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LunchCast – Apple Event Announcements

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012


Today, Apple talks about its latest products

  • 13 countries with Apple Stores now

    iPod touch

    iPod touch

  • Larger iPod Touch
  • iPhone 5
  • Thinnest and Lightest iPhone 7.6 mm, 20% lighter
  • Retina display 326 ppi
  • 1136×640 resolution
  • 5 rows of icons
  • another row of apps
  • Ultra Fast Wireless
  • global LTE,HSPA+,EV-DO,EDGE, 802.11n
  • Real Racing 3
  • Time shifted multiplayer
  • Battery time – 8 hours, 225 hours standby
  • New camera –
  • 8mp
  • 3264×2448
  • backside illumination
  • Better low light performance
  • Smart filter
  • faster photo capture
  • 28 megapixels landscape image
  • take photos while recording video
  • Facetime HD camera, 3 microphones
  • voice recognition, noise cancleation,
  • 720p camera
  • Connector
  • 8 – signal pins – lightning
  • reversable, plugs in either way
  • Adapters are available for previous cables
  • IOS 6
  • New maps app
  • Works in landscape and portrait
  • Satellite imagery
  • iCloud Tabs – Share your tabs between your desktop to your phone
  • Flag messages
  • Passbook
  • Launch Apps by voice – Siri
  • Siri – Can you recommend a good movie in theaters?
  • Post – looking forward to dinner tonight
  • Find restraunts, make reservations
  • Respond to a phone call with text message
  • Black, or White iPhone
  • iPhone 5
  • $199 16gb
  • $299 32gb
  • $399 64gb
  • iPhone 4s 16gb 99
  • Pre-orders Friday the 14th, ships September 21st
  • iPod and iTunes news:
  • iTunes app – Carousel effects
  • Preview while browsing, improved search results, share on facebook and twitter
  • iPod Mini – nano, 2.5 inch display that is multitouch, seven colors
  • Bluetooth
  • pedometer
  • lightning connector
  • 30 hours of music playback
  • iPod Touch
  • Widescreen video
  • Retina display
  • A5 cpu
  • 6.1 mm thick
  • 88 grams
  • 4 inch display
  • 1080p HD recording
  • Video image stabilization
  • Face Detection
  • Backside illumination
  • 802.11 abgn
  • No 4g
  • AirPlay Mirroring
  • 5 colors
  • EarPods
  • Left and right
  • iPod Suffle 2g $49
  • iPod nano 16gb $149
  • iPod touch 16gb $199, 32gb $249
  • iPod touch 32gb $299, 64gb $399

LunchCast – Apples announcements

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
  • Ipad – PCU – Personal Computer Units
  • Great for Email, web surfing, e-reading, gaming
  • Current Apple stock price is $542 a share
  • Tweeting is great on the iPad
  • Redifining the category that Apple created
  • Photo does not show home button… Button is still there
  • Retina Display 2048×1536 resolution.  3.1 million pixels
  • 264 ppi, 10 inch screen, expected to be held at 15 inches away.
  • 44% better color saturation
  • A5x quad-core graphics designed for Retina display
  • iSight camera
  • 5-megapixel backside iluminated sensor, 5-element lense, ir filter and ISP built into the A5x chip
  • Auto-exposure, auto-focus and white balance, face detection
  • HD video recording 1080p, temporal noise reduction
  • Software stabilization
  • Voice dictation
  • New button on keyboard, its a microphone
  • 4g LTE
  • iPad 2 has 3.1mbps on EV-DO, 7.2 on HSPA
  • AT&T LTE
  • Verizon LTE
  • 3G world wide roaming coverage
  • iPad can also be a hotspot if the carrier supports it
  • Battery life: 10 hours, 9 hours on 4g!
  • 9.4mm thin, 1.4 lbs
  • $499 for 16gb wifi, $599, $699
  • $629,$729, $829
  • Available March 16th, pre-orders start today
  • namco demo – Flight simulator – Sky Gamblers – Launches later this month
  • Autodesk – Sketchbook Ink – Chris Cheung – Available April
  • EPIC games – Infinity Blade
  • iWork – $9.99 each, free upgrade if already owned
  • Garage Band now has Smart Strings, a Note editor
  • iMovie updated
  • iPhoto for iPad – edit and display of photos updated
  • New gestures, effects – Brushes, Photo Beaming, Photo Journals
  • App is able to support up to 19 megapixel photos
  • Geotags also have a weather icon to tell what the weather was like when the photo was taken
  • iPad 2 is now $399 for 16gb wifi only
  • The new iPad – Current name…
  • Apple Tv available March 16th $99
  • Apple Tv 1080p support
  • Itunes playlist from iCloud
  • Photos are pushed directly, from your phone automatically
  • Third party apps are easier to get to

