New Mac Pro...giant price tag!
One of my favorite things to do when I was in college (and following an Apple event) was to head to the apple store online and spec out the most recent announcement with everything spec'ed out to the max. I used to do this with any tower model, starting back in 1997 when I first started looking at the latest and greatest (and my Performa 615CD, with a 68040 processor was rapidly aging).Back then
Now that's one expensive Mac...
Ever since I can remember, whenever a new Mac was announced I'd always rush to the online store to spec it out. I knew that I could not afford to get one fully decked (or even get one period since my existing computer worked just fine), but it was always fun to answer some "what ifs" (what if I won the lottery and could get a decked out mac?)It seems like I am not the only one who does this.
Huzzah! New software!
I don't often get excited about new software (or now hardware for that matter). Back in the day when I had more time I was more of a tinkerer, so new hardware, and new software, meant more exciting playtime. These days I am much more pragmatic about my tools, which means I don't often get excited about new things. There are some tools though that I do get excited about, especially when
MIcrosoft Surface Duo
Wednesday, Oct 23 2019 03:00 | Android, Apple, Google, Microsoft, PDA, smartphone, Technology, Telephony
It seems like the idea behind the folding screen device isn't dead yet. Last week microsoft announced a few new devices, including a folding android-based device (which they claim is not a phone, but it is most clearly a phone). It reminds me a lot of the knowledge navigator concept that Apple put together all those years ago (you know, when Apple was sort of out there and tried new things).
A little farther now from .Mac...
At first there was iTools. Then there was dotMac (.Mac), then there was MobileMe, and now there is iCloud. I think this particular service was what I first used as paid web-hosting, and as a Mac user both at work and as school (before always-connected phones), I used mail, calendar, contact and bookmark sync for everything. As I slowly moved from an iPhone/iPad ecosystem to Android, so
Love notes to Newton
Now I wish I had known about this crowdfunding campaign a while back (I don't often visit indiegogo, but I do keep an eye out on kickstarter from time to time). This is a documentary, that luckily was partially funded about one of the most awesome mobile platforms in computing history: the Apple Newton. I can't wait for this to come out :-) Love Notes to Newton (Preview) from
Νεο MacPro concept
Κάτι που πέτυχα στο διαδύκτιο τις προάλλες. Ενδιαφέρον! Μου θυμίζει ένα μεγάλο Mac Mini.
Καλός το MacOS 8!
Saturday, Aug 19 2017 01:30 | #metanastis, Apple, MacOS, MacOS8, Δουλειά, Ελληνικά, Τεχνολογία, υπολογιστές
Copland με την εμφάνιση "Hi Tech"Από τότε που άρχισα να ασχολούμαι με υπολογιστές στο λύκειο άρχισα να διαβάζω για τα Mac και για τις καινοτομίες τις Apple. Τότε υπήρχαν τρία περιορικά: το MacUser, το MacWorld, και το MacAddict. Αποφάσισα στην πρώτη
Rip. Mix. Burn!
I was recently reminded of Apple's Rip. Mix. Burn ad campaign. I remember at the time there were some MP3 players on the market (no iPod yet) which had an amazing 15MB of space on them, and SD cards cost a fortune. Nice proof of concept, but CDs were way cheaper. If course, by that time, I was already Rip, Mix, Burning. The software to mix (actually mix, not just re-arrange tracks)
Jobs responding to criticism
This came across my feed today. This was obviously not available to me at that time, but it's definitely worth the watch. I guess this is a time when Jobs wasn't throwing cameras at people ;-)
WWDC 207 highlights
I used to love Apple events. I'd wait for them like a kid waiting for (summer) Santa each June. This last one passed my by (again), completely under the radar. Luckily the Verge has a shortened highlight reel here. Enjoy! ;-)
Portal, on the Apple II
Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 01:30 | Apple, AppleII, BASIC, Entertainment, portal, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I love seeing retroisms like this :) Someone programmed portal on the Apple II using Applesoft BASIC!
What's next for the iPhone?
So... this week Apple announced the iPhone 7, and due to their "courageous" stance (barf! seriously Phil! Barf!) they removed the headphone jack. Not courage at all - just making one more thing obsolete, or so you hope. Now, granted, in my day to day use of my phone I use my motorola S305 bluetooth headphones, so I personally won't be missing the jack (unless I am flying and I can't
Bolo μετά το σχολείο
Wednesday, Jul 20 2016 04:00 | #metanastis, Apple, bolo, Technology, Ελληνικά, Τεχνολογία, βιντεοπαιχνίδια, παιχνίδια, υπολογιστές
Μέχρι και την 10η τάξη, αν θυμάμαι καλά, είχαμε τον κύριο Μέϊσεκ (Macek) ως υπεύθυνο του τμήματος πληροφορικής του Λυκείου μας. Ο τύπος ήταν αρκετά ενδιαφέρον άνθρωπος, και αρκετά νέος, οπότε όλο και κάτι καινούργιο έφτιαχνε
A little less retro...with the N8
Monday, Jun 6 2016 01:30 | app, Apple, iOS, iPhone, Lumia, Microsoft, N8, Nokia, Retro, Symbian, Technology, Telephony, Windows
It's been an interesting experiment using the Motorola Razr as my daily driver, however with the lack of being able to just search the internet the phone didn't really do it for me (despite the satisfying "clack" you hear when you flip it closed). I was looking on the web and I decided to buy a refurbished Nokia N8 to keep me going a bit until I find an android phone which I like.The N8 was
Assassin's Creed: Discovery | Done!
