Since the beginning of TechPatio.com, I decided that I wanted to share my blogging experiences with my readers. I’ve seen it in several places, but I also understand that some bloggers don’t care much about sharing their earnings and visitor stats with total strangers. Nevertheless, I believe – for now at least – that it’s important that others will be able to benefit from my knowledge and my experience.
We should all know how important it is to be able to accept feedback from others, specially constructive feedback, which allows us to improve ourselves, or the project or whatever received the feedback. One way of giving feedback is to simply let it out there. Say it like you mean it, just like when the … Read more →
Apple just released iPhone OS 3.0.1, an update to existing 3.0 users. Apparently this update only fixes the iPhone SMS exploit, which is a good thing of course. If you’re redsn0w/yellwsn0w user you should note that 3.0.1 does work, but you need to select firmware 3.0 when doing the jailbreak. As always, check out the … Read more →
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I found this “Get a 1,000,000 visitors in a month”-program over at the Not John Chow blog. It’s free, so don’t worry – I’m not selling you anything, but for the sake of the experiment, please read on 🙂
Let me explain what it is. You visit the site, fwebtraffic, just read through the description real quick so you know what it’s about. Now at the bottom of the page you will find 6 website links. You have to click those, each of them will generate you a code that you have to enter at the fwebtraffic website. By entering all 6 codes correctly, they can verify that you have actually gone to those sites and stayed there for at least 15 seconds.
Now you sign up at the fwebtraffic site, by entering your website address and a “text advert” to be shown in the list of 6 links. I suggest you use a secondary e-mail address, just in case…
According to Vodafone Malta and the “iPhone 3G/3GS in Malta”-Facebook group, Vodafone Malta now has the 16GB iPhone 3GS available and in stock. You may have to go to Dickens in Sliema to get one though, I’m not sure yet.
The list price is €599 but they also write “Special offer price: €75” – not sure exactly what that includes, could be for business plans only. I do believe, however, that the €599 price is without contract – but probably still simlocked, expect prices to be as high as €200 to have it unlocked (for the 3G at least, probably the same with the 3GS).
Personal price plans ranges from €40 a month to €100 a month – for 24 months (!!!) – including minutes, text and data.
This Friday in “Friday Flick Find” I have a video that some of you might have already seen, but if you haven’t, it’s worth spending three minutes of your life watching it. A sleep-deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole – and then greed gets the better of him… Can anyone tell me the … Read more →
iPhone 3GS was just launched in Denmark today. Two (Telia and Telenor) of the three operators selling it had some of their stores open from midnight, with DJ and lounge atmosphere. Not as many customers as last years iPhone 3G launch though. Around 400 people were in line for the midnight launch of iPhone 3G at Telia last year while they had 110 people this year and Telenor with respectively 60 and 40 people in line at their two open stores.
Buckle up people, this is going to rock you! Steve Jobs was recently spotted…. outside his own company’s headquarters in Cupertino. Yes, that’s right. How cool is that. TMZ even got a picture of him and Jonathan Ive – snapped with an iPhone of course. How is this breaking news? Well it isn’t, really… I’d … Read more →
By now you may have heard several times from search engine experts, that “meta tags” are not as important any longer as they used to be. While that’s especially true for “meta keywords”, as they were simply being abused too much, meta description is still important to maintain in your website pages. Let me explain why…
If meta description is not available on your page, Google and other search engines will use some text from that particular page and display those few lines under your page title in the search result. That may not be too bad in most cases, but you don’t really have a saying when deciding which lines should be shown there, and in worse case, it will show some text completely irrelevant to the content of your page.
It’s finally here! Apple announced the MobileMe iDisk App back in June and it has now arrived. Using the iDisk App, you can browse through your iDisk folders directly on your iPhone. The app is free and you get it from, yep you guessed it, the App Store. Note however, it requires iPhone OS 3.0 … Read more →
In the beginning of July, security expert Charlie Miller announced that he had found a theoretical vulnerability in the iPhone SMS app that allows for eavesdropping. Now he’s back on the radar and ready for prime time, as he will be demonstrating a working version of his exploit, apparently already later today at the Black … Read more →
Admit it, you’ve had some naughty thoughts on how the new iPhone 3GS might look under its appearance… well, now you can see it in this great stop-motion picture by TechRestore. In just 2 minutes it will be taken apart – with all kinds of fancy sound effects too – and assembled again in the … Read more →
To make up for the lack of multi tasking in the iPhone, Apple launched “push notifications” as the only other option. Your iPhone receives a message from the server that a new event has occured in any given program and you will be notified accordingly, so it’s a bit like background processed – but then … Read more →
Microsoft just released their quarterly financial statement which shocked a lot of analysts and investors. For the first time ever, Microsoft sees a drop in their sales of Windows compared to the year before. Meanwhile the turnover also dropped by 17% in the 4th quarter of the year. As a result, Microsoft stock went down … Read more →
Chances are that with your current privacy settings, you’re allowing Facebook and it’s partners to use YOUR PHOTOS in their advertising material, i.e. some of the ads you see in the right column of Facebook. There’s two things you can do about it, unless you don’t care: 1) Add a watermark to all your pictures, … Read more →