Posts from the ‘cool gear’ Category

new 2015 macbook vs 11 inch macbook air – size comparison – no-air – retina air

surprisingly … they are almost identical in size: 11″ macbook air vs 2015 macbook (no-air?🙂 )
i doubt you’ll notice 0.76 width nor 0.22 depth (4cm “taller”) nor 0.35 lb “difference”  (height is actually 0.1 inch “less”🙂

new air vs old

while new macbook is sexy as hell …
apple giveth (what we don’t know we need) & taketh (what we do need):
namely USB (!@$), display, etc ports are replaced with … $$$ adapters & memory stick slot is gone as well😦
& of course is crazy expensive $1,299 vs $899 for old air (in all “fairness” 11″ w/ 256Gb of SSD & 8gb would be $1,199 …)
#oyVey #apple


instructions how to use Atmos groupon vaporizer kit video

Screen shot 2013-12-17 at 5.19.43 PMso you got your atmos groupon vaporizer deal … and are confused on how to use the dry herb attachment? (because instructions only have oil attachment🙂 )

no worries, you basically got atmos 510 bullet 2 go (top cartridge part)

how to use groupon vaporizer:

1) unscrew the mouth piece 2) insert herb 3) screw back

Screen shot 2013-12-17 at 5.00.55 PM

4) screw all back, press button & go. (press power 3 times to unlock 1st)

see video on how to use atmos groupon dry herb vaporizer below:

more info on how to clean, attachments, etc here

but wait! how do i use the oil cartridge attachment thingy? here you go:

iPhone 4S vs iPhone 5 tech specs graphic

here are the crucial and (some) omitted differences between new iPhone 5 and “old” iPhone 4S. graphic from the website

3 things that weren’t mentioned during latest apple keynote:

– 3 different models of the iPhone 5 vs 2 models of 4S (CDMA / world phone)
– no more support for 2G on iPhone 5? (not confirmed yet)
– nano-sim

– battery life only 10% better then 4S
more iPhone technical specifications:

iPhone 5 iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S what's changed iPhone 4S
Price (on contract) $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB
Processor Apple A6 Dual-core Apple A5
Memory 1GB (tbc) 512MB
Display 4-inch IPS 1,136 x 640 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640
Pixel Density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Primary camera 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture
Secondary camera “FaceTime HD” at 720p VGA at 30fps
Video recording 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
Cellular GSM / CDMA / LTE Hybrid GSM / CDMA “World Phone”
WiFi Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (tbc) Bluetooth 4.0
Orientation sensing Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
FaceTime WiFi and Cellular WiFi-only (iOS 5)
SIM standard nano-sim microSIM
Battery life Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on 3G
Up to 8 hours data on LTE
Up to 10 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 225 hours on standby
Up to 8 hours talk time on
Up to 14 hours talk time on 2G
Up to 6 hours data on 3G
Up to 9 hours data on WiFi
Up to 40 hours audio
Up to 10 hours video
Up to 200 hours on standby
Weight 112 grams / 3.9 oz 140 grams / 4.9 oz
Dimensions 123.8 x 7.6mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm
Colors Black / White Black / White

ps: here are all of the screenshots from apple’s website of 4S tech specs:

open idea email to Steve Jobs

let’s see if i receive a response from Steve on this one. although his vision is probably DVD-less, we most likely will be stuck with that technology for another decade.

Full text below:

Hi Steve, I’m an Apple fan for over 5 years: iPod, various macs, iPhone, iPad. I am especially enjoying the latest Apple TV / AirPlay technology. But I have an idea that completes your Air / wireless revolution:

To place a DVD-R drive on a time capsule. That way all members of that wifi network can have Airs, no need for external drive and only play / use / record DVDs when they need them, wirelessly via … time capsule. No more need to have an older mac, pc or plug-in external drive. Truly, wireless experience.

