Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Pope Tweets on an iPad For The First Time

The Pope Tweets on an iPad For The First Time

I don't know why this seems so fascinating to me!?! It is good to see that the Pope is exploring the iPad. Methinks they should have put it on a BulletTrain MagicStand ;-) These are truly fascinating days we are living in.

I was just having a conversation with my bandmate, Billy yesterday, and I was saying how it is such an amazing time to be alive today, in the sense the world is quickly moving into the digital age–and this event with Pope Benedict is a shining example of this fact.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sun Storm from NASA

Sun Storm from NASA

NASA took this photo of the Sun which was shot by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It shows the Sun spurting out a medium sized solar flare. Here are some fascinating facts regarding the sun:

• Located 92 Million miles from Earth
• Core temperature is approximately 27 Million degrees (Fahrenheit)
• Surface temperature is approximately 10,340 degrees (Fahrenheit)
• Sun is 4.5 Billion years old
• Traveling at the speed-of-light, it takes sunlight 8 minutes to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster [V8 Model N 420]

...I'm Too Sexy For Your Cat...

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster
[V8 Model N 420]

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Unlocking The Potential of Spotlight

Unlocking The Potential of Spotlight
from Cult Of Mac

Cult Of Mac just posted this great video that shows many power things you can do with the Spotlight search built into OS X.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Apple Facetime Genesis: Reality Is Better Than Science Fiction

Apple Facetime Genesis
Reality Is Better Than Science Fiction

It's amazing how all this new Apple technology, like Facetime is changing the world. In many ways, all this technology is fulfilling dreams and ideas that have been around for a long time.

In the same way an iPhone is light years ahead of Captain Kirk's communicator, Facetime is beyond the 1950s vision in the image above. (Yes that is a real illustration that you are looking at above, from the 1950s). I imagine reality is often better than science fiction.

Notice in the picture above, it shows the kids wearing raincoats with umbrellas, as they apparently are getting home from school, while the mother remains warm and dry in her kitchen as she prepares soup and sandwiches for her kids.

One of the obvious differences between the 1950s image and Facetime on the iMac, as seen above, and Facetime on the iPad, as seen below, is in the 1950s image, both women are holding corded microphones in their left hand. In other words, in the 1950s world, they artist did not foresee speakerphones.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The BulletTrain Express Travels To The Land Of The Rising Sun

...Aboard The BulletTrain Expesss In Japan...

The BulletTrain Express
Travels To The Land Of The Rising Sun

Zen & The Art Of The BulletTrain Express

When I was a small child, I used to collect and play with train sets. For as long as I can remember I was in awe of the original BulletTrains, known in Japan as the Shinkansen. The first BulletTrain ever to run on a track, ran in Japan. I have always had a deep respect for many Japanese aesthetics, and been inspired by the therapeutic nature of things like a Zen Garden, as well as being influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen.

As a matter of fact, I would go so far as to say the design philosophy at BulletTrain is one of Kaizen, or constant improvement and renewal.

Of course I could not help but notice the similarity between the photo of the Japanese Shinkansen BulletTrain in the photo above that is haulin' past Mt. Fuji, and the Apple desktop wallpaper of Mount Fuji from the Lion preview, which is pictured below ;-)

Kariya's BulletTrain Express In Japan

All the photos below are from a Japanese BulletTrain customer whose name is Kariya. Kariya is extremely fortunate to live just across the waterway from Mount Fuji. This first photo is taken from his back yard, and it shows Mount Fuji with cherry blossoms in bloom.

Click On Image For Great Desktop Wallpaper

In this next photo below, we see Kariya's Apple Mac Desktop setup before he purchased a BulletTrain Express Keyboard Platform. Notice he owned a Japanese Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard, and a Magic Trackpad.

On a sidenote, it is profound to see American designed goods in Japan. As a child growing up in the United States, it was common to see Japanese products like a Sony TV or Walkman in the U.S., and I think it is so cool that Kariya's setup has many Apple products.

So Kariya obviously saw the BulletTrain Express Keyboard Platform, and contemplated what it would look like if he purchased one. We see in the next photo, that Kariya took a 13inch MacBook Air and put a cover over the screen to simulate what the BulletTrain Express would look and feel like.

In this next photo, we set that Kariya took it a step further and not only photographed his Japanese layout Apple keyboard and Magic Trackpad, but in Photoshop, drew a line around it in red to see what the BulletTrain Express might look like!!!

In this next photo we see the final result after Kariya purchased his BulletTrain Express and got it all setup on his desk.

In this next photo we see another photo taken from Kariya's home which has this crazy/stunning view of Mount Fuji. As the designer of the BulletTrain Express, it makes me extremely proud to know that Kariya was able to make his desktop much more Zen-like with my product, and to know he benefits from it every day, as he looks out his window at Mount Fuji, makes me feel great!!!

Here is another photo Kariya too of Mount Fuji at Sunset. This is just stunning and makes great desktop wallpaper of Mount Fuji. It is also neat that Apple used a Mount Fuji Wallpaper for the preview of OS X Lion. It all kinda ends up being a déjà vu kind of thing ;-)

Apparently Kariya like to take photos of everything he enjoys, and he took these next to photos of his sushi.

It appears Kariya was so impressed, he purchased a second BulletTrain Express, which he also photographed as seen below.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Microsoft Previews Windows 8 Will Work Great with BulletTrain Express

Microsoft Previews Windows 8
Windows 8 Will Run on the BulletTrain Express

Microsoft recently shared this video of their next operating system which is codenamed as Windows 8. The team at BulletTrain couldn't help but notice and comment that is almost looks like it was made to be used with a BulletTrain Express. Especially with all the gesturing and clicking and swiping, and yes, the Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad already work great with Windows 7 and Vista.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Leo's Grandfather's 90th Birthday Gift His First iPad with a BulletTrain MagicStand

Leo's Grandfather's 90th Birthday Gift
His First iPad with a BulletTrain MagicStand

Leo is a sales rep for BulletTrain. His grandfather (pictured below) just celebrated his 90th birthday, and Leo gave him a brand new iPad 2, with a BulletTrain MagicStand. Leo's grandfather grew up in Russia, so imagine his delight when he saw how the iPad 2 had a Russian keyboard.

Leo's grandfather has a kid brother who lives on the east coast of the U.S., and they are both using Facetime to video-chat on the iPad 2's. This is not only an extremely heartwarming story, and it demonstrates how powerful the iPad 2 is. I argue that the iPad is the first truly "user-friendly" computer ever made. Leo's grandfather is now free from having to set a the "computer table" and can now use his iPad anywhere he wants. Really cool and thanks for sharing your experience with us Leo!!!

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