Monday, May 30 2016 03:30 | 3DS, Apple, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, iPhone, Jailbreak, nintendo, video games, VideoGames
In my quest to play through as many Assassin's Creed games as possible, I got a Nintendo 3DS last year (well, I've been wanting one for a while and this was just a good excuse), and hit eBay for cheap (used) copies of the game. There have been 2 Assassin's Creed games for the DS, one taking place in Altair's time, and one in Ezio's time. I chose to play Ezio first, and go with the other
Mac Classic Schematic - the history version
I came across this the other day. It's a print with a cross-section of an Apple Mac Classic. Inside this is (apparently) a miniature of the history and legacy of the Mac. Pretty interesting (and it's about $44). Maybe something for Christmas ;-)
Vintage Tech - Apple Newton
Tuesday, Mar 8 2016 04:00 | #metanastis, Apple, macAddict, MacWorld, magazines, Newton, Technology, vintage
Ad from a computer magazine for the Newton 2100The Apple Newton is one of those devices that I had been keeping my eyes on for a while. I wasn't sure when the original device was released - the original messagepad - but I know that it was out in the market when I came back from Greece. While I was in Greece I couldn't really afford to spend money on computer magazines, as much as I wanted
Tablets are dead...not!
Every now and again I come across a piece of clickbait that I just can't help but to click on. This past week I saw this piece on TechCrunch the other day, supposedly proclaiming that tablets are dead. The main thesis of the article is that since there wasn't a lot of brand new, innovative, product in the tablet lines at MWC (mobile world congress) that the tablets are now a commodity
Retro-Futuristic: The Newton smartwatch
Every now and again you see some retro-inspired futuristic gadgets. I am not sure where I came across this, but here it is - the Apple Newton Watch - complete with mini stylus ;-) I wonder what the specs for this thing are...
Video game music covers
Saturday, Feb 27 2016 03:00 | #metanastis, Apple, Entertainment, MacOS, Music, RTS, video games, VideoGames, Warcraft, youtube
I was listening to the VG Empire podcast the other day and the subject was music from the WarCraft games. I've only really played Warcraft II back when I had my ol' trusty Performa 635CD, but the music from that game has stuck in my head. Recently I came across this cover of one of the songs that exemplifies that game's music for me :-).I remember playing a lot of this game...and
From the archive: the Apple iWalk
Tuesday, Feb 23 2016 03:30 | Apple, iPDA, iPoc Classic, iPod, Microsoft, Newton, PDA, rumor, Technology, Zune
I love being reminded of rumors from yesteryear :-) Back in the early 2000s there was a site called SpyMac which, as the name suggest, was a website that posted rumors about upcoming Apple products. I think that it also encouraged people to submit spyshots of new products, and hence potentially break their NDA. The site no longer exists, but we still have some interesting fakes around
Last week in the news there was a lot of news around the government trying to strong-arm Apple into breaking into the iPhone of a terrorist shooter (the San Bernadino shooter), a device they have in evidence but it encrypted. It seems that the government IT folks created this mess for themselves and now the government is looking for an excuse to have backdoors into our computing devices.
Vintage Tech - Sharp Zaurus
Monday, Jan 4 2016 04:00 | #metanastis, Android, Apple, Atari, Games, Google, panasonic, PDA, Playstation, sharp, Technology, VideoGames, vintage, Windows, λύκειο
I wasn't quite sure if I should write this post in English or in Greek. I've been focusing my #metanastis posts in Greek as I have been recalling my experiences as a reverse immigrant back to the US. Most things deal with acculturation, school, things that were different, new, or peculiar to me at the time. One of the things that I really liked was gadgets...however I tend to write
Well... I guess it's adieu to Zite. Back when Google Reader closed down I was trying to find the best approximation for Google Reader I could find. Zite was one of the things I tried on the iPad. It wasn't bad as a piece of software, it basically took your RSS feeds and presented them sort of like a magazine. You could also pick from a variety of news topics and those were
iPod, I am your father!
