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Friday, December 2, 2011

Apple Lease With MTA Under Review

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 02:00 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/12/01/state...away-the-store/

"Following yesterday's report from the New York Post detailing Apple's lease with the MTA for their new Grand Central retail store, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans on looking into the deal and ensuring 'MTA hasn't given away the store'."

Well, charging $60 per square foot when the going rate is $200 per square foot would lead one to believe they are getting one heckuva deal wouldn't it? However apparently that is only for the first year and over the life of the least the average is $180 per square foot, so I guess it isn't too far off, but in light of questionable practices by the MTA, they are going ahead with the investigation into the lease.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Manhattan and Brooklyn, Bring Out Your Dead... Electronics That is...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Talk" @ 08:00 AM

http://archives.subscribermail.com/...1a8d1df0917.htm

"You got all the tech gifts you wished for this holiday season, so now it's time to bring your old stuff to Tekserve for proper disposal. Don't miss our eWaste Recycling Event, this Saturday, Jan. 15th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of our store, as well as Sunday and next weekend across Manhattan and Brooklyn."

Fans of Monte Python will recognize the reference in the title, but the point is that you can take your old electronics gear to several locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn tomorrow. Great way to get rid of that stuff that has been collecting dust, and while you are at it you can enter to win several prize drawings, one of which is a new MacBook Air 11 inch laptop. Everything to gain, nothing to lose, except for some electronic junk I suppose.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Don't Bother if You Have Sold Your Soul to Steve Jobs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:20 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/06/guy-...have-an-iphone/

"An ad posted to Craigslist yesterday is from an open-minded sort of guy who wants a roommate for an apartment in Soho. Sounds typical, right? Here's the catch: He insists that prospective roommates not have an iPhone or an iPad."

And if you are a bronze leaguer on StarCraft 2, you are also out of luck! You can see the ad for yourself on Craigslist.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

New York Gets Better Service From AT&T

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/06/30/atan...ce-is-improved/

"While AT&T's service has been notoriously bad even before the iPhone launch, iPhone users in New York City have suffered some of the worst of it, with one Apple Genius reportedly saying that 30% dropped call rate was average. (I think he misspelled "atrocious.")"

But since the upgrade announced this week in New York, that should stop yes? According to Marco.org the answer is most definitely yes. How about some reports from our New York readership, have you noticed the improvement?


Friday, June 4, 2010

Amtrak to Provide Wi-Fi on the Acela Express

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...express.trains/

"After a trial run that proved to be a great success, Amtrak has said it will make free Wi-Fi access standard on its Acela Express trains. After a three month test period, the Washington, DC to Boston run will be the first route to get the service, with more being added in the future. During the trial, 39 percent of riders, or about 115,000, signed on."

They say they have tested it, I'm curious how well it actually works. But good for them for at least providing it for free. The Amtrak Acela Express runs from Boston, through New York and Philadelphia, and down to Washington D.C. The service is set to start in the late fall of this year.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Assault or Miscommunication?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2...e_employee.html

"Actor Richard Belzer found himself on the wrong side of the law after an employee at a Manhattan Apple store told cops the "Law & Order" star attacked her, police sources said."

After reviewing the tape of the incident, NYPD said at best it was harassment, not assault, since Belzer didn't "choke" her as the victim alleges. I haven taken more calls than I can count from victims of crimes that, to put it mildly, exaggerated what happened to them. I'm not saying she is doing this, and that she wasn't scared, but under the law it appears her charges are unfounded when it comes to saying Belzer "attacked and choked" her. I'm just anticipating a civil suit next from her, call me cynical.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Order Online! Well, Unless You are in NYC

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._residents.html

"Apple's exclusive U.S. iPhone wireless provider AT&T began halting online sales of the touch-screen device to residents of New York City and its surrounding areas this past weekend but has been unable to provide a reasonable explanation as to why."

Image Credit: Pragmatics Anonymous

So AT&T is fast, but it doesn't do you much good if you can't buy an iPhone! Stuff like this does nothing good for a company, something AT&T should already have learned. Being honest with your customer is the only solution, not offering several different excuses that don't make any sense. "New York isn't ready for the iPhone" doesn't really make sense if you are then told to go to a brick and mortar store to buy one, in New York! It is all weirdness and someone really dropped the ball in making sure that the communication about this situation was going to be consistent.

And now they have resumed selling online per Reuters


Monday, May 11, 2009

Tekserve Updates Their Free Mac FAQ Book

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/140...html?lsrc=mwnws

"New York City's famous Tekserve, independent Apple store and service center, has made available a new Mac FAQ book. It's available for free (if you're near Tekserve and want to stop in and grab a copy); shipping and handling cost $4.95."

This is a pretty good FAQ manual, and you can't beat the price, even if you do have to have it shipped. You can also go to the online FAQ page and peruse the updated list, which is pretty complete. If you are in New York City however, might be worth a trip down to the Tekserve store to pick up your free copy. Any excuse to go to an Apple retailer is a good excuse yes?


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New York to Tax Digital Downloads

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...e_new_york.html

"Gov. Paterson's proposed $121 billion budget hits New Yorkers in their iPods - and nickels-and-dimes them in lots of other places, too. Trying to close a $15.4 billion budget gap, Paterson called for 88 new fees and a host of other taxes, including an "iPod tax" that taxes the sale of downloaded music and other "digitally delivered entertainment services." "We're going to have to take some extreme measures," Paterson said Tuesday after unveiling the slash-and-burn budget."

I don't know if I care that much about this. My initial reaction to this was "Don't they already tax those?" I had to look at some old iTunes receipts to see if they did (they most certainly don't). I'm not happy paying more, but if I went and bought the CD I'd have to pay sales tax on that just the same. Of course, with a CD you own the music, so paying the sales tax on something you own is one thing; your right to own a CD is a little more set in stone than your right to "own" a digital download. I know I'm probably opening up a can of worms, but what do you all think? I'm guessing most of you are going to be very much against this. Am I wrong?


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