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Fridays With Uncle Fred 9/20/2013

Updated: Friday, September 20 2013, 08:16 AM CDT

This morning we talked a lot about the new Apple iPhones going on sale and the release of the iPhone iOS 7 upgrade.  As expected, folks had camped overnight outside the Apple store in the domain waiting for the new phones to go on sale at 8:00am.  One gentleman said he had spent many a night waiting for the debut of new Apple products dating back to the Apple II computer in the 1980s.

We demonstrated a couple of the upgrades of Apple’s new operating system.  The iOS upgrades your compass to include a high-tech level.  Lay your iPhone on an any surface and instantly tell if the surface is level.  And it does something an ordinary carpenter's level can’t do.  It tells you which direction you’re off so you can tilt it back to dead center.

We also has a special 25th anniversary visit from R.U. Steinberg aka Mr. Smarty Pants. Mr. Smarty Pants’ unique mix of trivia and history has been a fixture in the Austin Chronicle for 25 years.  In honor of his 25th anniversary, he shared with us a glimpse of life in Austin in the year he got started, 1988.

By Fred Cantu


Fridays With Uncle Fred 9/20/2013


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