Monday, Nov 30 2015 04:30 | Apple, audio, cassette, Facebook, Humor, iPod, Social Media, Social Networks, Technology
This seems a little dated these days, I mean...what "kids these days" will remember an iPod classic? ;-) That said, here's another find from stories from the facebook wall
Another apple keynote? When did that happen?
Saturday, Sep 26 2015 10:29 | Android, Apple, AppleWatch, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, macAddict, MacOS, MacUser, MacWorld, magazines, Microsoft, Smartwatch, Sony, Technology, university, Work
When I was younger I used to inhale Apple Keynotes. I think part of it was Steve Job's presentation style that really drew me in. I was also a big Apple fan (well, I still am), so I really wanted to know what products came out and get all the related specs and dirt as soon as possible Early on this meant buying MacAddict, and heading to the Boston Public library to read the most
Apple IIgs OS 6.0.2!
Well, it's been a long time (22 years and counting to be more precise), but it seems that someone has patches the Apple IIgs OS, which reminds one of the original Mac System UI to System 6.0.2. You can read more about this update on A.P.P.L.E.'s website. As much as I loved the Apple IIgs OS, I am surprised that people still use it. Then again, I still have my Apple Newton 2100 and there
The future looks so...past!
Going through my Pocket reading list this morning I came across this Concept video, which seems to be produced by Apple in 1987. Today it looks a bit like a parody, but it was still worth a look. The funny thing is that 1997 in this video seemed quite "off" from what real 1997 was. I was surprised to see so many computers looks like the Mac II. The other interesting thing is that
Ο Πρώτος υπολογιστής
Monday, Jun 29 2015 06:00 | #metanastis, Apple, Classic, DOS, IBM, Internet, MacOS, Performa, Technology, Windows, Ελληνικά, Τεχνολογία
IBM PS/2 Model 12Αφού λοιπόν το πρώτο καλοκαίρι θα το περνάγαμε στην Βοστόνη, ήταν ευκαιρία να ζητήσω υπολογιστή από τον πατέρα. Όλες οι εργασίες στο λύκειο έπρεπε να είναι γραμμένες στο υπολογιστή, τίποτα δεν ήταν δεκτό το οποίο
Taking the smartwatch for a spin
Sunday, May 3 2015 05:00 | Android, Apple, apps, exercise, gadget, Google, iOS, Pebble, Technology, watch
Smartwatch 3Over the past year I've been eyeballing and oogling over the Android Wear smartwatches. A friend, and word-colleague, of mine has had an original Pebble for a while (I think he may have been a kickstart backer) but I have to admit that the Pebble didn't really appeal to me - at least the original one didn't. One of the things I didn't like was the square display. I do like
Εισαγωγή στην Επιστήμη!
Tuesday, Jan 20 2015 06:30 | #metanastis, Apple, Classic, MacOS, Ελληνικά, Σχολείο, επιστήμη, λύκειο, μαθήματα, μαθητηκά, σκεψεις
Ένα από τα μαθήματα που είχα την πρώτη μου χρονιά στο λύκειο, όταν επέστρεψα από την Ελλάδα, ήταν το μάθημα που λεγόταν “εισαγωγή στην επιστήμη” ή στα Αγγλικά Introduction to Physical Sciences (IPS), δηλαδή μια εισαγωγή στην φυσική και στην
Vacation: Technology Fails!
Friday, Aug 16 2013 08:00 | Android, Apple, Computing, FAIL, Google, iPad, iPhone, nexus, Technology, Telephony, vacation
myWind IT AppBefore I go ahead and talk a bit about mobile access while abroad, I thought I would start off with the technology fails of the trip. Some were completely avoidable, and some, not so much. I guess first I will tackle the issue of power.The last time I vacationed I only vacationed with one device: my smartphone. It was also a non-connected phone so the battery lasted a long
Switch to Lumia ad - pretty funny
Friday, May 17 2013 10:27 | advertising, Android, Apple, Entertainment, iPhone, Microsoft, Nokia, Windows
I was listening to MacBreak Weekly today, when they were discussing this ad.Personally I am not interested in switching to the Lumia just yet (like the device, but Windows Phone isn't quite there yet for me), but I found this ad hilarious :-)
Well, shows you how much I used Apple's Ping social network! It went offline at the end of September and I only realized it because it was mentioned on the Engadget podcast ;-)Ping was Apple's music social network, only accessible via iTunes. This project was doomed from the start, and Apple seemed to be the only one not to know (or acknolwedge it). Something that lived
Last spring, in anticipation of buying a new Mac Mini, I decided to spend some money to get a new Magic Trackpad (awesome little device), a new wireless keyboard (which I have been using with my iPad, and Samsung Slate) and an external SuperDrive.The original intent, of course, was that I would use these with a new Mac Mini as soon as I got one. I was expecting that I would get one in the summer as
