Pre-order mix

A mixture of several different things and phenomena, but in general I want to tell you about something else. Or rather, advice. Somehow, a heading under the experimental name “Restoration is subject to” is formed by itself. Now the Sony VAIO P is already on the second examination, and I will please you with an article about the bay of laptops and the fight against this phenomenon. The iPhone 2G, crushed by the wheel, but not surrendered, will soon be restored. The wife's Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is still waiting for its turn - it just stopped working, plus the glue leaked. And it doesn't charge. Good things should not die and fall on the shelves! I think so. Do you think it would be interesting to read? After all, it’s not just recovery, communicating with service workers, you get such a heap of information - another universe.

Calm, only calm

As many of you know, an interesting and exciting "Order Your iPad" event started on Apple's website Friday. Six modifications are available. These are the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPads with WiFi only, and the same devices with WiFi + 3G. The prices are interesting, for the first three models they are 499, 599 and 699 dollars, versions with 3G cost 629, 729 and 829 dollars plus the cost of the operator's services.

Naturally, the closure of the Apple website did not go unnoticed. Everyone interested began to drool and spread rumors after the first minutes of the appearance of the corresponding stub. The rumors were understandable: what if not only the iPad appears, but something else. But there were only tablets plus accessories for them. These are a regular cradle, a keyboard cradle, a power supply, an unusual case, an adapter for connecting to a monitor (VGA) and a headset. There is one more thing - the iPad Camera Connection Kit. As written on the site, the accessory allows you to import photos and videos from the camera in two ways: via a USB cable or from an SD card. This thing just surprises me. These are two adapters, one with USB, the second with a card slot. Did I make a stand after hearing about this? Yes. For example, when you go on vacation, you can take your iPad with you and dump photos directly into the tablet's memory. Here you can also look at the large display, delete something, send something to mom and dad. For me, this is the most necessary accessory for the device. And now I’m wondering, but will it be possible to dump something into the iPad’s memory from a memory card in addition to photos and videos? Can you connect an external hard drive to a USB hub? There is a lot of room for people responsible for creating custom versions of software for Apple devices.

I would like to note that the company has not had so many original, unique accessories for one device for a long time. This is no accident, in Apple, apparently, they want first of all to demonstrate the expansion capabilities, the versatility of the iPad. I liked the keyboard docking station, it is somewhat reminiscent of add-ons for laptops. The information on Apple's website is as follows: "The iPad Keyboard Dock is an iPad charging port integrated with a full-size keyboard. This is a rear-mounted 30-pin connector that allows you to connect the device to an electrical outlet via a USB power adapter, synchronize data with a computer, and use accessories such as the Camera Connection Kit. You can connect a stereo system or active speakers through the audio jack. As far as I understand, the keyboard here is "built-in", it cannot be removed for use with anything else. I wonder if it's possible to connect MagicMouse via Bluetooth, I'm curious how the operation of this device could look like. The keyboard stand costs $70.

The hard case is not easy, it easily turns the iPad into a photo frame, I think this thing is a must-have item, it costs $ 40, it's inexpensive.

Accessories, I repeat, leave an extremely pleasant impression. And the attitude towards the device itself has changed a bit. Look, the keyboard stand. Helps to work with mail, contacts, notes.

As one friend, a natural Apple maniac, said, buying an iPad is worth it, if only because it's another new cool thing from your favorite company. I haven't quite gotten into the spirit yet. And before buying, I would like to understand what benefits you get. Everything is clear with the iPhone and iPod Touch, but what will the iPad give the consumer? It seems to me that at the moment testers will stumble on this - everything seems to be great, and not very expensive, and a universal device. But the potential of the iPad will be revealed with the advent of new special applications, expanding functionality. I would like to believe that versions without 3G will get to Russia soon. Of course, if you are impatient now, you can bring the device from the USA (or ask someone). There will be, of course, a gray market, without it nowhere. The approximate price of the younger version of the iPad in Russia in off-white channels can be about twenty thousand rubles.

Twitter experience

I want to share with you some of my impressions of the Twitter network. Many are just now registering, many have registered for a long time, but have not tasted the charms. The main question is why do I need it. The answer seems to be obvious: for communication. But this is not entirely true. At least for me. I decided to offer you a purely subjective view of Twitter, from the point of view of not only a journalist.

Firstly, Twitter is very reminiscent of a group of grandmothers at the entrance. One tells about Stalin's advantages over other politicians. This is her main skill. The second is about prices. The third is about how to properly lead the house and family. The fourth does not say anything at all, but only turns her head around and agrees. Imagine that you can listen to all grandmothers, or you can choose the first or second. Second or third. You yourself can become the fourth grandmother - just listen and say nothing. Here is such a system. On Twitter, the most important thing is to find interesting people, follow them and slowly write yourself.

Secondly, what to write. Despite my profession, I am also interested in a number of other issues. How to take apart socks. Who, where and what buys in online stores. It's great to ask questions on Twitter, in a few minutes you can get answers from those who follow you. The reaction speed is great. After all, grandmothers at the entrance sometimes sit there all day. On Twitter, the movement never stops. If Muscovites have already fallen asleep, people in other cities do not sleep and write something, write, write.

