After reading about hairline cracks on Macbook cases last week, I checked mine and found hairline cracks on the bottom of my otherwise near pristine Macbook shell (see photo above). So, I took it in the local Apple Store Genius Bar (second appointment after taking care of my daughter’s iPod touch screen – see previous blog item) and reported about it on the MobileContentToday blog…
AppleCare Lesson 2: MacBook Hairline Cracks
The resident Genius told me the hairline cracks are covered by AppleCare because they are on the bottom of the case. I guess they are not covered if on the top of the shell. My AppleCare for the MacBook runs out next month (it turns 3 years old!). So, I’m glad I read about and noted the hairline cracks before it ran out. I’ll be Macbook-less for the next 7 to 10 working days.
Misbehaving iPod touch screen
Normal iPod touch screen
My daughter’s iPod touch screen started behaving oddly on Sunday. So, I took it in to the Apple Store Genius Bar on Monday and reported over on the MobileContentToday blog…
AppleCare Lesson 1: iPod touch Screen Weirdness
I’m glad I bought AppleCare for the touch. The screen problem was covered and a replacement unit is being shipped out to us.
I just updated iTunes to 8.1.1 and noticed that among the improvements is the ability to rip audio CDs at 256Kbps (iTunes Plus quality). Other improvements are:
- Syncing with 3rd generation iPod shuffle
- Lets friends request songs for iTunes DJ
- Genius sidebar for Movies & TV shows
- AutoFill for manually managed iPods
Derrick Story and I mentioned a bunch of iPhone photo-related apps is the podcast we recorded earlier this week. He listed his reviews of the apps he mentioned in a blog item on OReilly.com. And, I listed mine (with links to iTunes) over on MobileContentToday.com where I’m a freelance writer. You can find my blog item with my list as well a link to Derrick’s blog item with his list at:
iPhone Photo App Recommendations from Derrick Story and Me
The Internet is a wonderful thing. It gave me the opportunity to work with professional photographer and author Derrick Story for the past 7 years or so even though we have never met in person. Derrick was an editor at O’Reilly Media for much of that time. And, it was he who gave me the opportunity to write a bit for O’Reilly Media. He knew about my fascination with cameraphones even back then. And, I was thrilled when he asked me to write a handful of cameraphone hacks to his book…
Digital Photography Hacks
I remain fascinated with cameraphone in general until today. So, I asked Derrick to speak with me specifically about the iPhone and its photo capabilities for this podcast. Derrick provides some great information about using everything from the high-end (and expensive) Adobe PhotoShop CS4 to free and low-cost (99 cents to a few dollars) iPhone photo-related apps.
You can find Derrick’s own blog at…
…where he often mixes in iPhone related photo information with other digital photography info. If you found this podcast interesting, you definitely want to check out Derrick’s own podcast. And, in particular, download the podcast he produced on March 17, 2009. He provides a lot of detailed iPhone photo advice in that particular podcast too.