Thursday, September 20, 2007

coming to shops nearby you

iPhone is almost here. Lets follow the iStorm as it crosses Europe:

+ O2 wins the contract for UK, iPhone sells for £269 (about €390) from Nov 9th 2007
+ T-Mobile bags it for Germany, iPhone sells for €399 from Nov 9th 2007
+ Orange was the front runner for France, iPhone sells for €399 from Nov 29th 2007

To be updated... (who's next in line? :-)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

one of the first

Yes!! Last month I got my certificate/gift as (Joost) One of The First (testers)

It was a nice package consisting of a black paper bag, a nice black t-shirt (logos pictured here), one page filled with stickers, an original music CD and a thank you letter from the Joost's Team.

All in all, a lovely package with special delivery.

PS. I noticed (when fetching the t-shirt from my collection in order to take the picture) that Joost is using the same t-shirt manufacturer as ThinkGeek (at first I wondered where the h*ll is my t-shirt, I saw only the neck-labels and there was no diff between the black t-shirts I own). Geeky, isn't it? :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

cheap new laptop

One of these days I was checking what's new in some HiFi e-shops from Germany. Look what I found: Linux powered laptop, brand new for €470!

That's a real bargain. Please see the specs from this link and act quickly if you want it... it's a clearance sale!

Update: item not anymore available!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

how to get (some) things for free

Well, first look for the TrialPay logo on the merchant site. Do they have one? Yep -- you're lucky, read on! Select your product(s) from merchant site then choose TrialPay as payment. They will ask you to select another product from their portfolio and they will give you for free the one(s) you choose from the merchant. The catch? Try to find a product from TrialPay portfolio which can be used at no cost, or can be trialled for free a certain period of time, then cancel the registration. You'll get your desired product for free. I got my Trillian Pro for free thanks to an subscription ;-)

PS. You might have to give your credit card details in the process... so, proceed with care :-)

Update: other software I recommend (via TrialPay): Outpost Firewall and AcdSee 9

Thursday, September 6, 2007

it's Apple time!

Wow, just found out that Apple lowers the price tag on iPhone 8G to $399 (from $599!); iPhone 4G no longer available (some details here). Hurray!!! Smartphone niche is getting hotter and hotter, watch out Nokia! (is it the beginning of a new era?!)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

is God listening?

No, it's the secret service! Seems that Romanian Secret Service (commonly known as SRI) bugs the major ISPs in the country (they might have started it several months - if not few years ago). Well, if you're reading this and you're based in that part of the world, take care! (and maybe start using skype when chatting with your buddies ;-)