Thirdly, there is a great temptation to perpetuate trips to the toilet, “how well I ate”, “I am sitting in such and such a club”, but already now this is a kind of mauvais ton. Many Twitterers are looking for their specialty, their special style, their special short stories. No one canceled the news, moreover, news related both to the creator of the “tweet” and to the world in general. Eldar (@eldarmurtazin) on his Twitter very often publishes fast news about new devices, services, prices. This is interesting - first, the information gets into the "Twi", and then, when the feedback is received, the nuances are clarified, you can write in LiveJournal or on the default website. I do that too. The reverse method also works, when there is an article on Mobile-review or a post on LiveJournal, it is very cool to make a post on Twitter, to evaluate the reaction. If it is, it's not a very good sign. The most interesting thing is that the audiences of Twitter and LiveJournal, it seems to me, do not overlap very much. I see that on both services, many readers have both accounts, but about thirty percent more readers on Twitter. Either registration is later, or the service is more fashionable and convenient. Whether "bots" more. This can also be.

Sometimes journalists, sitting at the presentation, arrange a broadcast directly on Twitter. All you have to do is follow what they say and ask questions. For example, Alexey Goncharov (@goncharov) often does this. Over time, each active Twitter user develops his own handwriting, and this is interesting. It seems that you can’t really fit anything in 140 characters - but no, it’s not true. There are a huge number of options.

Finally, we must not forget that Twitter sometimes becomes (for me) a full-fledged replacement for SMS. Recently in the evening I read that a colleague was packing his bags in Norway and was going to fly to Moscow. He tweeted about it. As you know, in Russia the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3 is still being delayed. From the fourth https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 March transfer to the sixth, then to the ninth, to the tenth, to the fifteenth, to the end of the month. Therefore, I asked Vladimir directly on Twitter to help me and another friend. We phoned, and now the long-awaited disk is already crossing time zones. Unfortunately, one, it was the last one in the store.

But there would be no Twitter, and I would hardly know that Vladimir packs things and cannot pack them. It is unlikely that he would call me about this or write a message. I gave only one example, but it is far from the only one.

Of course, the widespread imposition of Twitter and Facebook is sometimes terribly infuriating, if I more or less figured out the first one, then the second one remains incomprehensible. What people are doing there, why they need friends - all this is incomprehensible. From “twi” there is at least some benefit, and sometimes significant. When used correctly.

New blackberries

Once upon a time, new Blackberries appeared very rarely - well, what's the point of constantly updating the line if the point is not in phones, but in services? Not so long ago, the situation has changed, new blackberries appear every few months. Rather, the company constantly delivers rumors, in the best traditions of the market. As a rule, most spy photos turn out to be real. Probably, sometimes the manufacturer looks at the reaction of the public to the "thrown" information, this helps to make a decision on the release or, conversely, the death of the product. Standard practice. As far as I remember, in one of the mixes I already spoke about the new Pearl. For some reason, two code names are mentioned, this is Striker or Stratus, more important is the replacement of the cult model 8100. One of the smallest Blackberries, the main advantages are long battery life, good call quality, comfortable keyboard, despite the size of the case. The successor of the case, the "striker" or 9100 (it seems that the index will be like that), turns out to be interesting. Even less, with a metal cover, instead of a ball - an optical joystick and, as it became known not so long ago, there are interesting points. Photos of the keyboard of the new Pearl appeared on the network, as many as three incarnations. A full-fledged QWERTY, a clamshell with a ball instead of a touchpad and dual buttons, a monoblock with a touchpad and dual buttons. A detailed video of this phone has somehow been leaked to YouTube.

Here is the double button version. On the top end - multimedia key to start and stop playback. I liked the device in absentia, but now you can still count on the appearance of a version with the usual QWERTY, even if it will be miniature.

And one more piece of news - there are photos of the Blackberry slider, a very strange device. You can evaluate these shots yourself. Most commentators on various sites express clear dissatisfaction. True, some strange apparatus.

Bad Company 2 - greetings from Norway

I already said above that a friend brought Bad Company 2 for PS3 from Norway, I want to tell you a little about the features of the PS3 version. I was afraid that the game would be in some exotic language. The box says English, the manuals are in local languages, but who knows. When the game was installed on the console's hard drive, there was no limit to the surprise - it turned out to be in Russian. This applies to all texts and voice acting. Apparently, depending on the region installed on the console, one or another language pack is activated. This means that you do not need to be afraid to order Bad Company 2 from abroad, everything will be in order. I have an extended version, in the kit - a code for downloading maps, but so far my hands have not reached. Also opened some equipment, a Colt M1911 pistol, a Thompson submachine gun with a regular, not a disk magazine. As a member of the Battlefield Veterans program, they were given the M1 Garand rifle. In general, they gave it away, it's better to buy the extended version, it's true. For here, in contrast to Modern Warfare 2, obtaining titles is not at all so rapid. New "buns" do not open very quickly, no matter how well you play in multiplayer. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who play for an hour or two a day. If you sit for days, everything will be faster, but health is more expensive.

And the most important plus for PS3 owners. If, while playing the first Bad Company, I periodically encountered inability to connect, terrible lags, menu crashes, then Bad Company 2 here behaves smoothly, quietly, peacefully and quickly. Having tried multiplayer for the first time, I encountered small lags. Played during the day, the channel may have been overloaded. In the evening - no problem. And this is on healthy maps, where on each side there are a couple of tanks, plus infantry fighting vehicles, helicopters in the sky, and a bunch of other players, and everything around is being destroyed. In general, it's nice.

You have probably already read about multiplayer, I have nothing to add here - excellent.

