If you haven't been living under the proverbial rock, you probably already know the hype surrounding Apple's iPhone has built up quite a bit over the last few weeks. It seems like every news site has something to add to the iPhone fray, and certainly, as a technology site, you can get a lot of information here at CNET. Since today is the big launch for the iPhone, I might as well give all of you a couple more things to get excited about.… Read more
With all of the hoopla surrounding the iPhone, we have all forgotten about the most important development of today's release: a new way to activate a cell phone. You can have your iPhone. I'll take the home activation and enjoy it for much longer than you will enjoy your new phone.
For years, I have been buying new cell phones from Verizon Wireless. And in each of those years, I've been forced to waste the better part of a Saturday afternoon on activating the new phone I had been coveting for a few months.
Here's the … Read more
The iPhone is hardware for Webware. But there are way too many new iPhone "apps" (sites, really) for Webware.com. It'd be overwhelming, especially for those of us who aren't gonna stand in line to get a rev 1 version of this thing (although, frankly, I'm tempted).
So we've launched a new blog, the iPhone Approll. Check it out. Subscribe to the RSS feed. We'll cross-post the most interesting and innovative iPhone sites to Webware, but the Approll is where you'll find the full feed.
That's a photo of the TV trucks lined up along Fifth Avenue to catch the iPhone waiting line scene. Don't they have anything better to do? On that note, don't we have anything better to do? Guess not.
What do you do when your main competitor is about to unleash the most hyped gadget ever to the cell phone-toting masses? Give said gadget a mocking nickname in a memo to employees.
The Thursday letter to Verizon Wireless employees from Chief Operating Officer Jack Plating is delicately titled "iWhatever." In it, Plating acknowledges the incessant iPhone hype and assures employees that AT&T can't match Verizon's service, choice of phones and extras, like music.
"A day hasn't gone by over the past two weeks when someone hasn't asked me what our … Read more
Why be the 250th person standing in line at the Apple store on Fifth Avenue to get an iPhone when you could be the third person in line at the AT&T store on West 95th Street and Broadway in Manhattan? That's exactly what Scott Zegar, 29, asked himself.
"I went to the Apple store at 5:00 a.m. this morning," he said. "And there were like 500 people already in line (A more accurate count from our intrepid reporter, Caroline McCarthy, is more like 250 people.) So I came back uptown, slept for … Read more
Last night Mrs. Macalope made the horned one a happy polymorph. Over glasses of red wine, with the lights low, she whispered those words that every man (man/beast, whatever) longs to hear.
"You can buy an iPhone."
You should be so lucky, boys.
With under six hours to go, some people in line for the iPhone in New York are seeing if they could make a few bucks off the product hype by selling their places in line. As far as I can tell, there have not yet been any takers.
Considering the exorbitant amounts they're asking, you wonder if they're actually serious about it.
iLiner #12 (software consultant Scott Conley), however, has been in it for the long haul. In order to power his MacBook Pro, he brought a portable generator. He's able to tap into the Apple store'… Read more
It's a slow summer for Star Wars game fans. Star Wars: Force Unleashed is a very long way off, LucasArts hasn't even officially announced its inevitable lightsaber-oriented Wii game, and let's face it, there hasn't been a good X-Wing/TIE Fighter title since the late 90's (hint, hint, LucasArts). Not all is lost, though: a new Star Wars game just came out that lets you play with all the Star Destroyers, Nebulon B Frigates, and even the copious, not-nearly-as-memorable prequel ships as you want. Best of all, you don't need a game console or … Read more