NVIDIA Processor Chart!

So it looks Like NVIDIA has been busy ramping up their newest dual and now quad core processors to compete with the Samung and Qualcom processors on the roadmap. Looks like the Tegra 2 3D will be using similar technology to the Nintendo 3DS through use of those Cortex-A9 chips. It will be interesting to see how Apple responds to the plethora of new mobile devices and tablets coming out in the upcoming months. Right now we have confirmed the Motorola Xoom, The Samsung Galaxy S 2 tablet, amongst a few others in the works. Looks like Ctia and MWC are going to be interesting this year!


AT&T and Verizon iPhone Commercial On Air

Here's a nice preview of what's to come in the about a week or so. At&t and Verizon, long-time rivals, brought together side by side by one similarity...the Apple iPhone.

I stumbled onto the commercial and thought it wold be nice to share it out as one of the millions of other blogs is doing at this moment as well. Enjoy.


The Starbucks Mobile App Allows You To Pay With iPhone/iPod Touch

Starbucks technically lauched a test porgam for the system back in 2009, and now the app is available nationwide, allowing you to pay for your next cup of Starbucks via your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can go ahead and toss those gift cards away, the Starbucks Mobile App allows you to input the gift card number and credit card number and your current balance will appear on the screen when you launch the app.

The process is simple and quick. To make a purchase at your next Starbucks stop, simply launch the app and tap the "touch to pay" button and then the barcode will pop up for the cashier to scan. As result, the purchase will then deduct from your total balance, and you walk out with a caramel macchiato. Easy!


Attack of the Show! Geohot Speaks of the PS3 Lawsuit [Video]

A lot of people is saying Geohot is getting what he deserves...but if you look at it, he isn't really doing anything wrong and I say this because:

  1. Shouldn't we be able to do what we want to do with the things that we've purchased with our hard earned money?
  2. He isn't making any money off of jailbreaking the PS3.
  3. Why not??
I don't know Geohot personally, but to the tech community, he's helped out a lot in many ways that I see is not even beneficial to him.

Good luck Geohot with your fight agaist the machine.


T-Mobile Mocks the iPhone on Both At&t and Verizon

You've seen the T-Mobile commercials attacking the iPhone on the At&t network, well now T-Mobile is taking jabs at both At&t and Verizon's iPhone usage.

In my opinion, it doesn't matter if you're on 4G, if you're hardware isn't as appealing then what's the point. When I say appealing, I'm not talking about the exterior, I'm talking about....well the iPhone. I'm not an "Apple fanboy" or anything, I'll give credit where credit is due, but T-Mobile now seems pathetic and desperate to me. Yes, you're on a 4G network that does not exist, and then what?

I'm on At&t's network and despite what the majority says about the dropped calls and 3G slowness, I haven't had any problems with my iPhone at all. I haven't had a dropped call and my service is perfect, even in my basement where I once had T-Mobile and I had no reception until I walked back up the steps from my basement. So, T-Mobile, you suck as well.


Hotspot On All iPhones iOS 4.3 Confirmed!

According to BGR (they have a good track record of these things), it's been confirmed that the new iOS 4.3 on all iPhones will have the Hotspot feature! It was told in the Verizon press conference yesterday that their iPhone 4 on the Verizon network will have the personal hotspot feature, but now it's been confirmed that all iPhones on iOS 4.3 will have that as well.

I'm pretty sure that the carrier will need to be able to support this feature, and amongst other things late with AT&T,  it's possible that we may not be able to see this feature right away (AT&T is always slow with the coolest features). Anyways, you'll be able to connect up to 5 devices over Wi-Fi to your iPhone's data connection.

Here's some screenshots courtesy of BGR.

AT&T iPhone vs Verizon iPhone

With all the articles out there on the unveiling of the Apple iPhone being provided by Verizon, I couldn't help but think, is CDMA better than GSM? I've been with AT&T for almost a year now (yes i switched from T-Mobile to AT&T because I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for the iPhones on Ebay and craigslist) and I haven't had any major problems with dropped calls, or no network or internet connection. I'm pretty satisfied with AT&T's service (except for the bill of course).

I chuckle seeing how people is now happy that the iPhone is now available on Verizon and how they're going to drop AT&T like a bad habit, when we all know, bad habits is hard to let go of. Even though Verizon is known for having the better coveragel overall, AT&T still has one of the best coverage in specific areas. So if you're not the traveling type, it's best to just stick it with AT&T.

Luckily, with my opinions on GSM as oppose to CDMA, Mashable brought out an article comparing AT&T's iPhone GSM versus Verizon's iPhone on CDMA. Below is just a few comparisons, if you want more detail on this, visit Mashable.

  • GSM and UMTS technology is widely used worldwide. UMTS phones can be easily moved from one UMTS network to another, making them ideal for international use.
  • [CDMA] can't use a SIM card, making it far more difficult to switch handsets.
  • Calls: In general, Verizon will drop less calls. It's unclear what impact the iPhone will have on its network, but we don't expect it to be as bad as AT&T was in its early years. Verizon's network has proven itself to be more robust.
  • Speed: In general, AT&T has the faster 3G network, and in some cases it's a great deal faster than Verizon.
  • Simultaneous voice and data: Only AT&T is capable of talking on the phone and surfing the web at the same time, but Verizon is working on a solution, saying the fix might be implemented by the end of this year.


Verizon iPhone Official Comes With Unlimited Data

It's official! As of today at 11am on 1/11/11, Verizon confirmed that the iPhone is going to be available for their customers early next month. With the iPhone, they're also offering unlimited data to show that their network is in no comparison with At&t's.