Pre-order mix

A mixture of several different things and phenomena, but in general I want to tell you about something else. Or rather, advice. Somehow, a heading under the experimental name "Restoration - subject to" is formed by itself. Now the Sony VAIO P is already on the second examination, and I will please you with an article about the bay of laptops and the fight against this phenomenon. The iPhone 2G, crushed by the wheel, but not surrendered, will soon be restored. The wife's Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is still waiting for its turn - it just stopped working, plus the glue leaked. And it doesn't charge. Good things should not die and fall on the shelves! I think so. Do you think it would be interesting to read? After all, it’s not just recovery, communicating with service workers, you get such a heap of information - another universe.

Calm, only calm

As many of you know, an interesting and exciting "Order Your iPad" event started on Apple's website Friday. Six modifications are available. These are the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPads with WiFi only, and the same devices with WiFi + 3G. The prices are interesting, for the first three models they are 499, 599 and 699 dollars, versions with 3G cost 629, 729 and 829 dollars plus the cost of the operator's services.

Naturally, the closure of the Apple website did not go unnoticed. Everyone interested began to drool and spread rumors after the first minutes of the appearance of the corresponding stub. The rumors were understandable: what if not only the iPad appears, but something else. But there were only tablets plus accessories for them. These are a regular cradle, a keyboard cradle, a power supply, an unusual case, an adapter for connecting to a monitor (VGA) and a headset. There is one more thing - the iPad Camera Connection Kit. As written on the site, the accessory allows you to import photos and videos from the camera in two ways: via a USB cable or from an SD card. This thing just surprises me. These are two adapters, one with USB, the second with a card slot. Did I make a stand after hearing about this? Yes. For example, when you go on vacation, you can take your iPad with you and dump photos directly into the tablet's memory. Here you can also look at the large display, delete something, send something to mom and dad. For me, this is the most necessary accessory for the device. And now I’m wondering, but will it be possible to dump something into the iPad’s memory from a memory card in addition to photos and videos? Can you connect an external hard drive to a USB hub? There is a lot of room for people responsible for creating custom versions of software for Apple devices.

I would like to note that the company has not had so many original, unique accessories for one device for a long time. This is no accident, in Apple, apparently, they want first of all to demonstrate the expansion capabilities, the versatility of the iPad. I liked the keyboard docking station, it is somewhat reminiscent of add-ons for laptops. The information on Apple's website is as follows: "The iPad Keyboard Dock is an iPad charging port integrated with a full-size keyboard. This is a rear-mounted 30-pin connector that allows you to connect the device to an electrical outlet via a USB power adapter, synchronize data with a computer, and use accessories such as the Camera Connection Kit. You can connect a stereo system or active speakers through the audio jack. As far as I understand, the keyboard here is "built-in", it cannot be removed for use with anything else. I wonder if it's possible to connect MagicMouse via Bluetooth, I'm curious how the operation of this device could look like. The keyboard stand costs $70.

The hard case is not easy, it easily turns the iPad into a photo frame, I think this thing is a must-have item, it costs $ 40, it's inexpensive.

Accessories, I repeat, leave an extremely pleasant impression. And the attitude towards the device itself has changed a bit. Look, the keyboard stand. Helps to work with mail, contacts, notes.

As one friend, a natural Apple maniac, said, buying an iPad is worth it, if only because it's another new cool thing from your favorite company. I haven't quite gotten into the spirit yet. And before buying, I would like to understand what benefits you get. Everything is clear with the iPhone and iPod Touch, but what will the iPad give the consumer? It seems to me that at the moment testers will stumble on this - everything seems to be great, and not very expensive, and a universal device. But the potential of the iPad will be revealed with the advent of new special applications, expanding functionality. I would like to believe that versions without 3G will get to Russia soon. Of course, if you are impatient now, you can bring the device from the USA (or ask someone). There will be, of course, a gray market, without it nowhere. The approximate price of the younger version of the iPad in Russia in off-white channels can be about twenty thousand rubles.

Twitter experience

I want to share with you some of my impressions of the Twitter network. Many are just now registering, many have registered for a long time, but have not tasted the charms. The main question is why do I need it. The answer seems to be obvious: for communication. But this is not entirely true. At least for me. I decided to offer you a purely subjective view of Twitter, from the point of view of not only a journalist.

Firstly, Twitter is very reminiscent of a group of grandmothers at the entrance. One tells about Stalin's advantages over other politicians. This is her main skill. The second is about prices. The third is about how to properly lead the house and family. The fourth does not say anything at all, but only turns her head around and agrees. Imagine that you can listen to all grandmothers, or you can choose the first or second. Second or third. You yourself can become the fourth grandmother - just listen and say nothing. Here is such a system. On Twitter, the most important thing is to find interesting people, follow them and slowly write yourself.

Secondly, what to write. Despite my profession, I am also interested in a number of other issues. How to take apart socks. Who, where and what buys in online stores. It's great to ask questions on Twitter, in a few minutes you can get answers from those who follow you. The reaction speed is great. After all, grandmothers at the entrance sometimes sit there all day. On Twitter, the movement never stops. If Muscovites have already fallen asleep, people in other cities do not sleep and write something, write, write.

