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Daily Run Down 09/25/2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Sony is going to hold a Google TV event on October 12th.
  • The Kindle has received it’s first application, Scrabble.
  • Taco Bell will begin offering free copies of ‘My Sims’ with their kids meals.
  • Apple has written an 873-page document on how it should own the word ‘Pod’.
  • The US Department of Justice has busted Google, Apple, Intel, Intuit, Pixar and Adobe for a non-poaching pact.
  • Scientists have confirmed that Nuclear-decay is constant.
  • Apple has released a minor update to iTunes.
  • A Noisier Coral Reef is a healthier reef.

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Daily Run Down 09/15/2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Twitter has unveiled a website re-vamp.
  • A Florida Teacher’s decision to use a book that is a cautionary tale about drug use has been rejected by higher ups in Florida.
  • Nokia decided to crash HTC’s event in London.
  • Corn Syrup producers want the name to be changed to ‘Corn Sugar’. I’m opposed to this, it’s syrup not sugar.
  • Jupiter is shining it’s brightest until at least 2022.
  • AMD and Valve have partnered for Driver Updates via Steam.
  • Glaciers are an aid in helping Mountains Grow.
  • In case you didn’t know the difference between corn syrup and sugar, Live Science has your answer.
  • Women tend to agree with Science more than men regarding Global warming.
  • The Arctic sea has reached the third lowest area on record.

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Daily Run Down 08/25/2010

Here is today’s Daily Run Down.

  • Two people have been sentenced in a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ like crime spree.
  • FEMA has rejected aid to flood victims.
  • A New Film is going to focus on 3rd Generation Holocaust survivors.
  • Egypt has announced the site for it’s first Nuclear Power Plant.
  • The Body of a British Spy has been found.
  • Ancient Roman Statues were colored.
  • The Original Kermit the Frog muppet is going to the Smithsonian.
  • Internet Explorer 9 is getting a new interface.
  • Google has integrated Google Voice with Gmail.
  • A Micro Frog has been discovered inside a Borneo Pitcher Plant.
  • Apple’s September 1st Event is official.
  • Whooping cough is making a comeback.

Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.


Apple iPad Event Highlights

Here are the highlights of the Apple iPad event from January 27th, 2010.

Apple Event: 01-27-10: The iPad

iPod update:
“Sold our 250 Millionth iPod”.

Retail Store: 284 Retail stores worldwide.
Holiday Quarter, over 50 Million visitors

App Store: over 140,000 applications in the App Store
3 Billionth Application download within around 18 months

Apple was started in 1976 34 Years later, 15.6 Billion in Revenue
Over $50 Billion a year company.

Revenue is from iPods, iPhones and Macs. Apple is a Mobile Devices company.

Apple stacks up, largest mobile devices company in the world. Larger than Sony’s Mobile devices, Bigger than Samsung’s mobile devices, By revenue, bigger than Nokia.

Apple invented first laptop. It came with TFT screen.

Apple reinvented the phone with the iPhone.

Devices between Phones and Macs must be far better at some things.

Browsing the Web
Watching Video
Enjoying Music collection
Playing Games
Reading eBooks

Some thought a Netbook. “Problem is that Netbooks aren’t better at anything”. “They’re just cheap laptops”.

very thin
Customize your own background
Browse the web. Best Browsing experience you’ve ever had.
Albums are shown as stacks of photos. Flip through them

Built-in calendar
Built-in Address book
Maps that works with “Google’s backend”.

Youtube, including in high-def
“Awesome to watch movies”

Much more intimate than a laptop and more capable than a smartphone.


Maps: includes street view

0.5″ thin
1.5 pounds
9.7 inch IPS display
Full capacitive multi-touch
1GHz Apple A4 Chip. Memory, I/O, Processor, Graphics all in one chip.
16GB – 64GB Flash storage
Wifi 802.11N
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector, Accelerometer, and Compass
10 hours of Battery life.
Over a month of standby

PVC-free system
Highly Recyclable


“Stand on [Amazon’s] shoulders and go beyond that”
Bookshelf (looks like Delicious library)
Portrait will show both pages
iBooks Store: Fully integrated with iBooks
Rest of the ‘publishers’ starting on the 27th of January, 2010.
‘New’ badge shows which items are new.
Tapping left goes back, right goes to next page
Five fonts to choose from Baskerville, Cochin, Palatino, Times new Roman and Verdana. All come with the ability to change font sizes.
Epub Format, most popular open book format in the world.


Keynote: Runs in landscape orientation
can arrange slides in groups


Text only in landscape mode
auto-wrap around images, even when moving image


Multiple keyboards available
Forms can manipulate tables

Three completely new applications
Each $9.99
compatible with iWork Mac versions
Easily Connect to projectors

WiFi + 3G
Two Data Plans:

250MB of data per month $14.99
Unlimited data $29.99 per month
Breakthrough deal with AT&T
Free Use of Wifi Hotspots for iPad Wifi + 3G
Activated on iPad
pre-pay, No contract – cancel anytime

International deals by June – July
iPad 3G models are unlocked
Uses new GSM Micro SIMs


Wifi 16GB $499
Wifi 32GB $599
Wifi 64GB $699

Wifi+3G 16GB $629
Wifi+3G 32GB $729
Wifi+3G 64GB $829

Worldwide availability 60 days
Wifi + 3G models in 90 days


Dock. Picture Frame with slideshow
Keyboard dock. Full size mechanical keyboard
Cover: Protection for iPad, stand for stepping and stand for watching movie

iPad Tech Specs

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Daily Run Down: 02-01-2010

Here is the Daily Run Down for Groundhog Day Eve.

  • Walmart and Best Buy have ceased their game trade-in offers.
  • Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson took a look back with no regrets.
  • Here is a nice mashup of the Apple January 27th, 2010 event.
  • The rumor is that the Zune Phone will debut at the Mobile World Congress 2010.
  • Citrix is planning Windows 7 virtualization on the Apple iPad.
  • Fusion Garage has filed to dismiss a lawsuit against them filed by Techcrunch.
  • VLC appears to be getting extension capabilities.
  • Wil Shipley, the creator of Delicious Library, has argued that Apple copied his software for their iBooks program.
  • The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) is asking where is the iMag store?
  • Stephen Colbert has finally gotten his wish for an iPad.
  • Back in 1951 US Television showed the Atomic Blast, live.

Look for more stories tomorrow.