Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Busy day on the tech beat

Monday June 22 was a busy day for me on the tech beat with three posts:

Here's a post about a guy who takes brand new tech devices, like the iPhone 3GS, and tears them apart to see what's inside. "OMG! My new iPhone! In pieces!"

For the first time since he went on medical leave in January, Steve Jobs was quoted in an Apple news release, this time about opening weekend box office for the iPhone 3GS. "Steve Jobs back on the job?"

Kudos are in order to the people at the New York Times with a timely report about the culture of secrecy at Apple.

Also, Monday, another entrant in the smartphone wars: "T-Mobile's myTouch 3G smartphone revealed."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My coverage of the iPhone 3G S launch

Like a lot of other tech journalists, I was drawn Friday morning to my friendly local neighborhood Apple store to witness the launch of the new iPhone 3G S. Here's the story I posted on Examiner.com: "New Apple iPhone goes on sale."
An Apple employee demos the iPhone 3G S
to customers at Apple's Valley Fair Mall Store.

Also, word came out today in the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had a liver transplant. I can't link to the story because WSJ is password-protected, but here's the San Jose Mercury News report on the WSJ story.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My continuing coverage of Pre v. iPhone

In my continuing coverage of the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone, I wrote a story for ITWorld.com titled Palm Pre playing catch-up in apps race.

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's hard out there for an iPhoner

A report on some problems, more like irritants, for iPhone fans.
From Examiner.com.

And another Examiner post, this one on one of the cool apps to be available on the Apple iPhone 3.0 OS and the coming iPhone 3G S: "Find My iPhone."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Apple iPhone 3G S, the S is for SPEED!

Just two days after the Pre launch, Apple introduced the new iPhone 3G S. What's worse, for Palm, is Apple lowered the price of the existing Palm 3G to $99, half of what the Pre goes for after rebate. But they're on different carriers. I wrote about the new iPhone for ITWorld.com and then wrote a separate post on Examiner.com about one of the nifty apps on iPhone, Find My iPhone.

I've also written additional stories for ITWorld, including this from JavaOne about an RFID company called Touchatag and another JavaOne story about the proliferation of app stores.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Palm Pre launch

I've been following with interest the launch of the Palm Pre smartphone.

In reverse chronological order, here's my post on a Pre launch party.

Sprint launches Palm Pre posted June 5

Next is the most-read of my Examiner.com posts, with 22 comments, a personal best!

Controversy about Sprint's Palm Pre plans posted May 22.

And an early preview.

From Palm, a Pre preview posted May 21.


I managed to get a few stories for Examiner.com out of my covering Sun Microsystems' JavaOne 2009 conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Sun to open Java Store for selling apps posted June 2.

Sony Ericsson needs apps developers posted June 3.

I wrote two other stories for IT World.

Examiner.com Postings

I've been writing a lot more posts for Examiner.com as the San Jose Gadget Examiner.
Here are a few of them:

Garmin's new GPS handhelds posted May 7

Kindle DX launch
posted May 6

Selling technology to women fraught with peril posted May 16

Launch of Voyager Pro Bluetooth from Plantronics posted April 27

You can read all of my Examiner posts on my home page.