Thirdly, there is a great temptation to perpetuate trips to the toilet, “how well I ate”, “I am sitting in such and such a club”, but already now this is a kind of mauvais ton. Many Twitterers are looking for their specialty, their special style, their special short stories. No one canceled the news, moreover, news related both to the creator of the “tweet” and to the world in general. Eldar (@eldarmurtazin) on his Twitter very often publishes fast news about new devices, services, prices. This is interesting - first, the information gets into the "Twi", and then, when the feedback is received, the nuances are clarified, you can write in LiveJournal or on the default website. I do that too. The reverse method also works, when there is an article on Mobile-review or a post on LiveJournal, it is very cool to make a post on Twitter, to evaluate the reaction. If it is, it's not a very good sign. The most interesting thing is that the audiences of Twitter and LiveJournal, it seems to me, do not overlap very much. I see that on both services, many readers have both accounts, but about thirty percent more readers on Twitter. Either registration is later, or the service is more fashionable and convenient. Whether "bots" more. This can also be.

Sometimes journalists, sitting at the presentation, arrange a broadcast directly on Twitter. All you have to do is follow what they say and ask questions. For example, Alexey Goncharov (@goncharov) often does this. Over time, each active Twitter user develops his own handwriting, and this is interesting. It seems that you can’t really fit anything in 140 characters - but no, it’s not true. There are a huge number of options.

Finally, we must not forget that Twitter sometimes becomes (for me) a full-fledged replacement for SMS. Recently in the evening I read that a colleague was packing his bags in Norway and was going to fly to Moscow. He tweeted about it. As you know, in Russia the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3 is still being delayed. From the fourth https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 March transfer to the sixth, then to the ninth, to the tenth, to the fifteenth, to the end of the month. Therefore, I asked Vladimir directly on Twitter to help me and another friend. We phoned, and now the long-awaited disk is already crossing time zones. Unfortunately, one, it was the last one in the store.

But there would be no Twitter, and I would hardly know that Vladimir packs things and cannot pack them. It is unlikely that he would call me about this or write a message. I gave only one example, but it is far from the only one.

Of course, the widespread imposition of Twitter and Facebook is sometimes terribly infuriating, if I more or less figured out the first one, then the second one remains incomprehensible. What people are doing there, why they need friends - all this is incomprehensible. From “twi” there is at least some benefit, and sometimes significant. When used correctly.

New blackberries

Once upon a time, new Blackberries appeared very rarely - well, what's the point of constantly updating the line if the point is not in phones, but in services? Not so long ago, the situation has changed, new blackberries appear every few months. Rather, the company constantly delivers rumors, in the best traditions of the market. As a rule, most spy photos turn out to be real. Probably, sometimes the manufacturer looks at the reaction of the public to the "thrown" information, this helps to make a decision on the release or, conversely, the death of the product. Standard practice. As far as I remember, in one of the mixes I already spoke about the new Pearl. For some reason, two code names are mentioned, this is Striker or Stratus, more important is the replacement of the cult model 8100. One of the smallest Blackberries, the main advantages are long battery life, good call quality, comfortable keyboard, despite the size of the case. The successor of the case, the "striker" or 9100 (it seems that the index will be like that), turns out to be interesting. Even less, with a metal cover, instead of a ball - an optical joystick and, as it became known not so long ago, there are interesting points. Photos of the keyboard of the new Pearl appeared on the network, as many as three incarnations. A full-fledged QWERTY, a clamshell with a ball instead of a touchpad and dual buttons, a monoblock with a touchpad and dual buttons. A detailed video of this phone has somehow been leaked to YouTube.

Here is the double button version. On the top end - multimedia key to start and stop playback. I liked the device in absentia, but now you can still count on the appearance of a version with the usual QWERTY, even if it will be miniature.

And one more piece of news - there are photos of the Blackberry slider, a very strange device. You can evaluate these shots yourself. Most commentators on various sites express clear dissatisfaction. True, some strange device.

Bad Company 2 - greetings from Norway

I already said above that a friend brought Bad Company 2 for PS3 from Norway, I want to tell you a little about the features of the PS3 version. I was afraid that the game would be in some exotic language. The box says English, the manuals are in local languages, but who knows. When the game was installed on the console's hard drive, there was no limit to the surprise - it turned out to be in Russian. This applies to all texts and voice acting. Apparently, depending on the region installed on the console, one or another language pack is activated. This means that you do not need to be afraid to order Bad Company 2 from abroad, everything will be in order. I have an extended version, in the kit - a code for downloading maps, but so far my hands have not reached. Also opened some equipment, a Colt M1911 pistol, a Thompson submachine gun with a regular, not a disk magazine. As a member of the Battlefield Veterans program, they were given the M1 Garand rifle. In general, they gave it away, it's better to buy the extended version, it's true. For here, in contrast to Modern Warfare 2, obtaining titles is not at all so rapid. New "buns" do not open very quickly, no matter how well you play in multiplayer. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who play for an hour or two a day. If you sit for days, everything will be faster, but health is more expensive.

And the most important plus for PS3 owners. If, while playing the first Bad Company, I periodically encountered inability to connect, terrible lags, menu crashes, then Bad Company 2 here behaves smoothly, quietly, peacefully and quickly. Having tried multiplayer for the first time, I encountered small lags. Played during the day, the channel may have been overloaded. In the evening - no problem. And this is on healthy maps, where on each side there are a couple of tanks, plus infantry fighting vehicles, helicopters in the sky, and a bunch of other players, and everything around is being destroyed. In general, it's nice.

You have probably already read about multiplayer, I have nothing to add here - excellent.

