Category Archives: Tech

Blackberry Making Itself Obsolete, Cutting 40% Of Jobs WorldWIde #TechCrisis #Loss #BlackBerry

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This looks like the beginning of the end for Blackberry .

Blackberry was originally a tech market giant, hailed as the least hackable cell phone with the highest security. Used by international leaders and high-powered CEO’s it seems they may become another obsolete piece of machinery. Recently Blackberry has fallen into the big nasty pot of economic crisis. According to BBC News, they are cutting 40% (or more) of their international job force. That equals approximately 4,500 jobs that will be cut creating a loss of almost $100 million dollars.

According to BBC News;

It also anticipates a loss of as much as $995m (£621m) when it reports its second-quarter earnings next week.

Shares plummeted 20% after the announcement.

In a time when the global economy is already collapsing this looks like it might be the end of Blackberry. Time to switch over to DROID or iPhone? We think so. What are you thoughts?

Read the full article in

BBCNews.com here

Plastic Surgery…..on HeathyrWolfe.com

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Photo by Steven Klein

Yes! That’s right! I’m having plastic surgery. No not on my fabulous face. This time it’s just a revamp of the site. New themes, colors, drop down menu’s and even ad space (get out your wallets kiddies)!!

Posts will continue as usual but instead of the drab ole free theme you are staring at I am getting fancy and upgrading to a kinder, simpler, and more fun HeathyrWolfe.com. Guest Bloggers, photo galleries of everything you never wanted to see. Oh, and event coverage. I know you loooove red carpets and Hollywood weirdos.

Get ready, set….send me your Press releases!

xo

Heathyr Wolfe and soon to be (?)staff(?)

Tech Toys You Need, The Pocket Monkey #Cool #FathersDay #GiftGuide #MUSTHAVE

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I am a total geek girl. I admit I have collected comics, own a phone, tablet and laptop, love learning back end computer stuff and write in code. It’s a dirty secret I have come to terms with. That’s why when this dropped into my inbox I became obsessed.

PocketMonkey

This little joy is the Pocket Monkey. Designed by a mechanical engineer, Nate Barr this baby has everything you need in a utility tool:

• Bottle Opener: No need to carry around a bulky, keychain bottle opener.
• Phone Kickstand: Interact with only one hand and keep your phone at a comfortable working angle.
• Flat head screwdriver: Perfect for simple projects when a standard screwdriver isn’t available.
• Micro-flathead screwdriver: Perfect for eyeglasses, watches, kids’ toys and keyless vehicle dongles.
• Two-dimensional Phillips head screwdriver: No need for cross beam with the special angled tip.
• Nested English hex wrenches with four bolt sizes: Just slide Pocket Monkey over a bolt head and slide until you find the right size. Quick and easy.
• English Ruler: What’s the difference between 3/16 and 1/4 of an inch? Find out quickly.
• Letter opener: Make quick work of your mail pile!
• Edge to open door latches: Locked your keys inside your house? If the deadbolt’s not in place, this latch slip opens locked doors without protective edging or specialty latches.
• Straight Edge: Use Pocket Monkey to help you draw a perfect straight line. Or, it can even be used a scraper.
• Orange peeler and banana nicker: Get your fruit open quickly and conveniently, without getting your fingernails messy.

YES, I have used them all. I had to TRY the product to make sure I have a reason to get excited. Once I did I got one for my dad who is a who works in Silicon Valley and my roommate ordered one. Now it’s a staple in my purse.

What makes it different from EVERY other uitli-tool? Well, the original Kickstarter.com amount was $2,000. It raised a whopping $27,550. The pocket Monkey is also lightweight and fits in your wallet or purse sans the bulk you get from so many utili-tools out there.

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I am sick of something weighing two pounds in my pocket when I am working around the house, on the car, or am out and about. It’s TSA compliant so leave it in your wallet. You don’t have to worry about them stealing your precious Pocket Monkey from you.

Are you sold yet? Good. Go get yourself a Pocket Monkey here;

http://zootilitytools.com/

Best part? It costs a whole $12!!

