The Apple Netbook / Mac Tablet $699

Talk in the rumor mill keeps flying to the topic of Apple needing to release a Netbook to survive this economic downturn.  There have also been ongoing rumors that Apple will release a Mac Tablet – essentially a large version of the iPod Touch or iPhone.  These rumors could become reality if Apple decides to … Continue reading “The Apple Netbook / Mac Tablet $699”

Macbook Air

Talk in the rumor mill keeps flying to the topic of Apple needing to release a Netbook to survive this economic downturn.  There have also been ongoing rumors that Apple will release a Mac Tablet – essentially a large version of the iPod Touch or iPhone.  These rumors could become reality if Apple decides to combine the two.

Apple has realized that almost 40% of its income now comes from the iPhone!  If it can create a Mac Tablet that is always Internet-connected, like the iPhone 3G, it would be a “netbook.”  In addition, Apple would be able to charge an extremely, low, upfront-price by having telecommunication carriers subsidize its Mac Tablet.  In these times, people are looking to cut costs, so a low-cost Mac with a built-in Internet connection would be an attractive item.  I suspect, Steve Jobs has this ace up his sleeve.  Success from the iPhone should make its way into the Mac line.  What do you think?

Did I inspire Bill Gates’ bgC3 logo?

I incorporated a start-up company called 3oc, Inc., in Kirkland, WA, a few years ago.  However, the name, 3oc, often was confusing to explain.  Is it 3oc, threeoc, three0c, etc.  The venture has since been re-incorporated under a different name (and still in development mode).  However, the logo that was made for 3oc, Inc. looks … Continue reading “Did I inspire Bill Gates’ bgC3 logo?”

I incorporated a start-up company called 3oc, Inc., in Kirkland, WA, a few years ago.  However, the name, 3oc, often was confusing to explain.  Is it 3oc, threeoc, three0c, etc.  The venture has since been re-incorporated under a different name (and still in development mode).  However, the logo that was made for 3oc, Inc. looks eerily similar to Bill Gates’ logo for his new company, bgC3 LLC, also in Kirkland, WA.

Check them out, side-by-side. 3oc, Inc. on the left, bgC3 LLC on the right.

3oc logobgC3 logo

Coincidence?  I personally think mine looks a little bit better 🙂  What do you think?

Techspansion Closes; Discontinues VisualHub & AudialHub

 Techspansion announces it’s “closing its virtual doors.” According to the developer…”VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint have been discontinued. The Support Forum and Support E-mail will be available for a while longer to take care of any remaining issues for you. If you have VisualHub or AudialHub, here are directions on how to back them up for … Continue reading “Techspansion Closes; Discontinues VisualHub & AudialHub”

Techspansion Logo Techspansion announces it’s “closing its virtual doors.” According to the developer…”VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint have been discontinued. The Support Forum and Support E-mail will be available for a while longer to take care of any remaining issues for you. If you have VisualHub or AudialHub, here are directions on how to back them up for safe keeping: How to Back Up VisualHub and AudialHub. Thanks for all your support. It’s been a fun ride.”It’s sad to seem them close, as I just bought their products, AudialHub and VisualHub, which, in my opinion, are the BEST video and audio converters for the Mac platform. iSquint is Free, and converts many files for iPod, quickly and easily. You might still be able to download them via MacUpdateiSquint ; AudialHub ; VisualHub.Perhaps another development company will purchase the source code and further develop these fine programs for future releases of OS X. Fairwell Techspansion, thanks for the encoding memories!VisualHub LogoAudialHub Logo VisualHub ScreenshotAudialHub ScreenshotTo learn more about technology, photography, video, design, web, Mac software, OS X tips and tricks, listen to podcasts and watch video screencast tutorials, visit VizualClassroom.com, a new website by Vizual Graphix.