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AMD at Computex 2008

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 2-Jun-2008 15:31

I have some information about AMD's participation at the Computex 2008 in Taiwan and I am listing this here if you want to follow their announcements:

- A live broadcast 4th June 12:30am ET (check your timezone). The broadcast will be archived on the same page if you want to watch it later. Or you can watch it here (javascipt required):
- Pat Moorhead's blog.

- AMD Unprocessed Twitter feed.

- AMD Unprocessed Facebook page.

- AMD Unprocessed Flickr page.

- Short video clips with AMD and partner-related technoologies.



Apple Store bans teenagers for life (or not)

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 1-Jun-2008 08:22

There are some reports of teenargers being removed from an Apple Store in Palo Alto and banned (or not depending on who you ask) from entering Apple Stores. They were caught trying to "jailbreak" the iPhone demo models.

The best story is Fake Steve Job's report on how those two "frigtards" were removed from the store - "frigtard" being a word Fake Steve Job uses a lot, instead of the heavier - sometimes more deserved - and not safe for work version.

From th Mercury News: "Earlier this week, the four teenagers said they were depressed about not being able to visit their favorite store again."

This reminds me of the local Telecom New Zealand store. Other day I was there waiting in line to get something done with my account (oh yes, porting out of Vodafone New Zealand to Telecom New Zealand) and noticed a PC available for customers to use.

Customers? Next thing I noticed is a bunch of schoolgirls getting up from a table in the food court nearby  - after getting their tummies full of delicious McDonald's burgers and fries and milkshakes and apple pies and soda - and just because they have nothing better to do they walk in droves to the store and start using the PC to check their Bebo pages, MySpace and whatever else they use these days.

And not a single one of them could even bother to say thank you to the people in store after they moved again, like a cloud, to the next stop.

"Please" and "Thank you" were dearly missed.



Ilium Software: eleven years

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 30-May-2008 11:30

I started using handheld devices when US Robotics created the Pilot organiser - the one that later turned into Palm Pilot, and so on.

The first software I ever bought for my handheld was Ilium eWallet - it stores information cards in a secure file, synchronises with a desktop, and more. And even after I moved to Windows Mobile years later, this is still the first software I install on any new handheld I get - Pocket PC or Smartphone.

Ilium is now celebrating its 11th anniversary with a week of promotions with prizes including Amazon gift cards, software and more. So check the Ilium Software blog from Monday (2nd June) through Friday (6th June) to find out how to enter.

They are also running a software sale during this period with 55% discount over their regular price. The link will be live on Monday as well.

Enjoy - I have enjoyed for over ten years!



It is here: our Dragon competition

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 29-May-2008 20:02

So it starts: for seven days we will be accepting entries to our competition, part of the 31 Days of the Dragon.

If you don't know yet HP has partnered with 31 websites to give 31 HP HDX notebooks loaded with the ultimate hardware and software. Each site will give one of those beasts away - one a day during 31 days.

Enter our competition now, then follow to the 31 Days of the Dragon website to find out where to go next.



CSI New York: I will create a GUI interface...

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 29-May-2008 16:03

"I will create a GUI interface (sic) using Visual Basic... See if I can track an IP address"...



Vodafone New Zealand no longer locking handsets

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 28-May-2008 10:09

Just about one month after Vodafone New Zealand started a new policy of locking their handsets, news are in that the company is reverting the decision.

I have just contacted Vodafone and confirmed this is a done deal, which means they will be providing unlocked handsets.

I am sure this will make the consumer in general and some of our users who discussed this on Geekzone in particular a bit happier today.

A great decision Vodafone!



Cisco Mobility webcast

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 28-May-2008 08:46

IF you are interested in mobility strategy for businesses, check the Cisco Mobility webcast. I just received the press release for this event.

The Cisco Mobility webcast will be on-line from 28th May 1:30pm PDT (click the link for other timezones).



Geekzone Pizza evening in Auckland done - and a success

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 27-May-2008 08:22

Last night we had our Geekzone Pizza evening in Auckland and again we had 100% capacity - pizza, drinks, prizes and meeting some of our Geekzone friends. Just a shame we couldn't have a venue with capacity to host all interested people.

Thanks to our sponsor, listed here again:


Sponsors:

Pizza: Telecom New Zealand is paying for the pizza.

Drinks: 3Bit and Sprite Software are sponsoring the drinks.

Prize pool:

920 Career Agents are bringing Guitar Hero Legends of Rock 3 (game and guitar controller) for PS3 and Xbox 360 (check their IT Rock Star promo).

iway Computer is giving away an AverTV Hybrid Speedy PCI-e DVB-T card.

Ingram Micro is giving away a wireless laptop mouse and a Habu gaming mouse.

McAfee is giving us a few copies of McAfee 2008 Total Protection.

Quay Corp is giving us a Targus laptop bag to giveaway during the event.


The next event will be the Geekzone Pizza evening in Christchurch. Again, the event is 100% full now, but you can add your name to the waiting list - check the sponsors and prize list for that event. If you are interested in sponsoring the pizza, drinks or some prizes contact me now.



Ingram Micro Showcase

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 27-May-2008 08:19

I was just looking for the Ingram Micro New Zealand website and found out that another Ingram Micro Showcase is coming soon.

Dates are 8th July (Auckland), 11th July (Wellington) and 15th July (Christchurch).



We have three Dell Colour Laser printers to give away...

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 23-May-2008 14:20

As promised I have not one, but three Dell Colour Laser Printers 1320c to giveaway on Geekzone this week.

Visit the competition page now to enter. Due to the size and weight I am making this competition open to New Zealand resident only, sorry.

These Dell printers produce high quality output - I am using one here now and it's very good stuff. Recommended.

To find out more, check our Dell Colour Laser Printer 1320c review or visit the Dell website.



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Mauricio Freitas
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