Posts filed under “Technology”

Coming soon: 3G iPhones?

Shipping_containers

Cool sleuthing by ImportGenius:

Searching for shipments to Apple, Inc. (AAPL),
employees at the Scottsdale, Ariz., company reported on Friday that
they’ve spotted a “major spike” since mid March in ocean containers
marked with a mysterious new label: “electric computers”

“They have never before reported this product on their customs
declarations,” says ImportGenius managing director Ryan Peterson, who
notes that there has been no corresponding falloff during this period
of shipments labeled “desktop computers” or any of the other labels
Apple usually uses.

ImportGenius is a search engine that gathers “competitive intelligence”
by monitoring U.S. Customs records of ocean containers entering
American ports.

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Hat tip: Apple 2.0 blog by Fortune 

Previously:  Coming Soon: $200 Apple iPhone 3G

   

Source:
Mysterious Apple Product Arrives in North America. Could it be the iPhone?
Import Genius, May 23, 2008
http://www.importgenius.com/blog/iphone

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Coming Soon: $200 Apple iPhone 3G

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Web/Tech

The Air Car

Category: Energy, Technology, Venture Capital

New Gadget: iPod to iPod

Category: Digital Media, Music, Technology

Headline of the Day: Blockbuster Circuit City Merger

Category: Financial Press, Technology

Google: Search One Day Into The Future

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

I Succumbed to the Charms of 7.2MP !

I’m a gadget junkie. I mentioned last month I didn’t need a new camera. As much as I would like image stabilization and video recording capability,  as much as the price for this 7.2MP Digital Camera is ridiculous, I simply didn’t need it. Then my mom asked for a simple to use digital camera. I…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Technology

Why Can’t I Rip DVDs to My iPod?

Simpsons_movLegally, that is.

This is my annoyance of the moment: Why are DVDs a DRM-locked proprietary platform? When I purchase one, why can’t I use this on a convenient, portable device such as my iPod?

What a pain in the arse it is to rip a DVD: Frist, you need to use several products (MP4
Converter
, Handbrake, Ripper); 2nd, it takes forever. 3rd, and its illegal to do so.

What brought this about recently was The Simpson’s Movie — actually, more  of an extended 90 minute episode. I saw it with my nephews (with me snoozing thru parts of it).

However, going through the extras, I started listening to producer/writer commentary. Unbelievably entertaining stuff, like a terrific radio show with several very funny people cracking each other up. I would have liked to put on the iPod for the train, but no such luck.

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I can rip the basic movie, but not the special audio commentary. Anyone have a clue how to do that?

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Sources:

The Complete Guide to Converting DVDs to iPod Format
Jerrod Hofferth
iLounge, November 21, 2005
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/the-complete-guide-to-converting-dvds-to-ipod-format-mac/

Rip DVDs To Your Mac To View On AppleTV And iPod.
Alexis Kayhill
Mac360, Friday, April 13, 2007
http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/comments/rip_dvds_to_your_mac_to_view_on_appletv_and_ipod/

Category: Digital Media, Film, Technology, Television, Video

Money:Tech NYC Conference

Category: Investing, Technology

The Apple MacWorld Trade

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology, Trading