Betting big on the bubble.
Everyone seemed to know when we were in a housing bubble, but few knew what to do about it. Some wise folks sold their overpriced houses just at the right time, pocketed the cash, and rented while the bubble popped. That was good, but a few people did a lot better. A few real scumbags were so devoid of ethics they didn’t just profit when their own real estate tanked, they bet against...
iPhone 4 FaceTime Challenge
Currently, when using only 3G an iPhone 4 will not allow FaceTime. However, if you own a MiFi you’re probably aware that this is not purely a technical limitation. With a strong 3G signal from a MiFi FaceTime is possible (although the quality is imperfect, which is probably the reason for the imposed limit). The iPhone 4 connects to the MiFi over WiFi, disabling the imposed limitations,...
It's not about the hardware. Again.
Last year I was excited for Apple when I heard rumors of the iPad. Yes, I do bleed in six colors, but I was skeptical. I pictured a sort of netbook sans keyboard and mouse. Limiting, frustrating, and slow. I assumed it was mostly for web browsing. When Steve came out on stage last year and showed off iWork, my mind reeled. The hardware may be a sort of scaled down netbook or maybe a scaled...