Check out the original Kickstarter video below.

iPhone 5s Stands for Screening. Fingerprint ID lock on the way? #Awesome #Security

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Apple rumors are everywhere and there is always something new and cutting edge they have to offer. I-groupies are everywhere and there is no short supply of Apple adoration. Although the Droid dominates the cell phone market in the United States (for now) the new iPhone5s boats a new win. A possible fingerprint scan.

For those that are paranoid about security this is a uber win situation. Who doesn’t want to feel the power of a super spy in the 21st century on their phone. CEO’s and big wigs will adore this when it comes to keeping prying eyes away from their business plans. Karl Lagerfeld’s designs are safe, Wired Mag and Gizmodo can write articles on their phones and you can watch porn at work. Oh wait. Not that last thing. Everything is secure and no one will ever know you are texting your girlfriend(s) ever again.

But what are they drawbacks. iPhones are notoriously known for glitching during your game, texting, social networking and are a constant smudge-phobics nightmare. We still have not mastered the James Bond software. The thumbprint may not register until the 12th time or not at all. Also our full knowledge and perfection for fingerprint scans, not so cutting edge. In security terms. We have a lot to learn.

Check out the Huffington Posts tech geek vid on the pros and cons on this little baby. I find it very insightful.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/iphone-6-fingerprint-detection-new-ipad-apple-rumors_n_2505230.html

and aatma’s mock up

iPhone 5s might convert me, but for now I will stick with my trusty Droid.

Facebook Plans to turn into Myspace. Adding Video Adverts to YOUR Timeline in 2013#hellno #FAIL

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Ah Facebook. It’s the worlds worst catch 22.

Your effed if you don’t have it; People now use it for celebs, deals, contests, promotion and establishing social existence. Meeting others in an overpopulated world. Keeping tabs on your SO (significant other). Staying in touch long distance. Meeting new business contacts.

Your are effed if you do have it; Unmanageable, trite, childish, your mom’s on it, time waster. Relationship killer and an easy way to get fired. Fake accounts, spam bots and now, video ads in your timeline in 2013.

What the hell Zuckerberg? Yes it’s true. According to our lovely geeks at Wired.com;

Facebook plans to unveil 15-second video ads by April within both mobile and desktop news feeds, several advertising executives tell Ad Age. The ads will start playing automatically, according to two of the executives, and Facebook has reportedly not decided whether to mute audio from the ads.

Ad Age reports that the commercials will even expand beyond the middle web page section that normally contains the news feed, taking over the left and right rails of the page as well.

Facebook declined to comment.

Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for continually turning this into Friendster/Myspace. Soon everyone will be canceling accounts and officially ‘quitting this shit’. Including me. Facebook’s site is starting to look like AOL in the 90s. Oh the emoticons, nice touch. That killed it.

In the meantime we suffer well. What do you think of recent Facebook changes?

Is Your Prius a POS? 2.77 Million Toyota Vehicles RECALLED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many times have I yelled at Prius drivers in West Hollywood for driving like asses, parking in two spots and making a left turn from the far right lane? Countless. How happy am I that I may have had good reason to be screaming in my AUDI? Never Ending Joy doesn’t cover it.

Toyota, Japan’s number one auto maker, has recalled 2.77 Million of their Toyota Corolla & Prius model’s due to fault’ int the steering and water-pump systems.

Bloomberg Business Week spoke with a Representative in Japan who told them;

The Prius hybrid and Corolla compact sedans are among the 14 models subject to inspection and repair, Naoto Fuse, a spokesman for the Toyota City, Japan-based company, said by phone today. The carmaker will recall 1.52 million vehicles in Japan and 1.25 million vehicles overseas, including 670,000 Prius vehicles in the U.S.

That’s a lot of Prius and Corolla’s being pulled off the road. Time to get shopping for a new car commuters. Turns out your status symbol/commuter car isn’t as reliable as you thought.

Don’t cry West Hollywood. There are tons of hybrids out there. You just never looked. Or you could get savvy and take public transport (no, not that!). But….nobody walks in LA.