Podcast app στο iOS: Nice try, try again
Την περασμένη εβδομάδα πήρα χαμπάρι πως η Apple κυκλοφόρησε μια δική της εφαρμογή για podcatching και για να ακούς podcast. Ένα από τα κύρια θέματα με το iOS για 'μένα είναι πως από την αρχή έπρεπε να συνδέσεις την συσκευή στο iTunes
Well, the end is here! The end of MobileMe, that is. Anyone visiting MobileMe will get a "closed for business" sign that seems all too familiar. I started using .Mac around 2004-2005. Sure, I had an iTools account before (which I rarely used) , but later on I signed up for .Mac for one and only one reason: cheap web hosting! Back then it was cheaper to pay $99 per year for HTML hosting, and you got
Google IO 2012 thoughts
Google IO just passed by me yesterday. I guess the days where I could stop and be in awe of keynotes at developer conferences are over lol - too much work to do! In any case, I skimmed the news yesterday on Engadget and theVerge, and things seem quite interesting!Here are some quick thoughts on the various announcements:The Nexus 7You know, this was a bit of a "m'eh" for me. Don't
This internal advertisement, a spoof of Ghostbusters, came out the other day. Pretty funny! :-)
Welcome to iOS5
Well, since MobileMe is inching closer and closer to its inevitable death, I decided today to update my iPhone 3GS to iOS5, and move my data to iCloud. I attempted at jailbreaking my iPhone, but since it was jailbroken the update process eluded me in the short time frame that I had to update, so I decided to just go with stock iOS. My iPad hasn't been jailbroken, and iOS5 is not bad on it,
Last Friday I got my new iMac at work (yay!) and I was busy transferring stuff from my old iMac that I have to give back to my old department soon. Due to this setup I didn't spend much time looking into what came withy iMac, in other words what came in the box.When I looked more closely yesterday I saw that the recovery disc was missing, or rather a recovery disk was not included. A quick web search
(my) Mac Mini is EOL'd...
With the announcement of Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8 for those keeping score) there is another list coming out of supported machines. Even though I haven't updated my Mac Mini (mid-2007) to Lion yet, I was wondering if it would run Mountain Lion. It seems like my mid-2007 Mac Mini will no longer supported by this new OS, but that is quite OK in my book. Even two operating systems
Πάει και το megaupload...
Χτες το απόγευμα είχα την ευκαιρία να διαβάσω όσα είχε μαζευτεί στο google reader και τα μεγάλα νέα ηταν δυο. Πρώτον το "νέο" iBooks το οποίο θα έχει και σχολικά βιβλία τώρα και δεύτερον το κλείσιμο του megaupload και η συλληψη των ηγετικών
tapose - Metro tablet on the iPad
Microsoft may have killed its double screen tablet before it even got off the ground, but some enterprising folks have brought the concept to the iPad. This is pretty interesting. It reminds me a lot of the concept of smart object/plug-in architecture that they were going to do in the original MacOS 8 (copland) but the project was eventually a failure.
Παίρνεις ότι πληρώνεις…
Το περασμένο σαββατοκύριακο είχα πάει επίσκεψη στον πατέρα και πήρα μαζί και το iPad2 ως συνήθως. Το έδειξα στον πατέρα μου και φάνηκε εντυπωσιασμένος (αλλά δεν είπε τίποτα) και με ρώτησε πόσο το πήρα - του είπα $500, και με ρώτησε
iOS 5 στο iPad ναι, στα υπόλοιπα όχι.
Χτες είπα να κάτσω και να αναβαθμίσω το iPad μου αφού ούτως η άλλος δεν το είχα κάνει jailbreak. Εντάξει, εντυπωσιακό αρκετά το iOS 5 αλλά είναι ακόμα λίγο σπασικλάκι. Ναι μεν μου αρέσουν οι νέες γνωστοποιήσεις, αλλά στην οθόνη κλειδώματος
HyperCard - one of the tools used for creating HyperText fictionI came across this article on Slate the other day on the topic of HyperText books. I have to say that the idea intrigued me since for the "early life" of HyperText stories I was in Greece and I didn't have a computer, and for the latter part of their life (in the 90s anyway), I wasn't really interested in reading novels, much less so on
Goodbye to an innovator and a great leader - and a heck of a presenter!I have to say that I came into the Apple world after Jobs had left the company and I still loved the products they had (confusing as the product line up was). I was there when the NeXT acquisition brought Steve back and witnessed the Apple renaissance. For a while there the fear was that Apple would go the way of the Amiga
Adventures in iPad land...