Pre-order mix

A mixture of several different things and phenomena, but in general I want to tell you about something else. Or rather, advice. Somehow, a heading under the experimental name “Restoration is subject to” is formed by itself. Now the Sony VAIO P is already on the second examination, and I will please you with an article about the bay of laptops and the fight against this phenomenon. The iPhone 2G, crushed by the wheel, but not surrendered, will soon be restored. The wife's Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is still waiting for its turn - it just stopped working, plus the glue leaked. And it doesn't charge. Good things should not die and fall on the shelves! I think so. Do you think it would be interesting to read? After all, it’s not just recovery, communicating with service workers, you get such a heap of information - another universe.

Calm, only calm

As many of you know, an interesting and exciting "Order Your iPad" event started on Apple's website Friday. Six modifications are available. These are the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPads with WiFi only, and the same devices with WiFi + 3G. The prices are interesting, for the first three models they are 499, 599 and 699 dollars, versions with 3G cost 629, 729 and 829 dollars plus the cost of the operator's services.

Naturally, the closure of the Apple website did not go unnoticed. Everyone interested began to drool and spread rumors after the first minutes of the appearance of the corresponding stub. The rumors were understandable: what if not only the iPad appears, but something else. But there were only tablets plus accessories for them. These are a regular cradle, a keyboard cradle, a power supply, an unusual case, an adapter for connecting to a monitor (VGA) and a headset. There is one more thing - the iPad Camera Connection Kit. As written on the site, the accessory allows you to import photos and videos from the camera in two ways: via a USB cable or from an SD card. This thing just surprises me. These are two adapters, one with USB, the second with a card slot. Did I make a stand after hearing about this? Yes. For example, when you go on vacation, you can take your iPad with you and dump photos directly into the tablet's memory. Here you can also look at the large display, delete something, send something to mom and dad. For me, this is the most necessary accessory for the device. And now I’m wondering, but will it be possible to dump something into the iPad’s memory from a memory card in addition to photos and videos? Can you connect an external hard drive to a USB hub? There is a lot of room for people responsible for creating custom versions of software for Apple devices.

I would like to note that the company has not had so many original, unique accessories for one device for a long time. This is no accident, in Apple, apparently, they want first of all to demonstrate the expansion capabilities, the versatility of the iPad. I liked the keyboard docking station, it is somewhat reminiscent of add-ons for laptops. The information on Apple's website is as follows: "The iPad Keyboard Dock is an iPad charging port integrated with a full-size keyboard. This is a rear-mounted 30-pin connector that allows you to connect the device to an electrical outlet via a USB power adapter, synchronize data with a computer, and use accessories such as the Camera Connection Kit. You can connect a stereo system or active speakers through the audio jack. As far as I understand, the keyboard here is "built-in", it cannot be removed for use with anything else. I wonder if it's possible to connect MagicMouse via Bluetooth, I'm curious how the operation of this device could look like. The keyboard stand costs $70.

The hard case is not easy, it easily turns the iPad into a photo frame, I think this thing is a must-have item, it costs $ 40, it's inexpensive.

Accessories, I repeat, leave an extremely pleasant impression. And the attitude towards the device itself has changed a bit. Look, the keyboard stand. Helps to work with mail, contacts, notes.

As one friend, a natural Apple maniac, said, buying an iPad is worth it, if only because it's another new cool thing from your favorite company. I haven't quite gotten into the spirit yet. And before buying, I would like to understand what benefits you get. Everything is clear with the iPhone and iPod Touch, but what will the iPad give the consumer? It seems to me that at the moment testers will stumble on this - everything seems to be great, and not very expensive, and a universal device. But the potential of the iPad will be revealed with the advent of new special applications, expanding functionality. I would like to believe that versions without 3G will get to Russia soon. Of course, if you are impatient now, you can bring the device from the USA (or ask someone). There will be, of course, a gray market, without it nowhere. The approximate price of the younger version of the iPad in Russia in off-white channels can be about twenty thousand rubles.

Twitter experience

I want to share with you some of my impressions of the Twitter network. Many are just now registering, many have registered for a long time, but have not tasted the charms. The main question is why do I need it. The answer seems to be obvious: for communication. But this is not entirely true. At least for me. I decided to offer you a purely subjective view of Twitter, from the point of view of not only a journalist.

Firstly, Twitter is very reminiscent of a group of grandmothers at the entrance. One tells about Stalin's advantages over other politicians. This is her main skill. The second is about prices. The third is about how to properly lead the house and family. The fourth does not say anything at all, but only turns her head around and agrees. Imagine that you can listen to all grandmothers, or you can choose the first or second. Second or third. You yourself can become the fourth grandmother - just listen and say nothing. Here is such a system. On Twitter, the most important thing is to find interesting people, follow them and slowly write yourself.

Secondly, what to write. Despite my profession, I am also interested in a number of other issues. How to take apart socks. Who, where and what buys in online stores. It's great to ask questions on Twitter, in a few minutes you can get answers from those who follow you. The reaction speed is great. After all, grandmothers at the entrance sometimes sit there all day. On Twitter, the movement never stops. If Muscovites have already fallen asleep, people in other cities do not sleep and write something, write, write.

Thirdly, there is a great temptation to perpetuate trips to the toilet, “how well I ate”, “I am sitting in such and such a club”, but already now this is a kind of mauvais ton. Many Twitterers are looking for their specialty, their special style, their special short stories. No one canceled the news, moreover, news related both to the creator of the “tweet” and to the world in general. Eldar (@eldarmurtazin) on his Twitter very often publishes fast news about new devices, services, prices. This is interesting - first, the information gets into the "Twi", and then, when the feedback is received, the nuances are clarified, you can write in LiveJournal or on the default website. I do that too. The reverse method also works, when there is an article on Mobile-review or a post on LiveJournal, it is very cool to make a post on Twitter, to evaluate the reaction. If it is, it's not a very good sign. The most interesting thing is that the audiences of Twitter and LiveJournal, it seems to me, do not overlap very much. I see that on both services, many readers have both accounts, but about thirty percent more readers on Twitter. Either registration is later, or the service is more fashionable and convenient. Whether "bots" more. This can also be.

