Thursday, July 24, 2008


Well after staying up until 1am last night chatting in Apple discussions, I decided a post on Macnoob was a necessity. Yes, I am a new editor on macnoob. Matt8chew, a former Mac Specialist at an Apple retail store and a current video editor. I own three macs and one iPhone 1G with 2.0 software.
I have been a .mac owner for exactly a year and thus I was transferred over to mobileME. I did renew a week or so before my membership expired which was before the .mac/mobileME changeover.
To say the ME changeover has been rocky is an understatement. In my 7 or 8 years as an apple user this is the worst. Though I must say my contacts are now syncing, calendar is great, and I don't use ME email... thank goodness.
Last night I stayed up until the wee hours of the night talking with people in apple discussions (one, two, three) because at about 10:30 we all ran into the problem that no one could publish their iWeb sites to mobileME. A pop up box appeared that asked us to sign up for mobile me or sign in. After 3 hours or so I just gave up, but some people were very dependent on mobileME for their business. I think at 6am people reported that they were able to publish and throughout today things are fine again.
But that leads me to comment on those who are without their mail and some now have been for 11 days. If I was without my gmail for 11 days, I would be lost. We are of the generation that doesn't make phone calls anymore, we email. Or as I heard yesterday, even email is for old people, now we text and twitter.
Anyway, my final thought goes like this.
Steve (Jobs), buddy, I suggest you fire whoever is in charge of mobileME after the rough times get settled. Someone didn't do their homework. This is not the standard I am used to with Apple, this is a Microsoft Vista type mistake. I know we want to be friends (PC/MAC) but they should learn how we do it not us learn from them.

Monday, July 14, 2008

As the dust settles.

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Well, it looks like that the iPhone has landed and the dust is just settling.  Many people waited in line for hours, some got in and out and were talking in minutes, and others got no iPhone at all.

I was really shocked with Apple about this.  This was supposed to be their big day, but man was it a cluster.

I'm not even going to talk about Mobile Me...

It wasn't really my plan to wait a few weeks for the 3G but I'm glad that I am.  I would have been up early hoping to get one and make it to work, and I might have just made it too.  A coworker got one and he had no activation problems while another coworker (though half the country away) got one and couldn't activate till 7 or 8 hours later.

Apple?  Did you not prepare for this?  

I didn't check to see the main reasons of the failure but was it a server issue in where they just got overloaded?  Surely they would have seen that coming.  Was it something bigger?

Why was Mobile Me acting so strange?  Working then not working then working again...

Not cool.

After reading reviews on Gizmodo and other gadget sites, I learned a lot about the 3G.  Their review was very helpful in letting me decide how long I should wait till I get one.

I'm just super excited that when I go to get one, I won't have to wait in line all day!

Although, I went to the mall yesterday just to play with one and there was a 20-30 person line just to get in.  Maybe it's still too early...

Friday, July 11, 2008

iPhone what?

I found this on MacRumors as someone's forum signature. This doesn't make sense (though I know what he's trying to say).

Last time I checked, there's no such thing as an iPhone 2G Nice try, but fail.

You obviously don't know what 3G is and/or means.

I don't even think I have to say anything.

What is today?  You know what today is.  Cmon, act right.

Why is today not a good day?  I'm not in line.  I'm not going to be in line.  I'm not getting one.  Though it's not for lack of wanting.

Oh, before I forget, for those of you with the new iPhone, check out this link for some cool free apps.  They look really useful too.

iPhone 3G Unboxing from theappleofmyi on Vimeo.

I thought I'd throw in an unboxing for those of you who won't get to do one yourself!

My first thought about the iPhone 3G, when it was official, was that I didn't know what I thought about it being black or white plastic.

Apple just worked to redesign the iMac from white plastic to metal and glass.  Oh, and before that, the iPods were only white, then were white and black, now are silver and black.  


Yeah.  They kind of back pedaled on this one.


I think I know why.  If you know anything about the iPhone, the first gen and the second gen are very different in price.

My guess is that the only way Apple could lower the price so much was to use less expensive material.  See, I didn't say cheap.

Oh well, maybe I'm just looking to far into it.

I hope I get one, but who knows... I'm also in a contest to win one and hopefully i'll know by today, but I'll update you when I find out.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008