Posts Tagged ‘USB’

Fastmac’s U-Socket: USB & AC All In One Wall Plate

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

There have been more than a few times when I tried to find a USB power adaptor. I always have a cable for the iPhone, but often don’y have the power adaptor with me. Now we have the U-Socket from Fastmac. It’s a standard dual socket wall outlet, with 2 integrated USB ports! I could see adding these to any office, bedroom, or kitchen. The manufacturer’s site states:

This item is currently waiting on final UL Approval. It is scheduled to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2010.

The normal price shows as $29.95, with a pre-order price of $19.95. I am not sure it’s worth it, but the convenience would be great.

Palm and the iTunes Mistake – Updated 3x

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I have been wanting to write something about the recent issues with Palm, Apple and world of USB. The problem is, I had this idea in my head that this needed to be a detailed post, with a high word count. It is an important story after all. But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not figure out how use a lot of words to say that I think Palm is nuts. So here is the short version.

Palm wants to have their device, the Palm Pre, sync through iTunes. Palm even said it would on their own site (via Wired). The problem for Palm? Apple does not want that to happen. So, Apple has broken the ability when they update iTunes. Now, I have no problem with Apple doing that. They wrote the software and Palm can do the same.

Here is where it gets interesting…

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