Customers With Disabilities
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • BUSINESS

    Verizon Business Sites

  • WIRELESS
  • Services  
  • My Verizon  

    Email & Calls

    Check Email

    Verizon Visual 411

     

     

    Bill & Payment

    View Bill

    Pay Bill

    Pay Final Bill

    Manage Auto Pay

    Manage Paper Free Billing

    My Services

    Add or Change Services

    Renew or Change Bundle

    Review Account

    Manage My Internet

    Manage My Voice

     

  • Support  

    Community help

     

     

     

     

  • Watch FiOS  

    Watch thousands of your favorite TV shows and movies On Demand and Live. Rent or buy your favorites and watch them on any device. Or, check what's on tonight and program your DVR. You can do it all!

    Watch Free TV & Movies

     

     

    Rent or Buy

    Set your TV Viewing Experience

  • Trending  

    Check out this personalized, real-time feed featuring the latest content and entertainment from around the Web including new headlines, sports, entertainment and more.

     

     

     

     

     

    See what's Trending!

Lost Apples and High-Tech Grilled Cheese

by Employee on ‎09-02-2011 12:24 PM

weekly_RoundUp_AtHome.jpgMy goodness, Apple sure seems to have trouble keeping track of its stuff.     

 

This week, two men pled not guilty to charges of taking an iPhone 4 prototype an Apple engineer left in a German beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., and then selling it to gadget blog Gizmodo for $5,000.  Now we’re hearing that another Apple employee recently lost an iPhone prototype at the Cava22 bar inSan Francisco.  The phone ended up being sold for a mere $200 on Craigslist.  This prototype has yet to be recovered and the San Francisco Police are in hot pursuit.

 

But wait, there’s more!  Apple’s also looking to recover a prototype of a 3G MacBook that somehow made its way onto Craigslist, Ebay and even to an Apple Genius Bar for repair.  You can follow the notebook’s circuitous saga here

 

To top it all off, an Apple store in Stamford, Conn., recently provided a Genius Bar customer with internal company documents – rife with confidential information -- via the hard drive in a loaner computer.  The spare drive contained a backup of the store’s internal file server instead of a backup of the customer’s computer that was being repaired.  Ooops!  Apple has yet to recover the hard drive and its data.

 

Those of us who are still mourning the demise of the Flip video camera can take heart.  Flip’s inventor, Jonathan Kaplan, has emerged at the forefront of a perhaps even more exciting technology trend – grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

Yes, that’s right.  Grilled cheese.  To which I say, “Yum!”  Kaplan has opened the Melt, the first in a proposed chain of grilled-cheese restaurants, inSan Francisco.  And get this.  His main competitor is a neighboring sandwich shop – American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – run by a former Oracle manager and a former tech consultant. 

 

So, grilled cheese meets technology.  Delicious!  Kaplan has a special grill that runs apps to assure efficient, reliable toasting.  The Melt has a mobile-ordering system that’s compatible with smartphones.  The best news?  Kaplan has no plans to sell Melt to Cisco.

 

Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!

Comments
by on ‎09-05-2011 08:54 AM

Your point? Isn't Verizon wireless partnering with Apple to sell Apple products? I sure hope FiOS does not start selling turkeys at thanks giving, but it looks like if I am lucky, I may get img 1.9 for my STB by then. hahaha

Verizon at Home Blog
The first place for news of new Verizon products and services or upgrades to the ones you have. For service problems click here. Or check our Community Forums.

Please note: Please register as a member of the Verizon Community Forums to comment here.

       
About The Authors

Bob Elek

Manager - Media Relations

Photo of Maitreyi Krishnaswamy

Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with FiOS since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

Alberto Canal

Photo of Alberto Canal

Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy FiOS quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

Deidre Hart

Manager -- Media Relations

Photo of Deidre Hart

Deidre is a member of the consumer PR team and loves to talk everything FiOS and everything football. She’s also a happy Triple Play customer.

Phil Santoro

Photo of Phil

Phil has been extolling the virtues of FiOS ever since he had his Triple Play installed and can’t image how he ever managed without it. He writes about developing technologies that enable him to fuel his addiction to movies and sports whenever he wants, no matter where he is.

Caroline Wilson

Photo of Caroline

Caroline manages the Verizon FiOS Google+ page, capturing the latest in entertainment, technology, sports and everything in between. She loves using social media and the written word to extend the FiOS conversation.

Categories
Follow Verizon on Twitter
 

My Verizon

Support Tools

Watch FiOS

Trending

  • Visual 411