It's been about a week with my adventures in iPad land and I can't wait for iOS5 to hit! The two functions I miss the most from my jailbroken iPhone are multifl0w (and alternative app switcher that looks like expose) and LockInfo (information on your lock screen).One the one hand, the smart cover makes it so that I almost never see the lock screen, but the app switcher can be an issue. I just don't
Experiments with iPad and Wireless Keyboard
Today I was experimenting with my wife's iPad and the Apple Wireless Keyboard to see just how productive I could be with a simple iPad and Keyboard. As a matter of fact this post is written in safari using the iPad and the apple wireless keyboard. I have to say that my experiments this weekenend were rather positive! Doing basic web surfing, blogging and paper writings (using pages) was a breeze!
Too late to buy an iPad2?
One day before classes start again! I was at the Salem Target the other day getting some necessary supplies (read: paper towels) when I did my obligatory sweep of the electronics section to see if there are any (interesting) xbox games on sale. Here I noticed that iPads are actually in stock at most (if not all) locations and all immediate demand has been satisfies apparently to allow stores to keep
A few weeks ago I completely (by my own error) erased my contacts on my Mac, which erased all my mobileme contacts, which erased all my contacts on my iPhone...major #facepalm moment. In any case, through a combination of having backed up my contacts on Yahoo a couple of years ago, and by virtue of not having my iPod Touch connected to the network I did manage to retain the textual information for
The Newton invades the iOS!!!
I've said this before, and I will say it again: the ingenuity of the Apple Newton community never ceases to amaze me! We've had the Einstein emulator for quite some time now on Windows and Mac (and some Linux-based PDAs), but not on the iPhone or any other iOS device.Now that is no longer an issue! Newton can run on iOS! There is of course the issue of slowness, but with a little optimization and
Automator for iOS
No, no, Automator does not exist for iOS yet - but it would be a nice feature! I was thinking about this the other day. My iPod Touch has WiFi, and I use it as an alarm of sorts. Since I keep the WiFi off, I don't have up to date information on weather, news, and RSS when I get up - a dashboard for the morning for example. Of course I can use my iPhone (which is what I do) to get
Wither the PDA?
I was reading this post yesterday on ProfHacker, and the author was asking where are the PDAs in today's smartphone world? PDAs...you know! Those pieces of technology from the mid-to-late 90s that were not connected to the internet and held information like your addressbook, calendar, notepad (and of course the games!). The author is contemplating getting an iPod Touch and a cheap, voice-only,
Is the optical drive heading to the land of the misfit gadgets?
Of course I jest, there is still a ton of entertainment media (movies on DVD, music DVDs, computer games) and software that get distributed by means of an optical disc. However, seeing the new Mac Mini I got to thinking - how often do I use the built-in disc drive on my Mac Mini at Home? How about my Mac Mini at work? How about the Dell that is at work?Well, at work I almost never use an optical disc
What is iPad?
Well, I don't know what an iPad is (just kidding) but this Ad surely reminds me of the 1990's era Apple Newton Ads that I've posted on this blog before. Surely it isn't just me thinking this, the web has been talking about it for the past week (yeah, I know, with school I don't have much time to be more prompt with these things ;-) ) Have a quick comparison between the new ad (iPad) and the old ad
MicroSIMs, how fast will they be adopted?
So....Leaks of Apple's upcoming iPhone are out. I wonder if that is the final hardware design, or if this is just an engineering version to check out and test the main features of the phone. One of the notable things about this version of the phone (dubbed the iPhone HD) is its use of a MicroSIM, the same type of SIM that is being used in the iPad.Now there are adapters to convert this microSIM to
Όσα δεν φτάνει η αλεπού...;
Χτες, κατά την διάρκεια του ταξιδιού μου στην δουλειά άκουγα μερικά podcast τεχνολογικά και φυσικά ακόμα στα νέα έχουμε τον κόσμο να μιλάει για το iPad. Η αλήθεια είναι πως ασχέτως αν έχω γράψει μερικές κριτικές για την συγκεκριμένη
Apple iPad on YouTube
OK, no more cranky ol' man when it comes to the iPad ;-)I've said what I would like to see in subsequent versions and I am keeping my fingers crossed. I saw this video on the Apple Channel on YouTube. I have to say that it's pretty cool, for an overgrown iPod Touch ;-) What makes it cool is not the OS, but rather the app design on some of the built-in apps. Depending on how things shape out for
iPhone 4.0 Missing in Action
Looking at the iPad announcement I can't help but wonder where the heck is Mobile OS X 4.0 (aka iPhoneOS, iPodTouch OS, iPad OS). I can't help but to also compare it to the Knowledge Navigator concept video that was produced by Apple in the late 80s (or was it early 90s?)Looking at the iPad screen, I can see a large screen that can do wonders with handwriting, like the Newton or a piece of paper (I
iPad 1.0 - FAILish
I have to say that I was thoroughly unimpressed by today's iPad event. Don't get me wrong I disliked iPod 1.0 (didn't buy one until the 3rd generation iPod), and I disliked the first iPhone (didn't buy one until the 3GS). If history is any indication I will probably like iPad 3.0 (either that or I won't care as much). So here's a rundown:The Pros:Nice iCal App - I gotta say, I am a sucker for design
Φοβερά (Awesome) Mods!: Mac Pro Ultra Mini
Can you make a MacBook look like a Mac Pro?Of course you can! Read all about it hereI have to say, this is one sleek mod!
