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iPad 2: The rumor buzz

Mar 2nd 2011 2:22AM No one seems to be talking about delivery date. Does everyone think it will ship immediately or be delayed a few weeks?

Phil Schiller: Holiday lineup in place

Oct 27th 2009 5:06PM You know, that picture of Phil makes him look like Mickey Rourke.
http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jan2009/4/2/ABE7BAA2-ABAD-8202-F4FBD0192032FB63.jpg

iPhone supplies dwindle in Canada

Jul 29th 2009 7:01AM Actually, this 'trick' doesn't work in Canada at least. If you read the Personal Shopper page, you'll see this line:

Please note: Due to overwhelming demand we are not yet offering iPhone 3G Personal Shopping.

Win a copy of Things for Mac and iPhone

Feb 6th 2009 7:10PM My method for keeping track of things is to open whatever application I remember using last (Stickies, GMail To Dos, TextEdit, etc) and start jotting down notes. Then, as I cycle through the previous notes I have written, I find ancient To Dos and tasks that I had mostly forgotten about. At this point I have a mini-freakout and try to control the damage by attacking the ones that look the most pressing. This inevitably leads me to other tasks that have gone forgotten or, if I am truly (un)lucky, I discover another location where I have jotted notes down and realize there is another hidden collection of un-done things.

This tends to go on and on to the point that nothing actually gets done - I just keep adding more to dos to more lists until they are essentially homogeneous.

I could really use something like Things. I hope I win the desktop app.

TUAW Review: Scrabble for iPhone

Dec 27th 2008 9:49PM It is currently available in the US and Canadian iTunes stores.

TUAW Review: Geocaching iPhone app

Nov 20th 2008 1:58PM Looking at your profile on GC.com, I noticed that you haven't logged a single find since Sept 26th.

I'd have to assume that you weren't successful in finding either the cache in Sacramento or Colorado - unless you aren't logging your finds.

At one time I was a very active cacher in my community, but have since dropped off, mostly because I gave my GPS to a friend who seemed quite interested. Occasionally I think about getting back into it (and still do a few caches a year) but haven't felt compelled to shell out for a 60CSx or a Oregon.

Hearing that Groundspeak was going to create an app made me think that I should seriously consider getting an iPhone, as this particular application might just be the tipping point. However, with the coverage difficulties in BC (mostly dense tree cover), it sounds like the iPhone is still lacking.

Show PC stats on analog gauges

Feb 4th 2008 2:44PM I see that Ian got these gauges from some dollar-store bin. Does anyone have a line on where you could purchase gauges like these? I looked around but couldn't find too many amongst the diving and pressure gauges that litter the 'net.

Tekserve joins in the discount Friday fun

Nov 21st 2007 9:09PM Ok ok ok, enough. I think we can all agree that there are great dealers out there and there are not so great ones.

Personally, I am not a fan of the flame war that has erupted here (mea culpa: I contributed to it), and it's contrary to the point of the comments for this article.

So, I'll say that in Vancouver, there's no indication of any special deals. Likely because we are in Canada and our Thanksgiving was a while ago. But just to be sure, I called the two main Apple retailers in town and got complete confusion from one ("Why would we have a sale in the middle of November?!") and a fairly succinct "No." from the other.

Guess I'll order from Apple US Store.

Tekserve joins in the discount Friday fun

Nov 21st 2007 12:37PM I have to agree with Frank here. We have 2 local independent retailers in my fine city and both have reputations as being rude and unhelpful and downright clueless.

Their shorted order situation should have absolutely nothing to do with how I am treated as a customer.

If I am going to spend thousands of dollars on Apple products, I prefer to do so with someone who appears to have my best interests at heart. This isn't 'holding a grudge', it's more like repaying their effort to retain me as a customer.

Macofdoom perfectly illustrates the kind of attitude that I have found in many an independent retailer: contempt.

Liveblogging the iPod Touch

Sep 14th 2007 5:13PM Don't you mean the iPod Touch?

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