With that said, how reliable is CDMA? I know with GSM we are able to browse the Internet while we're on a phone call and word is, GSM is just much faster than CDMA? What do you think?

Here's what Wall Street Journal had to say about it.
Verizon will offer unlimited data plans when it launches the iPhone on its network later this month, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. As a sign of confidence in the reliability of its network - and to provide a point of comparison with AT&T - the carrier is expected to provide the same uncapped data plans for the iPhone it currently offers users of other smartphones. Meanwhile, AT&T wasted no time attacking its rival-to-be, with the company's PR chief saying that iPhones will be in the "slow lane" on Verizon's CDMA network.
The Verizon iPhone is expected to be the same device as the AT&T iPhone 4 (possibly with minor antenna modifications). So the carrier needs to offer some compelling reason why users should switch. While Verizon's superior coverage will be attractive to some, many users are in cities where both carriers offer similar service. An unlimited data plan will be a powerful inducement to AT&T customers, who will face a steep cancellation fee for switching.
After the report came out, the Silicon Valley-based Business Insider contacted AT&T's senior vice president of corporate communication, Larry Solomon, for a response. "The iPhone is built for speed," he said, "but that's not what you get with a CDMA phone." Perhaps unintentionally confirming the Verizon iPhone speculation, he mused that he's "not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane." CDMA differs substantially from the GSM technology used on current iPhones in that separate connections are required for voice and data, preventing users from accessing the Internet while on a call. The EV-DO Rev. A 3G data network maxes out at 3 Mb/s as compared to a theoretical top speed of 14 Mb/s on AT&T's HSDPA system. Verizon has been developing a workaround - called Voice over Rev. A or VoRA - allowing simultaneous voice and data, but it's not known if the Verizon iPhone will incorporate this technology.
The Wall Street Journal piece was written by Spencer Ante and Yukari Kane for the newspaper's print edition, in comparison with other recent reports which appeared on the Journal's AllThingsD site. The prestigious financial newspaper seldom prints mere rumors, relying on an extensive network of corporate contacts that are carefully vetted and verified. And as always, it's not real until Steve Jobs announces it from a stage somewhere, but this report is credible enough to be worth noticing.

Verizon's website confirms that the iPhone will be available for purchase February 10th. There's no preloaded Verizon iPhone app, seems to be just the normal pre-loaded apps, the only change is the carrier. I'm not sure what the outcome is going to be, but it'll be interesting to see these two providers go at it to show us who is going to come out on top.


Nike Lebron 8's v1 and v2

Knots - A knot is a method for fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving. ( I've played it into this website because of my love for shoes)

I'm a Jordans man, I love all Jordans. Any shoes that is rare and catching and can express a mood or trend, I'm interested in. I love shoes, period. Unfortunately, I don't have the finance to gather all the shoes that I want. But in this post I'll blog about the shoe I currently want, but not eager to purchase as of yet.

The Lebron 8's v1 and v2, eye catching and "fly"-wired.

Verizon IPhone 1-11-11

It seems like the tease is finally over, and tomorrow, Verizon will finally confirm the speculated rumors that the Iphone is added to their lineup..we'll see tomorrow if this is the case or not, most likey it is!

It seems like a lot of people I know is jumping the gun and actually is dropping AT&T today and going to sign up with Verizon tomorrow. I say that move isn't necessary. Why not wait out the craziness and see what kind of complaints, issues and problems Verizon will face with the IPhone at the start? With any other carrier, Iphone will have some issues even with the Verizon network.

Should everybody jump now into Verizon's wagon or wait until the Iphone 5 comes out this summer around June? If so, what kind of features will the Iphone 5 grace us with? For me the IPhone 4 simply has everything already that is needed by the users (unless you're looking for more "development" features).


Facebook Profile Hack App

Ever since the new Facebook profile was implemented there has been a lot of mixed feelings about it. A lot of people try deactivate their account and wait a few minutes to reactivate in order to get the original profile back into place, that only worked for a while. Well, if you can't change something, why not embrace it and try to make it a fun thing to pass a little bit of time? I found a Facebook profile hack on the net that allows you to change your profile picture and top row tagged pictures as well to make it one big picture like in the picture you see in this blog post.

It's fast and easy! All you have to do is like the Schweppes' Facebook fanpage and it allows you to use their app to create a pretty cool profile pic. A lot of people got creative with it (posted examples below). I didn't really have any pictures that I thought was interesting but I was able to make it work as well. Give it a try and tell me what you think.

$49 Apple Iphone 3GS - MAC App Store

AT&T announced that they're Iphone 3GS (8gb) is going to be sellling for $49 (with 2 yr agreement and data plan of course). The move is logical since AT&T is going to lose its exclusivity with the Apple Iphone soon. The Iphone 3GS was $199 at first, then lowered to $99. I bought mine when it was $99, but the 3GS (IMO) is old news and probably won't sell that much.

My 3GS works great, no problems of locking up freezing or lag, however the only issue I have current is just the delay of FaceBook comments and what not, but that's important so I don't really care for it.

With this news, Apple launched its Mac App Store (ahead of schedule as well). If you don't see it anywhere on your Mac, then you probably haven't downloaded the latest Mac OS X update v10.6.6. You can do this by going to the "software update" by clicking on the Apple icon. The Mac App Store has more than 1,000 apps (paid and free). It's simple and easy to use, plus its basically the desktop version of the iOS. 
(BTW: I always dislike updating my Mac, just because I hate rebooting my computer, but the updates is always something worth the minute long trouble.)