Geek’s Survival Guide to SXSW Music 2011

5:33 PM, Mar. 15th, 2011 · · Blogs


This marks the fourth year our own Dave Hamilton has attended both the South by Southwest Interactive and Music festivals. Dave, in true geek fashion, takes his experiences from previous years and has culled together some essential advice for any fellow geeks attending the music portion of the annual event. If you’re going, you won’t want to miss this!

Apple’s Troubles Aren’t Over, and That Could be Good

1:22 PM, Jul. 28th, 2010 · · Blogs


Antennagate showed that Apple can no longer have its own way with all customers.  The broader product offerings, like the iPad and the iPhone, mean than scrutiny and criticism come from a wider circle of interested parties.That will change the company.

TMO Is Hiring a Webmaster/Developer - Inquire Within!

4:45 PM, Jun. 25th, 2010 · Dave Hamilton (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) · Blogs


TMO is looking for someone to step into the role of webmaster here to help both TMO and BackBeat Media with ongoing web site maintenance, upgrades and some programming. More after the jump.

Why the Mac Look Hasn’t Changed

1:15 PM, May. 4th, 2010 · · Blogs


2002 was the last year that a redesign of a Mac made major news. In fact, after almost 20 prior years of frequent product redesigns, 2002-2003 was about the last time that we’ve seen any significant external redesign of the Mac. What does it all mean? Read on…

Lack of Flash Cripples iPad as Travel Device

1:05 PM, Apr. 29th, 2010 · · Blogs


Dave Hamilton weighs in on the continuing discussion of the lack of Flash on the iPad and iPhone. If it’s not important there, why then does it still ship pre-installed on every Mac? Read more of Dave’s thoughts after the jump.

WWDC 2010: Questions and…Answers?

2:32 PM, Apr. 28th, 2010 · · Blogs


WWDC 2010 was announced today. While this at last answers the question “When the heck is this year’s WWDC gonna happen?,” it raises several new questions for which there are as yet no definitive answers. Apple could easily clear up all the mysteries by offering the answers. Don’t bet on this. As usual, Apple remains tight-lipped. They’ll provide answers only when they are good and ready, if ever. In the meantime, we are left to speculate.

It’s Time to Get an HD Radio

5:02 PM, Apr. 27th, 2010 · · Blogs


If you are at all in the market to upgrade your car radio, and if you get HD reception anywhere near where you live, and certainly if you have an older radio that lacks features such as iPod controls, get an HD radio today. You won’t regret it.

Apple’s iPhone Basement Tapes Revealed

2:45 PM, Apr. 20th, 2010 · · Blogs


The following are excerpted transcripts, taken from recordings serendipitously discovered on the floor at a bar in Berkeley. The recordings appear to consist of three conversations between two individuals somewhere at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, spanning a time period from late 2006 to late 2009.