Monday, April 7, 2008

MacBook Air

 

 MacBook Air, clean clean, sparkling sparkling, shiny shiny, speedy speedy useful useful, wi-fi wi-fi , camera camera , scroll click scroll click , rocking podcast rocking podcast, make your  own website, MacBook Air MacBook Air.

 

DrawBook

Picture 4.png"CCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL"!!!!!!!!!!I said, as I raced to open my new bamboo tablet. It was the new programming edition with a light up (and down) control panel. At first I wondered who gave it to me. Then I remembered the bet I had made with me dad back at the Digi Life... The bet was that if I got my MacBook (which I did) and was good from then in till Christmas he would buy me the bamboo tablet.When my dad got up at 2:47 pm, I thanked him and asked him what application I was going to use to draw with my new tablet. He told me and then loaded these applications on to my computer: Art range, Photoshop, and Sketchbook. Sketchbook and Art rage allows you use your tablet to draw what ever you want on your computer. Photoshop lets you edit drawings and pictures you have made or downloaded from the internet.With my tablet I have made the logo for my blog. I have designed cars and motorcycles. The possibilities are endless the only perimeter is your imagination and that really is not that much of a perimeter. I still use my bamboo tablet to this day and I enjoy using it.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

NEW URL

Dear readers,

please come to my new url at prototypegeek.wordpress.com.

thank you

Thursday, January 10, 2008

open source cell phoes

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Look at your phone, is there something you want it to have?

If the answer is yes, then you might want to have a look at open source cell phones. With these little critters you can have everything from a touch screen to a media player and 3G to custom apps. Best of all, you can have two different connections like GSM for voice and 3G for data.

One of the biggest problems of open source cell phones is the cost. That is because they are actually tiny computers. These are also very time consuming to make by yourself. However you can buy a kit which will help you save time and includes the radio. Although the only kit I know of is $350-$400, it’s still cheaper than a home made phone. Finally, with a $300 activation fee, the total cost is around $700.

Thank you for tuning in to Geek Notion. If you have a suggestion for a new post idea please leave it in the comments field.

P.S readers
For more about open source cell phones go to http://tinyurl.com/365r7d.
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Dante

Sunday, December 2, 2007

WOW

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Yesterday I got the 2.2 GHZ MacBook. Let me tell you they can get pretty fast if you max it out with 4GB of RAM. I couldn’t believe that it only gets 3 hours and 36 minutes of battery life, since mine seemed to last forever. I think if you can get one, it’s an amazing laptop for any age. There are some draw backs. For one, there is no back-lit keyboard. Also there are some things that you do not need on its hard drive, like the iWork demo.

Now if you are getting this for a kid, there are a few things you might want to know about. One is Comic Life that allows kids to make comics and email them to their friends. Next, parental controls is a built-in app that has the ability to keep kids off bad web sites and most importantly keep them safe. Also, for all the gamers, you can get any of the new EA games like Harry Potter (for more, go to the Apple online store). Last but not least, there are also downloadable games like Marble Blast Gold or MacPool (you can get these at Apple.com/downloads).

I think that for what you get preloaded and with how much you can expand it, the MacBook has a greater value than any other PC. Still if you think that a PC is better for you, here is something interesting (if you have been hiding under a rock) you can run Windows on a Mac. All you need is a full installation disc of Windows to run the best (and the worst) of both OSes.

I hope that this has been a helpful review. If you want to give a suggestion for any other post you can just leave it as a comment and I will see what I can do about it.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Quick Look at Mail





The Mail app in Leopard is Apple's stab at Entourage. For the time being, they have done a good job. With the new Mail app , there are some big changes that make it easier to use for every day life. Now, all you have to do is put in your your email address, full name and password.

Then, in a matter of minutes you are looking at extremely sharp attached photos and scrolling down RSS feeds with your Mac. Even better you can create notes right in mail, which are sent to your inbox right away. If you have something that you really need to do you can make it a to-do. One thing that is very nice is the amazing libary of templates. For everything that you send there is most likely a template for you.

It works with Yahoo plus, Google mail (Gmail), .Mac and others.So there you have a quick look at Mail, no stamps any more.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

INSIDE MARVEL

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Last week I saw the place where they make the comics that almost everyone knows as Marvel. What amazed me was that they used so many people to make one comic book. First they have people who think of ideas. Then artists (using Macs) and writers (using PCs) have to put in the meat of the book. Next they have to edit the text. Finally, they have to publish and market the comic book . But still they make it look so easy to make a comic.

Now, onto the fun stuff, like the Marvel life-size Spiderman (that you see above). There is also an 8 foot long fish tank. You might find it weird that they have a "duress button" at a conference room that calls everyone to that spot.

Our hostess at Marvel is an editor of comic books. She showed us a huge poster of the entire Marvel family where people stick post-it notes on characters like "I'm dead but I came back to die again" or "I'm still dead". She also told us how editors at Marvel will work with anyone who has a good story and turn it into a comic.

All and all, it was a fun day (I got a PowerPack book signed by the editor) and also a weird one (because of the duress button).

P.S. Abuela thank you for teaching me to love Marvel.