Speaking at Macworld 2010

I’ve been holding this news back for a few weeks, and I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the next Macworld in San Francisco from February 9-13, 2010. It may or may not be the last year of the Macworld Conference and Expo, but I’m very honored to be speaking at the conference. I’ve been going to the Macworld conference since 2006, and being the Apple fanboy that I am, it’s always fun, with or without Apple being part of the fun. I’ll be speaking at the Users Conference on February 12, 2010. My topic is called “Youth and Educational Tools” and I’ll be speaking on a variety of topics, from the iPhone, to Blackberry’s, to the Mac/Windows debate, and how this affects the youth, and especially the schools.

With more and more of the next generation bringing devices like the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices to school, what do teens really do with these devices? What’s hot and what’s not with the Mac and the iPhone/iPod? Hear from a high school senior employed in the tech industry how this is already changing schools and classrooms across the globe.With more and more of the next generation bringing devices like the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, and other devices to school, what do teens really do with these devices? What’s hot and what’s not with the Mac and the iPhone/iPod? Hear from a high school senior employed in the tech industry how this is already changing schools and classrooms across the globe.

I’ll be speaking on February 12, 2010 from 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM, so if your around at Macworld, come on by to my session! I can assure that it won’t be something you’ll want to miss. See you at Macworld 2010!

GMail vs. Mail.app

I recently ran into a big problem with Mail.app, my favorite email client for the Mac. I was writing a pretty long email (about two pages long) to the Teens in Tech Board. I was talking with our PR Advisor, Jeremy Pepper, and asked him to look over the message. I hit save as draft thinking the email would save, and closed the window. Little did I know that Mail.app did not save the message, and my whole letter was lost. I spent almost one hour working on this email, and was pretty frustrated when I found out it was gone for good. Continue reading “GMail vs. Mail.app”

TwitterFone

Many of you have heard the buzz of the awesome mobile service called TwitterFone on TechCrunch, CNET News, VoIP Now, Silicon Valley Watcher, and many more.

TwitterFone is free service that lets you update your Twitter feed using your voice from any mobile or cell phone. You call it, speak your tweet, and hang up. A short while later, your tweet will be posted on Twitter. TwitterFone was founded by Pat Phelan, Florian Seroussi, and David Marcus.

Our friends at TwitterFone were very kind to give us 10 TwitterFone invite codes. The first ten (10) people that email the special TwitterFone email address, will receive an invite. If you don’t get an invite, I will try to get more. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: I am all out of invites. If you would like invites, please talk to Pat Phelan or Florian Seroussi over Twitter. Thanks!

iPhone 3G App Crash

I have been having some problems with my iPhone 3G. Nothing big, but it still affected me. Every time I would try to open a application, and the phone would go back to the home screen. This happened on every application I downloaded from the App Store. I sent out a Twitter message, and got a reply from Aaron (@sonictonic on Twitter). He forwarded me to this MacRumors iPhone Story.

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iGot iPhone

On Saturday July 12, 2008, my parents and I went to the Apple Store Burlingame to purchase the new Apple iPhone 3G. We stood in line for about 3 hours, and then another hour in the store to activate the phones.

When all said and done, it was time to formally un-box my new iPhone 3G. I did get the White 16 GB iPhone 3G, instead of the Black 16 GB. I talked to Robert Scoble the night before, and he convinced me to get the White version. My mom did get a 8 GB Black iPhone 3G. I am still teaching her how to use everything, but she is getting the hand of it. Below are videos from walking into the store, and un-boxing our new iPhones!

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My Talk at Social Networking Conference

On Thursday, July 10th, I was a keynote speaker at the Social Networking Conference in San Francisco. My dad fortunately has Qik on his Blackjack II, so he Qikked my keynote. Here are some clips below:

http://qik.com//player.swf?streamname=06249e4c0710461e8a812673d8f4588d&vid=126320&playback=false&polling=false&user=vadimbr&userlock=true&islive=&currentUserName=anonymous

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Upcoming Conferences/Events for July 2008

I would like to take a moment to talk about the upcoming conferences/events I will be attending.

Taping of Gary Vaynerchuk’s 500th Episode of the ThunderShow on WineLibrary TV — July 10: San Francisco, CA

Social Networking Conference — July 10-11: San Francisco, CA

2008 Ypulse Nation Mashup — July 14-15: San Francisco, CA

SocialMediaCamp SF — July 15: San Francisco, CA

BlogHer SF Conference — July 18-20: San Francisco

The AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford — July 22-24: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Facebook f8 Conference — July 23: San Francisco

TechCrunch Event: Mobile Web Wars. Which Platform Will Win? — July 25: Menlo Park, CA

TechCrunch Event at August Capital — July 25: Menlo Park, CA

If you are going to attend any of theme events, let me know! Either leave a comment below, or contact me.