The image on the right made the rounds on the internet, via theNextWeb, this week. TheNextWeb asked people whether this is a step in the right direction, or a step in the wrong direction.Personally I think that the direction is right-ish. It's a step in the right direction, i.e. there needs to be a notification screen on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but this isn't quite it. For one thing this screen
Aaahhh, the good ol' days...
I was reading this article on OS news recently about the original Mac and it brought back some fond memories. My first experience with a Mac was in 1994, in my high school's "writing lab". This computer lab was housed in the English department and had 25 or so Mac plus computers, with 20 megabyte external hard drives, and a keyboard and mouse with that famous RJ-11 cable (or at least I think it was
The pack that keeps you organized in the '00s ?
On the NewtonTalk list recently I came across this Newton ad from the '90s. It compares a '70s purse (or backpack?) to a Newton carrying case, Newton 130, Modem and software. The tag-line? "The pack that will keep you organized in the '90s"The Newton was quite an amazing device, and as a matter of fact it did keep my undergrad years organized, of course I did not purchase this advertised bundle
Things I miss from my N80 camera
While my iPhone IIIgs camera is theoretically the same spec as my old N80's camera (wow! what does THAT say about my camera?) there are a number of things that I really miss from my N80's camera.Flash:The lack of flash is a tad bit annoying. While I don't often take low-light shots, it is nice to have the option to take a photo with flash enabled for those few times that I really wanted to take a
I found this little video on TUAW earlier this week.I think it's quite funny - and probably true. TUAW had it rated NSFW but I don't think it's a problem (unless your work place prohibits the colloquial word for feces)
It's the data, stupid!
If you've read the Greek post I had on here a week or so ago you know that I got an iPhone recently to replace my broken Nokia N80. I thought long and hard about what phone would be good for me, both in terms of usage and in terms of philosophy. Yes, financial were part of the decision making process as well.Right off the bat I ruled out the Blackberry. I had one for a number of months and it wasn't
Newton | Upgraded
Well, it seems like the Y2K10 bug on the newton has been squished for all Newton models with OS 2.1.This is not a new development, it's been out for a little while now, but I really did not have the motivation to pull out my MessagePad 2100 to test it out. Then two things happened which really motivated me to just get it done. First I saw the announcement that the Y2K10 bug is officially no more on
Never used the PC-card slot...
Well here's a random, I just realized that in the many years that I've had my PowerBook I have never once used the PC-card slot.Well,... OK, I used it once! I plugged in a network adapter to see how it worked! At that point I had my PowerBook for four years and I was curious about the slot.So how did this random thought come about? I was thinking about the demise of the Express Card slot on the MacBook
I dream of: a better standby screen
I know that this has probably been talked about and blogged about ad nauseum, however it just struck me once again today that the iPhone/iPT OS really needs to better utilize that unlock screen! At the moment I am seeing something similar to the image on the right hand side of this post.At the very least, there should be an upcoming appointments listing on the screen. Too much information can inundate
There's an app for that!
Here's some tech humor that I meant to post a while back but never got a chance.I think that it is still a valid mocuadd (mock + add --> does this make sense?). I found it humorous anyway :-)
I dream of: iDisk for Windows
For the past month or so I've been using Microsoft's LiveMesh.LiveMesh, for those that don't know, is a service that allows you to share folders on your Mac or Windows-based machine, and those synchronize with Microsoft's LiveMesh servers and your content isn't only available on that particular machine, but also online and on any other machine that you have LiveMesh (and your credentials) installed.
