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Apple and Quality Control

Apple and Quality Control

Steve Jobs announced today that the reception problems with iPhone 4 is not limited to iPhone 4, it also affects 3G and 3GS as well. Apple is going to give free bumpers to all iPhone 4 owners. So, here is a question: If the same antenna problem exists in 3G and 3GS, why doesn’t Apple give free bumpers/cases to 3G and 3GS owners as well? He said that He has a theory why more people are noticing the reception problem with iPhone 4: It is because Apple did not produce enough iPhone 4 bumpers, so the iPhone 4 buyers couldn’t get a case/bumper with their iPhone 4 purchase. Isn’t this as same as saying “Our phones don’t function properly without a case” Read more about Apple and Quality Control

How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

We are soon moving to our new place and I am trying to pack all my stuff. Being an IT professional, you can imagine that I have a lot of CDs and DVDs for software, backup etc. So, I was going through all of these media and I realized that I need to get rid of a lot of them as I have no use for them anymore. Here comes the problem, how to destroy hundreds of CDs/DVDs easily. There are many suggestions on the internet, but those either cost money or hazardous or tedious. I needed a quick and acceptable solution. So, here is what I come up with: Read more about How to bulk destroy CDs and DVDs?

Consumers lose again

Consumers lose again

Right after Amazon announced the availability of Kindle 2 with Text to Speech (TTS) functionality, the Author’s Guild president Roy (the dinosaur) Blount Jr. wrote an article about it and claimed that this technology is a copyright infringement of audio books. For those who don’t know what Text to Speech (TTS) technology is: It is a technology that allows computers to read text aloud. Amazon incorporated the technology in Kindle 2 so you can switch from reading a book to listening. Although TTS technology has improved throughout the years, it is still very robotic sounding. It also lacks proper punctuation and tonality. It reads everything at a flat pace and voice. Read more about Consumers lose again