Saturday, April 23, 2011


     Earlier this week we had the first report that the iPhone was spying on us,

     Then the next report was that your Android phone was spying on you.

     Since then, there have been multiple reports all over the web.

     Why are people in this country always promoting fear? It is something that has me baffled. We thrive on things like this, in this country. Some people will stop and nothing to make people mad, paranoid, and just plain scared. Why do we do it? Just for a story?

    The first report of this came by O’Reilly researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, since then there has been nothing but an uproar concerning this matter. Now it’s on the web everyday. There is a file that’s named “consolidated.db”, an unencrypted SQLite that can be found in all “i” devices’ file systems and in the iOS backup files created and updated by iTunes every time an “i” device syncs. The worst part of it, the file isn’t immediately accessible on the device it’s self. It can only be accessed on a jailbroken “i” device, which makes me wonder if Apple is behind this, or those who create pirated software.

    The file contains data in the file that is related to so-called geo-fencing. Geo-fencing allows a business or organization to create a virtual “fence” around a location that can provide information on mobile devices. We also know that it isn’t doing it (tracking you) on a consistent basis. The next question is, Why is it tracking at all to begin with? It doesn’t have actual GPS data, it only has location data. Data forensic specialist have known about this for sometime now. It seems that earlier iOS’ contained a similar file, that was however more difficult to extract the data from.

   Now we have Congress asking Apple why? I would think though the engineer’s at Apple clearly have better things to do than to track our whereabouts. Reports have it that Apple is collecting the data for WiFi locations for their databases. Yes the Android smartphones do the same thing. For some reason though people want other’s to be feared. I don’t think that it’s a cause for any alarm though. Do Garmin’s and other’s who make GPS devices do the same. These guy’s surely caused an un needed uproar. For those of you who are paranoid though, just simply turn your location data services off. I would love to hear your thoughts. Get out there and enjoy your day.            




Thursday, April 21, 2011


        Yes you read the title of this post correctly.

        Turn your iPad into a real live arcade.

        You can now relive the past with the iCADE. The iCADE integrates your iPad into an authentic, arcade style cabinet complete with a joystick and buttons. You can be the coolest kid or adult on the block and impress everyone from your friends to your co-workers. With the release of this, it has to be the coolest iPad accessory to date.

       The iCADE has a specially designed cradle that ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while providing a solid secure fit for game playing.  The joystick and buttons connect to your iPad through WiFi.  Once its in place you can simply play any game app that’s supported.

     The iCADE is compatible with over 100 Atari classics including Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone to name a few. All of these games are made available by simply downloading the free Atari Greatest Hits App. Plus new and existing apps can easily be updated to work with the iCADE. This is truly a fascinating arcade style cabinet that started out as an April Fool’s Day joke in 2010.

    Think Geek has sold a shipments of these units faster than you can imagine. These little iCADE cabinets retail for $100 dollars and they don’t expect anymore until May. They are in backorder and they are only taking order’s in the United States for now. Just watch the video below for your fun and enjoyment. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Get out there and enjoy your day!       

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


         Do you like the look at feel of Windows 7?

         You really like the way that OSX looks though, right?

         Would you like to make your Windows 7 look like OSX Lion?

          Now you can with customization.

There is an easy way now for you to get your Windows 7 to have that sexy look of OSX Lion. I know if you are like me, you’ll want to try this. I change my desktop customization quite frequently. I like change. There is a new customization pack over at DeviantArt that makes the transformation simply easy as a breeze. Just head on over to their website, which can be found by going here:

        Once you have download the files, don’t install them just quite yet. First of all, you will want to create a System Restore point, just in case anything should go wrong during the installation process. The theme pack will patch certain system files, so there’s always the chance that something could go wrong, although it has installed without any complications on both my desktop and laptop.

      Now you are ready for installation. Just double click until you reach the end of the installation process. Afterwards you will have to reboot your system. Next you will have some new icons in your system tray, each one giving your Windows 7 the look and feel of OSX Lion. The new icons in the system tray are, Leftsider to move the maximize/minimize/restore buttons, UberIcon to add the bounce effect to your desktop icons, RocketDock, and Y’s Shadow.

      The result’s are truly amazing. It does really add some beauty to your desktop. The only draw back is that it doesn’t like the Aero Glass functionality of Windows 7. What are you waiting for? Head on over there and give it a try for yourself. I would love to hear your thoughts. As always enjoy your day!      


Monday, April 18, 2011

More From The Cloud

  I truly love the idea of music in the cloud.

  It was reported a few months back about the startup of the Amazon cloud music services.

   They beat Apple and Google to the punch. Both Google and Apple have been in the talks for cloud based music services for quite some time now.

   Now all of them have some more competition. It seems as though that things are heating up where the music cloud services are concerned. Another major company in the word of technology is following in the footsteps of Amazon and releasing their own cloud based music services. HP will release these services to allow users to access their music files from anywhere. They are the next major player in technology who have beat out both Apple and Google.

   I think that with the release of this it will help with the release of their TouchPad. We know that for them to be successful with their TouchPad they need something with a very crowded market. I think that this is just what they need to enable their TouchPad and Pre to stand out. Users who use the service will be able to store their song’s on HP’s servers and they will be able to sync them with any HP mobile device.

   I do believe that once someone releases a cloud service, one that is what people want, we will have something very big here. Amazon and HP truly have something great here, although I think that maybe Apple & Google are going to outshine the competition. What do you think? I would really love to hear your thoughts and comments. Get out there and enjoy your day!



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