Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-06-09

  • Watching the liveblogs of WWDC in the JF1 living room area on the big TV with @gwynnebaer and @blogan. Not doing my own meta-liveblog. #
  • @ejacqui says an email PR blast went out: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard available in September for $29! #
  • That TomTom iPhone app and accessory car kit is HOT. I’ll buy that in a heartbeat. #wwdc #
  • @rlux Yes, they said the TomTom iPhone app will have a mic and voice dialling. in reply to rlux #
  • Woo hoo! 7.2MBps HSDPA on the iPhone 3GS! Yes! I’m ALL OVER that! ๐Ÿ™‚ #wwdc #
  • Well, I know where I’ll be the morning of June 19. ๐Ÿ™‚ #iphone3GS #wwdc #
  • @mike_strock I didn’t hear anything announced about how Voice Control will work with a headset, but I bet it will work. in reply to mike_strock #
  • @WiredPig Actually, I’m not sure which store we’ll be at. The online preorder thing is pretty appealing (get it delivered free on launch). in reply to WiredPig #
  • @gregleff I do have a 3G. Last time, they gave all existing iPhone owners the (lower) upgrade price. I expect the same this time. in reply to gregleff #
  • @1tonyjones @gregleff re: high 3GS upgrade prices for existing iPhone customers on AT&T. My guess is they haven’t finalized their policy yet #
  • @pdxmark2 I believe the AT&T iPhone upgrade process will sort itself out, but I’m following closely. Worst case, I upgrade my wife’s phone. in reply to pdxmark2 #
  • RT @codinghorror: huge sale on Rock Band/Guitar Hero stuff at Gamestop: http://bit.ly/2uoLs Half off everything, incl. the full bundles!!! #
  • Just checked my acct on AT&T’s site. My phone is eligible for cheap iPhone on 12/11 (18 mos after 3G Launch Day). My wife’s is eligible now. #
  • @MaverickNY I bought on iPhone 3G launch day, which IIRC was July 11, 2008. So, upgrade period is 18 months, apparently. in reply to MaverickNY #
  • @BrianEnigma That December eligibility date should be 18 months from when you bought your iPhone 3G (mine is 12/11/09). in reply to BrianEnigma #
  • RT @GlennF: AT&T speaks to Ars on tethering, iPhone 3G S upgrades http://arst.ch/315 (via @arstechnica) In short: 18 mo. to get new pricing #
  • Don’t forget to tune into @isntv tomorrow, starting at 8AM, for our LIVE shows. It’s Big Launch Day! http://bit.ly/isntv ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • Hey, are any of the cool apps Apple demoed at WWDC today available yet? Or are they all for OS 3.0? #
  • Thinking I’ll just pre-order my iPhone 3GS to simplify things, but still go out on launch day to wait in line with friends. Geek bonding. #
  • Oh, did I tell you? Got to play with a Palm Pre today. It’s really small. Felt good in my hand. But… #
  • The webOS on the Pre felt really confusing. “Swipe Up” for menus, launcher, etc. was unintuitive in the minute or so I had it. #
  • Pre’s 8gb max storage and lack of video recording is even harder to swallow with the advent of the iPhone 3GS. Still, it’s a great device. #
  • @Durf They did say the new iPhone camera has a macro mode. Which is most welcome. in reply to Durf #