It has been quite sometime since my last post… there is a reason for that and I will post again to explain why when I have more time. Today I just wanted to re-iterate my point about scamming emails and how people still fall for these, clearly incorrect emails.
Today I received an email from Yahoo! Internet Lottery Organization indicating that my email address had been selected from 50 Million email address around the world and I had won $1 Million US Dollars.
Here is that email (there is a few things on it I will point out that you can take away and not get taken in by these scammers):
You may have heard the old saying “You are only paying for the name…” well this is something that has crossed my mind a lot lately. Those who read this blog and those that know me, know my devotion to Apple products is a strong one, and despite being a contradiction in terms to what I am about to write about, I will most probably continue to support Apple by purchasing their products in the years to come.
For a number of years, rather than attempting to stick with New Years Resolutions which we all have every intention to comply with and then say when the year ends, well I never did what I set out to do. I set myself a challenge to learn a new skill for the year, either by attending a class or signing up to college. This year I decided to return to college and take up a Vehicle Maintenance Course in an attempt to learn how to repair my own vehicle and save myself money on the parts and labor.
With the help of The WordPress.com stats helper, here is 2012 annual report for this blog. Enjoy, and I will be back posting very soon, sorry for the big gap in posts.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 14,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals
Today I received an email, from the FBI… scary right. I can’t believe people are still thinking that they can get away with these types of scams. Yes, you can say, that some people must be responding to these emails otherwise why would they keep on trying.
I do work in IT, it is main source of income, but I think, when I see these emails, anyone (and I don’t mean to offend any of my readers), with any sense of common-sense, would realize that it is a complete fabrication of facts that are completely untrue.
It has been a while since my last article that featured a motorcycle. Although I no longer own a motorcycle (for now) my passion for their aesthetic design and convenience, has not gone away.
When I saw this beautifully designed concept bike by Marko Petrovic, my enthusiasm was revived and just had to do a post on it, and only hope we will see something like it on our roads soon.
I know it is on my wish list…
Apple delayed the release of iTunes 11 from its original scheduled release date of 31st October, promising it would arrive sometime in late November. Stating that “…the new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we want to take a little extra time to get it right…” I think Apple were not wanting to risk a similar situation the company had over the release of the Maps app, and having to write another apology letter for releasing a piece of software that was not quite finished.
Here’s wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers. I hope you enjoy your time with friends and family.
Following on from my previous article U.S. Citizens May Have to Wait a Little Longer for their iPad Mini… U.S. Federal agents have arrested a man they believe is connected to the theft.
Renel Rene Richardson has been arrested in connection with the heist, where it was believed that 3,600 iPad Mini’s were stolen from JFK Airport last week worth a reported $1.5 million, which is now thought to be worth more in the region of $1.9 million due to the more valuable 64-Gigabyte version with cellular being included in the ones stolen.
Richardson was arrested by the FBI after he allegedly made suspicious inquiries to co-workers about the shipment, as well as where he might gain access to a forklift truck.
The building from which the iPads were stolen, was the site of the infamous Lufthansa heist, in which $5 million in cash and $875,000 worth of jewelry were stolen. This particular heist was featured in the 1990 film “GoodFellas”, starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.
Richardson is reported to of been working at the Cargo Air Services building, and had two further people helping him. It is alleged that he acted as the lookout, whilst the two accomplices loaded the two pallets of iPad Mini’s on to a truck.
Richardson reportedly accompanied Port Authority detectives in the search for the truck used in the heist. It is however, unknown if any of the stolen iPads have been recovered.
If any further details come to light, I will update here.
Ever since OS X was released in 2001, Apple have used the names of big cats to give it a codename. We have seen, Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and the current version Mountain Lion (10.8). Which leaves only one version of Mac OS X to go (10.9).
Apple currently has two unused cat names trademarked, Lynx and Cougar. However, Cougar is really another name for a Mountain Lion, so this only leaves Lynx as the likely candidate. The website Applescoop.com is stated as having information from an internal Apple source, who has said they have had sight of internal paperwork finalizing the name of the up-coming operating system.
If Apple sticks to its traditional timing of unveiling new operating systems, we can expect a public viewing at its Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco in June 2013. We may even see early preview versions appearing in the first quarter of 2013.
There is little known about what features are expected in version 10.9. It is however rumored that they will integrate Siri and Maps to the new build, which will follow Apple’s continuing theme of bringing more iOS features to its Operating System. It is believed that the Maps integration will simply be an API available to developers to integrate it to their applications. (I only hope they make a better version this time around and not have a repeat of the iPhone and iPad debacle).