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Bad Apples

Check this out – LA cops seized $10 million worth of fake iPhones, iPods and other Faux-Apple products. The Los Angeles Port Police seized the counterfeit goods from several downtown warehouses as part of a massive two-month long bust. What they found, according to the LA Times: Counterfeit products with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million; stolen electronics, toys and...

Facebook Weight Loss Hack: Annoying!

I knew something was up when one of my buddies (who’s a slender 150 lbs. or so) posted on my wall that he was trying a new weight loss product. Scamware. I hate it. I can’t stand spyware, adware, scamware, malware…any ware for that matter. Crooked companies and affiliate commission-hungry cyber-geeks are getting awfully clever at pushing their products. It’s all a scam...

Dash cams everywhere (just not in Orlando)

When I moved to Orlando and started at WFTV-TV, I noticed we cover a lot of crime stories. A lot. Our reporters are very good at tracking down details about crimes that have occurred – and they do it quickly. Frankly, they have to if they want to get a story on the air. I covered one story about a guy who claimed that Orlando Police rammed his car and he wanted to be reimbursed. With dash...

Something a-brewin’ at Apple

Apple is promising a big announcement on Tuesday, taking over the homepage of its website with a teaser promising that tomorrow is a day “that you’ll never forget.” A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. “Below the message are a number of clocks tuned to different time zones that all...

Website discovery saves the day!

I had a near-disaster today. Since I live in Orlando, I don’t get all the Vikings games on TV. So I sent a Slingbox to my buddy (who lives in Minnesota) and I can watch the games on my Apple MacBook Pro with a HDMI converter that hooks into my TV. The Slingbox could be one of the coolest gadgets I’ve ever owned. With Slingbox, I can watch any games I’d normally miss (in HD as...

AT&T go bye-bye

A new report says Apple Inc. is getting ready to manufacture a new iPhone that works on cellular networks based on CDMA technology, a move that would allow the phones to be used by more carriers, including Verizon Wireless.
I was with Sprint for about 10 years. Then AT&T. This day couldn’t come soon enough!
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I reached to pick it up, and…

Horror.  I’ve had my iPhone 4 for less than a month. Now look. What an IDIOT. I was talking on the phone in the kitchen when I twitched and my beautiful, expensive brick of techno-gold slipped from my fingers. I flipped it over and saw the damage. I felt ill. Unbelievably, the phone still worked perfectly. So that was a relief. The reason why I tell this tale of woe is that I learned...

Skywitnessing it all from above

News helicopters are so cool. And they are such a valuable tool. I’ve never worked at a station that has a news helicopter until now. And boy, have I been missing out. Some of the pictures we get into our newsroom are unbelievable. At a moment’s notice, our chopper “Skywitness 9 HD” is in the air from Orlando Executive Airport en route to a breaking news story. Our...

iPad replacing news scripts? Down with War and Peace!

It’s a sight that takes my breath away. Not in a good way. Every morning they sit there, stacked perfectly, just waiting for me to rifle through, Sharpie-to-death and quickly file into the black rubber basket next to my chair. News scripts have a come a long way. They used to spit out from a massive printing machine in triplicate form. As an anchor early in my career, I remember squinting...

Remembering the Newton, Welcoming the iPad

The new iPad with WiFi will be out in March. The WiFi/3G combo will  be released in April. Either way, I think I’m going to be a part of its release. I’ve called Apple in hopes to review and test the new iPad for KVOA – in an effort to see if it’s worth the hype. Current feedback suggests it’s a glorified iPhone and really misses the mark and contains nothing...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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