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- No one polled will spend more than $700 on the device.
- 44 percent said they would not buy it if it was tied to a monthly data plan.
- 39 percent said they needed 3G connectivity to make them buy the device.
- iPhone owners expressed a preference for running iPhone apps over Mac apps by a 3:2 margin.
- 75 percent said they needed at least six hours of battery life.
- 38 percent of women need an eBook store, compared to 25 percent of men.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The PSP Go has downloadable games only, which forces you to keep your old system to play your library of Universal Media Disc games for the old PSP.
I like the PSP 3000 over the DS options because of better graphics and a more realistic gaming experience. There are more adult-friendly titles available, plus a built-in microphone, WiFi and integrated Skype service. The new anti-glare screen thankfully allows you to play outdoors and still be able to see the action.
But while the DS and PSP are great handheld systems, I've got to crown a surprising entry as serious contenders to the throne: Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone.
Yes, you've got to download games, but the games are relatively cheap. Madden football, for example, is $6.99 instead of $19.99 or $39.99 like you'd sometimes find for traditional handhelds.
You can download multiple free titles for the iPod Touch that aren't bad, including trial versions of games. And while Sony's new download game system is good, it cannot yet match the selection at the App Store.
A lot of people already have iPods and iPhones and don't have to pay for new hardware, and being able to have one device do the job of several gives youngsters (and the young at heart) one less thing to worry about losing.
I hadn't really thought about the iPod and iPhone as serious contenders to the big two until my mother bought my son an iPod Touch for Christmas.
My son has the Sony and Nintendo systems, but enjoyed taking his $25 gift card to the iTunes store and buying multiple games and downloading about 4 gigabytes of free ones.
I thought the newness might wear off and he'd go back to Mario on DSi, but he's always on his iPod Touch, checking the weather, getting sports score updates, listening to music, searching the App Store for free games -- or begging Dad for another gift card.
The full-color screen on the Touch and iPhone presents games at least as well as the other two, though the touchscreen controls take a little while to get used to. But during times when money is tight, buying one device that can do a lot of things well might be better than buying another that is only truly good at one thing.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
AT&T Wireless customers can get exclusive mobile access to video clips of the most outrageous "American Idol" audition moments by texting "YES" to "8008." That will you a link to the webpage containing the clips.
Customers must have unlimited data plans to view the clips.
New clips will be posted each Wednesday and Thursday during the first four weeks of this season's competition, which kicks off tonight.
-- If you're seriously into all things Idol, you can play the American Idol Trivia game if you're an AT&T customer and text "PLAY" to "5005".
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Apparently, Microsoft has put a power mode in its new Windows 7 OS. Using it allows you quick access to all kind of customizable and maintenance features in one place.
Just create a new folder name it something and enter a simple cut-and-paste code. Click here for more info