Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

Apple TV vs. Google TV… FIGHT!!

October 26th, 2010 No comments

First of all, I’ve yet to purchase either of these, however let’s just look at features & details, shall we?

Yes, Apple TV displays at 720p however your shiny new HDTV clearly reads on the box 1080p… so it must suck, yes? Dumbass, 1080p is Blu Ray movies. That “HD” Discovery Channel feature you saw on sperm whales last week was also broadcast in 720p… it’s still hi def, hello! Bandwidth for 1080p is massive and not just yet widely available, so 720p is just fine to display on your amazing plasma display. Besides, I’m talking movies and music. Who does it better than Apple with iTunes and organizing entertainment
media, eh?

Alright yes, I’m a fanboi but let’s look closer… do you already own a PC in your home already? Do you already have a DVR? Why in the hell do you need essentially yet another “media center” to manage recorded programs and surf online videos like YouTube, Hulu, etc.? Listen, we both have Netflix (if you don’t, meh) and odds are you’re a geek like me, you’ve got gobs of video and audio files already, however watching pr0n, err, that educational DVD you legally own and ripped for your own archiving and personal backup (pfft…) sucks to view on a 15″ screen without squinting like an Asian man outside on a bright sunny day, why not proudly display that shit on your whopping 50″+ HDTV instead?

Google TV is for the layman. Read: dumbass. Sure, they both have the same capabilities with streaming media, however Google TV will have apps (Android Market) when all you really need or want is to watch your media when you want it; now. I don’t need yet another frigg’n computer to manage what’s on or even what to watch; I have my own collection plus whatever I can stream from Netflix. Google TV boasts a Chrome browser in addition to connecting your external Blu Ray player, internet media, DVR, whatever. Basically, another thing to connect to this guy to connect to that guy to connect to the other guy… why for, Jackson? You really need yet another web browsing appliance, SRSLY?

Google TV is cool for those guys trying to act likely they’re hip by flipping through Electronics Today magazine, but I’ll pass while I continue to swig on the Apple juice, straight from Cupertino concentrate for only $99.

iPhone 4, Finally Mine.

June 24th, 2010 No comments

Yes, the iPhone 4 launched today. You no doubt knew that. You saw if not heard of huge lines for those waiting for one. This, folks, is the unicorn of wireless phones as many people walked away disappointed, however check craigslist or eBay… at $1,300 USD or more for one.

So you all know I pre-ordered mine over a week ago with Best Buy. I usually have bought most of all my phones with AT&T stores, however I just knew they would sell out quickly so I figured I may as well get Reward Zone points for getting one from Best Buy. Got the call 2 days ago confirming my appointment this morning for pick-up only to face another line when I arrived. Granted, it wasn’t all THAT bad, however the department manager told me he was sorry for the delay however one employee called in sick. They really were understaffed but all in all, I only waited like 20 – 25 minutes before getting my ball rolling.

In case you didn’t know, I’m coming from an iPhone 3G so stepping into the iPhone 4 was like driving on the autobahn when I’m used to the 405 at rush hour… another world. It’s so much snappier, quicker, more responsive. Apps fly through my finger manipulations. Closing one to the next is a breeze. Multi-tasking is a god send! The screen is so vibrant, crisp, and unbelievably razor sharp. All this processing power didn’t come at the highest cost of battery life being shortened. Having iOS4 on my 3G was sluggish, tedious, frustrating. This, my friends, is what we asked and wanted in our wireless handsets.

Granted, I have yet to take a picture or record a video, yet to have a FaceTime call, or much of the other features. I’ll get to them, trust me, but this is a phone and I do use it for work as well as play to keep in touch with friends, family, and you on Facebook, Twitter, etc. first.

This is a thinner handset than previous yet heavier. It just feels like a well crafted piece of machinery in your hand. The speakers are livelier and a touch louder (as compared to the 3G). The home button has a solid feel when you depress it with a certain “snap”. The screen’s responsiveness to touch seems to have improved some as well.

I got the 16GB model being that I won’t be holding more than a thousand or so songs, but I like podcasts and apps so it would be a waste for me to get a 32GB. In closing, whether you choose a black or white model, 16GB or 32GB, this is truly a marvelous communication device and is as close to what something like George Jetson and his family would have had in our time instead of theirs.