Sometimes journalists, sitting at the presentation, arrange a broadcast directly on Twitter. All you have to do is follow what they say and ask questions. For example, Alexey Goncharov (@goncharov) often does this. Over time, each active Twitter user develops his own handwriting, and this is interesting. It seems that you can’t really fit anything in 140 characters - but no, it’s not true. There are a huge number of options.

Finally, we must not forget that Twitter sometimes becomes (for me) a full-fledged replacement for SMS. Recently in the evening I read that a colleague was packing his bags in Norway and was going to fly to Moscow. He tweeted about it. As you know, in Russia the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3 is still being delayed. From the fourth https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 March transfer to the sixth, then to the ninth, to the tenth, to the fifteenth, to the end of the month. Therefore, I asked Vladimir directly on Twitter to help me and another friend. We phoned, and now the long-awaited disk is already crossing time zones. Unfortunately, one, it was the last one in the store.

But there would be no Twitter, and I would hardly know that Vladimir packs things and cannot pack them. It is unlikely that he would call me about this or write a message. I gave only one example, but it is far from the only one.

Of course, the widespread imposition of Twitter and Facebook is sometimes terribly infuriating, if I more or less figured out the first one, then the second one remains incomprehensible. What people are doing there, why they need friends - all this is incomprehensible. From “twi” there is at least some benefit, and sometimes significant. When used correctly.

New blackberries

Once upon a time, new Blackberries appeared very rarely - well, what's the point of constantly updating the line if the point is not in phones, but in services? Not so long ago, the situation has changed, new blackberries appear every few months. Rather, the company constantly delivers rumors, in the best traditions of the market. As a rule, most spy photos turn out to be real. Probably, sometimes the manufacturer looks at the reaction of the public to the "thrown" information, this helps to make a decision on the release or, conversely, the death of the product. Standard practice. As far as I remember, in one of the mixes I already spoke about the new Pearl. For some reason, two code names are mentioned, this is Striker or Stratus, more important is the replacement of the cult model 8100. One of the smallest Blackberries, the main advantages are long battery life, good call quality, comfortable keyboard, despite the size of the case. The successor of the case, the "striker" or 9100 (it seems that the index will be like that), turns out to be interesting. Even less, with a metal cover, instead of a ball - an optical joystick and, as it became known not so long ago, there are interesting points. Photos of the keyboard of the new Pearl appeared on the network, as many as three incarnations. A full-fledged QWERTY, a clamshell with a ball instead of a touchpad and dual buttons, a monoblock with a touchpad and dual buttons. A detailed video of this phone has somehow been leaked to YouTube.

Here is the double button version. On the top end - multimedia key to start and stop playback. I liked the device in absentia, but now you can still count on the appearance of a version with the usual QWERTY, even if it will be miniature.

And one more piece of news - there are photos of the Blackberry slider, a very strange device. You can evaluate these shots yourself. Most commentators on various sites express clear dissatisfaction. True, some strange device.

Bad Company 2 - greetings from Norway

I already said above that a friend brought Bad Company 2 for PS3 from Norway, I want to tell you a little about the features of the PS3 version. I was afraid that the game would be in some exotic language. The box says English, the manuals are in local languages, but who knows. When the game was installed on the console's hard drive, there was no limit to the surprise - it turned out to be in Russian. This applies to all texts and voice acting. Apparently, depending on the region installed on the console, one or another language pack is activated. This means that you do not need to be afraid to order Bad Company 2 from abroad, everything will be in order. I have an extended version, in the kit - a code for downloading maps, but so far my hands have not reached. Also opened some equipment, a Colt M1911 pistol, a Thompson submachine gun with a regular, not a disk magazine. As a member of the Battlefield Veterans program, they were given the M1 Garand rifle. In general, they gave it away, it's better to buy the extended version, it's true. For here, in contrast to Modern Warfare 2, obtaining titles is not at all so rapid. New "buns" do not open very quickly, no matter how well you play in multiplayer. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who play for an hour or two a day. If you sit for days, everything will be faster, but health is more expensive.

And the most important plus for PS3 owners. If, while playing the first Bad Company, I periodically encountered inability to connect, terrible lags, menu crashes, then Bad Company 2 here behaves smoothly, quietly, peacefully and quickly. Having tried multiplayer for the first time, I encountered small lags. Played during the day, the channel may have been overloaded. In the evening - no problem. And this is on healthy maps, where on each side there are a couple of tanks, plus infantry fighting vehicles, helicopters in the sky, and a bunch of other players, and everything around is being destroyed. In general, it's nice.

You have probably already read about multiplayer, I have nothing to add here - excellent.

Pre-order mix

A mixture of several different things and phenomena, but in general I want to tell you about something else. Or rather, advice. Somehow, a heading under the experimental name “Restoration is subject to” is formed by itself. Now the Sony VAIO P is already on the second examination, and I will please you with an article about the bay of laptops and the fight against this phenomenon. The iPhone 2G, crushed by the wheel, but not surrendered, will soon be restored. The wife's Nokia 8800 Sirocco Edition is still waiting for its turn - it just stopped working, plus the glue leaked. And it doesn't charge. Good things should not die and fall on the shelves! I think so. Do you think it would be interesting to read? After all, it’s not just recovery, communicating with service workers, you get such a heap of information - another universe.