What will you do if they have to recall your car?

In the meantime enjoy this song inspired by the recall.
Missing Persons Walking in LA (Nobody walks in LA);

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for 4.4 BILLION Dollars, #BeAfraid

Yes it really happened and yeas that is a real number. Mega business conglomerate Disney (known as Mauschwitz in SoCal) bought the infamous Lucasfilm Ltd. for almost 4.5 BILLION dollars, including shares.

According to ComingSoon.net;

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

No joke. It seems this merger is taking Princess Leia, Luke and Jar Jar please-stfu-Binks to a whole new level of wrong.

Why do I say wrong? Because Lucasfilm has agreed to deliver Star Wars 7 in 2015! Oh yes. Oh no. Not quite sure what to think here. It could be balls out amazing, especially in the graphics department if Disney is helping produce this.

What do we say, yay or nay? Give us your opinion below.

 

It Doesn’t Take a Genius: iPhone vs. Samsung S3 Android, a Snappy Comeback/Slap in the Face

Recently our trusty Android’s from Samsung took a rather nasty legal hit (read HERE; http://phandroid.com/2012/08/24/breaking-verdict-reached-in-apple-v-samsung-patent-trial/) by the makers of iPhone in the legal department. Although they may have to pay 1.049 billion in damages, something tells me Samsung will make it back quickly with this advertisement;

Ouch! Apple ‘Geniuses’ beware. Droid has it out for you. Besides, the full specs on the S3 in that ad make iPhone look second par. And it is. Unknown to many users of the tech trendy iPhone, Droid’s are the number phone in the good ol USA.

As far as advertising, I’m wondering how iPhone will strike back. I’m sure Siri is plotting revenge as we speak.

What do you use?

Nerd News Flash! Yahoo Hires New CMO, Genius Marissa Mayer….While Other CMO is on Vacation!!

I have seen some shifty moves in business. I have seen some of the nastiest business cat fights go down. We all know no one has a safe job in this economy. You may get fired the dy you get fired. It’s a low move but possible.This however takes the cake.

We shall call this move,’Business 101: Fuckery’.

Current CMO of Yahoo, Mollie Spillman, was of vacationing at the beach. She was trying to unwind from working at one of the largest internet companies in the country. While she took a moment away from the office to regain her humanity, she was replaced by Marissa Mayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poor Mollie found out 10 minutes before the news was announced to the entire company. Ouch.

A source close to the situation tells us Mayer informed the vacationing Spillman of the news only ten minutes before it broke.

“She was blindsided,” said this source. Mayer and Spillman have worked closely together in the weeks since she became CEO, and the fact that Mayer was looking for her replacement never came up.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/awkward-yahoo-ceo-marissa-mayer-hired-a-new-cmo-while-the-current-cmo-was-on-vacation-2012-8#ixzz254PrKMtV

I guess there really is no rest for the weary.

Zuckerberg Got Hitched, Not in a Hoodie

Mark Zuckerberg married 27year old Priscilla Chan Saturday. Although many internet jokes will surround this wedding, Zuckerberg opted for a traditional dress as did his new wife.

According to the lovely Esther Goldberg at EstherGoldberg.com:

Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28.

The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years.

A source authorized by the couple to speak said Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring “a very simple ruby.

At 28 Zuckerberg owns one of the most successful companies and is watching his finances soar since he went public. Perfect date, timing and dress.

Happy Trails and good luck to the happy couple!

Mark Zuckerberg Gets His Hoodie Freak On….On Wall Street

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Today Mark Zuckerberg showed up to his meeting with major Wall Street conglomerates wearing his signature hoodie. Next week Facebooks billion dollar stock will hit the market. This casual attitude made many bankers ‘uncomfortable’ feeling that Zuckerberg was ‘too immature’ to run the company.

Question? Inferiority complex much? Sounds like Wall Street could use some fashion advice from this 30 something year old seeing as Facebook now has 901 million users.

Suck it up seersucker suits. You’re yesterdays news and fashion statement. Let tech reign free!