Ladies and gentlemen, in honor of the Fourth of July, the staff of O’Grady’s PowerPage will be taking the day off and spending it with friends and family and will return with all the Mac and iOS mobile news you can shake a petrified gopher at.
That being said, take the day, get outside, hit up a barbecue, see your friends and detach yourself from technology for a day. Trust me, it’ll still be here when you get back.
As for my own plans, I’m hitting up a picnic and am determined to destroy any and all opponents in the potato sack race (even if they turn out to be small children). Nearly three weeks has been spent training for said potato sack race (as recorded in this stunning montage video) and I’m determined to make this happen.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Memorial Day, it’s pretty darn nice outside (sitting in an airport in Dulles, Virginia awaiting a flight back to the Bay area) and there’s no better reason to get some friends, family, your Mac and iOS devices and some tasty food together to celebrate the holiday.
That being said, we’ll be back tomorrow with the latest Mac mobile device news.
Enjoy the holiday, enjoy your friends and happy Memorial Day from O’Grady’s PowerPage
Guys, it’s not often that we do this, so bear with us.
On February 24th, Washington, D.C.-area comedian, Geek Comedy Tour member and die-hard Mac nerd Joe Deeley suffered a moderate stroke while driving home from dinner with his family. In the following weeks, members of D.C.’s stand up comedy scene have been able to raise funds to help the Deeley family with thousands of dollars worth of medical expenses and Joe himself is progressing nicely through the rehabilitation process.
What I’d like to propose is the following: Joe has been a friend since I began doing stand up seven years ago, has always been there, and despite a slight penchant for narcolepsy on long road trips, has literally been the nicest human being one could hope to meet. Joe, like many of you, has also been a long-time Mac geek, having worked with every Mac he could get his hands on, enjoyed every minute of it and has long been someone I could go to with iMovie questions.
If you can, please take a gander at the following video and if you can donate a few shekels to help his family with the bills or help spread the word, it’d make an enormous difference.
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s been some contention here among the PowerPage staff as to whether the battery improvements in Apple’s recently-released iOS 5.1 update genuinely work or if this is part of Steve Jobs’/Apple’s Reality Distortion Field.
Within this inter-staff contention, voices have been raised, furniture may have been lit ablaze and thrown, I’ve informed Jason he’s wrong (about this and the slightly flared, acid-wash jeans he continues to don on a daily basis) and Rob Parker and Tom Hesser have offered their own opinions while linking me to old Guns and Roses videos off YouTube to help settle the argument.
Still, we need your feedback: has the iOS 5.1 update helped your battery life or hindered it? That’s the question of the day and we need your feedback, opinions and whatever else is on your mind regarding the update.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled O’Grady’s PowerPage, already in progress.
Over at the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco, the iPad 3 shall be launched.
Whether or not it will paint your living room while you play frisbee with your labrador retriever in the back yard has yet to be determined.
But, rest assured, we’ll be delivering every available speck of coverage that we can on the new iPad and anything else that may be released tomorrow.
In other news, I’ve briefly visited one of the more interesting circles of hell. Following a recent move to the Bay area and the discovery of a nifty place to live, I was tasked with installing an Xfinity cable modem kit. Where this should have been relatively simple, it took Comcast a total of 75 minutes to diagnose that the cable connections in the house have yet to be turned on or activated in any way…
Kind of amazing if you think about it.
In other news, take a few minutes and check out Xander Kent’s and Jackson McBrayer’s killer 6th Circle webcomic for all things that are wrong, demented, twisted and just plain funny as hell.
It’s Monday, it’s chilly outside and it’s Martin Luther King Day.
With that in mind, enjoy the rest of the long weekend, geek out a bit with your mobile devices and we’ll be back tomorrow with spiffy updates, news posts and everything to keep you informed as to cool new Mac stuff in 2012.