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Bought a Doxie Scanner -  Really Like It

As part of my ongoing move to a ‘ paperless’ office, I purchased a Doxie scanner. It’s small, easy to use and does exactly what I need – scan to an app or the cloud. The key benefit of this scanner is that I can scan into any app that accepts images or documents. Most

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iOS 4.0.1 Fixes iPhone 3G Performance Problems Somewhat

Since upgrading to iOS 4 a couple months back my iPhone 3G has ran as slow as molasses. So frustratingly slow that I have been considering replacing it with an Android (though Android handset choices in Canada are few). Today iOS 4.0.1 was released. As you can see below it purports to include iPhone 3G

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New iPhone 3G S Announced – Available June 19

$199 for 16 GB in U.S. – $299 for 32GB version (on contract of course) pricing only available to new AT&T customers $700 Upgrade fee for current AT&T iPhone users [June 10 Update: Rogers has announced that Canadian pricing will be the same as U.S. pricing – in Cdn $. So, $199 and $299 Cdn

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How to Listen to Video Podcasts with the iPhone Display Turned Off

While listening to audio-only podcasts, iPhone users can press the ‘Sleep/Wake’ button to turn off the display, yet still continue listening to the podcast. iPhone users can also click the iPhone’s ‘Start’ button when listening to audio podcasts, use other iPhone apps, and continue listening to the podcast uninterrupted. Not so with video podcasts. Clicking

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The Ultimate Gadget Recharging Cabinet

Awhile back I watched this Cali Lewis Geekbrief podcast (episode 108) where she created a gadget recharging cabinet from a shoe organizer cabinet. It was OK but I didn’t love it. Marc Spagnuolo (pictured in the third image below) was recently a guest on Leo Laporte’s TwitLive webcast. He was inspired by Leo to create

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iPhone’s iPod Touch Features NOT Bricked with SIM Removed

Back when I was doing my Rogers iPhone research, see here, I asked numerous representatives from Rogers (both on the phone and at the Rogers store) whether I would be able to use my iPhone as an iPod Touch-like device if/when I cancelled my iPhone service. The uniform answer was no! – that the iPhone

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Best Demos at Techcrunch50

I just listened to the TWiT podcast 161 were Jason Calicanis described two of the most interesting demos shown at the recent TechCrunch50 conference – tonchidot and swype.  I also briefly mention the contest winner – yammer. Tochidot: This demo, by Japanese “tonchidot”, got the best audience response at the recent Techcrunch50 show. Watch the

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iPhone Firmware 2.1 Promises

I’m updating my 3G iPhone Software as I type this.  The installation screen above is promising the following improvements. I for one am looking forward to the “significantly improved battery life” – my only real issue with the iPhone 3G hardware. iPhone 2.1 Software Update iPhone version 2.1 contains many bug fixes and improvements, including

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I Purchased the 16 Gig Rogers 3G iPhone

On Wednesday August 13, I purchased a 16 Gig 3G Rogers iPhone. Please see my “Rogers Canadian iPhone Plans – The Fine Print” post for the details on: (i) the actual (vs. advertised) hardware pricing; (ii) Rogers’ 30 day Buyers Remorse option; (iii) the applicable $125 to $500 Early Cancellation Fees (ECF); (iv) bricking on

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3G iPhone Reviews Rolling In

  3G iPhone Hardware Reviews: Walt  Mossberg (Wall St Journal) David Pogue (NY Times) Ed Baig (USA Today) *Engadget (including terrific demo video) Sydney Morning Herald CTV.ca infoSync Times Online (UK) iPhone 2.0 Software iPhone 2.0 Software Review (Gizmodo) Software Update Gives New Life to the first iPHone (CNET’s crave) Apps and App Store (Apple’s

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$35 Rogers iPhone Unlimited Rate Plan Leaked - Rumoured

[June 28, 2008 Update: Rogers announced its actual rate plans on June 27. Click here for the details. I’m leaving this rumour post as it was for posterity.] This post on the ehMac.ca forum purports to have the details on Rogers/Fido rate plans for the 3G iPhone set for release on July 11. This was

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3G iPhone, Yes But...

In episode 147 of This Week in Tech, Leo highlights a few of the ‘yes, but… ‘ shortcomings of the latest 3G iPhone offering. Limited 3G Availability: AT&T’s 3G HSDPA is only available in limited U.S. geographical areas (I don’t know how widespread Rogers 3G Network is)> Higher Dataplan Rates: The unlimited data plan price

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3G iPhone Coming to Canada July 11 - $199 - $299

  June 9, 2008 WWDC 2008 Keynote Announcing 3G iPhone New 3G iPhone: “Twice the speed, half the price” – Details on U.S. Apple Website here (Canadian details here) Launching on July 11: in Canada (on Rogers and Fido networks) and 23 other new countries   3G Speeds Approaching wifi Speeds: U.S. details here (Canadian details