know that they don’t want to compromise the stability of the phone with 3rd party apps, but why not run those in a sandbox?

Random Thought

I was thinking about this after I ordered my MacBook, and it was sent via Fedex out of Memphis. I’m assuming that most companies keep warehouses very close to Memphis, TN of ready to go, in stock products. They would want to do this since the central hub for worldwide distribution of Fedex is in Memphis… just a random thought…

Sources for this thought, a new macbook, o’hare aiport, seeing planes flying overhead.

Tip: iPhone Photos

To pull your iPhone photos off of your phone, connect it to any computer, and use your favorite Photo application to obtain the images. on the Mac, you can use IPhoto, this will preserve the XIF data and import the photos. They are initally at 1600×1200 resolution. On windows, feel free to use MSPaint or Even Word. I’m pretty sure Photoshop Express would allow this too….


I’m going to make sure that I left everybody know that they really should backup any important files that they would rather not lose. I had a hard drive decide to whack and the Master File Table (more info here). So I’m going through the physical parts of the hard drive and attempting to recover any iTunes music, pdfs, excel files, and videos that I can… out of 78Gigabytes, thus far, I have only actually extracted 1 gigabyte of things that I want to keep. I have not yet recovered ANY of the iTunes Shows that I purchased, including Studio 60, Several free ones, and a couple of others… Luckily, I have kept all of the Apple Receipts e-mails that they have sent; so I will be creating a list, and keeping that up to date.

so I am reminding and encouraging everybody to go to File->Backup to Disc (within iTunes) and save all of the files to a Disc. It is not easy to recover the songs. Once I have finished going through the entire hard drive, I’m going to be burning an entire backup of the iTunes songs….