Of course to complete the picture, it would be cool for Apple TV, iPad to also be able to play DVDs from such time capsule device, wirelessly via AirPlay.

ps: one more request – please improve AirPlay / home sharing. Especially make AirPlay iTunes independent. Currently if a user forgets to turn iTunes app, content on that mac is not visible to Apple TV (also if an error message pops up on iTunes, Apple TV stops seeing content on that mac).

If you happen to like my idea, I’m a web project manager who’s looking for a job or … a lifetime supply of apple goodies would be greatly appreciated🙂


how to get an iPhone 3G

so i finally gave in to the apple marketing evil machine … and decided to buy iPhones 3g, but all 3g are sold out, wright?

well … not exactly – believe it or not, it is as simple as walking to any ATT store & … placing an order🙂. they’ll take your credit card, tell you it will take up to 3 weeks & 2 weeks later … you’ll get a notification in your email (mine is on delivery truck as of this morning as we speak, from MEMPHIS, TN strangely.  & I’ve placed an order on 8/22, so that’s 2 weeks sans 1 day). don’t bother checking your email daily for the status of your order, the “back-order” will go from 1 to 0 daily/hourly … and confuse the heck out of you.

if you’re more impatient than that … & are willing to stand in line – go to local apple store (for some “strange” reason, non of the local/ny, att stores have them in stock).
in new york, i’ve called all apple stores & had better luck with soho & 14 st locations – they always had them available, sometime only in white & sometimes “expected 2-3 hour wait” (mon-wed mornings are better). do NOT bother with 5th ave – 3h wait (in the morning) always guaranteed.
if you’re willing to drive – more remote att stores have them on mondays.

ps: ohh, yeah a guide on how to switch to iPhone from another provider coming soon – so far i found that you can: sync google calendar to iCalc, mac address book to either yahoo / google contacts

cool messenger laptop bags

so i’ve spent 2 days looking for cool laptop case. not the typical boring white collar breifcase type nor the bookbag.

i wanted something cool, something like a messenger would carry, but … i also wanted it to be vertical, so it would be easier to carry (especially that my new Dell D620 is considered to be a small 13′ ish in size.

found lots of bags … lots. but most of them where not cool or where too heavy.

here are the 4 finalists i came up with:

Ogio Tactic Laptop Backpack – $ 69 Case Logic XN Vertical Messenger Bag$63
Case Logic XN Vertical Messenger Bag
  • Super comfortable sling style backpack. Includes laptop compartment, cell phone pocket, CD / MP3 pocket, several organizer and utility pockets, and reflective trim.Laptop capacity: 11.75h x 12.35w x 2.25″d

    Dimensions: 15.5h x 12w x 5″d

    Volume: 1481

    Weight: 2.66lbs/1.2 kg

  • European styling with an urban influence
  • Clean, contemporary design with unique top stitching accents
  • Padded, felt-lined computer compartment holds most 15.4″ laptops (internal laptop dimensions 14″ x 12″ x 1.5″)
STM Bags 13″ Small Loft – $55 Tucano Fina Small – $44 (in local store)
STM Bags 13" Small Loft
Material: 1200D Textured Polyester
Size: 13.75″x 10.5″

x 3″

Fits laptops: 12.8″ x 9.8″ x 1.6″ Will my laptop fit?
Linear inches: 27.25″
Weight: 2 lbs , 3 oz
Capacity: 488 cu. in.
Warranty: Warranty
Exterior Dimensions: cm 32x25x4
in 12.59×9.84×1.57
Interior Dimensions:

cm 27x34x5
in 10.62×13.38×1.96

drums … it basically came down to STM & Tucano (thought it was called Stucano because of the misleading logo …). Even though Tucano was the lightest, it basically had 1 compartment & my D620 barelly fit.

So … I settled for hip looking STM – just the right fit, but with few extra compartments🙂

ps: a worthy note is …. this Microsoft Vertex messenger bag (MS does great non software products, doesn’t it? 🙂 ) but it was plain black😦


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