Archive for January, 2010
In this edition of GoodFTA Crosstalk we talk about the new Sonicview IHUB Files that fix the serial number issues new IHUB owners have! We talk about the Apple I-PAD and more
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Apple has sold its 250th million IPOD they announced today during their product launch. It claims the new IPAD is more intimate then a phone or laptop. The Dataplan for the I-pad for 250 MB of Data is 14.99. The Unlimited plan for the I-Pad is 29.99. I-Pad is partnering with At&T to give free WI-FI access to the Hotspot. You can activate the Plans directly on the I-PAD you do not have to call a phone number. This is available in the US. All of the I-Pads are unlocked out of the box, so they can work with most carriers without any special codes. International data plans will be available in June 2010. The cost of the I-Pad will start at 499.99. The 3G model costs extra $130. I-Pads will be shipping everywhere in 60 days. The 3G models will be shipping in 90 Days.
The I-Pad comes with free accesseries such as a docking station that makes it look like a picture frame. It also comes with a case to protect it.
9.7 Inch screen, which is the size of the Kindle DX and it weighs 1.5 LBS It has 10 Hours of music. It has 16GB-64GB Flash Storage. It is powered by the 1ghz Apple A4 and has 1 month of standby life. Arsenic free, BFR-free, mercury free, PVC-free with a built in battery. The Screen resolution is 960×640.
Latest in wireless networking: WiFi 802.11n and Blutooth 2.1
Typing on the I-PAD is a dream to type on, it displays photos and does slideshows as well as showing a top of the line calender. It also does live satellite apps and GPS.
It has 2 modes, landscape and portriot mode. It is fully touchscreen.
It surfs the internet using the Safari web browser. When you check your email it can display allot of different formats such as PDF. When you use Email you can actually see the attachments within the email, it fits to form so you do not have to exit the email to see an attachment. It fully displays within the email itself.
For Photos You can flick through them with your finger or scrub through them with a bar at the bottom . For photographs you can do Geo-Tagging on them, so you can see the physical location of where you were when you took the photograph.
For music it has a built in IPOD. You can browse for music and see something that you like, and just tap on it and load it up.
In addition to music and videos you can listen to Podcasts via Itunes. You can watch movies in HD with a custom YOUTUBE application.
The Applications store has been running for a few years and has downloaded over 64 million apps. They built the IPAD to run ALL store applications right out of the box. You can run the applications in full screen as well.
For games such as first person shooters there is another new innovation, drawing a targetting box around enemies and firing on them simultaneously. They have made games for consoles and iPhone, but building for iPad is totally different. It’s like holding a high-def TV screen just inches from your face. Looking at live game experience with data from last April. Can navigate through games, pitch-tracker, shows trajectory of every pitch thrown from the perspective of the baseball player.
For Application developers Developers are gonna want to do the same thing. They have enhanced the iPhone SDK to support iPad development. Devs can go to Apple.com today to get it and get going. SDK even includes iPad simulator.
The New York times claims the I-PAD is like holding a news paper in your hands. The IPAD is not just a great computer device but it acts as a Ereader. They compare the new I-PAD to the Amazonas Kindle. Amazon has done a great job of pioneering this, but. we’re going to stand on their shoulders and go step further. Apple has made a new application called ibook. The new Book store, fully integrated with the iBooks application. Five of the largest publishers in the world involved with iBooks. using this application you can get access to top charts, new york times, bestsellers. You can even preview the book before you buy it. Book downloads to your bookshelf (looks like a real bookshelf) where you can select it and read it.
To turn pages you can tap pages, or drag them if you want, there are actual page animations. You can view books in Black and white or color, there can be video if the publisher wants. You can also can change font size to read, you can change the font itself.
There is also a new Application called iWork. iWork is a suite of apps that millions of customers on the Mac truly love. customers at home, schools, business, are able to create professional quality presentations, word processing docs, spreadsheets. There is a Completely new version of Keynoate designed specifically for the iPad.
Using iwork you can create great looking slideshows and presentations. You can also create lush animations into charts and spreadsheets. You can rotate photos by using your fingers, can mask images within Keynote… You can turn it horizontal and get a bigger keyboard if you want. You can view many spreadsheets in Numbers at once with tabs along the top.
Misc Things to know
For artists . “artists of all skill levels can produce countless paintings with their fingertips” This app is exactly the same on the iPad as it is on the iPhone, pretty much, except that it’s great to use a bigger screen.
For Itunes, iPad syncs over USB with iTunes running on your Mac or PC, exactly like an iPhone or iPod touch.
Every I-PAD has wireless WI-FI with 3G.
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http://www.goodfta.com We devoted this edition to GoodFTA Crosstalk to answer allot of questions people have been emailing us on Youtube and Email to us at GoodFTA. People were wondering if KBOX is down, its up! We have two methods to get you back watching TV! We also explain the work around for the new Sonicview IHUBS that have letters you physically cannot enter in IPCONFIG. We give you news on how to fix it! as well as other news! This is a great listen! check it out.
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AS VEGAS – The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget that’s been heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home, in a fashion that’s sure to draw protest from cellular carriers.
The new magicJack uses, without permission, radio frequencies for which cellular carriers have paid billions of dollars for exclusive licenses.
YMax Corp., which is based in Palm Beach, Fla., said this week at the International Consumers Electronics Show that it plans to start selling the device in about four months for $40, the same price as the original magicJack. As before, it will provide free calls to the U.S. and Canada for one year.
The device is, in essence, a very small cellular tower for the home.
The size of a deck of cards, it plugs into a PC, which needs a broadband Internet connection. The device then detects when a compatible cell phone comes within 8 feet, and places a call to it. The user enters a short code on the phone. The phone is then linked to the magicJack, and as long as it’s within range (YMax said it will cover a 3,000-square-foot home) magicJack routes the call itself, over the Internet, rather than going through the carrier’s cellular tower. No minutes are subtracted from the user’s account with the carrier. Any extra fees for international calls are subtracted from the user’s account with magicJack, not the carrier.
According to YMax CEO Dan Borislow, the device will connect to any phone that uses the GSM standard, which in the U.S. includes phones from AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA. At a demonstration at CES, a visitor’s phone with a T-Mobile account successfully placed and received calls through the magicJack. Most phones from Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. won’t connect to the device.
Borislow said the device is legal because wireless spectrum licenses don’t extend into the home.
AT&T, T-Mobile and the Federal Communications Commission had no immediate comment on whether they believe the device is legal, but said they were looking into the issue. CTIA — The Wireless Association, a trade group, said it was declining comment for now. None of them had heard of YMax’s plans.
Borislow said YMax has sold 5 million magicJacks for landline phones in the last two years, and that roughly 3 million are in active use. That would give YMax a bigger customer base than Internet phone pioneer Vonage Holdings Corp., which has been selling service for $25 per month for the better part of a decade. Privately held YMax had revenue of $110 million last year, it says.
U.S. carriers have been selling and experimenting with devices that act similarly to the wireless magicJack. They’re called “femtocells.” Like the magicJack, they use the carrier’s licensed spectrum to connect to a phone, then route the calls over a home broadband connection. They improve coverage inside the home and offload capacity from the carrier’s towers.
But femtocells are complex products, because they’re designed to mesh with the carrier’s external network. They cost the carriers more than $200, though some sell them cheaper, recouping the cost through added service fees. YMax’s magicJack is a much smaller, simpler design.
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