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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Back To The Mac" Set For October 20th

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 12:00 PM

"Exciting news folks! Apple is currently sending out press invites for another one of their special events. Called "Back To The Mac," it's scheduled to take place next Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 10am PT."

I guess I better wait on that new MacBook Pro I've been thinking about buying eh? I see the lion peeking out from behind the Apple so odds are it will be something about OS X as well. We will post the sites that will be doing live blogging of the event as usual as it gets closer.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apple is Live Streaming Today's Event

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Events" @ 06:00 AM

"With the rumor-mill at a fever-pitch for tomorrow's guitar-shaped event, Apple announced today that it will provide a live video stream as Steve Jobs introduces various new pieces of hardware and software and holds them next to his head. The stream will go live at at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow, and the excitement will build for the next hour."

I'd be really excited about this, except I won't be home. I made 2 appointments weeks ago, before Apple announced the event. Oh well, I'll keep track on my iPhone. The interesting thing is that this is the first time I can ever remember Apple live streaming any event, and I suspect there's a very good reason. I think this might be a demonstration of streaming iTunes video. If so, it'll be interesting to see what comes out of today's event. I was skeptical about a new AppleTV (or an iTV), but now I'm not so sure. One thing to remember though: The event stream will only be viewable on iOS based devices and on Macs running Snow Leopard.

Tags: event

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bloomberg Had Dates Wrong, Apple Event is September 1st

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 01:40 PM

"On Wednesday, September 1, Apple will be holding an invitation-only event in San Francisco. The event, which should center around the company's music-related offerings like iTunes and the iPod touch, will also be broadcast live via satellite in London."

Ok so at least they got the month right, and they were only 6 days off. Not bad I supposed as far as rumors go. Now the important stuff, just what do you think will be announced at this one? From the looks of the graphic above, it appears it will be music oriented, so does this mean that the long rumored revamped Apple TV won't be announced after all? Perhaps this one is for iTunes in the Cloud? Any thoughts?

Tags: event, , september 1

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Win a $50 Gift Card in the Easiest Contest Ever

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Events" @ 09:00 AM

Hey there Thoughts Media community! I was looking through an interesting discussion thread the other day, and I found myself realizing it was somewhat difficult to figure out who was saying what. Why? Because I'm a very visual person, and when I look at a discussion thread, I see avatars before I see the posting name. Back in the phpBB days, everyone had an avatar for their profile - but since we migrated to vBulletin a couple of years ago, it seems like adding an avatar to your profile is no longer the cool thing to do. Well, I say we make it cool again!

Here's all you have to do in order to be in the running to win a $50 gift card for upload an avatar to your forum profile, and post a message as a response to this post telling me what you'd use the $50 gift card for. That's it - could you possibly imagine an easier contest? :-) If you don't want to upload a picture of yourself, there are many places to find avatars online (here, here, or here for starters). Keep them tasteful, respectful, and a maximum of 100 pixels by 100 pixels in size, and 19.5 KB or smaller. Non-animated GIFs and JPEGs are supported.

One comment per person, and I'll leave this contest open for a full week, closing it down on Thursday the 29th of July at 12pm GMT -7. Let's see those avatars!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Are You Prepared for the Apple Event Today?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"iLounge is headed to Cupertino, California to provide live coverage of Apple's iPhone OS 4 event. The event will be held at Apple's campus within its Town Hall presentation room, and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time."

iLounge isn't the only one going either. Several blogs and news sites will be there so you have a choice in how you get your coverage. Here are a few of them to check out for the coverage today:

It will be interesting to see just what Apple is coming up with so pick a site and watch the show. We shall see if encece is right about his predictions!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Apple Event This Thursday, iPhone 4.0?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"Well, we didn't really expect this to come so soon after the iPad release, but sure enough, Apple is going to show us the iPhone 4.0 operating system this Thursday."

Well, all the clues are there, especially the big number 4 on the invite. There is lots of speculation out there as to what is going to be included in the new operating system, so what do you think will be unveiled? I'm pretty sure multi-tasking will be one of the items, or at least I'm hoping it will be, what are your thoughts? 

Monday, December 14, 2009

The SHURE Headphones Contest Closes Tomorrow

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Events" @ 05:00 PM

This is a quick reminder that our giveaway of three pairs of SHURE SE210 headphones ends on the 15th of this month, so if you haven't already entered, you'd better do so quickly!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Win 1 of 3 Pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM

We've got another great contest for you, and this time because it's an accessory that works with so many different products, it's a network-wide contest. The prizes? I'm giving away three pairs of SHURE SE210 Earphones (MSRP $179.99 USD), courtesy of the generous folks at Shure. Our very own David Tucker reviewed this earphones back in September, and he loved them - so I'm sure the three winners will as well. The SE210's feature a noise-isolating sleeves that block 90 percent of the ambient noise, and the more noise you can block out, the more you can enjoy your tunes.

What do you have to do to win? Simply post a message in this discussion thread telling me which type of device (or devices) you'd use the headphones with. A Windows Mobile smartphone? A Zune? An iPod? An iPhone? A netbook or laptop? That's it - one post per person, and the contest closes on Tuesday the 15th of December at 12pm GMT -7. This contest is world-wide; I'll be shipping you the prizes myself.

Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so ensure that you have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

Let's see those entries!

UPDATE:The contest is now closed, and the three winners are GqSkrub, webguy248, and deenoo. Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see so many entries! And big thanks to SHURE for donating the prizes!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The HP Magic Giveaway: $6000 in Hardware & Software to One Winner, Who Will Share It!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:22 AM

UPDATE: Our contest is now live, post your entry here.

Remember that awesome 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway contest Digital Home Thoughts was a part of earlier this year? Well this new contest from HP that we've been invited to partake in dwarfs that one on a number of levels. First, the prize pack is even bigger: $6000 in total prizes, consisting of one desktop PC, three laptops, a Media Center extender, a printer, and some software and accessories. Whew! There's some awesome hardware here. The scope is bigger too: there are 50 different blogs involved, and they range from tech blogs like this one, to women's blogs, to student blogs, to Spanish and Portuguese blogs. The complete list is further on in this post. If you do the math, that's $300,000 USD in total prizes, thanks to HP and Microsoft's Windows Live team.

The HP Magic Giveaway is designed around the idea of the magic of sharing, so it's not a coincidence that it's happening as we lead up to the Christmas & holiday season. Each blog is running their own type of contest (and you can enter all of them), but the idea that many of us are focusing on is sharing. One person probably doesn't need four computers all to themselves, so when I kick off my contest later on, it will include some sort of prize-sharing element. Start thinking of who and how you'd share this with others. A contest like this is even more timely when you look around at the financial markets world-wide, and even in your neighbourhood. Stay tuned for more details on my contest.

So what's included in this huge giveaway? Here's the full list:


HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC

HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

HP MediaSmart Connect

HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)

HP Mini 1000 (with XP)


HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)

HP 564 Photo Value Pak [thanks for the PDF Gear Diary!]

Software & Entertainment

• Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)

• Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses

• Microsoft Windows Live

Corel VideoStudio X2

Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)


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