Friday, June 25, 2010

iOS 4? i SO unhappy

Recently updated my iPhone 3G to iOS 4. Slow. So slow. I feel like I'm underwater. Simple SMS takes forever. Even playing music has a noticeable delay. Bleugh.

All this for what? Folders, threaded emails, editable playlists, blah blah. All very nice, but jeez, if you're going to slow my phone down like this, Apple, give me that multi-tasking thing that's on the 3GS and 4G.

I've heard all's well with iPhone 3GS users, but regardless, Apple products are just supposed to work. You broke my phone, Apple people, WTF.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So that's how the Dyson Air Multiplier works...

I've been drooling over this amazing "electric fan" by Dyson. If it's your first time to see it, the Air Multiplier is a fan without blades -- and without the buffeting effect that comes with fans with blades. Amazing stuff. And it looks bloody gorgeous. I've always thought that electric fans are the ugliest appliances in any home.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Not another iPad review: Conclusion

Thought I'd just wrap up this iPad review with some sort of conclusion.

Is the iPad that "magical" device that Steve Jobs has been calling it? You betcha. It really is something. Reading Wired on it, or checking the news every morning on the iPad really feels like you stepped into the future. And its uses aren't limited to that. It will be different for everyone, I'm sure, but the device has a remarkable talent for finding a niche to occupy in your life and acting like it owns the place.

Third World Nerd's Wish List: Part One

Ok boys and girls, E3 is over and Apple's mid-year announcements are over, so we now have a clear idea of all the stuff we'll be wanting in the coming year. In case you've never heard of it, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is the Comic Con of the gaming world, and this year's E3 was full of drool-worthy announcements. I want this stuff bad...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Not another iPad review -- Part 2

And here's the second installment of my iPad review. If you missed the first part, click here to read about books, magazines and comics on the iPad. This part's all about surfing, games and work -- the last bastion of laptop computers.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Not another iPad review -- Part 1

Here it is, boys and girls: Third World Nerd takes on the iPad in a full review. It's not your usual iPad review though. By now, you've all seen the iPad, so I won't get into what it does or what it looks like. I'll jump straight into the good stuff: how does it fare with the things you want to do?