LunchCast – Netflix Divides its services

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Are you a netflix user?
Netflix has seperated its streaming video service from the DVD service. In fact, another company has bought out the DVD section. You can no longer browse your DVD que from

LunchCast CES2011 Video Reviews

Monday, January 10th, 2011

What did CES bring to us this year?  Here are just a few reviews of what I was able to see at CES:

View my CES Videos on Youtube

  • Motorola
  • Nvidia – Tegra CPU for tablets and cell phones
  • Intel
  • Verizon 4g Phones and tablets
  • Windows Phone
  • 3D TV
  • Hollagram

LunchCast – Watch TV for free on the WEB

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Check out the website

Here is a screen shot of what I was able to do:filmonscreenshot

  • Watch Live Tv
  • Record Shows
  • Works with mobile devices
  • Easy to use

I installed the APP on my pc.  It gives you additional options that the web version doesn’t offer.  Full screen mode, what is live, TV guide.

This is the first software that I have seen that actually acts like a TV.  You click the channel and it plays what is live.

The screenshot shows both the web version and the APP running all at the same time.  Pretty cool.

Best part, it is free.  They do have yearly subscriptions for additional features.

LunchCast – Apple’s Announcements

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
  1. New iPod – HD 960×720 back camera, Vga Front Facing Camera – No flash, Retina Display, HD Video Recording, Game Center 8G $229, 32G $299, 64g $399
  2. IOS 4.1 for iPhone / Touch available next week
  3. iPad update 4.2 will be released this November
  4. iPod Nano and Shuffle
  5. iTunes 10
  6. Apple Tv $99 – HD movie and TV sho rentals, Netflix, Youtube, Itunes music, 802.11n Wifi

Apple Store Success – 120 million items

LunchCast – Hava, Myvulkano, Android Tablet

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
  • Hava / Monsoon is releasing the new Myvulkano DVR on August 10th $279 or $379
  • Android Tablet is available to be purchased at K-Mart only.
  • Starcraft is released today by Blizzard
  • Apple release’s new iMacs and battery solutions… Last up to 10 years?

LunchCast – HTML5 – Video Playback – Android Tablet with Flash

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Links are courtesy of John Harris

  1. Youtube – Use Google chrome to view this.  It will allow you to turn on HTML5
  2. Youtube moving to HTML5 – Big step
  3. Watch a video in HTML 5 – 1080p, 720p, and 480p.  Also gives slow motion control. Hidden in play button. You will notice that you are using html5 when the video loads, it will show the word HTML5.
  4. Programming in HTML5 – Google youtube video
  5. Google to open-source VP8 for HTML5
  6. Flexible OLED Screens
  7. Android tablet with Flash

LunchCast – Internet outage Wed May 5 – DNS SEC

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Will you be able to surf the internet on Wednesday May 5th?  Test your DNS server with this simple java script.  If the test comes back and shows you that EDNS or DNS SEC enabled if “NO”, you will most likely not be able to browse the internet.

You will need to choose a different DNS service such as

Note that DNS fails the test

Here are some screen shots showing the test



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