Monthly Archives: June 2010

Camping Outside Apple Store 1 Week before iPhone 4 Launch

This might be the earliest queue in gadget history, Justine Wagoner set up a tent in front of Dallas, TX Apple Store 1 week before iPhone 4 launch! He also started the first line nationwide in US!

Wagoner also posted his comment about his action on camping outside of Apple Store in MacRumors Forum:

Some would say I am crazy, but I say I’m a very determined fan. In fact I just might be one the biggest Apple fans you will actually meet. I have been the first costumer for this store since 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.
Normally I only camp out over night, but since I do not work due to the fact I am disabled with a seizure disorder and I am not in school at the point, I figure I just make it a fun experience and do it for a week.

Yes I did reserve a phone, but again, I’m doing it for a fun experience. I haven’t had a trip or vacation in past 10 years so I figured I make it a full week camping trip.
My setup and location has everything I could need to live for a week, even in the Texas heat. Tent is packed with a sleeping gear, a chair, full ice chest of drinks and food, and the

Apple staff have been very nice to me treating me like a king. LOL I also brought a extension power cord for phone charging and things that need power. There is even a portable toilet around the back of the store if needed.

That been said, I’m actually doing really well out here. If anyone gets a chance, come join the fun!

UsingApple hereby wish him the best over the next few days for his camping, and hope he enjoy the experience, hanging out in Apple Store daily and enjoy his Apple geek time! [MacRumors]

onLive on iPad – Gaming on the Go!

Remember onLive? The company that do online streaming video game service? onLive promise to stream to users console quality games to Mac, PC and TV so you don’t have to keep on upgrading your console/PC/Mac everytime new games come out. What is more attractive is that there will be no downloads or installation required! You can just click on the game you wish to play and you start playing!

They have showed a demo of playing games through their service with an iPad! Although they mentioned that it is just a Tech Demo, they have no plans yet to bring onLive to iPad.

iPhone 4 have 512MB of RAM, twice the iPad and 3GS!

iPhone 4 has been confirmed by Apple during sessions in WWDC that it contain 512MB of RAM! This is twice the size of iPad and iPhone 3GS! The original iPhone and iPhone 3G had 128mb, iPhone 3GS and iPad 256MB, now iPhone 4 have 512mb! This is a great news for us, not only we can do multi-tasking on iPhone 4, we can also be worry-free that it will lag if we open up too many apps!

This information is leaked from the WWDC Session Video which is now downloadable free in iTunes U.

Apple has said that iMovie for iPhone will only run on iPhone 4, if that is the case, it seems quite conceivable that it actually need more rams than any of the older models can provide. This might also be the result why iOS 4’s multi-tasking will not be supported by iPhone 3G as there might not be enough ram to even do so. [MacRumors]

iPhone 4 Video & Photo Quality Demo in Prague

A reader from from Czech Republic has allowed a first hand look at photo and video quality of Apple’s latest creation iPhone 4. The photos are taken by iPhone 4 with tis 5 Megapixel camera and they seems impressive although all the photos are outdoor photos.

The user, Swenak, said that iPhone 4 is fast and responsive, the thinner design fit better in pocket. He also mention that the glass front and back prevent scratches, though they feel that the stainless steel rim will become scuffer up over time. The device receive GPS signal in a “surprisingly quick” fashion and obtain a lock “almost immediately”!

The battery life is also fairly impressive, after 1 hour of heavy usage like playing games, surfing web, watching video on YouTube and accessing Google Map, the battery only dropped 10 percent.

Check out more of the photos and the video at the Original Report

Apple Google War into Video Editing, iMovie and Youtube Video Editor

Google once again have entered the same business with Apple, it is so hard to ignore the fact that the 2 computing giants are competing in almost every fields of business! From Phones, Tablet/Slate, Operating System, TV Devices to now iMovie for iPhone with Youtube’s Video Editor.

Youtube Video Editor can be access via browser, no installation nor programs needed. You can simply go to youtube video editor and drag and drop any video you have uploaded to your Youtube Account. In the Video Editor, you will see thumbnails of the videos in your account, and you can trim those videos with the scissors icon.

Although the YouTube Video Editor is very primitive compare to iMovie, or even iMovie for iPhone, but it is the first step for Google in the video editing business. Honestly, looking at YouTube Video Editor seriously reminds me of Window’s Movie Maker. [YouTube]

MobileMe New Interface and Improved WebMail

Apple launched their new interface for MobileMe, also updated their MobileMe WebMail as well as release a new Find my iPhone App in App Store

New WebMail Features includes:

– Widescreen and compact views.
– Rules to keep your email organized everywhere.
– Single-click archiving.
– Formatting toolbar.
– Faster performance.
– Increased security with SSL.
– Support for external email addresses
– Improved junk mail filtering

Details can be found in Apple

Find my iPhone App now available in Apple App Store

Find my iPhone App is now available for download in the Apple App Store! Previously this feature is found on MobileMe web interface, now they have a App for that. This App will find your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch location if you have lost it. Owners of the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch can log on to their MobileMe account and find the location of their device like the picture shown above.

MobileMe users not only can find their iPhone’s location, they can also Play sound on your iDevices so you can find it easier even if it is on vibration mode. Other than sending message to your device, you can also remotely lock or wipe off your data in the device to prevent anyone from using them if it is lost/stolen.

This App is free in App Store now, and can be installed on iOS 3.1.3 or later devices. But please note that this service is still limited to MobileMe users only for now, we are not sure if they will provide this service for free for the rest of the iDevices users in near future?

Download the Find My iPhone App now in App Store

WWDC Sessions Video on iTunes U now!

Apple conducted more than 100 individual sessions during WWDC 2010, now it is made available worldwide for free at iTunes U! Videos in iTunes U are available in both HD and Standard definition.

This is a good news to all the Apple fans and developers as they can actually view the sessions even if they missed or was unable to buy the tickets for this year’s Apple World Wide Developer Conference. Last Year, Apple charges developers who didn’t pay for a WWDC ticket $500 to access session videos!

Download WWDC 2010 Sessions Videos here in iTunes U!