iPhone IIIgs versus the S60
It's funny, I used to be very anti-iPhone and very pro-S60.I think this is turning around now due to some recent fumbles on Nokia's part and some recent wins on Apple's part.No, at&t is still the devil incarnate but I guess in order to get a good phone you have to dance with the devil.So what did Nokia do to change my perception of its phones? Well, it's what Nokia did not do, and what Apple did (or
Παλιές διαφημίσεις: Apple Newton τηλεόραση
Πραγματικά δεν ξέρω που τις παίξανε αυτές τις διατιμήσεις για το Newton αλλά ευτυχώς που υπάρχουν άτομα που τις έχουν σε ψηφιακό βίντεο :-)Πηγαίνετε εδώ να δείτε τις πέντε διαφημίσεις για το Apple Newton
Οι παλιές καλές μέρες: Apple Lisa
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Apple lisa (curtesy of wikipedia)"][/caption] Αν και δεν είχα ποτέ πρόσβαση σε ένα Apple Lisa, ο μαθηματικός μου είχε έναν στην αίθουσα του που δεν χρησιμοποιούσε και κάθε φορά που είχα μάθημα ήθελα να πάω να κάνω μια
Οι παλιές καλές μέρες: Apple IIgs
Wednesday, Nov 26 2008 00:58 | Apple, Bernie, Carmen Sandiego, emulator, Freeware, IIgs, KEGS, Oregon Trail, Shareware, Εικονικοποιήση, Ιστορικά, παιχνίδια
Αν και με το Apple II δεν έπαιξα πολύ, με το Apple IIgs έμαθα να προγραμματίζω χρησιμοποιώντας την γλώσσα Apple BASIC. Μπορώ να πω πως το Apple IIgs κατοικεί μια ιδιαίτερή θέση στην ιστορία της πληροφορικής μου. Το Apple IIgs που είχαμε στην τάξη
Οι παλιές καλές μέρες: Apple II
Όταν ήμουν στο γυμνάσιο είχαμε μερικά παμπάλαια Apple II που τρέχανε AppleDOS. Η αλήθεια είναι πως δεν τα χρησιμοποιούσαμε για να δημιουργούμε έγραφα αλλά παρά μόνο να παίζουμε κάτι εξίσου παλαιά παιχνίδια εκπαιδευτικά που είχε
Keynote, καλύτερο από το PowerPoint
Wednesday, May 28 2008 11:35 | Apple, keynote, Microsoft, Multimedia, powerpoint, Switch, Αγορές, Απόψεις, Γραφείο, λογισμικό, παρουσιάσεις
Όπως είχα πει πριν κάτι δημοσιεύματα, έχω σταματήσει να χρησιμοποιώ Microsoft Office στο σπίτι εδώ από τότε που αγόρασα το Mac Mini. Η αλήθεια είναι πως δεν ήταν όλο μονοκοπανιά.Στην αρχή σταμάτησα να χρησιμοποιώ το Entourage, και άρχισα
Οι Newton-ικοι τα παίρνουν στο κρανίο!
Εδώ και κάτι χρόνια είμαι μέλος τις κοινότητας NewtonTalk.net, μια λίστα που επιτρέπει στους χρήστες και λάτρεις τις πλατφόρμας του Newton να ανταλλάσσουν ιδέες, να μιλάνε, και να ανακοινώνουν νέα προϊόντα.Η αλήθεια είναι πως δεν
Μίνι ταμπλέτα από την Apple;
Ένα δημοσίευμα στο TUAW σήμερα μας λεει πως ο Γερμανός CEO της Intel, Hannes Schwaderer, έδινε ομιλία για την νέα γενιά επεξεργαστών Atom σε ένα συνέδριο της BMW και του ξέφυγε πως η Apple θα φτιάξει μια συσκευή μίνι-ταμπλέτα με resolution 720*480. Συγκριτικά
Έφτιαξα το iPod…υπάρχει πάλι μουσική!
Πριν πέντε ή έξη μήνες έπαθε εγκεφαλικό το iPod μου και έχασα όλη μου την μουσική, και αφού δεν είχα την μουσική μου στον σκληρό δίσκο, αλλά σε DVD backup βαριόμουν να ξαναψάξω να βρω μουσική.Το περασμένο σαββατοκύριακό έκατσα και
Apple IIgs Laptop!
Monday, Apr 28 2008 09:46 | Apple, GS/OS, IIgs, laptop, Διάφορα, Λειτουργικά, Σπασμένα, Χακκιές, ενδιφέρον
Το συγκεκριμένο νέο πέρασε απαρατήρητο την περασμένη εβδομάδα, αλλά εκεί που κοίταζα κάποια «παλιά» νέα στο RSS μου, είδα πως κάποιος έκανε modification ένα κλασσικό Apple IIgs, και δημιούργησε φορητό από τον υπολογιστή.Τα τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά
Last.fm – Φάρμακο κατά τις Βαρεμάρας!
