Words from Nerds #87: Holiday Gift Guide 2

Same3Guys Words from Nerds

Nerd News:

  • Apple finally releases iOS 4.2.1 for all iOS devices. Biggest change for iPad, but also works on iPhone/iPod Touch and the new 2nd gen AppleTV
  • Find My iPhone now a free app to all users (was part of $99 MobileMe subscription)
  • Netflix now officially offering monthly plan for streaming only. Increases cost of DVD plans.
  • Jealous? Verizon has upgraded FiOS up to 150Mb down/ 35Mb up.

Feature: Gift Ideas for your favorite Nerd

  • You’re sure to find something for your favorite nerds at the ThinkGeek Holiday Gift Center
  • Thinking about a digital photo frame? Think again as they top the list of least-wanted gifts this year.
  • Kindle e-books as gifts.
  • And students, are you checking the AcademicSuperStore?
  • Black Friday buying strategies
  • The best iPhone/iPad apps out there? Well, here are some of our faves.
    • Tom says:
      • World Mate Gold – travel itins in a snap
      • Weber Grill App – Mmmm food
      • SameThreeGuys app. Duh
      • Mobile Air Mouse – remote control from iPod Touch or iPhone to laptop
      • Tripcast by Jeep – live GPS tracking of your offroad (or onroad) journeys
    • Mike says:
      • Soundhound – better than Shazam, you can hum to it
      • Grocery IQ – make a shopping list by scanning stuff in your pantry
      • Pandora – don’t have your music with you? No problem.
      • Twitterific – clean interface great layout for iPad.
      • TwitPad – watch the happenings at the Twit Cottage – live!
      • Apple Remote – stream your iTunes music in your house
      • DirecTV – schedule recordings on your DVR when you’re away from home.
  • Don’t forget the iTunes Gift Card.

Nerd History:

  • Nov 23, 1963 – The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world’s longest running science fiction drama.
  • Nov 22, 1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • Nov 21, 2005 – XBOX 360 launched.