Calm, only calm

As many of you know, an interesting and exciting "Order Your iPad" event started on Apple's website Friday. Six modifications are available. These are the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB iPads with WiFi only, and the same devices with WiFi + 3G. The prices are interesting, for the first three models they are 499, 599 and 699 dollars, versions with 3G cost 629, 729 and 829 dollars plus the cost of the operator's services.

Naturally, the closure of the Apple website did not go unnoticed. Everyone interested began to drool and spread rumors after the first minutes of the appearance of the corresponding stub. The rumors were understandable: what if not only the iPad appears, but something else. But there were only tablets plus accessories for them. These are a regular cradle, a keyboard cradle, a power supply, an unusual case, an adapter for connecting to a monitor (VGA) and a headset. There is one more thing - the iPad Camera Connection Kit. As written on the site, the accessory allows you to import photos and videos from the camera in two ways: via a USB cable or from an SD card. This thing just surprises me. These are two adapters, one with USB, the second with a card slot. Did I make a stand after hearing about this? Yes. For example, when you go on vacation, you can take your iPad with you and dump photos directly into the tablet's memory. Here you can also look at the large display, delete something, send something to mom and dad. For me, this is the most necessary accessory for the device. And now I’m wondering, but will it be possible to dump something into the iPad’s memory from a memory card in addition to photos and videos? Can you connect an external hard drive to a USB hub? There is a lot of room for people responsible for creating custom versions of software for Apple devices.

I would like to note that the company has not had so many original, unique accessories for one device for a long time. This is no accident, in Apple, apparently, they want to first of all demonstrate the expansion capabilities, the versatility of the iPad. I liked the keyboard docking station, it is somewhat reminiscent of add-ons for laptops. The information on Apple's website is as follows: "The iPad Keyboard Dock is an iPad charging port integrated with a full-size keyboard. This is a 30-pin connector on the rear panel that allows you to connect the device to an electrical outlet via a USB power adapter, synchronize data with a computer, and use accessories such as the Camera Connection Kit. You can connect a stereo system or active speakers through the audio jack. As far as I understand, the keyboard here is "built-in", it cannot be removed for use with anything else. I wonder if it is possible to connect MagicMouse via Bluetooth, I'm curious how the operation of this device could look like. The keyboard stand costs $70.

The hard case is not easy, it easily turns the iPad into a photo frame, I think this thing is a must-have item, it costs $ 40, it's inexpensive.

Accessories, I repeat, leave an extremely pleasant impression. And the attitude towards the device itself has changed a bit. Look, the keyboard stand. Helps to work with mail, contacts, notes.

As one friend, a natural Apple maniac, said, buying an iPad is worth it, if only because it's another new cool thing from your favorite company. I haven't quite gotten into the spirit yet. And before buying, I would like to understand what benefits you get. Everything is clear with the iPhone and iPod Touch, but what will the iPad give the consumer? It seems to me that at the moment testers will stumble on this - everything seems to be great, and not very expensive, and a universal device. But the potential of the iPad will be revealed with the advent of new special applications, expanding functionality. I would like to believe that versions without 3G will get to Russia soon. Of course, if you are impatient now, you can bring the device from the USA (or ask someone). There will be, of course, a gray market, without it nowhere. The approximate price of the younger version of the iPad in Russia in off-white channels can be about twenty thousand rubles.

Twitter experience

I want to share with you some of my impressions of the Twitter network. Many are just now registering, many have registered for a long time, but have not tasted the charms. The main question is why do I need it. The answer seems to be obvious: for communication. But this is not entirely true. At least for me. I decided to offer you a purely subjective view of Twitter, from the point of view of not only a journalist.

Firstly, Twitter is very reminiscent of a group of grandmothers at the entrance. One tells about Stalin's advantages over other politicians. This is her main skill. The second is about prices. The third is about how to properly lead the house and family. The fourth does not say anything at all, but only turns her head around and agrees. Imagine that you can listen to all grandmothers, or you can choose the first or second. Second or third. You yourself can become the fourth grandmother - just listen and say nothing. Here is such a system. On Twitter, the most important thing is to find interesting people, follow them and slowly write yourself.

Secondly, what to write. Despite my profession, I am also interested in a number of other issues. How to take apart socks. Who, where and what buys in online stores. It's great to ask questions on Twitter, in a few minutes you can get answers from those who follow you. The reaction speed is great. After all, grandmothers at the entrance sometimes sit there all day. On Twitter, the movement never stops. If Muscovites have already fallen asleep, people in other cities do not sleep and write something, write, write.

Thirdly, there is a great temptation to perpetuate trips to the toilet, “how well I ate”, “I am sitting in such and such a club”, but already now this is a kind of mauvais ton. Many Twitterers are looking for their specialty, their special style, their special short stories. No one canceled the news, moreover, news related both to the creator of the “tweet” and to the world in general. Eldar (@eldarmurtazin) on his Twitter very often publishes fast news about new devices, services, prices. This is interesting - first, the information gets into the "Twi", and then, when the feedback is received, the nuances are clarified, you can write in LiveJournal or on the default website. I do that too. The reverse method also works, when there is an article on Mobile-review or a post on LiveJournal, it is very cool to make a post on Twitter, to evaluate the reaction. If it is, it's not a very good sign. The most interesting thing is that the audiences of Twitter and LiveJournal, it seems to me, do not overlap very much. I see that on both services, many readers have both accounts, but about thirty percent more readers on Twitter. Either registration is later, or the service is more fashionable and convenient. Whether "bots" more. This can also be.

