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Little Men with Big Erasers: Iterations and Copies

March 2, 2015

An Original iPhone

Little men with big erasers1 are saying that iPhone 6 design resembles anything but the original iPhone.

Shameless” is not just the title of some TV Shows in the UK and the US; it is also the word many people use to describe Samsung’s Galaxy S6 phones (via Daring Fireball). Some also described it as “the lovechild of an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 6” (via The Verge).

Then there’s the “<insert name here> Pay”, just like Apple Pay (stylized as Pay).
Truly shameless.

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  1. The line was inspired by a line in “Hook In Mouth” lyrics, by Megadeth

Leonard Nimoy

February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015 TwitLonger

Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” franchise, died on Friday, February 27, 2015.

One of my earliest memories was watching Star Trek: The Original Series on reruns. Mr. Spock was one of the most memorable characters I’ve ever remembered.

House of Cards, Season 3

February 27, 2015

House of Cards Season 3

The clock strikes midnight, February 27, 2015 and House of Cards Season 3 officially goes live on Netflix.

You know what, I’m going to bed… and watch e few episodes tonight.

FCC Voted for Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015

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From EFF.org:

Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren’t necessary for net neutrality rules. This reclassification gives the FCC the authority to enact (and enforce) narrow, clear rules which will help keep the Internet the open platform it is today.

Three out of five FCC Commissioners voted for “Net Neutrality”. Historic moment, but there are still a long way to go.

Save the Date: March 9, 2015 Apple Special Event “Spring Forward”

February 26, 2015

Apple March 2015 Spring Forward

Apple has sent invitations to March 9, 2015 Special Event aptly titled “Spring Forward” at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The event will be streamed live at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2015.

Ignore any rumors about iPad and MacBook Air, this event is primarily about Apple Watch. A few developers will be demoing their Apple Watch App on stage.

MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues

February 19, 2015

2011 MacBook Pro Video Issue

Apple has just announced MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Apple has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. These MacBook Pro systems were sold between February 2011 and December 2013.

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair affected MacBook Pro systems, free of charge. See below for details on affected models and service options.

As of February 20, 2015, the repair process will be available in the U.S. and Canada. In other countries, it will be available as of February 27, 2015.

I have encountered numerous 2011 MacBook Pro with the video issues. Two of them were repaired out-of-warranty in the past 3 months. I spoke to an AppleCare representative and was informed that Apple will reimburse the repair costs.

Affected Models

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Early 2013)

My personal MacBook Pros are 2010 and 2014 models which do not have the video issues.

WordPress 4.1.1

February 18, 2015

WordPress 4.1.1

WordPress 4.1.1 is out now.

If you’re running your own WordPress site, you know what to do.