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Confession of an iPhone Chick: Foursquare, new kid on the block, grows up?

I discovered Foursquare during the Christmas holidays in Ottawa, Canada which is why GoodLife Fitness was the first place I was crowned mayor.When I say discovered, I mean the moment I actually became hooked on checking into places that I ventured into. I had known about Foursquare for a...

To seriously threaten Apple, Google needs to create GoogleTunes

The sales numbers for the new Google Nexus One smartphone were widely reported and debated last week. 20,000 units sold in the first week. Not good, compared to the Motorola Droid (250,000) and iPhone 3Gs (1.6M). It demonstrates the power of brand, and the complexity of retail. Motorola and...

Confessions of an iPhone Chick: It’s sexy…but not flashy

Recently, I attended Broadway San Jose's "Avenue Q" a production featuring puppets that sing, dance and prance around; hitting on humorous, taboo topics. On this particular evening, I rushed out the door with my purse brimming full of gadgets including my iPhone, Flip video camera and something less common,...
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Confessions of an iPhone Chick: Capitalism spawns indecision (aka What case to buy?)

It's been almost a month since I took the leap from the Blackberry to the iPhone, catalyzed by a broken trackball and tremendous peer pressure. I didn't think so many days of indecision would pass as I waffled between one iPhone case design to another. In the meantime, my...

Confessions of an iPhone Chick: Classic movie making techniques revisited

Sitting across from S.A. in a dimly lit lobby, I still could discern that when I mentioned my new iPhone, her eyes lit up with animation.Before I knew it, our conversation had taken a sharp right turn and now with her iPhone in hand S.A. was showing me all...

Confessions of an iPhone Chick: Can you hear me now?

It was 7 am this morning. For a second I imagined myself a secret agent, surveying the hotel room for wiretaps before I settled in on my secret mission.Then reality set in. No, I was not a secret agent...merely the owner of an iPhone scoping out a hotel room...

Confessions of an iPhone chick: Plenty thirsty for juice

There is no such thing as a free lunch...There is no such thing as a free lunch...This is especially true when it comes to the gorgeous touch screen on the iPhone. Its seductively responsive screen lures me in with the icons and email excerpts that whiz by at a...

Confessions of an iPhone chick: A traitor’s regret?

Today it happened. I knew it eventually would. I bumped into a colleague on a call whom I used to discuss the many glowing attributes of the BlackBerry, the "true business phone" where "real work gets done." Seriously, the conversation would verge on the air of corporate machismo.The call...

Confessions of an iPhone chick: It wasn’t love at first touch

It's been a little over two weeks since I had to put my faithful BlackBerry to rest after three years of service. The cute little trackball that wheeled around to all my applications stopped working and operations involving compressed air and other cleaning attempts did not revive it.I had...

Take that Droid and Verizon: Apple fights back with new ad campaign

Set to launch tonight, Apple wants to set the record straight with a new ad campaign for its flagship iPhone. It seems that Motorola and Verizon have found a way to get under the skin of the previously unflappable titan of all things gadget cool.In recent weeks millions of...