Sometimes journalists, sitting at the presentation, arrange a broadcast directly on Twitter. All you have to do is follow what they say and ask questions. For example, Alexey Goncharov (@goncharov) often does this. Over time, each active Twitter user develops his own handwriting, and this is interesting. It seems that you can’t really fit anything in 140 characters - but no, it’s not true. There are a huge number of options.

Finally, we must not forget that Twitter sometimes becomes (for me) a full-fledged replacement for SMS. Recently in the evening I read that a colleague was packing his bags in Norway and was going to fly to Moscow. He tweeted about it. As you know, in Russia the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3 is still being delayed. From the fourth March https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 transfer to the sixth, then to the ninth, to the tenth, to the fifteenth, to the end of the month. Therefore, I asked Vladimir directly on Twitter to help me and another friend. We phoned, and now the long-awaited disk is already crossing time zones. Unfortunately, one, it was the last one in the store.

Finally, we must not forget that Twitter sometimes becomes (for me) a full-fledged replacement for SMS. Recently in the evening I read that a colleague was packing his bags in Norway and was going to fly to Moscow. He tweeted about it. As you know, in Russia the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PS3 is still being delayed. From the fourth https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/x-trail/2009 March transfer to the sixth, then to the ninth, to the tenth, to the fifteenth, to the end of the month. Therefore, I asked Vladimir directly on Twitter to help me and another friend. We phoned, and now the long-awaited disk is already crossing time zones. Unfortunately, one, he was the last one in the store.

But there would be no Twitter, and I would hardly know that Vladimir packs things and cannot pack them. It is unlikely that he would call me about this or write a message. I gave only one example, but it is far from the only one.

Of course, the widespread imposition of Twitter and Facebook is sometimes terribly infuriating, if I more or less figured out the first one, then the second one remains incomprehensible. What people are doing there, why they need friends - all this is incomprehensible. From “twi” there is at least some benefit, and sometimes significant. When used correctly.

New blackberries

Once upon a time, new Blackberries appeared very rarely - well, what's the point of constantly updating the line if the point is not in phones, but in services? Not so long ago, the situation has changed, new blackberries appear every few months. Rather, the company constantly delivers rumors, in the best traditions of the market. As a rule, most spy photos turn out to be real. Probably, sometimes the manufacturer looks at the reaction of the public to the "thrown" information, this helps to make a decision on the release or, conversely, the death of the product. Standard practice. As far as I remember, in one of the mixes I already spoke about the new Pearl. For some reason, two code names are mentioned, this is Striker or Stratus, more important is the replacement of the cult model 8100. One of the smallest Blackberries, the main advantages are long battery life, good call quality, comfortable keyboard, despite the size of the case. The successor of the case, the "striker" or 9100 (it seems that the index will be like that), turns out to be interesting. Even less, with a metal cover, instead of a ball - an optical joystick and, as it became known not so long ago, there are interesting points. Photos of the keyboard of the new Pearl appeared on the network, as many as three incarnations. A full-fledged QWERTY, a clamshell with a ball instead of a touchpad and dual buttons, a monoblock with a touchpad and dual buttons. A detailed video of this phone has somehow been leaked to YouTube.

Here is the double button version. On the top end - multimedia key to start and stop playback. I liked the device in absentia, but now you can still count on the appearance of a version with the usual QWERTY, even if it will be miniature.

And one more piece of news - there are photos of the Blackberry slider, a very strange device. You can evaluate these shots yourself. Most commentators on various sites express clear dissatisfaction. True, some strange device.

Bad Company 2 - greetings from Norway

I already said above that a friend brought Bad Company 2 for PS3 from Norway, I want to tell you a little about the features of the PS3 version. I was afraid that the game would be in some exotic language. The box says English, the manuals are in local languages, but who knows. When the game was installed on the console's hard drive, there was no limit to the surprise - it turned out to be in Russian. This applies to all texts and voice acting. Apparently, depending on the region installed on the console, one or another language pack is activated. This means that you do not need to be afraid to order Bad Company 2 from abroad, everything will be in order. I have an extended version, in the kit - a code for downloading maps, but so far my hands have not reached. Also opened some equipment, a Colt M1911 pistol, a Thompson submachine gun with a regular, not a disk magazine. As a member of the Battlefield Veterans program, they were given the M1 Garand rifle. In general, they gave it away, it's better to buy the extended version, it's true. For here, in contrast to Modern Warfare 2, obtaining titles is not at all so rapid. New "buns" do not open very quickly, no matter how well you play in multiplayer. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who play for an hour or two a day. If you sit for days, everything will be faster, but health is more expensive.

And the most important plus for PS3 owners. If, while playing the first Bad Company, I periodically encountered inability to connect, terrible lags, menu crashes, then Bad Company 2 here behaves smoothly, quietly, peacefully and quickly. Having tried multiplayer for the first time, I encountered small lags. Played during the day, the channel may have been overloaded. In the evening - no problem. And this is on healthy maps, where on each side there are a couple of tanks, plus infantry fighting vehicles, helicopters in the sky, and a bunch of other players, and everything around is being destroyed. In general, it's nice.

You have probably already read about multiplayer, I have nothing to add here - excellent.