Archives for June 2012

LG shelves new tablet development



As another new tablet “surfaces” trying to make its mark in the tablet market and attempts to compete against the mighty iPad, another is looking at doing the opposite. LG has decided it was time to put things on the shelf – at least for now.  Ken Hong, a spokesman for LG, told Bloomberg that they would be putting the development of all new tablets “on the back burner”, for the time being.

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New Bento 4 for iPad stands alone

bento4_for_ipad_logo_wchickletBento is a personal database application and often considered a baby brother to the legendary Filemaker Pro. But unlike the first version or even its big brother, the new Bento 4 for iPad, by FileMaker (they skipped 2 & 3) has been completely redesigned from the ground up. It now allows you to quickly and easily create your own little personal productivity apps right on the iPad, without the need to be tethered to your Mac.


Apple I auctioned at Sotheby’s for a record $374,500

Apple 1 Computer board

 If your basement is like mine, cluttered with computers, parts and accessories you might want to look and see if perhaps you have a motherboard labeled, “Apple Computer 1”. If you do, you could just be sitting on a very valuable piece of history.


Greg’s Comedy Clip Circa 2009

A short Clip of Greg’s Humorous Presentation for Toastmasters at the Comedy Cave in Calgary, AB. Jan 17, 2009

Apple’s WWDC 2012 kicks off in San Francisco

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference kicked off today at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, where CEO Tim Cook delivered the opening keynote address.  As usual when it comes to Apple,  things are almost never pre-annouced so rumours were running rampant. One thing is for sure: we’re in-store for one great opening as there are telltale signs of  some new product rollouts as Apple’s online store  is hanging a sign on the front page saying, ”We’ll be back”.

New MacBook Air models feature new Ivy Bridge processors, up to 2GHz dual-core i7, up to 8GB Ram and 60% faster graphics. You’ll be able to have up to 512GB flash storage. Overall up to 2x faster than the current  models.  The new MacBook Air will also have 2 USB 3.0 ports for faster transfer as well as a 720p HD FaceTime camera and up to 5 hours of battery life.  READ FULL ARTICLE AT TROY MEDIA

Help dear Dad deck out his new iPad


Father’s Day is just around the corner and right now is a great time to help Dad deck out his new iPad. If he doesn’t have one yet, or still has the original model there’s still time to get him one – and here are a few little extras that will go along nicely with it.

Apple WWDC 2012 new hardware announcements


wwdc2012An Apple event is always an event and you never really know for sure what’s in store and the opening keynote for  WWDC 2012, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 was no exception. With Apple’s online store temporarily unavailable we knew something new was afoot.

The crowd was welcomed by Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant with her utter charm, wit and an attempted sense of humour.

“I’m waiting for the new Samsung,” she said. “No, not the phone, the refrigerator. Hubba hubba.”



LinkedIn confirms stolen account passwords


If you haven’t changed your LinkedIn password recently, now you might just have to. Reports had surfaced earlier that a file containing 6.5 million encrypted passwords have been leaked and posted on a Russian hacker site, might be from LinkedIn accounts and many of those have already been cracked. As it turns out, they were.


Gadget Guy on CTV NewsChannel Tech Talk with Todd

Greg talks with Todd on CTV New Channel Tech talk with Todd along with Elias Makos.   Topics include  LInkedIn Password Hacking, E3 Expo, Twitter LIcensing Data & Facebook looking at targeting those under 13.  WATCH HERE


WoodTones Earbuds made from wood – really!

Griffin_WoodTonesGadgets and accessories are being made from all kinds of natural and man-made materials but these days the last thing you would expect them to be made from, especially a pair of earbuds, is wood. Surprise! Griffin Technology has just unveiled eco-friendly WoodTones earbuds that are made from reclaimed wood leftover from manufacturing processes that would otherwise end up being burned or dumped in a landfill.