Showing posts from June, 2010

iPhone 4 and bars...

So I ventured to AT&T to see the iPhone4 today. Had to touch one. Looking forward to having one this next week. Yes, something tells me that baby is arriving here to my hot little hands :) Now there's all this talk and video footage of bars being lost on the phone. Notice the upper left corner of the phone...all bars in place. My hand wrapped around the phone covering the antenna exactly where it's not supposed to be according to all those shooting video and for 10 minutes I kept it just like that. Those bars did not budge a centimeter. Nothing. No lost bars, no discoloration on the screen, nothing but WOW sharp text, great speed opening apps, and clear as a whistle video shooting when using the camera. Impressed? OH YEAH! You will be too when you focus on having one and bring it into your life. Get out there, touch one, feel it (it actually feels really nice in the hand), and it did not get warm either during that time period. Not sure what all the hoopla is about, but …

iOS4 add apps to folder within iTunes

I was wondering about this today and was thinking if I was an app and needed to get into a folder how would I go about doing it in iTunes. Well, here's the answer. It's easy! First off while in iTunes, simply click the app tab when you have your iphone plugged in (this should work for the iPod as well). You'll see your list of apps show up and you can choose which ones you want to synch by simply checking the box next to them and then pressing apply and allowing the apps to synch. Now, what I did in this window was create a folder by dragging a web page shortcut for googlevoice and the settings icon on top of each other and created a folder. I left the default name of utilities.Next what I want to do is add AIR SHARING to that same folder, but without having to drag it from Screen 2 into the folder which is this case is in Screen 1 with the calendar, nike and a couple of other apps. Well, I don't have to drag anything! In the screen below you'll see I highlighted…

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iOS4 update day

Okay folks as one of the first ones in the world to get this downloaded and online, let me share some experiences: a. I never saw this screen as around 30 seconds after the update went live I was downloading and installing it.One thing that's key is to make sure you have the latest version of itunes installed as called out in this picture under STEP 1
DOWNLOAD ITUNES!Next up, I did experience a couple of gotcha's that I want to share: 1. if you're using a bluetooth device, open up Settings >General > Bluetooth and REMOVE the device, then reconnect it. I went to answer a call after using the phone for a bit and my bluetooth shut off as I picked up the call, and it locked my screen. I had to hold the sleep/wake button and the home button until the phone restarted. Other than that...NO PROBLEMS! 2. Depending on how much memory you have in your phone 16gb or 32gb you may experience some slowness when you have a lot of apps open. This is not a problem, this is the phon…

It's TIME!!! iOS4 is HERE!!!!



We know eventually this will change to something more informative...will it be in the next few minutes? You'll see!! and so will WEPosted via email from DocMurdock - Technology Tidbits

Rick Sanchez asked...

Yes, I saw this video: An interesting example for the Seattle PD to show at their meetings of how not to handle a situation. The "officer" in this, actually looked like a trainee was outnumbered by the people milling around shooting things with their cellphones, his gun could have been taken and he could easily have been killed by any one of them. Where was his backup? Why was this gal being 'detained'? Why was he not properly trained in subduing a subject? Obviously he was toying with her as he should have had a handcuff on her at some point and then he'd not have to deal with the other person who got involved. The gal in pink who got into this...bad move on her part. She was interfering with a Police officer in the performance of their duty. Was he right to hit her? No, not based on that video. However, he thought it appears that she was trying to separate him and his subject of interest and that's why he lashed out. Adrenaline does that. No excuse f…

AT&T Where's the iPhone4???

COME ON PEOPLE GET REAL! Apple gives you exclusive access to the best looking piece of hardware on the planet and you put a BLACKBERRY on your site? HELLO MCFLY!!!! The iPhone4 is no where to be found in the business site. If I was Steve Jobs I'd be ringing some necks over there. I mean let's get real. Maybe Apple should move things to Verizon or some other network. Hell the business customers can't even pre order the phone when they get someone on the phone - "Oh no Mr. Murdock you have to pre-order through the website" GIVE ME A BREAK! Not SERVICE for your business customers. This is called BEND OVER WE'LL DRIVE. Apple should NOT be impressed. Definitely not DocMurdock Approved. And locking business customers out of purchasing through the retail site...OUCH. Where's the service?Posted via email from DocMurdock - Technology Tidbits

AT&T & Business "Service"

As a business customer, am sad to say I got more respect as a Retail Client from AT&T. That's a pretty sad reflection on AT&T.Business customers are the last to hear about new product announcements, the last to have access to preorder things like the iPhone4and are made to wait an inordinate amount of time on the phone to get service.Here's the AT&T business site right now in the midst of the pre-ordering of the iPhone4.So who is responsible for not allocating enough computing resources to handle the load of incoming requests? Or did you simply forget to put the thing up in time for people to order?Pretty sad showing AT&T, especially to us Small Businesses that you so desire to court and keep happy.How about:a. NOT OUTSOURCING SUPPORT TO INDIA anymore for your USA business customers. Allow them to take care of those outside the borders.b. Prepare and test your websites so that you can activate them on timec. Give your Small Business Customers some credit or som…

Things that steam my broccoli

Okay so that's one way of saying 'peeve me', and since we do have some young readers from time to time, trying to be a bit more sensitive.When I read this story below on TUAW, I got irked. If you follow my stream on twitter you'll understand that when I believe something or someone is wrong or being wronged I will speak up and say something. Have never been one to hold my opinion and never will change that. (the above image is a screenshot of the TUAW article which I shared with Apple Computer today. Thank TUAW. Hope you don't mind my using this, but the credit for the story is all yours). The NYTIMES is wrong in asking for this. Violates our terms...if you put out a publicly available RSS feed and someone offers the ability for that feed to be read in their reader and you don't like it...PULL YOUR FEED. There are a ton of feeds that can be added in Pulse. This app was written by some guys at Stanford and they did a really great job at doing it. No reason to have …


All photos were taken by the folks at and all credit for the images goes to them. Writing is mine.Familiar theme for these presentations. One great Apple ;)Smiling Steve, well that's a good sign. That would change a little later due to some networking issues. Not sure
who provides the wifi service in that hall, but am sure he's put their backside through a ringer for it not being
able to support all the connections that they had there.Okay, so the iPad is a chick-magnet :) Too funny. I can personally attest that this thing does draw a crowd. Whenever I have mine with me at Starbucks there's at least 1-2 demos I end up giving. I always keep my iphone nearby as people want to see
it in comparison. Fun to share and then to see that "I HAVE TO HAVE ONE" look on the faces.Other "platforms" say that they're the best to develop for, but time and time again Apple shows that the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch/Macintosh are the platforms to be developing for…