Category Archives: Technology

Are You Siri-us?!

Are You Siri-us?!
An Analysis from a non-expert fanboy on the iPhone 4S
BY: Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp

For those who don’t know, which I’m not sure where you have been, but it must be a great resort, Apple had a conference on October 4th, 2011, unveiling various stuff, and recapping other stuff – all Apple gadgetry.

This was the biggest hyped conference so far since the rumors were as big as California, or even the Steve Jobs legacy. Possible TWO iPhones released in ONE event. All sorts of rumors on design looks, iPhone 5 cases that were “shipped”, people hacking into factories for details and stuff. It was huge. Read the rest of this entry

The End of the Computer Cold War

The End of the Computer Cold War
By: Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp (a.k.a. DJ Mappquest)

So if you haven’t got the memo yet, HP has announced that it will discontinue production of its Touch Pad, and cellphones with WebOS, as well as discontinue producing manufacturing of computers, although it looks a spin-off company could emerge to continue manufacturing.  HP wishes to focus strictly on software development.  A little bit weird, but it’s happening so everyone has to get use to it.

To fully understand the context of this move, let me tell you this.  HP is the largest computer manufacturer in the world.  Basically, one of every five computers sold is an HP. Read the rest of this entry

Sorry Big Brother

So if you haven’t heard, it seems the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is looking at limiting users access to social networking and instant communication places (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and Blackberry Messenger for the few poor souls left there) in light of the long days and nights of rioting. Read the rest of this entry

Plus One or Minus One – A few thoughts on Google+

Plus One or Minus One – A few thoughts on Google+
By: Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp (a.k.a. DJ Mappquest)

So if you didn’t get the memo, there’s a new social network kid on the block, and it’s from a familiar name.  Google+ is its name, and networking is its game.  Everyone should have heard of this by now between friends asking for an invite into the slowly growing social network, or between other people saying, “Google+ > Facebook” or other similar comments.  Some critics and analysts are going so far as to say Google+ will be the new Facebook.  I disagree. Read the rest of this entry

This! Is!…Facebook?

By: Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp (a.k.a. DJ Mappquest)

So for those who are out of the loop on tech, let me fill you in.  A lot of things finally make sense from past news.  Sporadically over the last six to nine months, Zynga has been buying various programming companies, which includes Newtoy Inc., the original makers of Words with Friends.  I am not sure many people put to question my question which was – why?

Did these acquisitions go towards bettering their services in their hit apps like Farmville, Cityville, or making a new app called Empires and Allies?  Sort of.  But Zynga is also aiding an industry giant – Facebook. Read the rest of this entry

The iCloud and I

The iCloud and I
By Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp (a.k.a. DJ Mappquest)

If you haven’t heard, Steve has spoken. Not just any Steve, Steve Jobs. On Monday Apple announced the iCloud – Apple’s version of going to the cloud. One unique feature that has peaked many’s interest is iTunes Match. Read the rest of this entry

Wii Lose?

By: Josue “Josh” Alvarez Mapp (a.k.a. DJ Mappquest)

So earlier this week, Nintendo announced its follow to arguably one of the best casual gaming systems ever – the Nintendo Wii.  The Wii was one of the champs that dug deep and attracted people to gaming who in most normal worlds (PC gaming, PS3, Microsoft X-Box 360, etc.) would never have come about to.  And for roughly two years, Nintendo reigned as king of the casual gamers and otherwise unexploited market of possible gaming consumers.  Eventually Sony and Microsoft wanted a cut and made their own peripherals to go along with their systems.  Personally, I believe Nintendo still had the upper hand because that is what it was designed for, plus it was cheaper. Read the rest of this entry