Canon USA has sent out emails to notify the original 5D users, citing a weak design in main mirror attachment could cause the mirror to come loose. A service notice regarding the mirror issue was posted today at 5D’s support site. A repair to reinforce the strength of mirror attachment is imminent, and will be provided to 5D owner, free of charge.
Look out, software CDs! Dell seems to think we don't need you anymore. The Dell Download Store is now open for business and seems to be the equivalent of the iTunes Music Store or Amazon, except for software downloads.
We have all run into the text while you drive drivers on the freeway that just don’t seem to see where the lines are. I must admit that I have been that person a time or two, but some of these people might as well be watching TV or reading the newspaper while driving.
Luckily for us SayType aims to end this problem with their voice to text services. The service allows you to compose text messages or email without even touching your device. Just sign up for this service, phone the company and you have 120 second to say what you need to say. But just how well does this service work?
TRENDnet has announced the launch of their 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL 2/2+ Modem Router (model TEW-635BRM). This device not only delivers internet access, but high-performance wireless networking in a single device so there is no need to purchase additional hardware.
Voicemail is one of those love-it-hate-it things about modern life. Yes, not having to answer every call (or worry about missing something important when out of touch) is handy, but then having to listen back to those messages and usually feeling obliged to return the calls can be a chore. PhoneTag - formerly SimulScribe - wants to take that chore away from you. Unlike traditional voicemail, or even Visual Voicemail on the iPhone and other handsets, PhoneTag offers a truly visual alternative to dialling in. SlashGear have been avoiding calls for the past few weeks, trying it out.
Last time I ordered a Dell PC, I have to go through 10 plus pages of endless configuration steps (exaggerates) . There were too many and countless of optional antivirus, accessories, application and bunch of unnecessary junks for a simple task- order a pc online. As if that’s not enough, Dell has launched a movie preload service on new PC. A new twist that allowing online customers to customize select desktops and laptops with exclusive pre-installed movie bundles.
Honestly, I never heard of DVDplay before. A quick search at their web site reveals there are handfuls of DVDplay Kiosks at my local grocery stores. So the DVDplay is basically a movie rental Kiosk service and they have over 1400 stores nationwide. You can rent DVD by simply browse the titles at the screen and return it back within 24 hours for a small fee of $1 per rental. Nice! Now with Blu-Ray for a dollar is even better!
The $1 per rental is limited time promotion according to Home media Magazine. It starts tomorrow but no further information has disclosed when it would end.
Apple's MobileMe is an innovative synchronization service that allows you to keep your bookmarks, emails, calendar, contacts and photos all up to date on all of your devices including your laptop, desktop and iPhone. This is a fantastic idea because I have wasted more hours than I can count getting all of my devices to sync up and "talk" to each other. I e-mail myself things instead of plugging in my phone to my laptop, because it takes too long. You get the picture.
So with MobileMe, I was pretty excited. It offered a convenient way to connect all of my junk (as I call it) and since I already had a .mac account, this was a no brainer. Of course when .mac switched to Mobile Me, all the images on my website disappeared, but that's an entirely different story...
AT&T has started offering free WiFi to its iPhone customers, again! The WiFi service was previously available for iPhone users in on and off fashion. AT&T provides more than 17,000 WiFi hotspots in the country and many of them are in StarBucks locations. While it's great news, it might not be all that to iPhone 3G users that have fast wireless data connectivity already.
I’m pretty sure most of you know Geek Squad, the on-call computer technician that behave as they are some sort of government secret agent. Wal-Mart wants to have its own man in white too – partnering up with Dell, Wal-Mart will be testing the Solution Station in 15 Dallas stores.
The new service unit will be doing work such as PC repairs, setting up home theatre, wireless networking, and electronics that were sold by Wal-Mart. We will have to see how this odd partnership between Wal-Mart and Dell works out.