Scammers are afoot…

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.

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The ARAC ZXS Concept by Marko Petrovic

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…

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iTunes 11: The wait is almost over! or is it?

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.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Here’s wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers.  I hope you enjoy your time with friends and family.

Update: Developments in JFK iPad Mini Heist – Arrests Made

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.


Apple OSX 10.9 – Rumored to be Called ‘Lynx’

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 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).

U.S. Citizens May Have to Wait a Little Longer for their iPad Mini…

…as two thieves steal Apple’s shipment of iPad Mini’s from JFK Airport Monday (November 12, 2012).  An estimated value of $1.5 million.  According to the New York Post.
They struck shortly before midnight and used one of the airport’s own forklift trucks to load two pallets of the tablet computers onto a truck, according to law-enforcement sources.  It is believed they might have gotten away with more, but they were forced to leave three further pallets after they were challenged by airport staff returning from a break.

The thieves are still at large, and investigators are suspecting an inside job.    It is believed that the two thieves arrived at Building 261 around 11pm in a white tractor trailer marked with the name CEVA on the side, according to sources.  They pulled up to the side of the airport building that faces onto the street that has less security than the airport side.

Investigators, believe that someone let them into the area and let them out after grabbing what they could.

It is estimated that they got away with approximately 3,600 of the new iPad Mini’s believed to be destined for U.S. Customers around the country.  Apple is scheduled to release the cellular versions of their new tablet on Friday, and it is believed it was these that were a shipment from China.

In 1978, a group stole $5 million in cash and $900,000 in Jewelry from the same building.  Adjusting for inflation, in today’s valuations it is estimated thieves have managed to get away with approximately $21 million in goods and cash.

Let’s hope Apple remembered to switch on ‘Find my iPad’ and the thieves are caught… I suspect it is going to be quite difficult to sell these on.


Photostream #007: Night Photography


In preparation for a Camera Club Event, I  have been spending some time around the city where I live creating some night-time photographs.

I was inspired by Matt Kloskowski’s latest blog entry: What I Learned on-my First Star Photo-shoot.  It certainly may not quite be Monument Valley, but you can only work with what you have at the time.

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Reason for visiting today?

Hi folks,

Been a busy bee lately, had no time to myself to even contemplate in posting stuff.  I have however, been keeping an eye the amount of visitors I have been receiving on a daily basis, and have noticed that the amount people visiting my post on Where are they now: 7th Heaven is increasing again.

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