Πριν περίπου κανένα μήνα το iPod μου τα έπαιξε και έπρεπε να κάνω φορμάτ τον σκληρό του. Το κακό είναι πως όλη μου η αγαπημένη μουσική είναι μοιρασμένη σε πολλά CD και δεν ξέρω πια κομμάτια είναι σε πια CD. Έτσι αποφάσισα προς
Χαλασμένος Μάκ: Μέρος Δ'
Τίτλος Επεισοδίου: Μετά την εγκατάσταση!Διαβάστε το τρίτο επεισόδιο περί τις περιπέτειας μου με τον χαλασμένο υπολογιστή εδώ
Χαλασμένος Μάκ: Μέρος Γ'
Τίτλος Επεισοδίου: Η Αποθήκευση!Διαβάστε το τρίτο επεισόδιο περί τις περιπέτειας μου με τον χαλασμένο υπολογιστή εδώ
Χαλασμένος Μάκ: Μέρος Β'
Saturday, Jun 9 2007 10:46 | #foveros, Apple, Άου - Το Κεφάλι μου, Απίστευτο, Για Κλάματα, Ελληνικά, Ούφ, Τεχνολογία, Φορητοί
Τίτλος Επεισοδίου: Γρήγορα! Φέρτε τα CD!Διαβάστε το δεύτερο επεισόδιο περί τις περιπέτειας μου με τον χαλασμένο υπολογιστή εδώ
Ο χαλασμένος υπολογιστής: Μέρος Α'
Friday, Jun 8 2007 10:02 | #foveros, Apple, Για γέλια, Δύσκολα, Ελληνικά, Τεχνολογία, Φορητοί, περίεργα
Τίτλος επεισοδίου: το κράςΆρχισα να γράφω περί του χαλασμένου μου υπολογιστή.Λεπτομέρειές στο μπλόγκ που έχω περί του Μάκ - εδώ
Ο υπολογιστης τα επεξε!!!
Εδώ και δυο μέρες είμαι χωρίς υπολογιστή. Δεν κάνει Boot! Τα δεδομένα στον σκληρό είναι εντάξει, αλλά όπως δείχνουν τα πράγματα...κάτι δεν πάει καλά!!!
Ένα μήλο την ημέρα!
Αφού έχω αναρρωτική άδεια, έχω παραπάνω χρόνο να κάνω κάποια πράγματα που ήθελα να κάνω εδώ και καιρό. Ένα από αυτά τα πράγματα ήταν να αρχίσω ένα ελληνικό μπλόγκ περί της Apple, με νέα, ενδιαφέρον λογισμικό, γενικές πληροφορίες
Vista και ελληνικά
Saturday, Mar 24 2007 10:48 | #foveros, Apple, Microsoft, Γλώσσα, Ελληνικά, Μαλακίες, Ούφ, Τεχνολογία, χιούμορ
Ξέρω πως τα νέα Windows τώρα πια έχουν την δυνατότητα να αλλάξουν την εικονιζόμενη γλώσσα χωρίς να χρειάζεσαι να επανεγκαταστήσεις το λειτουργικό. Με το MacOS μπορώ να πάω στα preferences και αλλάζω την γλώσσα - με τα Windows, αν και υπάρχει
iPhone: Παραλίγο Καρδιακό!
Καλά ε;;;;Είδα το iPhone απόψε και έπαθα!Ήμουν εκτός ίντερνετ για μια συνέντευξη (ψάχνω για νέα δουλειά) και δεν είδα το keynote του Steve Jobs....έχω μείνει άναυδος!
Ο Σκληρός τελικά δεν ήταν τόσο σκληρός....
Ο Δίσκος πέθανε – ευτυχώς είχα κάνει backup αρκετά απαραίτητα αρχεία.Τώρα περιμένω να μου επιστρέψουν τον υπολογιστή για να μπορώ να ξανεγκαταστήσω τα προγράμματα μου (τι φόλα που ήταν αυτή;) Το καλό είναι πώς είναι ευκαιρία
Επιτέλους!Αποφάσισα να αγοράσω 2GB μνήμη για το PowerBook μου.Το μηχανηματάκι είναι 2 χρόνων και άρχισε να είναι λίιιιιγο αργό αφού τον τελευταίο καιρό έχω αρχίσει να κάνω αρκετό multitask. Εγκατέστησα την μνήμη και ΠΕΤΑΕΙ!Άντε σε
Ο υπολογιστής μου δεν είναι φυσιολογικός; (!)
Είχα πάει σε μια συνάντηση με κάτι άλλα παιδιά από την τάξη μου να συζητήσουμε περί μιας εργασία που ήταν να κάνουμε μαζί. Είχα ετοιμάσει λοιπόν κάτι σχετικά γραπτά, μια παρουσίαση σε powerpoint, και πήρα τον υπολογιστή μου και
Wednesday, Oct 12 2005 23:15 | #foveros, Apple, iMac, iPod, Nokia, SonyEricsson, Symbian, Ελληνικά, Τεχνολογία, τηλέφωνο
Χτες είχαμε τα προκαταρκτικά: Η SonyEricsson ανακοίνωσε την διαθεσιμότητα του καινούργιου Smartphone της, το P990! Εντάξει - αυτό είναι κάπως σαν να βλέπεις μια όμορφη κοπέλα στον δρόμοΣήμερα η Nokia ανακοίνωσε την διαθεσιμότητα της νέας