Monthly Archives: May 2010

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iPad 3G Unboxing photos

Here are my iPad unboxing photos. I always tend to take unboxing pictures of all the gadgets I buy. And iPad is no different, especially because Apple’s packaging is a work of art of it’s own. Apple puts a great effort to make it’s packaging perfect: small, beautiful and recyclable. I took some 65 pictures, but here I’m going to publish just a few the best ones.

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iPhone repair

Last Friday I noticed that a thin crack appeared on my iPhone above the ringer switch. It’s quite a common problem, plaguing mainly white iPhones. You can see examples here, here and here. This are small thin hairline cracks appearing for no particular reason.
As soon as I noticed it I made an appointment for the Genius Bar at Apple Store in Brighton. I’ve read on the Internet that many people got their phones successfully replaced by Apple. To my surprise Genius actually told me that this fault does not impact the performance or function of the phone and for this reason refused to repaired it. He said that I can pay £140 to get my phone replaced with brand new republished unit. Of course I didn’t want to pay that much money to fix cosmetic problem of one year old phone.

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Second issue of WoW Official Magazine

On Saturday I got the second issue of official World of Warcraft magazine. It was a long wait, but well worth it! Overall the second issue feels to me a bit more mature and contemplated. The first one was a bit of everything, there was an article or column on just about any aspect of WoW, but nothing major in particular. Now magazine is clearly divided in to different sections, each containing well-structured material. Although topics in table of contents didn’t change this is just how I felt.
This issue has quite a few interesting articles about dragons and all their varieties, Cataclysm and what is going to be changed in the next expansion, ICC, old-school 40-man raids and much more. I particularly loved an exclusive interview with Blizzard quest designer team. It is always exciting to get a glimpse at what’s happening behind the scenes!