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Apple

Apple’s crappy mice must be stopped

Four generations of awful mice from Cupertino: Apple Hockey Puck, Pro Mouse black & white, and the current Mighty Mouse.
Four generations of awful mice from Cupertino: Apple Hockey Puck, Pro Mouse black & white, and the current Mighty Mouse.

A couple of months ago, my wonderful Logitech wireless mouse stopped working. I was busy and needed a replacement, so I grabbed the Apple Mighty Mouse that originally came with my iMac (still wrapped in cellophane) and plugged it into my computer. Here’s how I sum up using an Apple mouse: It sucks.

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Appliances

Sucking at its finest

Think vacuum cleaners can’t be sexy? You’re wrong.

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Smartphones

Palm Pre drops to $149 in Canada at Future Shop

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Well, well, well. Didn’t I say this would happen? Coupled with Verizon’s rumoured shunning of the Pre in the U.S., things aren’t looking too good for Palm. I’ll go on record again and say it’s still too expensive, and should be sold for the same price as the iPhone 3G – $99.

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Video Games

Nintendo makes Wii price drop official, raises stakes in 2009 Holiday battle

Screen shot 2009-09-24 at 9.51.59 AMIf you’ve been on a hunger strike waiting for a Wii price drop the last three years, you can finally eat that cheesebuger. Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii to $219 CDN/$199 US on Sunday.

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iPhone

Major League Baseball’s iPhone App makes as much as Orlando Cabrera

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Extremely interesting article over at Ad Age about Major League Baseball’s continued expansion into the mobile space. It’s quite incredible that while the NFL stumbles to show a single game online, MLB’s expansion on the internet and in the mobile space has been (for the most part) well done. Not surprisingly, it’s also turning out to be very lucrative for the league.

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Internet Browsers

Quebec government trapped in an alternate universe where Netscape and Internet Explorer are still viable

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I know. I’m aware. You don’t have to point it out. Expecting anything from the Quebec Government Gouvernement du Québec is unreasonable. However, I still had a chuckle when I went online to update my address after a move.

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Apple

Running the same Mac for six years and why Snow Leopard is awesome

mac-os-x-snow-leopard-icon1After the good people at the Concordia University Computer Store were able to sell me a copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard shortly after launch day, I enthusiastically installed it on my Rev A Macbook Air. The first gen Air, while gloriously thin, has a few shortcomings in the speed category. Well, snapily ever after, my Air did  indeed benefit from Snow Leopard, and now shuts down in just four (4!) seconds.

As for my main workhorse, my iMac at home, I was quite a bit more hesitant to install the OS. I waited until MediaLink and CoverSutra, two programs I use a lot, were updated with new betas to support 10.6.

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Video Games

Courtney Love vs. Guitar Hero vs. Reality

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First off, here’s what Courtney love spouted on her twitter today:

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Smartphones

Sprint kinda sorta drops Palm Pre price to $99, Bell to follow suit? (Updated – Sprint changes its mind)

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UPDATE: Sprint is now saying the $100 credit promo was a mistake. I call shenanigans. The Pre’s price will drop significantly. If not now, sometime soon.

Yesterday we heard the rumors that the Palm Pre would drop to $150 in the US, and today we find out that the Pre will actually go for just $99 after several credits. Sprint will credit new customers switching from another carrier $100 over three months. This indicates a few things:

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Smartphones

What Palm should do with the Pre 2

When I reviewed the Palm Pre a few weeks ago, I lauded the device for so doing so much to catch up with the iPhone, but concluded that more needed to be done before it could be considered as serious competition. As we’ve seen time and time again, it simply isn’t good enough to create a product that matches Apple’s current offerings, you need to beat whatever Apple has planned for next year. (Zune, anyone?) So if and when Palm launches a new and improved Pre, here’s what I’m hoping to see.