New URL

13 06 2008

Due to technical difficulties with the site, if you have just typed into your web browser http://www.fathomfruit.com, you will probably be seeing a completely new version of the site, one that was not intended to be the design. While we fix the this, the URL has changed to www.fathomfruit.wordpress.com for the old site, and you will be alerted when you may change back to http://www.fathomfruit.com.

Thanks,

FathomFruit

 





iPhone 3G Announced for the First Time Today

9 06 2008

After being closed for a couple of hours, the Apple online store opened up  again at 12:00 Pacific Time with a little surprise: The 3G iPhone! For half the price (starting at $199) of the original iPhone, you can get an 8 gig black iPhone or a 16 black or WHITE iPhone. The iPhone comes with the “App Store” and thats exactly what it is: an on-board store for applications, plus it comes with better email and map programs. The map app has GPS and better views. This is the first time that Apple has officially announced the much anticipated 3G, although it doesn’t come out until July 11th. There is only one thing to be disappointed about: no iChat. Well, at least not yet. It did seem like a stretch for there to be two cameras, but still it woulda been AWESOME. There may still be iChat on the 3G, but Apple just doesn’t want to announce that yet. The iPhone looks great in black and white, and should not disappoint. iPhones will be available both at Apple Stores and AT&T stores. When 3G comes out, FathomFruit will be one of the first in line and posting live from the Apple Store. We strongly recommend it now, and will have a full review once we have the hardware itself.





iPhone with iChat, a Mixing Pot of Greatness

7 06 2008

Perhaps apple pie would be a better metaphor?


A day or two after I wrote the With the 3G iPhone’s Release Only a Week Away, There are Many Questions article, and then www.crunchgear.com released pictures emailed to them buy a third party source and updated information on the 3G iPhone. They report that, from the pictures, it is obvious that the new iPhone is thinner and does have video chat! The phone/iPod/web browser comes with TWO cameras, one on the back like before, and now one on the front exclusively for video chatting. We can now assume that iChat comes installed, as we first predicted. Also, CrunchGear’s pictures claim that there is now a Product(Red) version of the 3G, where ten percent of the sale goes to fighting AIDs. The new iPhone sounded great before, and now we know it looks great.

UPDATE:  Though We didn’t get exactly what we were looking for at the keynote, we weren’t all that disappointed





With the 3G iPhone’s Release Only a Week Away, There are Many Questions

7 06 2008


 

(Photo above is most likely fake)

The 3G iPhone is announced monday morning, and some people are wondering what to expect. Of course, it will be better and faster, and hopefully be thinner, more like the iPod Touch. We have heard rumors of video chat on the iPhone, but that’s hard to believe. No one wants to look at the camera, then turn it around to see the other person, blah blah blah. We have also heard rumors that the camera is on the front, but thats hard to believe because you can’t look at someone while taking a picture. But, the camera will be a video camera, something the old iPhones don’t have. It will also come with a better version of iChat, although we’re not sure if it will come installed. Despite all this, MacRumors.com reports that the new iPhone will have:

a telephone application, a video conferencing application, an e-mail application, an instant messaging application, a blogging application, a photo management application, a digital camera application, a digital video camera application, a web browsing application, a digital music player application, and/or a digital video player application.

Yes, all this would be great, but someone would just wonder how they do this. Video conferencing on phones has been attempted by minority carriers like Voce here in the United States, but the networks couldn’t support it well. But some of these things we’ve already seen and just expect them to be better, but things like the photo management application and blogging application seem strange. It is hard already to type on the iPhone, so who would want to blog in it? Also, how many pictures are you actually going to have on it? It seems as if Apple wants to make the iPhone a mini MacBook, or another one of there computers. That would be great, but I don’t think they can do it on such a small screen. 





Now a Computer With a Camera in Your Vegas Hotel Room! Oh Crap…

1 06 2008


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas no longer, when the Fontainebleau Resort opens in Las Vegas in a couple months. The casino has partnered with Apple and is putting iMacs in every room, from suite to standard room. iChat, iPhoto, everything on your iMac right now will now be in your hotel room. From the computers, you can book spa reservations, restaurant reservations, or just email and Instant Message your friends from the Sin City. Sharing your vacation memories is now easier than ever. Also, when you go to Vegas, there is no need for lugging laptops and cords around. But, be careful what you share, because you never really know what happened the night before…





New Leopard Operating System Update Doesn’t Impress

28 05 2008

Apple recently came out with Mac OS X 10.5.3, an upgrade to the current Leopard Operating System. I just finished downloading it, and I don’t see any changes. It claims to improve iChat, iCal, Mail, and so on, but there are no changes that I can see. It also says that there is a Helvetica Narrow font which I can’t find in Microsoft Word. Of course there are other speed upgrades that I won’t be able to tell so soon. Leopard is great overall, but I just don’t see anything now that I haven’t seen before. I would suggest downloading it anyways for other reasons. It claims to have better security, which I’m sure it does, and I think it is faster, although it’s hard to tell. I would also download it just to have the latest software, for reasons such as iTunes, Safari, etc.. updates that need the newest operating system to work. I say you should download it, but don’t expect any great changes when your done.

This is the information page on Apple





The Tilt is AT&T’s Second Option to the iPhone

24 05 2008

HTC recently came out with the AT&T Tilt for, obviously, AT&T. The computer/phone features Windows Mobile 6 and a touch screen operated by a stylus, which is nice, and that’s only the front screen. After that you can push down the full QWERTY keyboard, and then “tilt” the screen up. The keyboard is spacious so it’s good for someone with big fingers. The phone also has e-mail and internet options, including Wi-Fi. There is a 3.0 megapixel camera round back of the Tilt and it also works with AT&T music and AT&T video. It sounds great for someone needing a phone for business, and it also seems a step up from the BlackBerry, considering the Windows Mobile and the touch screen. It will never have the pizzazz of an iPhone, but it’s still a good option. Buy the Tilt on Amazon for $199.