Monthly Archives: May 2009

Blackberry Storm tricks & tips – Software update pushed tonight

A major OS upgrade was pushed to Verizon’s Blackberry Storm tonight. The phone can be upgraded over the network. The push alert came via the integrated data stream. I used the Blackberry Desktop Manager instead, which syncs the phone via … Continue reading

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GM, the ‘people’s car’ company, shifts production from China

In a strange evolution of the not so free market gone amok. General Motors has gone from a personal goal last year to become the biggest car company in an unsustainable U.S. market to a post bankruptcy, taxpayer owned car … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips – 7 ways to Navigate, 2 ways to pay

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips – The ‘magic’ holster

Few things are more annoying about large, flat, touch screen phones as carrying it and activating it unintentionally or manually locking and unlocking all the time to keep it from randomly communicating with the world from your pocket. The leather … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips – Pioneering instant stills and video

I arrive at the scene of a car into a house, two minutes later there is a picture waiting across town for the web editor. Before noon yesterday, all of my pictures were published from my camera phone. Two news … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Single mailbox/data stream push integration

Blackberry mailbox integration allows you to combine all of your pushed email, facebook, and chat (AIM, Yahoo conversation initiations), and call logs, etc. into one data stream. The advantage of this is that you don’t have to have 12 different … Continue reading

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Finding peace in the evolution of chaos

I met four people this weekend that define peace. William Jenkins, a WWII draftee, found himself in a German POW camp for his 19th birthday. He came home to Hanover and married a German woman. Dalea Lynn’s house was gutted … Continue reading

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VIDEO Vietnam vets make unlikely, but lifelong, friends

Friends since the Vietnam War, Bill Hoff and James Abram walk in the Jefferson Community Memorial Day parade. Back in 1965, when Abram got to An Khe in South Vietnam, he was scared. They had little in common, the black … Continue reading

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Mobile phone and desktop sales decline – smartphones grow 12.7%

Small, efficient, and the ability to condense data packages and hardware saving consumers time, energy, and money. Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 269.1 million units in the first quarter of 2009, a 9.4 per cent decrease from the first quarter … Continue reading

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Google’s PowerMeter plugs in

The webpage with the cool statistics ( Google power meter – Greenmesh 2/09) is plugging into eight utilities and their customers by providing gadgets and info to track home electricity use. Check out the cool graphing. The Google PowerMeter includes … Continue reading

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