Saturday, August 2, 2008

5 Reasons Not To Buy The 3G Iphone

5. The Camera. There is no improvement from the first Iphone, not even for the software. It is still 2 megapixel, and has no flash or vanity mirror.

4. The price is $200 less than the first one, but you're not taking into consideration the additional $240 you will be paying for the contract over the 2 years.

3. No keyboard. The iPhone's software keyboard has documented issues.

2. Lack of upgrades. There is still no stereo Bluetooth, no MMS, no video recording, no character counter in the SMS app, no IM capability, no cut-and-paste, etc.

1. The 3g Radio. Yes, I am going to complain about the 3G radio. Apple stuck a UMTS/HSDPA 3G radio in the iPhone. But why not use AT&T's HSPA network, which means faster uploads for pictures and e-mails? This offers about 3.36Mbps, where other phones in the market support 7.2Mbps.

Zeman, E. (2008) Five Reasons Not To Buy The 3-G Iphone.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ace Enders - The Secret Wars

Ace Enders and A Million Different People - The Secret Wars

1. Reaction
2. Red Eye
3. Rain
4. Motion
5. Body Like Mind
6. Why Do You Run
7. I Told You So
8. Bring Back Love (Year 2020)

Former The Early November frontman, Ace Enders is making his debut as a solo act with this album which has been released free to the public. I've always admired Ace Enders songwriting which always manages to infuse pop hooks and melodies without sounding generic or forced. This album showcases Ender's musical growth and maturity with a cleaner and more radio friendly brand of songs a further step away from the "emo" days when he was still on T.E.N. The relaxed albeit ambient sound of this album is a great background on long drives and getaway trips. Give yourself a favor and download a copy.